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Council tax rise and jobs cuts in Doncaster Council budget proposals

A council tax rise and more job cuts could be on the way after Doncaster Council revealed its next budget proposals.
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Don Crabtree with the new poo bag dispenser in Sandall Park, Doncaster.

Major plan to stop dogs fouling 46 named park and green sites across Doncaster

Officials are hoping to strike a major blow against dogs fouling Doncaster's parks - with action planned in 46 locations across the borough.

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One of Doncaster's town centre car parks

Car parking review on the way for Doncaster

Changes could be in the pipeline in how you can park in Doncaster town centre as experts look at the best way to make the most of the area.

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Plans to turn Sheffield Central Library into a hotel were central to Sheffield Council's investment partnership with a Chinese construction firm but the idea has now been ruled out as not being commercially viable.

Sheffield Council spent £30,000 on trips to China connected to failed luxury hotel plan

Sheffield Council spent more than £30,000 on overseas trips to China connected to an investment deal with a construction firm whose plans to turn the city’s central library into a five-star hotel have collapsed, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

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Artists impression of an afforable housing scheme on the formerConisbrough Social Education Centre, near Old Road, Conisbrough

Green light for 66 'affordable' homes plan in Doncaster

Plans to build dozens of low cost homes on the sites of former Doncaster Council community buildings have been approved.

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Jared O'Mara

Suspended Sheffield MP limits duties on advice of GP

Suspended Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara has limited his duties on health grounds following a scandal over homophobic and misogynist online posts made when he was younger.
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Branches were removed from trees in Sheffield at 4.15am today

Anger over pre-dawn tree felling in Sheffield

Residents have complained about pre-dawn tree felling carried out in Sheffield this morning while people slept.

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On-street parking in Hillsborough

Cashless payments for council car parks in Sheffield to be extended

Cashless payments for parking in Sheffield is due to be extended after a successful roll-out.

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Lib Dem candidate for Sheffield Hallam Laura Gordon.

Star Interview: ‘We have a very good chance to put a Liberal Democrat MP back in Sheffield Hallam’

Laura Gordon is feeling the winter chill. She’s standing for photographs outside Sheffield Cathedral and trying her best to adjust to the plummeting temperatures.

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Hanover tower block on Exeter Drive, Broomhall

Installation of sprinklers in Sheffield's 24 tower blocks could take up to two years

Installing sprinklers in all of Sheffield's tower blocks could take up to two years and will only begin once the Grenfell Tower interim report has been published, the council confirmed.

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The flat has been closed by police

Police and council handed court order to kick tenant out and shut down flat on Sheffield estate

A resident with 'no regard for her neighbours' has been kicked out of her flat for persistent anti-social behaviour.
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Homelessness has fallen by 60 per cent in five years, according to new data published by Sheffield Council

Homelessness in Sheffield is down by '60 per cent in last five years' say council

Sheffield Council has said homelessness in the city has plummeted by 60 per cent over the last five years.

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Multi-operator bus tickets in Sheffield are to rise in the New Year

Sheffield transport bosses announce New Year price hikes for bus and tram passengers

Transport bosses have announced price hikes for bus passengers buying multi-operator tickets in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
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Kim Streets

'I'm keen we get it right': Sheffield museums boss says library and gallery building could become 'vital and vibrant cultural destination'

Turning Sheffield's Central Library and Graves Gallery building into a landmark arts centre rather than a five-star hotel could create a 'vital and vibrant cultural destination', a city museums boss has said.

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Hs2

Meeting set for Doncaster villages facing HS2 disruption

Rail minister Paul Maynard will meet with residents this month from Doncaster villages which would be affected by the planned HS2 route through the borough.

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Uber in Sheffield

Sheffield Council suspend Uber private hire licence to operate in the city

Private hire firm Uber has had their licence suspended in Sheffield throwing the future of the city operation into doubt.
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Sheffield Central Library.

Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre

Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Gallery building is highly unlikely to be converted into a five-star hotel - as plans are being drawn up to turn the entire venue into a landmark cultural hub as well as creating a £20 million library in the city’s new retail quarter.

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Exhaust emissions - a source of pollution.

Workplace parking charges, tram network extensions, better cycle lanes and charge on polluting vehicles suggested in drive to boost transport and cut pollution in Sheffield

Efforts to clean up Sheffield's air and prevent the city's roads from being gridlocked with traffic are gathering pace.
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Phil Godfrey and Phil Midgley, pictured with other concerned residents on Kelsey Gardens, Bessacarr, where there are plans to create an underpass. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Underpass MC 1

Railway underpass plan sparks alarm on Doncaster estate

Residents fear a quiet Doncaster cul-de-sac could become a busy pedestrian walkway under plans to create a railway underpass next to it.

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The planned Bloor Homes development at Deepcar

Construction work to start on hundreds of Sheffield homes on old brickworks site

Work is due to start on a controversial housing development on industrial land on the outskirts of Sheffield.
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