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Sheffield Council staff to face four years of 'pay misery', claims union

Sheffield Council has defended its pay structure after a union attacked 'unbelievable' real term cuts to salaries.

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Bryan Lodge has claimed the council could be hit with a financial penalty running into millions of pounds if tree removal work is not completed this year.

Sheffield Council claims it may have to pay 'millions' if 500 trees not axed by New Year

Sheffield Council has said it may have to pay millions of pounds in penalty charges if it does not remove 500 trees from city streets by New Year.

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Litter in Castlegate.

Readers back call for Sheffielders to do their bit on litter - but also want council to do more

Star readers have backed our call for people to pick up their own litter - but they also want more bins to be provided.
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Star editor Nancy Fielder on a litter pick in Firth Park.

Editor's View: We create Sheffield's litter problem - so we can end it

Here we go again with a problem that we are creating, then moaning when our council can’t afford to pick up the bill.
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Sheffield streets could get dirtier as a result of council cuts. Shirland Avenue, Attercliffe.

Sheffield streets set to get dirtier...so it's time for us to do our bit

Sheffield residents have today been urged to do their bit to keep the city clean – as the council announced possible cuts  to street cleaning.
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Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs

BREAKING: Rotherham MP Sarah Champion resigns from shadow cabinet over British Pakistani grooming gangs column

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion has resigned from her role as Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities over the 'extremely poor choice of words' she used in a Sun column on British Pakistani grooming gangs.
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Sarah Champion

Rotherham MP Sarah Champion quits shadow cabinet over 'extremely poor choice of words' in child abuse piece

Labour MP Sarah Champion has resigned as shadow women and equalities secretary and apologised for her "extremely poor choice of words" in a newspaper article about child abuse.

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The stretch of Fulwood Lane that new flood defences aim to protect

Defences aim to end Sheffield homes' 20-year flooding blight

Flood defences worth nearly £30,000 will be installed to protect part of a Sheffield road plagued by deluges for more than 20 years.
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Labour MP Jared O'Mara.

Star Interview: Why Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara is ready to get to work

It is one thing pulling off a stunning political upset by ousting Nick Clegg to become Sheffield Hallam’s first-ever Labour MP.

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Councillor Bryan Lodge outside Sheffield Town Hall. Picture: Marisa Cashill

Sheffield Council to "accelerate" felling of 500 trees after High Court victory

Around 1,000 trees are to be axed in Sheffield by the end of the year - with 500 already gone since the start of legal action against protesters last month.
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Dave Dillner and Coun Alison Teal vowed to continue the fight to save healthy trees.

VIDEO: Council and tree campaigners react to High Court injunction ruling

Sheffield Council says it will step up its tree felling work after successfully getting injunctions against three campaigners.
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Campaigners say they will continue to fight for Sheffield's street trees.

Tree fight 'will continue' despite injunction ruling, say Sheffield campaigners

Sheffield tree campaigners have promised to continue their fight against felling despite a judge granting injunctions against three people.
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Manual street cleaners could be replaced by machines.

Sheffield residents warned to expect dirtier streets if cuts to cleaning service are approved

Sheffield Council has warned residents to expect more litter on the streets as it cuts back on cleaning in an attempt to save £12 million over the next 20 years.
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Tree campaigners at a rally outside Sheffield Town Hall.

Halt to Sheffield tree felling requested by Michael Gove 'would hit city taxpayers', says council

Michael Gove's call for Sheffield Council to stop cutting down trees could cost the city over a million pounds, the authority has said.

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Tree-felling work on Rustlings Road in Sheffield in November

Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council's claim charity is 'working with' authority on tree-felling

The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has refuted Sheffield Council’s claim that it is working with the authority on its highly-controversial tree-felling strategy.
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Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police have started paying compensation to victims of the town's child abuse scandal.

Exclusive: Police and council agree compensation running into six figures with Rotherham abuse scandal victims

Victims of the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal have received compensation pay-outs running into six-figure sums from South Yorkshire Police and the town’s council, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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AJ Ali, co-owner of Lavang at Nether Green, Sheffield

Indian restaurant's bid to stem controversy over outdoor seating plan in Sheffield

Management at an Indian restaurant in Sheffield have moved to ease neighbours' fears over a plan to offer outdoor seating for diners.

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The Yorkshire Post Says: Time for Sheffield Council to heed Gove's tree felling warning

The Yorkshire Post Says: Time for Sheffield Council to heed Gove's tree felling warning

IT is both paradoxical and perverse that such a controversial tree-felling programme should be taking place in Sheffield when it prides and  promotes itself as being the UK’s premier ‘outdoor city’.

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An artist's impression of the extended Ecclesall Infant School.

Survey finds two thirds of local residents have traffic concerns over expansion plan at Sheffield school

Two-thirds of residents living near to a Sheffield infant school are opposed to plans to almost quadruple its size.

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VIDEO: 'Sheffield city centre needs John Lewis - and our refurbishment sets the stage for £300m new extension,' says Meadowhall boss

When darkness falls over the east end of Sheffield, an army of workers advances on Meadowhall. Bringing pneumatic drills, cherry pickers and other heavy-duty equipment, more than 200 builders spend the night digging up flooring and stripping out fittings as the shopping centre’s £60 million refurbishment continues at pace. Then, by 6.30am, the teams are gone, leaving the place ready for customers and another day’s trading.
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