HS2 coming to town again – consultation events planned over Rotherham route

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HS2 IS launching another charm offensive with a wave of consultation events in Rotherham after unveiling fresh plans which have enraged protesters. The high-speed link team will be in Aston, Hellaby and Mexborough at the end of this month and … Continue reading

HS2 -Working Draft Environmental Statement

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Councillors’ anger as HS2 demolition toll rises in Mexborough EVEN more Mexborough homes are in line for demolition under HS2 than previously planned, according to new documents which have outraged the town’s councillors. Earlier plans showed 19 houses near the … Continue reading

System for housing asylum seekers in Yorkshire is “teetering on the edge”, says council leader

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The system for housing asylum seekers around Yorkshire is “teetering on the edge” and needs more involvement from local communities, according to one of the region’s council leaders. Barnsley council’s Sir Steve Houghton issued the warning after he and 13 … Continue reading

All Sheffield and South Yorkshire NHS hospitals under review to find ‘unsustainable’ services

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All hospital services in Sheffield are under review as health bosses try to fill a £232 million financial blackhole. And the future operation of four district hospitals – in Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Bassetlaw – is a key part of … Continue reading

Jarvis voices devolution fears over mayors

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BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis has questioned the Government’s commitment to giving Yorkshire more control over its own affairs after it emerged new prime minister Theresa May is concerned about creating new ‘metro-mayors’. Mr Jarvis warned the Government against allowing plans … Continue reading

New anti-HS2 groups to be created to battle revised route

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New anti-HS2 campaign groups are set to be created across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire following the high-speed train line route being revised. Dozens of people from areas on the planned new route attended a meeting arranged by the Killamarsh … Continue reading