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More than 700 Yorkshire pupils to take part in 245-mile cycle relay

Pupils at the start of today's bike relay

12 June 2017 Children and young people from 95 schools across Yorkshire will be taking part in a cycling relay covering ten local authority areas over the next two weeks. The Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay has started today at Stocksbridge Nursery and Infants School as part of National Bike Week. Year one and year two children at the school learned to ride as a ...

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Summer set to be a sizzler at the Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

12 June 2017 Cookery demonstrations and an Asian bazaar are among the activities taking place at the Moor Market this summer. The first Moor Market Bazaar will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June), with a range of Asian stalls selling clothes, jewellery, alcohol-free perfumes, loose fabric, halal sweets and more. Previously a success in Rotherham, and now coming to Sheffield for ...

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Council pledges support for festival of film

Doc/Fest in Tudor Square

12 June 2017 It’s the UK’s biggest festival of documentaries, and is currently underway in Sheffield with guests including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry and Maxine Peake. And now, Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that it has signed a new three-year funding agreement with Doc/Fest, an event which brings in more than £1.2m to Sheffield each year. Now ...

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Public to vote on new library opening times

Artist impression of the new Woodseats Library

9 June 2017 People in and around Woodseats are being asked to vote on the opening hours of the new Woodseats Library which opens this September. The branch will be based in the new Woodseats Medical Centre on Chesterfield Road, with modern facilities, new books, a separate children’s library area and new public toilets. It will open for 31 hours ...

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City Ride comes to Sheffield – watch the video here

City Ride generic shot resized for newsroom

  9 June 2017 Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your bike and join HSBC City Ride for a ride to remember in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. As well as cycling on safe traffic-free streets, there’ll be lots of free entertainment, plenty to see and have a go at, and a totally new way of experiencing The Outdoor City. Find out ...

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City Centre Ambassadors – the humble heroes patrolling Sheffield city centre

City Centre Ambassador, Phil Pix and team supervisor Steve Neal

9 June 2017 Saving lives, reuniting lost children, helping the homeless, tackling litter louts, directing shoppers, controlling crowds and simply being a friendly face – it’s all in a days’ work for Sheffield’s city centre ambassadors. Patrolling the city centre in their bright red coats, the 13-strong team of Ambassadors provide far more than a presence on the streets. Last ...

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General Election result – Penistone & Stocksbridge

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SURNAME OTHER NAMES DESCRIPTION VOTES BAKER Penny Liberal Democrats  2042 BOOKER John Charles UK Independence Party (UKIP)  3453 SMITH Angela Christine Labour Party  22807 WILSON Nicola Jayne The Conservative Party  21485 Electorate: 71,293 Turnout: 69.05%

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General Election result – Sheffield Central

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SURNAME OTHER NAMES DESCRIPTION VOTES BENNETT Natalie Green Party  3848 BLOMFIELD Paul Christopher Labour Party  33963 CARRINGTON Jack Patrick The Yorkshire Party  197 COOK Dominic Michael UK Independence Party (UKIP)  1060 MOHAMMED Shaffaq Liberal Democrats  2465 MORAN Robert Edward Pirate Party UK  91 ROE Stephanie The Conservative Party  6215 WESTNIDGE Joe Social Democratic Party  38 Electorate: 77,560 Turnout:  %

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General Election result – Sheffield Hallam

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  SURNAME OTHER NAMES DESCRIPTION VOTES CLEGG Nick Liberal Democrats  19756 O’MARA Jared Labour Party  21881 ROBIN Logan Green Party  823 THURLEY John Gordon UK Independence Party (UKIP)  929 WALKER Ian Geoffrey The Conservative Party  13561 WINSTONE Steven Dominic Social Democratic Party  70 Electorate: 73,455 Turnout:  77.8%

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General Election result – Sheffield South East

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  SURNAME OTHER NAMES DESCRIPTION VOTES BETTS Clive James Charles Labour Party  25520 CAWREY Lindsey Ann The Conservative Party  13722 DAWSON Dennise Ann UK Independence Party (UKIP)  2820 OBEROI Ishleen Social Democratic Party  102 ROSS Colin Arthur Liberal Democrats  1432 Electorate: 68,945  Turnout:  63.4%

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General Election result – Sheffield Heeley

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  SURNAME OTHER NAMES DESCRIPTION VOTES DENBY Howard UK Independence Party (UKIP)  1977 GREGORY Gordon Christopher The Conservative Party  12696 HAIGH Louise Labour Party  26524 OBEROI Jaspreet Social Democratic Party  64 OTTEN Joe Liberal Democrats  2022 WALSH Declan Paul Green Party  943 Electorate: 68,040 Turnout:  64.87%

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General Election result – Brightside & Hillsborough

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SURNAME OTHER NAMES DESCRIPTION VOTES CLEMENT-JONES Simon William Liberal Democrats  1061 DRIVER Mike Workers Revolutionary Party  137 FURNISS Gill Labour Party  28193 GILLIGAN KUBO Christine Green Party  737 HARPER Shane UK Independence Party (UKIP)  2645 NAUGHTON Michael James The Conservative Party  9050 RAHMAN Muzafar Social Democratic Party  47 Electorate: 70,344 Turnout:  59.62%

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Sheffield joins Geneva and Lisbon as one of Europe’s most impressive travel spots

Steamyard on Division Street

6 June 2017 Sheffield has been crowned as the  Emerging City Destination of the Year 2017 for Europe by tourist bible The Luxury Travel Guide. The guide, which seeks out the most impressive destinations, accommodation and hospitality across the globe, praised the city’s museums, galleries, theatres and great outdoors. And it said that our city was “undergoing a quiet renaissance for luxury ...

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Statement following London attack

5 June 2017 Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It’s with great sadness that we are talking about another appalling attack less than two weeks after the horrifying events in Manchester. Our hearts go out to the victims, families and everyone affected. It has been a devastating couple of weeks but it is important to remember that ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

Rob Walker outside the Crucible

5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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