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Illegal tobacco stamped out at local shop


Friday 28 October 2016 A shop owner in Sheffield has been ordered to complete 150 hours of community service and pay £460, after being caught selling illegal tobacco products for the second time. Mr Osman Kadir, of 84 St Anns Road, Rotherham, and owner of Abbey Stop Shop, Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, (now called The Eastern European Mini Market) was prosecuted ...

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Lord Mayor first to pin poppy in Sheffield

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Denise Fox is first to pin poppy in Sheffield.

Friday 28 October 2016 The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, bought the first poppy from the steps of the Town Hall today, Friday, 28 October. The Lord Mayor traditionally buys the first poppy to be sold in Sheffield every year, beginning the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal which recognises the memory of the fallen and the ...

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Council supports new IKEA with Town Hall jobs fair

Artist's impression of the new IKEA store off Sheffield Road next to the Meadowhall Retail Park

27 October 2016 More than 1,500 people attended an IKEA jobs fair held at Sheffield’s Town Hall on Friday, 21 October. Potential candidates heard more about the 350 jobs needed to staff the £60m new store which will open in Sheffield next summer. Sheffield City Council is working with IKEA to help boost local employment opportunities. An earlier IKEA job ...

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Road closures run down for new Sheffield 10K

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

Thursday 27 October 2016 Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Sheffield on Sunday October 30th for the latest addition to the city’s sporting calendar. The inaugural Asda Foundation 10K gets underway at 9.30am and is expected to bring a major boost for local charities. The organisers, Run For All, working in partnership with Sheffield City Council, are now ...

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Runners take their marks for the all-new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Runners in Sheffield - The Outdoor City

Thursday 27 October 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30th October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities. The new run starts in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and ...

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Sheffield kicks off grassroots hub programme

New FA grassroots football hub at Graves in Sheffield

Wednesday 26 October 2016 Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and Sport England Chairman, Nick Bitel have joined FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn and Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox to officially open the country’s first Parklife grassroots football hub at Graves in Sheffield. The Parklife Football Hubs Programme is part of The FA’s bold plan to address poor facilities in ...

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Farm on the move keeps residents hoppy

Residents at Springwater House enjoy an afternoon with animals from Heeley City Farm

21 October 2016 Animals flocked to the doorstep of Sheffield’s sheltered accommodation as part of a brand new idea to bring the experience of a farm to those who struggle to get out. Sheffield City Council and Heeley City Farm’s ‘Farming comes to you’ travelled to Springwater House in Hackenthorpe Wednesday afternoon (19 October), the first time this has happened. Residents ...

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VIDEO: Managing Sheffield’s Trees and Woodlands – have your say

Councillor Mary Lea, Dave Aspinall and Jerry Gunton with the Iron Man in Bowden Houstead Woods, Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with four trees for every person and access to 180 woodlands. Members of the public are invited to have their say and help shape the future for the city’s trees and woodlands as part of the consultation on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy. Councillor Mary Lea, along with Woodland Managers Dave ...

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Shisha lounge owner fined for allowing smoking in venue

A shisha lounge owner has been fined more than £2,000 by magistrates for allowing customers to smoke shisha pipes inside premises that should be smoke-free. Hassan Butt, aged 20, the owner of Mint Paris Lounge at 42-46 London Road, was charged with failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place, contrary to section 8(4) of the Health Act 2006. He ...

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Sheffield resident: why I’m backing flood consultation

Oughtibridge resident Terry Barrow has been flooded four times in 17 years, and her house suffered extensive damage during the 2007 Sheffield floods. She has launched a petition saying she supports the council’s “once in a lifetime” opportunity to shape the future of flood protection across the city. The council is consulting on an £83m programme which will see new ...

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Named officer for council house tenants

Stradbroke tenant Gill MacLaine

19 October 2016 Sheffield’s council housing service has changed so tenants now have named officers serving their estate. The Housing+ service was launched citywide in October to improve support for the 43,000 people who live in a council home. Neighbourhood Officers will cover a particular area or ‘patch’, helping to build up strong relationships with tenants. This will mean: More ...

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Kawasaki look to Sheffield for Tokyo 2020 Games Legacy

Delegates from Kawasaki City visit Sheffield

18 October 2016 Delegates from Kawasaki City with a vision to create lasting Olympic Legacy visited Sheffield today (Monday 17 October) as part of a UK trip to learn from our successes from the London 2012 Games. Kawasaki is a host city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be home to Team GB’s 2020 pre-Games training ...

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An Out Of This World line up for festival of the extraordinary

Scary face painting at Out of this World

18 October 2016 Prepare for ghouls, robo-gadgets and hats with white rabbits as Out Of This World takes over Sheffield City Centre this Sunday 23 October. With this years’ line up in the bag, people can now start planning how they’ll take in all the best sights of the strange, spooky, stupendous and supernatural and put the finishing touches to ...

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Adopting a child: Hear Clare & Peter’s story


This national adoption week (17th-23rd October) Sheffield City Council are asking more families to help change the lives of children throughout the city by adopting a child.  24 children in Sheffield have been adopted since March 2016 and more children are still in need of an adoptive family. If you are interested in finding out more or considering adopting please ...

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School children celebrate 10 years of Every Child Matters Survey

School children celebrating Every Child Matters Survey

Last week nearly a hundred school pupils have come together with education leaders from across the city to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Every Child Matters survey. Since the survey began 45,000 children have been consulted on their views which are used to shape local services and school policy. As a result of feedback from the survey: Sheffield City ...

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