LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news as health chief reviews city’s Covid response

Updates from The Star team as Sheffield’s health chief looks back on the city’s approach to the pandemic as the Government defends its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Parliament.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 1:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 2:44 pm

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As the Government defends its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Parliament, Sheffield’s health chief Greg Fell has looked back on the city's response.

LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news, breaking stories and comment on Tuesday October 12

Last updated: Tuesday, 12 October, 2021, 17:00

  • Everything we know about ‘chemical scare’ at Park Hill flats
  • Sheffield health chief reflects on city’s Covid response
  • Armed Sheffield drug-dealing thug is caged

4.47pm - Woman stabbed as man tries to take her dog in South Yorkshire park

A woman was attacked by a man who grabbed her dog's lead at Herringthorpe playing fields, pictured. PIcture: Google

A woman was stabbed by a man who tried to take her dog in an alleged robbery attempt at a South Yorkshire park, police have been told.

4.45pm - This is why plans for 90 Kelham Island co-living units have been criticised as councillors prepare to make a decision

The Hive Development at Kelham Island. Photo by: Cartwright Pickard

A Kelham Island development of 90 co-living units where residents would share communal kitchens and lounges has been criticised by councillors, local residents and heritage groups.

2.34pm - South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner reassures public over firearms procedures following Plymouth shooting

South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner Dr Alan Billings has reassured the public over firearms procedures following Plymouth shooting.

Dr Alan Billings has sought to reassure the public over South Yorkshire Police’s firearms procedure, following a shooting in Plymouth which left six people, including the gunman, dead.

12.58pm - Sheffield Covid response: health chief looks back as Government defends its approach to pandemic

As the Government defends its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Parliament, Sheffield’s health chief Greg Fell has looked back on what was done well by local authorities and what could have been done better.

As the Government defends its handling of the coronavirus pandemic in Parliament, Sheffield’s health chief has looked back on what was done well by local authorities here and what could have been done better.

1.31pm - Park Hill: 'chemical' which sparked contamination scare at flats was 'household cleaning product'

The substance behind a ‘chemical incident’ at Park Hill flats last night, which led to four police officers being hospitalised, has been revealed to have been a household cleaning product.

1.59pm - Park Hill: Man in 30s seriously injured in fall from flats remains in hospital

Emergency services were deployed to Park Hill flats in Sheffield last night

A man who was injured in a fall from the Park Hill flats in Sheffield remains in hospital in a serious condition.

1.43pm - Plans for adult-themed crazy golf welcomed for ‘reinventing’ Sheffield city centre

GloryHoles adults-only crazy golf is set to open on High Street, Sheffield. Photo by: Google

An adult-themed crazy golf venue could help revamp and rejuvenate Sheffield city centre, business people say.

1.18pm - Armed Sheffield drug dealing thug is caged after he was stun-gunned by police

Sheffield Crown Court has heard how an armed Sheffield drug-dealing thug has been caged after he was stun-gunned by police. Pictured is an example of a stun gun.

A drug dealer who attacked two people and was caught with heroin has been put behind bars after he was stun-gunned by police.

12.30pm - Why Sheffield city centre's skyline could change if new university campus is approved

Artist’s impression of the new Sheffield Hallam campus and University Green. Photo by: Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield city centre’s skyline could be about to change if plans to build three university buildings and a major green public space for Sheffield Hallam University’s new campus are approved.

10.31am - Sheffield child porn pervert walks free from court after engaging in online sex chat

Sheffield Crown Court, pictured, has heard how a child porn pervert has been spared from jail after he had been engaging in online sex chat.

A paedophile has walked free after he was caught with over 100 indecent images of youngsters and was found to have been engaging in online sex chat.

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