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Sponsor announced for new Sheffield secondary school

Artist's impression of new Mercia School

16 March 2017 Council leaders are today excited to announce that the new secondary school proposed for south-west Sheffield will be sponsored by one of the city’s most successful academy trusts. Mercia Learning Trust, the Multi-Academy Trust founded by King Ecgbert school, has an excellent track record locally and will now take on the running of the new secondary school, ...

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Landlord prosecuted for harassing tenant

Justice scales

15 March 2017 Another private landlord in Sheffield has been prosecuted for harassing a tenant and failing to manage his property adequately. Mr Nilendu Das, of Carterknowle Avenue and aged 49 years old, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 14 March. He was ordered to pay £2,412 in court costs, fines and compensation to the tenant, and was ...

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Education centre opens at Botanical Gardens

Dr Joe Kavanagh from Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (left) and the Duke of Devonshire (right) at the opening of the Dorothy Fox Education Centre

15 March 2017 A new education centre was officially opened at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens today (Wednesday 15 March) by the Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish. The Duke, who is a patron of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust, welcomed guests to the new Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Named after the extremely generous donor who made the project possible, the centre aims ...

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Farmer fined for animal cruelty

Justice scales

15 March 2017 A farmer was fined by the courts yesterday (Tuesday 14 March) after being successfully prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service for transporting a cow that was not fit for transport. A report had been received from the veterinary officer working at Woolley Brothers slaughterhouse in Rother Valley Way, Sheffield, about a cow that had arrived ...

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Service users pick projects in Dragons’ Den set up

Dragons Den - Newsroom ready

15 March 2017 Exciting ideas and fast pitches are often put forward by nervous people on Dragons’ Den. But the spirit of the TV show isn’t something usually associated with local authorities. That’s set to change in Sheffield as the City Council is trying a new approach to funding mental health projects to help with conditions such as anxiety and ...

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Online system to speed up parking permit process

Log on to Pay By Phone to register for the new app

14 March 2017 Applying for different kinds of parking permit is getting easier thanks to a new online way of registering a vehicle introduced by Sheffield Council. Emails are being sent to Sheffield residents explaining how they can apply for a paperless parking permit – with the system set to go live on Tuesday, March 21. A paperless parking permit is ...

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Celebration event to mark 40 years of World Snooker


14 March 2017 This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. And to mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year’s tournament, on Friday 14 April. Tickets are now on sale ...

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City Council protects another pub during Sheffield Beer Week

Councillor Peter Rippon, Billy Taylor - Team Manager at The University Arms and Councillor Jack Scott

14 March 2017 Yet another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection, with this latest announcement coming at the start of Sheffield’s Beer Week. The University Arms is the latest of many pubs to be designated an ‘asset of community value’, which helps prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped. The pub, on Brook Hill, is a ...

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Public thanked for responses in flood protection consultation

Godwin Ekebuisi, Jim Fletcher and Cllr Bryan Lodge by the River Don

14 March 2017 Council leaders have today thanked those who took part in a public consultation on flood protection options for the city. People were asked for their views on how to best protect the Upper Don, Sheaf and Porter valleys, in efforts to prevent a repeat of the devastating Sheffield floods of 2007. Bryan Lodge, cabinet member for the ...

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Beer, music, adventure: this is Sheffield

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13 March 2017 It must be March! The UK’s beer lovers are gearing up for Sheffield Beer Week, taking place at venues across the city from 10 to 19 March, the outdoor folk are preparing for a weekend of adrenaline-fuelled adventure in The Outdoor City and the much-loved classical music scene is primed for centre stage with their annual festival; ...

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Countdown to weekend of adventure

MTB view over Sheffield resized

13 March 2017 There’s less than a week to go until Sheffield is transformed into a giant adventure playground for the second annual Outdoor City Weekender. The Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, is set to take place across various venues from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19, with star names including downhill mountain ...

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Abbeydale award for reducing anti-social behaviour

The Abbeydale Stakeholders collecting their award for partnership working

10 March 2017 Local community groups and services working together in Abbeydale have won an award for reducing anti-social behaviour. South Yorkshire Police gave the Abbeydale Stakeholders group the award for partnership working in this year’s annual district ceremony after anti-social behaviour, which had been on the rise and was blighting the neighbourhood, reduced last year. From 2013 to 2016 ...

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City centre HS2 station proposal welcomed

HS2 station in Sheffield city centre

 9 March 2017 Sheffield City Council has given support to HS2 Ltd proposals to provide a city centre HS2 connection that will enhance the economy and employment but have stressed that the government must ensure its high-speed route extends north as well as south. The council has joined business leaders in welcoming the proposal to bring HS2 trains into Sheffield ...

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What would you do with an extra year?

Sheffield's Director of Public Health, Greg Fell

9 March 2017 Increasing Sheffielders’ healthy life expectancy by one year is the main aim of a new public health strategy set to be agreed by council officials next week. Sheffield City Council’s public health strategy for 2017-2019 will go before a cabinet committee meeting on Wednesday 15 March. It has an overall vision of improving people’s healthy life expectancy, ...

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