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Bus fares hiked by 8% in new year    

Bus fares across South Yorkshire are going up in the new year by an inflation-busting 8%.

Operator First said rising fuel, utilities and staff costs had forced it to make the decision.

Managing director Brandon Jones said the firm was "meeting ongoing challenges of rising costs".

Both Lib Dem and Labour councillors on Sheffield City Council have condemned the rise and cited the need to get more people on public transport.  

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