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Sheffield pubs could be forced to raise prices by 30p a pint to cover rising business rates

Pubs in Sheffield could be forced to put their prices up by 30p a pint to cover the cost of rising business rates, a city MP has warned.

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Taxi driver and GMP rep Ibrar Hussain

Sheffield taxi drivers to protest against 'wild west' Government regulations

Taxi drivers will gather outside Sheffield Town Hall tomorrow to protest new rules they say have created a 'wild west' working environment.

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A tree is felled on Dunkeld Road, Nether Edge

Sheffield farm defends trade in timber with firm behind controversial tree felling

A city farm that buys and sells wood from the firm tasked with the controversial felling of Sheffield’s street trees has defended itself against criticism.

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EU

Is that what you want? Yes please!

Your reader, B Heaton, (Star Letters, February 21), asks “is that what you want?” The answer is an emphatic “Yes please!”

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Theresa May

Digging our country out of a big hole

In reply to Win Francis, (Letters, February 22). We are already “driven into the ground”, and currently in a hole. The “hole” was created by a profligate, irresponsible Labour Government.

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Conservative MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy

Northern Powerhouse Minister to speak at major conference on how Government is backing businesses across the North

Northern Powerhouse Minister Andrew Percy has issued a rallying cry for the North of England ahead of his appearance at a major conference to discuss the region’s prospects.

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Simon Ogden, head of City Regeneration at Sheffield Council

Interview: The art of regenerating Sheffield

When Simon Ogden started working in Sheffield as a town planner in 1984, during the last days of the Miners’ Strike, he managed to catch the last of the city in its ‘industrial pomp’.

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Entries to CyberFirst are now open to Sheffield pupils

Chance for Sheffield pupils to become cyber security experts

Sheffield teenagers have the chance to become cyber security experts by entering a Government competition.

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Paul Blomfield MP

'Miserly' spending on Yorkshire transport 'appalling' says Sheffield MP

A Sheffield MP has criticised the Government's 'miserly' spending on transport in the north.

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Burmese refugee camps in Thailand. Umpiem Mai camp.

Dreams and despair of Burmese refugees forced to live behind fences in Thai camps

The lush mountainous region on the border of Thailand and Burma seems at first sight like a traveller's dream.

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Phase one of the new retail quarter, including Charter Square.

Retail quarter cash 'key to Sheffield's budget'

A significant proportion of Sheffield Council’s future income depends on the completion of the new retail quarter.
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Activity Sheffield will close in 2017/18.

All departments to face pressure as Sheffield Council aims to save £40m

All Sheffield Council departments will face cuts and reorganisation as the authority deals with budget pressures this year.
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Demand on adult care services in Sheffield is growing.

Early intervention 'will save millions' from care budget, says Sheffield Council

Coping with demand for adult social care services while dealing with austerity measures is a tough challenge for councils across the country.
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Baroness Sue Campbell opens the new building at Forge Valley School in Stannington sheffield and its new Cycle track

Plans to put Doncaster on national cycling map with a permanent race circuit.

Plans have been drawn up to put Doncaster firmly on the national cycling map - with a permanent race circuit in the borough.

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Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters Under-14

Honour for Helen Naylor as Sheffield Hatters march on

Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters added another victory to their WBBL Trophy group campaign when they beat Team Northumbria 94-84 on the road.

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Rotherham Council.

More powers given back to Rotherham Council in wake of child sex abuse scandal

The Government has handed more powers back to Rotherham Council.

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Bryan Lodge, right, with Amey operations director Darren Butt

Contract that triggered Sheffield tree felling saga ‘open to change and negotiation’

The contract which triggered Sheffield’s controversial round of tree-felling ‘could be changed’, a senior city councillor has admitted.

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Sheffield Council will have to save 40 million in 2017/18

Councillor's plea for public backing in face of further Government cuts

Councillors have urged residents to back plans to boost Sheffield’s economy as Government support dwindles.

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Leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall

UKIP press officer offers resignation over Paul Nuttall Hillsborough controversy

The leader of UKIP Paul Nuttall has admitted he did not lose "close personal friends" during the Hillsborough tragedy.

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Gordon Watson

Building work set to begin at South Yorkshire village school to increase capacity

Building work at a popular Rotherham school is set to begin next month in order to increase capacity.

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