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Sheffield’s Inspirational Women

Sheffield's Women of Steel

8 March 2017 International Women’s Day is 8 March 2017, and to celebrate, we are talking about some of the inspirational women in Sheffield, from athletes to carers, business leaders to scientists. We’d love you to nominate the women who inspire you, whether they are mums, wives, partners, sisters, neighbours, colleagues or friends. Tweet us @sheffcouncil using the #womenofsteel2017 hashtag, we’ll be retweeting ...

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Give yourself a pay rise on No Smoking Day

Smokefree - newsroom size

Tuesday 7 March 2017 Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March) is No Smoking Day – and it is also national budget day, when central Government is expected to raise taxes on tobacco. Sheffield City Council and ASH (Action on Smoking on Health) are therefore encouraging smokers to use the day as their chance to quit. Someone who smokes 10 cigarettes a day, ...

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Much-loved pavilion destined for new lease of life

Image of what the Inman Pavilion could look like after refurbishment, design by the University of Sheffield working with the Garden Village Community Association

7 March 2017 Steps to help save a much-loved community building, and protect it for years to come, have been taken by Sheffield City Council and the local community. The Inman Pavilion, overlooking Oxley Park in Stocksbridge, has hosted local groups and clubs since the 1950’s but is in need of significant upgrade and improvement. Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet, acting ...

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New football facility dedicated in honour of former councillor

Isobel's husband Richard Taylor receives engraved spade at ground-breaking ceremony

Friday 3 March 2017 It’s the third “Parklife” football facility to be created in Sheffield, as part of a national partnership with The FA. And today a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the new football hub and community fitness facility on the site of the former Westfield school in Westfield Crescent, Mosborough, which will be officially named the Isobel Bowler ...

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Visits from French town which knows Sheffield as its ‘godmother’

A ceremony in Bapaume featuring Councillor Jackie Drayton , then Lord Mayor of Sheffield

A party of 12 civic leaders and professionals is visiting Sheffield next week from a French town which knows the city as its ‘Godmother’ after the kindness of our residents helped it recover from the First World War. They are coming from Bapaume, a town close to the Somme, which was heavily damaged during the First World War and helped ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

Runners at Norfolk Heritage Park

2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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Information about Central Library proposals


2 March 2017 Responses to more than 80 questions asked about the Central Library have been published online by Sheffield City Council. The questions were asked at three public meetings held in December and January. The council held the public meetings to allow local people to find out more about proposals from Sichuan Guodong Group to look at the feasibility of ...

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Interns gain valuable work experience with Streets Ahead

Road Improvements

Thursday 2  March 2017 Streets Ahead has joined forces with Sheffield College to launch an exciting Supported Internship Programme at its Olive Grove depot in Sheffield. Six young people from Sheffield, who all have learning or physical disabilities, and are aged between 16 and 24, joined the Streets Ahead team in January to gain skills in a variety of areas ...

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New service aims to give disabled people more dignity

David Statham uses the new service

2 March 2017 “Anything that helps to restore a person’s dignity is a great thing.” That’s the verdict of one man on Sheffield City Council’s new specialist equipment lending service, which aims to help disabled people move around and live more independently. Watch David’s story: The service is aimed at people living at home whose conditions mean they need two ...

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Trailer revealed for The Outdoor City Weekender

The Outdoor City Weekender returns 17-19 March

1 March 2017 Anticipation for The Outdoor City Weekender has ramped up another notch as a trailer has been released promoting the action-packed event. Taking place from 17 to 19 March at venues across the city, the event promises to be a weekend of high-octane fun celebrating Sheffield’s thirst for adventure. The headline events of the weekend are Sheffield Adventure ...

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Families given secondary school places of their choice

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

1 March 2017 A huge 96 per cent of children in Sheffield have been given a place at a secondary school of their choice, new figures released today (Wednesday 1 March) show. Of the 6,101 pupils set to start secondary school in September, 96 per cent have been given a place at one of their three choices of school, while 88 ...

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Construction company hit with large fine for waste offence

Waste found dumped at Skye Edge

1 March 2017 A construction firm has been ordered to pay out almost £4,000 after being successfully prosecuted by Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service for irresponsibly disposing of waste. Yesterday’s court case came about after two loads of building waste were found by an officer from the Environmental Protection Service on land at Skye Edge field, off Manor Laithe Road. The ...

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