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New partnership to drive digital excellence in Sheffield

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16 August 2017 It’s got a growing reputation as a city where digital and creative businesses can start up, grow and thrive on a national and international scale. And now Sheffield is set to underline the importance of its digital sector even further, with Sheffield City Council joining Sheffield Digital – the association for the people and businesses of Sheffield’s ...

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Court grants injunctions against those trespassing around tree works

15 August 2017 A High Court judge today ruled that the Council had been successful in seeking injunctions against those trespassing within safety barriers around tree replacement works. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet member for Environment and Street Scene at Sheffield City Council said: “We have a responsibility to the taxpayers of Sheffield to do everything we can to avoid catastrophic financial ...

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Special Olympics brings millions to Sheffield

Local athlete Alex Thompson helped light the Olympic torch at the Special Olympics opening ceremony at Bramall Lane

15 August 2017 It’s the country’s disability sporting event of the year and saw thousands turn out to watch more than 2,600 athletes with learning disabilities compete in 20 sporting categories. And Sheffield athletes performed well, representing their host city over four days of competition, with gold medallists including Jordan Brace (Boccia), Michael Hill (table tennis) and Nathan Hill (athletics). ...

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Carnival returns to Sheffield after more than two decades

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10 August 2017 Back in the 1980s and early 90s, Carnival was an annual attraction in Sheffield, with a spectacular colourful procession wending its way around the city’s streets each September. And now the tradition is set to be revamped, with Sheffield Carnival coming back with a bang at Norfolk Heritage Park on Monday 28 August, as part of Sheffield ...

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Six people prosecuted for wrongful use of blue badge

Blue badges give the holder a chance to park in earmarked bays

Six people who fraudulently used a blue badge to park for free in Sheffield have been ordered to pay a total of £2,495 by magistrates. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court has heard how blue badges issued to elderly or disabled people, or which could only be used if a parent was with a disabled child at the time, so they could park ...

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Sheffield to remember VC hero Arnold – 100 years on

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Sheffield will remember the last of its Victoria Cross recipients, whose acts of heroism saved hundreds of lives during the First World War, exactly 100 years to the day when he carried out his first acts of bravery.  A commemorative plaque will be laid in honour of Sergeant Arnold Loosemore at the cenotaph in Barker’s Pool on Friday 11 August ...

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On the Road with Google: Double decker bus converted into digital training hub

Launch of the Google Digital Garage bus in Barkers Pool

4 August 2017 A unique bus tour was launched in Sheffield yesterday (Thursday 3 August) in partnership with Google, as part of its Digital Garage initiative. The Google Digital Garage bus will offer free workshops and face-to-face coaching, with visitors having the option to either book in advance or simply drop by for on-the-spot help. Training ranges from beginner to ...

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Everything you need to know about the Special Olympics GB Games and Fringe Festival

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3 August 2017 It’s the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with learning disabilities – and it’s coming to Sheffield in just a few days’ time. The Special Olympics GB National Summer Games runs from Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 August in Sheffield, and will see more than 2,600 athletes competing in 20 sporting categories. An Olympic-style opening ceremony at ...

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Test results confirm cladding is safe

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3 August 2017 Independent tests have shown that cladding in 20 council tower blocks in Sheffield is made from solid aluminium, and is safe. Sheffield City Council commissioned the tests to further reassure residents following the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London. The authority has 24 tower blocks in Sheffield. Three in Stannington are clad in brick. The remaining one, ...

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Film-friendly Sheffield ‘one stop shop’ launched

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2 August 2017 Sheffield is today reaffirming its commitment to being a film-friendly city, with the launch of a ‘one-stop shop’ of information and resources for production companies. The city has a rich heritage of hosting hugely successful films and television programmes, from This is England to Billionaire Boy, from Four Lions to How To Talk To Girls At Parties. ...

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Under The Trees Woodcraft wins National Lottery Support

Under the Trees Woodcraft Group

1 August 2017 Press release from Heritage Lottery Fund and Under the Trees Woodcraft Group Under the Trees Woodcraft has received £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project to help teach ancient woodland heritage with hand tools and green woodwork crafts. The project will be based in Ecclesall Woods, and has been made possible by money ...

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Home and garden showcase brings extra style to art festival

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

1 August 2017 For the first time this year, the annual Art in the Gardens festival will host a dedicated Homes and Gardens-themed area, featuring a huge exhibition of outdoor living and garden ideas. The centrepiece of the area, created by garden design and maintenance company daVally, will include a range of outdoor furniture, a hot tub and contemporary outdoor ...

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