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Artists paint Sheffield war memorial trees threatened with felling for Armistice Day event

Artists and residents have gathered to mark Armistice Day by drawing and painting war memorial trees on a Sheffield street. More than 100 people signed up to the art session which saw them given one of the 53 memorial trees … Continue reading

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Council prefer to intimidate and bully

Sheffield residents, please take note. The Labour council asked a High Court judge to imprison an opposition Green councillor on the strength of wishful evidence which the judge described as “mistaken”. They are your elected representatives, supposed to be making … Continue reading

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Tree campaigners hope for ‘trust and positive atmosphere’ ahead of Sheffield Council talks

Sheffield tree campaigners and council bosses will meet tomorrow for ‘serious’ talks aimed at ending the hostility between the two sides. Sheffield Tree Action Groups co-chairs Chris Rust and Rebecca Hammond will sit down with council leader Julie Dore and … Continue reading

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Video: Sheffield tree campaigner climbs safety barriers despite injunction threat

A masked Sheffield tree campaigner has been filmed climbing over safety barriers despite the threat of court action. A video posted on Twitter by John Dawson shows the campaigner – whose face is covered – scaling a metal fence around … Continue reading

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Trees activist given suspended sentence for flouting injunction

A protester who was found in contempt of court after breaching an injunction to prevent direct action against tree felling has been spared jail. Calvin Payne was found in contempt last week at the High Court in Sheffield, following a … Continue reading

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More Sheffield tree felling contempt charges proven

A campaigner has been found in contempt of court for flouting an injunction in a bid to stop trees being felled. Calvin Payne, 44, breached the High Court order by twice stepping inside “safety zones” erected around trees due to … Continue reading

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Campaigner faces up to two years in jail over tree protest

A campaigner is facing up to two years in jail after he was found in contempt of court for breaching an injunction to prevent direct action against tree felling in Sheffield. Calvin Payne appeared at the High Court in Sheffield … Continue reading

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