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How we are tackling teacher shortages in Sheffield

10 February 2016 Sheffield is no exception to the teacher shortages being discussed in the national media today. The innovative Learn Sheffield organisation was recently launched to tackle city wide issues like this, relating to education in the city. Learn Sheffield was launched in 2015 to provide flexible, high quality teaching, learning and leadership support to schools, and challenge to ...

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How do you manage people’s use of social media in the workplace?

Anne Brennan

Blog by Anne Brennan, Creative Sheffiield So how do you manage the use of social media in the workplace? As HR Advisor for Creative Sheffield , the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council, this is a question I get asked a lot. Most of us use social media for personal purposes, to keep in touch with friends, share photos ...

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The changing face of Sheffield City Centre

Sheffield skyline

The appeal of Sheffield city centre as a ‘business hub’ is growing in momentum with over 65 per cent of last year’s 486,000 sq ft of office take-up happening centrally. Office market activity across Sheffield hit a record high in 2015 with its strongest annual performance since the recession and a 77 per cent increase on 2014, according to figures ...

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Sheffield’s Draw for Legal Services Firms

Sheffield City Centre

Creative Sheffield, the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council, has announced 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. North Shoring (the process ...

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Love the outdoors? Love big city life? Play in Sheffield this March – Weekender 11-13 March 2016

Sheffield The Outdoor City

Lovers of the outdoors are in for a treat as registration picks up for the headline events in The Outdoor City Weekender 11-13 March. Through its status as The Outdoor City, Sheffield is growing its reputation as the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes and we’re in the mood to celebrate the people and places that make ...

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Two new secondary schools for Sheffield

Tuesday 9 February 2016 PLANS to build two brand new secondaries in order to meet the growing demand for school places in Sheffield are expected to get the green light next week. The Council consulted on several proposals to address the need for extra primary and secondary places in the North East and South West to meet the growing population ...

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Raid on shop selling ‘legal highs’

The seized illicit cigarettes and New Psychoactive Substances or NPS.

Tuesday 9 February 2016 COUNCIL and police officers have seized so called legal highs after raiding a shop last week. In a joint operation, Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards Officers and South Yorkshire Police Officers raided a store selling illicit cigarettes and New Psychoactive Substances or NPS. Organised by Sheffield New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Working Group, the search saw the ...

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Cabinet roadshows visit east and north Sheffield

8 February 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be taking their next Cabinet meeting to the east and north of the city later this month. The City Council is holding a series of ‘Question Time’ style sessions over the winter months to discuss issues that matter to people in their local areas. The next two meetings will be held on Tuesday ...

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Stone-laying ceremony celebrates construction progress on Sheffield’s second UTC

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Rt. Hon. Richard Caborn, Project Lead, Olympic Legacy Park, with Cllr Julie Dore, Leader, Sheffield City Council, and other supporters, celebrate construction progress on the £10 million UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus at a stone-laying ceremony.

Civic leaders, educationalists and employers have attended a stone-laying ceremony today [February 4th] to mark construction progress on Sheffield’s second University Technical College. The £10 million UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus is due to open this September and will specialise in healthcare and sports sciences, and computing. Construction of the four-storey facility on the Olympic Legacy Park on Attercliffe ...

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Get on your bike with Sky Ride Local

SRL Female Lead

Friday 5 February 2016 People in Sheffield are being encouraged to get on their bikes this weekend with Sky Ride Local, as the first guided rides of 2016 take place in the city. There is an easygoing four mile History and Heritage ride this Sunday, 7 February, which starts at Oughtibridge and a challenging 22 mile Tour de Bradfield ride ...

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Sheffield is ‘Best Bar None’


4 February 2016 A scheme to promote a safe and vibrant nightlife in Sheffield city centre has won two national awards. Last night’s Best Bar None awards ceremony at the House of Lords saw them scoop awards for the ‘Best Overall Scheme’ and ‘Most Innovative Scheme’ along with a prize of £6,000 which will be reinvested into the scheme for ...

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Harry Harpham

Harry Harpahm MP and former deputy leader of Sheffield City Council

Friday 5 February 2016 We understand there are many people in Sheffield mourning the sad loss of Harry Harpham MP and former deputy leader of Sheffield City Council. A Book of Condolence has been opened at Sheffield Town Hall for people to pay tribute to him. Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s difficult to express in words ...

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Today’s Moor Market Roadshow Top Picks

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The Moor Market hits Fargate this morning for the first of our monthly roadshows. The mini-market gives you a chance to sample what’s on offer in the market and each month will bring a different selection of stalls. Here’s our Top Picks from this week’s traders: Worldwide Candy Co. sells drinks, candy and snacks from America, Australia and Japan. This limited-edition Strawberry Cheesecake flavoured ...

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Youngsters urged to grab their February Freebie

Wednesday 3 February 2016 Are your youngsters interested in singing, acting, dancing, arts and crafts or simply playing Netball, Football, Tag Ruby or even Rock Climbing? Perhaps it’s time to put the tablets away, grab a jacket and get out into the great Sheffield outdoors? The Sheffield Children’s University February Freebie is back with more FREE adventurous and creative activities ...

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Business centre supports entrepreneurs

More than 2,000 people have been helped to take their business ideas forward thanks to Sheffield’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre which opened a year ago. Inventors, scientists, creative designers and students have all booked into the centre which is based in the city’s Central Library on Surrey Street. Almost 240 also attended free one-to-one clinics with a patent attorney ...

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