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Painter and decorator sentenced for fraud

Tuesday 9 August A local businessman has been sentenced to six months imprisonment, suspended for a year following an investigation by Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards into his fraudulent trading. Lucien Nicholas Carter, of Frickley Road, Sheffield pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation in May, and was sentenced yesterday (Monday 8 August) at Sheffield Crown Court. Trading standards began ...

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Fixed penalty fines for owners who abandoned their vehicles

Abandoned cars

Car owners who abandon their vehicles are being warned – scrap it for free or face a fixed penalty fine. After a large rise in the number of abandoned cars on city streets, Sheffield City Council will introduce fixed penalties for the offence of abandonment. From August 29, the council will also seek to recover costs from the owner, for ...

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Sheffield turns its back on prejudice in schools

8th August 2016 Sheffield has been singled out for national praise as a result of its work to tackle prejudice and bullying in schools. Sheffield City Council has for the sixth year running been voted in the top ten of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2016. The Index measures how well local authorities support schools to celebrate difference and prevent and ...

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Sheffield’s most decorated First World War hero to be honoured

The Weston Park memorial

Major received four awards for acts of heroism in conflict, including Victoria Cross Appeal for family to attend service Hero trained at University of Sheffield Sheffield will remember one of its bravest sons, whose four acts of heroism saved hundreds of lives during the First World War, on Saturday 3 September at 1pm when he has a plaque unveiled in ...

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Residents to be quizzed on waste and recycling options


Sheffield residents are being asked to have their say on potential changes to their waste and recycling services.  Despite saving more than £6 million from the annual waste services budget in the past three years, the council needs to save a further £3.4million by 2017.  Its plan is to increase the amount of recycling across the city and provide a ...

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Ward funding to help communities thrive

The RIVA club playing bingo in Wisewood

2 August 2016 Local councillors are again starting to allocate £300,000 of ‘ward pot’ funding to community groups and projects that will help their communities thrive. Many are seeking bids from community groups whilst others are allocating funds for local services, equipment and environmental improvements. Last year more than 300 community groups benefitted from ‘ward pots’. Grants ranged from £250 to ...

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