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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

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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

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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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City to show its support for newly-promoted Blades

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20 April 2017 Tens of thousands of people are expected to throng the streets of Sheffield on Tuesday, 2 May, to mark Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship. Council leaders are laying on a civic reception for the players, who will be chauffeured in style from Bramall Lane to the Town Hall on an open-top bus. There will also be ...

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Sheffield is ready for the General Election – are you?

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

19 April 2017 Sheffield is ready to go to the polls on Thursday 8 June, after Parliament agreed to hold an early General Election. That’s the message from Sheffield City Council, which is reassuring members of the public that there is time to register to vote, and to request a postal or proxy vote, in order not to miss out ...

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More families given primary school places of choice

Sheffield Town Hall

17 April 2017 More children have been given their choice of primary school in Sheffield, admissions results out today (Monday, 17 April) show. In total 6,079 children received a preferred place, an increase on last year’s results. 98.19 per cent of pupils starting primary school in September have been given a place in one of their preferred schools, an increase ...

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World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m over 40 years

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14 April 2017   Research commissioned by BBC Radio Sheffield has revealed the World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m since 1977. The annual championship has been held at the Crucible Theatre for 40 years and generates around 40,000 spectator admissions each year.  Spectators from outside Sheffield spend £1.8m in the city on accommodation, food and drink, shopping, ...

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Competition: Win tickets to 40th anniversary of snooker celebration event

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13 April 2017 UPDATE: Our winners are in. Those tickets went faster than Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147! Congratulations to Sarah Jones, Nick Holland, Dave Shaw, Alex Capel and John Callaghan – you’re going to the Crucible tomorrow! We’ll email you with details of how to collect your tickets.   This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being ...

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Government announces funding for new Sheffield special free school

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

13 April Sheffield is one of just 20 Local Authorities that has been successful in securing funding for a new special school the Government announced yesterday. The new school will provide for youngsters in the city with some of the most complex needs. It will provide around 30 places for children aged between 7 and 16 who have autism and ...

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2017 Official Tour de Yorkshire Jerseys and Partners Revealed

Official jerseys for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

13 April 2017 News release from Welcome to Yorkshire With just over two weeks to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have revealed the jerseys and full list of official partners. The jerseys for the men’s race (which runs between 28-30 April) are being produced by sportswear brand Le ...

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