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Winnie says a big thank you

Thursday 28 May An overwhelmed Winnie Blagden talks to Radio Sheffield’s Toby Foster today, at her surprise 100th birthday party held in the Sheffield Town Hall Reception Rooms. Winnie, who was charming and humble, said she couldn’t “see what all the fuss is about” and asked the Radio Sheffield Breakfast host to put out a big thank you for the amazing support ...

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Winnie’s surprise

Winnie Blagden arrives at the Town Hall Reception Rooms today (Thursday 28 May) to a big surprise, in celebration of her 100th birthday. Sheffield certainly gave Winnie a day to remember after a Radio Sheffield campaign reached the hearts of thousands of local people. Winnie, who is 100 years old today and still lives in her own home, has no surviving ...

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Sheffield cutlery works on the move

Alastair Fisher and Leigh Bramall

26 May 2015 A traditional cutlery works that has been in the centre of Sheffield since the 19th century will be moving to a new, larger site off Sheffield Parkway. Taylor’s Eye Witness Ltd, the Sheffield kitchen knife manufacturer and distributor, have done a property ‘swap’ with Sheffield City Council. They have agreed to exchange the historic Eye Witness Works ...

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Affordable Sheffield homes plans approved

27 May 2015  Proposals for the second phase of home building by Sheffield Housing Company have been approved by the city’s planning committee (26 May). A total of 297 properties – of which around 275 will be for sale – are to be constructed in four areas of the city. These are: Land between Earl Marshal Road and Barnsley Road ...

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Vision for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District drives forward

Bruce Katz

27 May 2015 Business growth in Sheffield and Rotherham is set for a boost as the region presses forward with its vision for the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK. An independent report, published by think-tank Centre for Cities, has set out the “ambitious vision” of those involved in the development, which will be Europe’s largest research-led Advanced ...

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Creative children make their mark on Town Hall

22 May 2015 After six months of painting and drawing, youngsters with a flair for creativity are getting ready to make their mark on Sheffield Town Hall when the country’s largest junior art exhibition arrives later this month. The Sheffield Young Artist’s art exhibition will return for its 11th year with 1,154 pieces of artwork created by children aged four ...

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Thrill-seekers of all ages welcome at Reward Health Cliffhanger


22 May 2015 It’s the UK’s biggest outdoor festival, and is set to take place once again this July in Sheffield’s Millhouses Park. But while the Reward Health Cliffhanger is undoubtedly popular with climbers, stunt bikers, kayakers, freerunners, and even those who just want to enjoy the beer garden and trade stalls, there’s fun for younger members of the family ...

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Talbot Specialist School welcomes HRH The Earl of Wessex

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22 May 2015 Pupils at a specialist school in Sheffield were given the Royal seal of approval last week following a visit from Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex. The Earl visited Talbot Specialist School in Norton where he unveiled a plaque to commemorate his visit, and signed the visitors’ book. But he was especially keen to talk to students ...

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Meet Phil the bin at Sheffield Food Festival

21 May 2015 Food lovers flocking to this weekend’s Food Festival (23rd to 25th May) will also be able to meet Phil the Bin, Streets Ahead’s litter mascot, and find out more about keeping our city clean. The Streets Ahead team, who collect over 500 tonnes of litter each month from the streets of Sheffield, will be taking their roadshow ...

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VIDEO: Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) announces £1.5m Toshiba deal

   20th May 2015 Released by Sheffield Hallam University Press Office Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has announced Toshiba as a major partner. Today executives from the major multi-national Japanese company visited Sheffield to put pen to paper in a deal worth approximately £1.5m. The deal involves the provision of cutting edge equipment for the AWRC – ...

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Sheffield Food Festival all set for Bank Holiday foodie fun

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20 May 2015 This bank holiday weekend, Sheffield City Centre will come alive with food-based fun as thousands of people tuck into the fifth instalment of the Sheffield Food Festival. Between Saturday 23 May and Monday 25 May the popular Sheffield Business School-organised festival will be taking place within the heart of the city, with dozens of local producers, restaurateurs ...

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Joining up health and social care in Sheffield

Karen and Walter

20 May 2015 Before pensioner Walter met community support worker Karen Dale he was being admitted to hospital regularly, and frequently calling emergency services. But thanks to the support he now gets through Sheffield’s joined-up health and social care programme, Walter hasn’t been admitted to hospital for the last two years – and has also found a new friend in ...

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Next step for ambitious education plans for Don Valley

20 May 2015 Innovative  plans to boost education in the Don Valley area will take another leap forward next week with a deal to build the city’s second University Technical College on the Olympic Legacy Park. The Government last year approved plans to establish the city’s second UTC, which is set to open in September 2016. Part of this deal ...

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Rediscover Sheffield with free guided bike rides

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19 May 2015 If you’re keen to get out on your bike a bit more and explore more of your local area this summer, but don’t know where to start, a series of free guided bike rides coming to Sheffield could be the answer. Part of a national campaign to get more people cycling for fun and fitness, Sky Ride ...

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Pop-Up Shop Opportunities For Artisan Traders At The Moor Market

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18 May 2015 ARTISAN traders looking to kick start their careers or attract new customers are being encouraged to rent The Moor Market’s new vintage style barrows. The market is offering the kitsch barrows – unique Victorian-looking mobile stalls – to businesses looking for creative ways of showcasing their wares to city centre shoppers in a simple but cost effective ...

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