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Police appeal after Rotherham burglary

Police investigating a burglary in Rotherham in December last year have released CCTV images of two men they believe can help with enquiries.

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On Tuesday 8 December 2015, some people are reported to have forced entry to a property in West Bawtry Road, Broom.

Police say the house was ransacked and a large quantity of sentimental jewellery taken, causing a significant amount of distress for the victims.

It is understood that the suspects left the scene in a dark-coloured Audi saloon.

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Officers believe the men pictured could hold vital information and would urge anyone that recognises them to get in touch.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the Audi in the Broom area.

Book of condolence opened for Sheffield MP Harry Harpham

A book of condolences has been opened at Sheffield Town Hall for former MP Harry Harpham who lost his battle with cancer yesterday.

Harry Harpham Credit: Press Association

The book of condolence will be in the Town Hall Reception from lunch time today and will be open during normal working hours until the day after the funeral.

It’s difficult to express in words how sad this news is. I feel privileged to have known and worked alongside Harry, he was not only a loyal colleague but a valued friend, who dedicated his life to fighting for what he believed in. My thoughts are with Gill and all of their family.

– Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council


Barnsley boss Lee Johnson given permission to speak to Bristol City

Barnsley have given their head coach Lee Johnson permission to speak to Bristol City concerning their managerial vacancy.

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In a statement the club said it had given Johnson permission because it believes that 'the structures that we now have in place must be the key to our future success rather than dependence on a single individual'.

This morning we gave permission to Lee Johnson to speak to Bristol City concerning their managerial vacancy. We gave this permission because we believe that the structures that we now have in place must be the key to our future success rather than dependence on a single individual. If Lee decides to stay with Barnsley Football Club we will be delighted, but if he chooses to move on, we will continue unabated with the plan we have in place for the progression of our Club.

– Barnsley FC

Injury blow for Jessica Ennis-Hill

Sheffield athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is to miss the indoor athletics season after suffering an Achilles injury while training.

Jessica Ennis-Hill Credit: Press Association

The reigning Olympic and world heptathlon champion has not put a time-scale on her recovery but said she hoped to be able to enjoy a full outdoor season, starting at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis in late May and building up to the Olympics in Rio.

Asked if the injury puts her participation in Rio in question, Ennis-Hill told Sky Sports News: "At this stage I'm hoping that's not the case. We're still in February, there's a lot of time before the Olympics.

"I'll be going away and sitting with the medical team to go through everything. Hopefully it won't impact on my summer."

Barnsley edge past Fleetwood to book Wembley date

Barnsley beat Fleetwood Town in a penalty shootout to secure their place in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.

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A 1-1 draw last night meant the tie finished 2-2 on aggregate.

Adam Hammill won the shootout 4-2 for the Tykes, to book a Wembley date against Oxford on 3 April.

It will be Barnsley's first appearance at Wembley since losing to Cardiff in an FA Cup semi-final in 2008.

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