Sheffield news: LIVE updates as ambulance service issues urgent plea in bid to keep waiting times down

Updates from The Star team including news that Yorkshire Ambulance Service has issued an urgent plea to help keep waiting times down in a bid to save lives.

Friday, 12th November 2021, 8:33 am

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Refresh this page for updates on today’s top news, which so far includes how a man avoided jail despite threatening to shoot police officers and how a family has paid tribute to a man killed in a crash as he crossed a road.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service has issued an urgent plea in a bid to keep waiting times down

Sheffield news: LIVE updates as ambulance service issues urgent plea in bid to keep waiting times down

Last updated: Friday, 12 November, 2021, 16:20

  • Ambulance service issues urgent plea to keep waiting times down
  • Family pay tribute to man killed crossing road
  • Man avoids jail despite threatening to shoot police

4.06pm - 'Stupid' Sheffield offender from Burngreave 'at large' for 40 minutes after running from police

A Sheffield offender who was ‘at large’ for 40 minutes after running away from police before they could handcuff him was branded ‘stupid’ by a judge.

4.01pm - Patient 'abused Sheffield doctor after booking appointment to ask about battery on electronic tag'

A frustrated Sheffield GP has told how calls to his under-pressure practice have even included concerns about the battery on a patient’s electronic ‘tag’.

3.31pm - Tramlines Sheffield 2022: Weekend festival tickets sell out just two hours after going on sale

Weekend tickets for the Tramlines 2022 festival in Sheffield have sold out within two hours of going on sale.

2.31pm - Sheffield Children's Hospital mascot helps bring Christmas sparkle to Crystal Peaks

Festive sparkle has come to a Sheffield shopping centre with a little help from children’s hospital charity mascot Theo the Bear.

2.22pm - Sheffield bin strike suspended, says Veolia, after talks with GMB union

Veolia today said the planned bin strike in Sheffield on Monday, November 15 had been suspended

Plans for a permanent bin strike in Sheffield have been suspended, according to the waste contractor Veolia, following talks with the GMB union.

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1.30pm - Designer handbags and jewellery stolen - South Yorkshire Police want your help

South Yorkshire Police has issued an appeal for information over the theft of designer handbags and jewellery in Rotherham

Designer handbags and jewellery were stolen during a burglary, South Yorkshire Police has revealed.

12.40pm - Dovercourt Road closed as emergency services respond to calls of concerns for woman on bridge

Emergency services are on the scene police incident on New Wortley Road

Emergency services have been deployed to Rotherham over concerns for the welfare of a woman on a bridge.

11.53am - Support Dogs charity showcases its life-changing canines to Sheffield business leaders

Martin McKervey High Sheriff of South Yorkshire and wife Juliet McKervey, support dog Chess, Molly Mills, Emma Mills, Master and Mistress Cutler James and Jo Tear, Rita Howson Chief Executive of Support Dogs, Paul Fletcher with support dog Marky

Shaggy dog stories were the order of the day when business leaders attended a special event hosted for Sheffield charity Support Dogs.

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