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Sheffield speedway: Martin Vaculik praise for Simon Stead

Slovakian sensation Martin Vaculik has paid tribute to Sheffield icon Simon Stead for the part he played in his return to Grand Prix racing last year.

Vaculik will race at Owlerton on Sunday in Stead’s farewell meeting and is one of the headline attractions.

Widely regarded as a ...

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Simmsey column: It has been a cruel season at times for Sheffield Steelers

It never rains, but it pours.

I can’t remember a season like this, just when you think things are getting back to normal the lightning strikes again, horribly and out of control.

Just as we had hoped players would be returning for the play-off run and the Steelers have been dealt a ...

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'The kids are freezing, they don't deserve this' - Sheffield man criticises council after 18 month wait to replace window frames

A Sheffield man has criticised housing bosses after an 18 month wait to replace faulty window and door frames.

Tony Hill, who lives with partner Gemma and her six children, on Foxhill Road, said he's been 'fobbed off' with countless 'false promises' by housing officials at Sheffield ...

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Officers detain man after becoming aggressive and making threats to staff at Sheffield Council building

A man had to be pepper sprayed by police after becoming aggressive towards council workers.

Dozens of people were evacuated from Howden House in Sheffield city centre after a 30-year-old man became aggressive and started making threats towards staff.

Police were called to the ...

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Doncaster man appears at court charged with indecent assault and child porn offence

Keith Benton, of Parkstone Grove, Hatfield, Doncaster did not enter any plea to the two charges he faces of making indecent photographs of a child and indecent assault on a female over the age of 16.

Benton spoke to confirm his name, address and nationality during the brief hearing at ...

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Shedding light on story behind picture of huge Sheffield-made scissors

Cutlery firm Taylor's Eye Witness mounted an appeal to track down what may well have been the city's biggest pair of cutters after staff discovered a picture of former Yorkshire and England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott using them to snip a ribbon.

The instruments, thought to be about two ...

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The M62: Love it or hate, here’s why everybody should be thankful for it
The M62, or the ‘Mountains Motorway’ as it is sometimes referred to, is the 107 mile stretch of motorway which connects Liverpool to Hull via Manchester and Leeds. Many people will have driven over this stretch of motorway, and hundreds of commuters continue to do so on a daily basis. ...
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Opportunity knocks for Eagles’ Broadbent

Blake Broadbent’s Sheffield Eagles opportunity may come around a little quicker than he might of expected.

The youngster recently agreed a one-year deal with the Eagles after a successful six-week trial.

The initial plan was to secure him a loan switch in order for him to ...

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Headteacher apologises over claims teacher told Sheffield pupil 'monkey drawing was a portrait of himself'

Christopher Holder, headteacher at Lowfield Primary School, in Lowfield, said the comment which was made to Isaiah Powis by a teacher was a unfortunate and a misunderstanding,

He apologised for any upset it may have caused and hoped the incident would not undo years of positive work the ...

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Festival gets revival

A Sheffield area steel town is reviving its music festival after 80 years to kickstart a fund to help young musicians develop their talents.

Four hundred local musicians are busy polishing up their performances to stage the Valley Music Festival in Stocksbridge.

The festival on ...

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VIDEO: Hundreds of people evacuated from Sheffield office block after 'steam sparks fire alarm'

Hundreds of people were evacuated from a Sheffield city centre office block this afternoon - after steam from a dishwasher sparked off a fire alarm.

Employees of businesses including the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Telegraph and Doncaster Free Press, were told to leave The Balance in Pinfold ...

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Sheffield speedway: Global champion is ready for Owlerton

World champion Jason Doyle says he’s riding in Simon Stead’s Farewell out of respect for the man.

Stead has brought the curtain down on a glittering career and hosts his big meeting at Owlerton this Sunday (4pm.)

A bumper crowd is expected for the event with extra parking ...

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FEATURE: How Chapeltown and Burncross residents are working together for a bright future

But one thing that unites residents on both sides of the border is community spirit.

And one place that epitomizes this is the Chapeltown and Burncross Community Centre.

The history of the place can be traced back four decades.

In the late 70s residents identified that there ...

yesterday 11:27 open_in_new
Sheffield Ikea makes girl's birthday wish come true after she pens 'favourite shop in world' letter

But perhaps none more so than school girl Jessica Proctor - who loves the store so much she wrote to them asking if she could have her birthday party there!

READ MORE: Video: Exclusive first look inside Sheffield's new Ikea The seven-year-old penned an adorable letter in which she ...

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Star Interview: “Most people are all about today - somebody has to look ahead”: Sheffield’s longest-serving councillor on sport, strikes and Corbyn

Harsh, perhaps, but that is how the city’s longest-serving councillor believes he is judged.

Peter, a Labour politician for 45 years, was one of the most enthusiastic backers of the 1991 World Student Games in Sheffield, driven by a faith in the regenerative power of ...

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Sheffield Steeldogs on course for double - so far so good

They won 4-3 at Billingham Stars on Saturday before overpowering the same team 9-3 the following day.

The league champions versus the 8th placed Billingham Stars was - on paper - the easy tie the top seeds deserved, but the team from Teesside made sure it wasn’t easy.

In the ...

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130 Sheffield homes hit by power cut

About 130 Sheffield homes have been hit by a power cut this morning.

The power outage is affecting properties in Kirkstead Gardens, Woodhouse Mill.

Staff from the Northern Powergrid are on site attempting to fix the problem, which was first reported at 8am.

They estimate the ...

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Star Interview: “Most people are all about today - somebody has to look ahead”: Sheffield’s longest-serving councillor on sport, strikes and Corbyn

Half of Sheffield loathes Peter Price – and the rest think he is a saviour.

Harsh, perhaps, but that is how the city’s longest-serving councillor believes he is judged.

Peter, a Labour politician for 45 years, was one of the most enthusiastic backers of the 1991 World ...

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Police issue response after South Yorkshire schools and colleges receive bomb threats

South Yorkshire Police has issued a response after schools and colleges across the county received bomb threats.

Several schools in Sheffield received hoax emails but the council did not disclose how many.

Barnsley Council said they were aware of the threats nationally but no school ...

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Sheffield Eagles: New boys will help lift us says boss Aston

Sheffield Eagles coach Mark Aston says his most recent additions will help galvanise his squad long-term, after his side exited the Challenge Cup after defeat at Barrow.

The Eagles head back to Cumbria this weekend for a repeat fixture, this time in the Betfred Championship, with Aston ...

2018-03-19 22:44 open_in_new
'We need the support of local authorities - we can't do it all': Arts Council chair Sir Nicholas Serota in Sheffield
Councils need to increase their support for culture if local projects are to attract more funding from Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota said on his first visit to Sheffield as the organisation's chair. ...
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