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Le Tour inspires a french twist at the Moor Market

The Moor Market is offering a French twist to the shopping experience this week to celebrate the world’s biggest cycle race coming to the city. Thousands of spectators and cyclists will sweep into Sheffield this weekend when the Grand Depart of the Tour de France finally arrives on Sunday 6 July. Shoppers visiting The Moor Market can experience a distinctive ...

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Make the most of sheffield’s greatest sporting event

Sheffield is ready to welcome one of the world’s greatest sporting events as the city turns yellow and events will be on offer for everyone to get into Le Tour spirit. The eyes of the world will focus on Yorkshire this week, with hundreds of thousands of cycling enthusiasts descending on Sheffield and over a billion viewers watching on television ...

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£20 million power supply investment

Work is set to begin on part of a £20 million scheme that will improve the power supply to the Norton Lees area of Sheffield. Contractors for Northern Power Grid will begin work tomorrow (27 June) by digging a 130 metre trench in the road to install 33kv electric cables along Mansfield Road. They will also be working on Manor ...

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Sheffield half marathon

SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL STATEMENT “We’d firstly like to acknowledge the service the Sheffield Marathon Trust and Sheffield Half Marathon Ltd have given to the people of Sheffield through the charities they’ve supported. In the last 33 years the Sheffield Marathon Trust has contributed £1.5million to local charities and this is something I know has greatly benefited many Sheffield people.

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Sheffield signs up for challenging tour stage

Special road signs are about to go up in Sheffield to celebrate the arrival of one of the world’s greatest sporting events in the city. The challenging route of the Tour de France will be clearly marked with brown and white signs, and signs on the four summits in Sheffield will highlight their height and gradient. The summits in Sheffield ...

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It’s Showtime! for Sheffield’s talented performers

Talented school children and performing arts groups with a flair for drama and music will be treading the boards at some of the city’s most prestigious theatres during this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival. Theatres such as The Montgomery Theatre, the Library Theatre, The Octagon and Crucible will be showcasing drama, musicals, dance extravaganzas, comedies and classic stories performed by a ...

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Outdoor festival goers gearing up for Cliffhanger

This summer’s Cliffhanger festival is nearly here. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities, especially biking ones, at this eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June 2014. The family-friendly, value for money event, is expected to attract ...

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Sheffield best for breastfeeding

Sheffield’s 5th annual breastfeeding celebrations will be held at the Winter Gardens on Tuesday 17 June. Two picnic events are to be held as part of Sheffield Breastfeeding Awareness Week; a time to promote breastfeeding with the aim of making it part of our culture in Sheffield. This year’s celebrations coincide with Sheffield Children’s Festival. The baby friendly picnics welcome ...

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Have your say on the future of the Winter Maintenance Service

Residents, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to attend a drop-in session at the Town Hall to give their views about the future of the Winter Maintenance Service. The drop in sessions will be held on Wednesday 18th June from 6pm to 8pm and Thursday 19th June from 9am to 12 noon. These sessions are an opportunity for the ...

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Royal seal of approval for Sheffield foster carers

A caring couple have received a royal seal of approval in the Queen’s birthday’s honours list after dedicating their lives to fostering more than 80 children and young people during their 30-year career. Chris and Harry Burditt, both 71 from Wincobank, have received MBEs – a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – from the Queen ...

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New Mascot Launched to Promote anti-littering campaign

Children visiting Sheffield city centre on Saturday will be the first people to get to meet new anti-littering mascot, Phil the Bin. The larger than life, friendly character will be making his debut appearance in Tudor Square with the Streets Ahead roadshow bus as part of the Children’s festival. Phil the Bin is part of the Sheffield Stainless campaign, which ...

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Council calls for fresh start to city’s outdoor sports

Sports governing bodies and local clubs will be invited to play a greater role in the management and investment in outdoor sports facilities in Sheffield as the council faces the challenges of ever-reducing government funding. Sheffield City Council has developed an Outdoor Sports Strategy which calls on dedicated sports providers, governing bodies and local clubs to take a greater lead ...

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Adult learners top of the class

For most adults writing essays and studying for exams is a thing of the past but the achievements of a host of people who have gone back to learning in later life will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony. The Sheffield Adult Learners’ Week Awards have been organised by Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities department to ...

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