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First business opens in Sheffield’s Re:New scheme

Rachel Salway

30 October 2015 The first of Sheffield’s new ‘pop-up’ shops is to open in the city centre next week. The exciting Re:New scheme is based on an Australian model to help budding entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground. It was launched in the summer and attracted a great deal of interest from potential new businesses. Rachel Salway will be ...

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Sheffield is the city of choice for Chinese investment

Mr Wang, Chairman of the Board and President of Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd, and Councillor Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council

30 October 2015 Sheffield City Council has announced a major new investment partnership with Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd, one of the largest companies in Sichuan Province. The Council, and Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd, have agreed a framework for the development of a long term strategic alliance for investment in Sheffield. Sichuan Guodong Construction Co Ltd is based in ...

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Council listens on school places consultation

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30 October 2015 Parents have responded with passion and ideas to the current consultation on school places, with Sheffield City Council broadening the options for consideration in response. The council is also encouraging many more people to get involved and participate. The consultation has been successful. After three weeks, responses have been flooding in and parents have submitted their own ...

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Join the debate in your area

30 October 2015 Leaders at Sheffield City Council have announced the latest round of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the coming months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. This is now the fifth year of the ‘Cabinet in the Community’ programme – giving more people the opportunity to come and ask questions and get involved ...

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Steve Peat joins Sheffield’s ‘walk of fame’

Peaty and family celebrate his induction to the walk of fame

28 October 2015 A world champion mountain biker today joined Sheffield’s prestigious ‘walk of fame’. Steve Peat was selected to become the latest Sheffield Legend and will join the likes of Joe Cocker, Sean Bean, Michael Palin and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the city’s ‘Hollywood Boulevard-style’ attraction outside the Town Hall. Peat was born in 1974 and grew up in Chapeltown, ...

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Tenants asked to have their say on council housing consultation

27 October 2015 Tenants and leaseholders are being asked to have their say about proposals to council housing services in a consultation that starts today. As a result of Government changes in national rent policy, there will be less income coming into the council’s housing services. By 2019/20 the council’s Housing Revenue Account will have £27 million less each year ...

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Half term sporting fun kicks off

Activity Sheffield generic

27 October 2015 From ghost walks to bug hunting, traditional crafts to rounders, children from across the city are invited to take part in Activity Sheffield sessions throughout the school half-term holiday. Following on from the successful “Your Summer Holiday in the Park” events which were held during the summer break, Activity Sheffield is continuing to make the most of ...

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Ambitious plans to improve health and wellbeing across Sheffield

Runner over Blacka Moor, taken by Duncan Philpott.

27 October 2015 Ambitious plans to improve health and wellbeing across the city are part of a raft of measures set to improve public health in Sheffield. Sheffield is leading the way in many areas of public health compared to other core cites but leaders say there is still a long way to go to close the gap over health ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy city festival

Beverly Hills Cop in Millennium Square

26 October 2015 More than 30,000 people packed out Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday, 25 October) for the second annual Out of This World festival. From families to cosplay enthusiasts, revellers enjoyed meeting sci-fi characters in the Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, getting spooked on The Moor and being wowed by magicians outside the Town Hall. Younger visitors also enjoyed the ...

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A new chapter for Woodseats Library

Artist impression of new library and medical centre

26 October 2015 The doors of an old and dated library building will shut for the last time next month before the building is demolished to make way for a brand new library and medical centre. Users of the Woodseats branch are being asked to use alternative arrangements which are being put in place during the construction period. This is ...

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Cheaper tickets for city bus users

Cllr Tony Downing (Cabinet Advisor for Environment and Transport)
Andrew Simpson (head of business performance, First, South Yorkshire)
John Young, (Stagecoach)

24 October 2015 Sheffield bus users are set to benefit from new and cheaper tickets that make it easier to get on the first bus that comes along. New CityBus Day (£4), 7 Day (£14) and 28 Day (£49) tickets that can be used on any bus in Sheffield, and reduced price CityWide Day (£4.30), 7 Day (£15), 28 Day ...

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Streets Ahead celebrate 100th project with Henry Boot

23 October 2015 The Streets Ahead project and contractor Henry Boot Construction are celebrating completing over 100 projects together as part of the project which is upgrading Sheffield’s roads, pavements, streetscene and street lights. When the Streets Ahead project started in August 2012, Streets Ahead and Henry Boot Construction worked together in the redevelopment of a testing laboratory and offices ...

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Temporary diversion around West Bar regeneration work

22 October 2015 A temporary traffic diversion is in place around a major regeneration scheme in the Castlegate area of Sheffield. A one-way system has been introduced on West Bar to ensure Phase 1 of the Grey to Green scheme is completed safely and as quickly as possible. The temporary one-way system involves directing traffic into the Riverside from the ...

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Lord Mayor to launch Poppy Appeal in Sheffield

Sheffield City Centre

22 October 2015 The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is set to be officially launched in Sheffield on Saturday, 24 October when the Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain, buys a poppy on the Town Hall steps. The appeal, originally started to help those returning from the First World War, recognises the memory of the fallen and the future of the ...

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Temporary diversion around West Bar regeneration work

22 October 2015 A temporary traffic diversion is in place around a major regeneration scheme in the Castlegate area of Sheffield. A one-way system has been introduced on West Bar to ensure Phase 1 of the Grey to Green scheme is completed safely and as quickly as possible. The temporary one-way system involves directing traffic into the Riverside from the ...

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