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Opponent of female priests urged to decline bishop of Sheffield post

A senior Church of England theologian has called on the newly appointed bishop of Sheffield to stand aside ahead of his consecration, saying his opposition to female priests will “cause significant pastoral and public damage to the church”.

Martyn Percy, the dean of Christ Church, ...

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John Ramsden obituary

My father, John Ramsden, who has died aged 89, was a Sheffield-based director of the insurance broker Willis. He was an expert on Sheffield industry and also a keen gardener. He and his wife, Cynthia, became the first holders of the National Gardens Scheme’s exceptional service ...

2017-02-15 15:55 open_in_new
McLaren to create 200 jobs in Sheffield with new £50m plant

McLaren Automotive is to open a £50m manufacturing plant in Sheffield that will create more than 200 jobs.

The McLaren composites technology centre will build carbon-fibre chassis for future McLaren sports cars. Full production will begin at the site by 2020.

The carmaker, whose ...

2017-02-08 22:25 open_in_new
Green party councillor arrested at Sheffield tree protest

A Green party councillor was among seven people arrested after a standoff with police during the latest protest against tree-felling in Sheffield.

Alison Teal and six others were detained on suspicion of preventing workmen from chopping down a tree in Chippinghouse Road, Nether Edge, at ...

2017-02-06 16:27 open_in_new
Former Sheffield council worker jailed for sexual assault

A council has apologised after a man was jailed for sexually assaulting a number of victims while working for the authority more than 20 years ago.

Roger Dodds, 81, was jailed for 16 years at Sheffield crown court on Friday after admitting indecently assaulting five people in the city ...

2017-02-03 20:07 open_in_new
Colin George obituary

When Colin George announced in 1967 that the new theatre planned for Sheffield would have a thrust stage with the audience on three sides, one city councillor said he was not “going to pay to see Hamlet’s backside” and Sir Bernard Miles, then running the Mermaid in London, but with a ...

2017-02-02 05:35 open_in_new
Opponent of women's ordination appointed as bishop of Sheffield

The Church of England has appointed as the new bishop of Sheffield a clergyman who opposes the ordination of women.

Philip North, from the traditionalist Anglo-Catholic wing of the C of E, is being promoted from his position as bishop of Burnley, where he has championed people who are ...

2017-01-31 16:03 open_in_new
Case against Sheffield tree protesters is dropped

Two pensioners who were arrested after a standoff with police over the controversial chopping down of trees in Sheffield have said they feel “relief, grief and anger” after prosecutors dropped the case against them.

Jenny Hockey, a 70-year-old retired university professor, and Freda ...

2017-01-26 13:31 open_in_new
Message to the council tree fellers: even famous people need to breathe

I n 1985, Neil Kinnock made his most famous speech, attacking “the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out redundancy notices to its own workers”.

He was talking about Liverpool but last Friday I visited Sheffield ...

2017-01-23 20:25 open_in_new
60mph speed limit for M1 under consideration to combat air pollution

A proposal to impose Britain’s first pollution-linked speed limits in order to help ease smog over Sheffield is being considered by Highways England.

A 60mph speed limit at rush-hour when vehicle numbers are highest where the M1 runs close to schools and homes in the city could help ...

2017-01-22 15:27 open_in_new
The day I met Picasso at Sheffield railway station

I t was more than 65 years ago that I met Pablo Picasso off the train at Sheffield railway station, and it’s funny the details that stay in your mind when others fade away.

The clearest thing I remember from that day is walking there – just three of us in this welcoming party – and ...

2017-01-22 08:49 open_in_new
Woman died after paramedic told her to take paracetamol for chest pains

An ambulance service has apologised for the death of a woman after a paramedic told her to take paracetamol for chest pains.

Carol Wilson’s husband, Peter, called 111 on New Year’s Day in 2015 after she had been suffering from chest pains for a few days, as well as severe throat and ...

2017-01-21 05:01 open_in_new
Jarvis Cocker fronts campaign to save Sheffield trees

He may be one of Sheffield’s best-known pop stars but Jarvis Cocker has become the unlikely frontman of a bid to secure the future of the city’s trees amid a long-running battle with council bosses.

The former Pulp singer has launched a competition to find the city’s greatest tree, ...

2017-01-20 19:07 open_in_new
Letter: Colin George and the thrust stage in Britain

In his obituary of Colin George, Paul Allen conflates two separate road-to-Damascus moments when he suggests that “Tyrone Guthrie had discovered the ‘thrust’ configuration in Edinburgh when, working with Laurence Olivier, a production had to be moved into a hall with seats arranged on ...

2017-01-17 20:29 open_in_new
'People see a girl from Sheffield can make it big': support as Jessica Ennis-Hill retires

P eople at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield, where Jessica Ennis-Hill has trained since it opened in 2003, were nothing but supportive of the athlete’s decision to retire.

“I’m absolutely delighted for her,” said 67-year-old Dave Hinchliffe, a member of the ...

2017-01-14 05:09 open_in_new
Sheffield mayoral vote delay prompts calls for Yorkshire-wide deal

Residents of South Yorkshire will not get to vote for a mayor this summer after the high court ruled they had not been not properly consulted on whether the county could annex part of Derbyshire.

The mayoral elections are being postponed until 2018 so that the Sheffield city region (SCR) ...

2017-01-12 21:13 open_in_new
Ben Needham search police begin examining new site on Kos

Detectives searching for the missing British toddler Ben Needham on Kos are examining a new site on the Greek island.

The second search area is close to where Ben, then 21 months old, disappeared from a farmhouse in 1991, and was reportedly brought to the attention of British police in ...

2017-01-07 05:11 open_in_new
Ben Needham search: police demolish part of Kos farmhouse

Police searching for missing toddler Ben Needham on the Greek island of Kos have knocked down part of a farmhouse on the site where they are working.

A specialist team marked the ninth day of excavations close to where the 21-month-old went missing in 1991 with the rapid demolition of a ...

2017-01-05 05:29 open_in_new
'This is just the start': China's passion for foreign property
A huge new wave of Chinese investment in overseas housing may be about to flow into the global market. In Hong Kong, Tom Phillips meets the salesmen who market British property to mainland China by Tom Phillips in Hong Kong ...
2017-01-04 06:03 open_in_new
A northern powerhouse really is coming – in publishing

When it comes to the economy, the government’s recently rebooted northern powerhouse may only be smoke and mirrors, but when it comes to the arts, the energy and drive in the region is palpable. Just look at Sheffield’s S1 Artspace or Manchester’s the Factory or come and see how Hull is ...

2017-01-04 06:03 open_in_new
Sheffield tree activists vow to protect 'jewel in the crown'

A bitter dispute over the future of hundreds of roadside trees in Sheffield looks set to continue into 2017, as campaigners rally to protect the second longest avenue of limes in the UK.

The row came to national attention in November when council contractors summoned people out of bed to ...

2017-01-02 16:19 open_in_new