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Vibrant heart planned for Sheffield City Centre


Thursday 26 March 2015 Exciting new plans to transform the heart of Sheffield City Centre have been unveiled. The new, vibrant retail quarter that would be delivered by 2019 – a scheme that will service modern retail demands and meet the Council’s vision for 2050. The proposed £480 million scheme, designed by Leonard Design Architects, who have advised on some ...

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New signs point the way to city’s antiques quarter

Antiques Quarter signage on Abbeydale Road

Friday 27 March 2015 It’s the place to go for shoppers seeking one-off antiques and original designs. And now Sheffield Antiques Quarter has been put on the map with new brown signs to illustrate its cultural significance. The quarter, home to six antiques centres and several independent shops, takes in parts of Abbeydale Road, Broadfield Road, London Road and Queens ...

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Sheffield and Rotherham dubbed the “Mayfair” of advanced manufacturing

Bruce Katz

Thursday 26 March 2015 “Ready to act with intention, purpose, and ambition” – that’s the verdict on Sheffield and Rotherham from Bruce Katz, vice president of the Brookings Institution and former advisor to President Obama, following his visit to the city region in January. Mr Katz, one of the world’s leading figures in city development, was in Sheffield and Rotherham ...

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Sheffield tree preserved by school children as a work of art

School children from Anns Grove Primary School with Cllr Jayne Dunn, Darren Butt and artist Lorraine Botterill

Wednesday 25 March 2015 A Sheffield tree has been given a new lease of life – thanks to a sculptor and a group of school children at a Sheffield junior school. The London Plane tree had been removed by the Streets Ahead team from nearby Carterknowle Road after it was found to be causing damage to pavements. However, thanks to ...

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Announcement of Sheffield Lord Mayor’s Civic Awards scheme

Wednesday 25 March 2015 A scheme to acknowledge the work of Sheffield’s ‘unsung heroes’ has been announced at today’s (25 March) meeting of the City Council. In response to a campaign to recognise the charity fund-raising efforts of John Burkhill, the Leader of the City Council, Councillor Julie Dore and the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor Peter Rippon have suggested ...

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50,000th tree planted as woodland creation project draws to a close

Wednesday 25 March 2015 More than 50,000 trees have been planted across Sheffield since the start of the year, in an ambitious project to create the next generation of public woodland for the city. Around 30 hectares of woodland habitat have been created at 17 different sites, all accessible to local communities and including footpaths, glades and open space. The ...

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Turning ‘Grey to Green’ in Sheffield’s Riverside Business District

Launch of the Grey to Green scheme

Wednesday 25 March 2015 The first phase of an exciting and inventive project to help regenerate the Riverside Business District and Castlegate area is about to get underway. Sheffield City Council in partnership with the University of Sheffield Landscape School, Amey and Robert Bray Associates have worked together to design and radically improve what has been dubbed the ‘Grey to ...

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Mini musicians show they are top of the class at concert

Mini musicians show they are top of class at concert

Tuesday 24 March 2015 More than 500 talented youngsters showcased the joy of learning to sing or play a musical instrument at a spectacular concert at Sheffield City Hall. The youngsters from infant, junior, secondary and special schools across the city joined forces for the Sheffield Music Hub Celebration Concert at the weekend. The family-friendly event presented a wide range ...

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Statement on Devonshire Green planning application

Tuesday 24 March 2015 Councillor Leigh Bramall, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development said: “We are in an extremely difficult situation that is frustrating for the Council, because although technically we make the decision on planning applications, our hands are tied by the stringent planning laws set out by the government. “If we did not follow these ...

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Sheffield Girls Can

Mary Taylor and Isobel Bowler

Tuesday 24 March 2015 Women and girls across Sheffield are being encouraged to move, shake, wiggle and groove in new sessions being promoted as part of Sport England’s “This Girl Can” campaign. The campaign, which is being run locally as Sheffield Girls Can, aims to address the persistent gender gap, which means that more men play sport than women at ...

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Council and partners pledge to help families in poverty

Council and partners pledge to help families in poverty

Tuesday 24 March 2015 Senior leaders from across the public sector, NHS, private sector and universities have joined forces to renew their pledge to help some of the city’s poorest families. Sheffield’s new Tackling Poverty Strategy has been developed by a partnership led by the council and chaired by the Sheffield Executive Board’s lead on poverty and inclusion. It sets ...

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Details of road closures for Royal Maundy visit


Friday 20 March 2015 A number of roads in Sheffield city centre will be closed on Thursday, 2 April, during the Royal Maundy visit to Sheffield. The Queen is visiting Sheffield to distribute the Royal Maundy to 89 men and 89 women from across South Yorkshire, in a special service at Sheffield Cathedral. The visit will be the first time ...

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A better connected Sheffield is a stronger Sheffield

Friday 20 March 2015 Sheffield City Council has welcomed today’s Department for Transport report on its Northern Transport Strategy. The report commits to “a world class transport system” to “link up the individual cities and towns in the North, to allow them to function as a single economy and be stronger than the sum of their parts”. Cllr Julie Dore, ...

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Preparations well underway for Royal Maundy visit

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

Thursday 19 March 2015 Excitement is rising in Sheffield in anticipation of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to the city on Thursday 2 April. The Queen is visiting Sheffield to distribute the Royal Maundy to 89 men and 89 women from across South Yorkshire, in a special service at Sheffield Cathedral. The visit will be the first ...

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