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Sheffield woman Ursula goes missing

A search is underway for a 43-year-old woman who has not been seen since she was spotted in Sheffield on Friday morning.

Have you seen Ursula? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Ursula Myrie was last seen by neighbours leaving her home in Moscrop Close yesterday morning and has not been seen or heard from since.

Police believe she was in Sheffield city centre at around 7.40pm Friday evening.

It is extremely out of character for Ursula not to return home and both police and her family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Ursula is black, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with black hair.

She was last seen wearing a green jumper, a grey skirt, and was carrying a large, stripy bag.

Book of condolence opened for Sheffield MP Harry Harpham

A book of condolences has been opened at Sheffield Town Hall for former MP Harry Harpham who lost his battle with cancer yesterday.

Harry Harpham Credit: Press Association

The book of condolence will be in the Town Hall Reception from lunch time today and will be open during normal working hours until the day after the funeral.

It’s difficult to express in words how sad this news is. I feel privileged to have known and worked alongside Harry, he was not only a loyal colleague but a valued friend, who dedicated his life to fighting for what he believed in. My thoughts are with Gill and all of their family.

– Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council

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Injury blow for Jessica Ennis-Hill

Sheffield athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is to miss the indoor athletics season after suffering an Achilles injury while training.

Jessica Ennis-Hill Credit: Press Association

The reigning Olympic and world heptathlon champion has not put a time-scale on her recovery but said she hoped to be able to enjoy a full outdoor season, starting at the Hypo Meeting in Gotzis in late May and building up to the Olympics in Rio.

Asked if the injury puts her participation in Rio in question, Ennis-Hill told Sky Sports News: "At this stage I'm hoping that's not the case. We're still in February, there's a lot of time before the Olympics.

"I'll be going away and sitting with the medical team to go through everything. Hopefully it won't impact on my summer."

Major repairs begin on Tinsley Locks in Sheffield

A major restoration project has begun on Tinsley Locks in Sheffield which is being carried out by the Canals and Rivers Trust.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The 19th century locks will be drained and any fish will be rescued and taken to higher waters.

The aim is to replace four of the locks gates. The works are part of a wider makeover of the canals in England and this phase of the restoration will cost around £500,000.

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