Natalie Bennett: Why fracking is Yorkshire’s number one environmental challenge

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ONE environmental issue stands out in Yorkshire: fracking. Through rain and snow and biting cold, the people of Kirby Misperton and their supporters have been showing their determination to ensure that their community isn’t fracked. So when making a list … Continue reading

Drive for inclusive community in Sheffield suburb ‘will be strengthened by tree fight’

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It’s been a year of headlines for the Sheffield suburb known for its leafy avenues and independent businesses. When The Star last visited in December we highlighted the beauty and diversity of Nether Edge, as well as community efforts to … Continue reading

Autumn Conference Season 2017

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Yorkshire Party: http://www.yorkshireparty.org.uk/ 2017 Summer Conference 15th July in Bridlington Liberal Democrats: https://www.libdems.org.uk/ https://www.libdems.org.uk/autumn-conference# 16 September – 19 September 2017 at the Bournemouth International Centre. Labour: http://www.labour.org.uk/ Sunday 24 September to Wednesday 27 September 2017 at the Brighton Centre. UKIP: … Continue reading

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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