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One million boost to improve city’s health and well-being

Friday 28 November 2014 Sheffield has been awarded more than £1m in funding to drive forward innovative plans to help people stay healthy and well at home, and reduce pressure on health and social care services in the city. The grant money was confirmed today after a successful bid for funding as part of the Government’s Transformational Challenge Award. Sheffield ...

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New Green Commission’s first public hearing

Friday 28 November 2014 Sheffield’s new Green Commission will be holding its first hearing in public next week and limited places are now on offer to members of the public wishing to attend. The Commission was set up to allow leaders from across the public and private sector to make sure environmental issues are given a high priority over the ...

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Jackpot Smashed for the Women of Steel!

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Thursday 27 November 2014 Well done Sheffield, you’ve done it! You’ve smashed the £150,000 target in recognition of our wonderful ‘Women of Steel’. The fundraising began in 2012 to raise the £150,000 for a special group of Sheffield women who worked tirelessly in Sheffield’s steelworks and factories during the two world wars to help keep industry going in the city. ...

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Young and old join forces to increase dementia awareness

Prince Edward Primary School pupils Eddison Chan, 10, and Nicola Kelwick, nine, with Hurlfield View residents Malcolm Boswell and Tona Blackburn.

Wednesday 26 November 2014 Older people with dementia have begun sharing their life stories and memories with school children in an innovative new council project, thought to be the first of its kind in the region. The council has developed its ‘Adopt a Care Home’ project linking a local school and care home to raise awareness of dementia and help ...

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Richard Caborn ambassador for business and industry

Wednesday 26 November 2014 An ambassador for business and industry, tasked with boosting Sheffield as a pioneering 21st century industrial city, has joined the team to promote the city to employers and investors. Richard Caborn, the former industry and sports minister, has been appointed by the City Council Leader to use his worldwide network of contacts to add impetus to ...

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Council responds to Deputy Prime Minister’s plans for empty buildings in the North

Wednesday 26 November 2014 Councillor Leigh Bramall, cabinet member for business, skills and development at Sheffield City Council, said: “While we welcome Nick Clegg’s announcement today, what he is saying is nothing new. “We in Sheffield have successfully been doing this for some time, helping local entrepreneurs to find premises, grow their businesses and develop creative clusters where talent can ...

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Christmas shoppers to enjoy free parking across the city

Magical Moor Market Express

Tuesday 25 November 2014 Parking in Sheffield City Council car parks is set to be free on Saturday afternoons in the run-up to Christmas, to provide a welcome boost for retailers and shoppers across the city. Free parking will apply at the authority’s pay and display on-street and off-street parking, both in the city centre and in district shopping centres, ...

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New refuge for women and children escaping domestic abuse

Monday 24 November 2014 Women and children fleeing domestic abuse in Sheffield and beyond are being supported with a safe, private and welcoming place to live, as a new refuge has now opened. The £2.5m purpose-built refuge includes 20 self-contained flats, with mainly two and three bedrooms, a children’s play room, and communal areas, including a large garden where families ...

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Owzat for the launch of the new Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Official launch of the route of the Yorkshire Half Marathon - Sheffield. With Michael Vaughan, Mike Tomlinson, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Peter Rippon, Councillor Isobel Bowler and others.

Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan today [Wednesday 19th November] officially launched the first Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and Arena Group Sheffield Mini and Junior Run. The major new charity half marathon – organised by Run For All in partnership with Sheffield City Council – is expected to attract thousands of runners and spectators to the city’s streets on Sunday ...

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Noisy council tenant loses eviction battle

An anti-social tenant whose noisy behaviour made his neighbours’ lives a misery has lost his home. Garry Hurt, 52, of 45 Challoner Way, Westfield, Sheffield, had repeatedly ignored warnings to keep the noise down in his flat, which is part of a communal block. In 2009 he was issued with a Court Order for not paying rent. Although he paid ...

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Cabinet change statement

Broomhill councillor, Jayne Dunn, has been appointed as the new Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Streetscene. Councillor Dunn was previously Cabinet Assistant for the Health, Care and Independent Living a position she has held since November 2013, after previously being a member of the transport authority. She will take over the running of the Streets Ahead project which is ...

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Further details revealed of Sheffield’s spectacular Christmas

Jacks of Frost

CBeebies stars, singers who triumphed in Britain’s Got Talent and an X-Factor winner are among the famous faces set to entertain at Sheffield’s Christmas lights switch-on this weekend. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday, November 23, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens. On the Heart Stage in the ...

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Independent traders popping up in Moor Market

Emma and Ross Dack of Dack Images Clothing and Design

Pop-up shop programmers “Common People” are opening two new stalls in Sheffield’s Moor Market as hireable spaces for new retailers. In collaboration with Sheffield City Council, the organisation hopes to encourage new independent businesses to take space in the Moor Market, try out trading and grow in a vibrant environment. The Community Interest Company (CIC), which runs a successful pop-up ...

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Streets Ahead are super heroes

Streets Ahead team raising money for Children in need

Streets Ahead employees have been generously giving to BBC’s Children in Need appeal by coming to work in fancy dress and indulging in cake. All employees were encouraged at the Sheffield depot to dress as a super hero or in their onesies on Friday 14th November to raise funds for the annual fundraising event. A bake sale was also organised, ...

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Notice given for changes to stop on main roads

Motorists will be given a period of notice ahead of waiting and loading restrictions being introduced on some of Sheffield’s busiest roads. A two week warning period will start on Monday (17 November) to allow everyone to get used to the change in restrictions for that area and see how they are enforced. During the warning notice period, additional temporary ...

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