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BMX star to launch Sky Ride Sheffield

A keen cyclist who was inspired to get on her bike for the first time since retirement is encouraging other people to sign up to Sky Ride Sheffield, which this year will be attended by Great Britain BMX rider Curtis Manaton. More than 1,000 people have already signed up to take part in Sky Ride Sheffield on 10 August, one ...

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Conservation work begins in the Burbage Valley

25 July 2014 Work to restore the historic landscape of an environmentally significant valley in the Peak District National Park is due to begin next month. During August and part of September a conifer plantation that was originally planted as a crop in the Burbage Valley will be removed. It will then be replaced by oak trees and wet woodland, ...

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Council adopts 19 point plan to promote cycling

23 July 2014 Sheffield’s Cabinet has adopted a 19 point plan to encourage more people to use their bikes in Sheffield. The aim is to get people of all ages and backgrounds cycling in every part of the city and there are many economic, health and environment benefits to be gained from more people choosing to cycle.

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All libraries on track to stay open

  All libraries in Sheffield are set to stay open as the Council announces it has approved plans from groups to run branches from the end of September. Groups were invited to submit business plans for 15 libraries after the Government cut 50% of funding to the Council, which has forced £240 million of savings requiring £1.67 million from the ...

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International brewmaster bringing expertise to Moor Market

Sean Clarke at Beer Central

A chief brewer who is highly acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic is set to bring his expertise to Sheffield this week. Beer Central, in the Moor Market, is set to host an event featuring Chuck Silva, brewmaster at the California-based Green Flash Brewery, at 3pm this Friday, 25 July. Mr Silva is dropping in at the market on ...

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Children step into the shoes of war heroes

Creative school children commemorating the centenary of the First World War have brought the reality of life in the trenches for Britain’s Tommies to life in a unique exhibition. Pupils from reception to year six at Dore Primary School created a life-sized cardboard trench decorated with poems, diary entries, paintings and hand-made poppies as well as other creative displayed during ...

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Business leaders back devolution for Sheffield

21 July 2014 Leading business representatives from across Sheffield have met to discuss how the major cities could be more economically competitive if power in the UK was less centralised. With guest speakers Cllr. Sir Richard Leese, the Leader of Manchester City Council and Chair of the Core Cities Cabinet and Andrew Carter, Deputy Chief Executive of the Centre for ...

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Sheffield Scoops Prestigious Planning Award

Two of Sheffield’s recent city centre schemes have won regional awards for their significant contribution to enhancing the local area. In its centenary year, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) recently celebrated the high quality planning work carried out in the Yorkshire region.

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Regeneration of Castlegate’s ‘Grey to Green’ Riverside Plans

Plans to regenerate Sheffield’s riverside business district and principle hotel area are set to be given the go-ahead by the City Council’s Leader within the next few days. Over the last 15 years Sheffield city centre has experienced a significant transformation, spreading out from the award-winning ‘Heart of the City’ regeneration programme. Following the re-location of the indoor market to ...

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Council’s 19 Point Plan to Promote Cycling

A 19 point plan to encourage more people to use their bikes in Sheffield is set to be adopted by the City Council’s Cabinet next Wednesday (23 July). The key recommendations will be considered by members aimed at getting people of all ages and backgrounds cycling in every part of the city. There are many economic, health and environment benefits ...

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Artisan bakery rises to the occasion

Michael Walsh at the Seven Hills Bakery stall in Sheffield's Moor Market

A bakery which began as a “pop-up” stall in Sheffield’s Moor Market just a few months ago has proved so successful that it has become a permanent fixture. Seven Hills Bakery opened its first stall in the market shortly after the £18m building opened in November last year.

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Calling all artists!

Art in the Gardens organisers are calling on budding artists to come forward and take part in this year’s ‘Portraits of Distinction’ competition. Artists from all over the region have been busy painting a portrait of Nick Banks, drummer for Pulp and owner of Banks Pottery as the subject of this year’s competition, but there’s still time for people to ...

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Barbecue bins installed on Devonshire Green

The Streets Ahead team is helping residents ‘Keep Sheffield Stainless’ by installing barbecue bins in public spaces, including Devonshire Green, this summer.   Phil the Bin, the city’s anti-littering mascot, paid a visit to the Green to urge picnickers to look out for the shiny steel bins and use them to dispose of their barbecues and hot coals safely.

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Sheffield building on tour legacy

Sheffield is aiming to build on the excitement generated from successfully hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million people watched Stage 2 of the Tour de France as the world’s top cyclists swept through Sheffield on Sunday, with viewers from over 180 countries around the world following the race on TV. ...

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