Read Sheffield Council's secret contract policy for felling trees in full

Sheffield Council's long secret contractual policy for the felling of thousands of trees in the city has been made public for the first time today.

Councillor Bryan Lodge was among the Sheffield Council officials to insist felling is only done as a last resort.

Sheffield Council challenged to prove 'last resort' claims on tree-felling after contract revelation

Sheffield City Council has been challenged to prove its repeated claims that tree-felling in the city is only done as a “last resort” after it was revealed the previously-secret policy for replacing them contains no such guarantee.

Tree-felling work in the city is currently on hold but earlier this year dozens of police officers were sent out to support operations.

Sheffield Council's secret policy for tree-felling revealed

Sheffield Council’s secret contract for the controversial felling of thousands of street trees focuses on minimising maintenance costs while containing no mention of removals only happening as a “last resort” as the authority has repeatedly claimed in the past, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

Jarvis Cocker will be among the speakers at a tree-felling protest rally in Sheffield this Saturday.

Jarvis Cocker to speak at major Sheffield tree protest rally this weekend

Seventeen years ago, a song called ‘The Trees’ was among the final singles released by Jarvis Cocker’s much-loved band Pulp. Now one of Sheffield’s most-famous sons is playing an increasingly-prominent role in the growing campaign to save thousands of the city’s street trees from the axe.

The Hillsborough disaster unfolds in 1989.

No Hillsborough 'cover-up' charges for three former South Yorkshire Police officers

Three former South Yorkshire Police will not face charges into allegations of a "cover-up" by the force following the Hillsborough disaster - despite “indications” that two of them may have committed a criminal offence.
Dozens of police officers were in attendance at Abbeydale Park Rise today. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Sheffield tree-felling saga: Man arrested and woman injured as dozens of police and security staff descend on suburb

A man has been arrested, a woman injured and numerous people reported to court for summons in the latest stand-off in the increasingly-bitter Sheffield tree-felling row as dozens of police officers and private security staff descended on a suburban street today.
Protest groups against fracking have been set up across Yorkshire and in North-East Derbyshire.

Fracking safety fears for former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire taken to Government regulator

Concerns about the safety of conducting fracking in former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire have been taken to the Government’s regulator in charge of overseeing the development of the shale gas industry.
Demonstrators surrounded a threatened tree on Meersbrook Park Road. Pic: Luis Arroyo

Sheffield tree-felling work 'paused' after assault allegations involving demonstrators and Amey staff

Controversial tree-felling work in Sheffield has been temporarily paused after clashes during protests.


Revealed: The worst rip-off prices being charged online for gigs in Sheffield

Tickets to popular concerts in Sheffield are being sold on secondary ticketing sites for more than four times their face value, a investigation by The Star has found.
South Yorkshire Police is facing compensation claims over its handling of the Hillsborough disaster, as well as the Rotherham abuse scandal.

Hillsborough disaster and Rotherham scandal compensation costs leave South Yorkshire Police facing 'very serious situation'

Ongoing compensation claims against South Yorkshire Police over the Hillsborough disaster and the Rotherham abuse scandal mean the force is facing a "very serious" financial situation unless the Government steps in, police commissioner Alan Billings has warned.


Yorkshire’s Brexit resistance: Why campaigners in Leeds, York and Sheffield think EU departure can be stopped

Hundreds of people across Yorkshire have joined ‘Brexit resistance’ groups - and are becoming increasingly hopeful that Britain may remain in the EU. Chris Burn reports.

Fred Spiksley England portrait

New film planned about Sheffield Wednesday legend who worked with Charlie Chaplin and escaped POW camp

A fundraising campaign has been launched to create a film about the remarkable life of flawed Victorian football hero Fred Spiksley. Chris Burn reports.

10 Oct 2017....... Feature picture of Sheffield businessman Mark Ritson who had his life saved by a teenage bone marrow donor from Germany. Mark with his wife Lisa and children Iona and Magnus. Picture Scott Merrylees

A teenage stranger saved my life

Businessman Mark Ritson had his life saved by a teenage bone marrow donor from Germany – now he has two children and has run the London Marathon. Chris Burn reports.

Protests over ongoing tree-felling in Sheffield have resulted in more than a dozen arrests.

Sheffield Council facing financial penalty of millions after delays caused by tree panel consultations

Sheffield Council faces a financial penalty running into millions because of major delays to highways improvements caused by its decision to set up an independent panel to advise on its controversial tree-felling strategy, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.
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