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Jessica Ennis-Hill to join charity walk

Sponsored walk will take place this evening Credit: Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity

Sheffield’s ancient woodlands, Ecclesall Woods will be lit up this Saturday when hundreds of people will walk through the popular beauty spot in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Now in its fourth year, the torch-lit walk, which raises money to support the work of Weston Park Hospital, gives participants of all ages and abilities the chance to ramble through the ancient woodlands of Sheffield’s Ecclesall Woods whilst lighting the night in their neon-wild west themed outfits.

Charity Patron and World Champion Heptathlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill will be starting this year’s woodland walk which invites walkers to enjoy the 4.5k route through the woods with entertainment and live music along the way.

Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for the hospital and exists to support the world-class cancer research and to improve the treatment and care for people living with cancer.

Osborne announces South Yorkshire devolution deal

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Sheffield city region which includes South Yorkshire and parts of North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire will have an elected mayor as part of a big money devolution deal.

If all goes as he hopes, from 2017 the area will vote for a directly-elected Mayor who will oversee a range of powers including transport budgets and planning.

Crucially it will give the area access to almost a billion pounds of Government money.

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9000 stray dogs picked up in one year

A dog being looked after by The Dog Trust Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Almost 9000 stray dogs have been picked up in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire in the past year, according to new figures released today - 7% fewer than the previous year.

The Dogs Trust's annual Stray Dog Survey found that almost half of stray dogs remained unclaimed.

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