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First Citylink Tram Train comes into service

Those welcoming the new tram train included Councillor Denise Lelliott from Rotherham MB Council, Clive Betts MP for Sheffield South East and Councillor Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability

14.09.2017 – originally published by SYPTE Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP was joined by transport leaders and representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield today. To celebrate the occasion, Stagecoach Supertram and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) named the first tram after ...

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Director of Public Health sets out priorities amongst national health decline

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health

14 September 2017 The Director of Public Health in Sheffield has set out his recommendations for the year in his second annual report. Greg Fell’s recommendations come at a time when life expectancy improvements have halted nationally, with similar trends being seen in how long people can expect to live in good health – a picture which is mirrored in ...

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Lord Mayor’s consort to walk around city boundary for charity

Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Murphy with her Consort Gavin Holliday

13 September 2017 The Lord Mayor’s consort, Gavin Holliday, will be walking 45 miles in 24 hours, to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund. He will walk around the city boundary, following a route called ‘The Sheffield Way’, which was written about in 1986 in a guide book by Councillor Peter Price. Gavin Holliday read the book and ...

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Acclaimed ‘peeling road’ artwork arrives in Tinsley

The Peeling Road is arriving in Tinsley today

A temporary and gravity-defying public artwork by acclaimed British artist Alex Chinneck will draw crowds to Tinsley, on the outskirts of Sheffield, from Wednesday 13 September to Sunday 17 September. The sculpture, which shows a one-tonne car hanging upside-down from a curling strip of tarmac, has appeared overnight on Sheffield Road, close to the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, which will ...

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Job seekers walking their way to success to get a makeover


12 September 2017 ‘Walking for Purpose has helped me improve my health and given me the skills to get job interviews. I still need to improve my general appearance and have the chance to wear a suit so I can make a better impression on a prospective employer’. This is the experience of Michael who has been attending a job ...

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Boeing begins construction on its first European production facility in Sheffield

The future: Boeing Sheffield apprentices on the site of the new factory

12 September 2017 Ceremonial ground-breaking event held at the site of Boeing Sheffield, which will be built alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ‘Boeing Sheffield’ is the company’s first production facility in Europe Boeing chose Sheffield based on its longstanding partnership with the AMRC and because of its partnership opportunities, skilled workforce ...

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How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle helped save WW1 soldiers

Professor Walker's shield

A new exhibition is coming to Sheffield’s Local Studies and Archives Library which tells the tale of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his campaign to save the lives of British soldiers fighting in the First World War. Sir Conan Doyle is famous as the creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. But he’s less well known for his campaign to ...

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Stuff about Sheffield


Looking for Sheffieldish facts, figures, famous faces and funny stuff? Here’s a few for starters but if you need something specific just get in touch. The name Sheffield is derived from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Sheffield is the third largest English district by population. The 2011 census population of Sheffield was 551,800. A third of Sheffield ...

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Boxer lends his weight to help prevent suicide

Johnny Nelson

8 September 2017 A famous boxer and former world champion is supporting a campaign in Sheffield to help prevent suicide. Johnny Nelson, who held the WBO Cruiserweight title from 1999-2005 and is an ambassador for Sheffield Mind, is encouraging people to speak out about their mental health, especially men. He said: “I know from personal experience how mental health issues ...

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Sheffield sees highest levels of investment for a generation as Meadowhall application nears

McLaren moving to Sheffield City Region

Sheffield is experiencing the highest level of inward investment interest in a generation, according to Councillor Mazher Iqbal, the Council’s new cabinet member for business and investment. Councillor Iqbal said: “Our success with the likes of McLaren, Boeing, the Sheffield Retail Quarter and New Era Square is grabbing the headlines. “The city’s pipeline of potential new developments is the healthiest ...

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