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Pig killing costs Sheffield man £1,000

Town_Hall_landscape_daytime

26 February 2016 A Sheffield man who arranged for a pig to be illegally killed was fined a total of £1,125 by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council. The Council’s Environmental Protection Service investigated after a report of a pig being moved was received. Jose Carlos Dos Santos, (43) of Fox Street, Sheffield, told ...

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Sheffield Bus Partnership statement

Young people aged 16 to 18 can now apply for a bus travel pass.

29 February 2016 The following is a statement from Councillor Terry Fox, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, following today’s Sheffield Bus Partnership meeting in the Town Hall: “I am very grateful to all those who submitted questions and attended today’s meeting. We have noted all the comments and will be discussing them at a full meeting ...

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Dropped cigarette end results in £430 fine

Sheffield City Centre

29 February 2016 A dropped cigarette end has cost a Portsmouth man £430 in fines and costs. Steven Ferrie (42) of The Avenue, Gosport, Portsmouth, was seen by an officer from Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service dropping a cigarette end on Pinfold Street in Sheffield city centre. Mr Ferrie was approached by the officer and a Fixed Penalty Notice ...

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Five ways to help keep your mum and dad well

Age Better in Sheffield - Theatre group at White Willows

26 February 2016 We’re often contacted by people worried about their mum or dad as they’re getting older. Here’s five things that can make a massive difference to how well and happy people feel: 1. Chat Sometimes older people spend the day without speaking to anyone but we’re naturally sociable creatures and it’s really important to keep talking. Your mum ...

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Sheffield school achievements recognised by Government Office

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

26 February 2016 Prince Edward Primary School has been congratulated by the Government for what is described as ‘high standards of educational achievement’ and ‘hard work and professionalism’. The letter of commendation followed the announcement that the school had ranked in the 100 top performing schools in the country for progress made between Key Stage1 and Key Stage 2. Prince ...

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Pig killing costs Sheffield man £1,000

Town_Hall_landscape_daytime

26 February 2016 A Sheffield man who arranged for a pig to be illegally killed was fined a total of £1,125 by magistrates in Sheffield, after being taken to court by Sheffield City Council. The Council’s Environmental Protection Service investigated after a report of a pig being moved was received. Jose Carlos Dos Santos, (43) of Fox Street, Sheffield, told ...

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New course to help taxi drivers protect communities

The Sheffield partnership team with representatives from Sheffield City Council, the Taxi and Private Hire trade, Safeguarding Children Board, Safeguarding Adult Partnership, South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield College.

25 February 2016 Taxi drivers in Sheffield will be equipped to support vulnerable passengers following the launch of a new course that helps them recognise when passengers need extra help, or when they see suspicious behaviour. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Passengers course was officially introduced this week at The Sheffield College. It has been developed over the years to help taxi ...

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Launch of Sheffield Green Commission Report

Cllr Jayne Dunn (left) and Liz Ballard launch the Sheffield Green Commission report

25 February 2016 LAUNCH OF SHEFFIELD GREEN COMMISSION REPORT This week the Sheffield Green Commission will publish its final report and recommendations entitled ‘Sheffield’s Green Commitment’. The final report of the Sheffield Green Commission focuses on four key priorities to transform Sheffield into a more successful, sustainable, and competitive city. The four priorities are: 1) Connected city 2) Transformative energy 3) ...

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The Outdoor City inspires Sheffield film-makers

We meet, Morgan Goodsmith and Etienne Soubes-Goldman, two of Sheffield’s rising stars to talk about their video promo business and how living in The Outdoor City inspired their recent wildlife video title ‘ Sheffield; Another Angle’. Entrepreneurs Morgan and Etienne, sixth form students from Sheffield have a passion for film, business and the great outdoors. Tell us a bit about ...

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Sheffield Bus Partnership meeting

24 February 2016 Sheffield Bus Partnership will report on service performance figures at a public meeting in Sheffield Town Hall on Monday 29 February at 10am. Members of the public can register their interest to speak in writing to The Clerk, SCR Combined Authority, 18 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2HG, by email at AskTheCAChair@syjs.gov.uk or by using the online submission ...

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Temporary arrangements for Tinsley Library

24 February 2016 Library services in Tinsley are changing as Sheffield City Council’s lease on the current building comes to an end. Alternative arrangements have been made from the end of February once the council comes out of the building, before a new base is found for a voluntary-run service. Temporary arrangements include a local book drop off and collection ...

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Council steps in to restore historic building

24 February 2016 Sheffield Council has stepped in to restore a historic building on one of the main arterial routes into the city centre. The work has been carried out on the Lion Works at Spital Hill to preserve the building’s heritage status and its prominent position on the Sheffield skyline. The Lion Works has historically been high on the ...

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New LGBT books in libraries

The Pride flag of the LGBT community and a symbol of openness and tolerance

22 February 2016 One hundred new Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) books have been added to Sheffield’s library collection, bringing the total collection to more than 300 titles. The books include modern classic fiction and biographies from LGBT authors as well as stories of activism. They also include reference books looking at LGBT issues and how to deal with them, ...

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