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Sir Michael Parkinson: Visiting Barnsley made me understand why people voted for Brexit

Sir Michael Parkinson has criticised a lack of Government investment in towns across the North of England.

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Gavin Furness with the snooker memorabilia that Sheffield resident Bill Hawcroft left to older persons' charity Sheffield Churches Council for Community Care when he died in December 2016.

Bill’s snooker legacy for Sheffield charity

A collection of snooker memorabilia, left to an older persons’ charity by a man who benefited from their support, could raise hundreds of pounds.

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General Election 2017: Who's standing in South Yorkshire?

General Election 2017: Who's standing in South Yorkshire?

The people of South Yorkshire will choose their MPs this summer after a snap General Election was called for June 8.

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Streets Ahead work in Western Road, Sheffield.

More than 5,000 complaints made about Sheffield road works in 12 months

Residents made more than 5,000 complaints about road repair work and maintenance in Sheffield last year.

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VIDEO: Lib Dems launch General Election campaign in Sheffield with vow to become 'effective opposition'

The Liberal Democrats plan to fight a hard Brexit and challenge Labour’s council policies in their efforts to win Sheffield voters.

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Members of Form, an internship gap year at St Thomas Philadelphia church in Sheffield, are holding an auction to raise 5,000 to fly to Sicily and work with refugees.

Sheffield team launches auction to fund trip to help refugees in Sicily

A group of Sheffield young people are holding an auction to raise the money they need to help refugees and trafficked women.
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Sheffield Eagles v London: Pic by Simon Hall

Meaningful talks yet to start over new Sheffield Eagles stadium

Sheffield Eagles director Mark Aston has confirmed that dialogue has resumed with the council over plans for their return to the city, but progress remains minimal.

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Pressing ahead with old Sheffield hotel’s demolition

Pressing ahead with old Sheffield hotel’s demolition

Much of Broomhill’s derelict former Hallam Tower Hotel is finally set to be demolished under new plans lodged following a 19-year-old student’s death at the site.

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BREAKING: Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election

Prime Minister Theresa May has today called a snap general election.

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South Yorkshire MP takes the blindfold challenge

Last Friday Dan Jarvis, the MP for Barnsley Central, met with Guide Dogs for the Blind to discuss the problem of access refusals to taxis.

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Councillor Steve Wilson, Sheffield Council's 'cycling champion', pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Wilson MC 3

Star Interview with Richard Blackledge: ‘Cycling can be for everyone in Sheffield’

“I can remember what this used to be like,” says Steve Wilson, pushing his bike along Portobello on Sheffield University’s campus, a street remodelled as a sanctuary for cyclists and pedestrians.

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An artist's impression of Mercia School, off Cartnerknowle Road, Sheffield. Photo: Bond Bryan

BREAKING: Plans for £25m secondary school in Sheffield approved

Sheffield councillors have approved a plan to build a £25 million secondary school in the south of the city.
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Kane Yeardley, Veronica Hardstaff and Chris Reece looking at the plans for Walkley Carnegie Library

Writing a new chapter in story of Sheffield library café

“It’s an evolution of the concept of a library,” said Kane Yeardley, examining the architects’ blueprints for a plan to unite books, food and drink that has taken a major step towards fruition. “But it’s not been easy. There’s a lot of work to do. And we’ve still got to prove ourselves.”

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Artist impression of the new Bannerdale School

New secondary school in Sheffield set to get the go-ahead despite concerns over contaminated land

Plans to build a new secondary school in Sheffield are expected to be given the green light next week.

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Sheffield Council chief executive John Mothersole

Top salaries for Sheffield Council bosses revealed in new report

New figures show Sheffield Council’s chief executive John Mothersole was paid over £219,000 in salary and pension contributions last year.

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Competition to inspire South Yorkshire tenants and leaseholders to show off their gardens

Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in the run up to National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants and leaseholders to enter the popular contest.

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John Lewis Sheffield's head of branch, Tom Holmes, for a Star Interview spread.

Interview with Richard Blackledge: Looking to the future of Sheffield’s shopping institution

“I love the fact that people still call it Cole Brothers,” says Tom Holmes, surrounded by customers sitting down for elevenses in the café at Sheffield’s John Lewis store.

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Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield

MP raises over £1,800 for Sheffield women’s charities

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has raised £1,849.00 for women’s charities Sheffield Rape Crisis and Ashiana Sheffield.

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How the old bus shelter in Whirlowbrook Park could look once converted and extented to create a cafe

Sheffield park café set to return

The café in Whirlowbrook Park finally looks set to make a permanent comeback.

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Have your say on Sheffield opposition councillors' dramatic walkout

POLL: Were Sheffield opposition councillors right to walk out of yesterday's meeting?

Sheffield Lib Dem, Green and UKIP councillors staged a dramatic walk out in yesterday's full council meeting.

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