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New Castlegate hoardings set to provide a lengthy history


The first panels of new hoardings have been installed at the former Castle Market site, which will form part of the longest artwork in Sheffield. It will eventually be longer than 11 double decker buses, two football pitches or the length of three Starflyers. This new artwork, created by arts collective Glassball for the hoardings surrounding the former Castle Market, ...

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UK’s first air quality garden established at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Children in Sheffield help to create the UK's first air quality garden

Monday 13 June 2016 The UK’s first air quality garden, containing plant species that are sensitive to ozone pollution, was planted in a dedicated area at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens today, with help from 21 Sheffield children. The project – a pilot in Sheffield – is in collaboration with the universities of Sheffield, York and Leeds and is funded by ...

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School children bring the carnival to Tudor Square

School children perform their samba beats in Tudor Square

Hundreds of primary school children brought the carnival to Sheffield performing their samba rhythms in Tudor Square last week. 18 schools came to perform a piece together that they have been practising since November.  Each of the schools brought their pupils to take part in playing the whole Samba piece, learn new pieces, play with an established Samba band and ...

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Sheffield joins international community in unity with Orlando shootings

The Pride flag of the LGBT community and a symbol of openness and tolerance

13 June 2016 Sheffield is joining cities across the world in solidarity for the victims of the Orlando shooting which killed 49 people in a nightclub early on Sunday morning. A rainbow-coloured flag – the Pride flag of the LGBT community and a symbol of openness and tolerance – will be raised at the Town Hall tonight (Monday) to show unity ...

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Contractor appointed for essential River Don maintenance

Volunteer, Hayde Sohze removing debris from the River Don

Monday 13 June 2016 Contractor appointed for essential River Don maintenance A local social enterprise has been appointed to carry out channel maintenance works on the River Don as part of Sheffield City Council’s pioneering Lower Don Valley Flood Defence Project. The River Stewardship Company (RSC) will be managing riverside trees and invasive plants (such as Japanese knotweed and giant ...

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Women of Steel statue unveiling…one week to go!

Gladys Slack hard at work in the steel factory in Sheffield

Friday 10 June 2016 There’s just a week until the unveiling of the Sheffield Women of Steel Statue, honouring all those wonderful women who worked in Sheffield’s steel works throughout two world wars. Barbara and her mum Gladys worked in the steel works – here are Barbara’s memories from their days as Women of Steel. Barbara Bell, and her mum ...

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Private landlord billed £10,000

Justice scales

10 June 2016 Sheffield City Council has succeeded in prosecuting another private landlord for failing to provide safe accommodation to people in Sheffield. The authority took action on Mohammed Fathy Mohamed Khalifa (of Briar Lea Close in Sinfin, Derby) who was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates’ Court on 2 June for failing to act on notices issued after his property fell ...

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Sheffield City Centre Presents The British Bouldering Championship 2016

Credit Alex Messenger –Sheffield’s own Shauna Coxsey competing at the 2015 BBC final

Registration opens today for the much anticipated British Bouldering Championships (BBC) on the 9 and 10 July. Returning to Sheffield for the tenth time, this year 120 contestants will fight for first place from a new city centre location and the whole event will be free to spectators. As the headline event of the Cliffhanger outdoor festival, the BBC competition ...

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Digital developers can code their way to a cash prize

Adnaan Walayat,  winner of last year’s completion with Mike Garnock-Jones.

Sheffield City Council’s competition, Code Make Win, for nine to 19 year old digital makers, who have created apps, robots, games or products from 3D printers and digital sewing machines has extended its deadline to 14 June 2016. Nine cash prizes, amongst other prizes, are available to win. The competition is open to individuals and teams of up to four ...

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Sculptor appointed to create ‘stunning’ Tinsley Art project

Alex Chinneck, right, held a workshop with local children from Tinsley Primary School. From left, Katie Shooter from EON, Councillor Mary Lea and local resident Sheila Sutherland

A sculptor has been appointed to create a landmark piece of public art in Tinsley inspired by the area’s rich energy history including the former cooling towers. Alex Chinneck, famous for designing large-scale sculptures including a two-story house made of wax bricks that melted over 30 days and an inverted electricity pylon that balanced on its absolute tip, will design ...

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Sheffield Retail Quarter brings Queensberry Real Estate on board

Sheffield City Council has selected a regeneration specialist to help it transform the fortunes of the city centre. It has chosen Queensberry Real Estate as the preferred bidder as Strategic Development Partner for Sheffield Retail Quarter: the £480m scheme that will bring world-class shopping, leisure, residential and office opportunities into the heart of the city. As one of the UK’s ...

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Youngsters have whale of a time at Bookstart celebration

Bookstart event - Lord Mayor Cllr Denise Fox with Angus Buchanan, age 3

7 June 2016 Families have been encouraged to pick up a book this morning at an under-the-sea themed reading and rhyming adventure held in the city centre. Sheffield libraries organised the Peace Garden event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week which promotes the importance of reading with children from a young age. Around 400 young children and their ...

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