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In picture: Jessica Ennis weds fiance Andy Hill

St Michael and All Angels Church in Hathersage where Jess married Andy Hill Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA wire
Jessica Ennis arrives with her parents, Alison and Vinny before she marries Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA wire
Jessica kisses new husband Andy Hill following their wedding Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Jessica and Andy Hill moments after their wedding ceremony Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
The happy couple are showered in confetti as they leave the church Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis and new husband Andy Hill pose for waiting media after their wedding Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
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Jessica Ennis marries fiancé in Derbyshire village

Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis has married her long-term partner Andy Hill at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Hathersage, Derbyshire.

Around 100 guests are thought to have attended the hour-long wedding service before heading off to a reception at an undisclosed location.

Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis and Andy Hill share a joke after the ceremony Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis shows off her dress for the waiting media after the wedding Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire
Jessica Ennis shows off her wedding ring and bouquet Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

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Council: Stadium closure 'one of bigger options on table'

Recently, Sheffield City Council said of proposals to close Don Valley Stadium:

These are extraordinarily difficult times and we have said that we will have to look at tough budget options because of the devastating Government cuts to public spending and local government.

We have said all along that we have to consider all options and Don Valley Stadium is one of the bigger options on the table.

I want to make it clear that no decisions have been made and when we are in a position to confirm our spending decisions we will do so.

– Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

A decision on the future of the stadium will be made later today.

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Council considers Don Valley stadium closure

Sheffield City Council is due to make a decision over the closure of Don Valley stadium today.

The council has said that it faces £50m in cuts as a result of government budget reductions and cannot afford to subsidise the stadium which cost £700,000 per year to run.

Councillors are considering a plan to demolish Don Valley and reopen the nearby Woodbourn athletics stadium.

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis was discovered at Don Valley stadium. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis has appealed for the stadium to remain open, saying its closure "would be a huge shame".

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Ennis coach: Losing 'iconic' stadium would be a shame

Jessica Ennis' coach Toni Minichiello has joined the athlete in appealing against the closure of Sheffield's Don Valley stadium.

He told Sky News:

It is an iconic stadium and its a place that has inspired youngsters and none more so than Jessica Ennis.

It is a fantastic facility and it is an incredible shame to lose something like this from the sporting map.

Having taken the youngsters all the way through to Olympic gold you see that this actually can be done in Sheffield.

Why, if you can have one Jessica Ennis, can you not have two or three?

That opportunity all of a sudden looked to be there and now it's going to be taken away from a whole new generation of youngsters."

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Ennis appeals against Don Valley Stadium closure

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis has made a last-ditch appeal to save the stadium where she was discovered as a teenager and still trains.

Councillors are expected to approve the closure of the Don Valley Stadium at a meeting later today.

Ennis said: "I've got some amazing memories, starting my athletic career there and having that iconic stadium in my home city is incredible.

Jessica Ennis after she received her Commander of the British Empire medal on Thursday.

"To lose that would be such a shame for future athletes coming through, so I hope that the right decision's made and we can find a way to keep it."

The Don Valley stadium in Sheffied was opened in 1991 Credit: Press Association
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