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Events to celebrate National Recovery Month

Sheffield has a strong recovery community

30 August 2016 “I didn’t have any hope. I’d given up and just used to exist. But now I have a purpose and it feels really good.” These are the words of former drug addict Alex Dickerson who is now just over five years clean. Alex is helping raise awareness that recovery is possible by sharing his own story, and ...

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Sheffield gets first glimpse of future for grassroots football

The new Parklife Football Hub at Graves Park

From the Football Association The FA’s ground-breaking plan to revitalise grassroots football across England is set for lift-off with the first state-of-art multi-pitch community football hub opening its doors to the Sheffield public this week. The Parklife Football Hub Programme pilot is funded by The FA, Sheffield City Council and the Department for Culture Media and Sport in partnership with ...

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City prepares for the North’s biggest outdoor art show

Exterior of pavilions resized

Friday 26 August 2016 It’s one of the highlights of Sheffield’s events calendar, and welcomes thousands of people to the beautiful Botanical Gardens every year. And now, more than 300 artists, sculptors and craftspeople are preparing to exhibit their work when Art in the Gardens returns for a 13th year on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday 4 September. Visitors from ...

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GCSE success for Sheffield students

Scott Woffindon

Students across the city have been receiving their GCSE results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. The emerging results for the city so far show that the numbers of students achieving five A*-C grade are on track to be similar to last year . This is particularly encouraging when a national ...

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Air your views at Hillsborough flood consultation

Courtesy of Sheffield Star

These dramatic pictures showing Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground four feet underwater after overnight floods devastated the city were taken nearly 10 years ago. And at the historic ground on Thursday, residents and businesses will have a chance to have their say on an £83m investment programme which includes protecting the Upper Don, Sheaf and Porter valleys from flooding in ...

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A-Level students celebrate top marks across the city


Students across the city have been receiving their A-Level results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College impressed with a 97 per cent pass rate, including 377 A* or A grades or equivalent. Daniel Parry, a student at Longley Park Sixth Form ...

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Fines raised in citywide crackdown on waste


Thursday 18 August 2016 Those who fly tip or drop litter in Sheffield are set to be hit with increased penalty charges as the city council continues its drive to keep our city clean. This comes after a total of 27 people were taken to Sheffield Magistrates Court last Thursday, 11 August, and fined a total of more than £6,500 ...

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Northern Powerhouse appoints Sheffield City Council chief executive to advisory board

Chief Executive John Mothersole

Wednesday 17 August 2016 First published by The UK Northern Powerhouse Conference The UK Northern Powerhouse has appointed four Yorkshire business heavyweights to its advisory board in order to assist it in driving forward its plans for supporting significant growth in the Northern economy. Sheffield City Council’s chief executive, John Mothersole, Huddersffield’s Ajaz Ahmed (the founder of Freeserve) and Roger ...

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Davis Cup coming to new Graves leisure centre

Davis Cup trophy tour

Monday 15 August 2016 The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will be arriving at Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre on 10 September 2016 as part of a national Trophy Tour of Great Britain launched by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). Following Great Britain’s historic win against Belgium in the 2015 Davis Cup Final, when Team GB hoisted the trophy for ...

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Call for horticultural exhibitors at annual Sheffield Fayre

Produce at the 2015 Sheffield Fayre

Friday 12 August 2016 Can you boast the tastiest cakes, supreme beans or the finest flower arrangements? Now in its 15th year, Sheffield Fayre will take place on Monday 29 August in Norfolk Heritage Park. And organisers from the Sheffield Fayre team are calling for people from across the city and beyond to showcase their finest produce in the horticultural ...

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Councillor gets a move on at Moorfoot (originally published by SIV)

Cllr Cate McDonald at the Stretch and Core class.

12August 2016 Sheffield councillor Cate McDonald made her move by testing out a new fitness facility at The Moorfoot Building. Cllr McDonald tried out a Stretch and Core class in the Health and Wellbeing Space at Sheffield City Council’s Moorfoot office. SIV runs a range of weekly fitness sessions at a subsidised rate for council staff before and after work ...

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New parks boss takes root at city council

Lisa Firth, pictured at High Hazels Park

Wednesday 10 August 2016 “It feels like coming home.” That’s the view of Lisa Firth, Sheffield City Council’s brand-new head of Parks and Countryside, who is taking up the post after an established career in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Ms Firth was born and raised in Stocksbridge, and loves to walk, run and ride around Bolsterstone, the Ewden ...

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