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Schemes to protect city from flooding take a step forward

Leppings Lane in the 2007 floods

24 March 2017 It’s one of the largest flood defence programmes in any UK city. Last year we consulted the public on options being considered for the Upper Don and Sheaf catchments, as part of the Protecting Sheffield from Flooding programme. And now, following public feedback and further technical analysis, some of the options can be ruled out, while others ...

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First of city’s new flood defence schemes to complete this year

New flood defences on the River Don at Forgemasters

23 March 2017 It’s almost a decade since the tragic floods of 2007 brought devastation to Sheffield’s communities. And now, a flood defence scheme on the River Don, which started in design in 2014, is progressing well with construction and is due to be completed later this year. The Lower Don Valley (LDV) scheme is one of six flood protection ...

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Testing for the 2021 Census in Sheffield


Released on behalf of the ONS. 22 March 2017 In preparation for the 2021 Census, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is carrying out a census test in randomly-selected households in Sheffield on 9 April. With the next census set to be predominantly online, the 2017 Test is designed to check that systems and services are working correctly, while also ...

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Hundreds of thousands discover Sheffield’s most inspirational women online

Female World Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey takes a moment to appreciate the Women of Steel.

22 March 2017 It was International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March – a day of celebrating women’s achievements across the globe. And here in Sheffield, for the first time, the council dedicated its social media feeds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to those women from the city who have achieved great things and inspire others to succeed. In just ...

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BAM will develop first phase of new Sheffield Retail Quarter

An artist's impression of the new HSBC block

22 March 2017 Sheffield City Council has confirmed BAM’s role in helping to develop the City’s ambitious Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ). An Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: “Bam has been selected as the main contractor for the first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter, which includes a new city centre location for HSBC and associated retail and business units, and are currently ...

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Yorkshire’s biggest bike race inspires celebration ale

Bradfield celebration beer resized

22 March 2017 Bradfield Brewery, based in north Sheffield, has unveiled a special beer in celebration of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on Sunday 30 April. The team at the brewery have come up with the bike-themed tipple “Farmers Push Iron” in the build-up to the big event, which will see the ...

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Young people launch city’s suicide prevention strategy

Launch of suicide prevention strategy

20 March 2017   “I always had suicidal feelings as I grew up. I never got any support to help me cope with these and ended up attempting suicide twice. “I don’t want anyone else to go through what I have experienced and that’s why I got involved with writing this suicide prevention strategy. Suicide is a scary thing to ...

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New park on site of former Wisewood School moves forward

The site of the former Wisewood School, where a new park will be built

20 March 2017 Plans for a new park on the site of the former Wisewood Secondary School in north Sheffield are moving forward. Sheffield City Council had previously agreed to the exchange of a parcel of land from the former school site, which closed in 2012, with part of Spider Park. The proposal would see part of the former school ...

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Council supports awareness week to help keep babies sleeping safe

baby foot

17 March 2017 Is your child sleeping as safely as possible? It’s Safer Sleep Week and parents are reminded of the ABCs of safer sleep for their babies and toddlers. From 13-19 March 2017, The Lullaby Trust and partners want to reach as many new and expectant parents in the UK as possible to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death ...

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Finest landlords recognised in city’s first awards ceremony

Peter Turkington, Sheffield's Letting Agent and Private Landlord of the Year

17 March 2017 Private landlords were celebrated last night in Sheffield’s first Private Landlord Award ceremony. They were held to recognise the achievements of the many good private landlords in the city that provide high quality, safe rented homes in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council organised the sponsored event and works with landlords to continuously raise standards. The authority targets the ...

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New city sustainability vision given the green light

Duncan Phillpott (pic)

17 March 2017 Council leaders will develop a new green vision for Sheffield highlighting five new key priorities. The new five-point sustainability plan was given the green light by councillors at a cabinet committee meeting on Wednesday and focuses on five priorities with an aim to make the city a leading centre for sustainability. The strategy will set out a ...

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Hundreds of students inspired at apprenticeship event

Interest from a student at Be Inspired 2017

17 March 2017 Over 800 students from across the region visited the Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017 event earlier this month (Thursday 2 March) exceeding expectations set by the organisers. Sheffield City Council’s Skills Made Easy team hosted the annual event at Ponds Forge introducing 16-18 year olds to businesses ranging from the Royal Navy and Gripple to BHP Accountants and ...

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Tramlines adds even more names to its 2017 lineup

Primal Scream to headline Sheffield Tramlines 2017

Release published by Tramlines on 17 March 2017 Primal Scream, Kano, The Big Moon and The Reflex are among the latest additions, joining the likes of The Libertines, Metronomy, Toots & The Maytals, The Coral, The Pharcyde and All Saints. The festival will return to Sheffield from 21 – 23 July Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – has added ...

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Children’s University celebrates its two millionth hour

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

17 March 2017 Nearly 37,000 children and young people across Sheffield have clocked up more than two million hours of learning in their own time, as part of the Sheffield Children’s University initiative. The programme which started in 2007, and is the biggest Children’s University in the country, encourages children and young people to take part in a wide range ...

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Cycling boost for people with disabilities

People trying out adapted bikes at a Cycle For All session

16 March 2017 Cycling might seem like an impossible dream to some people with disabilities. But that’s being challenged by a local charity which loans out specially adapted bikes and now offers a discounted rate thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield Cycling for All, which is part of Disability Sheffield, runs every Tuesday and Thursday from Hillsborough Park. The ...

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