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Mayor: Why I want Doncaster in Yorkshire region, not Sheffield region

Yorkshire not Sheffield - that is what the Mayor of Doncaster wants after rejecting proposals to join a devolved Sheffield City Region.

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The condition of Cemetery Road in Sharrow

Sheffield road breaking up just SIX MONTHS after it was resurfaced

This is the state of a Sheffield road just six months after it was resurfaced.
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Couples in South Yorkshire could be missing out on a tax break

South Yorkshire couples missing out on £230 a year tax break

Nearly half the couples eligible to claim marriage tax allowance are still failing to do so, according to HM Revenue and Customs

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Protests over ongoing tree-felling in Sheffield have resulted in more than a dozen arrests.

Sheffield Council facing financial penalty of millions after delays caused by tree panel consultations

Sheffield Council faces a financial penalty running into millions because of major delays to highways improvements caused by its decision to set up an independent panel to advise on its controversial tree-felling strategy, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Demand for social care is rising in Sheffield.

'Pro-active' response required to deal with £18m social care budget gap in Sheffield

Rising demand and a lack of Government funding will lead to an £18 million overspend on social care in Sheffield this year, according to council bosses.

Health
An artist's impression showing the one-mile sculpture trail in its entirety

Tinsley Towers replacement revealed: cracked, hovering, leaning and knotted chimney sculptures to form huge £450,000 canalside art trail in Sheffield

A mile-long trail of four sculptural, red-brick chimneys each stretching up to 100 feet high will replace Sheffield's demolished Tinsley Towers in a £450,000 public artwork billed as one of the most ambitious ever conceived.
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Beighton.

Candidates for Sheffield by-election confirmed

Five people will contest a by-election for a vacant Sheffield Council seat.
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Victor Fisher after the cabinet meeting

School bus safety fears revealed as Doncaster transport boost announced

Plans to boost school buses have been revealed after concerns were raised over safety on a service in Doncaster

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Concern for residents leads to delay to Doncaster Dome cycle  track plan

Concern for residents leads to delay to Doncaster Dome cycle track plan

Plans to build a 1km long cycle track in the grounds of the Dome leisure centre have hit a delay after complaints from its neighbours.

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Hillsborough will be packed out for the 128th Steel City derby

Sheffield Wednesday: Club announce increase in stadium capacity ahead of Steel City derby

Sheffield Wednesday has announced an increase in stadium capacity for this week's Steel City derby.
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The Shimmer estate in Mexborough

Doncaster Shimmer estate to see 16 plots left unbuilt as HS2 spends millions on properties

A string of properties which had been planned along the route of HS2 through Doncaster will be left unbuilt, it has been confirmed.

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Screens show traffic on the city's busiest routes.

Traffic team prepares for car surge ahead of Ikea's Sheffield opening

In a quiet room in Sheffield Town Hall is a wall of screens that show every major route and junction in the city.

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Job centre staff involved in a protest in Arbourthorne earlier this year

Sheffield job centre workers to stage week long strike

Job centre workers in sheffield are walking out on strike today in protest at plans to close their office.

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HS2

Action pledge from minister over HS2 route through Mexborough

Rail minister Paul Maynard has pledged to improve relations with Mexborough residents over HS2 plans after attending an 'angry' meeting in the town.

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Children's minister Robert Goodwill with Sheffield Hallam University's vice chancellor Prof Chris Husbands. Picture by Chris Etchells

New scheme to tackle 'patchy' life chances of young people in South Yorkshire

A new programme to boost the prospects of young people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire by encouraging them to stay in school and achieve better exam grades could have a 'transformative impact', its leader has said.
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Litter by the Old Town Hall.

Sheffield could use Government cash to fund 'smart' litter solutions

Government money could be used to fund 'smart' technology to help keep Sheffield's streets clean.

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Why does this huge military helicopter keep flying low over Sheffield?

People across Sheffield have reported numerous sightings of large military helicopters over the city in recent weeks.
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Beighton high street.

Date set for Sheffield Council by-election

A by-election to find a new Sheffield councillor will be held next month.
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The Devonshire Green stage at this year's Tramlines. Picture: Dean Atkins

Hillsborough Park 'the best place' for a relocated Tramlines festival in Sheffield

Hillsborough Park is the 'best place' in Sheffield for a relocated Tramlines festival in 2018, its bosses have argued - and the proposal has the full backing of the city council's major events chief.
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Memorial trees in Oxford Street.

Public anger despite council pledges ahead of key decision on Sheffield war memorial trees

Councillors again tried to reassure residents about Sheffield's war memorial trees ahead of a decision on the future of those due to be cut down.
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