IN FULL: Read the letter Sheffield Council sent back to Michael Gove refusing to end tree felling

Sheffield Council has claimed stopping their controversial programme of tree-felling would be 'morally reprehensible' in a furious response to Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

Mr Gove wrote to council leader Julie Dore and chief executive John Mothersole on Wednesday to ask for the felling programme to brought to an end - and this was the reply:

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