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Explore our Run Routes – and meet running leader Austen Puleston

Run leader Austen Puelston

29 June 2017 When he first moved to Sheffield, he admits he found running up the hills “staggeringly tough.” But now Austen Puleston is not only embracing the trails around The Outdoor City, but introducing other runners to them, as a run leader. He regularly leads runs on The Outdoor City’s new Run Routes across the city, from Bradfield and ...

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Tickets now available for star-studded Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

James Toseland with Special Olympics athletes

28 June 2016 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain Special Olympics GB has announced the Opening Ceremony ticket sale arrangements and entertainment line-up. Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining the Opening Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 8 August at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium. The show will be hosted by three big-name stars – Downton Abbey’s ...

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British Bouldering Championships to be centre stage in weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

28 June 2017 It attracts the best of the best – and this year the BMC British Bouldering Championships will return to centre stage at this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield city centre. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at ...

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Work gets under way to remove cladding from Hanover tower block

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

27 June 2017 Work to begin to remove cladding from Hanover tower block in Broomhall has started. Maintenance teams and contractors have been appointed and have begun to remove the cladding on the block at low level today. It will take around several weeks to remove the cladding, of which a single element failed the Government’s new fire safety test. ...

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Book an amazing holiday in your own home

reading book library

27 June 2017 Travelling the world is a stressful business. What with vaccinations, packing and airport queues to worry about, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s all too much trouble. Instead, why not take a reading journey with Sheffield Libraries and discover the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. The Reading Passport Challenge invites you to ...

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City-wide investment in tennis adds to ace summer of sport

Councillor Mary Lea and Jeff Hunter, managing director of Parks Tennis, at the revamped courts in Hillsborough Park

27 June 2017 Tennis courts across Sheffield have been revamped for all to play on, thanks to investment from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Parks Tennis. In what is the biggest investment in tennis in parks for any city in the country, courts at nine sites have been created, or else brought back into use after becoming, in many ...

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Free vitamins for pregnant women and babies, in bid to eradicate rickets

baby foot

26 June 2017 It’s summer and the sun is shining – but not only is that good news for people enjoying the great outdoors, it’s also good news for unborn babies. Sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D, which pregnant women need throughout their pregnancies to decrease the chances of their babies developing rickets. Unfortunately, though, many ...

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Council to recruit more apprentices

Sheffield Council apprectice Anika Zahman

23 June 2017  Young people are invited to a recruitment day as Sheffield City Council continues its drive to recruit future leaders through apprenticeships. The open day is being held on Friday 30 June at Sheffield Town Hall from 10am until 1pm. Opportunities are available in different areas of the council, including council housing, customer services, business support, and parks ...

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Sheffield swimmer makes waves in run up to Special Olympics

Robert and Megan Hattersley

23 June 2017 A Sheffield swimmer is making waves in the run up to the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games and training harder than ever in a bid to win more medals. “When I’m in the water I feel free”. That’s the effect swimming has on 27-year-old Special Olympics athlete and wheelchair user, Megan Hattersley, of Wadsley Bridge. ...

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Ceremony held to commemorate devastating floods of 2007

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, at the new plaque at Nursery Street riverside park, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2007 flood

23 June 2017 A ceremony was held today to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic floods of 2007, which brought devastation to Sheffield’s communities. At an event at Nursery Street riverside park, a plaque was unveiled this morning to ensure that the events of June 25 2007 are never forgotten. Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: ...

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Stuck sites programme sticks out for judges

The planning team at Sheffield City Council. From left, John Stonard, Jonathan Baker, Khalid Mahmood and Rob Murfin.

A council initiative that is helping to regenerate eyesore and derelict buildings after years of neglect has been named as one of the best schemes in the country. Sheffield City Council received a silver medal for its work in making tough brownfield sites easier to develop into homes at the National Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Excellence in Planning ...

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Stronger Together Vigil in Sheffield this Friday

Barkers Pool

22 June 2017 A vigil is being held in Sheffield for the victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and the London and Manchester attacks. It takes place at 6:30pm on Friday 23 June at Barker’s Pool in the city centre and has been organised by community leaders, working with the council. Shahida Siddique, Chief Executive of ...

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Sheffield launches emotional health support to 45 schools

Hayley Shapman, leads the healthy minds champions at Tapton school

21 June 2017 Sheffield’s innovative approach to supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health, known as Sheffield Healthy Minds, launches today at 45 schools across Sheffield. The launch at King Ecgberts, one of the Healthy Minds schools, follows a successful pilot with 10 schools in Sheffield, which has been held up by NHS England as an example of ...

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