LIVE BLOG: The latest Sheffield news as school sends prayers to student who collapsed

The latest news from Sheffield and South Yorkshire today, as a school praises staff and pupils for acting quickly after a student collapsed.

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 10:28 am

Aston Academy this morning said everyone’s ‘thoughts and prayers’ are with the child, who was rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Bears of Sheffield auction raised more than £500,000 towards a new cancer and leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, with one bear painted by Pete McKee fetching a record £30,000 and TV presenter Dan Walker splashing out £20,000 on another of the statues.

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Aston Academy, Swallownest, where a pupil collapsed and was taken to hospital after being found unresponsive

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LIVE BLOG: The latest Sheffield news as school sends prayers to student who collapsed

Last updated: Tuesday, 19 October, 2021, 17:25

  • Aston Academy has said the ‘thoughts and prayers’ of the whole school are with a student who collapsed and had to be taken to hospital
  • Bears of Sheffield auction raises more than £500,000 for a new cancer and leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • More bus services have been cancelled in Sheffield due to staff shortages

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Bears of Sheffield auction: The eight bears with the highest bids revealed

Pete Mckee's 'Thank You Sheffield Children's Hospital' Bear raised £30,000. The statue was sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University.

After a ‘pawsome’ and remarkable 12-week journey, the Bears of Sheffield fundraising trail came to an end on Monday night with a highly successful auction earning over £500,000.

Meadowhall ear piercing: Police 'carrying out enquiries' over viral video of girl filmed in Sheffield

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A viral video that appears to show a little girl being ‘forced’ to have her ears pierced at Meadowhall is being looking into by police.

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Sheffield FC staff Graham Abercrombie, Richard Sheldon and Olivia Harness.

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Meadowhall ear piercing: Police 'carrying out enquiries' over viral video of girl filmed in Sheffield

A video showing a little girl being 'forced' to have her ears pierced at Lovisa in Meadowhall has gone viral

A viral video that appears to show a little girl being ‘forced’ to have her ears pierced at Meadowhall is being looking into by police.

Meadowhall ear piercing: Police 'carrying out enquiries' over viral video of girl filmed in Sheffield

A video showing a little girl being 'forced' to have her ears pierced at Lovisa in Meadowhall has gone viral

A viral video that appears to show a little girl being ‘forced’ to have her ears pierced at Meadowhall is being looking into by police.

Manchester Arena bomber's brother ‘left the UK’ ahead of public inquiry

Kelly Brewster, from Sheffield, was among those killed in a bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in 2017

The brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi, whose victims included Sheffield woman Kelly Brewster, has left the country ahead of a public inquest.

Sir David Amess death: Sheffield MPs 'won’t be cowed by the forces of hatred and division'

Sheffield MPs will continue to hold face-to-face surgeries with constituents in the wake of Sir David Amess’ death.

A number of South Yorkshire MPs say they will not be deterred from holding face-to-face surgeries with constituents following the tragic death of Sir David Amess last week.

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Crystal Peaks shopping centre will mark Remembrance Day with a parade and two-minute silence

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Plans revealed to turn closed shop into pizza takeaway near Sheffield

The plans would see 77 High Street in Maltby, turned into a pizza takeaway if approved.

A planning application has been submitted to transform a closed shop into a hot food takeaway.

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