LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news, breaking stories and comment on Wednesday October 6

Updates from The Star team as residents in a Sheffield community continue to try to come to terms with the shock death of a mum-of-two who was killed on the school run.

Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 6:34 am

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Today’s top stories include an interview with a nurse who battled to save the life of a mum killed outside a Sheffield school plus a report on a rapist jailed for 18 years.

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Flowers have been left at the spot where a mum-of-two was involved in a fatal collision close to a school in Darnall, Sheffield

LIVE BLOG: the latest Sheffield news, breaking stories and comment on Wednesday October 6

Last updated: Wednesday, 06 October, 2021, 17:35

  • Rotherham murder investigation launched
  • More than 40,000 Sheffield residents affected by Universal Credit changes
  • Nurse battled to save life of mum killed on school run
  • Rapist jailed for 18 years

South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis criticises Boris Johnson’s conference speech

Sheffield City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis MP has criticised comments made by PM Boris Johnson at the Conservative Party Conference.

South Yorkshire mayor Dan Jarvis has criticised a speech given by Prime Minister Boris at the Tory party conference and said ‘the best he could offer was a few jokes and vague promises’.

Vendors to be consulted over controversial plans to ban some ice cream vans in Sheffield parks

Lib Dem councillors with an ice cream van.

Sheffield Green Party promised to take the views of ice cream vendors seriously and work with them on proposals to ban vans in parks.

Violent and online disability hate crime on the rise in South Yorkshire

Cassie Lovelock is one of many who has experienced disability-related hate crime.

An investigation by two learning disability charities has found that reports of violent and online disability hate crime in South Yorkshire has risen since 2009-2010.

Man left with 'life changing injuries' after horrific car crash near Sheffield

A man had potentially life changing injuries in a crash on Whams Road, Hazlehead, near Sheffield

A man has been left with ‘life changing’ injuries after a horror crash near Sheffield.

Murder investigation launched in Rotherham after man is killed in Parkgate attack

A murder investigation has been launched a man was fatally assaulted in Williams Street, Parkgate, Rotherham. File photo.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man who was attacked in Rotherham yesterday.

Four Sheffield restaurants to open alongside sports bar and cocktail bar in New Era Square

Left: Sheffield's New Era Square; Right: Artistic impression of Japanese eaterie Doki Kagoshima

The four restaurants serving Japanese, Portuguese, Indian and vegetarian food will open alongside two brand new bars at Sheffield city centre’s £70million New Era Square.

Everything you need to know ahead of Becky Hill’s show at O2 Academy Sheffield

Ahead of Becky Hill’s show at O2 Academy Sheffield, here’s everything you need to know about where to park, the setlist, and whether tickets are still available.

Pop superstar Becky Hill is set to perform at Sheffield’s 02 Academy tonight.

Decision to build speed bumps outside school will come after mum-of-two's inquest

Executive member Douglas Johnson says a council decision on building traffic calming measures on Phillimore Road where a mum of two was killed will only come after her inquest.

Sheffield City Council will wait until a mum-of-two’s inquest has concluded before deciding if speed bumps should be built outside a primary school.

Campaigners launch petition urging Sheffield Council to take action on woodland filled with ‘rubbish, litter, flytipping and broken glass’

These woodlands are full of hazardous materials including broken glass, say campaigners who are urging Sheffield Council to tackle the problem.

Sheffield Council is being urged to tackle the ‘dreadful’ Sheffield woodland that has become engulfed with hazardous materials.

More than 40,000 Sheffield residents affected by end of Universal Credit uplift

Tens of thousands of people in Sheffield are set to lose out on Universal Credit payments

The Government will axe a pandemic-inspired benefits boost today and more than 40,000 people in Sheffield will lose around £1,000 a year as a result, figures suggest.

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