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The M1 on Sheffield's outskirts is now officially a 'smart' motorway - but what does that mean for drivers?

It's taken months of engineering works but the M1 between junctions 32 and 35a on the outskirts of Sheffield is now officially a 'smart' motorway.
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From left Coun Chris Read, Dr Dion Vaughan, Lord Prior, Doug Caster CBE and Tony Pedder cut the ribbon at the launch of Metalysis' new headquarters.

Old steelworks in metal powders plan

Old steelworks in Sheffield could be brought back to life under plans to install ‘reactors’ making highly-prized powdered metals.

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David Hall, chief executive of Polypipe

Polypipe brushes off Brexit fears to deliver record results

MANUFACTURING firm Polypipe has brushed off Brexit fears to reel in record full year results.

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Full throttle as supercar experience rides back to Meadowhall for Bluebell Wood

Following the overwhelming success of 2016’s Supercar Experience in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Meadowhall is delighted to announce the return of the revved-up event

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How to recover after being made redundant

How to recover after being made redundant

There’s no dressing it up, redundancy is difficult to deal with. It’s a bitter blow to your self-esteem, your finances, and often your health.

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Metalysis' Materials Discovery Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park

South Yorkshire metals pioneer in £10m expansion

A South Yorkshire metals company is today launching a research centre as part of a £10million expansion set to create 35 jobs.

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Residents will be polled on devolution again.

Sheffield City Region devolution poll set to be run again

A huge consultation on Sheffield City Region’s devolution deal is being run again after the first one was challenged in court.

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Sheffield Arena. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheffield venues under review as budget cuts mount

An ‘extensive business review’ of Sheffield’s sports and entertainment facilities is to be carried out amid budget cuts.

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Terry Jones of BDO LLP in Yorkshire

Survey indicates many accountants are feeling disaffected, says regional head of BDO

The regional head of a business advisory firm is worried that many accountants may be feeling disaffected with their profession, after a survey revealed that most UK accountants plan to leave their job.

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Car park in Woodhouse

Taxi driver criticises car park refund scheme after discovering only two retailers take part

A taxi driver has hit out at a new refund scheme at a Sheffield car park - because only two retailers offer motorists their money back.

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Craig Such, the managing director of Azzure IT

Skills academy helps Sheffield-based Azzure IT soar ahead of competition

AN IT firm expects to see its turnover soar after establishing an academy which will help to keep skilled jobs in Yorkshire.

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Sheffield's assay master Ashley Carson - who has been at the assay office for 40 years, and master for 25 - for a Star Interview feature spread about his work, the changing city, the assay Office and what the future holds.

Star Interview with Richard Blackledge: Assay Master’s 40 years with Sheffield’s hallmark of quality

In the mid-1970s, Ashley Carson could be found as a schoolboy sweeping the yard and polishing the bosses’ cars at Sheffield’s Assay Office.

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Arnie Singh and Mehmood Hussein

South Yorkshire taxi firm takeover will ‘protect’ jobs

South Yorkshire firm City Taxis continues to expand with its third company takeover in a year, as it acquires Wath’s Skyline Taxis under its Northern Taxis brand.

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Residents are being urged to open Credit Union accounts rather than turning to loan sharks

Sheffield Credit Union launches new scheme to deter people from using loan sharks

Residents in Sheffield at risk of turning to loan sharks are being urged to turn elsewhere for help.

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Impression of the proposed McLaren factory on the AMP, bottom right.

McLaren factory plan submitted

A plan has been submitted for McLaren’s supercar factory on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham.

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A  Redrow housing development in Kent, as the housebuilder pulled out of the takeover tussle for under-pressure rival Bovis Homes, saying it would not return with a higher offer. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 28, 2017. Redrow said it was giving up its pursuit because it had decided it was "not in its shareholders' best interests to increase its proposal" after its initial approach was rebuffed by Bovis just over two weeks ago. Photo:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Redrow abandons pursuit of rival housebuilder Bovis

Housebuilder Redrow has pulled out of the takeover tussle for under-pressure rival Bovis Homes, saying it would not return with a higher offer.

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File photo dated 01/08/12 of a store sign on a branch of the supermarket giant Tesco, which has said that it is facing a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office, but will not be prosecuted over claims of false accounting. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday March 28, 2017. See PA story CITY Tesco. Photo credit should read: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Tesco fined £129m but avoids prosecution over accounting scandal

Tesco has been hit with a £129 million fine from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), but has escaped prosecution over its accounting scandal.

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Sir George Buckley, the new chairman of Stanley Black and Decker.

Sir George Buckley inspires new apprentice scheme in Sheffield

The world’s biggest tool company, Stanley Black & Decker, which has a factory in Rotherham, has joined forces with the University of Sheffield to launch a apprenticeship in honour of its new chairman, Sheffield-born Sir George Buckley.

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CONFIRMED: TJ Hughes to open in Chesterfield's former BHS

TJ Hughes is to open at Chesterfield's former BHS next month, it has been officially confirmed this afternoon.
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The skyline of Sheffield's city centre

Sheffield and Manchester are the worst cities in Britain to be a female entrepreneur, says survey

SHEFFIELD and Manchester are the joint worst cities in Britain to be a female entrepreneur, according to a new survey.

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