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Conman builder jailed for swindling £165,000 from unsuspecting customers

Thursday 30 June 2016 A rogue-trader has been sentenced to five years imprisonment, after he was prosecuted by Sheffield Trading Standards for defrauding local people out of thousands of pounds through his building companies. On Wednesday 11 May Wayne Mark Smith, 47 of Doncaster Road, Barnsley pleaded guilty to 17 offences under the Fraud Act 2006, the Company Director Disqualification ...

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Councillor Isobel Bowler

Isobel - newsroom

30 June 2016 Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “All of us at Sheffield City Council are today paying tribute to Councillor Isobel Bowler, who has died at the age of 52 following a brave battle with cancer. “She leaves a teenage daughter, Mary, and her husband, Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at ...

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Five ways technology in the library gives you more

Canva - Wifi in the libaries

28 June 2016 Free WiFi is now available in all council-run libraries in Sheffield and most community-run branches. So what else has changed technologically to give users more? E-library: eBooks, magazines and audiobooks became available to library members last year to download on smartphones, tablets and computers. Magazines are proving particularly popular with more than 20,000 downloads. Favourite titles are ...

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Free WiFi in libraries

People can now use free WiFi on laptops, smartphones and tablets in Sheffield libraries

28 June 2016 Sheffield libraries have gone wireless with WiFi. Available in all council-run branches, and most community-run ones, people are now able to log on for free from smartphones, tablets, laptops and more than 170 library computers. This means easier studying, job searches, research, instant downloads from the E-library and more opportunities for people to go online. Last year ...

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City united over Somme Anniversary

The Sheffield PALS

28 June 2016 Plaque to be unveiled to Sheffielders who died in First World War Commemorations in Sheffield and Sheffield Memorial Park in France Weston Park to become a centenary field The 4,898 members of Sheffield City Battalion who died during the First World War are to be honoured in France and their home city as the world remembers the ...

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City gearing up for traffic-free cycling event


Friday 24 June 2016 Mount those saddles and pedal to your hearts content. There’s just one week to go until Sky Ride Sheffield brings traffic-free cycling for all the family, to Sheffield city centre. The third and final Sky Ride Sheffield event, organised by British Cycling and Sky, will return on Sunday 3 July with a festival atmosphere and lots ...

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Keep The Spirit Of The Women Of Steel Alive


22 June 2016 The unveiling of the Women of Steel statue in Barker’s Pool on Friday has captured the imagination and hearts of the city, with around 3,000 people turning out in person to honour the ladies who were conscripted to work in steel works all over South Yorkshire during the wars. The #WomenofSteel hashtag was trending on twitter on ...

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New education centre revealed for Botanical Gardens


With a Grade Two listing, and dating back to the 1830s, Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens is one of the city’s most treasured landscapes. And now, in what is the biggest development at the site in a decade, opportunities to learn at the gardens, off Clarkehouse Road, are set to grow. A new education centre will take root, replacing a temporary and ...

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Rank to create 60 new jobs in Sheffield

Rank is creating 60 new jobs in Sheffield

Leading leisure and gaming company The Rank Group Plc is opening a new centre of customer excellence in Sheffield, creating 60 jobs with a view to further expansion later in the year. Rank, whose brands include Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo, is moving into Navigation House in Victoria Quays. Commenting on the move, Rank’s newly appointed Customer Services Director Liam ...

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Sheffielders urged to rise to Move More Challenges

Runners at Norfolk Heritage Park

Monday 20 June 2016 A series of fun challenges designed to get people in Sheffield doing more physical activity during July has been unveiled as part of the city’s first Move More Month. Those who download the free Move More app will be able to sign up to a Steel City Move More Derby, which will see Sheffield United and ...

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Mums strike a pose for breastfeeding week

Breastfeeding mum

20 June 2016  Breastfeeding mums in Sheffield prepare to strut their stuff on the catwalk to mark National Breastfeeding week (20-26 June). A fashion show will be taking place during the annual picnic to celebrate National Breast Feeding week. Taking place in the Winter Garden on Wednesday 22 June at 11am, the walkway will showcase mothers modelling their own clothes ...

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Travel training changes people’s lives

David Knapp and trainer travel Lydia Shapley

20 June 2016 Before David, a 50 year old man with learning disabilities, met travel trainer Lydia, he was living with his parents and only travelling by himself on council minibuses. He wasn’t going to some of the places he wanted to as he was scared of making the journeys. Then David took part in travel training and moved away ...

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