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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

The Government has confirmed a spur into Midland from the main HS2 line

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

Age UK Sheffield and Helen compressed Doc (2)

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

Sheffield City Ride route map

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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Award for Heart Of the City developers

The Heart Of The City development

14 July 2017 Manchester-based property developers CTP have won a major honour for their “transformational” Heart of the City development in Sheffield.  CTP, working in conjunction with Sheffield City Council and the U+I Group, triumphed in the Development of the Decade category at Yorkshire Business Insider’s South Yorkshire Property Awards. The judges said: “The Heart of the City development has ...

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Proposed 20mph speed limit to be introduced in Sheffield city centre

The areas in red would become sign only 20mph zones

14 July 2017 People are being asked for their views on imposing a new 20mph speed limit throughout Sheffield’s city centre, including the new retail quarter. Sheffield City Council is proposing to introduce a sign-only 20mph speed limit which will include areas such as Grey To Green, the Knowledge Gateway on Paternoster Row and the Sheffield retail quarter, currently being ...

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Improvement programme well underway at city’s largest park

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

14 July 2017 Home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle, Graves Park has been a joy for Sheffielders for almost a century. And now, improvements are well underway at Graves, Sheffield’s largest park, following the sale of a derelict cottage on the edge of ...

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Digital technology institute at the heart of Sheffield Channel 4 bid

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14 July 2017 Plans to move Channel 4 to Sheffield could lead to a national institute of digital talent and technology being established in the city. Sheffield City Council, which is leading the city’s bid to establish a northern base for the broadcaster, has also released a new image of what a new site could look like at the entrance ...

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Lord Mayor of Sheffield 120th Anniversary

Newly-weds Peter Thomas Hodges and Hannah Rose Bee Whitelam with Lord Mayor and Consort

13 July 2017 It’s officially the 120th anniversary of the Grant of the Title of Lord Mayor of Sheffield – 120 years since Sheffield became a city – and to mark the occasion a couple from Sheffield, who married today, got a little surprise from current Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy. Hannah Rose Bee Whitelam and Peter Thomas Hodges were ...

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School leavers encouraged to take up vaccines

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

13 July 2017 Teenagers and students who are eligible for the MMR and meningitis vaccines are being encouraged to ensure they take them up this summer – before heading off to festivals or to university. The first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – known as the MMR – is offered to all babies at one year old, ...

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Sheffield set for environmental benefit from HSBC UK City Ride

HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle

13 July 2017 Press release from British Cycling Ahead of this weekend’s HSBC UK City Ride in Sheffield, research has shown clear evidence of the benefits that increased levels of cycling can bring to a city. Research carried out by Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory project has revealed that, when city centre roads were closed to traffic during the city’s HSBC ...

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Hundreds of youngsters compete in Darnall community sports day

Darnall sports day

12 July 2017 Hundreds of primary school children from High Hazels Academy, Phillimore Primary School and Acres Hill Community School have been running, jumping and throwing their way to success in Darnall community sports day (11 July). A diverse group of budding young athletes, aged 10 and 11 were helped along the sports track by sports monitors from Park Academy ...

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