LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news as emergency services race to city estate

The latest news from Sheffield and South Yorkshire, as residents on a Sheffield estate were woken up to the sound of sirens this morning.

Wednesday, 24th November 2021, 8:24 pm

Police and firefighters mounted a large scale response to an incident on Callow Mount, Gleadless Valley, at around 8am.

In other news, South Yorkshire Police has warned about a WhatsApp scam in which some victims are losing thousands of pounds.

This page will be updated with the latest stories published today (Wednesday, November 24).

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Firefighters and police officers were deployed to Callow Mount, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, this morning

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LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news as emergency services race to city estate

Last updated: Wednesday, 24 November, 2021, 17:37

  • Police and firefighters respond to incident on Sheffield estate
  • South Yorkshire Police issues warning about WhatsApp scam
  • Tragedy as husband and wife are found dead

5.21pm- Seven day Stagecoach bus strike to start on Sunday, confirms Unite union

A Sheffield Stagecoach bus strike is set to start on Sunday

Sheffield will be hit by a week long strike on its Stagecoach bus routes, the union Unite has confirmed.

4.25pm - Unrecognised number Sheffield: Scam calls from Sheffield area most often linked to credit and insurance fraud

Unrecognised numbers from scam artists using Sheffield numbers are most often linked to credit and insurance cons, a study has claimed.

4.07pm - Woman injured in violent robbery on Willington Road, near Sicey Avenue, Firth Park, Sheffield

A woman was attacked in a violent robbery on Willington Road, near Firth Park

A woman was left needing stitches after she was attacked heading towards a Sheffield bus stop in a violent early morning robbery.

4.01pm - Sheffield pubs including The Francis Newton get judged in Wetherspoons Paltry Chip Count Facebook group

Sheffield pubs including Sheffield Waterworks Company have appeared in viral Facebook group Wetherspoons Paltry Chip Count. Photo by Chloe Henry/Google Maps.

Pubs in Sheffield have been put under the microscope in a popular Facebook group which scrutinises how many chips customers receive at Wetherspoons.

2.02pm - Two Sheffield tower blocks get fire safety with Waking Watch grants

Two Sheffield tower blocks will be fully installed with fire alarms to keep residents safe and remove the costly burden of Waking Watch from leaseholders.

12.48pm - John Fleck: Sheffield United man discharged from hospital after Reading collapse, set to return home

John Fleck of Sheffield United received medical treatment on the pitch at Reading, but has now been discharged from hospital (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

John Fleck has been discharged from hospital, Sheffield United have confirmed, and will return home to Sheffield after collapsing on the pitch at Reading last night.

12.23pm - Sheffield buses: North south divide as London buses get far more funding than Sheffield

Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillors say there is a north south divide in bus funding with London getting far more than Sheffield

“Frequently late, cramped, unreliable, expensive and in poor condition.”

That’s how Sheffield councillors have described buses in the city ahead of a debate next week.

12.23pm - Sheffield buses: North south divide as London buses get far more funding than Sheffield

Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillors say there is a north south divide in bus funding with London getting far more than Sheffield

“Frequently late, cramped, unreliable, expensive and in poor condition.”

That’s how Sheffield councillors have described buses in the city ahead of a debate next week.

11.54am - Moorland Association says controlled heather burning is crucial after Sheffield Council calls for total ban

Burley Moor, Wharfedale, West Yorkshire grouse moor burning. Sheffield Council has called for a complete ban on the practice over concerns about climate change and flooding but the Moorland Association says some controlled burning was crucial.

The Moorland Association has warned Sheffield Council against advocating for a complete ban on moorland burning after it sent a letter to Government urging it to.

11.53am - Sheffield Just Eat drivers to protest and strike over pay cuts

A sign for Just Eat, a food delivery service (Photo by BEN STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Just Eat delivery drivers in Sheffield will be protesting over a pay cut this weekend with a motorcade into the city centre and a demonstration at the Town Hall, followed by a strike.

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