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Chinese investment creates the opportunity for five star hotel in Sheffield

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22 November 2016 An ambitious project to develop a five star hotel in Sheffield can today be revealed as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan Guodong Group. The partnership which was announced in the summer, is the biggest deal with a Chinese investment partner of any UK city outside London. Four months on the council can ...

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Free Saturday afternoon parking for Christmas shoppers

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22 November 2016 Sheffield Council will offer free parking in the city centre and most district shopping centres from 2pm for the three Saturdays before Christmas this year. Starting on Saturday 10 December, and also taking place on December 17 and Christmas Eve, shoppers are being reminded they will be able to park for free after 2pm in all Sheffield ...

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Views wanted on city’s new stop smoking strategy

21 November 2016 A public consultation is set to be launched tomorrow (Tuesday 22 November) to gather people’s views on Sheffield’s future approach to cutting the number of people who smoke. The vision for the Tobacco Control Strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2022, is to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children ...

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Five-up for award-winning Grey to Green regeneration scheme

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21 November 2016 A scheme that has breathed new life into the city’s former inner ring road by creating a series of sustainable meadows and public art has celebrated its fifth award of the year. Grey To Green won the National Green Champion Award, Construction, category at an award ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament earlier this month. These ...

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Tens of thousands watch Sheffield light up for Christmas

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21 November 2016 Music, children’s activities, carol singing and festive refreshments were the order of the day as around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 20 November) to watch a host of famous faces flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. After a jam-packed programme of entertainment throughout the afternoon, those on stage to light up ...

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Takeaway owner fined over food hygiene offences

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18 November 2016 A hot food takeaway owner was fined a total of £8,067 for food hygiene offences by magistrates earlier this week. Nico Cebani, business operator at Chatanoga in Holme Lane, Hillsborough, pleaded guilty to not complying with five Food Hygiene Improvement Notices at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 15 November. In July 2015 the takeaway was given a ...

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Young men who gave their lives remembered in anniversary ceremony

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The names of the 86 young men who died during the First World War and are listed on the Burngreave Commonwealth War Memorial will be read out in a ceremony there this Sunday. The ceremony commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of The Somme, in which nearly 5,000 Sheffielders lost their lives. Organisers are hoping that ...

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Get checked for HIV, urge health leaders

PlusMe is promoting HIV testing week

18 November 2016 Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 19 November. This year’s campaign ‘It starts with me’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis. Research shows that one in four people living with HIV don’t know they have it and that people who are treated early ...

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Olympic medallist and X Factor star to take the stage as Sheffield sparkles

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

17 November 2016 SILVER medal winning trampolinist Bryony Page and X Factor singer Gifty Louise are among the well-known faces set to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas lights this Sunday, 20 November. A full programme of entertainment will take place across the city throughout the day, before the lights are switched on in the Peace Gardens at 5pm. Choirs, street entertainers, ...

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Rustlings Road trees

17 November 2016 Cllr Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said, “For more than a year we have worked tirelessly with Amey and the local community to find the right solution for Rustlings Road. We have written to every home, brought in a new survey process for the entire city and set up an Independent Tree Panel. Our approach ...

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Salon paid the price for underage tanning

By law, sunbeds are to be used by over 18s only

16 November 2016 A Sheffield tanning salon owner paid the price yesterday, Tuesday 15 November, after magistrates ordered her to pay £1190, for allowing underage customers to use sunbeds in their shop. Denise Loftus, owner of Bodytan on High Street, Beighton in Sheffield, was given a 24 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1170 costs and ...

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British Figure Skating Championships return to iceSheffield

2015 Senior Men's Champion, Phillip Harris

Brush up on your Bolero – because Britain’s brightest skating talents will return to iceSheffield for the 2016 British Figure Skating Championships at the end of the month.   Hundreds of figure skaters will be heading to Sheffield from 29 November to 4 December, with Britain’s best all skating to be crowned champion in their respective categories. The competition, which covers all ...

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Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work

16 November 2016 Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work. Sheffield City Council is working with businesses across the city as part of a new campaign ‘Opportunity Sheffield, Disability Confident’ to generate new job opportunities for disabled people in the city. The campaign will help employers recruit talented local people with disabilities and provide a free one-stop ...

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World famous author wins at largest ever Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Michael Rosen, overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Awards

15 November 2016 Top children’s author Michael Rosen was presented with the Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s children’s book awards held today at the Crucible Theatre. Rosen, best known for his much loved story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ won the award for ‘Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed’, a story about an ordinary 10 year old boy, his ...

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Trees and Woodlands Strategy: The big black poplar of Beaver Hill

The giant black poplar on Beaver Hill Road

Down in the dip on Beaver Hill Road in Handsworth, stands the towering figure of Sheffield’s biggest black poplar. Standing just on the edge of Shirtcliffe Woods, it’s a haven for wildlife and a well known figure to those who live in the area. Access to Nature Officer, Catherine Nuttgens told us the what, how and why of looking after this enormous tree. Managing Sheffield’s ...

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