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Diverse, beautiful and quirky suburb

It’s one of the most beautiful and diverse areas of Sheffield, with its tree-lined roads and listed buildings.

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Weston Park Centenary Field

National award for Sheffield's parks

Sheffield Council has won an award for the way it looks after the city’s parks.

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The Big Challenge: Clearing hurdles to active travel in Sheffield

The Big Challenge: Clearing hurdles to active travel in Sheffield

I love that Sheffield is the Outdoor City. We’ve got things that no other city in Britain can boast – spectacular landscapes within reach, more parks and green space than any other, and our many trees which are just putting on their great autumn show.

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8 Sept 2015.......A fell runner on Burbage Moor in the Peak District. . A long-term plan to support the future sustainable management of the moorlands on the edge of Sheffield is being considered by the councils cabinet committee next week. Picture Scott Merrylees SM1009/42e

The Big Challenge: The quest for a clean, green city

“Sheffield already has some great strengths environmentally,” said campaigner Dave Dickinson.

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Sean Ashton

The Big Challenge: Sheffield’s need for a message of hope

“I think I would like to see a change in the way our society measures success,” said Sean Ashton, mulling over the issue he would tackle if given a magic wand to deal with global warming.

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Langsett Cycles team get some hillclimb practice at High Bradfield

The Big Challenge: On song in Sheffield to bring about change

When asked if Sheffield residents should take more responsibility to become more eco-friendly, Isobel Thomas offers a considered response, stressing the importance of clear communication.

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The Big Challenge: Making decisions for Sheffield’s future

Luke Wilson’s organisation, Sheffield Renewables, is part of a distinct movement within the city, he says - a concerted drive to build a fairer, more environmentally-friendly place to live.

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The Big Challenge: Holding on to country park dream in Sheffield

The Big Challenge: Holding on to country park dream in Sheffield

“Bike rides bring communities together, I think,” said Paul Antcliffe, reflecting on his work as a ride leader for British Cycling, a member of Cycle Sheffield and the founder of the city region’s Critical Mass Group, which aims be the friendliest society of its kind on the planet.

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The Big Challenge: Setting standards for a green life in Sheffield

The Big Challenge: Setting standards for a green life in Sheffield

It has been a ‘great couple of weeks’ for Jenny Patient’s organisation Green Homes Sheffield.

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The Big Challenge: Taking a long view on Sheffield’s climate

The Big Challenge: Taking a long view on Sheffield’s climate

I came to Sheffield eight years ago to advance my research on stem cells and it was here that I discovered my passion to help develop a more environmentally sustainable, innovative and safer future.

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Residents gather en mass to protest at the felling of the trees on Rustlings Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 26th November 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Sheffield trees furore’s great divide

The court appearance of two campaigners accused of obstructing tree felling in Sheffield caps another week of fierce debate and recriminations over the city’s greenery.

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The UK's first air quality garden, containing plant species that are sensitive to ozone pollution, was planted in a dedicated area at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens in back in June. Three months on those involved in the project and the children from Porter Croft Primary who helped plant the garden are returning to study how the plants have been affected.

The Big Challenge: Having faith in an eco-friendly life

“My ongoing aim is to get everyone to realise the size of the crisis that’s rapidly coming up behind, in front of and on top of us,” said Chris Lowry.

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Alan Story with the plaque identifying the Western Road memorial trees.

Campaign to save Sheffield war memorial trees takes root

A Star-backed campaign asking Sheffield Council to think again about chopping down war memorial trees is gathering support.

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Campaigners are trying to save trees in Western Road.

'Urgent' campaign to save Sheffield war memorial trees

The Star is today joining forces with campaigners - calling on Sheffield Council to urgently re-examine plans to cut down trees honouring First World War victims.
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Police watch as trees are felled in Rustlings Road.

Labour members demand tree felling assurances from Sheffield Council leader

Sheffield Labour members have welcomed the council's apology over the way it handled recent tree felling - after initially demanding answers from leader Julie Dore.
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Green belt land in Stannington.

Council promises zero-tolerance approach to green belt development in Sheffield

Developers who try to encroach on to Sheffield’s green belt will not be tolerated, according to the city council’s planning department.
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Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield.

Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield called for action to improve air quality

A Sheffield MP has called on the Government to do more to tackle air pollution.

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Floral tributes have sprung up in memory of eight trees. Photo: Chris Etchells.

Floral tributes on Sheffield street for trees axed in 'dawn raid'

Floral tributes have sprung up on a Sheffield street in memory of eight 'beloved' trees axed in a 'dawn raid'.

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Longshaw Christmas trees: National Trust Ranger Mark Bull with colleagues Charlotte Hudson (left) and Chelsea Modest with some smaller Christmas trees behind a damaged dry stone wall

Where buying a tree is for conservation not just for Christmas

The enemy of a Christmas tree is a warm cosy room, it’s said. Ideal conditions then for Mark Bull as he sat through December nearly 30 years ago in a freezing caravan with leaks in the roof.

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Trees on Western Road were planted in April 1918 to honour soldiers from Westways School, in Crookes, who died in WW1.

'Furious' residents slam plans to axe WWI memorial trees in Sheffield

Residents on a Sheffield street claim to be ‘furious’ over plans to axe mature trees planted to honour fallen WW1 soldiers.

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