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Climate Change: Sheffield Doctor’s Protest of One

May 6, 2021

Hundreds of people- including a retired Sheffield doctor, joined in ‘protest of one’ roadblocks on Saturday 1st May against the government’s lack of action on climate emergency. Dr Bing Jones The protest, organised by climate change group, Extinction Rebellion, began...

Region reacts to UK fast-track of climate goals

Apr 22, 2021

A promise to commit to stronger climate change goals from Downing Street has been met with mixed reactions in South Yorkshire. The targets, set to become law in June 2021, include cutting carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035, bringing forward the government’s...

Pavement Parking to be Banned Nationally

Mar 12, 2020

The Government is looking at proposals for a national pavement parking ban to make streets safer. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is looking at options including how the ban could work, taking into account necessary exceptions and extended enforcement powers for...

Green councillors call for cladding replacement funding

Mar 28, 2019

Sheffield Green Party councillors have called on the government to fund replacement cladding in private tower blocks. Councillors Douglas Johnson, Kaltum Rivers and Rob Murphy have drawn attention to a lack of openness on fire safety in the aftermath of the Grenfell...

Brexit: How Sheffield MPs voted and what will happen next

Mar 14, 2019

Parliament will vote today on delaying Brexit after last night's 312-308 vote earlier in amendment rejecting no-deal under any circumstances proposed by Conservative MP Damian Green. MPs also voted by a landslide to reject no deal which was defeated by 43 votes. The...

Sheffield pulls together to call for fairer school funding

Mar 14, 2019

Sheffielders are requesting additional money to be granted to schools, as many are facing difficulties due to unfair distribution of funding. Headteachers, Sheffield MPs and senior council leaders will gather to visit Parliament on 19 March, aiming to raise public...

Council to run Gleadless Valley consultation

Nov 7, 2017

Sheffield City Council are to run a consultation over the month of November about how to improve the Gleadless Valley area. The Council were given £515,000 by the Government in March to develop a “masterplan” to improve the estate. This funding came from the Estate...

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