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No turning back as Council approves controversial bus fare hikes

Sheffield City Council have approved embarrassing fare changes as they faced calls to re-think their controversial bus partnership amid damaging criticism. The latest changes see the end of the ill-fated ‘Optio’ ticket offer, which was triumphantly unveiled as an achievement of the partnership just two years ago. The offer was supposed to allow passengers to […]

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Council shown red card for shocking football pitches

Campaigners have urged Sheffield City Council to bid into a £102 million Government fund to improve grassroots football facilities, after pitches across the city were branded ‘shocking’. The £102 million fund was announced by the Football Association, in partnership with the Government and the Premier League, last month and will accept bids from January. Local […]

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Clegg joins Crosspool campaigners in fight for Broomhill library

Nick Clegg joined campaigners in his constituency last week fighting to save Broomhill library from closure. Library campaigners were collecting signatures in Crosspool centre to save the local library, when they were joined by the Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam. Sheffield City Council unveiled plans to close up to sixteen libraries last month, including […]

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Nick Clegg supports Crosspool Festival

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat Sheffield Hallam MP, was in Crosspool on Sunday to visit the Crosspool Festival street market on Selborne Road. The street market was a big success with stalls selling food, cakes, plants, crafts, jewellery, clothes and books. There was also music and dance from local schools and groups. Nick Clegg, said: “It […]

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Labour councillors block fair deal for Sheffield communities

Labour councillors block fair deal for Sheffield communities

Today Labour councillors denied Sheffield communities a fair deal by voting to return the Council to a ‘favoured areas’ policy when it comes to distributing investment  – which will see some communities receive less than 30p per person. In a crucial vote at today’s Full Council meeting, Labour councillors voted through controversial plans to replace […]

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