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Shrewd Sheffield design engineers and manufacturing company are market leaders

Photo left to right: Technical Director Ian Webster and Finance Director Angela Naylor taken at Webster Equipment, Holbrook, Halfway, Sheffield.

Photo: Left to right: Technical Director Ian Webster and Finance Director Angela Naylor taken at Webster Equipment, Holbrook, Halfway, Sheffield. Sheffield-based Webster Technologies, a thriving family run business, has come a long way since it began developing cutting machines in the 1960’s for the coal mining industry. With a solid reputation in mining, construction and utilities (sectors synonymous with South ...

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Roll-out of business support scheme to add £7M into local economy

Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland

Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland The innovative and award winning talent retention and business support scheme ‘RISE’ is being rolled out across Sheffield City Region and is set to boost the local economy by £7m over the next three years. RISE, initially a partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, and Sheffield City ...

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Happiness blossoms for fruit tree winners

27 May 2016 It’s been a fruitful time for lucky residents who won free fruit trees in a give-away for council tenants. Thirty people signed up to receive a free cherry or plum dwarf-tree last month within two hours of the offer being announced. Now trees have been given to residents who are planting them in gardens or on their ...

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VIDEO trailer: The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival

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  Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat at The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival. Two packed days will see outdoor lovers immersed in literature, film, photography and children’s activities at Sheffield’s Central Library on Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June. Free and ticketed events take place across the two days with highlights ...

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Leading law firms and investors discuss North Shoring to Sheffield in the Capital

North Shoring London Event

Image: North Shoring event, Law Society’s offices in Chancery Lane, London Photo credit: Nik Hamilton Creative Sheffield – the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council and a panel of managing partners of leading law firms have come together in London to discuss the benefits of North Shoring to Sheffield. The North Shoring event, held on Tuesday 24th May in ...

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Streets Ahead team help keep Food Festival litter free

27 May 2016 As the city prepares to host this weekend’s food festival, Streets Ahead is preparing to keep Sheffield litter free and looking its best before food-lovers descend. Sheffield Food Festival showcases the quality and diversity of food and drink produced in the region and will take place this bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28 – Monday 30 May) at ...

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I bet that you look good on the dance…Moor

Headphones at the ready for the BBC Music Day 'Headphone Disco'

Raving by the root vegetables, moshing at the meat counter or fandango to the fishmongers. Shoppers are in for more than just their weekly shop or a bite to eat when they visit the Moor Market this Friday. Music and food lovers can take part in the first ever ‘Headphone Disco’ hosted in an indoor market as part of the city’s ...

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Trading standards officers have issued a warning to shops that sell legal highs after new legislation to enforce against shops selling them started this week. The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 will make it an offence to produce, supply or offer to supply any new psychoactive substance (NPS) if the substance is likely to be used for its psychoactive effects. The ...

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Statement in reponse to BIS Closure

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It is extremely disappointing, but probably not surprising that this Government have pressed ahead with moving 247 jobs from Sheffield to London. They have refused to listen to the case put forward by the staff affected, trade unions, councils across the city region, the Local Enterprise Partnership, wider business community and ...

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KAPOW! Holy batboxes, Sheffield!

Bat boxes installed in locations across the city

26 May 2016 The Streets Ahead ecology team are installing around 100 bat boxes across the city, after partnering with Reclaim Sheffield to produce the boxes made out of recycled pallets. Reclaim Sheffield is a charity that recycles waste to give it a new lease of life, whilst providing work and support for adults with learning difficulties. Using pallets from ...

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Landmark legal case to prosecute rogue landlord

25 May 2016 A Sheffield man who illegally sub-let his council home and then evicted his tenant using force has been prosecuted in a landmark case. Believed to be the first of its kind in the country, Sheffield City Council secured prosecutions for both illegal sub-letting and illegal eviction at the same time – thought never to have been done ...

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Streets Ahead ramp up bridge works next month

25 May 2016 Four of the city’s bridges are to undergo restoration and strengthening works starting in June as part of the Streets Ahead programme. Much-needed strengthening works will begin on Leppings Lane bridge in Hillsborough, on the North and South bridges at Kelham Island and on Weedon bridge at Carbrook. The Streets Ahead team will begin working on the ...

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What’s on your plate? Food allergies can be fatal

24 May 2016 Sheffield Trading Standards are reminding local food businesses that they must know and make clear what’s in the food they are serving. Sheffield Trading Standards Officers recently visited 29 premises to make sure they were complying with the regulations brought into force in December 2014 by the Food Standards Agency. 45% of these premises were found to ...

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Why do outdoor businesses locate in Sheffield?

Buffalo workshop, Sheffield

Businesses are lining up to support Sheffield’s growing reputation as The Outdoor City with the message: “It pays to be outdoors.” In 2014 an independent study, carried out by the Sport Industry Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, found that outdoor recreation in Sheffield generates more than £53m in economic output a year. There are more than 1500 full time ...

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