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Big deal for city centre

A market for the future - fit to make us all proud. That is what Sheffield has been lacking for so many years and that is what we look set to get in just 99 days. The markets on The Moor have been a long time coming and could truly bring new life to one of the city centre’s most rundown areas. It will be the perfect place to showcase the city’s many local traders and independent retailers as well as being the ideal place to save pennies. We can’t wait.

On the road to success

We could not wait for start of the £2 billion scheme to resurface Sheffield’s roads and pavements. After years of suffering the worst roads in the country, a solution was in sight. And although the task is enormous, the results so far have been encouraging. Work around the city has prompted few complaints and the end result appears to have been well received. Now, highway contractors have pledged to ramp up resurfacing to cover as much as a mile a day over the coming 12 months. It means the project should build up a head of steam so we can all begin to see the benefits. And that is excellent news because a good road system is key to a thriving city.

Glad she is found safe

The story of missing Sheffield teenager Erika Kacicova is one which troubled us all. When a teenager disappears, every parent can sense the dread her loved ones must feel. And after a recent news story concerning grooming in this area, it is not surprising to see the reaction it has provoked. Was Erika a victim of sexual exploitation, who has been lured away from her home? Police worked hard to resolve this disturbing question but now the important thing is that she has been found safe. We are glad the intense police effort has brought the result that everybody wants.