Budget 2017: Yorkshire fears being left out in the cold as Hammond’s stamp duty cut comes under fire

The Chancellor included a surprise move to abolish stamp duty for most first-time buyers as part of efforts to tackle the UK’s housing crisis in a Budget speech delivered today amid mounting gloom about the nation’s economy.

Chancellor Philip Hammond unveils his autumn budget (credit: PA Wire)

Budget 'shows Tory government is out of touch with Sheffielders'

Business leaders in Sheffield broadly welcomed today's budget, but one city MP said it showed the Tory government was 'out of touch with the reality' for her constituents.

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Budget 2017 higher tax announced on diesel cars: How much more will you pay?

A rise in tax on diesel cars has been announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in today's Budget 2017.
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Out of hours phone services returning to Sheffield Council

Sheffield Council is to bring three out of hours telephone services back in-house following worries over the length of time police were taking to answer calls.
Around 8 per cent of the enquiries dealt with in
Sheffield in the period January to June 2017 were solely or predominantly about employment rights.
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Workers are being ‘short-changed’ by employers, Sheffield researchers have found

ZERO hours contracts and so-called self-employment is short-changing workers who are trying their best to make a living, research by Citizens Advice Sheffield has found.


More items recycled but fewer collections under revamped Doncaster bin changes

More items will be able to go into Doncaster household recycling bins - but collections are reducing to every two weeks.
The scheme to tackle unemployment in South Yorkshire was due to get going next year.

Unemployment scheme to help thousands in South Yorkshire is halted over devolution worries

Civic leaders in South Yorkshire have spoken of their disappointment after a £5 million project to help long term unemployed in the county was halted by the Government because of uncertainty over devolution.

Motorists were stuck in the John Lewis car park for hours this afternoon, due to diversions put in place due to tonight's Christmas lights switch-on

Christmas lights chaos in Sheffield city centre as diversions lead to motorists being stuck inside car park for HOURS

People driving through Sheffield city centre this afternoon have experienced significant delays, as traffic diversions put in place due to the city's Christmas lights switch-on led to motorists being stuck in a department store car park for hours.
David Davis addressed an economic summit in Berlin

Britain could stay under European Court jurisdiction after Brexit, says David Davis

Britain could remain under European Court of Justice jurisdiction after the Brexit date of March 2019, but move to a new arbitration mechanism during the planned two-year transition, David Davis has suggested.

Over 50 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition have been handed into South Yorkshire Police during the first week of a guns amnesty organised by the force.

50 weapons and hundreds of ammunition rounds handed into South Yorkshire Police during first week of amnesty

Over 50 weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition have been handed into South Yorkshire Police during the first week of a guns amnesty organised by the force.

Gritters ready to hit the roads of Sheffield are prepared at the Olive Grove Road depot

Gritters on standby as temperatures expected to plummet in South Yorkshire

With low temperatures forecast for tonight, gritters are on standby across South Yorkshire to make the region's roads as safe as possible.

Chris Grayling boards a train in York on his way to Horsforth. Picture: Gary Longbottom

‘Look at what we’re doing’: Grayling comes out fighting on Northern transport

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has come out fighting over his department’s commitment to the North as he insisted the region’s leaders have all the same powers to improve services as their counterparts in London.


VIDEO: Doncaster Council unveil new names for gritters after thousands vote in Twitter poll

Doncaster Council has unveiled the new name for a gritter after thousands voted in an online poll.
The Doncaster Council poll has reached fever pitch

Doncaster Council asks Twitter uses to vote for bonkers new name for gritter

A poll created by Doncaster Council on social media has reached fever pitch as thousands cast votes for the witty name of its new gritter.

A street is resurfaced in Shiregreen, Sheffield.

Sheffield twice as happy with the state of its roads, poll says

Satisfaction with the state of Sheffield's streets has doubled since a £2 billion roadworks contract was signed, a survey has suggested - despite the deal being hit by controversy over tree-felling.
Former Sheffield MP David Blunkett mourns death of 'brave' guide dog

Former Sheffield MP David Blunkett mourns death of 'brave' guide dog

Former home secretary David Blunkett has spoken of his sorrow at the sudden death of his guide dog Cosby.

Eric Andrews addresses Sheffield Council's cabinet committee in the Winter Garden. Picture: Andrew Roe

Action promised on buses, litter and leaves by Sheffield council chiefs at Star Cabinet meeting

Council chiefs have pledged to improve Sheffield's buses, do more to clear hazardous piles of leaves from the city's pavements and take a firm line on the blight of litter - three pressing issues raised at the latest Star Cabinet meeting.

The Government today laid down legislation which will see Transport for the North become the first body of its kind.

Pioneering transport powers for the North hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Government

The creation of the first body of its type in the country to drive forward transport plans for the North was announced by the Government today.

Sheffield Council's cabinet committee in the Winter Garden. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheffield Council chiefs face the big questions at Star Cabinet meeting

Sheffield Council chiefs faced readers of The Star to answer questions about key issues facing the city at an important meeting.
Autism Plus on Bridge Street

EXCLUSIVE: Anger as Sheffield charity ends adult autism support service resulting in job losses

A Sheffield charity service which provides support for autistic adults has ended resulting in impending job losses.
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