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Fire service: Almost 300 people rescued

The fire service says it has helped rescue more than 300 people from flooded properties in South Yorkshire.

A fire boat
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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service says it's had 2,550 emergency calls since last week Thursday.

Help from a number of other fire and rescue services from across the country meant 75,000,000 litres of water has been pumped out of affected areas.

That's the equivalent of 30 Olympic-sized swimming pools,

Rotherham stab death: Two in court charged with murder

A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with murdering a 26-year-old man who was stabbed in the chest.

Zygimantas Kromelys
South Yorkshire Police

Zygimantas Kromelys was found by emergency services at a house on Denman Street, in Eastwood, Rotherham, at about 21:30 GMT on Sunday.

Lithuanian nationals Dimitrijus Jakimovas, 32, and Indre Barysaite, 29, both of Denman Street, were remanded in custody after appearing at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

They are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Kromelys, also from Lithuania, died from a stab wound to the chest.

Yorkshire batsman Nicholas Pooran given ball-tampering ban

BBC Sport

Yorkshire and West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran has been banned from his country's next four Twenty20 internationals after he admitted to tampering with the ball.

Nicholas Pooran
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Pooran, 24, played for Yorkshire in this year's T20 Blast and will return to Headingley as an overseas player next summer.

He was caught on camera using his thumb to scrape the ball and seam during the third and final match of the Windies one-day series win over Afghanistan.

"Pooran was charged with violating Article 2.14 of the code, which relates to 'changing the condition of the ball'," a statement from the International Cricket Council, cricket's world governing body, read.

"He will now miss the next four T20I games for the West Indies and will have five demerit points added to his record."

South Yorkshire flood appeal hits £110k

A crowdfunding campaign to help people affected by flood water in South Yorkshire has raised more than £110,000.

A person rescues a dog from a flooded home
PA Media

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation set up the appeal last week, raising money to support families and local people who have been displaced from their homes.

More than 1,000 people have so far donated money to the appeal.

Friday 'earliest' day for Rotherham Central rail services

Flooding in South Yorkshire is still affecting some travel routes.

Rotherham station
Alan Epton

No trains can call at Rotherham Central, according to National Rail Enquiries.

There is no road replacement available to call at the station due to local road closures.

The "earliest" estimate for the line to reopen at Rotherham Central is Friday, it adds.

Two charged with murder over man's stab death in Rotherham

A man and a woman have been charged with the murder of a man in Rotherham at the weekend.

Denman Street
Google

Emergency services were called to a house in Denman Street, Eastwood, at about 21:30 on Sunday, following reports a 26-year-old man was seriously injured.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

While his family are aware, the man has not yet been formally identified, police say.

A post-mortem examination has concluded he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

Dimitrijus Jakimovas, 32, and Indre Barysaite, 29, both of Denman Street, Rotherham, have been charged with murder.

They have been remanded into custody and are due to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court later.

Anyone with information about what happened is being asked to contact police.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham to J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct.

M1 South Yorkshire - It's heavy on M1 southbound from J35, A629 (Rotherham) to J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a break down earlier. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Five 'severe' flood warnings for South Yorkshire removed

Five "severe" flood warnings along the River Don in South Yorkshire have been removed, but 20 flood warnings, meaning "flooding is expected", remain in place.

Flooded street in South Yorkshire
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There is a yellow "be aware" warning for heavy rain to hit the area tomorrow.

In Doncaster, 500 homes have been flooded with more than 1,200 properties evacuated.

Yesterday, the Prime Minister announced 100 Army personnel will be deployed to support the recovery effort in South Yorkshire.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35A for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J35a, A616 (Stocksbridge), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Man shot in the leg in Derbyshire village

Amy Woodfield

BBC News

Police are investigating a firearm discharge in Killamarsh where a man was shot in the leg.

It happened at a house in Norwood Crescent just before 22:00 on Saturday.

Norwood Crescent
Google

The man's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Derbyshire Police have said they would like to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time.

Further rain will "put a hold on drying out process"

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

BBC weather presenter Paul Hudson says rain forecast to fall in South Yorkshire over the coming days will not be "anywhere near the same magnitude" as it was last week when more than a months worth of rain fell in 24 hours.

Woman in rain
PA Media

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield he said: "I can't see there being further river flooding but what it is going to do is slow down the process of those rivers falling back down to normal levels.

"Where houses are still flooded it's going to prolong the time it's going to take to dry things out."

Family friend pays tribute to brothers murdered by parents

A friend of two teenage boys murdered by their mother and father has described them as "beautiful, confident, and outgoing boys, who both had a bright future ahead of them".

Blake and Tristan Barrass
Family photo

Blake (above left) and Tristan Barrass (above right), aged 14 and 13, were strangled to death by Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin at their home in Shriegreen, Sheffield, in May.

Speaking outside Sheffield Crown Court ,where Barrass and Machin were both jailed for a minimum of 35 years, family friend Matthew Saunders said "daily life will never be the same".

"A piece of all our hearts died on 24 May 2019, which we will never get back," he said.

"Blake and Tristan leave a huge empty void in our lives, and we did not get chance to say goodbye.

"We are relieved justice has been served, but it should never have come to this."

Operation launched to clean swans caught in oil spill

Swans affected by an oil spill caused by the severe floods in South Yorkshire are being cleaned and cared for at a wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Swans
RSPCA

The RSPCA facility at Stapeley Grange said it had so far helped 38 swans affected by the spill in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire canal, with a further 25 animals expected.

Swans
RSPCA

The birds had been at risk of hypothermia, it said.

Swans
RSPCA

The oil came from an upturned barge in Rotherham and leaked from cars trapped in flood water.

An emergency fundraising appeal has begun to help with the rescue and rehabilitation.

Mother and father jailed for killing teenage sons

A mother who murdered two of her sons and plotted to kill four more out of fear they would be taken into care has been jailed for at least 35 years.

Barrass, 35, and Machin, 39
South Yorkshire Police

Sarah Barrass strangled Tristan and Blake Barrass, aged 13 and 14, in Shiregreen, Sheffield, on 24 May with the help of her half-brother Brandon Machin, who it can now be revealed was the boys' father.

Barrass, 35, and Machin, 39, had plotted to kill all six of their children before strangling the two eldest and putting bin bags over their heads.

Sheffield Crown Court heard that prior to the killings, they had given four of her children - including Tristan and Blake - tablets against their will. The pair also tried to kill one of the other children by attempting to drown them in a bath.

A judge ruled that Barrass and Machin should both be jailed for life with a minimum term of 35 years.

BreakingMan jailed for helping mother kill children

Brandon Machin, 39, has been jailed for a minimum jail term of 35 years for helping Sarah Barrass murder her two teeange sons.

BreakingMum who murdered teenage sons jailed for at least 35 years

Mother-of-six Sarah Barrass, 35, has been jailed for a minimum of 35 years at Sheffield Crown Court for murdering her two teenage sons.

Met Office warns of villages being cut off by further rain

With further heavy rain forecast over the next 48 hours, the Met Office is warning that some small communities could be "cut off for several days".

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Up to 60mm of rain could fall on already flooded communities in the Doncaster area.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for South Yorkshire.

HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review

A draft copy of a review into the HS2 high-speed railway linking London and the North of England says it should be built, despite its rising cost.

Train
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The government-commissioned review, launched in August, will not be published until after the election.

It says the project might cost even more than its current price of £88bn.

Members of the panel which produced the review have told the BBC that the draft recommends that HS2 should be built with only relatively minor alterations.

These include reducing the number of trains per hour from 18 to 14, which is in line with other high-speed networks around the world.

HS2 map
HS2

Power cut affects 130 properties in Barnsley town centre

A power cut has left more than 100 properties in Barnsley without power.

Powercut in Barnsley
Kevin Osborne

Several businesses have reportedly been affected, with customers forced to wait outside.

The loss of power to 130 properties was caused by an unexpected problem with an electricity cable in the local area, according to Northern Powergrid.

The company said it hoped to have power restored by 13:30.

Powercut affects 130 properties in Barnsley town centre

More than 100 properties have lost power in Barnsley.

Powercut in Barnsley
Kevin Osborne

Several businesses in Barnsley town centre have been affected, with customers forced outside.

The loss of power to 130 properties was caused by an unexpected problem with an electricity cable in the local area, according to Northern Powergrid.

Work is ongoing to get power restored but it says there's no estimate of when that will be yet.

Mother strangled two teenage sons to death

A mother killed two of her children by strangling them and putting bin bags over their heads.

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin
South Yorkshire Police

Sarah Barrass, 35, killed Tristan and Blake Barrass, aged 13 and 14, in Shiregreen, Sheffield, on 24 May, along with family member Brandon Machin, 39.

Sheffield Crown Court heard the couple had tried to kill the two boys and two younger children by giving them an overdose of tablets but when that failed they strangled the two eldest children.

The court heard Barrass killed the children because she feared they would be taken into care.

Barrass and Machin are being sentenced after pleading guilty to murdering Tristan and Blake, as well as conspiracy to murder six of Barrass' children, including Tristan and Blake, and five counts of attempted murder.

The hearing continues.

Fire service 'moving people through the night'

The fire service continues to rescue people from their homes following severe flooding in Fishlake, Doncaster.

Fire service in Doncaster
PA Media

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Steve Helps said pumps were also in action in Bentley, Fishlake and Kilnhurst in Rotherham.

He said: "We've still got boat crews up there which are continuing to evacuate people throughout the night and will do also throughout today.

"These are people that have decided to move from their properties over the last 24 hours so we're supporting those to move to the rest centre.

"We've got high-volume pumps and we're working with the Environment Agency and we're also looking at moving water away from the Fishlake site, back downstream into the River Don."

New appeal for information over Rotherham man's death

Detectives have appealed again for information following the death of a man in Rotherham at the weekend.

Denman Street
Google

Emergency crews were called shortly after 21:30 on Sunday to a property in Denman Street to reports a man was seriously injured. The 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people, a 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

Supt Steve Chapman said: "I would like to offer reassurance to the community, and urge anyone with information that could help our inquiries to come forward.

"Neighbourhood teams are increasing patrols in the area and carrying out door-to-door inquiries."

Line reopens after flooding

The rail line between Sheffield and Stockport has reopened following flooding.

The line at Edale flooded following heavy rain, suspending services.

It is now open again, but delays are expected:

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Flooding closes Sheffield-Manchester railway line

A main railway line between Sheffield and Manchester has been closed because of heavy rain flooding the route.

EMR Regional train
BBC

The line has flooded at Edale, disrupting trains on the Hope Valley line.

Train operator Northern says services are unable to run "until further notice":

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Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be cloudy at times today and windy with showers and a chance of more prolonged rain in the afternoon.

Tonight, showers will ease, leaving it largely dry and clear overnight, followed by a bright morning for Wednesday:

Weather graphic
BBC

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A631 Bawtry Road.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 exit slip road closed and queues southbound at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a break down.

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

Flooding disruption to train and tram services

Flooding in South Yorkshire is causing disruption to some train and tram services.

There's no service on Northern at Rotherham Central or the Tram-Train Route on Sheffield Supertram.

Northern has issued full details of all routes affected:

Travel info
Northern by Arriva

PM convenes emergency committee over Yorkshire flooding

The prime minister is to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra later in response to floods in South Yorkshire and the east Midlands.

Police van in flood water
AFP

The Environment Agency currently has five severe warnings in place on the River Don in South Yorkshire, meaning a "significant risk to life".

There are also 17 flood warnings and nine flood alerts.

About 400 homes have been flooded and 1,200 properties evacuated.

Prior to the government's announcement, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had called on Boris Johnson to convene Cobra.

A government spokesman said: "The prime minister will chair an emergency meeting today to discuss the response to recent flooding."

A yellow "be aware" warning for rain remains in place over parts of Yorkshire for today and Thursday.

An emergency appeal to support "displaced" families affected by the floods has raised almost £50,000.

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J37 for A635 Barnsley Road to J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road Doncaster.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) Doncaster By Pass southbound from J37, A635 (Marr) to J36, A630 (Doncaster), because of a police investigation. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield to J30 for A616 Worksop.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

Doncaster flooding: What we now know

That's all for our live coverage of the flooding in the Doncaster area today.

Fishlake flooding
PA Media

Here's a recap of what has happened:

Finally, here's a look at this evening's forecast:

Doncaster weather forecast
BBC

Jeremy Corbyn criticises government response to floods

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Boris Johnson to call an emergency meeting following flooding across Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

Jeremy Corbyn and Caroline Flint visit flood damaged homes
LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP

In a letter to the the Prime Minister Mr Corbyn urged him to call a meeting of the government's emergency committee, Cobra, and take "personal charge" of the response.

He called for "full assurance" that "every resource is being utilised to aid those that need it and protect against future potential floods".

He went on to suggest that if the flooding had happened "in Surrey, not Yorkshire or the East Midlands, it seems far more likely that a national emergency would have been declared".

The BBC has contacted the government for a response.

Fundraising appeal for flood victims passes £50,000 mark

A crowdfunding appeal for people affected by flooding in South Yorkshire has passed its initial target of £50,000.

Flooded properties in Doncaster
BBC

The South Yorkshire Community Foundation set up the appeal after heavy rain lead to the flooding of homes.

A new target of £100,000 has now been set.

The money will be used to help families who have had their properties damaged by the flood waters and those who have been displaced from their homes.

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Doncaster 'still in emergency situation', say council

Doncaster remains in an "emergency situation" according to the council, with a number of severe flood warnings still in place.

Police van in Doncaster floodwater
BBC

"Risk to life" warnings remain along the River Don at Bentley, Fishlake, Kirk Bramwith, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge Caravan Site, with some places being evacuated.

In its latest statement, Doncaster Council said a "full scale recovery plan" will swing into action once the situation is downgraded by the Environment Agency.

The warnings are expected to remain for the rest of the day.

“We continue to operate on Environment Agency guidance and we are still in an emergency situation across parts of Doncaster," said the council's chief executive Damian Allen.

“A dedicated 24-hour public information helpline was established on Thursday evening to provide advice and support for any concerned residents and to date we have dealt with over 2,500 calls."

Tram train services remain suspended after flooding

The tram train service between Sheffield and Rotherham remains suspended this evening because of flooding.

Floodwater covered parts of the track between Meadowhall and Rotherham Parkgate on Thursday and Friday last week, causing damage to part of the line.

Supertam say the yellow route won't be able to stop at Meadowhall either.

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Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - A1(M) Doncaster By Pass lane closed on entry slip road and it's slow northbound at J37, A635 (Marr), because of a break down.

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

Rescue operation launched for swans caught in oil spillage

The RSPCA is battling to save about 60 swans following an oil spillage caused by flooding in Rotherham.

A swan covered in oil
RSPCA

The animal welfare charity said the oil may have come from an overturned barge near to the Parkgate shopping centre or from cars abandoned at the height of last week's flooding in the town.

About 20 of the birds have been rescued already and taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire.

RSPCA inspectors are now working to save the remaining swans.

Swans
RSPCA

Geoffrey Edmund, the RSPCA’s national wildlife coordinator, said: "The swans are preening to try and clean themselves but while they are doing this they are not feeding and they will become weak so we have to act fast before this happens.

"They are being taken to our wildlife centre and once they have been thoroughly cleaned they will be able to recuperate and will then be released back into the wild."

Weather warnings for Yorkshire as more rain due

More heavy rain is expected in parts of Yorkshire already suffering from flooding.

Car submerged in water
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A total of 44 Environment Agency flood warnings are currently in place across the country, including five severe warnings on the River Don in South Yorkshire.

About 400 homes have been flooded in the north of England and 1,200 properties have been evacuated, said the agency.

Residents of Fishlake, near Doncaster, said it was the first time the village had flooded in 100 years.

Empty coffins were seen floating inside the workshop of a flooded funeral parlour in the village.

Floating coffins
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Some villagers had to spend the night at a nearby pub, where staff said they had seen people crying because of the devastation.

Doncaster Council - which called for residents to evacuate Fishlake, and set up a rest centre in nearby Stainforth - said a number of roads remained closed.

Some train lines remain blocked by high water.

Northern said its services into Rotherham Central were not running until further notice, with reduced services between Doncaster and Sheffield. CrossCountry's trains are being diverted away from Doncaster.

Heavy rain means further flood threat - Met Office

Heavy rain today and tomorrow could cause further flooding and problems on the roads and rails, the Met Office has warned:

Five severe flood warnings, deemed a threat to life, remain on South Yorkshire's River Don, with flooding in the area likely to continue until Wednesday.

There are also 18 flood warnings for South Yorkshire, meaning flooding is expected and 9 flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

The Met Office says: "Due to frequent heavy showers today and a spell of more persistent rain tomorrow morning, there is the risk of some flooding and transport disruption."