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Get on your bike for the Highland Fling

One of the biggest bashes in Sheffield’s outdoor events calendar will be returning this bank holiday with a cycling theme to mark the upcoming Tour de France. A taste of the countryside will be coming to the city once again when the 11th Highland Fling Country Fair arrives at Graves Park on Monday 5 May 2014. Entertainment at this year’s ...

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Get your ticket for Sheffield’s top outdoor event

Daredevils hoping to brush shoulders with world champions and record breakers can now buy their tickets to this summer’s Cliffhanger festival. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities at the eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June ...

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Nominations for 2014 local elections

25 April 2014 NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 LOCAL ELECTIONS Candidates have been announced for this year’s local elections in May. A total of 164 candidates will be standing for election across the 28 wards in Sheffield – a third of the city’s seats – plus one additional seat in Walkley following Cllr Nikki Sharpe’s recent resignation. This year 9 of the ...

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Top 100 businesses access right support for continued growth

Sheffield based Birley Manufacturing, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers for interior environments and rail carriage equipment is aiming high with support from Creative Sheffield. The company, which has 92 employees based in Sheffield, was included on the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. To be included companies must demonstrate positive growth in revenue over the last ...

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Local sporting heroes named as Batonbearers for Queen’s Baton Relay

With just under 100 days to go until the 2014 Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Sheffield City Council today announced the three Batonbearers selected to carry the Queen’s Baton when it arrives in the city. The Queen’s Baton Relay will tour Sheffield on 1 June, visiting local landmarks and acting as the centrepiece for events happening to celebrate the countdown ...

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Finishing Touches for Major Spital Hill Revamp

The finishing touches are being made to the refurbishment of an important gateway into Sheffield city centre. Major works are almost complete on the busy Spital Hill shopping centre. New paving, lighting and street furniture will help to create a vibrant new feel to the district centre. The finished street will also have eye-catching artworks at Caborn’s Corner and outside ...

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Global Manufacturing Festival returns to Sheffield

Sheffield’s global reputation as a centre for advanced manufacturing will be showcased at the fourth Global Manufacturing Festival (GMF), which this year will focus on the automotive, aerospace, oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. The two-day festival, which will be hosted by the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham, will focus on helping hundreds of small ...

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Sign up for green waste collections

Householders from across Sheffield are reminded that they need to sign up to the popular garden waste collection service by Monday 14 April in order to receive all 15 collections. This fortnightly service is available citywide and provides an easy way for residents to recycle garden waste from their home including grass cuttings, hedge and plant clippings, leaves and prunings. ...

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Cash savings for Sheffield bill payers thanks to the Big Sheffield Switch

Hundreds of people will now be protected from sky-high household bills in future after signing up to the top tariffs identified during a council led energy saving campaign. Sheffield City Council has been helping to throw a financial lifeline to families and individuals struggling with rising living costs when it launched the Big Sheffield Switch campaign earlier this year. More ...

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Work Starts to Expand Sheffield’s Green Lung

Sheffield City Council has started work on site to expand Sheaf Valley Park, the land that sits behind Sheffield Train Station, creating an extensive green setting for over 1,000 new homes. The first phase of Sheaf Valley Park saw the creation of South Street Open Space – the new park and amphitheatre between the railway station and Park Hill. It ...

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Have Your Say in Local Elections

Sheffielders will be able to have their say on how their city is run in May’s elections and also decide who will represent them in the European Parliament. This year’s local council elections will be held on Thursday 22 May, with a third of Sheffield’s seats being contested – a total of 28 altogether. People voting in Walkley will be ...

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Join the Debate in the North East of Sheffield

The fifth in the series of Cabinet in the Community sessions takes place this week giving residents a chance to discuss the things that matter to them the most with council leaders. The North East Cabinet in the Community meeting will be held between 6pm and 7.30pm at Shirecliffe Community Centre, Shirecliffe Road, on Thursday 10 April 2014. The ‘Question ...

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Complex needs service changes

A home support service is set to be picked up by a range of independent providers as part of wider programme of change across adult social care at Sheffield City Council. The Council currently provides an in-house Complex Needs Home Care service of support to adults who have a diagnosis of chronic and enduring mental health issues as part of ...

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Antisocial tenant evicted

A Sheffield Council tenant has been evicted following persistent anti-social behaviour. Mr Jordan McMillen (26) had been the secure tenant of a one-bed flat on Blackstock Road, Gleadless, since 10 October 2011. Mr McMillen had an extensive history of anti-social behaviour including playing excessively loud music. He also verbally abused, threatened and spat at a neighbour when asked to turn ...

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