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Telegraph View: City’s past captured forever

It isn’t often we get to write about places moving off the ‘at risk’ heritage list.

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Letters: Fracking epidemic to last for 100 years?

Letters: Fracking epidemic to last for 100 years?

You printed views of two pro-frackers last week. Neither live anywhere near Sheffield, and they said little new. Their mindset rubbishes opposition views as ‘contemptible’ – so said Lorraine Allanson, Friend of Ryedale Gas Exploration at Kirby Misperton.

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Letters: Driving the country headlong into gridlock

Letters: Driving the country headlong into gridlock

I’d been wondering how long it would be once the cold weather kicked in for people to start complaining about the resurfaced pedestrian footpaths becoming dangerously slippery surfaces due to the smoothness of the seemingly non-porous finish; thereby making ideal conditions for pavements to be turned into ice rinks. (Telegraph, February 8).

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Serious accusation to make and unless proven a public apology is called for

Serious accusation to make and unless proven a public apology is called for

I’m writing to respond to report on events yesterday at Chelsea Road in Nether Edge and in particular quotes from Councillor Bryan Lodge.

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Peter Mahy, Managing Partner at Howells Solicitors.

Favourite Things: I love the busy city balanced with country calm in Sheffield’

Peter Mahy came to study law at the University of Sheffield in 1990.

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Transport for the North should now completely redesign its plan

Transport for the North should now completely redesign its plan

Transport for the North spokespeople describe their Strategic Transport Plan in glowing terms (“Transport plan to boost economy by £100bn”, January 25)

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Star editor Nancy Fielder is campaigning for Pride in Sheffield.

Telegraph View: Rolling on back to a ‘new old’

There’s nothing new in the world.

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Letters: Yet another round of ‘minor changes”’to buses and trams has been put into effect by SYPTE.

Letters: Yet another round of ‘minor changes”’to buses and trams has been put into effect by SYPTE.

Certain phrases keep coming up in the description ofroute changes: Some, they say, are to “improve punctuality”, but what they mean is journeys will take longer, there will be less frequent bus services and this will lead to even more people using cars. They say other changes are to “improve sustainability” or are “due to a reduction of patronage” but in effect, there will be service cuts to maintain profits for bus companies, leading to even less usage and more service cuts. We are heading towards an ever-worsening crisis but in South Yorkshire, nobody seems to even show awareness that poor bus service is a serious problem. Sadly, SYPTE, First and Stagecoach aren’t providing a service, they are just managing and organizing service decline.

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Letters: Process is flawed and needs ripping up

Letters: Process is flawed and needs ripping up

The deadline for the NHS Sheffield consultation on ‘Making urgent care work better in Sheffield’ was extended from 18 December to 31 January, but how many people knew how to find out about it ? I only found out a few days ago because of being a member of the Patient Participation Group for Ecclesall and Netherthorpe Medical Centres. The consultation document can be found online at www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk.

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Letters: This policy is in place to prevent development

Letters: This policy is in place to prevent development

DLP Planning Ltd has submitted an outline planning application, on behalf of Hallam Land Management, to erect 93 dwellings on protected open space at

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Smoother roads causing major slip hazards rather than minor trip ones

Smoother roads causing major slip hazards rather than minor trip ones

I am very concerned that Amey, in ‘making Sheffield smoother’ are actually creating a massive health and safety risk. They are swapping minor trip hazards for major slip hazards.

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Letters: Integration between cycling and transport

Letters: Integration between cycling and transport

Regarding the council’s Clean Air Strategy, I have read and re-read the document and cannot find one example of an actual action the council is committed to making. One of the biggest causes of air pollution in Sheffield is fumes from cars.

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Letters: Buried away in papers

Letters: Buried away in papers

The council will spend about £79 million next year on the Streets Ahead contract, about double the £39 million spent on highway maintenance in 2011-12, the year before the highways PFI contract was signed. This puts extra pressure on the council budget.

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Letters: Fresh approach really needed on parking woes

Letters: Fresh approach really needed on parking woes

With the recent call by MPs and others for free parking at NHS Hospitals, a fresh approach is needed. 
This is because many drivers use the car parks whilst they are at work, so making it free will mean even less spaces for staff and visitors.

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Letters: Call on our elected representatives

Letters: Call on our elected representatives

The super-rich, politicians and huge global corporations will be meeting in the Davos ski-resort to pontificate about world affairs including the issue of inequality.

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Letters: Mess was an eyesore, so thank you council

Letters: Mess was an eyesore, so thank you council

I just wanted to say a public “thank you” to Sheffield Council employees who recently cleared away to litter and flytipping mess from under the bridge over Jervis Lum in Norfolk Heritage Park.

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Star editor Nancy Fielder is campaigning for Pride in Sheffield.

Telegraph View: Work with democracy team

Multi-million pound deals and lengthy contracts are enough to put most people off politics.

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Schools are now teaching about healthy teeth and the damage soft drinks cause

Schools are now teaching about healthy teeth and the damage soft drinks cause

More children are having rotten teeth taken out. The number of multiple tooth extractions from children’s mouths has been increasing over the last five years to nearly 43,000 in 2016-17. The cost of tooth extractions for under-18s in hospitals now tops £90 million a year.

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Although I’ll be sad to have to call it a day

Although I’ll be sad to have to call it a day

While it’s good to know that independent bookselling in Britain is undergoing something of a mini revival, the Booksellers Association report referred to in the Telegraph article (Places helping the book trade to turn a new page), tells only part of the story in that, as far as I am aware, it only covers independent bookshops selling new books.

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Letters: Bell ringers are a sociable bunch - and make the most of hobby’s traditions

Letters: Bell ringers are a sociable bunch - and make the most of hobby’s traditions

I would like to follow up last week’s article about bellringing by offering an invitation to anyone wishing to learn to ring at Sheffield Cathedral.

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