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.

By Claire Lewis
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

12.33pm - Heart of the City II: Sheffield Council refuse Pepper Pot plans in order to save historic chimneys

Sheffield Council’s planning committee overwhelmingly rejected the latest Heart of the City II redevelopment plans in order to save historic chimneys.

12.29pm - Barnsley Council: Nobody 'needs to go hungry this winter' - £500 grants agreed for household bills and food costs

Sir Steve Houghton CBE, leader of Barnsley Council said: 'Nobody in Barnsley needs to go hungry during this winter, there is help there for you.'

Households in Barnsley struggling with the cost of bills and food will be able to apply for grants of up to £500 this winter.

12.24pm - Lack of dentists in Barnsley partially down to Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit

'There is a growing backlog' when it comes to dentist appointments in Barnsley, due to the Covid pandemic and Brexit.

Dentistry across the UK is facing ‘tremendous difficulties’, caused in part by the coronavirus pandemic, according to dental experts.

12.18pm - Omicron Covid variant: Barnsley Hospital 'as prepared as we can be' for mutation of virus

A Barnsley Hospital NHS Trust boss says the trust is as ‘prepared as we can be’ for the new Omicron variant of Covid.

11.35am - Sheffield woman, 27, dies after fire in city park

Emergency services at High Hazels Park in Darnall, Sheffield, where 27-year-old Nura Hassan died.

A 27-year-old Sheffield woman died after she was found engulfed in flames in a city park, an inquest heard.

10:02am - Yorkshire Electric Scooters in Attercliffe bounces back after £30,000 raid

A year after a ‘traumatic’ raid that cost it £30,000, an e-scooter business in Sheffield is still going strong.

9:24am - Man wanted by police over theft of wedding cards and gifts at Sheffield hotel

A man is wanted by the police over the theft of wedding cards and gifts at a Sheffield hotel.

9:17am - Sheffield man who lost both legs is left in tears over lack of access to parents’ graves in Hackenthorpe

A Sheffield man who lost both his legs has criticised the lack of disabled access in a city cemetery, meaning he cannot visit his parents’ graves

8:59am - Vulnerable Sheffield man allegedly imprisoned in attic bedroom strewn with faeces and vomit

The trial is set to continue today of a Sheffield mum and her husband accused of imprisoning her son in an attic bedroom that had become strewn with faeces and vomit.

The defendants deny the charges

8:52am - Stagecoach bus drivers on picket line say ‘we’ve had enough of low pay’

Sheffield Stagecoach bus drivers have explained why they are striking this week

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