Many of us had a reminder this morning (Thursday) that the year is drawing on and Autumn is well and truly here. It was a chilly start to the day with temperatures down to freezing in parts of North Yorkshire. Having said that, the rest of today will be fine with daytime highs above normal at around 18ºC. Tonight is expected to be dry but not quite as chilly as last night.
Friday will be another dry day (at least for daylight hours) with sunshine at times. There will be some high cloud and the wind will get up but it shouldn't spoil a decent day with highs around 18ºC again.
After dark on Friday night, a spell of rain will move in from the west to give a wet and windy spell of weather, especially after midnight. That rain will hang around in the east Saturday morning as brighter and fresher weather moves in from the west, so an improving day with highs around 15ºC.
Saturday night will be another chilly one followed by a fine and bright day on Sunday. Another spell of wet and windy weather will move in Sunday night and last into Monday. As ever, keep checking back here to keep up to date with the forecast. JON MITCHELL
A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Bradford student Anowar Tagabo in Sheffield city centre earlier this year.
Nathan Lloyd Tomlinson, 23, admitted the offence at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.
Mr Tagabo, 25, originally from Sudan, was studying Peace and Development at the University of Bradford.
He went to Sheffield for a celebration and afterwards went into the city with a friend, but they became separated during the night.
Mr Tagabo was approached by three men on Carver Street in the early hours of Sunday 25 May and was punched once by Tomlinson, which knocked him unconscious.
He was taken to hospital where he died on Tuesday 3 June.
A post-mortem examination concluded that he had died from a head injury.
Mr Tagabo was a talented young man with his life ahead of him which was snatched from him in a moment of madness by Tomlinson.
Sadly, this case highlights the dangers of losing your temper and punching somebody.
A split second decision made in anger can have tragic consequences, ruining the lives of the people involved, their friends and families.
The defendant’s guilty plea has spared Mr Tagabo’s family the ordeal of a trial which is some small consolation.
Tomlinson will be sentenced on 13 November.
Three other men were also arrested in connection with Mr Tagabo’s death. Two have been released without charge and a 24-year-old man remains on police bail.
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Plans for a new £50 million community sports park in Sheffield were unveiled today.
It will be known as the Olympic Legacy Park, and will be built on the site of the old Don Valley Stadium. It is hoped it will be fully operational in early 2016. ITV Calendar reporter Chris Dawkes reports:
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Sheffield Eagles have announced they will be returning to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium when they move into a new community stadium in the Olympic Legacy Park.
The Eagles have secured a £6m investment to fund the building of stadium, which will feature a high quality synthetic pitch, an impressive main stand, a 50-bed hotel, catering and hospitality areas, and facilities developed in partnership with Sheffield’s second University Technical College.
Plans for the new Legacy Park are well advanced and the first phase of the re-development is already underway with the building of a new through school catering for children from 2 to 16 years. The school will open its Primary phase in September 2015, with the second phase opening a year later.
At the same time, Sheffield’s second University Technical College (UTC) will open on the same site, specialising in human sciences and digital technologies.
When we heard that Don Valley was to close we realised that this could be a terminal blow to Sheffield Eagles as a club, but we have always had to work hard against the odds to survive, so we rolled up our sleeves, thought creatively and formed partnerships with others who have shared a common vision of securing a long term legacy in sport, health and well-being for the site.
At first many said that it was just a pipe dream that would never happen, but we had to make it happen if Eagles were to survive and thrive in Sheffield and the game of Rugby League not be lost to this great city. We have worked with some remarkably talented and visionary people on this project and it is an outstanding testament to what can be achieved by genuine partnership working.
The new stadium will be like no other in this country, in that it will be designed and managed to have multiple uses that reflect the needs of the broader community as well as being a top class facility for performance rugby of both codes. Unlike many sports stadia that has limited uses this one will be constantly in use - for educational and research purposes, community activities, sports development and health and well being support, as well as a venue for professional rugby - and Sheffield Eagles are proud to be part of that as a true community club.