Sheffield news LIVE: Further Covid deaths in city | Weather warnings

Welcome to The Star’s live blog for Sunday, February 7.

Sunday, 7th February 2021, 4:52 pm

We will be bringing you all of the latest news for Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region until 5pm this afternoon – along with some of the biggest national stories of the day

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A further 10 Covid-19 related deaths were reported in South Yorkshire

Sheffield news LIVE: The latest news and updates from across the city this Sunday

Last updated: Sunday, 07 February, 2021, 12:05

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Burglars hunted by police

The attack happened yesterday and police said the crooks escpaed with a ‘significant amount of jewellery’. 

Police have made an appeal for information that might help their investigation. 

Met Office weather warning

A yellow warning for snow and ice has been issued in Sheffield on Sunday (February 7) as Storm Darcy is set to barrel through the UK in the next few days.

To keep up to date with the weather check out our hour-by-hour forecast for the city

East Midlands Railway

There may be some disruption to rail services across the region today due to the cold and icy weather.

East Midlands Railway has urged customers to check their journey before they travel.

Bus disruption in Barnsley

GPs can give out vaccination records if needed for holidays, says minister

State-issued immunity passports will not be given out – but those inoculated against coronavirus will be able to ask their GP for written proof of their vaccine status if needed for travel, a minister has said.

Downing Street has been adamant that it does not plan to issue so-called “vaccine passports” to allow people to travel once they have had both doses of a vaccine .

But with countries such as Greece stating that they will waive quarantine requirements for those who have been jabbed, ministers are facilitating a way in which UK residents with protection can travel once the lockdown is over.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi, asked about whether the Government was considering issuing immunity passports, told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday: “No, we’re not.

“One, we don’t know the impact of the vaccines on transmission.

“Two, it would be discriminatory and I think the right thing to do is to make sure that people come forward to be vaccinated because they want to rather than it be made in some way mandatory through a passport.

“If other countries obviously require some form of proof, then you can ask your GP because your GP will hold your records and that will then be able to be used as your proof you’ve had the vaccine.

“But we are not planning to have a passport in the UK.”

Busy night for Rotherham officers

Posting on Twitter, bus operator Stagecoach Yorkshire said: “Fire at Heeley retail services diverted along Abbydale rd London rd in both directions sorr for any inconvenience caused.”

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to Milan Pizza, in Heeley, at 10:20am today following reports of a fire.

Buses are currently diverted in the area due to the blaze.

An air ambulance has landed in a Sheffield suburb where firefighters are tackling a blaze this morning.

Firefighters tackle blaze in pizza shop in Sheffield suburb as road is closed and air ambulance lands

An air ambulance has landed in a Sheffield suburb where firefighters are tackling a blaze this morning.

Fire service urges residents to avoid Heeley

One casualty brought out of Heeley fire

Seven fire engines and a turntable ladder are responding to a serious fire involving premises on Chesterfield Road in Heeley. 

Firefighters were called the the incident at around 10.30am on Sunday (7 February).

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "Fire crews are searching the premises for further casualties.

"People should avoid the area if possible.

"The fire is thought to have started at a takeaway which also has residential flats above.

“An investigation into the cause will begin once the fire has been extinguished.”

Smoke plumes into air in Heeley

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