Archive | October, 2012
Liberal Democrats force Council vote over chaotic parking plan

Liberal Democrats force Council vote over chaotic parking plan

Opposition councillors are forcing a vote on popular parking proposals at the next Full Council meeting of Sheffield City Council. Local Liberal Democrats want to see free and secure alternative parking provided to residents, who are severely disrupted by the Streets Ahead project. The ‘Streets Ahead’ project, which was secured by Liberal Democrat councillors and […]

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Clegg – another ‘huge boost’ for Sheffield economy

Clegg – another ‘huge boost’ for Sheffield economy

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has welcomed the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills award of £37.1 million to the University of Sheffield’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. The University of Sheffield are working in partnership with Rolls-Royce as the lead company for the UK Nuclear supply chain. The news comes after Hitachi […]

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Banner Cross shopping trip for Deputy PM

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has dropped into Banner Cross to support local independent traders. Last weekend Nick talked to Banner Cross Traders about their campaign to encourage people to shop at their local independent shops instead of the big supermarkets. Backed by Nick Clegg as the local MP, traders put in a successful […]

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Residents and Clegg in last ditch effort to save park café

Today Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, joined local campaigners at a park café earmarked for closure by the local Labour Council. The café in Whirlowbrook Park is due to close after this weekend, despite being open for over 60 years and local people collecting a petition of over 1,500 signatures against the plan. The […]

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Shaffaq Mohammed writes: Tough choices – yes … but local politicians must grasp opportunities as well as challenges

Shaffaq Mohammed writes: Tough choices – yes … but local politicians must grasp opportunities as well as challenges

I doubt that there are many people across South Yorkshire who are unaware of the scale of the country’s financial difficulties. No-one should underestimate the economic mess caused by the banking regulation, masterminded by Gordon Brown and his Treasury advisors. But banks alone were not the cause of our economic problems; on the eve of […]

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