The uncle of a murdered three-year-old girl has said that justice has been done after her killer was sentenced to life in jail today.
Police have arrested a second person over the murder of pizza delivery driver Thavisha Lakindu Peiris in Sheffield.
Former Sheffield student Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, was stabbed to death as he made his final pizza delivery before starting a new job.
Firefighters have been tackling a large fire at an onion factory in Sorby Street in Sheffield which started at noon on Saturday.
At its height eight fire engines were involved. Workers at the factory had all been evacuated safely before fire crews arrived.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked hard to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings on the commercial estate. On Sunday morning, one fire engine remained at the scene as a precaution.
An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.
Neil Warnock has ruled himself out of the running to become Sheffield Wednesday's new manager, claiming the move would be too divisive.
The 65-year-old, who left Leeds in April, revealed he held talks with Owls chairman Milan Mandaric on Thursday evening as part of a five-man shortlist for the job but has now pulled out of contention.
Warnock is a boyhood Sheffield United fan and managed the Blades between December 1999 and May 2007. He also made derogatory comments about United's city rivals in 2002.
It was this affinity to the Bramall Lane club that played a huge part in his decision to snub the Owls, who are currently languishing in the relegation zone in the Sky Bet Championship and looking for their sixth manager in just over seven years after sacking Dave Jones last weekend.
Warnock told talkSPORT: "I did speak to Milan Mandaric last night and I think we both realised then that it wasn't going to be.
"When Milan phoned me originally I did tell him it would be pretty much impossible to manage Sheffield Wednesday when I'm a Blade, but he asked me to have time to think about it. He wanted me to try and keep them up.
"He has tried to bring me in as his manager about four times over the last 20 years so I have got a lot of respect for him.
"I have been pleased about the number of people in Sheffield, Sheffield Wednesday fans as well, that wanted me. But I think it's time to put myself to bed."
PLANS for a new sports and activity centre complete with swimming pool are today being announced by sports and health leaders in Sheffield.
It's expected to be built in High Green, with the City Council and Ecclesfield Parish Council working with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine to complete the project.
The new facility would have a swimming pool, community gym, dance studio and specialist health consultation rooms.
It's the first time in Sheffield that sports and health services will be under one roof.
Police have charged 17 men and a teenager in connection with an incident of large-scale disorder in Sheffield.
Several people were assaulted and furniture at a pub damaged during the altercation which happened outside the premises in Leopold Street at about 7pm on Saturday 24 August 2013.
The men, who are aged between 18 and 50, and a 17-year-old boy, are all charged with section 4 public order offence.
Eleven of the people charged are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Tuesday 10 December 2013 with the rest of the men due to appear on Thursday 12 December.
Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello has returned to the British Athletics fold, one year after losing his job as Olympic coach.
Despite being a key figure in Ennis-Hill's gold medal triumph in the heptathlon at London 2012, Minichiello became the highest profile casualty of the restructuring plan around a single High Performance Institute in Loughborough.
The problem centred on the duo's reluctance to relocate from from Ennis-Hill's hometown of Sheffield, and because Minichiello had no Olympic or world medallists in his training group he was not offered the chance to continue to work with her there on a full-time salary.
But Minichiello, who has continued to work with his star protege in the intervening months, has returned to British Athletics as an athlete based support coach, a role he started on December 1.
"In the year since leaving British Athletics I've enjoyed the opportunity to work with a number of other sports governing bodies and businesses as well as working with Jessica," said Minichiello, who was named 2012 UK Coach of the Year
"This has provided some fantastic experiences and learning opportunities - to the extent that I will continue with these activities. That said I've come to realise that my defining passion lies with athletics and my personal drive to be the best athletics coach I can be.
"I was pleased to be offered the opportunity to rejoin the British Athletics performance team, it offers the perfect opportunity for me to fulfil this ambition with like minded colleagues whilst putting back into the sport."
A "very dangerous" thug who terrorised a family-of-four and threatened to cut the pregnant mother's baby from her womb had his sentence dramatically reduced by top judges today.
Ajay David Rowding and his accomplice, Kallum Andrew Flowers, both 23, were each caged for 12 years at Sheffield Crown Court in May.
The pair admitted raiding the home of Clare and Steven Foster in High Green, Sheffield, in November last year, and - in recognition of the danger they posed to society - also had five-year extended licence periods added to their sentences.
Rowding, formerly of Wincobank, also received a separate three-month consecutive sentence for contempt of court after hurling a cup of water at the judge and court staff during the sentencing hearing.
Lord Justice McCombe, sitting in London's Appeal Court with Mr Justice Griffith Williams and Judge James Goss QC, today slashed both men's sentences to nine years, ruling that their original terms were "excessive".
The judge said the pair were guilty of an "horrific attack" in which the family were effectively "held hostage" for nearly an hour. The raiders fled with j items, worth a total of £30,000, and Rowding threatened to slice the throats of the couple's children with a bread knife .
"Mrs Foster was 34 weeks' pregnant," the judge added. "Rowding said he would cut the baby out and slit its throat as well."Rowding then stabbed his knife into the sofa to reinforce his threat.
The two men's cases reached the Appeal Court as their legal team challenged their sentences with claims they were too harsh in light of their youth and guilty pleas.
Lord Justice McCombe said the dire threats made to Mrs Foster and her two children represented an "acutely aggravating factor".
The sentences imposed were "severe and rightly so", he observed, adding: "They were clearly very dangerous men".
However, he went on to rule that that the crown court judge had adopted "too high a starting point" when fixing the men's sentences which were excessive in the light of their guilty pleas and sentencing guidelines.
The five-year exended licence periods remain in place, as does Rowding's three-month consecutive sentence.
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard plans to cut more than 1,100 jobs at a number of UK sites in the new year including in Sheffield, according to union leaders.
Unite said the US-based firm will axe 1,124 posts in Bracknell, Sheffield and Warrington, as well as among staff who work from home.
Unite said 618 jobs could be lost at the Bracknell hub, although the employees work at multiple locations; 483 will go at Warrington and 23 at Sheffield.
The company has blamed falling demand and reorganisation for the job losses it wants to implement in the first three months of 2014.
Plans were being outlined at a meeting in Bracknell, Berkshire.
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with an assault in Sheffield city centre.
The incident happened on Saturday 17 August outside McDonalds, in High Street, during which a 22-year-old man sustained a serious facial injury.
The boys, both 17 years old, were arrested on suspicion of assault and affray. Both have been bailed while police enquiries continue.
Nick Clegg has come under fire from one of his own party after a 'war of words' has errupted over race relations in one Sheffield community.
The Deputy Prime Minister says the Roma population in Page Hall needs to listen to criticism that their behaviour can be seen as "intimidating or offensive."
Bradford East MP David Ward has criticised their choice of wording and called for more support of Roma communities.
A 'war of words' has errupted over race relations in one Sheffield community.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the Roma population in Page Hall needs to listen to criticism that their behaviour can be seen as "intimidating or offensive."
It follows concerns raised by fellow Sheffield MP David Blunkett over a greater need to manage immigration.
Martin Fisher reports.