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Tree felling set to start again in Sheffield

Tree felling is set to resume in Sheffield, with campaigners objecting to the scheme warned that unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated. Felling was halted last month following an escalation of incidents involving protesters objecting to the controversial scheme, which … Continue reading

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‘Absolutely outrageous!’ – Sheffield Council rake in thousands on bus lane tickets issued on Christmas Day

Sheffield Council has sparked outrage after they issued dozens of bus lane fines to motorists on Christmas Day. The local authority is expected to pocket over £4,000 from 141 separate penalties, despite buses not even running. Town Hall bosses said … Continue reading

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Council tax would rise by £57 a year in Sheffield, under budget proposals

Council tax in Sheffield would rise by the maximum permitted 5.99 per cent next year, under plans published today. The proposed increase would add just over £57 a year – or around £1.10 a week – to the bill from … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree-felling work paused after violent clashes

Tree-felling has been paused in the wake of violent clashes between workers and protesters in Sheffield. Council contractor Amey said work at Meersbrook Park Road would be paused for a “few days” to re-evaluate the safety of its stewards. Police … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree campaigners believe new evidence shows controversial PFI contract could be ended for free

Tree campaigners in Sheffield believe the city council may be able to terminate a controversial PFI contract linked to the felling of thousands of street trees free of charge. In December, it was revealed that council leader Julie Dore had … Continue reading

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Sheffield tree protesters will be removed using ‘reasonable force’

Campaigners protesting against tree-felling in Sheffield will be physically removed if they enter “safety zones”, officials have said. Sheffield City Council contractor Amey said “specially-trained stewards” would remove anyone who wilfully obstructed the work. The firm is removing damaged trees … Continue reading

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Man arrested for allegedly attacking police officer during Sheffield tree felling protest

A man has been arrested today for allegedly attacking a police officer during a protest over tree felling on a Sheffield street. Tempers reportedly flared between a group of protesters and police in Meersbrook Park Road, Meersbrook, at 12.20pm. A … Continue reading

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