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Chance for Sheffield pupils to become cyber security experts

Sheffield teenagers have the chance to become cyber security experts by entering a Government competition.

Politics
Burmese refugee camps in Thailand. Umpiem Mai camp.

Dreams and despair of Burmese refugees forced to live behind fences in Thai camps

The lush mountainous region on the border of Thailand and Burma seems at first sight like a traveller's dream.

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Sheridan Smith

Column: All Things Equal - Civilised society’ lost generations

Sheffield is an incredibly diverse city that facilitates an international standard of education rivalling most universities in the world. It’s a place where young people come to realise their aspirations, potentially stay and prosper.

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Bryan Lodge, right, with Amey operations director Darren Butt

Contract that triggered Sheffield tree felling saga ‘open to change and negotiation’

The contract which triggered Sheffield’s controversial round of tree-felling ‘could be changed’, a senior city councillor has admitted.

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Graves Park - there are no easy answers to the challenges faced by public parks, the council has warned

Sheffield MP’s strategy call on parks question

Sheffield Council has been called upon to draw up a new strategic plan setting out how parks can be managed to ‘maximise their contribution’ to promoting healthy lifestyles, tackling social exclusion and fending off floods.

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The Plough, Sandygate

Sheffield pub supporters warm to firm’s enthusiasm

Campaigners have said they would be ‘more than happy’ to work with a Sheffield venues company in reviving a pub that has been spared the fate of becoming a convenience store.

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Leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

UKIP press officer offers resignation over Paul Nuttall Hillsborough controversy

The leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall has admitted he did not lose "close personal friends" during the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Gordon Watson

Building work set to begin at South Yorkshire village school to increase capacity

Building work at a popular Rotherham school is set to begin next month in order to increase capacity.

Education
Exclusive: All Sheffield and South Yorkshire NHS hospitals under review to find ‘unsustainable’ services

Exclusive: All Sheffield and South Yorkshire NHS hospitals under review to find ‘unsustainable’ services

All hospital services in Sheffield are under review as health bosses try to fill a £232 million financial blackhole.

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The Plough, Sandygate

Retailer drops bid to turn Sheffield pub into convenience store

A retailer has abandoned its bid to turn a Sheffield pub into a shop.

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Councillor Bill Mordue

Business month offers more than 40 events across Doncaster

February is Business Month in Doncaster and this year is bigger and better than ever.

Business
Double Diamond on Page Hall Road

Page Hall shop which sold fake vodka and cigarettes has alcohol licence stripped

A Sheffield shop which sold fake vodka and cigarettes can no longer sell alcohol following a Trading Standards investigation.

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Sta's on Main Road in Darnall

Sheffield shop has alcohol licence stripped after 'selling fake cigarettes' to children

A Sheffield shop which was discovered to be selling fake cigarettes to children has had its alcohol licence revoked.

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Town Hall bosses have had to cut 350m since 2010

More cuts and job losses are on the way as Sheffield Council confirms five per cent tax hike

Sheffield Council is facing a further £40 million of cuts – and could be forced to axe 225 job.
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Roger Dodds

Abuse victims of ex-Sheffield Council worker to sue authority

Sheffield Council could be ordered to pay compensation to the victims of ex-worker Roger Dodds.
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Council tax in Sheffield is set to rise by 4.99 per cent

Sheffield council tax set to rise by nearly five per cent

Council tax in Sheffield is to rise by nearly five per cent – to help pay for adult social care.

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The Rt Hon George Osborne MP and Lord Jim ONeill launch the first report from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership at AQL in Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson.

Raising standards in education is key to unlocking the North's potential, says new report

Schools could become the centrepiece of a drive to grow the North's economy by £100bn if they are given 'urgent attention', according to a new report.

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Roger Dodds

Ex-Sheffield Council worker jailed for sexually abusing students and colleagues

A former Sheffield Council education worker who sexually abused students and colleagues has been jailed for 16 years.

Crime 21
S1 Artspace at Park Hill flats.

Ambition to create 'new quarter of Sheffield' with £21m Park Hill arts investment

Community was at one point the key word for residents living in the famous ‘streets in the sky’ of Park Hill flats.

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View over Peace Gardens

Column: Let’s make city great for everyone

Never in my lifetime have I felt more vulnerable from the right-wing anti-political correctness brigade as I do now. This is a movement that claims to speak for the working class, and makes grand claims that it is anti-establishment.

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