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Sheffield’s newest cinema shines a ‘Light’ on The Moor renaissance

The Light Cinema

28 April 2017 The UK’s fastest growing cinema operator, the Light Cinema experience, has recently opened its doors in Sheffield city centre – a move expected to accelerate footfall to an area already enjoying a 21 per cent increase in visitors. Part of a decade-long multi-million pound redevelopment of The Moor, the cinema is the latest addition to a growing retail and leisure ...

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Parking change to benefit motorists

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

Friday 28 April Thousands of Sheffield motorists who pay to park using their mobile phone, by text, app or via the web won’t have to pay extra for the service – and it will soon be available throughout the city for the first time. Sheffield City Council has announced a new provider for its cashless parking payment scheme, which launches ...

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Google picks Sheffield for first training pop-up on a British High Street

The new Digital Garage in Sheffield

Google has announced Sheffield as the first UK city to host its first ever digital skills training centre located on the high street. The Digital Garage will be based on Barker’s Pool in the city centre and will offer free digital skills training seven days a week for six months. Attendees will be able to learn the vital skills needed ...

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Sheffield to host HSBC UK City Ride


27 April 2017 Release originally published by British Cycling British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Sheffield will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer. The announcement of the new HSBC UK City Ride events is the first step in British Cycling and HSBC UK’s ambition to make cycling the most popular activity and sport ...

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Next steps for old Tinsley Infants School site

The old Tinsley Infants School building on Siemens Close

26 April 2017 Plans to create a new community space at the old Tinsley Infants School are progressing, with people invited to an open day this Saturday, 29 April. The former school, on Siemens Close, shut in 2016 when children were transferred to the Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy. The building has remained empty since then but now Sheffield City Council, ...

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Parkwood: Council pleased with bids for former ski village site

New brochure released by Sheffield City Council

26 April 2017 The deadline for expressions of interest to develop an Outdoor City themed proposal for Sheffield’s former ski village has passed with a number of “exciting” bids now to be taken to the next stage of the process. Sheffield City Council has received a number of bids for the site after announcing plans to lease the Parkwood site to ...

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Sheffield on the world stage during biggest-ever weekend of sport

What a weekend of sport

  25 April 2017 With annual festivals such as Tramlines, Out of this World and The Outdoor City Weekender, Sheffield is no stranger to hosting top-class major events. But this weekend is arguably set to be the biggest-ever weekend of sporting activity in the city, as the World Snooker Championship draws to a close, cyclists cross the finish line of ...

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40 tooth brushing clubs to be rolled out across the city

Child from Meynell Nursery brushing their teeth

A successful project which has led to more children brushing their teeth in Sheffield is set to be rolled out to nurseries and schools across the city, this April. Figures from Public Health England show that, in Sheffield, the average five-year-old child has one decayed, missing or filled tooth. This is slightly above the national average. The tooth brushing scheme ...

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Sheffield shop loses alcohol licence

Illicit tobacco products that were seized at Alpha Food and Wine

Friday 21 April 2017 A shop in Sheffield had its alcohol licence revoked yesterday (Thursday 20 April) due to concerns about the sale of illicit tobacco products, and of alcohol to underage drinkers. Concerns were raised about Alpha Food and Wine, 234 Abbeydale Road Sheffield, at a review hearing initiated by Sheffield Trading Standards with strong support from Sheffield Safeguarding ...

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Grant to improve support of Armed Forces community in South Yorkshire

Armed Forces and Veterans Day resized

21 April 2017 More than £180k in funding has been provided from the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund to support the Armed Forces community in South Yorkshire. The announcement comes after Sheffield City Council successfully led a bid in partnership with Rotherham, Doncaster, and Barnsley councils and two universities, Sheffield Hallam and York St John. Now, a grant of £180,695 ...

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New Sporting Memories group set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

21 April 2017 Two new sporting memories groups are starting in Sheffield to help older people share memories and forge new friendships. Run by volunteers, with support from library staff, the groups talk about all types of sport, looking at old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia. All sports fans over the age of 50 are able to attend and the ...

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Spectators urged to plan ahead for the Tour de Yorkshire

2016 Asda Women's Tour de Yorkshire

20 April 2017 News release from  South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Details of upcoming traffic and travel changes have been released, as the region gears up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race for the third time. Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire is due to ride through South Yorkshire on Sunday 30 April, starting in Crow Edge before ...

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Peppa Pig launches new bedtime reading campaign

14 month old Caitlin Menmuir

20 April 2017 Calling all parents and carers with young children… Peppa Pig is on The Moor this Tuesday, 25 April, to launch a new campaign encouraging parents and carers to read to young children as part of their bedtime routine. “Bath, Book, Bed”, a national BookTrust campaign, is being supported by Sheffield Libraries and parenting expert, Supernanny Jo Frost. ...

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