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High heels at work? No thanks

With workplace dress codes under the parliamentary spotlight, Sheffield Live! asked women in Sheffield for their views on footwear and company rules. In the House of Commons debate last week, Gill Furniss, MP for Hillsborough and Brightside, described how her daughter suffered a metatarsal fracture, more commonly affiliated with sports injuries, after being made to wear heels in a retail job. The debate followed a petition signed by more than 150,000 people, launched by receptionist Nicola Thorp after she was sent home from work for refusing to wear high heels. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!