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Sheffielders give support to new shopping quarter

Sheffield Retail Quarter artist's impression

29 June 2015 Local people and businesses have given ‘very supportive, positive and constructive’ feedback on proposals for the new Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ). A wide range of written comments were received from 574 individuals and businesses about the proposals for the city centre‘s new shopping quarter. Independent and high quality shops, safe cycling and pedestrian routes, conservation of historical ...

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Recycling all around the home – how do you do it?

Cllr Terry Fox recycling household bathroom items

26 June 2015 Plastic bottles, newspapers and glass are frequently recycled by households across Sheffield. But many people have never considered just what else from their home can be recycled. That’s why Veolia and Sheffield City Council are encouraging residents to get “recycling around the home” during National Recycle Week, which runs from Monday 22 to Sunday 28 June. Many ...

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Council to recruit new apprentices

Apprentices with Councillor Julie Dore outside the Town Hall.

26 June 2015 Young people are given the chance to secure permanent jobs at Sheffield City Council as it starts its drive to recruit future leaders through apprenticeships, and give young people a head start in their chosen career. An apprentice open day is being held by the council at Moorfoot Learning Centre on Wednesday 1 July. As a lead ...

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Statement – electrification of London to Sheffield railway line

“Electrification of the Midland Mainline is vital for improving transport connectivity for Sheffield and an integral part of building the economic growth we all want to see in the region. It is essential that the Government honour the promises that they made on electrification and today’s announcement is a blow for those of us committed to building a stronger North ...

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Nominate your heroes for local awards

Michael Palin 1 colour

24 June 2015 Nominations are now being invited to recognise this year’s Sheffield Legend and the new Civic Awards to honour the city’s ‘unsung heroes’. This year’s Sheffield Legend will join the exclusive ‘walk of fame’ outside the Town Hall alongside the likes of local heroes Sean Bean, Def Leppard, Michael Palin and Jessica Ennis-Hill. Sheffield’s local heroes will also ...

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Businesses in The Outdoor City gearing up for Reward Health Cliffhanger

Bike stunts at the Cliffhanger festival

Having the highest household spend on outdoor equipment in the country, and more than 200 outdoor equipment businesses, Sheffield is undoubtedly the UK’s Outdoor City – and this year, more than ever, is building upon that reputation. Last year an independent study, carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, found that outdoor recreation in Sheffield ...

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Low carbon energy on agenda for Commission’s final public hearing

22 June 2015 Sheffield’s Green Commission will be holding its sixth and final hearing in public next week. The focus of this hearing will be on the Low Carbon Economy. 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 next 15-20 years. ...

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Parks boss with “lifelong love of the Botanical Gardens” retires

David Hargate in the Botanical Gardens

He’s got a self-confessed “lifelong love of the Botanical Gardens” – which is perhaps only fitting, as he began working there at the tender age of 16. But for David Hargate, Sheffield City Council’s head of parks and public realm, the gardens will now be strictly for pleasure, rather than work, as he retires after more than 40 years’ service. ...

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Mum’s Not Always the Word this Father’s Day

Wednesday 17 June 2015 As sons and daughters across the city plan Father’s Day celebrations to thank their dads, Sheffield City Council is appealing for more people to become foster carers. In the run up to Father’s Day on Sunday 21 June, the council is encouraging men in particular throughout the city to find out more about how they can ...

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Children Gear Up For Summer of Fun

Abbeydale Story Tent

Tuesday 16 June 2015 A TINY mouse is heading up one of the many activities on offer for children as part of a summer of fun across Sheffield this year. ‘The Story of the Adventurous Little Mouse’ will be on at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, as part of the city’s Festival of Fun.   Children visiting the event, which takes place ...

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Planning permission granted for FA football hub in north Sheffield

North Active FA artists impression resized

A multi-million pound grassroots football project is moving forwards after planning permission was granted for new pitches this afternoon (Tuesday 16 June). In what is the first scheme of its kind in the country, The FA is investing around £9.6m in a new wave of football hubs, with financial support from Sheffield City Council Today, planning consent was granted for ...

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Streets Ahead team retrieves sentimental ring

15 June 2015 Streets Ahead drain cleaners came to the rescue of 22-year-old Coralie Smart when she lost the ring her mother gave her for her 18th birthday down one of Sheffield’s drains. Coralie, a student in the city, thought that she’d never see her ring again but on the off chance called the Streets Ahead team to see if ...

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Support our Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts at annual event

Armed Forces and Veterans Day in Sheffield

15 June 2015 A parade, live music, displays and 1940s-themed activities will be among the attractions at Armed Forces and Veterans Day, taking place in Sheffield city centre on Saturday 20 June. The veterans will gather from 11.30am in Norfolk Row before the parade begins at 11.50am, taking in Norfolk Row, Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens. The ...

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Toddla T in Sheffield – Lost and Found

12 June 2015 We’re loving this new short film from Sheffield’s own DJ and music producer Toddla T. Featuring well-known landmarks including Forgemasters, the Peak District, Park Hill and the Henderson’s Relish factory, it’s one to watch this weekend. Thanks to Toddla T for allowing us to share this on our Newsroom site.

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