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David Baker writes: Back to the drawing board on Council library plans

David Baker writes: Back to the drawing board on Council library plans

When we launched our Save Sheffield Libraries campaign more than a year ago, I never expected more than 32,000 signatures would be collected across the city. I was even more surprised though when the Labour administration of the Council failed to reverse their plans in the face of such a strong community campaign. We all […]

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Nick Clegg MP writes: The recovery would not be happening without us

Nick Clegg MP writes: The recovery would not be happening without us

This morning we’ve seen yet more proof that the economy is firmly on the path to recovery. Growth is returning, with today’s figures showing the longest period of growth since 2007. We’ve also had good news on jobs – with youth unemployment down, jobs outside of London up and a surge in new full time […]

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Nick Clegg MP writes: The Labour and Tory exodus

Nick Clegg MP writes: The Labour and Tory exodus

Something is happening on the centre ground of British politics. An exodus. The Conservative leadership is being lured to the right. Ed Miliband is pulling his party to the left. Only the Liberal Democrats are holding firm. That creates an opportunity for our party. Over the last twenty years the centre has become a crowded […]

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Shaffaq Mohammed writes: No more political games or dodgy deals on Don Valley Stadium

Shaffaq Mohammed writes: No more political games or dodgy deals on Don Valley Stadium

Nine months ago, Don Valley stadium was at the centre of national celebrations as Jess claimed gold on an unforgettable night for British athletics. Unfortunately, the stadium has been back in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons in recent months. The local athletics and business community have quite rightly questioned the decision to […]

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Andrew Sangar writes: Community assemblies represent the best attempt in the thirty years to empower local people

Andrew Sangar writes: Community assemblies represent the best attempt in the thirty years to empower local people

It’s probably fair to say that community assemblies are not the most visible aspect of the city council. They lack the glitz of the Lord Mayor’s chain, or the reassuring glow of the street light. I’m not surprised that many readers of The Star have never heard of community assemblies. As you leave your house […]

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