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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?

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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

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

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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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Streets Ahead supports wildlife around Kelham island

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11th April 2017 Working with the River Stewardship Company and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust in February, Streets Ahead has installed 16 bird and bat boxes at Kelham Island to encourage animals to inhabit the area. The boxes were made and donated by talented Streets Ahead staff members. Dave Buttle, a Kelham Island resident, said: “It is great that bat and ...

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People with learning disabilities lead fuller lives after care change

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11 April 2017 “It’s given them more rights over their lives. The main thing is that people are doing things. They hardly went out before.” That’s the view of Shelley Berry, Registered Manager of Cottam Road, a scheme which supports people with learning disabilities. Cottam Road used to be a registered care home but two years ago, Sheffield City Council ...

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Maundy Money will go on show as George’s legacy to Sheffield

Students from Sheffield College with the oak cabinet they have made to receive george McDonald's maundy money. Also pictured is his son Andrew, second left, the Lord Mayor Denise Fox, centre, and MP Clive Betts.

Tuesday 10 April Maundy money presented by Her Majesty the Queen when she visited Sheffield in 2015 will take pride of place in the Town Hall permanently thanks to talented Sheffield College students. Her Majesty first presented the maundy money to George McDonald, former school governor and long-time agent of Sheffield South-East MP Clive Betts, when she visited the city ...

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Former servicemen given skills and confidence to re-enter job market

Former servicemen attented a course, pictured with Councillor Tony damms, centre, and members of the delivery team

 10 April 2017   A dozen ex-service personnel have attended a course organised by Sheffield City Council designed to give them the skills and confidence to secure new employment. The Lifeworks course, run by the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) in partnership with the Council, has been hailed as a big success for the veterans – who said they had ...

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Council busts further myths on its street tree replacement programme

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10th April 2017 The Streets Ahead programme is all about improving the city’s road infrastructure and also represents the largest investment ever seen in Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights and street trees. The investment will allow us to ensure we have street trees to be proud of across the city for the next generation and beyond. During the first five years ...

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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

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10 April 2017 A young man and his twin brother have been compelled to thank a housing officer with a specially made cake nine years after she first helped them. Akeem and Kazem Balogun were just 16 years old when their mum, who had suffered from mental health problems for years, left their family council home. The pair, who were ...

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Parkwood: Deadline extended after strong interest in former Ski Village site

Mountain biker at Parkwood Springs. Photo by Duncan Philpott.

A very strong demand in investors expressing an interest to develop Parkwood, incorporating the former Ski Village site, has led to Sheffield City Council agreeing to a short extension for potential investors to finalise their proposals. The Council is hoping to receive a number of initial bids which will be evaluated as part of Sheffield’s Outdoor City and wider regeneration ...

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