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Christmas lights switch on draws one of the biggest crowds

Christmas 2017 crowds

20 November 2017 More than 37, 0000 people turned out to see the Christmas lights switch on in Sheffield yesterday. The crowd was one of the biggest in recent years for the annual event. The honour of switching on the lights fell to Sheffield singing talent and Britain’s Got Talent finalist Kyle Tomlinson and The X Factor quarter finalist, Sam ...

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Carers Rights Day 2017

Sheffield Carers Centre provide support to carers across the city

20 November 2017 Carers are being urged to contact specialist support workers as part of a national day promoting their rights. Sheffield Carers Centre and Sheffield Young Carers provide help and support to adult and young carers in Sheffield. They are running events in Sheffield on Friday 24 November, as part of the national Carers Rights Day. These include: Sheffield ...

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Moor Market traders raising money for BBC Children In Need

Moor Market, Sheffield

16 November 2017 Shoppers who visit Moor Market on Friday 17 November will be greeted by stallholders dressed in pyjamas. But it is not a case of people forgetting to dress rather a chance to raise money for a good cause. Traders will be raising money for BBC Children In Need and many of them are swapping their daywear for ...

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Britain’s Got Talent stars and 3D illuminated butterflies brighten up the Christmas light switch on

3D Illuminated Butterflies

16 November 2017 Sheffield singing talent and Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Kyle Tomlinson, will be performing at the Christmas lights switch on, this Sunday 19 November. He will be joined by fellow BGT finalists The Pensionalities, and a quarter finalist from this year’s The X Factor will be making a surprise appearance. Their identity will be revealed on the night but the ...

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Sheffield children perform in youth proms at Royal Albert Hall

Young musicians from across South Yorkshire performing at the Royal Albert Hall

                                                          15 November 2017  Over 700 young musicians from South Yorkshire took to the stage to perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Monday 13 November. Sheffield’s Music Hub arranged for performances from young musicians from four of Sheffield schools; Lound Junior primary, Carfield primary, Parsons Cross Church of England primary and Nether Green Junior. They were also joined ...

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Designs by Sheffield students unveiled on city’s gritters

Gritter design unveil

15 November 2017 Creative designs by three students from Sheffield were unveiled on the Streets Ahead gritters today by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy. Just in time for the winter season, the three designs, which include a snowy scene of Sheffield, will be seen on the vehicles as they travel on the city’s roads this winter. As part of ...

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Week of events to help people stay safe in Sheffield

Screen shot of video

15 November 2015 “It’s important that our people in Sheffield feel safe. We know that our vulnerable people are more at risk from people who would misuse them and we all need to play our part to keep them safe.” That’s the view of the Chair of Sheffield Safeguarding Board, Jane Haywood, who is joining the city council and partners ...

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Ecclesall school expansion plans given go ahead

An artist's impression of the extended Ecclesall Infant School.

15 November 2017 Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for the expansion of  buildings at Ecclesall Infant School which will bring Ecclesall Infants and Juniors together onto one site. The expansion will see the existing site change from a 240-place infant primary school to a 630-place infant and junior school. Balfour Beatty will carry out the work, and the ...

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30th birthday celebrations for Chapeltown library

15 November 2017 A local library marked its 30th anniversary this month hosting a celebration coffee morning with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield and local school children, as well as a number of events throughout the next few weeks. Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture, Parks and Leisure, said: “I’m delighted we’re celebrating thirty years since Chapeltown Library opened ...

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HSBC employees looking forward to Grosvenor House

HSBC's new building Grosvenor House

Employees at HSBC have selected Grosvenor House as the name for the striking new office being built as part of Phase 1 of Sheffield Retail Quarter.  HSBC employees put forward several possible names for the development, and through an internal ballot, got to vote for their favourite. The winning name, Grosvenor House, was the clear favourite and celebrates the heritage ...

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Mentoring scheme turns around young person’s life

Jody speaking at a Diana Award event

15 November 2017 Jody, age 13 from Sheffield was left unable to trust anyone or build positive meaningful relationships, when she came into foster care. Since becoming involved in a mentoring scheme, run by Diana Award at Chaucer School, Sheffield, she has managed to turn her life around.  Recently she spoke at a Diana Award event attended by the Duke ...

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People urged to get checked for HIV during national testing week

The Plusme team giving HIV the finger

14 November 2017 People urged to get checked for HIV during national testing week Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 18 November. This year’s campaign ‘Give HIV the finger’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis and emphasising the simplicity of the finger prick test. Research shows ...

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TV presenter Rob Walker chooses winning portrait of himself!

Rob Walker and Cynthia Dibbo with the winning portrait

14 November 2017 Sports TV presenter,  Rob Walker,  has picked Cynthia Dibbo as the winning artist for this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition. As Master of Ceremonies at the World Snooker Championships in Sheffield and a regular presence on our TV screens , Rob Walker,  is used to seeing his face on television but he still found it unnerving walking ...

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Council seeks views on improving the safety of privately rented homes

London Road falls into the proposed area for a new selective licensing scheme

14 November 2017 A 13 week consultation is soon to start on a new landlord licensing scheme to improve the safety and standard of privately rented homes and how they are managed. Sheffield City Council is proposing a selective licensing scheme for sections of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road after inspections found three in four rented properties in ...

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Sheffield Council and Bus Partnership announce Christmas travel deals

Sheffield Sleigh Bar

13 November 2017 Experiencing Sheffield at Christmas looks set to be the best – and cheapest – yet with offers to get into the city centre announced for cars and buses. The festive bus offer Plus One means anyone with a day, week or month ticket can bring along another person for free on journeys in Sheffield into the city ...

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