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New £7million Leisure Centre set for June opening

Thorncliffe Health & Leisure Centre is nearing completion.

Tuesday 15 March 2016 State of the art, new Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre in High Green, Sheffield will open its doors to the public on Wednesday 1 June. The £7million development will incorporate a 6 lane x 25m swimming pool plus dedicated learner pool, a major fitness suite and studio plus specialist health and research facilities as part of ...

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Sheffield’s Lifestyle Wins Over Partner of Tapestry Compliance

Sheffield born Bob Grayson, a partner of Tapestry Compliance, on why he decided to open a legal services office on home ground.  After 15 years of working for London-based law firm, Linklaters and in-house at Shell, commuting to and from Sheffield, I decided to set up a company here because I wanted to combine offering a world class service with a ...

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Finishing touches to first phase of ‘Grey to Green’

First phase of the Grey to Green project completed

15 March 2016 The first phase of the Grey to Green Corridor, an exciting project to transform Sheffield’s Riverside Business District is nearing completion with the final planting of trees and eye-catching artworks and street furniture around West Bar, Snig Hill and Bridge Street. The overall project aims to transform 1.2 kilometres of redundant roads into attractive new linear public ...

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Council wins innovation award

14 March 2016 Sheffield City Council has received an award for innovation for its work to support public services and local community organisations to work better together to improve health and wellbeing. The authority competed against 131 finalists in 14 categories at this year’s Public Procurement awards, which took place in Manchester on Tuesday, 8 March. It received the Innovation ...

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The Outdoor City Weekender – Sheffield Hallam University Highline

Friday 11 March 2016 Just an ordinary day in Sheffield… or maybe not! To kick off the first ever Outdoor City Weekender and The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Sarah Rixham, female highline world record holder, walked the line across Sheffield Hallam University towers this morning. By eck she’s brave! Video courtesy of Coldhouse Collective and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

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10 March 2016 Sheffield City Council will hold a special council meeting next week to make a decision on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal, now the changes that Sheffield asked for have been secured. Councillor Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We have been fighting for more devolved powers for a long time now. But, I’ve always said ...

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Sprinkler system saves resident from fire

Sprinkler Active

10 March 2016 A fire sprinkler system has saved an elderly resident in Sheffield following a fire at her home. The recently installed system, at her house on Derby Street in Gleadless, activated after the owners mobility scooter caught fire and spread to the front of her home, allowing her to escape without serious injury. The sprinkler extinguished the fire ...

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What’s it like to be a parent in Sheffield?

COUNCIL officials are asking people to share their experience of being a parent in Sheffield. The Sheffield Parents’ Survey which was launched in January has seen over 1350 responses so far but they want to hear more. Parents are been asked to complete the anonymous survey that takes around 10 minutes to fill in and asks questions about health, childcare ...

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Sheffield women mean business

Sheffield skyline

In 2015 52 per cent of the start-up businesses that Creative Sheffield worked with were set up by women.  In celebration of International Women’s Day this week, Creative Sheffield, the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council are sharing the experiences of women in business through interviews with serial entrepreneurs, first time business start-ups and sector leaders across the city. ...

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It’s all the fun of the farm this Easter

A newly hatched chick at Graves Park Animal Farm

Tuesday 8 March 2016 With spring well and truly in the air, Graves Park Animal Farm is the perfect place for families this Easter, with free events and activities taking place every day throughout the holidays. Graves Park Animal Farm is always a popular attraction for families in Sheffield, but at this time of year they have even more to ...

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Sheffield celebrates women and speaks out for gender equality


8 March 2016 People in Sheffield are joining others across the globe to celebrate International Women’s Day which this year has the theme ‘Pledge for Parity’. International Women’s Day (8 March) has been celebrated for over 100 years and has seen women go from strength to strength, fighting against the countless obstacles that have stood in the way of equality. ...

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Makeover for independent shops on London Road

Cllr Jayne Dunn and Paul Roberts supervise the start of work on London Road shops

8 March 2016 Local shops in a Sheffield district centre are getting a makeover in a project aimed at putting the heart back into the area. This will be the third such project for the city. Work starts next week to refurbish over 100 shop frontages on London Road, giving them new signage and guttering, and sprucing them up. The ...

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Final Cabinet roadshow visits central Sheffield

Sheffield City Centre

7 March 2016 Sheffield’s Council leaders will be holding their final Cabinet roadshow meeting in the central area 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. The last in the series of seven meetings will be ...

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Council brings litter louts to justice of £9,500

bin 2

Friday 4 March 2016 Sheffield Council’s Environmental Protection Service has prosecuted a further 25 people for littering in the city. Each person was offered the opportunity to pay a £75 Fixed Penalty but declined to do so, and so were taken to court and prosecuted for the offence, with the total coming to £9581.33. Two people who distributed free literature in ...

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