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Good news for families on primary school places

18 April 2016 More children have been given their choice of primary school in Sheffield as admissions results out today (Monday, 18 April) show. In total 6,311 children received a preferred place, an increase on last year’s results. This follows the increase in the number of children being given a place at their chosen secondary school in Sheffield, as reported ...

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Tenant evicted after attempting to blow up his block of flats

Justice scales

15 April 2016 A Sheffield man who attempted to blow up his block of flats by sawing through a gas pipe has been evicted from his council home. Stephen Burkinshaw, aged 58, used a hacksaw to cut through a pipe in his maisonette flat on Wharncliffe Avenue in Sheffield last June because he said he was annoyed at the noise his ...

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Largest classical music event for school children in Sheffield

Children from Angram Bank Primary School enjoyed the orchestra - from L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11)

15 April 2016 Two thousand captivated school children took part in Sheffield’s largest classical music event of its kind at a packed out City Hall today (Friday, 15 April). World famous orchestra, the Hallé, performed to children from 34 primary schools and one secondary school in Sheffield. They played pieces the children had learned in school, with all 2,000 children ...

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Turning a Woodland into a Creative Hub in the Outdoor City

Storrs Woods

Andrew Vickers on how he left his career as a dry stone waller and bought a woodland to create his very own outdoor art gallery. I’ve always had a love of stone. I set myself up as a dry stone waller when I was 16, but soon got bored of its repetitiveness. I didn’t like how I was building all ...

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Sheffield Money evolves to meet city’s debt needs

Jonathon Booth used Sheffield Money to get a loan

14 April 2016 Sheffield Money has helped more than 1,500 people in its first seven months. Now the company has developed new products in response to the insight it’s gained into Sheffielders’ debt since opening. Rob Shearing, Sheffield Money’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re seeing huge levels of debt in our city. Four out of five people applying for a loan ...

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We’ve all heard of diversification: but design to coffee?

Ink & Water

It’s UK Coffee Week – to celebrate the British coffee culture and also raise money for the communities which grow our coffee, Ink & Water (design agency come coffee shop) are collecting for charity all week. An interview with Rachel Hayes, Coffee Shop Manager at Ink & Water, on city centre success and plans to expand onto the second floor. ...

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Nettle Crisps and Foraging for Fruit in Sheffield, The Outdoor City

Helen Mark and son Ajay

Most people wouldn’t believe that there could be a fully outdoor kindergarten in rainy England, but Helen Mark explains how successful her kindergarten has been in Sheffield and how come rain or shine they stay outdoors. I have been the manager of Sheffield Woodland Kindergarten for one year now and it is hugely successful. I have always been a fan ...

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Not to be missed ‘the biggest little race’ in the UKs Mountain Bike Mecca

A daring mountain biker takes on the hills in Grenoside Woods

Monday 11 April 2016 Get ready for speed, thrills, tricks and maybe a few tumbles as Peaty’s Steel City Downhill races through Sheffield’s woodland on Saturday 16 April. Now in it’s sixth year, taking over Grenoside Woods Steve Peat’s Steel City Downhill is an awesome downhill race where young and old, and pros and beginners alike take to the woods, ...

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Enhancing Coffee Culture in Sheffield’s City Centre

Clare and Tim Nye

An interview with Tim Nye, co-owner of independent city centre café Marmadukes, on improving Sheffield’s coffee culture and plans for expansion to tie in with local evening events. Things are going well for us here at Marmadukes. After I retired from the police force I needed a new project, so I opened our café in 2012 with my wife. Sheffield’s independent ...

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The gift that grows tree planting in Sheffield

The Gift that Grows tree planting

11 April 2016 The Gift that Grows project run by the South Yorkshire Forest Partnership (SYFP) has had a bumper month of tree planting in March with local residents, businesses and community groups all coming together to plant over 100 trees and add to Sheffield’s credentials for being the greenest city in Britain. The Gift that Grows scheme, which began ...

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Litterlouts pay the price with £5,500 fines

Friday 8 April 2016 Sheffield City Council is continuing the crackdown on litterlouts in the city and has successfully prosecuted a further 18 people for littering with fines totalling over £5,500. The offenders were given the chance to pay a £75 Fixed Penalty but refused, and so were taken to court and prosecuted for the offence. Another person was also ...

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Candidates for Sheffield’s 2016 Elections

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Candidates have been announced today for this year’s local council and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, and the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough parliamentary by-election on 5 May. All of the city council’s 84 seats will be contested in the Sheffield City Council local elections. There will be 372 candidates across the 28 wards in Sheffield, with voters asked to ...

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McKee and more reasons to visit your Moor Market this April


Friday 8 April 2016 Shoppers at the Moor Market this Saturday 9 April are in with a chance of getting their hands on one of 100 special Pete McKee posters for his upcoming exhibition, signed by the Sheffield artist himself. The team behind summer holiday themed show, ‘6 Weeks to Eternity’ are taking over a stall at the Moor Market ...

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Most weird and wonderful exhibits at Sheffield Archives

Most weird and wonderful exhibits at Sheffield Archives... - cabvsa

8 April 2016 Sheffield Archives are having an open day on Friday, 15 April from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is invited to drop in and explore the exhibits. We asked the staff to tell us their favourite and the most weird or wonderful from the collections. 1. Records from the South Yorkshire Lunatic Asylum dating back to 1872. These include ...

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