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Jess Ennis' local stadium plea

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis has made a last-ditch appeal to save the stadium where she was discovered at a school's training camp. Councillors will make a decision on the future of Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium at a meeting 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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