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'Women hold this city together': Sheffield rolls out honours in centenary year

Women's contribution to society, says Anne Murphy, too frequently goes under the radar.
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Lisa Firth, Sheffield Council's head of parks and countryside. Picture: Chris Etchells

Growing concerns lead to rethink over trees for Sheffield's war dead

More Sheffield parks are to become the home of war memorial trees as a scheme to plant 300 new monuments has undergone a big rethink.
Environment
South Yorkshire's police horse team returns to the county two years after cost-cutting move

South Yorkshire's police horse team returns to the county two years after cost-cutting move

South Yorkshire’s police mounted section has moved back into the county barely two years after the horses and riders were switched to shared premises in Wakefield under a cost saving plan with the West Yorkshrie force.

Crime
Clive Betts at Westminster.

Sheffield MP Clive Betts back in the Commons after stem cell transplant to treat cancer

A veteran Sheffield MP undergoing treatment for cancer says he is 'fully back in action' after making his return to the House of Commons.
Health
Hannah Kitching from Penistone is hoping to become the mayor for the Sheffield City Region. Picture: George Torr

Who is Hannah Kitching? Meet the Lib Dem candidate for South Yorkshire mayor

Lib Dem Hannah Kitching wants to propel South Yorkshire to the next level by overhauling the region’s transport and making the county a better place to do business.
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Steve Howell was Labours deputy director of strategy and communications throughout the snap election campaign. Picture: Huw John

Star Interview: Sheffield council officer turned PR guru at the heart of a great political upset

Last summer the idea of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sweeping into 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister briefly became a genuine prospect.
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Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield

MP opens new refugee refuge in Sheffield

A refuge for refugees will be officially opened this week.

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Crackdown on drunken airline passengers

CRACKDOWN: Alcohol to be kept in sealed bags to put a stop to drunken airline passengers

All alcohol bought at airport shops could be placed in sealed bags in a crackdown on disruption by drunken passengers.
Transport
Sheffield will go to the polls on May 3

FULL LIST of candidates standing in the 2018 Sheffield City Council elections

The candidates for this year's Sheffield City Council elections have been announced.

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How Castlegate in Sheffield is about to rise again

A bright, modern future for Sheffield city centre's most historic district is beginning to crystallise, thinks the council director who is now fully in charge of the area's revival.

Business
Full parking bays outside Portland Works.

Parking 'impossible' at restored Sheffield works as commuters snap up cheaper spaces

Parking has become 'impossible' for craftspeople and visitors at a revived metalworks in Sheffield according to directors who want a rethink following a change of rules.
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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.

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Lord Bob Kerslake in Millennium Square outside the Winter Garden, part of the original Heart of the City scheme in Sheffield. Picture by Marie Caley

Star Interview: 'We only exist once and should make an impact': Lord Bob Kerslake on his Manchester bomb report, living in Sheffield and juggling roles

If Lord Bob Kerslake confesses to feeling stretched, it really must have been a busy week. It’s early on Friday morning and he’s installed himself in a booth at a Sheffield city centre hotel – tie off, porridge eaten, pot of coffee on the go – after catching the train up from London.

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VIDEO: Sheffield traffic warden 'throttled' by angry driver welcomes council spend on body cameras

A Sheffield traffic warden was throttled by an angry driver as he tried to give him a parking ticket.

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Phil Holmes, director of adult services at Sheffield Council.

Sheffield Council boss has his say on dementia care home residents facing eviction by NHS chiefs

Sheffield Council and the NHS 'need to improve' the way they work after dementia care home residents were told they face eviction.
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An artist's impression of the Hoyle Street development. The old HSBC offices will be knocked down, with only the listed cementation furnace retained. Picture: Mace

Plans submitted for £100m flats scheme at site of former HSBC offices in Sheffield

Plans have been lodged to turn banking giant HSBC's old offices on Hoyle Street in Sheffield into a £100 million development of residential apartments and student flats - keeping an important listed monument at its core.
Business
The old Parkwood landfill site. Picture: Andrew Roe

Measures to halt pollution at old Sheffield landfill sites will cost over £500,000

More than half a million pounds is to be spent on measures to stop harmful waste leaking from two former landfill sites in Sheffield.
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Councillor Dominic Beck

Council commits over £50 million to deliver new homes for Rotherham

Work has started on a major new build programme to develop over 300 high quality homes in Rotherham.

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An artist's impression showing the sculpture trail in its entirety. Illustration: Ella Worthington

Chimney sculptures at Tinsley Towers site need a rethink after £4m funding bid is rejected

The creation of a mile-long trail of monumental chimneys in Sheffield to replace the demolished Tinsley cooling towers will be subject to a rethink after the project lost out on a £4 million bid.
Business
Dan Jarvis MP.

Dan Jarvis selected as Labour Party candidate for Sheffield City Region mayor

Labour party members in South Yorkshire have today selected Dan Jarvis to contest the Sheffield City Region mayoral election.
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