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McCabe 'bitterly disappointed' after losing court battle

Sheffield United co-owner Kevin McCabe has said he is "bitterly disappointed" after losing a High Court battle over the ownership of the club and is considering launching an appeal.

Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah
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Earlier a judge ruled Mr McCabe (above left) must sell his 50% stake in the Premier League side to co-owner Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (above right).

In a statement issued after the ruling, a spokesman for Mr McCabe said: "Kevin McCabe has been the longest serving director and/or owner of Sheffield United in the history of the club.

"For the McCabe family to have lost their connection with the football club in this manner and by way of this judgment is simply heart breaking.

"Serious consideration is now being given, with the advisers to Sheffield United Limited, to an appeal against the judgment."

Man who fell from car not suspicious - police

A man who fell from a vehicle in Sheffield city centre this morning is recovering in hospital.

The car

Derek Dooley Way was closed for a number of hours as police tried to work out what happened to lead to the injury.

The man was taken to hospital at about 10:15 following the incident which left him with a head injury.

It's not being treated as suspicious, police say.

Sheffield United 'delighted' as court case concludes

Sheffield United say they're "delighted" that a High Court battle between co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud over the ownership of the club has ended.

Bramall Lane
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Following the lengthy legal dispute Mr McCabe has been ordered to sell his shares in the club to Prince Abdullah for £5m.

It follows a falling out between the two men over the running of the Premier League club.

"After over 20 months of contentious litigation, the Club is delighted that this judgment brings an end to the uncertainty over Sheffield United's future ownership", a statement said.

"It allows us to focus our full attention on the season ahead."

Man taken to hospital after 'falling from car'

A man has been taken to hospital with injuries after "falling from a vehicle" on a major Sheffield road.

A police car at the scene

Derek Dooley Way has been closed from Savile Street to Furnival Road towards the Sheffield Parkway.

It happened at about 10:15, police say, with the injured man said to be in a stable condition.

The car involved

The road remains closed as police try to establish what happened.

Severe disruption: A61 South Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A61 South Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from A6135 Wicker to A57.

A61 South Yorkshire - A61 (Derek Dooley Way) in Sheffield closed and queues eastbound from the A6135 Wicker junction to Sheffield Parkway, because of a police investigation.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Blades owner Kevin McCabe ordered to sell shares in club

A judge has ruled Sheffield United co-owner Kevin McCabe must sell his share in the club to fellow owner Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud following a legal dispute.

Kevin McCabe
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The order follows a High Court battle between the two men who fought over the running of the Premier League club after falling out.

In his ruling Mr Justice Fancourt said Mr McCabe must sell his share in the club for £5m.

In a statement posted on Twitter Prince Abdullah said he was "delighted" with the result and said his priority now is to "secure our position in the top tier for many years to come".

He went on to say he was "fully committed to continued investment in both the First Team and the Academy".

Decision due in Sheffield United co-owners court battle

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The co-owners of Sheffield United are waiting for a judge's ruling after a High Court battle for control.

Kevin McCabe (left) and Prince Abdullah, pictured in September 2013
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British businessman Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah Bin Mosaad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (pictured above), a member of the Saudi royal family, fought over the running of the Premier League club after falling out.

Mr Justice Fancourt oversaw a trial at the High Court in London earlier this year, and is due to publish a ruling later today.

Sheffield United Ltd, a company controlled by Mr McCabe and his family, alleged "conspiracy" and "unfairly prejudicial conduct".

UTB LLC, a company controlled by Prince Abdullah, asked for declarations in respect of its rights under an investment and shareholders' agreement.

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be a dry and fine day today with temperatures up to 18C in places.

This evening there will be clear skies and lots of sunshine and it should stay dry overnight.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • The 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is running about eight minutes late
  • The 08:54 service from Sheffield to Plymouth is running about eight minutes late
  • the 08:56 from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is running about seven minutes late
  • The 09:02 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Sheffield picture archive buys 2,000 postcards at auction

More than 2,000 postcards from a huge collection featuring images of Sheffield from the past 100 years have been bought by Picture Sheffield following a fundraising appeal.

Sheffield United's 1914/15 FA Cup winning side

The postcards were among a collection of 10,000 sold at auction on Thursday for a total of £27,000.

Picture Sheffield, which is part of Sheffield City Council's Archives and Local Studies Service, said: "Thanks to generous public donations together with support from the Graves Trust we saved over 2,000 cards for Picture Sheffield.

"We secured a fantastic range of subjects including street scenes, sport, hospitals, pubs, transport, temperance, industry, Sheffield greetings cards, local elections, advertising, early aviation, World War I, schools, theatres, and many more."

Heckler tells PM to 'get back to parliament'

Boris Johnson has been heckled during a speech in Rotherham, where a man shouted he should "get back to Parliament".

'Get back to Parliament and sort it out'

During his speech at the Convention of the North, a man shouted: "Why are you not with [our MPs] in Parliament sorting out the mess that you have created? Why don't you sort it out, Boris?"

Mr Johnson replied: "I'm very happy to get back to Parliament very soon, but what we want to see in this region is towns and communities able to represent that gentlemen and sort out his needs."

Earlier, he had spoken about his plans to give mayors in the north of England more powers.

He said: "It is time we gave people more of a say in where they live.

"We're going to do devolution properly and are committed to getting Sheffield City region working, and we're looking at getting a mayor in Leeds and Yorkshire too."

Huge postcard selection sold at auction

A collection of more than 10,000 postcards showing various parts of Sheffield since the Victorian times has been sold at auction for almost three times its valuation.

A black and white postcard showing the great fire of Heeley in 1921. A burnt out building is shown with a heavily damaged roof. A chimney stack is to the left of the building with more damage being shown. The Midland Mainline railway is to the right of the building, which is still in use today, that took passengers from Sheffield to London.
Sheffield Auction Gallery

The collection, described as a pictorial history of the city, was put together by Tim Hale over the course of 50 years.

It was sold at auction on Thursday for £27,000, having originally been valued at about £10,000.

They included images such as Sheffield United's 1915 FA Cup win and the Great Fire of Heeley in 1921.

Northern politicians demand more help for regions

Northern politicians have made a new joint call for more help for the regions from Boris Johnson's Government.

Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool

Mayors and city leaders from Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield, along with business leaders, are meeting for the second Convention of the North in Rotherham.

In a joint article in The Times, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool city region mayor Steve Rotheram said: "To get this country working again, there is an urgent need to take power out of Westminster and give it to our great cities and regions."

Northern Powerhouse Minster Jake Berry told the BBC the Prime Minister is "mad keen" on devolution.

He said: "For devolution to work it has to reflect economic geographies; that's why we are so keen to complete the Sheffield City Region Deal [and] that's why we are keen to complete a West Yorkshire deal.

"What comes next and after that is up to the leaders of Yorkshire."

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle has been cancelled
  • the 09:35 service fro York to Reading has been cancelled
  • the 09:59 service from Doncaster to Reading had been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There's going to plenty of sunshine around today with temperatures up to 19C in places.

Overnight it should stay dry with temperatures getting down to about 7C.

Officers injured in police chase crash

Two police officers were injured in a crash following a pursuit in Sheffield yesterday.

A damaged police car

The incident happened at about 14:05 when a stolen grey VW Golf collided with two police cars on St Mary’s Roundabout in the city centre.

South Yorkshire Police said two police officers suffered minor injures in the collision.

Three men, aged 22, 23 and 27, were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and taken to hospital for checks.

The 23-year-old, who is thought to have been the driver, was further arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit.

Investigation under way after man stabbed in Sheffield

A man's being treated in hospital after being stabbed in Sheffield this afternoon, police have confirmed.

Spital Hill, Sheffield

The 35-year-old man was found injured after officers were called to Spital Street, near the junction of Saville Street, at about 14:15.

Spital Hill is currently closed until further notice and inquiries are under way.

No arrests have yet been made, police say.

Severe disruption: A6135 South Yorkshire both ways

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A6135 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from A61 Derek Dooley Way to Andover Street.

A6135 South Yorkshire - A6135 Spital Hill in Sheffield closed and it's very slow in both directions from the A61 Derek Dooley Way junction to the Andover Street junction, because of a police investigation.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Teen in 'stable condition' after Sheffield stabbing

A teenager who was stabbed in Sheffield yesterday is in a "stable condition" in hospital, police say.

Chancet Wood Drive

The 17-year-old was found on Chancet Wood Drive, Meadowhead, at about 15:05 by police who were attending an unrelated incident nearby.

Two 16-year-old boys, who were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, have been interviewed and released on bail.

Copter pilot's action avoids drone near-miss 'disaster'

A drone being flown within 3m of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) helicopter almost caused the "most unthinkable disaster", the charity has said.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The helicopter was returning to the YAA base at Nostell Air Support Unit near Wakefield at about 18:50 yesterday when the pilot had to avoid a "direct collision".

The drone was being flown at about 1,300ft, which is more than three times the legal limit for operators, according to the YAA.

Steve Waudby, YAA chief pilot, said: “We cannot stress enough the seriousness of what happened last night. The consequences don’t bear thinking about if a direct strike had occurred.

"Whether the operator is aware or not, they have put the lives of our crew in extreme danger."

YAA staff had spent most of yesterday working with the Civil Aviation Authority creating a drone awareness film, the charity added.

Postcards showing Sheffield's history to be sold at auction

A collection of more than 10,000 postcards are due to be sold at auction later.

A post card showing a fire

They feature images of Sheffield's transport, sporting events, politics, industry, entertainment and advertising.

The collection, described as a pictorial history of the city, was put together by Tim Hale over the course of 50 years.

The cards are valued at more than £10,000.

This card depicts the tram stop at Moorhead in the city centre

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There should be some decent sunny spells today for most of us though there may be a few showers on higher ground.

Temperatures could get up to about 23C in places:

Acts announced for World Cycling Championships fanzone

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, The Pigeon Detectives and The Feeling are to perform at the World Cycling Championships in Harrogate, which starts in 10 days time.

Jarvis Cocker

Sheffield's Jarvis Cocker (pictured) will be performing a DJ set in the Fan Zone on The Stray on Friday 27 September after the Men’s Under-23 Road Race.

Leeds' Pigeon Detectives take the stage on Saturday night, and The Feeling will help round off the Championships on Sunday after the Men’s Elite Road Race.

Yorkshire 2019 CEO Andy Hindley said: “These amazing musicians will definitely add to the carnival atmosphere inside the Fan Zone."

Chapel Walk scaffolding deadline is extended

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to remove scaffolding put up in Sheffield city centre two years ago have been delayed to allow developers time to prove work on a £4.6m building project is ongoing.

Scaffolding at Chapel Walk

Fargate Evolve were given until 6 September to remove the scaffolding on Chapel Walk before the council removed it themselves and forced them to pay.

However, the authority has granted an extension until Saturday after the developer, which said it took control of the site "a few weeks ago", said it was "looking forward to recommencing work".

Some traders in Chapel Walk say the scaffolding has resulted in a huge loss of trade.

Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment, said: “We have issued a notice regarding the removal of the scaffolding and hoarding, and have been informed in the course of our ongoing dialogue with the developer that there is a credible prospect of the development now continuing.

“To allow the developer to evidence this and to show if and how they will finally quickly progress the development we have allowed a week’s extension to the notice until Saturday."

Watch: Homophobic hate crime charges fall as reports soar

Fewer people are being prosecuted for homophobic hate crime, despite police calling on victims to come forward.

A BBC Radio 5 Live investigation found the numbers of people reporting such crimes across the UK more than doubled in the last five years to more than 13,000.

Charges or court summons fell by 10% during the same period.

Lily Cherry, from Woodseats in Sheffield, spoke to the BBC about her experiences:

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a very mild start to the day with a few outbreaks of rain in places.

This afternoon there could be one or two isolated showers but for most of us it'll be dry with temperatures up to 21C.

Reports of homophobic hate crime rise in Yorkshire

The rise in the number of reports of homophobic hate crimes to two of Yorkshire's police forces are among the most dramatic in the country, figures suggest.

Hate graffiti
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It comes as new figures show fewer people are being prosecuted despite rising numbers of potential victims coming forward.

West Yorkshire Police has seen reports increase from 172 to 961 over the past five years, while South Yorkshire police has seen reports rise from 73 to 375.

Angela Williams, of West Yorkshire Police, said rising reports were in part down to "improvements in the way we record crime and the fact that many victims have the confidence to come forward".

The proportion of crimes resulting in a charge or summons, however, fell over the same time, from 19% to 4% in West Yorkshire and from 10% to 3% in South Yorkshire.

homophobic hate crime figures

Across the UK as a whole recorded reports of homophobic abuse increased from 5,807 in 2014-15, to 13,530 in 2018-19.

But during the same period, the number of prosecutions fell from 1,157 to 1,058 - from 20% of all reports to 8%.

The National Police Chiefs' Council said those cases often involved a lack of witnesses and evidence.

Free bus from Sheffield to Bridlington to boost tourism

Holidaymakers are being offered free bus travel to an East Yorkshire seaside resort in a bid to boost tourism outside of summer.

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The bus will ferry 48 people more than 80 miles from Sheffield to Bridlington for a weekend in October.

The idea has come from businesses in Bridlington which are keen to promote the town out of season.

If successful, it is hoped the "Brid Bus" will be available from other cities and towns.

Kerry Carruthers, chief executive of Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District, said Sheffield was chosen to trial the project after research showed many people in the city wanted to visit the resort.

Man charged after Sheffield 'machete' incident

A man who allegedly brandished a machete in front of a car full of people in Sheffield has been charged with a number of offences.

Weston Street

South Yorkshire Police said the man was arrested in connection with an incident in Weston Street, in Netherthorpe, on Sunday evening.

The force said he has been charged with attempted robbery, common assault and threatening a person with a bladed article.

Geoffrey Boycott: MPs react to knighthood

Two of Yorkshire's MPs have reacted to the news that Geoffrey Boycott has been awarded a knighthood.

Geoffrey Boycott
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Boycott was one of 57 names to whom Theresa May awarded knighthoods in her resignation honours list.

Sheffield Heeley's Labour MP Louise Haigh described him as an "embarrassment to Yorkshire" on Twitter.

But Conservative MP for Selby, Nigel Adams, said he was "delighted" for Mr Boycott.

Mr Adams said: "It's a great honour. Some would say it's been a long time coming. Today is about celebrating this wonderful honour. I'm so pleased for him."

Domestic abuse charities and the Labour Party said the honour should be removed from the ex-cricketer, who was convicted of beating his girlfriend in France in 1998.

Boycott has always denied the assault.

He has said he "couldn't give a toss" about criticism over Theresa May awarding him a knighthood.

Fire crew cuts 'could be reversed if finances improve'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A move to cut fire crew numbers in South Yorkshire is being recommended to go ahead but with a promise the move will be reversed if finances improve.

A South Yorkshire Fire engine
Local Democracy Reporting Service

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has proposed a drop from five to four crew members on each engine as part of plans to save £4m.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority are now being asked to approve the change when they meet on Monday.

A report to be considered by fire authority members states four person crews are used by "at least 17 other fire and rescue services nationwide" but adds that the measure is "is easily reversible if the service’s funding situation improves".

The Fire Bridges Union has previously said said the changes will affect safety.

Drone used to find stolen £70,000 machine

A stolen telehandler has been found abandoned in dense bushes by police using a drone.

A telehandler
South Yorkshire Police

The £70,000 machine was stolen on Friday and hidden in woodland in the Longley area of Sheffield.

Police officers using a drone managed to find it and return it to a "very happy" owner.

Firefighters to be given extra mental health help

Firefighters in South Yorkshire will have specialist help put in place following traumatic incidents, the fire service has announced.

A firefighters with a hose

It's being done to "ditch stigmas and change the culture around mental illness", according to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Fire crews who deal with traumatic incidents will be offered support from specialists from the British Red Cross and a 24/7 telephone counselling scheme has been launched for staff.

We already offered lots of support to our staff, but it’s only right that we look to continually review and update the support we offer, adopting learning from other sectors and making our organisation the best it can possibly be as a place of work.”

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Alex JohnsonSouth Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It will be a fairly pleasant day today with highs of about 19C.

However, overnight the cloud will thicken and rain will move in from the west.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • The 08:20 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about 28 minutes late
  • The 08:21 service from Leeds to Scarborough is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:31 service from Bradford Forster Square to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Burley Park has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 22 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Arrest after man seen with sword on Sheffield street

A man has been arrested after someone was seen with a samurai sword in Sheffield at the weekend.

Batemoor Road

Police were called to reports of a man attacking another man with the weapon at about 15:00 on Saturday in Lowedges.

Armed police helped arrest two men and a woman for public order offences and possession of an offensive weapon on Batemoor Road.

One woman was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Appeal over missing 14-year-old boy

Samantha Fisher

BBC News Online

A 14-year-old boy has gone missing from Derbyshire.

Ieuan Jones was visiting family in Walton-on-Trent and was last seen at their house at about 21:00 last night.

He has been described as white, slim, 5ft 9in tall with short brown hair, and was last seen wearing blue Nike trainers, and dark blue jogging bottoms and a striped T-shirt.

Derbyshire Police said he has friends in Manchester and Sheffield and officers are asking people in those cities to share their appeal.

Ieuan Jones
Derbyshire Police