IN FULL: Read the letter demanding the end of tree felling Michael Gove sent to Sheffield Council

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today told Sheffield Council bosses to end their controversial tree-felling programme.

The council has responded with a strongly-worded statement criticising the Environment Secretary taking the stance without speaking to them first.

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Read his letter and the council's response in full: