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Ikea, Sheffield Road, Attercliffe Common.

IKEA and Meadowhall pay £30m to cut jams in Sheffield

IKEA and Meadowhall are stumping up £30m to cut jams in Sheffield after the council “played hardball” over congestion.

SHEFFIELD BUSINESS AWARDS: Large firms and marketing companies urged to apply.

SHEFFIELD BUSINESS AWARDS: Large firms and marketing companies urged to apply.

Bosses of large firms and marketing and communication companies are being urged to apply for Sheffield Business Awards.

Jake Berry says a One Yorkshire deal is not on offer but if that changed it would take several years to implement.

MINISTER: Sheffield City Region devolution no barrier to Yorkshire deal

The Northern Powerhouse minister has assured politicians that signing up to devolution in Sheffield City Region would not prevent them joining a Yorkshire deal in future.

New hashtag campaign to highlight the Peak’s hidden gems

New hashtag campaign to highlight the Peak’s hidden gems

Social media users are being invited to share their stunning shots of what they think is unique and inspiring about the Peak District and Derbyshire in a new hashtag campaign aiming to spread the word about its most special and secret gems.

The City of London at dusk. Hansteen Holdings plans to return �580m to shareholders by the end of the year. Photo:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Hansteen Holdings receives boost from growth of online retailing

PROPERTY group Hansteen Holdings, which has a large portfolio in Yorkshire, plans to return £580m to shareholders by the end of the year, after its performance was boosted by the growth of online retailing.

The site in Manor.

Approval for 256-home estate in Sheffield suburb

Councillors have approved a developer's plan to finish off a Sheffield housing estate.

The old Peugeot showroom will be knocked down to make way for the flats.

Councillors approve plans for 526-bed student block in Sheffield

Plans for a huge student complex on a former car showroom site have been approved.

The Osteopathic Practice in Sale Hill, Broomhill

Councillors look for clarity after concerns over shared housing plan in Sheffield neighbourhood

Councillors will visit a Sheffield clinic after neighbours objected to plans to convert part of it into a shared house.
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Robert Hough, chairman of Peel Airports, comments on devolution.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport boss urges politicians to decide on Sheffield City Region’s devolution deal

The boss of Doncaster Sheffield Airport has urged politicians to make a decision about Sheffield City Region’s devolution deal to take advantage of the “massive opportunities” it brings.

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Jeff Fairburn of Persimmon

Persimmon receives boost from ‘confident’ new homes market

Housebuilder Persimmon reported a hefty rise in half-year profits as it said high employment levels are supporting the market and mitigating the impact of Brexit-fuelled inflation.

Lidl has increased its market share

‘Lidl becomes UK’s seventh largest supermarket’

Lidl has become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket, according to new data.

The HS2 route in South Yorkshire and beyond.

Working together to extract maximum benefits from HS2

The Department for Transport announcements last month were eagerly awaited by everyone with an interest in HS2, supporters and opponents alike.

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The WASPI group from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

‘Cross-party support grows for the WASPI campaign’

CROSS-party support is growing for a campaign to force the Government to offer fair transitional arrangements to women who are suffering hardship because of changes to the state pension age, it has been claimed.

Six hundred people now live in the redeveloped part of Park Hill flats.

Take a guided tour of Sheffield's Park Hill flats with new residents

New residents of one of Sheffield's most iconic housing developments are sharing their lives with others through regular guided tours.


Tesco recalls thousands of products including Maltesers, Galaxy bars and Quorn mince

Tesco has recalled a huge list of items and products, including chocolate bars and quorn mince.

News 1
Pork products sold at a leading supermarket may have infected British shoppers with a virus that can cause liver failure and death

Contaminated supermarket sausages could be infecting shoppers with hepatitis

Pork products sold at a leading supermarket may have infected British shoppers with a virus that can cause liver failure and death, it has emerged.

Sheffield's Steps Rehabilitation secures a 250,000 loan from the EU.
From left, Enterprise Ventures investment manager Pete Sorsby, Steps managing director Jules Leahy, client Ian Trundell, clinical director Toria Chan, Sean Hutchinson of the British Business Bank, Steps rehab assistant Bethan Jones and chairman Ray Boulger.

Photo: Shaun Flannery

EU fund helps Sheffield rehab centre on mission for national excellence

A Sheffield recovery centre will almost double its staff thanks in part to a loan from a European Union fund.
Sheffield retail quarter under construction.

Chance for Sheffield teenagers to find out about construction careers on retail quarter site visit

Sheffield school leavers can get a taste of a potential next step with a special look at how the city is being developed.

Sheffield Train Station.

Railway fiasco will cripple this city

The announcement last month, (July 20,2017), regarding decisions to postpone or cancel several railway electrification projects can only be described as fundamentally flawed.

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