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Star Interview: ‘We have a very good chance to put a Liberal Democrat MP back in Sheffield Hallam’

Laura Gordon is feeling the winter chill. She’s standing for photographs outside Sheffield Cathedral and trying her best to adjust to the plummeting temperatures.

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Hanover tower block on Exeter Drive, Broomhall

Installation of sprinklers in Sheffield's 24 tower blocks could take up to two years

Installing sprinklers in all of Sheffield's tower blocks could take up to two years and will only begin once the Grenfell Tower interim report has been published, the council confirmed.

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Kim Streets

'I'm keen we get it right': Sheffield museums boss says library and gallery building could become 'vital and vibrant cultural destination'

Turning Sheffield's Central Library and Graves Gallery building into a landmark arts centre rather than a five-star hotel could create a 'vital and vibrant cultural destination', a city museums boss has said.

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Sheffield Central Library.

Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre

Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Gallery building is highly unlikely to be converted into a five-star hotel - as plans are being drawn up to turn the entire venue into a landmark cultural hub as well as creating a £20 million library in the city’s new retail quarter.

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Exhaust emissions - a source of pollution.

Workplace parking charges, tram network extensions, better cycle lanes and charge on polluting vehicles suggested in drive to boost transport and cut pollution in Sheffield

Efforts to clean up Sheffield's air and prevent the city's roads from being gridlocked with traffic are gathering pace.
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Running in Sheffield.

Sheffield residents would pay more tax to fund health services, Star survey finds

More than 70 per cent of people in Sheffield would pay an extra penny on their income tax to fund better healthcare services, a major survey has found - as half of those who took part have struggled to get an appointment with a GP in the last year.

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Potholes appeared on Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall, last year after it had been resurfaced. Picture: Glenn Ashley

Roads, health funds and cleanliness of streets falling short in Sheffield, Star survey finds

Sheffield’s roads are the city’s worst-maintained public service - and local hospitals, GP surgeries and dental practices are the area most in need of increased funds.

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Councillor Mazher Iqbal, left, with Diane Jarvis, David Oliver and Mike Hague from Idaq

Free Wi-Fi is on its way to Sheffield city centre

A 10-year deal has been announced that will see free, high-speed Wi-Fi access brought to outdoor areas and public buildings in Sheffield city centre
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Infrastructure work on a new 413-home development in Sheffield is due to begin by the end of the year, the council has confirmed.

Work on Sheffield housing developing to start on former Brickwork site

Infrastructure work on a new 413-home development in Sheffield is due to begin by the end of the year, the council has confirmed.
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Electricity plant set for approval despite more than 95 objections

Electricity plant set for approval despite more than 95 objections

Proposals to create a new gas-powered electricity plant on the outskirts of Sheffield are recommended for approval, despite scores of objections.

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Carver Street will be closed to traffic on Friday and Saturdays until December 23. It will also be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Picture: Google Maps.

Sheffield road to be closed to traffic to help festive revellers stay safe

A busy road in Sheffield city centre will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights over the next few weeks, in a bid to help festive revellers stay safe.

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The old Traditional Heritage Museum on Ecclesall Road

Former museum in Sheffield to become new bar

The former home of Sheffield's Traditional Heritage Museum is to become a new bar.
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Shop to house idea

Shop to house idea

An old sandwich bar could be turned into a shared house.

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Sheffield boxing gym ‘must go’, say planning officers

Sheffield boxing gym ‘must go’, say planning officers

A boxing gym in the basement of an old pub in Sheffield could be told to close as the club is running without permission.

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An artist's impression of the approved 21-storey tower of student flats, showing how it will look from Furnival Square. Picture: Urban Innovations

New vision for key site in Sheffield gets go-ahead

Another big development of student flats has been given the go-ahead in Sheffield - this time a giant 21-storey tower offering space for more than 450 residents.

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Music fans at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield - Picture: Dean Atkins

Decision nears on Tramlines' move to Hillsborough Park in Sheffield

A decision will be made next week on whether to allow Sheffield's Tramlines music festival to move to Hillsborough Park.
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Amey hired security guards restrain the tree campaigner. Picture: AT

Amey hired security guards restrained masked Sheffield tree protester because he was 'carrying scissors in bag'

Council contractor Amey say a 'masked' Sheffield tree protester was restrained because he was 'carrying scissors in a bag'.
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A flood storage area is proposed at Endcliffe Park

'Preferred options' chosen for £93 million Sheffield flood defences

Council officers have picked the flood defences they want to build as part of a £93 million drive to protect Sheffield from being deluged in years to come.

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An artist's impression from the outline planning application in 2015

Fresh masterplan for next phase of Sheffield's new 'heart of the city' expected soon

A fresh masterplan for the next phase of Sheffield's new retail quarter is to be revealed early next year - and the multi-million pound scheme has been given a different name.
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Young inspectors who deliver services to South Yorkshire children scoop national award

Young inspectors who deliver services to South Yorkshire children scoop national award

A team of young people who inspect services delivered to children and young people in Rotherham has been nationally recognised for their work at a prestigious award ceremony in London.

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