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Sheffield’s Children in Care Council win national award

Children in Care Council recieve Diana Award

Sheffield’s Children in Care Council have won a national award for their work to help improve the experiences of children in care. The group of 13-18 year olds, who have all experienced the care system, were given a Diana award last week for a film which highlights what they want from care professionals. Their film highlights the importance of listening ...

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Councillor Isobel Bowler (1964 – 2016)


15 July 2016 We wanted to pay tribute to Councillor Isobel Bowler on the day of her funeral and share some of our favourite pictures from working with her. Isobel was a pleasure to work with. She was passionate, determined and a true advocate for Sheffield. We had enormous respect for her, as did so many other people across the ...

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Schools break, ready for summer fun


Thursday 14 July Don’t know what to do over the summer holiday? Parents relax – this summer holiday will kick off to a great start as the CU Festival of Fun 2016 is launched this weekend. A free event will be taking place in the Winter Gardens this Saturday, 16 July. Parents and children can have a taster of some ...

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Portraits of Distinction – Call to Artists

Budding David Hockneys are being invited to show off some Sheffield steel – by submitting their portraits of the Master and Mistress Cutler for this year’s Art In The Gardens. Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay are the participants in this year’s Portrait of Distinction Competition. From Monday 18 July, artists from all over the region and ...

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New schools sponsors announced

The Regional Schools Commissioner has decided that Silverdale Multi Academy Trust and Reach4 Academy Trust will be the sponsors for the new schools in south west and north east Sheffield. The announcement follows a selection process run by the Department for Education. Academy trusts were invited to apply to run the new schools, which are needed to meet the rising ...

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Join The Big Friendly Read in your library

Summer Reading Challenge, Dale Cherry 2016 for The Reading Agency

13 July 2016 Do you know your Snozzcumbers from your Oompa-Loompas or your Twits from your Trunchbull? The wonderful world of Roald Dahl is the theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge which starts in Sheffield libraries on Saturday, 16 July. The challenge, called The Big Friendly Read this year, asks children under 12 years old to read six library ...

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Route unveiled for much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

The route of a major new road race for Sheffield can today be revealed. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K – which takes place on Sunday 30 October – will start in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and take runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. ...

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Brush your teeth two times a day, stop the germs and fight decay

Reception children brushing their teeth at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy.

Nursery and reception children from Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy sing this rhyme to the tune of Twinkle twinkle little star every day whilst they brush their teeth together in a circle. Tinsley’s tooth brushing club is part of an initiative run by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Sheffield Teaching Hospital Trust’s Oral Health Promotion team which works with 26 ...

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Women of Steel – inspiring strength and determination

Female World Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey takes a moment to appreciate the Women of Steel.

Friday 8 July 2016 Last month we unveiled the Women of Steel statue in honour of all the women who worked bravely and tirelessly through two world wars in Sheffield’s munition factories. The statue stands in Barker’s Pool in Sheffield as a lasting reminder and thank you to the women who kept our country going during the war. In the ...

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Noisy neighbours prosecuted by council

Justice scales

8 July 2016 Three residents that caused a noise nuisance to neighbours have been prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service and have had equipment including stereos seized. The cases were heard at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court last month where fines and charges were awarded totalling more than £1,500. Now the authority’s housing officers are taking further action as those ...

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Grey To Green scheme open for business in celebration event

It has been the heart of Victorian Sheffield’s nightlife, the city’s former inner ring road and now the home to the longest sustainable drainage scheme in the country. Now the team behind Grey to Green in Sheffield’s Riverside Business District area has issued a message to current and prospective tenants – we’re open for business. Sheffield City Council will be showcasing ...

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Council to continue to support voluntary-run libraries

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

07 July 2016 Library users are being asked to complete a survey to help inform the future support package given by Sheffield City Council to community-led libraries run by volunteers. The authority remains committed to providing support once the current arrangements, agreed in 2014, come to an end next March. In Sheffield there are 28 libraries, 16 of which are ...

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Julie Dore: HS2 plans moving in right direction for Sheffield City Region

  Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said, “I am delighted that our campaign to bring Sheffield’s HS2 station into the city centre has been successful. We have made the case from the start that a city centre station makes more economic sense than Meadowhall with the additional 6,500 jobs and £5bn extra in growth that it will ...

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Cricketers strike first in major parks improvement programme

Children at the Kwik Cricket tournament, showing the new roof at Graves cricket pavilion

6 July 2016 Howzat for a revamp? Cricketers in Sheffield are set to get a new roof over their heads and ground improvements to the field as part of a major new investment programme in Graves Park. Vital building works on the roof of Graves Park cricket pavilion and major drainage works to the ground will mark the first stage ...

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