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Sheffield short-listed to host Great Exhibition of North

Picture courtesy Human Studio/University of Sheffield

 Friday 29 July Sheffield has been shortlisted to host the Great Exhibition of the North in Summer 2018. Nine bids were submitted on the 30 June and four towns and cities have been selected to go through to the next stage by the Great Exhibition Board, that has representatives from the arts, culture and design sectors, and is chaired by ...

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Stay safe: Don’t play on scaffolding

Council housing roofing work

28 July 2016 Roofs to thousands of council homes are being repaired and maintained as part of a multi-million pound housing investment programme. Now Sheffield City Council and its contractors are warning children to stay safe and not to climb on scaffolding up across the city. A total of 26,000 homes are having new roofs or having roofing work done ...

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Trees oral hearing decision

27th July 2016 Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Once again the court has strongly endorsed our policies and procedures in relation to street trees and declined Mr Dillner’s appeal attempts. “We only hope now that this will be end of the legal challenges. We request that we are now able to move forward with the Independent ...

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Sheffield schools to have fixed Easter holidays

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

28 July 2016 The 2017/18 academic year will have a fixed Easter break in the first two weeks of April. The change in policy comes as a result of a consultation to which 1,200 parents, teachers and support staff responded. The consultation asked respondents to consider two options – to retain the traditional calendar or to fix the Easter break ...

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Protecting Sheffield from flooding – consultation begins

Godwin Ekebuisi, Jim Fletcher and Cllr Bryan Lodge on the banks of the River Don

Wednesday 27 July 2016 An £83m investment programme to protect Sheffield from flooding is inviting people to have their say on the next phase of the project. With new flood defences already under way in the Lower Don Valley, people are now being asked for their views on how to best protect the Upper Don, Sheaf and Porter valleys in efforts ...

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Sheffield selected to host key national swimming events

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Tuesday 26 July Released on behalf of The SCT group by HR Media LTD Sheffield’s world-class aquatics venue has been chosen to host the two biggest events in the domestic swimming calendar next year. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre’s Olympic-size 50m pool will stage the 2017 British Swimming Championships and British Para-Swimming International Meet. Britain’s best swimmers and para-swimmers with ...

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The Round Sheffield Run in all its glory

Kandoo Events (update)

Tuesday 26 July Sheffield running event’s company Kandoo Events, has released a video capturing last month’s Round Sheffield Run . Cllr Leigh Bramall, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council and Cabinet Member for Business and Economy said: “If ever anyone doubted Sheffield’s credentials as The Outdoor City then I’d urge them to watch this video! It captures the passion for ...

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Young tech talent awarded top prizes

Maddie Jane Harding receiving her prize

Sheffield City Council has awarded prizes to young digital makers for their innovative ideas at an awards ceremony for the Code>Make>Win competition at the Workstation in Sheffield. Winners include Maddie Jane Harding, aged nine, from Ecclesall Church of England Junior School, who created scratch cat on holiday, a scratch-based animation where scratch cat travels the world taking selfies, Jack Underwood, aged 12, ...

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Sheffield playgrounds go smoke free

22 July 2016 Sheffield City Council, today, launches its smoke free playground policy across Sheffield’s 152 playgrounds. Signs, developed in collaboration with Sheffield school children, are going up in children’s playgrounds across the city. The voluntary code will come into effect from 22 July 2016. Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Parks at Sheffield City Council, said: ...

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Chinese investment ‘a statement of faith in city’s potential’ – Sheffield Chamber of Commerce reaction

Sheffield Town Hall

 21 July 2016 Richard Wright, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said: “We welcome the news enthusiastically. “This is the result of long, hard work by the City Council and other individuals and the whole region should applaud them for that. These investments recognise that the city and its region are becoming a great place to invest and have the potential ...

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Sheffield Announces Biggest Chinese Investment Deal Outside London

21st July 2016 Following their return from a visit to Sheffield’s sister city of Chengdu in China, the Leader and Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council are today announcing a 60 year partnership agreement with Sichuan Guodong Construction Group, one of the largest companies in Sichuan Province, who are worth over one billion pounds. The first tranche of funding associated ...

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Illegal tipper fined £772

Justice scales

19 July 2016 A Sheffield man has pleaded guilty and been fined £772 for depositing waste illegally. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service took action after investigations led to Scott Johnson, 27, of Dunnic Road, Sheffield. In February 2016, fly-tipping around bins on Oxpring Bank and Binstead Grove in Shirecliffe was reported to the council. One of the events had ...

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Sheffield Retail Quarter showcases plans for premium office development

Tuesday 19 July Sheffield City Council has today revealed the proposed plans for a landmark development at the heart of Sheffield Retail Quarter. Members of the public are invited to have their say on the proposals before 9 August. Their views will be used to inform a detailed application to the Local Planning Authority later in the year. The plans ...

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Streets Ahead – Tell us what you think

19th July 2016 The Streets Ahead team is asking residents and businesses to tell them what they think about the works that have been carried out across the city. People are being urged to complete a short online questionnaire, which has been launched today, asking them about many different aspects of the upgrade works, including road and pavement resurfacing and ...

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Outdoor City sparks a chain reaction for cycling in Sheffield


18 July 2016 With this year’s Tour de France once again capturing the headlines, elite cyclists are expecting a huge reception when they line up for the return of the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix on Wednesday, 20 July. The 5th Sheffield Grand Prix, part of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, caps a superb month for cycling in ...

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