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Sheffield students get creative to spruce up Streets Ahead gritters

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29 September 2017 School children and college students in Sheffield will be in with the chance of having their very own designs emblazoned on four of Sheffield’s snow gritters this winter. As part of a competition by Streets Ahead, children and college students across Sheffield have been invited to showcase their artistic talents by creating designs for four of the ...

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Noisy neighbours fined and face eviction

28 September 2017 Three Sheffield women have each been handed a £976 court bill for making too much noise, and now face eviction from their council homes. The separate cases involved complaints about loud music, shouting, parties and other noise, with problems going back two years in two cases. Previous warnings and noise abatement notices had been ignored in all ...

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Trading Standards seize thousands of fake and illegal cigarettes

Trained dog finding illegal  cigarettes hidden in shop shelf

26 September 2017   An ongoing operation to tackle the supply of illegal tobacco in Sheffield has resulted in the confiscation of nearly 14 thousand cigarettes and 3.75kg of rolling tobacco. Officers from Trading Standards, South Yorkshire Police and assisted by tobacco detection dogs, visited several shops across the city. In Darnall officers found cigarette packets hidden in a purpose ...

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Plan your journey carefully for IKEA’s opening weekend

IKEA Sheffield opens on Thursday

Motorists are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and consider alternative methods of transport as the city gears up for IKEA’s opening weekend. Sheffield City Council is expecting similar numbers on the roads to those normally experienced during the Christmas holiday period with IKEA opening its doors for the first time from Thursday. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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Dog owners fined over £2,000 for microchip offences

25 September 2017 Five dog owners from Sheffield have been successfully prosecuted for failing to get their dogs correctly microchipped. The fines, costs and surcharges totalled £2,480 and were the latest in a series of prosecutions taken by the Council’s Environmental Protection Service since the law was introduced in April last year. The owners were required to ensure the details ...

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Sheffield couple ordered to pay a record penalty of £4,000 for noisy dogs

21 September 2017 A Sheffield judge has imposed the largest ever penalty of £4,000 on a couple who failed to keep their dogs quiet. It is the biggest fine to have been handed down in Sheffield for a case of this kind. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service prosecuted Carl Collins, 34 and Rebecca Carnell, 27 of Thompson Hill, High ...

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Streets Ahead welcomes nine new apprentices

Seven of the new apprentices being shown around the Olive Grove depot.

20 September 2017 Nine young people from Sheffield have taken the next step towards their long-term career by becoming the latest apprentices to join the city’s Streets Ahead workforce. The group fought off tough competition through a rigorous interview process to secure training contracts with Sheffield City Council’s Streets Ahead Contractor, Amey. Working in a variety of areas, including business ...

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Chimneys back on the horizon as new cultural beacon for Sheffield

Alex Chinneck's vision for the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, Onwards & Upwards

A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for the city and region. Almost ten years since the demolition of the Tinsley cooling towers, artist Alex Chinneck will reveal Onwards & Upwards – a sculptural trail that highlights the past, present and potential ...

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Trading Standards shuts down trade in fake and illegal cigarettes at Sheffield shop

Illegal cigarettes seized from the shop

19 September 2017 A Sheffield shopkeeper and her husband have been fined a total of £750 and £2260 in costs for selling illicit and counterfeit cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco in their Sheffield shop.  Mrs Jolanta Sidorwicz and her husband Mr Boguslaw Sidorowicz, both of Waterfield Mews, Sheffield, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, to a breach of the Trade Marks ...

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Book in for business start-up success at Sheffield’s Central Library

BIPC pic

18 September 2017 A new generation of entrepreneurs are invited to free events at a Sheffield libraries’ business advice centre on Thursday, 21 September. Sheffield’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre, based in the Central Library, is linking with other British Library Business and IP Centres for a National Start-up day to support budding business men and women. Thousands of entrepreneurs ...

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THOR’S tipi bar returns to Sheffield


18 September 2017 This November the ever-popular and highly-acclaimed THOR’S tipi bar will make a welcome return to Sheffield city centre, running from 21 November right through until 31 December 2017. Last year saw the arrival of THOR’S to Sheffield for the very first time and in just six weeks over 50,000 people visited this uniquely themed attraction that plays ...

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Sheffield’s Super Sporting Sunday – Travel advice

10k Asda race 2016

  18 September 2017 Excitement is building for what promises to be a great day of sport in Sheffield on Sunday September 24th with the 10k race and Sheffield’s first football derby in five years. Thousands of people are expected to attend and are advised to plan their travel in advance, allow extra time and follow diversion signs.  Even if ...

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All going to plan for Sheffield’s stuck sites

Members of the Council's planning team collected the award from RTPI judge Jennifer Winyard

15 September 2017 A programme that is revamping eyesore buildings ready for regeneration has won a coveted planning award. Sheffield City Council’s stuck sites programme won the RTPI Yorkshire Award for Planning Excellence 2017 in a ceremony held in Hull last night. Judges recognised the way the council’s planning team had used legislation to unlock sites for development including Lion ...

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