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Council plan to boost wages for lower paid workers

Budget Consultation

4 March 2016 Sheffield City Council is building on its reputation as a leading light on the Living Wage by offering a cutting edge business rate to employers in the city. The move would see Sheffield as the first Core City in the country and the only council in Yorkshire, to offer a business rate discount to firms paying their ...

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Burbage Valley tree planting – get involved!


Friday 4 March 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking people to help them with a project to create new woodland in the Burbage Valley, as restoration work continues in this environmentally sensitive area of the Peak District National Park. Members of the public are invited to come along on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 March to help with the planting ...

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Burngreave Local Honours

Award winners at the Town Hall after receiving their honours

Friday 4 March 2016 Volunteers, community groups and local workers from Burngreave were celebrated at a special Town Hall event last week. Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain, and local ward councillors, over 130 people came to see 43 nominees receive their awards for their commitment and outstanding contribution to the Burngreave community. Councillor Jackie Drayton, cabinet member ...

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Creative Sheffield Talent makes Top 50 Future List

Diana Buckley, Creative Sheffield

Diana Buckley, Head of Economic Strategy at Creative Sheffield has been included in the prestigious Top 50 Future List by theNorthern Power Women. Just one week before International Women’s Day, the Northern Power Women team are tonight hosting an event in Manchester to acknowledge the outstanding women working in both public and private sectors that are shaping the northern economy… read ...

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Interactive map shows Streets Ahead tree planting

Streets Ahead Street Tree Map

03 March 2016 Over 3,000 street trees have been planted across Sheffield since August 2012 as part of the Streets Ahead project. This is on top of the 50,000 trees that have also been planted by the Council in parks and woodlands. To help residents to pinpoint the location of the new trees and find out more about the species ...

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Most borrowed books – now and then

Most borrowed books now and then - twitter

We’ve looked back to see how children’s reading choices have changed over the last 30 years to mark World Book Day, Thursday, 3 March. Children’s books – most borrowed titles (2014/15)* Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw Liz Pichon, The Brilliant ...

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Creative and digital businesses given £3.5 million boost

Castle House

1 March 2016 Creative and digital businesses in Sheffield are set to be given a multi-million pound boost to help in the development of this important business sector in the city. Sheffield City Council has been offered the funding by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and then to act as the Accountable Body for £3.5 million of ...

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Secondary School admissions: more children given school of choice

1 March 2016 More children have been given their choice of secondary school in Sheffield as admissions results out today (Tuesday, 1 March) show. More than 96 per cent of pupils starting secondary school in September have been given a place in one of their preferred schools, an increase of almost two per cent on last year’s results. Sheffield City ...

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