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Christmas comes early for Sheffield shoppers

Sheffield City Centre

30 November 2015 Shoppers across Sheffield are getting an early Christmas present from Sheffield Council with free parking in the city centre and most district shopping centres from 2pm every Saturday in the build up to Christmas. Starting next Saturday (5 December), shoppers will be able to park for free after 2pm in all Sheffield City Council on and off ...

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Statements on HS2 station locations

Sheffield City Centre

30 November 2015 On Leeds station Julie Dore, leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We absolutely welcome the news that a solution has been reached for Leeds that listens to what the Leeds business community has been saying and that links Transport for the North – or ‘HS3’ – with HS2 in a single integrated location. “This is what makes ...

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National accolade for Sheffield Archives

Letter from Mary Queen of Scots written from Sheffield in 1571

30 November 2015 Letters from one of the most famous – or infamous – characters in this country’s history are housed right here in Sheffield’s archives. Mary Queen of Scots was locked up by her cousin Elizabeth I in Tudor times after she abdicated the Scottish throne and fled to England in 1568. She was considered such a threat to ...

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Pensioner ordered to pay out almost £1k for waste offence

Justice scales

30 November 2015 A Mosborough pensioner has been ordered to pay out almost £1,000 in fines and costs by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council for his role in fly-tipping waste. Robert Dillon, 70, of Bridle Stile Close, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates Court on the afternoon of Friday 27 November, charged with one count ...

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Council leader supports Sheffield businesses

Council leader support Sheffield businesses

27 November 2015 It’s the day of the year when local, independent traders are championed. And for this year’s Small Business Saturday, Sheffield City Council members have joined the drive to raise awareness of and boost the city’s up-and-coming businesses. Council leader Julie Dore called into Sheffield Therapy Centre in Gleadless to demonstrate her support for the initiative. She said: ...

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Fly-tippers fined by magistrates

Justice scales

27 November 2015   Officers from Sheffield City Council have brought a number of fly-tippers before the courts, in separate hearings yesterday (Thursday 26 November). Liam Butcher, aged 25, of Folds Crescent, Sheffield, was charged with four counts of fly-tipping and appeared before magistrates in Sheffield yesterday. This came after reports of fly-tipped waste in Sheffield were received by the ...

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Pet owner brought before court due to noisy dog

Sheffield Town Hall

27 November 2015 A pet owner has been fined by magistrates for breaching a noise abatement notice, after failing to stop his dog from barking loudly. Balasingham Sujanthan, aged 35, of Sandstone Road, Wincobank, first came to the attention of Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service in late 2013, when complaints were received about the unacceptably loud level of dog ...

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Page Hall letting agent prosecution

27 November 2015 Another victory was secured in court yesterday as Sheffield City Council continues its clampdown on rogue landlords. The latest case was against letting agents and showed the council is tackling bad agents just as much as individual landlords. Global Letting Property Management Ltd, whose Directors are Merban Younis, Zulfiqar Ali Khan and Mohammed Ali Suleman, have their ...

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School eco team take first place in litter poetry competition

Children from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infants school with the winning poem

27 November 2015 A group of talented six year olds from Waterthorpe Nursery and Infant School have won first prize in a Streets Ahead poetry competition for their rhyme about litter. Schools across the city were set the challenge of coming up with a poem based around the theme of litter in Sheffield. The competition, which was launched in the ...

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Pioneering football scheme set to grow

The FA chairman Greg Dyke and Cllr Isobel Bowler at the Thorncliffe site where one of the first Parklife football hubs will open

24 November 2015 A national Football Association (FA) grassroots scheme, in which Sheffield is leading the way nationally, is set to take a further step forward. In what is the first of such partnerships in the country, Sheffield City Council has teamed up with The FA to invest in a number of new football hubs across the city, in a ...

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Students are making it in Sheffield

Even with expert help from bricklayer Craig Bray, Omar Adem, Amina Aideed, Hamza Hussain (L/R) find that immense concentration is required.

  Tuesday November 24 Students engaged in the Made in Sheffield initiative visited one of the city’s development sites to learn about career opportunities in construction.   The pupils, from Fir Vale School, went to Cutler’s View at Norfolk Park to see how new homes are being built for local people by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC).   As well as ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy Christmas Lights switch-on

Crowds in the Peace Gardens

23 November 2015 Around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 22 November) to watch champion fundraiser John Burkhill flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. Mr Burkhill took to the Peace Gardens stage to turn the lights on with pop band Stooshe; singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan; the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain; stars of this ...

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Artists commissioned for Castlegate hoardings work

Castlegate site - artist's impression

23 November 2015 Arts collective Glassball have been appointed to lead on an interactive project to produce artwork on new hoardings surrounding a major Sheffield development. Leads artists Cora Glasser and David Ball will work on the 175 metre hoardings around the development on the site of the former Castlegate Markets. Glassball have experience in working on public realm projects ...

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Get moor from your market this Christmas

Sean Clarke at Beer Central, with a festive ale

23 November 2015 Turkey, sprouts and festive ales will be on most people’s Christmas shopping lists this year. And with around 80 independent traders selling a huge range of meat, fish, vegetables, beverages and fresh produce, the Moor Market is the place to buy all the ingredients for the festive season. With the food shopping taken care of, the market ...

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Another unscrupulous landlord successfully prosecuted

Rotten rear door, leaking waste pipe and broken glass pane above door at one of the managed properties

20 November 2015 Sheffield’s clampdown on unscrupulous private landlords has been demonstrated once again through another successful court prosecution. Landlord John Mark Cashin, age 46, of Over Lane in Baslow, was ordered to pay £7,300 in fines and costs at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday (Thursday, 19 November). He was prosecuted by Sheffield City Council for multiple offences relating to four ...

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