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Breaking with the student flats trend in Sheffield

Momentum is building behind one of the biggest residential housing schemes planned in and around Sheffield city centre.

Business
Sian Brown with paintings in Museums Sheffield's store. Picture: Chris Etchells

A chance to discover Sheffield's treasure trove

On the edge of Sheffield there's a treasure trove - a hoard of around 750,000 objects from paintings and wildlife specimens to ancient pottery and historic cutlery, kept for the city's people to learn from and enjoy.

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The Rt Rev Philip North spoke at Sheffield Cathedral when his nomination was announced, but later withdrew from the role.

Group set up to review church practices after controversy over prospective Sheffield bishop's stance on women priests

A special group will conduct a further review of the Church of England's approach to accepting priests opposed to ordaining women - after a prospective Bishop of Sheffield stepped aside because of his stance on female clergy.

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Inspectors found 75 per cent of rented properties in the area had 'high risk hazards'; which put tenants at risk by exposing them to serious harm such as 'fire, falls, excess cold and damp and mould'

Time running out to have your say on Sheffield Council scheme to clampdown on 'high-risk' flats

Consultation on a scheme which aims to clampdown on 'high-risk' flats in an area of Sheffield where inspectors found buckets being used in place of toilets is due to end in less than two weeks.

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Only a fifth of people said they would recommend visiting West Street and Devonshire Green after 11pm on a weekend, it was revealed in a new survey published this week.

Only one in five people would recommend West Street after 11pm on a weekend, new survey reveals

Only a fifth of people said they would recommend visiting West Street and Devonshire Green after 11pm on a weekend, it was revealed in a new survey published this week.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
Opinion
A One Day Without Us rally in York last year.

Historic 'one o'clock time signal' to sound at 2pm in Sheffield on day of action for migrants

A march will take place and a historic siren will sound at an unusual time on a day of action in Sheffield to show solidarity with migrants.
Politics
The Marathon Gates at Kelham Island Museum

Where to find the Marathon Gates from Sheffield's old Don Valley Stadium

They stood at the entrance to Sheffield's now-demolished Don Valley Stadium - and art experts believed their whereabouts were a mystery.
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VIDEO: Sheffield's pioneering Suffragettes remembered - 100 years on

Sheffield’s key role in the Suffragette movement has been celebrated - 100 years to the day since women first secured the vote.

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The new planting scheme follows a controversial decision to fell memorial trees on Western Road, Crookes, in Sheffield.

Find out where Sheffield's new war memorial trees are being planted - and how many each park will get

The sites where almost 300 war memorial trees will be planted in Sheffield have been mapped out.

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The Star is on the lookout for a part-time Local Democracy Reporter

Vacancy for part-time reporter to join the team at The Star

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.
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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.
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MP Gill Furniss and a veteran launch the campaign.

'More is known about the Jedi than armed forces community' - Sheffield MP

A Sheffield MP is backing a campaign to map the size and scale of the armed forces community - after claiming more is known about the fictional 'Jedi' religion in Star Wars.

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Professor Vanessa Toulmin.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: How much further do we have to go to for equal rights for women?

February 6 marks the centenary of The Representation of the People Act being passed through the Houses of Parliament and receiving Royal assent.

Opinion
Chrissy Meleady outside the shop that was once used by suffragettes. Picture: Andrew Roe

Historic 'suffrage shop' could be revived in Sheffield for landmark anniversary

A historic 'suffrage shop' where women campaigned for the right to vote could be revived 100 years after a landmark law was introduced.
Politics
Mark Latham and Richard Syddall at Park Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells

Consultation to start on flats for 350 students at Park Hill in Sheffield

Further details have been revealed of proposals to turn a derelict wing of the Park Hill estate in Sheffield into flats for 350 students as the overall regeneration project reaches a crucial 'tipping point' according to its developer.
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Ahmed Sedeeq. Picture: Andrew Roe

'I'm living under constant threat': Sheffield student Ahmed Sedeeq on surviving detention and fighting deportation to Iraq

Every two weeks Ahmed Sedeeq follows a well-worn routine. As a PhD candidate from northern Iraq with permission to study at Sheffield University, he is duty bound to register with the Home Office and quickly answer some basic questions - name, address, phone number - before carrying on with his day.
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Councillor Magid Magid.

Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield rules himself out of running to become Sheffield City Region mayor

The Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield has ruled himself out of the running to become Sheffield City Region mayor.

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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.

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Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh has called the tree felling situation on Meersbrook Park Road 'completely unsustainable'

'Completely unsustainable' - Sheffield MP calls on council contractor to halt tree felling pending further investigation

A Sheffield MP has called on council contractors to halt tree felling pending further investigation.
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