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  1. Men arrested after man injured by Rotherham gunfire

    Two men have been arrested after a man was injured following gunshots in Rotherham, police say.

    Alpha Road

    Officers were called to reports of a firearms discharge on Alpha Road at about 13:45 on Thursday.

    A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    Two men, aged 40 and 21, have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences and are being held in police custody.

  2. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will begin dry with occasional cloud breaks allowing some sunny spells.

    In the afternoon, it will be cloudy with occasional spells of light rain or drizzle.

    Tonight will be mostly dry and cloudy with some cloud breaks allowing occasional clear spells and strong winds throughout the night:

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  3. Labour announce candidate for South Yorkshire Mayor

    Labour have selected Oliver Coppard as their candidate for the South Yorkshire Mayoral election in May.

    Oliver Coppard

    Mr Coppard - who stood as Labour’s 2015 parliamentary candidate in Sheffield Hallam - said he was "proud and grateful" to be chosen to contest the vote.

    Dan Jarvis, the present incumbent and the Labour MP for Barnsley Central, announced in September he would not seek re-election.

    Other candidates already announced as standing in the election are Simon Biltcliffe, for The Yorkshire Party, and Bex Whyman, for the Green Party.

    The election will take place on 5 May.

  4. Woman knocked unconscious in Barnsley street attack

    An appeal for witnesses has been launched following an unprovoked attack which saw a woman knocked unconscious and treated in hospital after being pushed from behind.

    Peel Street, Barnsley.

    The 33-year-old victim was walking along Peel Street in Barnsley at about 02:00 on New Year's Eve when she was assaulted and fell, hitting her head.

    Police say the victim's face was swollen and bruised as a result of the incident.

    An investigation, including scrutiny of CCTV footage from the area, has so far failed to provide information, according to police.

    Officers are now asking for anyone who saw what happened, or with dash cam footage from the area at the time of the attack, to get in touch.

  5. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today is expected to be a largely dry and bright day with plenty of sunshine.

    The afternoon will see some patchy cloud, but it will stay mostly dry and sunny.

    Tonight will be a largely dry night with clear skies for all:

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