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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

Channel 4 - Sheffield

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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Consultation into new sustainability park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say about plans for a new sustainable industry park close to the River Don.  Sheffield City Council is working with a number of landowners on regeneration plans for the former Union Carbide site on Claywheels Lane, which has been largely derelict for more than 20 years. The meeting, which will take ...

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Marchant to join Skinner at HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Katy Marchant - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

11 July 2016 Yorkshire-born Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Marchant, who won bronze in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will join men’s team sprint champion Callum Skinner for this weekend’s event. Both riders will take part in a variety of activities on ...

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Independent Tree Panel work complete

10 July 2017 Following the completion of all their work, Sheffield City Council has issued a letter of thanks to the Independent Tree Panel for providing advice to the Council on streets where trees are due to be replaced as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The Independent Tree Panel, chaired by Andy Buck, was set up to give advice ...

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Olympic champion to attend HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Callum Skinner - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

6 July 2017 Olympic champion Callum Skinner will be in attendance at next Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Skinner, who won gold in the team sprint and silver in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will start the riders off as well as taking part in a variety of activities on the day with ...

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Adventure book festival returns for second year

Local business Cotic Bikes is exhibiting in the Central Library foyer

6 July 2017 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat as The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival returns for its second year. Between Monday 10 July and Saturday 15 July at the Central Library, there will be a host of author talks, creative workshops, exhibitions and family activities. Most events are free and cover ...

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Dangerous drivers putting Sheffield road workers at risk

Road worker

6 July 2017 Streets Ahead has joined forces with South Yorkshire Police to urge drivers across Sheffield to slow down around roadwork sites. The plea follows a number of incidents across the city which have seen road workers put at risk by people speeding through work sites and in some cases deliberately driving through road closures. Recording and addressing these ...

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