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2008-09-16 21:00:22

And today their efforts were rewarded with honours in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom awards.Twenty-two winners - stretching from the tiny hamlet of Mill Bank, to Leeds, and Bridlington - were picked from more than 250 entrants at the annual celebration of all things floral.Individual victors included the likes of Middlethorpe Hall, in York, St Gemma's Hospice, in Moortown, Leeds, and Sheffield's Botanical Gardens.Maurice Baren, chairman of Yorkshire in Bloom, said: "In spite of the dreadful...

2008-09-16 21:00:14

By Peter Edwards Martyn Ware, founding member of The Human League and Heaven 17, and Sylvia Anginotti, Sheffield City Council's employment and enterprise cabinet member, unveiled The Electric Village, a digital entrepreneurs' scheme, at Devonshire Street's Forum venue.

2008-09-10 21:00:19

By Jeni Harvey Two separate "bus rapid transit", or BRT routes, are planned, a "southern" route which would travel along Sheffield Parkway and to Rotherham via Waverley, and a "northern" route which would travel to Rotherham via Meadowhall and underneath the M1 motorway on a new road.The southern route, which is at a further stage of development, could open in 2013 if approval is given by the Department for Transport, which would be paying for the vast majority of the multi- million pound...

2008-09-10 06:00:19

By Martyn McLaughlin THE shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday, favouring young debut authors as opposed to established literary heavyweights.

2008-08-20 00:00:27

At last something exciting is happening in Derby in the entertainment industry. When I read the Quad Arts Centre in the Marketplace is opening in September I was happy and excited.

2008-07-29 15:00:58

Nevoro Inc.

2008-07-26 00:00:33

Councillors will go into Sheffield schools from Septemb-er to help children learn to read. Members of the council's cabinet committee will take the necessary training to become reading volunteers before going into schools to listen to the pupils read on a one-to-one basis.

2008-07-24 00:00:29

ENGINEERS are set to move in on a section of the River Don in Sheffield in an effort to repair damage that has left wildlife at risk from pollution.

2008-07-20 00:00:24

Plans for a North-South Pounds 30bn high-speed rail line with links to Europe are to be unveiled - connecting Yorkshire to Paris in just three hours. The line, which has the backing of more than 20 councils opposed to the expansion of Heathrow, would run through Yorkshire and follow the M1.

2008-07-19 00:00:21

TWO sewers damaged by the River Don during last year's floods are to be repaired and a fish pass installed to allow salmon and trout to swim upstream unrestricted.

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