‘A time bomb’: how social tensions are rising in a corner of northern England Roma and British Pakistani communities are increasingly divided over problems of crime, litter and antisocial behaviour

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It was an unusually heavy response to a fight in a school canteen: a police helicopter, police dog and 15 police vehicles all rushed to Fir Vale Academy in Page Hall, Sheffield, one Tuesday in late September. The drama, inevitably, … Continue reading

MP blames Government cuts for £11m overspend on services for vulnerable children in Sheffield

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Prime Minister Theresa May has denied major overspending on council services for vulnerable children in Sheffield is linked to the city’s local authority making cutbacks of over £350m since 2010 in response to Government austerity measures. The Yorkshire Post and … Continue reading

Hundreds turn out for Corbyn in Sheffield as he commits to Orgreave enquiry from ‘day one’ if elected as PM

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was greeted with huge cheers and applause by supporters as he rolled into Sheffield on the latest leg of the general election campaign. Hundreds turn out for Corbyn in Sheffield as he commits to Orgreave enquiry … Continue reading

Equalities Minister calls on employers to stop ‘sexist’ dress codes in workplace

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Employers must review their dress codes to reform any offices retaining a “dodgy 1970s workplace diktat”, the Equalities Minister has said. Caroline Dinenage spoke out against “outdated and sexist” employment practices uncovered after more than 150,000 people signed an e-petition … Continue reading

Gill Furniss to contest Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election

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Gill Furniss to contest Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election The widow of former MP Harry Harpham has been selected as Labour’s candidate to fight the by-election triggered by his death from cancer. Gill Furniss will contest the Sheffield Brightside and … Continue reading

Christine Gilligan Kubo chosen as Green Party candidate for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

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Christine Gilligan Kubo chosen as Green Party candidate for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough The Green Party has announced its candidate for the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election. Christine Gilligan Kubo will fight for the seat, which has been vacant since … Continue reading

Lib Dems select Shaffaq Mohammed to fight for Brightside and Hillsborough seat

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Lib Dems select Shaffaq Mohammed to fight for Brightside and Hillsborough seat Shaffaq Mohammed will be the Liberal Democrat candidate in the upcoming Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election. The city councillor for the Ecclesall ward launched his campaign for the … Continue reading