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New accommodation to help South Yorkshire people stay independent for longer

Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House that offer short term accommodation for up to six weeks to adults with health and/or care needs under the badge of the ‘short stay project’.

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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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Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. Picture: Andrew Roe

Chance for a ‘bigger and better five-star arts venue’ in Sheffield

The proposed redevelopment of the Central Library and Graves Gallery building in Sheffield represents an opportunity to create a bigger and better arts venue in the city, a culture chief has said.

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MP attends NSPCC Schools Service’s Speak Out Stay Safe sessions in South Yorkshire

Sarah Champion MP attended an NSPCC Schools Service Speak Out Stay Safe sessions in at Canklow Woods Primary School in Rotherham on Friday.

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South Yorkshire to get £3m for transport improvements

The Government will spend almost £3 million coming up with ways to improve key South Yorkshire transport routes.
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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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Walkley Library.

Plan to keep funding volunteer-run Sheffield libraries until 2020

Councillors will be asked to back a plan to continue giving financial support to volunteer-run Sheffield libraries.
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Doncaster MP calls to tackle slum landlords

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint is calling for selective licensing to be extended across the borough, after visiting Newham in London, where the council runs a borough-wide licensing scheme.

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Will O'Reilly with his team of investigators

SPECIAL REPORT: Hundreds of illegal cigarettes recovered in

Undercover investigators uncovered hundreds of illegal cigarettes available to buy in pubs, shops and from houses on residential streets in the space of a few hours during an operation in Doncaster.

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Sheffield Central Library

Sheffield Council makes library pledge after five star hotel anger

Sheffield Council has promised to keep a full library service in the city centre if a plan to turn the Central Library into a five star hotel goes ahead.
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Sheffield Central Library could become a five star hotel.

Chinese firm's plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five star hotel

Chinese investors want to turn Sheffield's Central Library into the city's first five star hotel.

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Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore signs a 60-year partnership deal with Wang Chunming, chairman and president of Chinese firm Sichuan Guodong Construction Group, in Sheffield's sister city Chengdu.

Chinese plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five star hotel

Sheffield’s 60-year Chinese investment partnership could begin with a five-star hotel in the Central Library building and a £30 million city centre residential development.

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Norfolk Park Student Village

Plan to convert Sheffield student flats to private housing

Students flats on the edge of Norfolk Heritage Park could be turned into private housing.

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The latest image of the �300m Meadowhall extension. Photo: British Land

Telegraph Voices: Does Sheffield need the proposed £300 million extension at Meadowhall?

Molly Williams, student, Sheffield Hallam University

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Houses being built in Derbyshire as house building has got off to its best start to the year since 2007, with most of the UK seeing strong growth, an industry body has reported.

Column: Quantity and quality are equally vital

We need more new homes. Everyone knows this. But too often the conversation stops there. The question of ‘what new homes do we want?’ doesn’t get asked. We want to shift the debate from ‘we need more homes’ to ‘we need more and better homes’.

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Poppy day: Sheffield sports club shows what it thinks about “stupid” FIFA

Tony Smith, owner of the Sheffield Steelers ice hockey club, has poured scorn on football governing bodies for their stance on wearing poppies over to mark to mark Armistice weekend.

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Fly-tipping in Sheffield.

Sheffield Council defends fly-tipping record

Sheffield Council has issued four penalty charge notice to fly-tippers under tough new laws.

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St Cecilia's Church, Parson Cross, Sheffield.

Sheffield church to be turned into apartments

A developer has revealed plans to turn a 20th century church into apartments.

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Little Kelham.

Developments give a new heart to industrial Kelham Island

It was once the heart of Sheffield industry, but Kelham Island is finding a new reputation as a trendy city centre suburb.
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Hurlfied View is set to close in March 2017

Move to reassure relatives as Sheffield's last specialist dementia care home sets to close

Sheffield’s last remaining specialist dementia care home is to close, city health bosses have confirmed.
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