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Sheffield to host BUCS Nationals for further 3 years

BUCS Nationals runners lining up for the 60m heats at EIS Sheffield

Friday 19 February 2016 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) has agreed a deal with the City of Sheffield to host the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield for a further three years. The agreement which includes the 2016 BUCS Nationals, starting today, is signed in conjunction with a city partnership consisting of Sheffield City Council, Sheffield International Venues (SIV), Sheffield University and ...

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The Old House named as Sheffield’s Best Bar None

Best Bar None - Overall winner old house

Popular city centre bar, The Old House, has been named as Sheffield’s Best Bar None for safety, beating off competition from city centre pubs, bars and nightclubs. The Devonshire Street bar received the award at last week’s annual Best Bar None event which was held at Sheffield City Hall, and was attended by the great and the good from the ...

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State of Sheffield Report 2016

Sheffield city centre

18 February 2016 The State of Sheffield Report is commissioned annually by Sheffield Executive Board (SEB) to provide an overview of the city and to identify major challenges and opportunities. The 2016 report, the fifth report produced for SEB, analyses publicly available data to provide an assessment of trends over the last five years and more, and what these mean ...

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Rogue traders have to stump up £2,400

Sheffield Town Hall

17 February 2016 Two rogue traders in Sheffield had to find over £2,400 for their dodgy workmanship as the City Council warned residents to be extra careful when approached by ‘cold callers’ on their doorsteps. Sheffield’s Trading Standards team is warning local people to be on their guard against rogue traders calling door to door offering roofing or other building ...

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Over one hundred Traffic Signal Junctions benefit from new technology

New innovative pedestrian crossing

17th February 2016 Over 100 traffic signal junctions and pedestrian crossings across the city have benefitted from upgrades and innovative new technology, thanks to the Streets Ahead project. The new traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities can now monitor how long it is taking for a pedestrian to cross the road and make sure that the green man displays for ...

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Sheffield’s international reputation soars as it makes the top 10 Cities of the Future list; twice!

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Tuesday 16 February 2016 Foreign direct investment has become the major economic driver of globalisation, accounting for over half of all cross-border investments. This week fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times Ltd, announced the results of their Cities of the Future Awards and Sheffield made it into the top ten; twice! These league tables rank cities across Europe, ...

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Electric Works, Sheffield

Tuesday 16 February 2016 Tech CITY UK has released a report described as ‘the most comprehensive analysis of the UKs Digital Tech economy to date’. In it, Sheffield and Rotherham are identified as one of 27 digital tech clusters in the UK, and used as a case study evidencing growth in the UKs digital tech economy. There are 14,313 digital ...

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Harry Harpham MP (1954 – 2016)

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  Tuesday 16 February 2016 On the day of his funeral, this is our photographic tribute to Harry Harpham with pictures from our archives. Harry was kind and funny man that we had the pleasure of working with on many photo calls over the years. The smiles in these pictures are genuine; he put people at ease and he made ...

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Town Hall Talks for Two Million Trees

Woodland in Glen Howe Park

Monday 15 February 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking members of the public to help it plan future care for 2.2million trees. The council has been working on a framework for a new Trees and Woodland Strategy, which will set out how it looks after all trees in the city; including those in parks, woodlands, green spaces and on the ...

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Join the debate in north east Sheffield

Sheffield Town Hall

15 February 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be holding their next Cabinet meeting in the north east of the city next week. The City Council has held a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. There are two meetings left in the series and the one ...

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Council maintains voluntary sector grant fund

Sheffield Citizens Advice - one of the organisations receiving grant aid funding

12 February 2016 Plans to maintain the amount of grant aid funding for voluntary organisations have been announced by Sheffield City Council, despite the authority having to save a further £50million this year. This funding makes a difference to people’s lives in Sheffield. The £1.66million voluntary sector grant funds 20 organisations and more than 50 lunch clubs. They help vulnerable ...

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Building a better future in Sheffield

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Sheffield Housing company, site at Falstaff Road.

The next phase of a £250 million, housing led regeneration programme is underway in Sheffield. And students from a school, through which the initiative is building its community links, joined representatives from Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) to officially start work. Luke Pickering, 15, from Chapeltown and Kye Maggin, 12, from Parson Cross – both pupils at Chaucer School – were ...

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Can’t wait for The Outdoor City Weekender in March?


Fancy a warm up to the The Outdoor City Weekender held in Sheffield this March? We have just the thing! The 7th annual Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Hope Valley College and is sure to excite and inspire with a collection of award winning films from around the world. Perfect for ...

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Action to stop criminal activity in home

Justice scales

10 February 2016 A council tenant narrowly missed being evicted after a former partner stored stolen goods and drugs in her home. Lynn Lockwood, aged 55, of Blackstock Road in Gleadless Valley, was given a two-year suspended possession order at Sheffield County Court on Friday, 5 February. This means she must stick to her tenancy conditions – which ban any criminal ...

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