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City presses Government over rail franchise

Sheffield Railway Station

For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press the Government on their priorities ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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Dutch officials arrive to see how Sheffield Moves More

Delegation of Dutch officials at the Town Hall

October 6 2017 A delegation of sixty Dutch officials has arrived in Sheffield to find out about the city’s successful approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing by creating a culture of physical activity. Representatives from the Association of Sports and Municipal will be spending the next few days touring the city’s world class sports facilities and speaking to local experts ...

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Poet Tony Walsh join judging panel for new writing competition that encourages fostered children and young adults to tell their story

sheffield fostering team

5th October 2017 An inspirational new creative writing competition – developed by the award-winning You Can Foster campaign – will encourage children and young people in foster care and fostering families from all over the North of England to tell their stories and so encourage a new generation of adults to sign up as foster carers. And the entries, across ...

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Sheffield social worker nominated for national award

Dean Radford

05 October 2017 A social worker from Sheffield has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of his outstanding work with children. Dean Radford from Sheffield City Council will find out if he has won the award for the Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker of the Year on 24 November. ...

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Council responds to further questions on its street tree replacement programme


5 October 2017 Five years on from the start of the Streets Ahead contract and questions around the street tree replacement programme continue to circulate. In recent years, several misconceptions about the programme have distorted some of the truths, with the long-term benefits becoming increasingly misunderstood. Following a second successful high court ruling and through this third myth-busting article, we ...

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Litter louts fined nearly £7,000

4 October 2017 A total of 17 people caught dropping litter in Sheffield have been prosecuted. Each person was offered the chance to pay an £80 fixed penalty but failed to do so and was taken to court. The offenders appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and were fined £200,  and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £160,  as well ...

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Meet the work experience placements at Sheffield Retail Quarter

Work experience placement Jack Burrows (Sheffield) Jack was 16 years old when he enquired about work experience with us at our Sheffield City Centre scheme. He was interested in bolstering his BTEC engineering qualification he was studying at school. Jack used his school holidays to spend a week with us. Jack’s experience while on site with us included: Shadowing surveyor, ...

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Council boss to answer tweets sent by Sheffield residents

Chief Executive John Mothersole

October 3 2017 John Mothersole,  Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council,  is inviting people to send him tweets to which he will personally respond. Mr Mothersole will be taking charge of the council’s customer service Twitter account on Friday October 6,  between 10am and 12,  and is looking forward to hearing from anyone who has a question about the council ...

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Motorists praised as Sheffield takes IKEA in its stride 


Monday 2 October People who shopped at Sheffield’s first IKEA store have been praised after a busy but very well managed first four days. Following an appeal to use public transport if necessary, roads close to the IKEA store were busy and the store’s 900-space car park filled up on all four days, but overspill car parking was well-used and ...

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Café owner fined for health and safety offences

Gas burner in Dubai cafe

1 October 2017   The owner of a café on London Road in Sheffield has been fined for breaking health and safety laws. Herman  Mustafa,  of Cemetery Road,  was found guilty of failing to comply with improvement notices which required him to provide certificates to show that his gas burner and electrical wiring were safe at the café he owned, ...

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