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Recalling the people’s republic of South Yorkshire
Many Yorkshire folk would welcome a Catalan-style revolt, says Michael McGowan; political parties should unite in supporting a region of the north of England, writes Brian Loader; plus letters from Andrew Milroy, Phil Coppard and Glyn Turton ...
2018-01-07 21:32 open_in_new
Sheffield tree protester given suspended jail sentence

A protester has been given a suspended jail sentence for breaching an order banning people from trying to prevent the felling of trees in Sheffield.

In August, the city council obtained an injunction to stop protesters taking “direct action” against trees being chopped down as part of ...

2018-01-06 03:17 open_in_new
Sheffield trees activist could face jail for flouting injunction

A campaigner could face up to two years in jail after being found guilty of breaching a court order while trying to stop trees being felled in Sheffield. Calvin Payne was found to have twice stepped inside so-called safety zones erected around trees due to be felled, in breach of an injunction ...

2018-01-06 03:17 open_in_new
Will neglect drive Yorkshire to a Catalan-style revolt?

T he week before Christmas there was a minor explosion over South Yorkshire. By a majority of 85%, the people of Barnsley and Doncaster voted “Shexit”. In a twin-town referendum, they chose to have nothing to do with neighbouring Sheffield, the city region about to rule over them. They ...

2018-01-04 08:42 open_in_new
Police arrest fifth man over suspected Islamist plot to attack UK

A fifth man has been arrested as part of an investigation into a possible Islamist plot to attack Britain, police have said.

Counter-terror officers arrested a 21-year-old man in Sheffield on Friday evening on suspicion of preparing acts of terror, and two buildings are being searched in ...

2017-12-30 14:32 open_in_new
If only it were so easy to forgive Jared O’Mara’s sins

‘B y the age of 30,” wrote the psychologist William James, “the character has set like plaster and will never soften again.” If it has yet to be proved, James’s point is something the voters of Sheffield Hallam might want to bear in mind when they come to pick their next MP. For now, ...

2017-12-30 12:17 open_in_new
'Mass painting' to call for preservation of WWI memorial trees in Sheffield

An artist previously commissioned to paint the Queen is to lead a “mass painting” of a Sheffield street lined with trees facing destruction despite being designated living war memorials.

Dan Llywelyn Hall, who painted the Queen in 2013, and the last surviving first world war veterans, ...

2017-12-30 12:17 open_in_new
Sheffield councillor cleared of breaching tree-felling order

A Green party councillor has been found not guilty of breaching a court order while trying to stop trees being felled in Sheffield.

Alison Teal, the councillor for Nether Edge and Sharrow, could have faced up to two years in jail for allegedly ignoring an injunction brought by Sheffield ...

2017-12-29 08:47 open_in_new
Christian thrown out of university over anti-gay remarks loses appeal

A devout Christian who was thrown off a university social work course after branding homosexuality a sin on Facebook has lost a high court battle.

Felix Ngole, from Barnsley in south Yorkshire, was removed from a two-year MA course at Sheffield University in February last year after ...

2017-12-29 08:47 open_in_new
Root and branch opposition to Sheffield tree plan

George Monbiot writes a rather hyperbolic article (With just one contract, corporate and state power has subverted democracy, 25 October). While he tells us that he “toured the battle lines between people and profit” and that there has been a “massacre of many of Sheffield’s famous ...

2017-12-29 08:47 open_in_new
Woman killed in collision with police car in Sheffield named

A woman killed in a head-on collision with a police car on Christmas Day has been named as Lorraine Stephenson.

Stephenson, 61, died when the vehicle in which she was a passenger crashed into a police car driven by Dave Fields at about 8.15pm on Monday.

Fields, described as a ...

2017-12-27 20:13 open_in_new
Police officer and woman die in Sheffield car crash

A 46-year-old police officer has died in Sheffield following a car crash that killed a female passenger in another vehicle, police have said.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision on the A57 in Sheffield at around 8.15pm on Christmas Day.

In a statement, South ...

2017-12-26 16:19 open_in_new