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Sheffield lap dancer comes to the defence of Spearmint Rhino

The future of Sheffield strip club Spearmint Rhino hangs in the balance following a full day of discussion in the council chamber.

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Doncaster has one of the lowest levels of activity and one of the highest levels of obesity in the country

New walking strategy to tackle obesity given go-ahead

Councillors unanimously approved a proposal to 'Get Doncaster Walking' saying it was "one of the best reports" the cabinet had seen.

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Artists' impression of the new Wool Market

Council say Doncaster's declining markets could be "best in North" after £7.3m boost

Doncaster Council have secured £7.3 million to bring life back into the markets which have been losing footfall.

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This tree in Marlborough Road, Broomhill, was one of hundreds vandalised.

Vandals target hundreds of new trees

Hundreds of saplings planted in Sheffield have been vandalised or died.
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Sheffield Council is cracking down on motorists who park on pavements

Citywide crackdown on bad parking

Selfish motorists who park on pavements creating dangers for pedestrians and other drivers will be fined under a new council crackdown.

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Colonel Geoffrey Norton, chairman of the trustees of the York and Lancaster Regimental Association; Brendan Snodden, of the Royal British Legion Sheffield South Branch; and Colonel Richard Elliott, trustee of the York and Lancaster Regimental Association, at the unveiling of the George Lambert Victoria Cross memorial at The Garrison Hotel.

'Exceptional' soldier who collapsed and died in Sheffield finally gets memorial

A soldier whose 'exceptional' courage earned him the highest military honour has finally been recognised with a memorial near the spot where he died in Sheffield.
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Spearmint Rhino in Brown Street

Strip club makes streets safer, says Spearmint Rhino boss

A senior boss at strip club Spearmint Rhino said the venue makes part of Sheffield safer at night because of the enhanced security on the streets.

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Sheffield Town Hall

Changes to care for vulnerable people in Sheffield

A company which provided home care to vulnerable adults in Sheffield has been replaced after hitting financial difficulties.

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Councillor Jayne Dunn

Education chief warns of classroom crisis in Sheffield schools

A leading politician has described cuts to funding at Sheffield schools as “appalling” and warned of a pending classroom crisis in a letter to Education Secretary Damian Hinds MP.

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Sheffield Children's Hospital

Changes to how children are treated in hospital

Children who need anaesthetics during the evening and at weekends may go to special hubs in South Yorkshire rather than their local hospital.

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Plans to change hospital stroke units have been challenged

Plans to change hospital stroke units are challenged

Plans to change the way stroke patients receive care in South Yorkshire have been challenged with a judicial review.

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Silk Road, one of the shows on stage as part of the Migration Matters festival in Sheffield

Sheffield festival celebrates rich history of migration

Free arts festival Migration Matters celebrates the diversity of culture in Sheffield, as part of Refugee Week.

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Artist's impression of the plans

Sheffield Council push back decision on controversial beer garden

Sheffield City Council have taken nearly a year to decide on plans to create a beer garden in Millhouses Park, which has proved controversial.

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OHM in West One Plaza on Fitzwilliam Street

Popular Sheffield cocktail bar applies to extend drinking hours

The owners of OHM have applied to sell alcohol and play music longer into the night.

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People take a silent walk by Grenfell Tower to mark one year since the blaze which claimed 72 lives

Sheffield reflects on Grenfell tragedy one year on

Councillors, firefighters and the public remembered the lives of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire one year ago.
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Walkers in Sandall Beat Wood

Doncaster Council take strides to get people walking

Improved footpaths, less litter, new walking routes and more activities are part of a council plan to encourage walking in Doncaster.

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Lydgate Junior School, Crosspool

Parents hit out at council decision to ditch traffic warden on 'dangerous' crossing

Concerned parents have spoken out about plans to not re-recruit a traffic warden outside a primary school in Crosspool.
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Paradise Square. Picture: Dean Atkins

New public space for 'events and enjoyment' planned in Sheffield's listed Paradise Square

It is Sheffield's only complete Georgian square, an upmarket place where solicitors, barristers and estate agents have found a suitably refined home.

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Ben Houchen with five other metro mayors in Liverpool.

Metro mayors want Whitehall to hand over control of education funds

Metro mayors have urged the Government to devolve the budget for the education of 16 to 18-years-olds to English regions to help them develop home-grown talent.

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Bin men in action in Doncaster

Apology as bin complaints in Doncaster double under new collections deal

Complaints over Doncaster's bin collections have nearly doubled after a new system was brought in this year.

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