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Tour de Yorkshire: Wheels in motion for bike businesses and clubs

Bike entrepreneurs - biketrepreneurs - such as Russell Cutts are choosing to base themselves in Sheffield

31 March 2017 With the Tour de Yorkshire now just a month away, Sheffield City Council is looking at how Sheffield is building on its Le Grand Depart legacy. First, we look at the biking businesses and elite teams who are raising the bar for the city’s biking credentials.  Russell Cutts, from Bicycle Shed, and Dave Coulson from the Cycling Sheffield ...

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Older people enjoy internet safety session as part of Not Born Yesterday campaign

Kathleen Mysberg and a friend enjoy the online safety session

30 March 2017 A 100-year-old “silver surfer” was among those who enjoyed an internet safety session, in a bid to give pensioners more confidence in using computers and increase their safety online. The event, run by undergraduate Computer Information and Security student Rob Lister and organised in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and Age UK Sheffield, was part of Sheffield ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees with volunteers

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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Sheffield young people go for gold at South Yorkshire games

Competing in the South Yorkshire's Winter Festival

29 March 2017 Sheffield students came out on top at South Yorkshire’s Winter Festival school games held last week (16 March) where nearly 2,000 students competed across eight games held at the English Institute of Sport. Students from Sheaf Centre of Excellence and Bents Green Post 16 School took part in the sporting events which were hosted by The Yorkshire ...

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Sheffield to roll out pioneering emotional health support to an additional 40 schools

Sheffield’s innovative approach to supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health known as ‘Sheffield Healthy Minds’ is to be rolled out to 40 additional schools from April 2017. This follows a successful pilot with 10 schools in Sheffield, which has been held up by NHS England as an example of good practice. The Sheffield Healthy Minds programme commissioned  by ...

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England’s Strongest Man helps create library Reading Room

England's Strongest Man, Paul Smith, helps create library's new Reading Room

28 March 2017 Most people moving house will call in their local removal company. But Sheffield Libraries do things differently and have recruited England’s Strongest Man, Paul Smith, to help create their new ‘Reading Room’. This Thursday, 30 March, Paul will help move furniture in Sheffield’s Central Library, including the original City Librarian’s huge desk which dates back to the ...

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Suspected loan shark arrested in Sheffield

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27 March 2017 Release originally published by the Illegal Money Lending Team A 44 year-old man was arrested this morning (27th March) on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Shiregreen, Sheffield. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working in partnership with Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards Department and South Yorkshire Police executed a ...

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Historic gas lamps set to shine again thanks to Streets Ahead

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27th March 2017 Sheffield will see all of its remaining 25 original gas street lamps brought back to their former glory and in light again as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The JE Webb Sewer Gas Destructor Lamps are cast iron street lights, erected between 1914 and 1935, and can be seen at various locations across the city. Over ...

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New designs on historic Sheaf Field river plans

An initial artist impression of how the Sheaf Field area could look

27 March 2017 Plans to uncover some of Sheffield’s rich riverside history at Castlegate are moving forward thanks to new funding from the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency has awarded Sheffield City Council £50,000 funding to develop designs for Sheaf Field, which could ultimately see the River Sheaf de-culverted as it passes part of the former Castle Market site. The ...

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Multi-Story Festival Back For Fourth Year

Multi-Story library festival

27 March 2017 Sheffield’s Multi-Story festival is back for its fourth year and includes a packed programme with famous authors, musicians and travel writers, as well as ‘how to’ sessions, creative workshops and live performances. It features playwright and screenwriter James Graham who helped put Sheffield on the international stage with his first feature film X plus Y, which was ...

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Tour de Yorkshire – information for residents

Map showing the five hill climbs in the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

27 March 2017 The Tour De Yorkshire  is sure to bring a great atmosphere on Sunday 30 April, as cyclists make their way from Bradford into Sheffield, and around Bolsterstone and Midhopestones, before finishing at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge. Cyclists will arrive in Stocksbridge between 4pm and 4.30pm on 30 April and cross the finish line at around 5.30pm. Full route details and ...

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Council releases summary of household survey data on street tree proposals

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24 March 2017 At the beginning of 2017, Sheffield City Council made a series of commitments to the people of Sheffield, including a promise to be more open and transparent when it comes to its street tree replacement programme. As part of this commitment, the Council is now releasing a summary of the household survey results that show only a small ...

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Getting together to tackle tuberculosis

TB_Yorks Humber - data overview 2015 (2)

24 March 2017   Strong progress in tackling TB is continuing in Yorkshire and the North East, with numbers of cases continuing to fall, figures released to mark World TB Day show. The latest data shows there were 440 cases of TB reported in Yorkshire and the Humber during 2015 (an incidence rate of 8.2 cases per 100,000 people in ...

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