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Yorkshire actor set for Corrie debut

It is never quiet on the cobbles of Coronation Street and tonight sees the arrival of Gavin Rodwell played by Yorkshire actor Oliver Farnworth.

Fans of the soap will have seen Les Dennis' character of Michael trying to track down his long lost son on Wednesday night's episode.

Gavin is set to stir up the nation's favourite street tonight he makes his first appearance. Daniel Harris caught up with Oliver on the set of Coronation Street:

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Police search for missing girl

Police in Sheffield are appealing to the public to help find missing 12-year-old Courtney Slater.

Courtney was last seen at 7.30pm on 20 November

Courtney was last seen at 7.30pm on 20 November near her home address in Cartmell Road, near Abbeydale Road.

She is described as being white, around 5ft 4ins tall, with blonde hair which was worn down. She was last seen wearing a blue Lacoste hooded top with blue jeans.

Courtney’s disappearance is out of character and family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

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PFA hope Evans will return after Blades u-turn

The Professional Footballers' Association is still hopeful that convicted rapist Ched Evans will be given an opportunity to return to the game after Sheffield United withdrew their offer to let him use their training facilities.

PFA hope Evans will return after Blades setback Credit: Press Association

The League One club announced on Thursday night that they had severed their ties with Evans after the decision to allow him to train with the club was met with widespread opposition and led to the resignation of four club patrons.

Olympic heptathlon gold medal winner Jessica Ennis-Hill also asked that the club remove her name from one of the stands at Bramall Lane if the club opted to re-sign Evans. The PFA had initially asked the Blades to allow Evans to train with them, and said in a statement on Friday: "

We note Sheffield United's decision to retract the offer they made to Ched Evans for him to return to training with the club. It is not surprising given the subsequent delay in his return as the matter was debated and understandably strong opinions were aired.

We fully understand and respect the opposing views to Ched's return to Sheffield United and clearly part of the issue related to him returning to the club he was previously with at the time of his imprisonment.

With that in mind, it may ultimately be of benefit to both parties to move on and for Ched to look for a fresh start at a different club.We maintain our general position that the courts determine punishments and a return to society and a contribution to the community through employment is a key element of rehabilitation.

We do not agree that society should impose different rules for footballers which go beyond the position of the law. In that regard, it is hoped that Ched will be given an opportunity at another club to return to the job he is trained to do.

– PFA statement

Man arrested over Sheffield murder

Detectives investigating the murder of Grant Bodell in June this year have today arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

Murder victim Grant Bodell Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Mr Bodell was found fatally wounded on parkland off Queen Mary Road, in the Manor area of Sheffield, at around 2.20am on Saturday, 21 June.

He had suffered gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

The 29-year-old man arrested is currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

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