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General Election 2017: Call to tackle deprivation from Sheffield South East voters

Stretching from Tinsley to Halfway via Attercliffe and Handsworth, Sheffield South East covers a wide range of communities.
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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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Harry Gration will chair Purdah on the Dancefloor at The Leadmill

Still time to sign up for rescheduled first-time and young voter debate at The Leadmill in Sheffield

We're looking for young and first time voters to take part in a debate about the issues that matter to them ahead of next month's General Election.
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USA President Donald Trump talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May in Italy, on Friday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Conservative lead over Labour 'shrinking' as vote approaches

A clutch of new General Election polls have shown the Conservative lead over Labour shrinking as the June 8 vote approaches, including one which put Theresa May’s party just six points clear.
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Andrew Marr and Home Secretary Amber Rudd appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, The Andrew Marr Show. Photo: PA/BBC

Powers to ban suspected jihadis from returning to UK used for the first time

Powers to ban suspected jihadis from returning to the UK have been used for the first time, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has revealed.

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Tree campaigner Dave Dillner.

Yorkshire tree-felling firm employing bouncers to manage protesters

THE private contractor running Sheffield’s controversial tree-felling programme has begun to employ ‘bouncers’ as part of a strategy to manage protesters attempting to block the work.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Stocksbridge

General Election 2017: What chance a change in steelworking Penistone and Stocksbridge seat?

If you only speak to political commentators, Penistone and Stocksbridge could be a Conservative constituency on June 9.
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Heeley

General Election 2017: Care and poverty key issues in Sheffield Heeley seat

Sheffield Heeley was one of the safer Labour seats at the General Election in 2015, with Louise Haigh winning almost 13,000 more votes than her nearest rival.
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Crosspool

General Election 2017: Voters old and young looking to party policies in Sheffield Hallam

Labour’s Oliver Coppard was about 2,500 votes away from unseating Nick Clegg from the Liberal Democrat’s only Sheffield seat in 2015.
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Tree felling could be an issue in Sheffield Central.

General Election 2017: Could 'three horse race' lead to close result in Sheffield Central?

The Liberal Democrats almost won the Sheffield Central seat in the 2010 General Election, with Paul Scriven just 65 votes behind Labour’s Paul Blomfield.
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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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Brightbus who operate the 785 bus service, which runs from Bents Green to Notre Dame Catholic High School in Fulwood Road, Endcliffe, told The Starservice will be withdrawn at the end of tomorrow 'due to the loss of a driver'.

Troubled bus company confirms Sheffield school service is to be withdrawn TOMORROW

A bus service which transports children to a Sheffield secondary school will run for the last time tomorrow, it was confirmed today.
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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall arrives to launch his party's General Election manifesto at One Great George Street in central London. PA

Listed: The key points in the Ukip manifesto

Here are the key points from the Ukip manifesto that has been released today:

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The Beauchief Hotel, Abbeydale Road South. Picture: Andrew Roe

Approval expected for homes at former Sheffield hotel

Plans to turn the old Beauchief Hotel in Sheffield into new homes are set to be given the go-ahead.

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EU Referendum

Are they a price worth paying?

I write in response to Susan Richardson’s letter, (Star, May 4), in reply to my previous comments on this page.

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Crossing at busy junction approved

The council has approved changes costing £126,500 to a junction at Crookesmoor to give people more time to cross the road.

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Hillsborough.

General Election 2017: Voters in Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough look for leadership

Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough has been held by a Labour MP since it was created for the 2010 General Election.
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Harry Gration was due to host the election debate at The Leadmill.

Manchester terror attack: Election debate for first time Sheffield voters postponed

An election debate organised by The Star and the BBC has been postponed as a result of the terror attack in Manchester.

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Waingate Express, with the Old Town Hall in the background.

Shop granted licence to sell alcohol despite objections from Sheffield heritage group

Councillors have granted permission for a new off-licence to open in the shadow of Sheffield's Old Town Hall.
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