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Problem parkers putting lives at risk outside schools

Deputy Head, students and an Enforcement Officer outside Athelstan Primary School

31 January 2017 Parents who park illegally outside of schools are potentially putting lives at risk and disrupting children’s education. That’s the message from Sheffield City Council’s civil enforcement officers and South Yorkshire Police, who have carried out a six-week operation outside seven city schools in a bid to educate drivers who park on double yellow lines and keep clear ...

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The hidden rivers of Sheffield under our feet

Matilda Street Park

The council’s head of city regeneration, Simon Ogden, who is also chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group, has written a piece about the hidden rivers of Sheffield, inspired by a strange opening that appeared in a Sheffield car park last week. “If Sheffield residents were curious about the existence of hidden rivers coursing beneath their feet they could head ...

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Four Sheffield Second World War veterans to receive Legion of Honour


27 January 2017 Four British Second World War veterans from Sheffield have been presented with the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest military distinction, in a ceremony yesterday. The four veterans, all in their early 90s, were presented with the awards during a ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, on Thursday at 2pm. The four veterans include Roy Stout, who served in ...

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New Tinsley library opens

Tinsley library volunteers

27 January 2017 A new library opens next Monday, 30 January, in Tinsley and will be staffed by volunteers and hosted by the Tinsley Forum. People will be able to check out books for adults and children, read newspapers and request books from Sheffield City Council’s library catalogue at the new branch based at the Tinsley Forum in Bawtry Road. ...

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Hundreds tweet last images of the Grosvenor Hotel

It’s been a week since the start of the second phase of the former Grosvenor House Hotel demolition – and hundreds have been taking to Twitter to record its last moments. Here’s a selection of some of our favourites. The demolition brought back memories for Councillor Julie Dore, who hosted her wedding reception there in 1986. Junior K was mesmerised ...

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Year of the Rooster

27 January 2017 The Lunar new year, popularly known as Chinese new year and as the Spring Festival, starts on 28 January 2017. This is a major festival celebrated by around 1/5 of people around the world! Sheffield has great links with China which help to boost our economy and diversity. Interesting Chinese and Sheffield facts: The 2011 census showed ...

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Support for rough sleepers and Tent City

Tent city - pic 2 - newsroom

Updated 31 January 2017 Sheffield City Council was granted a court order to gain possession of Tent City at Park Hill (on 25.01.2017) and asked people to leave with their possessions. The camp was cleared on 30 January. The authority did this as: Tent city was not safe Everyone staying at Tent City either had somewhere to stay, had left ...

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Thousands of viewers shaking their stuff to smoke-free video

Smokefree - newsroom size

Thursday 26 January 2017 It’s the video that has had Sheffield talking – and dancing – for the last week. And just eight days after it was released across social media, Sheffield City Council’s innovative “You Can Leave Your Patch On” music video has had more than 65,000 views. That means one in seven people in the whole city has ...

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Plans to maintain council tax support scheme

Thursday 26 January 2017 A scheme to help people struggling to pay their council tax will be maintained by Sheffield City Council despite the authority facing huge budget pressures. The council is today announcing that it plans to carry on offering a discount of up to 77 per cent for working age people on low incomes and up to 100 ...

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Weekend of all things outdoors returns for a second year

Cyclist in Fulwood, by Duncan Philpott

25 January 2017 Climbers, walkers, bikers, runners and those who simply love the outdoors are set for a treat when The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield for a second year in March. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the weekend of high-octane outdoor fun will take place from 17 to 19 March in and around Sheffield: ...

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Candlelit vigil to remember the Holocaust


24 January 2016 The people of Sheffield will come together this week to reflect on the atrocities of the past and mark Holocaust Memorial Day. A candlelit vigil will be held in the Winter Gardens this Thursday, 26 January, at 5.30pm. The event will be held a day earlier than the national day of remembrance to include the Jewish community, ...

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Citizens Advice Sheffield helped 21,500 people with 65,000 issues in 2016


23 January 2017 Citizens Advice Sheffield helped one in every 20 adults in Sheffield during 2016. A total of 21,500 people asked for their help with 65,000 issues during the year. “How We Help People, a report published today, describes how we have helped thousands of people in the city with the problems they face” said Andy Buck, Chief Executive ...

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Join city’s budget conversation

Sheffield City Centre

17 January 2017 A series of public events are being held by Sheffield City Council to discuss the budget for the next financial year, starting in April 2017. Unlike previous years, where public meetings covered the whole council budget, meetings are being split to cover specific areas of council business. The meetings will be held next week: 24 January, 5pm-6.30pm, at ...

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Sheffield pupil wins place with National Children’s Orchestra

Eamonn Foley

19 January 2017 A Year 5 pupil at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School in Sheffield has been selected to join one of the country’s most prestigious groups of young musicians, the National Children’s Orchestra. Eamonn Foley, aged 9, started double-bass lessons in January last year and made quick progress, wowing the NCO tutors with his audition in April who said ...

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Protected playing fields recognised with Fields in Trust ceremony

Ribbon cutting at Ochre Dike Playing Fields, Fields in Trust designation ceremony

Thursday 19 January 2017 Ochre Dike Playing Fields, one of more than 800 green open spaces in Sheffield, was officially recognised as a Fields in Trust protected site at a ceremony yesterday (Wednesday 18 January). Located near Crystal Peaks shopping complex, Sheffield College and housing, the playing fields are an important green space to those who live, work and study in ...

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