Live Blog: Latest Sheffield news as armed police start patrols of Christmas market

Updates from The Star team as armed police officers start patrols of the Christmas market in Sheffield city centre.

Wednesday, 1st December 2021, 8:43 am

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Armed police have started patrols of the Christmas market in Sheffield city centre

Live Blog: Latest Sheffield news as armed police start patrols of Christmas market

Last updated: Wednesday, 01 December, 2021, 17:44

  • Armed police patrol Sheffield’s Christmas market
  • Stagecoach bus drivers explain why they are on strike
  • Prosecution outlines case of mum and husband accused of imprisoning son in attic

5.31pm - University of Sheffield and Hallam strike: Council Leader accused of crossing picket line by trade union

A trade union has criticised the Leader of Sheffield Council after he allegedly crossed a picket line and almost became involved in a fight.

5.01pm - University of Sheffield and Hallam strike action: Council Leader in picket line row amid chaotic council meeting

The Leader of Sheffield Council was involved in an angry confrontation as councillors refused to cross a picket line to attend a meeting.

West Bar Square: Developers delight at planning approval for 470 vehicle car park near Sheffield city centre

Developers said approval of a 470 vehicle car park was a key step to bringing the £300 million West Bar regeneration project to the city centre.

4.30pm - University strike: Picket lines at Sheffield University and Hallam University over pay and pensions

Univerity strike, with pickets at Firth Court

Picket lines formed at university sites all across Sheffield today as hundreds of employees walked out on strike over pay, pensions and conditions.

3.19pm - Sheffield Council: Plans for huge 470 vehicle car park close to city centre at West Bar approved

Artists' impression of the West Bar Square redevelopment project. Sheffield Council approved plans for a 470 space car park as part of the scheme this week.

Sheffield Council’s planning committee approved a new 470 space car park in the city centre as part of £300 million West Bar redevelopment.

2.29pm - Emotional tributes paid to 'kind' young man after body found in Derbyshire

Emotional tributes have been paid to ‘kind’ Jahvon Simmons who police believe died after going missing in Chesterfield.

Emotional tributes have been paid to a ‘kind’ young man who police believe died after going missing in Chesterfield.

1.43pm - Stagecoach strike Sheffield: Bus drivers set to continue industrial action for another week

Members of Unite picket the Stagecoach deopt at Ecclesfield as the drivers strike over pay

A Stagecoach bus drivers strike is set to continue into next week, company bosses have revealed.

1.43pm - Stagecoach strike Sheffield: Bus drivers set to continue industrial action for another week

Members of Unite picket the Stagecoach deopt at Ecclesfield as the drivers strike over pay

A Stagecoach bus drivers strike is set to continue into next week, company bosses have revealed.

1.34pm - Sheffield social care: 'Crisis brewing' as home care emergency impacts hospitals and Council's budget

Everyone in Sheffield should be worried about the social care crisis

Social care isn’t sexy. It’s not a conversation starter like Squid Games nor a news grabbing headline like Harry and Meghan.

1.19pm - Stepdad and mum accused of imprisoning son in attic allegedly cancelled respite support care

Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, has heard how a step-dad and mum accused of imprisoning their son allegedly cancelled his respite support care before he was found critically underweight and dehydrated.

A stepdad and mum who are accused of imprisoning their son in their attic allegedly cancelled his respite support care months before he was found collapsed at the family home.

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