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Austerity? You ain’t seen nothing yet

So after months of Brexit negotiations we now know what Europe is offering. A “transition period” finishing in 2020 when we officially leave.

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The Rt Rev Philip North spoke at Sheffield Cathedral when his nomination was announced, but later withdrew from the role.

Group set up to review church practices after controversy over prospective Sheffield bishop's stance on women priests

A special group will conduct a further review of the Church of England's approach to accepting priests opposed to ordaining women - after a prospective Bishop of Sheffield stepped aside because of his stance on female clergy.

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Inspectors found 75 per cent of rented properties in the area had 'high risk hazards'; which put tenants at risk by exposing them to serious harm such as 'fire, falls, excess cold and damp and mould'

Time running out to have your say on Sheffield Council scheme to clampdown on 'high-risk' flats

Consultation on a scheme which aims to clampdown on 'high-risk' flats in an area of Sheffield where inspectors found buckets being used in place of toilets is due to end in less than two weeks.

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Only a fifth of people said they would recommend visiting West Street and Devonshire Green after 11pm on a weekend, it was revealed in a new survey published this week.

Only one in five people would recommend West Street after 11pm on a weekend, new survey reveals

Only a fifth of people said they would recommend visiting West Street and Devonshire Green after 11pm on a weekend, it was revealed in a new survey published this week.

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Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
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VIDEO: Police say there is 'no vendetta' in failed attempt to revoke licence of Sheffield club Niche

Police said there is 'no vendetta' but only a need to 'protect the public' in their attempt to revoke the licence of a Sheffield nightclub.
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A One Day Without Us rally in York last year.

Historic 'one o'clock time signal' to sound at 2pm in Sheffield on day of action for migrants

A march will take place and a historic siren will sound at an unusual time on a day of action in Sheffield to show solidarity with migrants.
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Niche supporters outside Sheffield Town Hall. Picture: George Torr/The Star

Sheffield Council announce Niche will reopen with extra security measures

A Sheffield nightclub will reopen but its licence will be amended following a night of violence outside the premises.
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Tree protesters at Sheffield Town Hall yesterday

Sheffield tree protesters end Town Hall sit-in during early hours

A group of campaigners who occupied Sheffeld Town Hall in protest at the city's controversial tree felling programme wound up their sit-in during the early hours.
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The Marathon Gates at Kelham Island Museum

Where to find the Marathon Gates from Sheffield's old Don Valley Stadium

They stood at the entrance to Sheffield's now-demolished Don Valley Stadium - and art experts believed their whereabouts were a mystery.
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VIDEO: Sheffield's pioneering Suffragettes remembered - 100 years on

Sheffield’s key role in the Suffragette movement has been celebrated - 100 years to the day since women first secured the vote.

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The new planting scheme follows a controversial decision to fell memorial trees on Western Road, Crookes, in Sheffield.

Find out where Sheffield's new war memorial trees are being planted - and how many each park will get

The sites where almost 300 war memorial trees will be planted in Sheffield have been mapped out.

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A typical household in Sheffield would pay 1.10 a week more, under the proposals

Council tax would rise by £57 a year in Sheffield, under budget proposals

Council tax in Sheffield would rise by the maximum permitted 5.99 per cent next year, under plans published today.

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Plans to conduct shale gas exploration work in Marsh Lane will be examined at a public inquiry - but have been opposed by local councillors.

Campaigners hail rejection of fracking exploration plan outside Sheffield as victory for local democracy

Anti-fracking campaigners have hailed a council’s decision to reject shale gas exploration plans for a village on the outskirts of Sheffield as a victory for local democracy.

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Marsh Lane is the scene of a fierce battle between energy firm Ineos and anti-fracking campaigners.

Derbyshire county council to oppose ‘listening well’ plans by fracking firm Ineos

Derbyshire County Council is to oppose plans by energy firm Ineos to erect a 60 metre high drilling rig to test the suitability of the site for fracking, after rejecting the recommendation of its own officers.

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The Star is on the lookout for a part-time Local Democracy Reporter

Vacancy for part-time reporter to join the team at The Star

Holding those in power to account is at the very core of journalism.
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Protest groups against fracking have been set up across Yorkshire and in North-East Derbyshire.

Fracking safety fears for former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire taken to Government regulator

Concerns about the safety of conducting fracking in former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire have been taken to the Government’s regulator in charge of overseeing the development of the shale gas industry.
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NAMED AND SHAMED: Six people in court over wrongful use of disabled blue badge to park in Sheffield

NAMED AND SHAMED: Six people in court over wrongful use of disabled blue badge to park in Sheffield

Six motorists have been hauled before the courts for the wrongdful use of a disabled blue badge to park in Sheffield.

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MP Gill Furniss and a veteran launch the campaign.

'More is known about the Jedi than armed forces community' - Sheffield MP

A Sheffield MP is backing a campaign to map the size and scale of the armed forces community - after claiming more is known about the fictional 'Jedi' religion in Star Wars.

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Our children will reap benefits of leaving EU

Veronica Hardstaff makes some interesting points in her assertion that leaving the EU is harder than we think.

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