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Trees activist given suspended sentence for flouting injunction

A protester who was found in contempt of court after breaching an injunction to prevent direct action against tree felling has been spared jail. Calvin Payne was found in contempt last week at the High Court in Sheffield, following a … Continue reading

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Campaigner faces up to two years in jail over tree protest

A campaigner is facing up to two years in jail after he was found in contempt of court for breaching an injunction to prevent direct action against tree felling in Sheffield. Calvin Payne appeared at the High Court in Sheffield … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Sheffield tree campaigners will not appeal injunction ruling

Three Sheffield tree campaigners have decided not to appeal a High Court injunction stopping them from protesting inside safety barriers. Dave Dillner, Calvin Payne and city councillor Alison Teal must now abide by the terms of the injunction, which comes … Continue reading

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Sheffield Council to pursue tree campaigners for damages and £150,000 legal costs

Tree campaigners fear they could be left destitute after Sheffield Council confirmed it will pursue them for more than £150,000 in legal costs and damages. Chris Burn reports. It was not exactly Gary Cooper in High Noon, but the stakes … Continue reading

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Sheffield protesters considering next move after losing tree-felling High Court battle

Protesters trying to halt a “politically controversial” street tree-felling programme in Sheffield say they are considering their next move after losing a High Court fight with council bosses. They said Sheffield City Council had spent more than £400,000 of taxpayers’ … Continue reading

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Council wins court battle to stop protesters delaying Sheffield tree-felling

Sheffield City Council bosses have won a High Court fight with protesters trying to halt a street tree-felling programme. A judge has made orders stopping people taking “unlawful direct action” preventing the “lawful” felling of roadside trees. Council bosses say … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Post says: People across Britain should watch with concern as Sheffield City Council drags protestors through court

The ongoing saga surrounding tree-felling in Sheffield will enter its latest chapter in Leeds today as a three-day court case with potential national ramifications for local democracy begins. Sheffield Council is taking legal action against eight campaigners, including one of … Continue reading

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