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New public space for 'events and enjoyment' planned in Sheffield's listed Paradise Square

It is Sheffield's only complete Georgian square, an upmarket place where solicitors, barristers and estate agents have found a suitably refined home.

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Lord Mayor Magid Magid and Sheffield to The Somme supporters

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor Magid is swapping his chains of office for a bike chain

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor is swapping his chains of office for a bike chain – to raise money to commemorate the city’s war heroes in an epic bike ride.

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Benoit Compin (left) and Paul Brooke outside court. Pic: Dave Higgens

Sheffield tree campaigners vow to continue protests despite convictions

Protests against tree-felling in Sheffield will continue despite a judge convicting three demonstrators of breaching an injunction - leaving them facing the prospect of paying tens of thousands in legal fees, campaigners have vowed.

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One of the breaches relates to an incident that occurred on Abbeydale Park Rise in March, involving Benoit Compin

Two Sheffield tree campaigners given suspended prison sentences for breaching protest injunctions

Two tree campaigners have been given suspended prison sentences after being found in contempt of court for breaching an injunction banning ‘direct action’ protests against controversial tree-felling work in Sheffield, a judge has ruled this afternoon.
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Professor Vanessa Toumin and lord mayor Magid Magid

Northern Lights: Everyone is talking about Sheffield as Magic lord mayor shares his story

My Google alert for Sheffield rocketed in May. Mentions in the Sunday Times, the Daily Mail, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, the independent and countless other media outlets, Channel 4, Sky, BBC and ITN, radio stations galore and that’s not withstanding the local alerts.

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Jared O'Mara. Picture: Dean Atkins

"I've helped thousands of people": Controversial Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara speaks for the first time in months on first anniversary of election

Jared O'Mara says he has no regrets about standing as the MP for Sheffield Hallam.
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Mary Wilson, widow of former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, dies aged 102

Jeremy Corbyn has led tributes to Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, after her death aged 102.

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Sheffield's new Lord Mayor, Coun Magid Magid

Column: Majid symbolises progress at last

When Meghan Markle married into the Royal family, what she effectively did is drag it into contemporary Britain. The diversity of the wedding was celebrated by millions, including people from black and ethnic minorities. It must have felt like a refreshing change.

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Scaffolding and white tarpaulin cover Fargate Court and the entrance to Chapel Walk. Picture: Andrew Roe

Council 'very disappointed' by six-month delay to £4.6m flats on Sheffield's main shopping street

Work to complete a £4.6 million scheme on Sheffield's main shopping street has stalled for more than six months - leaving the important Chapel Walk arcade covered in scaffolding and leading to claims of a downturn in trade as well as an increase in antisocial behaviour.
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Passengers have suffered unprecedented delays and cancellations on Northern services since new timetables were introduced last week.

'Truly sorry' Northern rail warns it will take weeks to improve services following delays and cancellation chaos across the North

Northern rail has warned it will take weeks to turn around unprecedented delays and cancellations which are causing chaos for millions of commuters.
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Railway station at Doncaster Sheffield Airport would be “truly game-changing” for the North, says Dan Jarvis

Railway station at Doncaster Sheffield Airport would be “truly game-changing” for the North, says Dan Jarvis

A railway station connecting Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the East Coast Main Line would be “truly game-changing” for the North of England, according to the country’s newest metro-mayor.
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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion

MPs demand Government acts to prevent gang related child sexual exploitation

A cross party group of MPs have written to the Government to highlight the urgent need to take effective action to confront gang related Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and to ensure that all statutory authorities are properly equipped to protect children.

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Work has begun on the next stage of a Sheffield-wide road resurfacing programme.

Work begins on second phase of Sheffield road resurfacing programme

Work has begun on the next stage of a Sheffield-wide road resurfacing programme.

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How Nichols & Co - the revamped Nichols Building at Shalesmoor in Sheffield - would look

Sheffield warehouse in line for major revival with flats, shops, cafés and bars planned

A Victorian warehouse in a resurgent area of Sheffield is to be revamped to become a £6 million home for new shops, cafés and bars as well as nearly 50 apartments.
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The contract to remove thousands of trees in Sheffield has been the source of considerable controversy.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Philip Booth of the Sheffield Conservation Advisory Group. Picture: Andrew Roe

How Sheffield's conservation advisors are keeping heritage up to date

Planning applications are straightforward affairs in many cases - new buildings on empty sites, house extensions and alterations to unremarkable premises feature heavily.
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John Mothersole, Sheffield Council chief executive, Laura Bennett, LEP board member and Sam Champan, of The Floow. Picture: Graham Dunn

"We feel confident about being who we are": Sheffield's vibrancy soars but challenges remain

Sheffield's vibrancy has grown so much in the past five years that it is now England's most improved place.
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Coun Magid Magid is to become the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Star Interview: The Sheffield Lord Mayor who wants to break with the past

Things are going to be different, says Councillor Magid Magid, now he is Sheffield’s lord mayor. And if certain quarters of the city become ruffled by any departures from longstanding traditions, he won’t be concerned – they will just have to adapt.

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