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Moor Market offers free family fun at half term

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27 October 2017 If you have children and want to keep them entertained during October half term the Moor Market is providing free, fun filled activities for the whole family. In a new,  exciting partnership with Children’s University (CU)  the Moor Market will become a giant quiz zone.  Each day youngsters who come to the market will be able to complete ...

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Thousands expected at city centre Halloween extravaganza

Scary face painting at Out of this World

26 October 2017 Back for its fourth year, Out of This World takes over Sheffield City Centre this Sunday 29 October. This years’ line-up is shaping up to be the biggest ever with exciting new acts confirmed including The Whale, Bewildered Beasts, Funky Dance Fever, Dancing Stormtroopers, Sparky and Titan Robots, Sheffield Robotics and Lightning McQueen. Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet ...

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Sheffield Council becomes the largest local authority to commit to UNISON’s ethical care charter

Carole Ring (Unison), Councillor Cate McDonald, Cabinet Member for Health and Social care at Sheffield City Council, Samantha Hudson (Care worker, Unison member), Dave Prentis (Unison General Secretary)
Vanessa Derwry (Care worker, Unison member), and Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council

25 October 2017 Sheffield Council becomes the largest local authority to commit to UNISON’s ethical care charter Council leaders and UNISON’s general secretary Dave Prentis have today signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. The move sets out a series of commitments to protect local care workers’ rights, benefitting both local care staff and Sheffield residents. Signing the council up ...

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Ground breaking ceremony marks beginning of new school build

Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of Operations at Astrea Academy Trust, Councillor Jackie Drayton, John Doyle, Director of Business Strategy at Sheffield City Council and Nick Shepherd, Director at Kier at Astrea Academy Sheffield site.

25th October 2017 A new school for the north of Sheffield has celebrated the start of construction work on the new buildings which will make up the Astrea Academy at Woodside. The campus will incorporate the existing Grade II listed former Pye Bank School, which is currently being refurbished completing the state of the art accommodation for children and young ...

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Nearly 1,000 new houses to be built in Sheffield

Representatives from Keepmoat and Sheffield Housing Company with Cllrs Julie Dore and Olivia Blake

24 October 2017 More than 850 new homes are set to be built across Sheffield – including areas of Manor, Norfolk Park and Parson Cross. Sheffield Housing Company, set up by Sheffield City Council in partnership with Keepmoat and Great Places in 2011 to kick-start housebuilding in the city  has delivered more than 400 new homes  and developed skills and apprenticeship ...

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Celebration event marks transformation of University of Sheffield campus

Members of the city centre regeneration team with the new Henderson's bottles

The University of Sheffield, Sheffield City Council and Sheffield City Region have today (Monday 23 October 2017) marked the redevelopment of some of the major public spaces around the University’s campus. The transformation of Leavygreave Road and Portobello into a stunning public space with safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as sitting out and open air working areas ...

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Time to get your school applications in

23 October 2017 Council leaders are urging families applying for their child’s secondary school to make sure they fill in their application forms before the closing date of 31st October. Parents will find out the outcomes of their secondary school application on March 1 2018. Parents are being encouraged to make sure they fill in all three preferences in order to ...

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Meet Perkbox – putting its people first

Perkbox operations director Wayne Adams

  Sheffield Operations Manager Wayne Adams smiles at the memory of when Perkbox co-founder Saurav Chopra paid the Sheffield office on Scotland Street a visit. Saurav, founder of a company recently awarded Scale-Up Business of the year at the National Business Awards, sat himself down next to the company stereo, which was belting out some, as Wayne puts it, “Soulful ...

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National Screen Industries Institute could bring Channel 4 to Sheffield

17 October 2017 Bringing Channel 4 to Sheffield could see the broadcaster develop a National Screen Industries Institute that puts it at the heart of new and emerging digital technologies. That was the impassioned view of the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, leading the city’s bid for the broadcaster to move some of its business out of London. Speaking at a ...

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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

HP - newsroom

17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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Caring families needed to adopt in Sheffield


16 October 2017 It’s national adoption week (16th October – 22nd October) and Sheffield City Council is asking for more families to help change the lives of children throughout the city by adopting a child.   Seven children in Sheffield under the age of eight need adoptive families, five of these children are under the age of three. One of our ...

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Community digging plans for better Woodseats playground

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

Release originally from Friends of Woodseats Playground Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park has announced the very first Community Dig Day at Woodseats Park on Sunday 15 October. With support from Sheffield City Council and other partners, Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park is drawing on volunteers from the local community to help create a community garden in the playground. On ...

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Beighton ward by-election result – Sheffield City Council

Turn out 23.78% Spoilt papers – 4 Candidate name Party   Votes   Harper Shane   UK Independence Party (UKIP)   212 McCann Bob   Liberal Democrats   899 Naylor Anthony Richard   Green Party   74 Smith Laurence Douglas   The Conservative Party Candidate   552 Wilson Sophie Jane Labour Party     1640

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Historic times for new city heritage strategy

The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate

A two-day event this weekend will mark a big step forward in the creation of the city’s first heritage strategy. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield (JUHS), a group of community organisations representing a wide range of heritage interests, will launch its vision for the future of Sheffield’s heritage at two events, on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October at Sheffield ...

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Olympic Legacy Park development enters final lap

The Olympic Legacy Park from above

Councillors have given the green light for a grandstand finish at the Olympic Legacy Park with a promise: “the best is yet to come”. Sheffield City Council, working closely with the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, has already spearheaded a new Academy, UTC, artificial 3G floodlit pitch and an impressive community park complete with run route, with Sheffield Eagles now confirmed ...

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