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Here’s a run down of the news around South Yorkshire today.

Sheffield fundraiser John Burkhill to turn on city’s Christmas lights

His charity work has brought light to the lives of many - but now Sheffield’s John Burkhill will make the whole city shine.

The legendary walker, also known as the Mad Man With The Pram for his work for Macmillan, has been invited to push the plunger and turn on Sheffield’s mainC hristmas lights this Sunday, November 22, after a social media campaign called for the council to let him do so.

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Hollywood blockbuster starring Nicole Kidman being filmed on streets of Sheffield

Pedestrians wore confused expressions as a small crowd gathered on Sheffield’s Wicker looking as if they had stepped straight out of the 1970s.

The film How to Talk to Girls at Parties, starring Hollywood heavyweights Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp, has started shooting in Sheffield.

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Big Sheffield Council budget debate tonight as £51m cuts loom

Millions of pounds of budget cuts facing Sheffield Council will be discussed at a meeting tonight.

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Family-of-six escapes from house blaze in Sheffield

A family-of-six escaped unharmed after a fire broke out in their Sheffield home this morning.

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Police issue anniversary appeal to solve Rotherham robbery

Detectives hunting an attacker who left a Rotherham pensioner for dead are urging the local community to help solve the case.

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Murdered in his slippers - family’s horrifying discovery of pensioner stabbed to death in his front room

The family of a South Yorkshire pensioner have spoken of the heartbreaking moment they discovered him murdered in his own home.

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