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New cigarette packaging rules welcomed by Director of Public Health

Cigarette packets will be plainly labeled

20 May 2016 Sheffield’s Director of Public Health welcomes the changes in legislation that mean that, from today, all tobacco products manufactured in the UK must comply with new regulations which say cigarettes and tobacco must no longer be sold in bright packs, but in indistinct green packages. Manufacturers have been given one year to sell-off old stock before new ...

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Fired up for Commemorative medallions to honour the Sheffield Women of Steel

The press is fired up for the first commemorative medallion in honour of the Sheffield Women of Steel

Thursday 19 May 2016 The first of hundreds of medallions, commissioned especially to honour the Sheffield Women of Steel was struck yesterday at The Sheffield Assay Office in preparation for presentation at the commemorative statue unveiling ceremony on 17 June. Following a public fundraising campaign, which saw the target of £150,000 smashed by the people of Sheffield, the city will ...

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Council continues drive to boost wages for low paid

Sheffield City Centre

19 May 2016 Low paid workers cleaning council buildings will soon be paid the Living Wage Foundation rate due to a new contract introduced by Sheffield City Council. The council specified that workers must be paid, at a minimum, the April 2016 Living Wage Foundation rate as part of a new contract it has commissioned. Around 160 people are expected ...

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Councillor Denise Fox becomes 120th Lord Mayor of Sheffield

The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Denise Fox with husband The Lord Mayor’s Consort  Cllr Terry Fox

19 May 2016 The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield said it was an “honour and a privilege” as she was the city’s 120th Lord Mayor at today’s full Council meeting at Sheffield Town Hall. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Denise Fox, also becomes the 17th female mayor of Sheffield. The Lord Mayor’s Consort is her husband and fellow councillor Terry ...

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World Class ‘Year of Making’ at Weston Park May Fayre


18 May 2016 Celebrate Sheffield’s culture, have fun and feel nostalgic at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre. Hosted in the ever popular Weston Park, the free event is to be held on Sunday 22 May between 11am and 5pm, and promises to be a great day out for the family. As well as the return of popular attractions such ...

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Foster carers urge families to do something special

17 May 2016   Sheffield City Council are asking more families to help change the lives of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. This comes in Foster Carer fortnight when both locally and nationally more Foster Carers are needed. In Sheffield there are 271 fostering households who look after more than 278 children. The call ...

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Volunteers wanted to trial dementia support app

MindMate's design team

16 May 2016 People living with dementia and those who care for someone with the condition are being asked to take part in a trial of an award-winning dementia support app. Twenty thousand people already use MindMate, which aims to improve the lives of people with dementia by giving practical help to them and their carers. Now it is being ...

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Streets Ahead tree replacement programme resumes

Streets Ahead Tree Replacement Programme

16 May 2016 Sheffield’s street tree replacement programme is set to resume following the High Court’s decision which was received two weeks ago. The High Court found in favour of the Council on all points, reinforcing the Council’s legal duty to keep the highway in good repair. The programme is set to restart ensuring that Sheffield has street trees that ...

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Owners of 20 husky dogs fined over noise

13 May 2016 A couple have been fined more than £2,400 for ignoring a noise abatement notice issued by Sheffield City Council’s environmental protection service. Stephen and Lynette Hinchliffe, of Armitage Road, Sheffield, kept 20 Siberian huskies at their semi-detached house in Deepcar. In March last year neighbours complained about the noise from the dogs, which howled persistently. Neighbours said ...

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Fly-tippers fined almost £1,500 by magistrates

13 May 2016 TWO fly-tippers who dumped waste in Sheffield have been fined a total of almost £1,500 after being caught in the act and brought before magistrates. Lynda Peaker, of Scholes Lane, Rotherham, was spotted throwing a black bag of waste into the undergrowth at the side of Greaves Lane in Stannington. A witness made a note of the ...

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Council statement on Meadowhall expansion plan

Mike Hayden, head of planning at Sheffield City Council said: “The council welcomes development and investment in Sheffield and the confidence it shows in the city’s economy.  We’ll be in a position to assess and comment on the proposals for the extension to Meadowhall once a full planning application is made.”  

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Youngsters asked to capture The Outdoor City in picture

TOC post card

13 May 2016 Do you have a child that loves the outdoors and being creative?  Would they like to design a postcard that is displayed across Sheffield and promotes the city? Sheffield, known as The Outdoor City, has a new website to promote its outstanding natural environment, which is full of ideas about where to go and what to do. ...

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Sheffield pupils win short film prize

12 May 2016 Ryan Allison and Sarah Williams from Parkwood Academy and Ben Charlesworth, Elijah Buckle and James Finn from Yewlands Academy in Sheffield are celebrating after being revealed as winners of a short film competition themed around the dangers of smoking. As part of the competition, developed by the Youthlight campaigning group, young people across South Yorkshire were challenged ...

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