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Your Say

Is Sheffield destined to fail and trail?

It seems that the Local Enterprise Partnership, (June 23), is taking the usual lukewarm Sheffield/South Yorkshire line on rail. Is the LEP satisfied with the status quo? Does it have a vision amounting to more than just uttering connectivity? If so, how will it deliver connectivity across the Sheffield City Region, an area with massive catching-up to do?

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We have been had over

We have been had over

I certainly agree with A Johnson’s letter of June 27 regarding retirement age.

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Elm Tree

Proposed felling of 120-year-old elm

The massacre and environmental vandalism of our city’s beautiful street trees continues unabated with 6,000 trees having already been felled of which over 75 per cent could have been saved.

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Brian Lodge

You shame us all

Brian Lodge , councillor for the environment, This has to be one of the great political oxymorons of all time.

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Councillor Bryan Lodge. Picture: Chris Etchells

Heavy-handed tactics forcing me to protest

I was astonished to read in The Star, that the inestimably well-qualified cabinet member for environment, Coun Bryan Lodge, has written to my elected representative, Alison Teal, to threaten civil proceedings against her unless she desists from lawful and peaceful protest.

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Sheffield assay mark

Promote our Sheffield

Though not a member of the Townswomen’s Guild I was lucky enough to be invited to their recent meeting as a guest and saw first-hand the many hand-crafted socks that had been made.

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EU Referendum

Nowhere did I say anyone was thick

I would like to enlighten B Heaton, (Letters, June 20), with a few facts as he/she mistakenly assumes that I am an affluent pensioner living a life of luxury.

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A sign on tree cut down by contractors in Rustlings Road, Sheffield, where three people protesting against a controversial tree felling programme have been arrested after council contractors started cutting down trees with chainsaws before dawn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE Trees. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Listen to residents

Regarding the recent debate about trees, it is about time the ‘tree protesters’ actually listened to residents living on roads where work under the current tree replacement programme, should be going ahead. They made a nuisance of themselves in the Handsworth area and they are now doing the same on the Hollythorpe estate at Norton Lees.

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white-letter hairstreak

Tree should be spared on these grounds

I have deliberately stayed out of the debate on Sheffield trees believing that arguments on both sides have some merit.

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Volunteers

Help turn children’s lives around

Barnardo’s, the UK’s leading children’s charity, is asking people in Sheffield to come and volunteer in our friendly shops to help raise vital funds for disadvantaged children.

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Try anger management

Try anger management

Yes DS, Dronfield does understand the concept of how to use a ATM, and sometimes it does only take seconds.

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Scrap the cap

40,000 unfilled jobs across England

It’s not often that nursing staff feel the need to get ‘political’. We get on with doing the job we were trained to do. Many of us cannot imagine doing anything else.

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A sign on tree cut down by contractors in Rustlings Road, Sheffield, where three people protesting against a controversial tree felling programme have been arrested after council contractors started cutting down trees with chainsaws before dawn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday November 17, 2016. See PA story POLICE Trees. Photo credit should read: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Where to start?

Oh dear! One wonders where to start when replying to such an ill-informed viewpoint as the one from AM, (Letters, June 26), who is not even brave enough to include their full name and address.

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Shooting on Spital Hill in Sheffield.

The clock cannot be turned back to old days

I was saddened to read in the Star about the problems in the Spital Hill and parts of Burngreave in Sheffield. Plus the article by your reporter Robert Cumber with comments by the Local Councillor Coun Jackie Drayton in Monday’s Star, (June 26).

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Thanks to local players

Thanks to local players

On behalf of vet charity, PDSA, which has a busy Pet Hospital and Pet Clinic in Sheffield, I would like to say a huge thank you to all local players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Mix & match

You need to complain to the right people

I was a little surprised to read Ted Fowler’s letter criticising Sanctuary housing in last Thursday’s letters. With regards to the colour of the asphalt, does he not realise that when newly laid it is black and turns to a lighter grey over a period of months or years.

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Mayhem must stop

Mayhem must stop

The recent incidents at Spital Hill, Burngreave, (Star, June 23), in which violence erupted between gangs of Kurdish and Somali men resulting in a man being shot and a teenage boy being stabbed highlights a deep-rooted problem that has existed for some time.

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Union Jack

Let us show some British backbone

It is reported by the media that Theresa May has told three million EU nationals living in the UK that they can stay for the rest of their lives and enjoy the same rights as British citizens.

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Cheryl’s so huge and fat

Cheryl’s so huge and fat

Cheryl Cole, or whatever name she goes by now, has taken up boxing to lose her baby weight.

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Heritage roundtable at The Star office, including Jon Bradley from Manor Lodge and Joined Up Heritage, Coun Ian Saunders, Claire Thornley of Our Favourite Places, John Hamsher of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, Ruth Nutter of Ruskin in Sheffield, Valerie Bayliss of the Friends of Sheffield Old Town hall, Ruth Bacon of Sheffield City Hall, Ron Clayton of the Friends of Sheffield Castle, David Templeman of the Friends of Manor Lodge and Nick Roscoe of the Friends of Bishop's House.

I hope I have honed jaded appetites

Since the announcement by senior council officers a year or two ago that the site of Sheffield Castle was to be subject to archaeological and archive investigation the people of Sheffield’s appetite was whetted, (appropriate to use such terminology in a city still renowned worldwide for its metal working skills), to see and be involved in such a process taking place.

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