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'Brutalist' electricity substation given protected status

The substation pictured in 1967. Credit: The JR James Archive, University of Sheffield under Creative Commons

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A 'brutalist' electricity substation on Moore Street in Sheffield, was an important component of the radical post-war regeneration of the city which was badly bombed, English Heritage said.

The building, designed by Bryan Jefferson, has been listed at Grade II.

The Moore Street substation seen at night with coloured lighting. Credit: Saad Sarfraz Sheikh under Creative Commons

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Church organist widow was 'attacked in street'

The widow of a church organist who was murdered in a street attack on Christmas Eve has described how she was the subject of a violent mugging as she prepared for the trial of her husband's killers.

A man was jailed for life last month for the murder of lay-preacher Alan Greaves, who died after he was attacked near his home in Sheffield last year.

His widow Maureen Greaves, 64, has revealed she was punched in the face in the street in June by a woman who tried to take her handbag.

Maureen Greaves said she was mugged in Sheffield in June. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

"It was very frightening. The worst thing was it made me imagine Alan being attacked and what he was feeling," Mrs Greaves told the Sheffield Star newspaper.

South Yorkshire Police said a 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and attempted robbery.

More: Organist killer jailed for life


Teen's family thank public after she is found

The family of Erika Kacicova, the 13-year-old found in Bradford a week after going missing from her home in Sheffield, thanked the police and public for their help in searching for her.

Speaking exclusively to Daybreak, the teenager's aunt spoke on behalf of Erika's mother Jana and sister Bozena about the relief they felt when she was found "safe and well".

Police: 'Huge sense of relief' after finding missing teen

South Yorkshire Police Detective Inspector Helen Tate said she felt a "huge sense of relief" after finding missing Erika Kacicova in Bradford city centre.

Erika Kacicova. Credit: South Yorkshire Police

She added that she could not say what has happened to the 13-year-old over the last week and confirmed that four men and one woman from Bradford are in custody on suspicion of child abduction.

Det Insp Tate added she was "overwhelmed" by the public's response to the appeals and said Erika had not seen her family yet, but they had been informed of her discovery.


Missing teen in care of police officers in Bradford

The family of missing teenager Erika Kacicova, who has been found "safe and well" in Bradford today, have been told she is in the care of police officers, South Yorkshire Police said.

Detective Inspector Helen Tate added:

It’s fantastic news that we now have Erika, safe and well and a successful conclusion to the search for Erika.

Our primary aim now is to concentrate on Erika’s wellbeing and begin to piece together her movements since she left home last Monday.

We are working with local authority and partner agencies for the appropriate support for Erika and to assist with the investigation.

I have personally been overwhelmed by the way the public and the media have responded to our appeals and I am extremely grateful for their help and support throughout this investigation.

– Detective Inspector Helen Tate

Police's Slovak appeal in bid to find missing teen

Police searching for missing 13-year-old Erika Kacicova have released a YouTube appeal in her native language Slovak in a bid to find her.

South Yorkshire Police are concerned the appeals to find Erika may not have been heard by people who speak Slovak.

The search for the missing teenager has now entered its second week with a 37-year-old man arrested today on suspicion of child abduction.

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