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Taming The Dragon to explore business links with China

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31 July 2017 Businesses looking to build on Sheffield’s expanding links with China are being encouraged to sign up to a number of events designed to help them explore new opportunities in the country. Sheffield City Council has launched its Sheffield China Business Programme, a series of six seminars for businesses to unlock potential opportunities and understand the different ways ...

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New Sheffield school plans given go ahead

Architect, Race Cottam Associate’s, impression of the new school.

31 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for Astrea Academy to be built in Woodside in the North East of the city, with building due to start this summer. The new school will incorporate the existing Grade 2 listed former Pye Bank Board School building. Kier Construction will be working with architect, Race Cottam Associate’s to carry ...

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Our top five buildings on Castlegate

The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate

With plans announced today to regenerate Castlegate , we look at the top five buildings in the area. Our top five Castlegate buildings     Old Town Hall   The building was commissioned to replace Sheffield’s first town hall, which had been designed by William Renny in 1699 and opened in 1700.   The Old Town Hall was designed by ...

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Boeing Sheffield prepares for landing after planning decision

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28 July 2017 The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has been given a flying start in their plan to grow in Sheffield, after planning officers at Sheffield City Council gave their multi-million pound plans the go-ahead today (Friday 28 July). Sheffield City Council has approved the Boeing’s plans for a manufacturing and research building along with ancillary car parking and ...

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Sheffield City Council reacts angrily to Government’s air quality announcement

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26 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has today reacted angrily to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, calling it “woefully inadequate.” The authority has said it is questionable whether the strategy announced today meets the Government’s legal duties, and contains a lack of real action in tackling this huge problem. The Government revealed this morning that sales of all diesel and ...

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Charity tractor up and running again thanks to Streets Ahead

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25 July 2017 Heeley City Farm now has a fully renovated tractor thanks to a dedicated team of Streets Ahead mechanics. After breaking down a couple of years ago, the charity has been unable to carry out daily activities using the tractor, such as moving manure. Instead, these tasks have had to be carried out manually, requiring increased staff time ...

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£18m investment speeds up Sheffield buses

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24 July 2017 A £18.3 million investment to speed up Sheffield bus routes and cut congestion has seen some city journey times slashed by up to 25 per cent. Highway improvements on key bus routes – including smarter signal controls, new bus lanes, junction upgrades, road widening and more cameras to better monitor the flow of traffic – in the ...

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Extra social care funding: Council aims to increase carer pay

Albert, from Manor Top, and his carer Sarah

19 July 2017 Extra funding for adult social care in Sheffield will be used to increase investment in frontline care services. A key aim is to increase the amount carers are paid, as well as stabilise the local social care market. Plans are being set out by Sheffield City Council, which was awarded an extra £24 million over three years ...

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HSBC UK | National Circuit Champions to be crowned in Sheffield

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18 July 2017 The prestigious national champions’ jerseys are on the line as the 2017 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships head to Sheffield. Following last Sunday’s fantastic HSBC UK City Ride, which saw thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities take to the streets, cycling is back in Sheffield city centre on Wednesday 19 July. British cycling superstars ...

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Council confirms legal position on street tree replacement programme

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18 July 2017 Sheffield City Council is seeking injunctions in the High Court on July 26-28 against a small number of trespassers who are repeatedly and deliberately preventing the replacement of street trees as part of the city’s highway improvement programme. Court action is a last resort for the council following months of pointing out to the individuals involved the critical ...

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Sheffield City Council statement on HS2 northern route

Sheffield Railway Station

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We have always believed that our region’s HS2 station must be located where the greatest economic impact, transport benefits and job creation will be delivered – and that is in Sheffield city centre.  “A city centre location is vital to ensuring Sheffield is well placed to maximise the benefits of HS2 ...

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Streets Ahead in partnership with Age UK Sheffield

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17 July 2017 Streets Ahead has announced Age UK Sheffield as their new Charity of the Year, helping to support the charity’s important work with older people across the city. Streets Ahead staff, who are Amey employees, are entitled to take one paid day every year to work on a project in the local community. This year Age UK Sheffield has ...

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Book in for free fun with Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to read throughout the school holidays, photo courtesy of The Reading Agency

17 July 2017 “It’s fun, free and educational, and will entertain your child for hours – what more could you ask for during the school holidays?” That’s the view from children’s librarian Alexis Filby who says the Summer Reading Challenge is a highlight of their year and a time when children’s book loans boom. The challenge, called Animal Agents this ...

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HSBC UK City Ride – road closure and access information

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14 July 2017 HSBC UK City Ride comes to Sheffield on Sunday 16 July, bringing traffic-free cycling and a whole host of other activities. The route takes in Endcliffe Park, Bramall Lane, Sheffield city centre and the Winter Gardens along the way. Some roads in and around the city centre will be closed for most of the day. Further details ...

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