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The place where plastic is a dirty word | Patrick Barkham | Opinion | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/18/plastic-dirty-word-welsh-village-aberporth

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Sheffield council votes to fell trees planted in memory of war dead | UK news | The Guardian

Patrick Barkham “Sheffield council claim it will cost £500,000 to “save” 41 war memorial trees. They are either (a) imbeciles to accept such an extortionate quote or (b) liars. Which is it?” https://t.co/YWTf2SIDUS https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/dec/14/sheffield-council-votes-fell-trees-planted-memory-war-dead?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true

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Trees planted in memory of WW1 heroes to be cut down | Daily Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5153507/Trees-planted-memory-WW1-heroes-cut-down.html

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Column: Campaigners will continue to fight for their trees and their festive lights – Sheffield Telegraph

https://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/opinion/column-campaigners-will-continue-to-fight-for-their-trees-and-their-festive-lights-1-8895379

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Bianca Jagger and Ken Loach back campaign to save Sheffield’s street trees – The Star

https://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/bianca-jagger-and-ken-loach-back-campaign-to-save-sheffield-s-street-trees-1-8896713

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Lawlessness on the Streets of Sheffield | HuffPost

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a204367e4b064ca3c15130b

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Violence used on peaceful protestors in Sheffield | HuffPost

 On 28 November, the Sheffield council showed us the lengths it will go to in its determination to fell healthy trees that cause small disruptions in pavement. The day began strangely, and ended horribly. At one in the morning, residents

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Dawn felling disruption

  Citywide mass eco vandalism of healthy trees #sheffieldtreemassacre with many residents woken at 1am; Meersbrook Park Rd S8, Lismore Rd S8, Abbeydale Park Rise S17, Chatsworth Rd S17. Dividend profit over valuable eco benefits #sheffieldissuper #saveshefftrees #MondayMotivation https://t.co/7bzyTL4zGA

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Sheffield Council: Deceptive or Stunningly Incompetent?

Throughout the saga of the Sheffield trees, much has remained murky, due in significant part to the vast, secret 25-year contract with multinational corporation Amey to maintain Sheffield’s roads, pavements, and trees. It is only in recent weeks that the

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Tree campaigners hope for ‘trust and positive atmosphere’ ahead of Sheffield Council talks – The Star

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/tree-campaigners-hope-for-trust-and-positive-atmosphere-ahead-of-sheffield-council-talks-1-8845162

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Sheffield tree protester given suspended jail sentence | UK news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/03/sheffield-tree-protester-suspended-jail-sentence-calvin-payne

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Calvin P Court Update – Suspended Sentence + Costs. 

Update from Sheffield combined courts: #StandwithCalvin – 3 months, sentence suspended for a year, £16k costs, SCC asked for £34k costs. Check out @StagNews2017’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/StagNews2017/status/926413989046824960?s=09

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‘Mass painting’ to call for preservation of WWI memorial trees in Sheffield | UK news | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/29/mass-painting-event-to-protest-removal-of-wwi-memorial-trees-in-sheffield#img-1

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Welcome to Sheffield – where the council takes you to court for defending trees

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2017/10/welcome-sheffield-where-council-takes-you-court-defending-trees

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SCC can’t pay to fix wonky kerbs but expensive QCs fine

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If only it wasn’t true, right on our #sheffieldtreemassacre streets. #saveshefftrees #airpollution #AirQuality #sheffieldissuper #pfi https://t.co/GzMYkDWsxD Check out @SheffTreeSteel’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/SheffTreeSteel/status/924222860012478464?s=09

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SCC reluctance to show records of engineering solutions. 

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Sheffield councillor cleared of breaching tree-felling order | Environment | The Guardian

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/27/sheffield-councillor-cleared-of-breaching-tree-felling-order

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Kid Acne Support

SAVE SHEFFIELD TREES 🌳@SheffCouncil @Ameyplc https://t.co/hMNsVF8QVn Check out @kid_acne’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/kid_acne/status/923151587207536640?s=09

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Post Friday Court Pizza and Beer. 

Check out @SheffTreeSteel’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/SheffTreeSteel/status/922930971888021504?s=09

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Crowdfunder: street trees legal fund

We are currently collecting to support the small number of campaigners who are facing court costs after cases brought by Sheffield City Council.

Heartwood TiCL trail

Walk the Heartwood Trail and find Robert Macfarlane’s beautiful charms against harm hung from some of Sheffield’s threatened Street Trees. Designed by Jackie Morris.