Sheffield news: LIVE updates as 21 mums in labour diverted away from Jessop Wing over midwife shortage

Updates from The Star team including news that mums were forced out of Sheffield to have their babies when the city’s Jessop Wing maternity hospital was hit by staff shortages.

Thursday, 11th November 2021, 11:31 am

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, The Jessop Wing. Mums had to leave Sheffield to give birth after it was hit by staff illness and a wave of complicated pregnancies

Sheffield news LIVE: updates as mums were forced out of Sheffield to have their babies

Last updated: Thursday, 11 November, 2021, 20:25

  • Staff shortages at Jessop Wing caused 21 expectant mothers to be diverted to deliver children

Police called to cafe over concerns for safety

Police have revealed they were called to a city centre cafe today by members of the public who were concerned for the safety of a woman there.

Read more here.

Knitters create amazing Remembrance Day display

Knitters found a brilliant way to pay their respects on Remembrance Day by festooning a bench, fences and trees surrounding a war memorial with woollen poppies they had spent the last year crafting.

The full story, including lots of photos of the amazing display, is available here.

5.52pm - Rotherham child sexual exploitation: “Wrong to suggest” council and police are not safeguarding children, says PCC

South Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner have reassured the public that they “act on every piece of intelligence” about child sexual exploitation, after Rotherham Conservative councillors called police response to information “lacking”.

5.48pm - Drink and injection spiking reported in “all districts” of South Yorkshire

A Rotherham councillor and member of the South Yorkshire police and crime panel says that drink spiking, and injections, have been reported in “all districts” of the borough.

5.44pm - Sheffield City Trust row with Liberal Democrats over £63 million repair bill ‘insult’

Sheffield City Trust row with Liberal Democrats over £63 million repair bill ‘insult’

5.38pm - Silverdale and King Ecgbert could expand as Sheffield struggles with rising demand for school places

Secondary schools in south west Sheffield are facing a decade of being oversubscribed and two could potentially expand to cope with demand.

5,25pm - Balby Road crash: Man, 42, dies following car collision which closed major Doncaster road

Police and paramedics attended at the scene in Balby Road.

Police have confirmed that a man died in a serious road collision which closed a major road in South Yorkshire for several hours last night.

5.10pm - Covid in Sheffield: What is the city's coronavirus death rate and how does this compare with rest of UK?

The Covid death rate in Sheffield during the last month is higher than the UK average (File photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

More people are dying with Covid per capita in Sheffield and South Yorkshire than elsewhere in the UK, new figures show.

2.16pm - Cyber criminals attempt to steal £1.4m from Barnsley Council

In June, an organised crime network deliberately tried to steal almost £1.4 million from the council.

The leader of Barnsley Council has slammed “despicable” criminals who attempted to steal £1.4m from the authority.

2.34pm - 'No evidence' Barnsley Council 'is over interventionist' on child protection issue

An independent review into the way that Barnsley Council handles child protection cases has concluded, after a Sunday Times report alleged that the authority was "unnecessarily interventionist".

An independent review into the way that Barnsley Council handles child protection cases has concluded, after a Sunday Times report alleged that the authority was “unnecessarily interventionist”.

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