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Campaigner climbs 150-year-old Sheffield Vernon Oak tree to save it from the chop

An activist scaled a 150-year-old oak tree in Sheffield today in a bid to prevent it from being felled as part of the city council’s controversial Streets Ahead programme. Residents gathered in the street where the Vernon Oak is sited … Continue reading

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PICTURE: Sheffield masked tree protesters sat inside exclusion zones are ‘breaking the law’

Two masked tree protesters have been captured on camera flouting a High Court order in Sheffield. The long-running Sheffield felling saga took another twist this week after two people with covered faces entered ‘exclusion zones’ around trees set for the … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree protestors send petition calling for Jeremy Corbyn’s help

MP for Sheffield Hallam Jared O’Mara has today accepted an online petition from campaigners protesting about the tree programme in Sheffield. The petition calls upon Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party to try and help with the tree issue. … Continue reading

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Sheffield trees dispute: Council legal costs hit £250k

Sheffield City Council has run up a £250,000 legal bill defending tree felling operations, the BBC has uncovered. The sum, which includes legal services, counsel fees and other costs, involves court hearings in 2016 and 2017 involving the Streets Ahead … Continue reading

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Michael Gove calls for end to ‘bonkers’ Sheffield tree felling plan during visit to city

ENVIRONMENT SECRETARY Michael Gove has asked Government officials to explore ways to stop the controversial cutting down of trees in Sheffield as part of a road improvement scheme. Mr Gove visited the city on Wednesday to see for himself the … Continue reading

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Sheffield Council facing financial penalty of millions after delays caused by tree panel consultations

Sheffield Council faces a financial penalty running into millions because of major delays to highways improvements caused by its decision to set up an independent panel to advise on its controversial tree-felling strategy, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. The “knock-on … Continue reading

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

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

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