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How on earth will they get up that hill?

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At today’s Yorkshire Half Marathon launch we asked people what they thought would help our 2016 runners get up that hill… We spoke to Cllr Neale Gibson, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox, Representatives from Run for All and the participating charities and the one and only ‘Man with the Pram’ John Burkhill. And their suggestions… stamina, determination? hmm not quite!

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And we’re off…the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon officially launched today

Run for All, Partner Charities, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox and Cllr Neale Gibson at the launch of 2016 Yorkshire Half Marathon

Friday 29 January Following the success of the brand new route, launched last year, the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon returns to Sheffield on 10 April 2016. Thousands of runners from across the country will unite in Sheffield to take on the challenging Yorkshire Half Marathon, now famous for its grueling hills, beautiful countryside views and downhill sprint to the finish, and ...

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Sheffield’s bar safety scheme up for national award

Sheffield city centre

28 January 2015 A scheme to promote a safe and vibrant nightlife in Sheffield city centre has been shortlisted for two national awards. Sheffield’s ‘Best Bar None’ is the only scheme to be shortlisted for two of the three national Best Bar None awards which will be announced at the House of Lords on Tuesday, 2 February. It has been ...

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Sheffield’s draw for legal services firms

Sheffield cityscape at night

27 January 2016 Creative Sheffield, the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council, today announces the launch of its North Shoring Campaign; attracting legal services firms from London and the South East to locate in Sheffield. This is an approach that will see the Invest Sheffield team speak directly to legal services firms about the benefits of a Sheffield base. ...

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Budget Challenge Met Despite Further Cuts

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Wednesday 27 January 2016 Sheffield City Council has warned that Government cuts will continue to hit the city hard, as they look to set this year’s budget. This is the sixth year in a row that the council has been hit with swingeing cuts from Government, the worst series of cuts this council has seen in its history. This comes ...

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Statement on sale of Cobnar Cottage

26 January 2016 A spokesperson for Sheffield City Council said: “We are pleased that we are now able to invest £150,000 in improving facilities in Graves Park. The cottage has never formed part of the public amenity of the park – it sits outside the boundary wall and has stood empty for many years. “The Council, with the acknowledgement of ...

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On your marks get set for a great half-term in the great outdoors!

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Tuesday 26 January 2016 Looking for things to do this half-term? Activity Sheffield and partners are inviting you to take part in their exciting half-term holiday parks programme running throughout the week. Following on from October’s popular half-term events Activity Sheffield is once again encouraging people to get out and about and active in Sheffield’s beautiful parks and green spaces. ...

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Mini market loses licence after underage drinkers hospitalised

Off Licence in Crookes in Sheffield which had its licence revoked after selling to under age children

A parent distraught after his child was hospitalised after drinking alcohol sold to him underage has welcomed a Sheffield off licence being stripped of its licence. The HK Off Licence and Mini Market in Crookes had its licence revoked by Sheffield City Council’s licencing board today (Tuesday, January 26) after it was revealed they had sold a bottle of vodka to ...

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Logo and creative identity for Special Olympics GB’s National Games revealed

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Tuesday 26 January 2016 Press release sent out by Special Olympics GB Special Olympics GB is delighted to launch the logo and identity for its National Summer Games 2017 to be held in Sheffield. Special Olympics GB is approaching Sheffield businesses for support around all aspects of the National Games. Local creative agencies, Test Creative and Glue, have come forward ...

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Council volunteers give extra help to elderly

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25 January 2016 More than 200 council staff have volunteered to give extra help to the elderly this winter. This means people who don’t have family and friends nearby will have someone to bring round emergency supplies like bread, milk and medication, or check in on them if the weather turns and it snows or there is ice on the ...

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Community gets Ship Shape with free boxing sessions

Boxer boxing at ship Shape

Residents in Sheffield have been given a boost by free community sports sessions. SIV is providing free sports sessions – including boxing – at ShipShape Health & Wellbeing Centre, in Sharrow, as part of an initiative to increase sport and physical exercise in the local community. The project has been designed to support people with mental health or drug and ...

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Sheffield remembers the Holocaust


22 January 2016 People across Sheffield are invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, at a candlelit ceremony at the Winter Garden. The memorial day is a time to remember the millions of people who were murdered or whose lives were changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and ...

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Council calls on Government for investment in flood defences

Friday 22 January 2016 “Protection is cheaper than the cure” is the message that Sheffield City Council is sending to the Government in their request for a further £20 million to protect the city against flooding. The Council has worked with the Environment Agency to develop a comprehensive flood defence programme involving 5 new major schemes. It is estimated that ...

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Sheffield scales national equality table

20 January 2015 Sheffield City Council proves to be a place of equality as Stonewall announce it has jumped nearly 50 places in the nationally acclaimed Workforce Equality Index. This year had the highest number of submissions yet with over 400 organisations taking part and Sheffield City Council made into the top 10% of applicants and the 6th highest achieving ...

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