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Council prosecutes another landlord on anniversary of illegal eviction act

Justice scales

31 August 2017 A landlord has been prosecuted for illegally evicting his tenant, 40 years ago to the day when the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 first wholly came into force. Mr Suhail Mahmood, aged 30, of Main Road, Handsworth, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday 29 August, after telling his tenant to move out and then removing ...

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Countdown on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

31 August 2017 The countdown is on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens festival at the Botanical Gardens, which will see around 300 artists and craftspeople exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work. Sponsored by Lexus Sheffield, the event – now in its 14th year – is one of the highlights of Sheffield’s major events calendar, and attracts ...

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Still time to have your say on idling consultation


30 August 2017 There is still time to join more than a thousand Sheffield people who have had their say on whether idling fines should be introduced for parents who leave their cars running outside schools. Sheffield City Council has had nearly 1,100 responses to its consultation into introducing idling fines, which closes at the end of August. The survey only ...

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Book in for visit at Sheffield’s newest library

The Woodseats library is on the ground floor of the brand new Woodseats Medical Centre and Library building

30 August 2017 A new library opens in Sheffield on Monday, 4 September, with more than 11,000 new books. It is in Woodseats, on Chesterfield Road, and is the city’s first new library in seven years. The library is part of a new building which includes the Woodseats Medical Practice. It’s on the site of the old library branch which ...

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Successful first year at Graves Health and Sports Centre

Graves - Newsroom size

30 August 2017 This Friday, 1 September, will mark the first anniversary of the new Graves Health and Sports Centre. Works began in April 2015 to transform the former Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre in to the £16m-state-of-the-art health facility. Funding was provided by organisations including Sheffield City Council, Sport England, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), British Gymnastics, National Centre of Sport and ...

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Council meetings set to become more accessible

30 August 2017 A pilot scheme is set to be launched in Sheffield which aims to make Council meetings more accessible. Sheffield City Council is starting with changes to its monthly full Council meeting, held on the first Wednesday of the month, which is where major issues affecting the city are debated and the budget is set. From September, the ...

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Sheffield celebrates Special Olympics’ athletes

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

29 August 2017 Following the success of the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, which saw more than 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities compete in Sheffield earlier this month, the Lord Mayor will be hosting a reception at the Town Hall on Thursday 31 August. The 2017 Special Olympics Games was country’s disability sporting event of the year. It showcased ...

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Run Routes: meet “fat to fit” runner Jorge Bronze

Jorge Bronze - before and after his "fat to fit" journey

5 September 2017 Weighing in at more than 18 stone and so unfit that he got out of breath climbing the stairs, Jorge Bronze may have looked unlikely to be able to jog round the block – let alone run a full marathon. But just a few years after he decided to lose weight, get fit and take up running, ...

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Waterfront festival puts spotlight on canal

Victoria Quays wide view - low res

From Canal & River Trust 25 August 2017 This summer, the city of Sheffield will host its biggest ever Waterfront Festival, thanks to the combined efforts of waterway charity, the Canal & River Trust and Kelham Island Museum. To coincide with this year’s global celebrations for World Rivers Day, the city’s waterfront – from Victoria Quays along the Sheffield & ...

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Shisha café staff fined over indoor smoking

Shisha pipe in the Dubai Café, London Road

25 August 2017 Staff and the owner of a Sheffield shisha café have been ordered to pay out more than £2,500 by the courts after allowing smoking inside the premises. Rasouli Miri and Zana Rashid Ali, both employees of the Dubai Café in London Road, were charged with failing to prevent smoking in a smoke-free place, contrary to section 8 ...

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Free course enables families to learn to cook together

Ministry of Food at Oasis Don Valley

24 August 2017 From fajitas through to veggie burgers, a variety of tasty treats have been cooked up by families taking part in a course at Oasis Don Valley Academy. Six families from the area took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food sessions delivered by Sheffield City Council’s Family Learning Service. The course offered them a chance to learn ...

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GCSE success for Sheffield students

Nada Muflehi and Asha Norsworthy-Nessa celebrating their results at Forge Valley School

24 August 2017 Students across the city have been receiving their GCSE results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise all our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. Nada Muflehi, 16 from Forge Valley School achieved one A*, two As, three Bs, a C and  an 8 in English Literature, and  7 in English Language and ...

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Statement from Leader of the Council Julie Dore on rail services for the North

Sheffield Railway Station

23 August 2017 Prior to today’s transport summit in Leeds, Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “Faster and more frequent rail services across the north are absolutely vital in order for our local and regional economy to grow, and also for giving people a transport system that is fit for purpose. “It is clearly unacceptable that people living in ...

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