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Sheffield Council claims it may have to pay 'millions' if 500 trees not axed by New Year

Sheffield Council has said it may have to pay millions of pounds in penalty charges if it does not remove 500 trees from city streets by New Year.

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Sheffield Council to pursue tree campaigners for damages and £150,000 legal costs

Tree campaigners fear they could be left destitute after Sheffield Council confirmed it will pursue them for more than £150,000 in legal costs and damages. Chris Burn reports.

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Councillor Bryan Lodge outside Sheffield Town Hall. Picture: Marisa Cashill

Sheffield Council to "accelerate" felling of 500 trees after High Court victory

Around 1,000 trees are to be axed in Sheffield by the end of the year - with 500 already gone since the start of legal action against protesters last month.
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The Big Challenge: Mission to keep Sheffield green

The Big Challenge: Mission to keep Sheffield green

Sheffield is a great place to live and would be even better without litter, graffiti and bins on the pavements!

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Tree-felling work on Rustlings Road in Sheffield in November

Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council's claim charity is 'working with' authority on tree-felling

The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has refuted Sheffield Council’s claim that it is working with the authority on its highly-controversial tree-felling strategy.
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Michael Gove.

Exclusive - Michael Gove demands end to Sheffield tree-felling

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has made an extraordinary intervention in the Sheffield tree-felling saga, writing to council leader Julie Dore and chief executive John Mothersole to demand an end to the controversial programme.

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L-r Liz Ballard, CEO Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Dave Dickinson, Lead Campaigner Sheffield Environmental, Dr. Ross Cameron, Sheffield University Senior Lecturer of Landscape Management, Ecology and Design, David Wood, Chairman of Sheffield Bird study group, Dr. Mark Avery, Writer and Campaigner,  Blanaid Denman, RSPB Hen Harrier Life Project Officer, Natalie Bennett, former Green party leader and Lolo Williams, of BBC Springwatch.Picture: Marie Caley NSST Hen Harriers MC 2

Hen Harrier campaigners flock to Sheffield for protest

Protesters have flocked to Sheffield this weekend to protest against the illegal persecution of Hen Harriers around grouse moors in the UK's uplands.

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Tree protesters are set to hold a 'Christmas light vigil' tomorrow in a bid to save Sheffield trees they say have been famed for their 'light show' for three decades, that now face the axe as part of a council programme to remove and replace thousands of trees across the city. Picture: Isobel O'Leary

Sheffield protesters to hold summertime 'Christmas lights vigil' in bid to stop trees from being felled

Tree protesters are set to hold a 'Christmas light vigil' tomorrow in a bid to save Sheffield trees they say have been famed for their 'light show' for three decades, that now face the axe as part of a council programme to remove and replace thousands of trees across the city.

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An energy firm has said it wants to drill an exploratory well at a South Yorkshire site, which could pave the way for the controversial process of fracking

Energy firm's bid to drill exploratory fracking well at South Yorkshire site

An energy firm has said it wants to drill an exploratory well at a South Yorkshire site, which could pave the way for the controversial process of fracking.

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Nature Fest at Weston Park: Connell Mulqueen (7) looking at a giraffe skull with Museums Sheffield volunteer Beth Shreeves

Feature: Wonders of natural world brought within easy reach

Sheffield Nature Fest allowed the public to see how inner-city charities and voluntary groups are working to conserve the nature on our doorstep

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Bin collections.

Veolia boss 'confident' of striking a deal with Sheffield Council over waste contract

A private company which handles Sheffield's waste services is still hopeful of striking a deal with the council - despite concerns that the firm is no longer delivering value for money.

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Warde Avenue, Balby. Picture: Google

Sinkhole appears close to Doncaster town centre

A sinkhole has appeared on a street close to Doncaster town centre this afternoon.

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Run routes in Ecclesall Woods.

Sheffield’s ancient woodland to be seat of learning

Ancient woodland in Sheffield is to feature as the site for preservation work and to help teach about skills and crafts from long ago.

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Testing out the e-bike

Column: Do the environment a favour and get out and about on an electric bike

So what is an e-bike? Well, e-bikes come in as many variations as ordinary bikes, but the type my partner and I use for utility and leisure duties around town are essentially normal, sturdy upright bicycles built around an electric motor and battery.

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National Trust Rangers at work around Longshaw: Ranger Lucy Holmes removing ragworth from fields near Froggatt

Feature: Heroes of the Peak District keep national park in trim

Rangers perform never-ending work to maintain often-fragile habitats.

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The Veolia plant.

Profiteering allegations as row over where Sheffield's waste is sent rumbles on

A waste management firm is being urged to come clean about where they have been sending Sheffield's litter - amid claims they have been burning recyclable waste.

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Wigan Council received hundreds of noise complaints last year

Northern Lights: Unintended thoughtlessness that affects others’ lives and health

Earlier this year I wrote in this column about the development with the two universities and the Foundation Trust, of a vision strategy for South Yorkshire, which would underpin the development of devolved powers and some limited resources from government, to what has become known as the City Region. That strategy alongside the State of Sheffield report was published in February and much has happened since.

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Sheffield's 'tree three' accuse council of being influenced by corporate sector in felling dispute

Sheffield's 'tree three' accuse council of being influenced by corporate sector in felling dispute

Sheffield City Council have been influenced by "corporate and business responsibilities" in felling thousands of healthy trees despite widespread protest, a court heard today.

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Government to announce ban on new petrol and diesel cars

New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

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A lightning bolt over the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth last night as storms moved up the country toward Yorkshire. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Yorkshire Weather: When will the thunderstorms hit and how severe are they likely to be?

Thunderstorms are continuing to affect parts of Britain, with lightning and heavy downpours expected to hit both the morning and evening rush hours.

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