Sheffield City Council

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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 16 Total councillors 53 Change-4

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 9 Total councillors 22 Change+3

PartyGreen

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 6 Change+2

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 3 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2016

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Sheffield councillor 'suspended', BBC understands

A senior member of Sheffield City Council's cabinet has been suspended by the Labour group, the BBC understands.

Jack Scott
Sheffield City Council

Councillor Jack Scott is no longer cabinet member for transport and development.

A Labour group investigation linked to the suspension has been launched, the BBC understands.

Meanwhile, Mr Scott remain as a councillor for Arbourthorne.

US Investor snaps up Sheffield tower block development

An American investor has bought a site in Sheffield city centre where more than 340 homes will be built.

Artists' impression of Kangaroo Works
Sheffield City Council

The site at the corner of Rockingham Street and Wellington Street, which has almost been cleared, will see hundreds of flats built as part of the council's Heart of the City II development.

It has been bought by a joint venture company made up of Angelo Gordon and Ridgeback Group.

The new block will be known as Kangaroo Works in recognition of a former tool factory in the early 19th Century, the council said.

Heart of the City II is a masterplan for the city centre which includes a new home for HSBC in Sheffield which is nearing completion.

Sheffield city centre traders unhappy with business rates

Independent traders in Sheffield city centre say they're fearful for their future because they're being "choked" by business rates.

Castlegate
Google

A group of shop owners from the Castlegate area believe the money they're charged to hold a space in the heart of the city is too much and the rules are out of date.

They want the council to do more to help support them and stop them being forced to close.

The Valuation Office Agency, the government body which sets business rates, says it uses a wide range of evidence and compares values across similar types of properties.

The BBC has contacted Sheffield City Council for comment.

Sheffield nightlife 'one of the best'

Sheffield has been awarded a top award, recognising it as one of the safest and best places to have a night out.

Sheffield at night
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The "Purple Flag" status, which has been awarded to the city every year since 2012, looks at how safe a city centre is, what a city offers and how it is managed.

Assessors were in the city at the end of November and have said Sheffield is "well-kept and historically well-presented".

Sheffield is culturally "vibrant and appealing", according to the report.

New Sheffield homes for people with history of offending

Local Democracy Reporting Service

People with a history of offending are to be helped with new homes and extra support in Sheffield.

Sheffield Town Hall
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Research shows homeless people who are offenders cost the public purse £20,200 per person per year, compared to the average cost of £4,600.

Now, Sheffield City Council will provide about 110 properties and support for six to 12 months to help people live independently and find employment or voluntary work.

There will be a mix of self-contained one-bed and shared two-bed properties and the council has already identified 24 places with 33 beds.

It will be an alternative to hostels which are not always suitable and there will be units specifically for women.

WhatsApp topless photo councillor reinstated

A Sheffield councillor, who was suspended by the city's Labour group after a photo of a topless woman was sent to a community mums' group on WhatsApp, has been reinstated.

Councillor Mohammed Maroof
Sheffield City Council

Mohammad Maroof posted the image on a Mums United WhatsApp group while group founder Sahira Irshad presented a petition to the council on knife crime.

Mr Maroof said he was "very embarrassed" and apologised for what he described was an "honest mistake".

The WhatsApp message
Mum's United

He had been suspended since early December but has now been reinstated following an internal investigation.