LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news as the M1 is closed following crash

The latest news from Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as motorists face severe delays on the M1 following a crash earlier this morning.

Friday, 19th November 2021, 1:13 pm

The former boss of a swingers’ club in Sheffield has also warned that the city’s sex industry is at risk of being driven underground.

And South Yorkshire Police has revealed that there were more reports of injection spiking in Sheffield last weekend.

This page will be updated with the latest stories published today (Friday, November 19).

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The southbound M1 between Junctions 34 and 35 - Meadowhall and Thorpe Hesley - was closed earlier due to a diesel spillage after a crash

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LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news as the M1 is closed following crash

Last updated: Friday, 19 November, 2021, 16:47

  • Severe delays as M1 is closed near Sheffield
  • More injection spiking reported in city
  • Sheffield sex industry at risk of being driven underground

3.34pm - Calls for better CCTV in Jordanthorpe after firework is thrown at a baby in a pram

CCTV in the neighbourhood where a firework was thrown at a baby in a pram was not upgraded because Sheffield Council said it was too expensive.

3.12pm - M1 Sheffield: Motorway finally reopens after being closed for nine hours

The M1 has finally re-opened near Sheffield – after being shut for nine hours

2.34pm - Teenagers hurt in Sheffield racist attack as women try to pull their muslim headcoverings off

Two teenagers were injured when a group of women tried to pull their headcovering off on Staniforth Road, as they left their Sheffield mosque

Two teenagers were reported injured after a group of women tried to pull their muslim headcoverings off as they left their Sheffield mosque, say police.

1.51pm - First and Stagecoach buses disrupted as motorway closure chaos spreads to city’s roads

Buses in Sheffield are now being affected by the closure of the M1 today

Sheffield is now facing disruption on its buses as a knock-on effect of today’s serious disruption on the M1.

1.03pm - Female councillor ‘punched in the face’ by man as she walked her dog

A Barnsley councillor was found by a member of the public after being “punched in the face” by a man as she walked her dog yesterday (November 19).

12.59pm - Ferdinando's Sheffield: Meadowhead restaurant boss tells of horror as drugs factory crashes through ceiling

Ferdinando Rosato was horrified to find what had happened to start a fire in his Meadowhead restaurant

Sheffield restaurant boss Ferdinando Rosato has told of his shock after a drugs factory crashed through the ceiling of his restaurant after a fire.

12.17pm - Persistent power cuts in part of South Yorkshire blamed on cannabis farms

Persistent power cuts in the Eastwood area of Rotherham are being blamed on cannabis farms, as residents and businesses have suffered 11 power cuts in the last three weeks.

11.54pm - Injection spiking Sheffield: Three girls and classmates spiked in 'new perverse nightclub phenomenon'

11.51am - Nurseries across Sheffield face 'very real threat' of closure as leaders call for Government help

The director of a group of Sheffield nurseries has warned politicians of the ‘very real threat’ of permanent closure that day nurseries across the city face if urgent action is not taken.

11.37am - Woman 'inappropriately touched on bus by a man' - but driver reportedly just 'rolled his eyes' when she spoke out

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