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Have you got ‘the Breast Factor’?

The Breast Factor

21 June 2017 National Breastfeeding Week 20-26 June 2017 On Monday night “The Breast Factor”, a play written, directed and acted by breastfeeding support volunteers, premiered at Sheffield Town Hall to kick-start National Breastfeeding Week, which runs all this week. The play portrays how decisions can be made around feeding babies and uses a gameshow format to dispel myths surrounding ...

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Extra information about cladding in council tower blocks

19.06.2017 The below statement was provided to Radio Sheffield to give extra information about cladding in council tower blocks and the Callow Mount estate: Cabinet member for housing Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “What happened at Grenfell Tower was an absolute tragedy and our hearts go out to those affected. The details of what caused this terrible tragedy are still unknown. ...

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Sprinklers to be fitted in all Sheffield Council tower blocks

Town Hall in Sheffield City Centre.

20 June 2017 Sheffield City Council is tomorrow (21 June 2017) starting a series of meetings with tower block residents, and will be announcing that it will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 blocks. The authority has already spent millions on fire safety in its council homes and improvement works have been carried out over the last five years. The ...

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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Fire safety measures in Sheffield Council tower blocks

16 June 2017 Additional safety checks are set to begin in council tower blocks in Sheffield following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London. The checks will be carried out from Monday 19 June by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officers, who already assess the buildings on a regular basis. This is in addition to the daily checks carried out in ...

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Businesses and jobseekers to benefit from region-wide jobs board


15 July 2017 Excellence in research, advanced manufacturing and engineering are among the things driving big names such as McLaren Automotive and Boeing to invest in Sheffield City Region. And with the launch of a new dedicated jobs platform on Tuesday (20 June), these cutting-edge companies are set to find it easier to find and retain talented and locally-based employees. ...

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Route confirmed for City Ride in Sheffield


15 June 2017 British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route for the HSBC UK City Ride, to take place in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. Starting at Endcliffe Park, participants will make their way into the heart of the city centre, passing the Town Hall and Winter Garden, before heading towards Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground. The 8km ...

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Call for more Shared Lives carers to help people ‘blossom’

Shared Lives carer Sue Cashmore with Carol and David

15 June 2017 “You help someone blossom as a Shared Lives carer, and they help you blossom too. They just become part of the family…” That’s the view of carer Sue Cashmore, 59 years old from Shiregreen, who has been caring for adults in her own home for around 20 years. She’s part of the Shared Lives scheme, a community-based ...

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It’s never too late to do three-day Army course

Tony Damms, front row, third right, celebrates completing Exercise Executive Stretch

The man who was once Sheffield’s youngest mayor now has another claim to fame – he’s now the oldest person to complete a tough personal development training course with the Army. Councillor Tony Damms, who was mayor of Sheffield in 1989 when he was in his early 40s, completed the three-day Exercise Executive Stretch course this month – as a ...

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Shisha lounge owner prosecuted again


A shisha lounge owner has been fined nearly £3,000 for allowing customers to smoke shisha pipes inside a premises that should be smoke-free, despite an earlier prosecution for the same offence. Hassan Butt, aged 21, the owner of Mint Paris Lounge at 42-46 London Road, was charged with failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place, contrary to section 8(4) ...

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Furniture apprentice honoured with top award

Brady Hall recieving apprenticeship award

14 June 2017 A 23 year apprentice joiner from Fox Hill has been awarded construction apprentice of the year by Sheffield City Council. Brady Hall received the honour for going above and beyond the call of duty. Sheffield City Council works with over 250 apprentices across the city to support them through their studies and find them placements at local ...

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Litter louts ordered to pay out almost £8,000


13 June 2017 Litter louts who dropped rubbish on the streets of Sheffield have been taken to court once again – and ordered to pay out a total of almost £8,000. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service has successfully prosecuted a further 21 people for littering. Each of them were caught dropping litter on the street and offered the opportunity ...

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Funding unlocks new sustainable industry park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

13 June 2017 Plans to develop a new green energies park containing a purpose-built steel press can forge ahead thanks to City Region funding. The former Ucar site at Claywheels Lane, semi-derelict for nearly 20 years, can now be transformed into a sustainable industries park, subject to planning permission, by owners AMG as well as accommodating a new state-of-the art ...

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Youngsters meet the Gruffalo at Winter Garden Bookstart event

Gruffalo, Oliver Coppard, Lord Mayor, Julie Dore and Jackie Drayton1

12 June 2017 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Gruffalo at a Bookstart event in the Winter Garden last week. Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 300 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part in ...

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