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Project brings rare black poplar tree back to Sheffield

Black Poplar tree on the Shire Brook

21 August 2017 A project is underway to bring one of the UK’s rarest native trees back to Sheffield. The black poplar is a declining species and, according to the Forestry Commission, is the country’s most endangered timber tree. There are fewer than 1,000 mature trees in the wild, in the UK, and they are most prevalent in areas such ...

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New housing support means more contact in people’s homes

Neighbourhood officers have been talking to tenants about how Housing Plus works

21 August 2017 More than 5,000 home visits have been carried out in the first nine months of a new housing service which aims to better support council housing tenants. Housing Plus was introduced by Sheffield City Council’s Housing and Neighbourhoods Service in October 2016. It aims to deliver services more locally, help link tenants to other support services and ...

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‘Summerfest’ runs for the first time in Parson Cross

Previous fun days at Parson Cross have gone down well with the local community

18 August 2017 Teenagers, asking for ‘cool stuff’ to do in the summer holiday, are the reason behind a pop-up cinema evening next Thursday in Parson Cross, held as part of the area’s first ever ‘Summerfest’. The new festival takes place on Friday, 25 August at Chaucer School and The Learning Zone, with music, games and activities including clay making, ...

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Are you doing your bit to promote cycling in Sheffield?


17 August 2017 Sheffield employers and employees are being asked to sign up to ‘Love to Ride – Cycle September’. The programme aims to engage at least 100 local workplaces and over 1,000 individuals in a friendly prize-winning competition to ride the most miles in September. Recent data shows 62 companies in South Yorkshire have signed up to ‘Love to ...

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A-Level students celebrate results across the city

17 August 2017 Students across the city have been receiving their A-Level results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College impressed with a pass rate of more than 96 per cent. Sophia Spooner, a student at Longley Park Sixth Form College achieved ...

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New partnership to drive digital excellence in Sheffield

Sheffield Town Hall

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

Sheffield Carnival - resized

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


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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