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Fun summer of activities at Moor Market

30 July 2015 Mini golf, puppet shows and storytelling are just part of a packed schedule of free family-friendly activities coming to the Moor Market this summer. Events will be taking place each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout August and range from sports activities such as mini golf and ping pong through to storytelling and the little library, puppet shows ...

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Homes and businesses to benefit as first fibre broadband street cabinet ‘goes live’ five months early

Paul Rowan, BT network delivery manager for Superfast South Yorkshire, with Cllr Ian Saunders from Sheffield City Council at the Superfast South Yorkshire cabinet near St Mary's Gate, Highfield.

30 July 2015 Highfield in Sheffield is the first location in the city to benefit from the multi-million pound Superfast South Yorkshire programme as high-speed fibre broadband arrived five months ahead of schedule. A further 57 cabinets will be switched on in other parts of Sheffield, including Upperthorpe, Norfolk Park and Burngreave, bringing the new technology in reach of a ...

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Junior football club set to move into new home

30 July 2015 They call it the beautiful game – and after playing in a number of the city’s parks for three decades, a junior football club is now set to have a beautiful new home of its own. Following an open advert seeking expressions of interest from football clubs for the Steel City Sports Ground in Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield ...

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Call to residents to help Clean Sheffield

29 July 2015 Across Sheffield approximately 9,250 tonnes of litter is collected from across the city and disposed of each year. That’s why Sheffield City Council has today launched its new Clean Sheffield campaign which calls on all residents, businesses and visitors to the city to work together to keep the city clean. The Council works hard to keep the ...

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New Initiative to Raise Education Standards in the City

  Monday 27 July 2015   SCHOOLS have joined forces with council leaders in a bid to share learning and expertise at a time of increased pressures on education budgets. Sheffield City Council and education leaders are developing a partnership between all the city’s schools, including academies, colleges and local authority maintained schools, in a bid to further raise standards ...

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National acclaim for outstanding parks in The Outdoor City

Councillor Isobel Bowler with representatives from Green Estates and the local community at Manor Fields Park

A record-breaking 14 parks in Sheffield are among the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Devonshire Green, Ecclesall Woods, Firth Heritage Park, Meersbrook Park, the Peace Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, the Winter Garden, Wheata Woods, Millhouses Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Weston Park, Tinsley Green, Manor Fields Park and the Cholera Monument Grounds and Clay Wood are among ...

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Council tenant evicted for anti-social behaviour

27 July 2015 A council tenant who abused his neighbours, damaged property and played loud music has been evicted from his home. At Sheffield County Court on Wednesday 1 July, an order was granted for the eviction of the man from his home in Foxhill. He has now moved out of the property. Councillor Jayne Dunn, Cabinet Member for Housing, ...

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Artist’s bird’s-eye view of the city

Artist scales chimney for bird's-eye view of city

24 July 2015 Artist David Cotterrell scaled the 90 metre high chimney at E.ON’s Blackburn Meadows Biomass Plant to get a bird’s eye view of the renewable energy facility and across Sheffield and Rotherham as part of the Tinsley Art Project. David, assisted by Adam Long from Sheffield-based rope access company, Access Techniques Ltd, made a number of climbs up ...

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Statement: Boost for 8 cities’ bid for share of £20 million plug-in taxi prize

24 July 2015 Following the Government announcement (below) shortlisting Sheffield for a share of the £20 million plug-in taxi prize, Councillor Terry Fox, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport said: “We are very pleased to have reached the shortlist of bidders for this £20 million scheme to improve emission levels from our local black taxi cabs. The Government ...

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Sheffield FC – coming home to where it all began

Chairman of Sheffield FC Richard Tims, Leader of Sheffield City Council Julie Dore and Councillor Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for neighbourhoods

Football is coming home to Sheffield. Sheffield FC, the world’s first football club, is returning to the city at the Olive Grove Sports ground where the founders of Club developed the first set of rules and played their first games of football on the fields back in 1857. The move to where it all began, which spawned the modern game ...

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Streets Ahead have it in the bag

Streets Ahead 'bag it up' week

23 July 2015 Staff on the Streets Ahead project said goodbye to their unwanted items and donated 21 bags filled with clothes, shoes, games and books to a local charity. The team held a ‘bag it up’ week for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, their chosen charity for 2015. Between them, employees collected 21 bags, raising an estimated £315 for the ...

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Support for small businesses in Sheffield launched

23 July 2015 An exciting new scheme based on an Australian model to help budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground is being launched in Sheffield city centre next week. Sheffield City Council and the University of Sheffield have been working on small-scale meanwhile uses of buildings in recent years, but the aim now is to take this concept ...

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Sheffield Grand Prix 2015 – interview with Gary Clifton

Tom Scully took the top prize at the fourth annual Sheffield Grand Prix, which took place in the city centre on Wednesday 22 July. Around 7,000 people turned out to enjoy the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series race, which took in a route around Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Arundel Gate and Surrey Street. An event village, complete with stalls, refreshments, children’s ...

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Explore Sheffield’s streets and park life with Sky Ride Local guided rides

Sky Ride Local trees

Take to your bike and discover Sheffield from a whole new perspective this summer with Sky Ride Local. Join our friendly British Cycling-trained ride leaders on parkland paths, traffic-free circuits and some great new bike lanes, all in and around Sheffield. You’ll explore quiet roads, get to meet like-minded cyclists and even pick up some tips on some great routes ...

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