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Home Office reverse decision after rejecting visa for Sheffield woman's boyfriend in time to fly home for Christmas

The Home Office has reversed a rejected visa application for the partner of a Sheffield woman in time for a Christmas visit.
Fly-tipping mess on Grange Mill Lane

'It's getting out out hand now' - Call for action as callous fly-tippers dump 'dangerous' materials on Sheffield road

A call for action has been made after callous vandals dumped dust-like waste in a Sheffield fly-tipping hotspot.

Robert Wall in front of the fly-tipping mess he had to spend all weekend clearing up.

Sheffield business owners hit by persistent fly-tipping hell call for more council help

A Sheffield small business owner has hit out at 'disgraceful' fly-tippers causing misery for tenants on a city industrial estate.
Sue Winger has been calling on the council for the past 22 years to sort out Tofts Lane.Picture: Andrew Roe/The Star

Sheffield woman's 22-year call to the council for action on narrow 'death trap' road

A Sheffield woman has called for traffic safety measures on a 'death trap road' before 'someone dies'.


Area of Sheffield city centre turned into 'desolate eyesore' due to ongoing gas works

This is the state of one area of Sheffield city centre which has been described as a 'desolate eyesore'.
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.
The mess off Gell Street: Picture: Martin Brighton

'The council are failing children' - Dozens of drug needles littered close to Sheffield primary school and playground

This is the state of a one part of Sheffield close to a primary school and a children's playground.
Michelle Kiddy with her correspondence with Scottish Power. Picture: Glenn Ashley/The Star

Scottish Power apologise after handing Sheffield woman with huge energy bill

Energy giant Scottish Power has apologised to a Sheffield woman after a three-year battle over a huge energy bill.

Police have issued a warning to Transit van drivers in Amber Valley.

Action Desk: Sheffield and Rotherham top tool theft payout list

Insurers pay out the most to Sheffield and Rotherham van drivers who have had their power tools stolen, according to new figures.

Kathleen Mysberg with a friend at the session

Action Desk: Session to help Sheffield OAPs avoid online fraudsters

Trading Standards and university students in Sheffield have teamed up to make city pensioners more aware of online scams.

Sheffield MP Gill Furniss has welcomed the plans

Action Desk: Sheffield MP welcomes Ofcom plans for automatic compensation for poor broadband service

Ofcom’s plans for automatic compensation for millions of broadband and landline customers who suffer from a poor service has been welcomed by a Sheffield MP.

Matt, with wife Stephanie and son Riley

South Yorkshire dad's anger as bowling alley deny request for autistic son due to 'electricity bill'

The father of an autistic four-year-old boy has said he was left ‘disgusted’ after a bowling alley refused their request to bowl in another area because of the ‘electricity bill’.
Jill Wolstenholme

Action Desk secure partial victory over broken sat nav

A Sheffield woman who was told she would not get a replacement sat nav under warranty has secured a partial victory – thanks to Action Desk.

Young drivers and their parents are being warned about 'fronting'

Action Desk: South Yorkshire drivers warned over fraud when 'fronting' car insurance

Nearly half of South Yorkshire drivers believe it’s acceptable to reduce car insurance premiums for young drivers by insuring a vehicle in a parent’s name, citing their son or daughter as a ‘named driver’ – according to the AA.

Henry, seven, stood in the flooded garden

Action Desk: Sheffield mum's anger over garden flooding due to poor drainage

Stood ankle deep in standing rain water, the look on little Henry’s face says it all.

Dom Bocchino with girlfriend Heather

Action Desk: Sheffield groom-to-be left angry after continued delays with engagement ring

A Sheffield groom-to-be has been left furious with continued delays after the engagement ring he ordered failed to turn up when requested.

Get in touch with Action Desk and see if we can help

Action Desk is here to help you – no matter how big or small the problem is, we will do our best to solve it.

Jill Wolstenholme from Sheffield with the broken Snooper Sat Nav they wont repair after the mounting system failed

Action Desk: Caravan enthusiast in dispute with firm over broken sat nav

A Sheffield woman is in dispute with an electronics firm after a specialist motorhome and caravan sat nav broke after only its second use.

Aidan McGeown had an issue with his Now TV not working

Action Desk: Free trial for on-demand TV box goes off for days

A disgruntled user of an on-demand TV service has said he feels ‘completely ignored’ after the device failed to work for more than a week in total.

Tracy Lycett is unhappy with Homebase after trying to sort out her kitchen for 14 months.

Action Desk: ‘Reduced to tears’ over continued kitchen delay

A Sheffield grandmother has told Action Desk how she was brought to tears over her ongoing battle with delays on a kitchen she bought more then a year ago.

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