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Updates from The Star team as Virgin Money announces it’s closing its Meadowhall branch, Bring Me The Horizon perform on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and Wayne Couzens is sentenced for the murder of Sarah Everard.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 11:55 am
Updated Thursday, 30th September 2021, 4:13 pm

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Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old London resident whose kidnapping and death at the hands of off-duty Metropolitan Police officer Wayne Couzens prompted a wave of concern over women's safety. Photo by: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news, breaking stories and comment

Last updated: Thursday, 30 September, 2021, 16:27

  • Wayne Couzens sentenced for murder of Sarah Everard
  • Killamarsh families pay tribute and release new photos of murder victims
  • Man charged over machete incident on Sheffield street

FEATURED STORY: Vigil to be held for Sheffield High Street stabbing victim Mohamed Issa Koroma

A vigil is being held on Friday, October 1 to remember stabbing victim Mohamed Issa Koroma

A vigil is being held tomorrow to remember a 24-year-old man who was killed in Sheffield city centre while handing out leaflets for his church.

4.15pm - Plans revealed for offices and warehouses that could create 3000 new jobs

Plans to transform part of the Dearne Valley into offices, warehouses, an industrial units has been passed – and councillors say it could create around 3,000 jobs for the area.

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3.33pm - Virgin Money to close Sheffield Meadowhall store

Virgin Money is closing its Meadowhall store in Sheffield. Photo by: Rui Vieira/PA Images.

Virgin Money’s Meadowhall store in Sheffield is one of 31 branches across the country set to close, with the loss of 112 jobs.

3.12pm - Recruitment for Sheffield’s home carers hits an all time low

Home care employees are burnt out from working through the pandemic while agencies are struggling to recruit and “employing almost any staff they can”.

1.42pm - Sheffield band Bring Me The Horizon perform ‘Mood’ on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oli Sykes performed on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge this morning. Photo by: HELLE ARENSBAK/AFP via Getty Images.

Oli Sykes covered 24kGoldn and Iann Dior’s Tik Tok hit ‘Mood’ and told BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges that he was buzzing to be back performing, nearly a week after the band’s Sheffield show at the Utilita Arena.

1.34pm - Sheffield Council to spend more than half a million pounds on long-awaited local plan this year

Sheffield Council has been criticised for delays to the plan, which when implemented will guide developments around the city until 2038.

Sheffield Council expects to spend more than half a million pounds on its long-awaited local plan this year, nearly a decade after work on it began.

1.16pm - Plans revealed for new restaurant and bar at Kelham Island

Sheffield Council will decide whether to grant a licence for a new restaurant bar that plans to have live music, film screenings, dance performances and more at a meeting next week.

Kelham Island is a popular area of Sheffield where there is lots of development taking place.

12.49pm - Dog rescued from M1 near Sheffield as police appeal for help to find owner

This dog was found was found alongside the M1 at J31 for Aston, Sheffield, this morning (Photo: Highways Agency)

A dog found wandering alongside the M1 near Sheffield has been taken to a veterinary surgery in a bid to find the owner.

12.36 - Wayne Couzens sentenced for murder of Sarah Everard

Sarah Everard was murdered by police officer Wayne Couzens (pic: Family Handout/CPS/PA Wire)

A former police officer who strangled Sarah Everard after kidnapping her under the guise of a fake arrest for breaking lockdown rules has been sentenced.

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