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

11.43am - Rockingham House on Sheffield’s West Street could become studio apartments

How Rockingham House on West Street could look with two extra glass floors (image Bond Bryan)

More than 160 studio apartments could be created in Sheffield city centre as a traditional building is given a glass roof extension.

11.36am - Sheffield boss criticised for urging people to work seven days-a-week 'or they won't achieve much'

Christian Nellemann at the relaunch of the XLN Sheffield office in 2019.

A Sheffield boss has been criticised for stating people are ‘not going to achieve much’ if they don’t work 18-hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

10.01am - Call for Sheffield Council to commemorate White Ribbon Day to raise awareness of male violence against women

White ribbons could appear in Sheffield Council buildings as part of a national day to raise awareness about male violence against women.

11:29am - New figures reveal shocking number of stabbings

New figures have revealed that 1,000 people have ended up in hospital after stabbings in South Yorkshire over the last decade.

Knife crime figures have been revealed

9:58am - Entrepreneur gives update on future of famous restaurant and two other popular venues

The Milestone restaurant

One of Sheffield’s top food entrepreneurs has opened up about the future of three of his famous venues, calling it ‘the end of a chapter’.

8:49am - Rotherham child sexual abuse scandal: Heartbreaking account from survivor

Harrowing accounts from survivors of child sexual exploitation were read out to a meeting of Rotherham’s full council while calls were made for the administration to tackle the problem

Child sexual exploitation

8:39am - Sheffield man spared jail after threatening to shoot police officers

A man has been spared from jail after he sparked a fracas with police who had been checking if his partner was safe

Sheffield Crown Court

8:36am - ‘RIP Dad:’ Family’s tributes as Doncaster road death crash victim David Kerry is named

The family and friends of a dad killed as he crossed a road in Doncaster have been paying tribute after he was named.

David Kerry was killed in a collision

8:33am - Yorkshire Ambulance Service issues public plea amid concerns long waiting times are putting lives at risk

People are waiting longer for ambulances to arrive in Yorkshire than almost anywhere else in the country, new figures show

An appeal has been made to help keep ambulance waiting times down

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