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Sheffield Hallam University suspends English literature degree

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Concern is mounting about the fate of the humanities in higher education after Sheffield Hallam University announced that it would be suspending its degree in English literature. A university spokesperson confirmed th...

The Sheffield council house that became a pioneer of rock recording

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A band turning up for a session at Studio Electrophonique in the late 1970s could have been forgiven for thinking they had the wrong address. An ordinary Sheffield council house with a caravan parked on the driveway, ...

‘Is that who I think it is?’ Arthur Scargill joins rail picket line in Sheffield

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“I will never stop fighting … You must be joking?” said Arthur Scargill as he joined striking railway workers on the picket line in Sheffield. The former leader of the National Union of Mineworkers is 84 and maybe not...

Man jailed for head-butting Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp at football match

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A man has been jailed for 24 weeks after pleading guilty at Nottingham magistrates court to assaulting the Sheffield United captain, Billy Sharp, at Tuesday’s playoff semi-final at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground. Rob...

Sheffield nurse who filmed up gowns of unconscious female patients jailed

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A voyeur nurse who filmed up the gowns of unconscious female patients and recorded staff using the toilet has been jailed for 12 years by a judge who said he had “brought shame on an honourable profession”. Paul Grays...

Western Australia claim Sheffield Shield title 23 years in the making

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Western Australia have won the Sheffield Shield for the first time in the 21st century after the final against Victoria ended in a draw at the Waca Ground. A massive century from young allrounder Aaron Hardie ended an...

Sheffield vicar beat woman for nearly a decade, jury finds

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A retired vicar accused of sadism repeatedly beat a woman with a bamboo stick for nearly a decade, a crown court jury has found. Hilary Alflatt, 87, had been accused of treating his victim like a slave and forcing her...

‘King of Sheffield’ memorial built without permission, council says

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A row has reportedly broken out between a bereaved family and a council after a 37-tonne marble memorial to a former bare-knuckle boxer featuring a solar-powered jukebox was erected in a cemetery in Sheffield. Sheffie...

Gambling addiction ‘destroyed’ son, father tells Sheffield inquest

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The father of a young teacher who killed himself after experiencing years of gambling problems has told an inquest that the addiction “destroyed” his son. Jack Ritchie died in Hanoi, Vietnam, aged 24. His parents, Cha...

Sheffield council to decide fate of chief Kate Josephs following lockdown drinks

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A cross-party committee of councillors is to decide the future of Sheffield city council chief executive Kate Josephs a week after she apologised for having leaving drinks in Whitehall during lockdown. Josephs led the...

‘Bit bonkers’: actors to perform in three plays in three Sheffield theatres at once

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Actors will simultaneously perform three plays in three theatres as part of an “ambitious” dramatic experiment to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sheffield Crucible and its sister venues. In what is thought to be a t...

Sheffield police investigating three reports of spiking with needles

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Police in Sheffield are investigating three reports of young women being spiked with needles last weekend, warning those responsible that they are endangering the lives of innocent people and face long jail terms. In ...

Emily Sheffield departs as editor of Evening Standard

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Emily Sheffield has left her role as editor of the Evening Standard after just 15 months in the job as the management at the London newspaper try to map out a financial future for the loss-making outlet. Staff were to...

Sheffield Forgemasters nationalised after £2.6m takeover by MoD

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The UK government has nationalised the defence manufacturer Sheffield Forgemasters to secure the supply of parts that are vital for the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines. The Ministry of Defence said it would spend £2...

Cut-down fir tree becomes Sheffield attraction after neighbour dispute

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A tree cleaved in half has become an attraction in a residential part of South Yorkshire after a dispute between neighbours. Bharat Mistry said he and his family were “gutted” when their nextdoor neighbours asked tree...

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