Coronavirus LIVE: Latest news on Sunday October 25 as deaths rise

Welcome to The Star’s live blog on Sunday October 25

By David Kessen
Sunday, 25th October 2020, 10:02 am
Medical staff wearing full PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask, long aprons, and gloves as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, work on an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward treating patients with COVID-19, at Frimley Park Hospital in Frimley, southwest England on May 22, 2020. - Britain's number of deaths "involving" the coronavirus has risen to 46,000, substantially higher than the 36,914 fatalities officially reported so far, according to a statistical update released Tuesday. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo by STEVE PARSONS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Medical staff wearing full PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask, long aprons, and gloves as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, work on an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward treating patients with COVID-19, at Frimley Park Hospital in Frimley, southwest England on May 22, 2020. - Britain's number of deaths "involving" the coronavirus has risen to 46,000, substantially higher than the 36,914 fatalities officially reported so far, according to a statistical update released Tuesday. (Photo by Steve Parsons / POOL / AFP) (Photo by STEVE PARSONS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

This will be updated with a round-up of the latest coronavirus news for Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as well as the biggest national news stories of the day.

It will include the latest breaking stories as well as the latest developments on coronavirus in the city, in what is the second day of the new tier three restrictions in the city, which started in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Coronavirus LIVE: Latest news on Sunday October 25

Last updated: Sunday, 25 October, 2020, 16:48

  • Covid deaths rise by 50 per cent in Sheffield
  • Young man dies in M1 tragedy near Sheffield
  • Springer Spaniel Winston named South Yorkshire Police's animal of the year
  • Chesterfield hospital shuts down ward after staff and patients test positive for Covid-19
  • Horror discovery after skinned animals dumped in  woods near Sheffield
  • Photos show a quiet Sheffield city centre on first day of Tier 3 lockdown rules

Photos show a quiet Sheffield city centre on first day of Tier 3 lockdown rules

Sheffield is now officially in the ‘very high’ level of coronavirus lockdown restrictions after being placed in Tier 3 of the government’s three tier Covid-19 scheme

Tough new restrictions on daily life came into force across South Yorkshire on Saturday, with different households now banned from mixing in all indoor settings, including private gardens and outdoor hospitality venues, such as cafes and restaurants.

Under new rules pubs and bars have also been forced to close if they do not serve ‘substantial meals’.

Our photographer headed out to Sheffield city centre to capture the scene on Saturday morning as the Tier 3 restrictions kicked in.

Sheffield city centre on the first day of tier three restrictions

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Graphic images warning: Horror discovery after skinned animals dumped in woods near Sheffield

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after the bodies of skinned animals were found in a small wooded area, near Sheffield

The bodies of two dogs and a rodent were discovered dumped in a copse, near Treeton Dike, on Saturday.

The RSPCA has launched an investigation

RSPCA inspector Jennie Ronksley described the scene as a ‘really shocking sight’.

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Chesterfield hospital shuts down ward after staff and patients test positive for Covid-19

Chesterfield Royal Hospital bosses have closed their stroke unit to patients and visitors after positive coronavirus tests.Chesterfield Royal Hospital bosses have closed their stroke unit to patients and visitors after positive coronavirus tests.

The trust which runs the Calow hospital revealed it has taken the decision while a tracing exercise to swab all patients and staff – and contact family members – takes place.

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Chesterfield hospital has closed a ward due to Covid

Springer Spaniel Winston named South Yorkshire Police's animal of the year

A Springer Spaniel who helped track down a million pounds worth of drugs during his career has been named South Yorkshire Police’s Animal of the Year.

Springer Spaniel Winston named South Yorkshire Police’s animal of the year

PD Winston became a drug, cash and firearms detection dog in 2014, and after a brief retirement returned to the force recently when officers became short of trained dogs.

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Young man dies in M1 tragedy near Sheffield

A man aged in his 30s has died after an incident on the M1 north of Sheffield last night.

South Yorkshire Police were alerted at 7.16pm yesterday to reports of a road traffic collision on the M1 near Junction 38 ‘involving a car and a pedestrian’.

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A man has died after an incident on the M1 near Sheffield

Covid deaths rise by 50 per cent in Sheffield, according the latest figures

Government figures reveal a 50 per cent rise in deaths with the coronavirus in the last week in Sheffield.

Latest figures covering the period up to Saturday, October 24, updated last night, showed 15 deaths within 28 days of a diagnosis of Covid 19 in the city, in the seven days previous.

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Covid deaths have risen in Sheffield. Picture: Getty Images
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