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

Special Olympics

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

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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Tech entrepreneur makes it big in Sheffield

MD Jonathan Burrows

1st August 2017 When you’re meeting a person to learn about their business – what it does, how they operate – it isn’t necessarily important for them to tell you their life story. But when the business you are learning about is a market leader, a major employer and contributor to Sheffield’s growing tech scene, you can’t help but be ...

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Statement on devolution from Sheffield City Council


1 August 2017 We are still committed to pursuing the only deal that is currently on the table – that was signed in October 2015 committing to £900million for the region. Only last month, the Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry confirmed this is the only deal on offer, when he said: “I want to be very clear about one thing. ...

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