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Magid Magid becomes Green Party MEP

Magid Magid
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Magid Magid

Sheffield's flamboyant former Lord Mayor Magid Magid has been elected an MEP by the Yorkshire and the Humber electorate.

A former refugee, Mr Magid was Sheffield City Council's first Green Party mayor and its youngest at 29.

He took to Twitter to thank voters after the result was announced:

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In summary: Yorkshire and Humber results

The Brexit Party is up by 36.5% - and UKIP's vote share fell by 26.8%.

Labour and the Conservatives are down by 13% and 12% respectively.

The Lib Dems increased their vote share by 9.3% - the Greens by 5.1%.

Turnout in the area was 33% - pretty similar to the turnout in the last European elections in 2014.

Shiregreen child deaths: What we know so far

Police and forensic teams continue to investigate what happened after six children were taken to hospital and two later died in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield.

Policewoman hanging a balloon and flowers to a pole
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Here's what we know so far:

  • Six children were taken to hospital
  • Two boys, aged 13 and 14, died shortly afterwards
  • Four others - aged seven months, three, 10, and 11 - are conscious and remain in hospital for treatment
  • A man, 37, and a woman, 34, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody
  • A post-mortem examination is due to take place
  • Extra police patrols will be carried out over the weekend, but police say there is "no wider risk to the community"
  • The Air Ambulance used the grounds of nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy to land
  • The incident was not a shooting, according to police, despite social media rumours to the contrary
  • A number of police cars and ambulances have been at the scene
  • The incident is no longer "live" but inquiries are ongoing, according to police

'Support for pupils' after Shiregreen child deaths

A school in Sheffield says it will be providing support to students and staff after two of its pupils died following an incident at a nearby house.

Firth Park Academy
BBC

Firth Park Academy said the deaths came "as a huge shock to everyone".

Terrible things can happen in life and there are specialists there to help and who are now helping. We must all look after each other. Be respectful and kind in any communications over the holiday and be aware that the police are monitoring social media sites very carefully.

Firth Park Academy

It urged anyone who is "upset or worried" to contact the NSPCC or Childline.

Police 'reassure safety' in Shiregreen after child deaths

South Yorkshire Police are reassuring people living in Shiregreen after two children died following an incident at a house in the area:

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School 'offers condolences' over Shiregreen child deaths

A school has offered condolences after two teenage boys died following an incident in Shiregreen.

The school confirmed the two boys who died were pupils attending the school.

Police officer
BBC

It is with great sadness that we can confirm that two of our students, died in tragic circumstances this morning. As this is a Police matter, we are not able to provide any further detail at the moment. Our deepest condolences are with the family and their friends during this difficult time.

Shiregreen police officers receiving 'support'

Police officers who were called to a house in Sheffield where six children were taken to hospital and two later died are receiving "support" from South Yorkshire Police, a detective says during a press conference.

Supt Paul McCurry
BBC

Speaking earlier, Supt Paul McCurry said it was "too early to tell what the injuries are".

We received an independent call for assistance to come to this road . Police officers responded and as a result the tragic events unfolded for our officers. As you can appreciate we are supporting some of our officers who had to respond to this location.

Supt Paul McCurrySouth Yorkshire Police

A 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Sheffield 'incident': Two boys die in Shiregreen
A man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering the boys, aged 13 and 14.

Shiregreen incident investigation 'early stages'

At a press conference following an incident in Sheffield which left two children dead and four more in hospital, police say they are trying to establish what happened.

Six children were hospitalised after an incident at a house in Shiregreen at about 07:30 BST. Two boys, aged 13 and 14, died a short time later. Four others, including a seven month old baby and a three-year-old, remain in hospital receiving treatment.

Speaking earlier, Supt Paul McCurry, of South Yorkshire Police, said officers were "working hard to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding this incident".

As you can appreciate this is at the very early stages of the investigation. Our detectives are supporting the family. The family are aware of the circumstances and our enquiries will continue to develop during the day.

Supt Paul McCurrySouth Yorkshire Police

A man, 37, and a woman, 34, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

'Extra patrols' after children die in Sheffield

There will be extra patrols over the weekend near the house where two children were taken to hospital and later died.

A police officer outside the house
PA

Two people, a 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

It was an isolated incident, South Yorkshire Police said at an earlier media conference.

There will be a police cordon outside the house on Gregg House Road for a few hours, Supt Paul McCurry said.

'No wider risk to Shiregreen community', police say

Police investigating an incident in Sheffield which left two children dead and four more in hospital say there is "no wider risk to the community".

Press conference
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Six children were taken to hospital at about 07:30 following an incident at a house in Shiregreen. Two boys, aged 13 and 14, died a short time later and a 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested.

During a press conference earlier at the scene, Supt Paul McCurry said the four children would remain in hospital "for the next few hours" and their injuries were not life-threatening.

I'm aware of wider speculation regarding the use of weapons. At the moment there is no wider risk to the community in Sheffield... This is an isolated incident and there is no cause for alarm... We're not looking for anyone else.

Supt Paul McCurrySouth Yorkshire Police
Forensic officers
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Post-mortem examinations will take place later today, he added.

Investigations continue after children's deaths

Forensic officers are continuing their investigations in Sheffield this afternoon after a serious incident which has left two children dead and four more being treated in hospital.

Forensics officers
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Two people have arrested on suspicion of murder after police officers were called to reports of concerns for safety at a property in Shiregreen, at about 07:30.

The 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the deaths of two boys, aged 14 and 13.

Cordon
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Four other children remain in hospital. Their condition is not life threatening, police say.

Forensic officers arrived at the property at about midday, with a number of teams now working near the house.

Four children 'conscious' after Sheffield incident

Four children being treated in hospital after an incident at a house in Sheffield which left two other children dead are conscious and their injuries are not life-threatening, police say.

Two teenage boys died following the incident, at a house in Shiregreen, which happened at about 07:30 this morning.

At a media conference a few moments ago, Supt Paul McCurry, from South Yorkshire Police, said the surviving children were being supported by officers.

He added that police are not looking for anybody else in relation to the deaths and he described the incident as "isolated".

Two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Post-mortem examinations are yet to take place into the teenagers' deaths, police have said.

Shiregreen 'deeply shaken' over child deaths - MP

The deaths of two boys in Shiregreen, Sheffield, following a serious incident this morning have "shaken" the community, according to the constituency's MP.

Forensic teams
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Gill Furniss, Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, which covers Shiregreen, said she was deeply saddened by the deaths of the boys, aged 13 and 14, after the incident at a house on Gregg House Road.

She said: "My deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of the children who have lost their lives and also with those who are currently in the care of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

“Shiregreen is a strong community, but I know the whole area is deeply shaken by what has happened here.

"I would like to thank hard-working South Yorkshire Police and the NHS staff for their response in such a difficult situation.”

Four children remain in hospital following the incident.

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

Sheffield murder probe: Media conference to be held

A media conference is expected to be held shortly following the deaths of two boys in Sheffield.

Reporters
BBC

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder, while another four children are being treated in hospital following the incident in Shiregreen.

More details as we get them.

In pictures: Police guard house after children die

This is the scene outside a house in Sheffield this afternoon following the deaths of two teenage boys.

Officers were called to the property at about 07:30 this morning, but have since released a statement saying two boys aged 13 and 14 have died.

Two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder, while a further four children are being treated in hospital:

Forensic teams
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Police 'working hard' to find out how two children died

Officers are "working hard" to find out how two children died in a serious incident in Sheffield, South Yorkshire Police has said.

Det Ch Insp Simon Palmer, from South Yorkshire Police, says detectives and specialist officers remain in the area following the deaths of the two boys, aged 13 and 14.

It follows emergency services being called to the house in Shiregreen at about 07:30 this morning.

Det Ch Insp Palmer said: "We will remain in the area this afternoon and into the evening carrying out inquiries and providing reassurance.

"I appreciate the events of this morning have caused concern locally but I’d like to reassure you that there is no wider risk to the community.

"We will be providing regular updates when we are able to. If anyone does have concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to an officer in the area.

"To allow the investigation to progress, I would please ask that people are mindful of what they are posting on social media and the potential distress this may cause."

Sheffield incident: Murder arrests after two children die

Two children who were taken to hospital following a police incident this morning have died, police have confirmed.

Forensic teams in Sheffield
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The boys, who are aged 14 and 13, were two of six children who were taken to hospital earlier.

Four other children, aged 11, 10 and three years old and seven months old, remain in hospital.

The cause of death is yet to be established, according to police.

Two people, a 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Emergency services were called to the house in Shiregreen, at about 07:30 this morning to reports of concerns for safety.

Air ambulance
Natalie Simpkins

BreakingTwo children die following Sheffield 'incident'

Two children have died and two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after an incident at a house in Sheffield earlier.

More to follow...

Sheffield Shiregreen incident: What we know now

There's still a large police presence in part of Sheffield after six children were taken to hospital and two people were arrested during a serious "police incident" earlier.

An air ambulance
Natalie Simpkins

Here's what we know so far:

  • The incident happened at a house in Shiregreen at about 07:30 this morning
  • The Air Ambulance used the grounds of nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy to land
  • The incident was not a shooting, according to police, despite social media rumours to the contrary
  • A number of police cars and ambulances have been at the scene all morning
  • The incident is no longer "live" but inquiries are ongoing, according to police
  • Forensic teams are now at the house believed to be at the centre of the incident

Sheffield Shiregreen incident: Forensic teams on scene

Forensic officers have arrived at the scene of an incident in Sheffield where six children were taken to hospital and two people were arrested earlier this morning.

Forensic teams arriving
PA

Police officers were called at about 07:30 to reports of concerns for safety at a property in Shiregreen.

A Crime Scene Investigation van has now arrived at the house on Gregg House Road.

A police cordon remains in place at the scene as inquiries continue in the area.

'A pretty serious incident' - Shiregreen resident

A Shiregreen resident has spoken about the moment police officers descended on the Sheffield street earlier this morning during an incident which saw six children being taken to hospital.

Cordon at scene
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Aaron Brunskill said residents came out onto the road at about 08:00 to find about 15 police cars and four ambulances on the scene.

"The police weren't telling us anything. I know there's children there. There's unconfirmed reports about everything," said Mr Brunskill.

Police officers at Hartley Brook
PA

During the incident, an Air Ambulance landed at Hartley Brook Primary Academy, which is adjacent to the road.

A BBC reporter at the scene says the school wasn't involved in the incident, which police confirmed started after reports of concerns for safety at a property nearby.

"Everyone said the first one out had to be resuscitated in the ambulance and it was a pretty serious incident. Everyone got took away in an ambulance," Mr Brunskill added.

At the scene: Big police presence remains in Shiregreen

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

Police officers are standing outside what looks like a semi-detached 1930s house here in the Shiregreen area of the city.

It's adjacent to Hartley Brook Primary Academy, where an Air Ambulance landed this morning.

An air ambulance
Natalie Simpkins

Police have confirmed it's not a shooting-related incident.

What we do know is that six children were taken to hospital and two people were arrested as a result of the incident.

We've spoken to people who live in the area who've told us there was an awful lot of police activity at about 07:30 this morning.

Police cars and four ambulances were seen on Hartley Brook Road near to the school.

At the moment, a sizeable police presence remains in the area and detectives are busy carrying out door-to-door inquiries.

Sheffield incident 'no longer live'

Police in Sheffield have just tweeted saying that the incident in Shiregreen this morning is "no longer live".

Six children were taken to hospital and two people have been arrested following the incident which happened at about 07:30:

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Sheffield incident 'not a shooting' - Police

No shots were fired at a house in Sheffield this morning which was at the centre of a major "police incident", the force has confirmed.

South Yorkshire Police has issued this clarification after online speculation over the nature of the incident which saw officers called to a house in Shiregreen at about 07:30 this morning.

Six children were taken to hospital and two people were arrested following reports of concerns for safety at a property.

Photos show the grounds of the nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy were used by the Air Ambulance to land.

South Yorkshire Police officers have been conducting house-to-house inquiries and a cordon remains place in the area.

Road closed due to 'police incident' in Sheffield

A road is closed following a major "police incident" in Sheffield this morning.

Six children have been taken to hospital and two people have been arrested, South Yorkshire Police confirmed.

The latest photos show a large police cordon in place on a road in Shiregreen.

A police car
BBC

Police officers have been at the scene since 07:30 this morning, the force added.

More details as we get them...

Sheffield 'police incident'

Six children were taken to hospital as a result of a "police incident".

Two people have also been arrested after police were called to reports of concerns for safety at a property in Shiregreen.

The Air Ambulance used nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy as a landing site.

There will be a "significant police presence" at the scene throughout the day as officers continue inquiries, South Yorkshire Police confirmed.

More information as we get it...

Six children taken to hospital after 'police incident'

Six children have been taken to hospital and two people have been arrested after an incident at a house in Sheffield.

The air ambulance
Natalie Simpkins

Police were called to reports of concerns for safety at a property in Shiregreen.

It's believed grounds at the nearby Hartley Brook Primary Academy were used by the Air Ambulance to land.

There will be a "significant police presence" at the scene throughout the day as officers continue inquiries, South Yorkshire Police confirmed.

Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May is to quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for contest to decide new UK prime minister.

Theresa May
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In an emotional statement in Downing Street Mrs May said she had "done my best" to honour the EU referendum result.

It would remain a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.

BreakingTheresa May to quit as leader on 7 June

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday 7 June.

Theresa May
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'Police incident' at Sheffield primary school

There is an ongoing "police incident" at a Sheffield primary school, South Yorkshire Police has confirmed.

Hartley Brook Primary Academy
Google

It's happening at Hartley Brook Primary Academy on Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen.

One local resident has told the BBC that the air ambulance and police officers have been in attendance.

We'll bring you more on this story when we get it...

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Gillian Brown

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It should be dry and fine today, with light winds and a good deal of sunny spells.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire weather: Sunny start and staying warm

There will be a good deal of dry, warm and sunny weather today, with some patchy cloud likely to develop.

One or two showers may also form this afternoon, although these will be isolated.

Any showers will fade this evening, to leave it dry overnight with clear periods and perhaps one or two mist patches:

Weather graphic
BBC

Witness appeal after 16-year-old boy shot in Sheffield

Police officers in Sheffield have renewed an appeal for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was left with leg injuries when he was shot.

Spital Lane
Google

The boy was taken to hospital after the incident which happened at about 00:10 on Sunday on Spital Lane, Spital Hill.

Officers are expected to be on the streets in Burngreave over the next few days carrying out reassurance patrols.

Anybody who saw what happened or has any information about the incident is asked to get in touch with South Yorkshire Police.

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 so far.

However, the 07:42 Bradford Interchange to Leeds service is reported to have been cancelled.

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

Sheffield firefighters' bonfire plea

Emergency crews in South Yorkshire have issued a warning to people considering starting bonfires after being called to one which had gone out of control yesterday.

A fire
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Firefighters tackled the blaze on Horninglow Road in Sheffield at about 19:30.

While it started as a "controlled burn", the fire had soon spread - prompting a call to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

The service is asking people to think again about starting non-essential bonfires during warmer weather.

Witnesses describe tram crash that left man injured

Two witnesses have spoken about how they helped a man who was hit by a tram in Sheffield overnight.

The tram on West Street
@TheWildeRobin

Earlier we told you that a 39-year-old man was in hospital after being hit by the tram at about 22:20 on West Street.

He suffered serious head injuries, with two men rushing to help.

Mohammed Bux, a dental student at Sheffield University, heard the tram brake and a horn and saw a man injured.

He said: “It was paralyisng and even though I’m medically trained for emergency situations I guess it’s different in the moment.”

A police cordon
BBC

Using a hoodie and a jumper, Mohammed and friend Hassun El Zafar tried to stem the bleeding as an ambulance was called.

Hassun said people tried to help the man. He added: "It says a lot about the city that so many people stopped, we were just trying to help. I really hope he’s OK.”

South Yorkshire Police continues to appeal for witnesses to the crash.

Tram injury man seen 'having argument' before crash

A man who suffered serious head injuries when he was hit by a tram in Sheffield last night was seen having an argument with two men moments before the crash.

The tram last night
@TheWildeRobin

The 39-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit by the vehicle at about 22:20 last night on West Street, outside Piccolos restaurant.

Much of the area around the crash site was cordoned off overnight.

It's thought the two men he was seen arguing with might be able to help South Yorkshire Police with their inquiries.

A tram on West Street
BBC

The force continues to appeal for witnesses.

Helicopters called to rescue walker after fall

A large-scale rescue operation had to be launched after a woman fell while out walking in South Yorkshire yesterday.

Rescuers and a helicopter
Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team was called at about 15:30 on Wednesday after the woman fell near the Woodhead Pass.

An air ambulance and coastguard helicopter were needed to help get her to the Northern General hospital in Sheffield.

Rescuers helping the woman
Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team

She fell at Middle Black Clough, with the mountain rescue team needing to winch her to safety.

Rescuers and a helicopter
Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team

The team praised the helicopter crew for their "very skilled piloting" in a tricky situation and wished the woman, who was taken to hospital for treatment, a speedy recovery.

Thousands of bags of litter cleared in roads spring clean

More than 5,000 bags of litter have been collected from Yorkshire's motorways over the last two months in a big spring clean, Highways England has revealed.

Litter pickers
HIghways England

The organisation's "litter champion", Tim Calvert, says: "Staff found settees, microwaves, a carpet and even a mattress dumped at the side of the M1 and M18."

Rubbish bags
Highways England

Nationally, about 200,000 bags of litter are collected from UK motorways every year, according to Highways England.

Police scour CCTV after male hit by tram in Sheffield

This is the scene this morning after a male was injured when he was hit by a tram in Sheffield last night:

A tram near the scene
BBC

It happened at about 22:20 on West Street outside Piccolo's restaurant.

Much of Glossop Road and Convent Walk was taped off by police following the crash which left the male with head injuries.

A tram
@TheWildeRobin

CCTV pictures are now being looked at by officers in a bid to find out how the male ended up on the tram tracks, South Yorkshire Police has confirmed.

Police tape
BBC

The force is asking anyone with information or who saw what happened to get in touch.

Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today will be dry and fine with sunny periods and just a little patchy cloud.

Watch my full forecast here: