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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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Three-day court battle between Sheffield Council and tree campaigners begins

Three Sheffield tree campaigners are due in court today for the start of a three day fight against the city council. The authority hopes to get an injunction against the campaigners, who it says have been protesting unlawfully against felling … Continue reading

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Legal action against tree protesters is ‘last resort’, insists Sheffield Council

No olive branch as Sheffield tree row heads to 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 … Continue reading

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