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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 claims it may have to pay ‘millions’ if 500 trees not axed by New Year

Sheffield Council has said it may have to pay millions of pounds in penalty charges if it does not remove 500 trees from city streets by New Year. The council has warned it faces “catastrophic financial consequences” if the work … Continue reading

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Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council’s claim charity is ‘working with’ authority on tree-felling

The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has refuted Sheffield Council’s claim that it is working with the authority on its highly-controversial tree-felling strategy. The Woodland Trust has said while it met with council leaders over the issue in April, none … Continue reading

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Michael Gove demands end to Sheffield tree-felling

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has made an extraordinary intervention in the Sheffield tree-felling saga, writing to council leader Julie Dore and chief executive John Mothersole to demand an end to the controversial programme. In a letter seen by The Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Amey refutes ‘corporate manslaughter’ claim made in Sheffield tree campaigners court case

The firm contracted to repair Sheffield’s streets says allegations of a corporate manslaughter conviction made in court this week are not true. A barrister representing three of the city’s tree campaigners during their fight against injunction proceedings by Sheffield Council … Continue reading

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Profiteering allegations as row over where Sheffield’s waste is sent rumbles on

A waste management firm is being urged to come clean about where they have been sending Sheffield’s litter – amid claims they have been burning recyclable waste. An email obtained by the GMB trade union claims to show that Veolia … Continue reading

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Call for live video streams for all Sheffield Council meetings

A call has been made to live stream all meetings at Sheffield Council to ‘clear up ambiguities’ and improve local democracy. Yvonne Ridgeway, of Cross Hill, Ecclesfield said she was left ‘dismayed’ after councillors voted through plans for a micro … Continue reading

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