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Thousands of elderly people enjoy lunch club Christmas meal

Christmas party at the Town Hall, part of the Age Better in Sheffield project

23 December 2016 Five thousand sprouts, three thousand roast potatoes and two thousand cuts of meat and Yorkshire puddings have been served up by lunch clubs in the run up to Christmas. All 74 lunch clubs in Sheffield celebrated with a Christmas lunch this month, attended by more than 1,870 elderly people, most over 80 years old. The clubs are ...

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Extended hours for domestic abuse helpline

Women get together in the communal lounge in one of Sheffield's refuges which opened in 2014

23 December 2016 A helpline for people affected by domestic abuse, which took more than 2,000 calls last year, is extending its hours from January. From Tuesday, 3 January, the helpline will run from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. It is also open on week days over the Christmas period from 8am to 6pm, except on Bank Holidays. Call ...

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Busiest month for rogue landlord convictions

Justice scales

22 December 2016 Housing enforcement officers had their busiest period in November when Sheffield City Council secured more convictions against rogue private landlords compared to any previous month. During November, the authority took seven landlords to court for offences relating to disrepair, safety measures, failing to meet legal requirements, harassment or illegal eviction. All seven pleaded guilty or were found ...

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Sheffield’s golden girl Grace is new Sheffield legend

Golden girl Grace Clough reveals her Sheffield Legend star

Thursday 22 December 2016 A gold-winning athlete from this summer’s Rio games was honoured by her home city – by becoming the 20th person to receive a Sheffield Legends star outside the Town Hall today. Former High Storrs pupil Grace Clough, aged 25, won Paralympic gold in the mixed coxed fours rowing team in Rio in September and was in ...

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Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

20 December 2016 Rescue dogs brought their own brand of festive cheer to sheltered housing residents this week as Santa Paws came to town! The cute canines – wearing their own special Yuletide jumpers – delivered an early Christmas present to older people at Cherry Tree Common in Nether Edge as they were enjoying a coffee morning. The visit from ...

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Major developments, inward investment and business growth; Creative Sheffield reports on the big economic drivers of 2016 and looks ahead to 2017


It has been a year of great change, both nationally and closer to home. At a time when the EU referendum result has signalled a new direction for the UK, Sheffield has been forging ahead with its plans to accelerate the economy of the country’s fourth largest city. Follow the city’s narrative in 2016 and you’ll see Sheffield as a ...

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Call for business leaders to support our schools

Would you like to pass your business skills onto the next generation? Sheffield City Council is looking for more business leaders to become “Enterprise Advisers” and work with schools, to provide career advice and business expertise. During the last year, 80 Enterprise Advisers have been working with 80 secondary schools and colleges across South Yorkshire, including 27 Sheffield schools and ...

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People urged to take up free flu vaccine

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Caption: A woman with a cold. Holding a tissue in front of her nose. Covering nose. Sneezing. Catch it, Bin it. Using a handkerchief to prevent further infection. Flu and colds. Good practise. 


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19 December 2016 Thousands of people at risk from flu are being urged to take up their free vaccination as figures shown that only one in three people at risk have done so this winter. Figures for Sheffield, which are similar to the national trend, show that only 21,000 people under 65 who are registered with a GP and have ...

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More than 800 litter louts caught in 2016


16 December 2016 A total of 25 people who dumped waste on our city’s streets were hit in the pocket earlier this week, after being successfully prosecuted for littering by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service. This brings the total number of fixed penalty notices issued by the council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers in 2016 to 849 – an average of ...

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Council secures higher pay on Capita’s Sheffield contract


16 December 2016 A higher minimum wage for employees of Capita working on behalf of Sheffield City Council has been agreed. Following discussion with the council, Capita will now pay its workers on the Sheffield City Council contract a minimum of the Foundation Living Wage which is higher than the national minimum wage of £7.20 an hour. Capita join Cordant ...

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Sheffield schoolchildren tackle litter in their local area

Year 6 pupil Ruby Graham Burke, 11, from Shortbrook Primary School with the winning poster design

Friday 16 December 2016 It’s never too early to learn to love where you live. And pupils from Shortbrook Primary School in Westfield have been giving something back to their neighbourhood this week, by collecting more than 20 bags of litter from local streets. Sheffield City Council’s estates and environmental services teams joined the school children on the litter pick, ...

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“Not Born Yesterday” campaign launched to help protect vulnerable people from scams and rogue traders

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

16 December 2016 Neighbours and relatives of elderly and vulnerable people are being urged to join a campaign to crack down on rogue traders and scammers. Called “Not Born Yesterday”, the Sheffield City Council-led campaign highlights the collaboration between Sheffield’s Trading Standards and Adult Safeguarding services and brings together a network of partners including South Yorkshire Police, Age UK Sheffield ...

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Help people sleeping rough in Sheffield

The Turning Point rough sleeper service, housing officers and police go out to see rough sleepers and offer support. Photo with Councillor Jayne Dunn

15 December 2016 Most of us are gearing up for the Christmas holidays but not everyone is looking forward to a happy festive season. Sheffield City Council is urging kind-hearted people in Sheffield to help people sleeping rough by contacting the city’s rough sleeper service and donating time, money and goods to the charities that support them. Councillor Jayne Dunn, ...

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Third public meeting to discuss Central Library and Graves Art Gallery


13 December 2016 A third public meeting has been planned to update people about the proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. This is a repeat of the public meeting first held on Tuesday, 6 December at the Town Hall. It follows Sheffield City Council’s announcement that, as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan ...

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New recovery drop-in gives addicts fighting chance

The recovery drop-in at De Hood

13 December 2016 It’s all good in De Hood as Sheffield’s new recovery drop-in gives people with drug and alcohol problems a fighting chance of staying clean and sober. The new Sheffield Recovery Community drop-in at De Hood opened its doors earlier this month, supporting those with drug and alcohol issues. As well as talking through problems and supporting each ...

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