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Flu Immunisations for school children

Nasal flu vaccinations for infant school children

Wednesday 30 September 2015 PRIMARY school pupils aged five and upwards in Sheffield are being lined up to be immunised against flu. A programme to protect thousands of children from flu is due to begin across the city and will for the first time this year will be offered to some infant school pupils. Now Sheffield City Council leaders are ...

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New carrier bag charges boost for environment

30 September 2015 A new charge for single-use carrier bags comes into force next Monday (5 October). The introduction of the fees in England is part of the Government’s policy to reduce waste and the litter associated with plastic bags by encouraging people to re-use bags. In 2014 over 7.6 billion single-use plastic bags were given to customers by major ...

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Sheffield to honour one of its bravest sons

Sgt Maj John Crawshaw Raynes VC

30 September 2015 In two weeks’ time Sheffield will remember one of its bravest sons who was awarded Britain’s highest award for gallantry in battle exactly 100 years ago. A special plaque will be unveiled in the city centre in honour of Sergeant–Major John Crawshaw Raynes, who earned his Victoria Cross for bravery and devotion to duty in World War ...

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Council secures future of sports centre

29 September 2015 A new operator has been chosen to run a Sheffield sports centre which, a year ago, was at risk of closure. Following a competitive tendering exercise, Sheffield City Council has selected Places for People Leisure (PfP) as the preferred bidder to operate Wisewood Sports Centre in the north of the city. PfP, which will also operate the new ...

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Exclusive eco-driving sessions for South Yorkshire drivers

28 September 2015 Inmotion!, working with Sheffield City Council’s Road Safety Section, are holding a series of Eco-Safe Driving sessions for South Yorkshire residents, aimed at improving their road safety and lowering fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. The free sessions will be held at The Lifewise Centre in Rotherham from 10am to 12.30pm on Sunday 4, Saturday 10 and Sunday ...

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Streets Ahead raise a mug for charity

25 September2015 As the Great British Bake Off enters the semi-finals next week the Streets Ahead team were practicing their baking skills for a very good cause, when employees took part in Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. There was no shortage of cake and other sweet treats, thanks to the team who donated homemade buns and cakes for the fundraising ...

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Tour de France legacy preserved with new street art – video

Thursday 24 September 2015 Cllr Leigh Bramall talks about the permanent street art now at each of the King of the Mountain climbs in Sheffield. This artwork forms part of the Tour de France legacy, preserving the profile and excitement of the event for years to come, and affirming our status as The Outdoor City.

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Sheffield bus and ticket changes published

24 September 2015 Information about Sheffield’s bus service changes and new, lower priced tickets has started to be published online, ahead of planned improvements to the city’s bus network being introduced on 1 November. Details are being made available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/futurechanges as bus operators finalise their new timetables. Full service change information will be widely publicised online, at bus stops, ...

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Last chance to have your say on public transport services

23 September 2015 South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding passengers to have their say on the county’s public transport services. People can give their opinion on how concessionary travel, supported bus services and travel information could be provided in the future online at sypte.co.uk/haveyoursay until 4 October, or via a paper copy available at customer service desks at ...

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Statement on Chinese investment in Digital Campus

electric works exterior

I enclose a comment from Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council: “This investment is the result of a great deal of hard work developing relationships with business partners in China and will give a major boost in confidence to the city’s economic growth. We expect additional investment from China to follow from the valuable contacts we have made ...

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Consultation running on potential closure of public toilets

Sheffield Town Hall

Members of the public are being asked for their views on the proposed closure of five automated public toilets across Sheffield. At present, the toilets are only used an average of five times a day – and one of the facilities, in Birley Moor Road – was only used 357 times in the whole 2013/14 financial year. Councillor Isobel Bowler, ...

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Out of This World returns to spook Sheffield city centre

Stormtrooper meeting members of the public in the Winter Garden

23 September 2015 Last year it brought sci-fi, mystery and magic to Sheffield, complete with comic book characters, movie-themed cars, zombies, puppets, live music, fairground rides and even a giant robot. And now, “Out of this World” is set to return for a second year, taking over the city centre from 11am to 6pm for free, family-friendly fun on Sunday ...

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