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Work to start in Deepcar on former Brickwork site

A CGI of the Bloor Homes development at Deepcar

30 November 2017 Bloor Homes media release Infrastructure work on a new 413-home development in Deepcar, Sheffield is due to begin by the end of the year, thanks to a joint investment by Bloor Homes and Yorkshire Water, in a partnership facilitated by Sheffield Council’s regeneration team. As part of a comprehensive regeneration of Deepcar, the new Bloor Homes development, ...

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Sheffield’s Disability Travel Service wins national award

Sheffield City Council accepting Modeshift award

29 November 2017 A travel training scheme provided by Sheffield City Council, that supports people with learning disabilities to travel independently, has won a national Modeshift award. The award was presented for ‘Best sustainable travel initiative’ in the education category, at the annual awards ceremony in Sheffield on 9 November. In the past eight years, the schemes (one in Adults ...

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Sheffield celebrates Conference Ambassador Programme’s 10th anniversary

(L-R): Marta Cohen, Consultant Paediatric Pathologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital; Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford; Gemma Tissington of Marketing Sheffield; Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth; and Gavin Brown, Head of Commercial Services at the University of Sheffield

Released on behalf of Marketing Sheffield Champions of Sheffield’s thriving conference scene gathered for a dinner in celebration of the Sheffield Ambassador Programme’s 10th anniversary. Professionals from the fields of academia, medicine, arts and science enjoyed the magnificent surroundings of the University of Sheffield’s Firth Hall for the Sheffield Conference Ambassador Dinner, an annual event that celebrates the conference advocates ...

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Sheffield social worker wins national award

Social worker Dean Radford with manaager Laura Johnson

29 November 2017 A Sheffield City Council employee who helped a terminally ill woman from Africa and her seven-year-old child to secure housing and support in the city has won a national award. Dean Radford, age 37 from Sheffield City Council has won Community Care’s Gold award for Newly Qualified Children’s social worker of the year after helping the family ...

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Sheffield to become world class Extreme sports destination

EXTREME are set to turn the Parkwood site including the ski village into a tourist destination

Sheffield ski village and the surrounding area is a step closer to making a ramped up return to the city as part of a world-class sports, leisure and entertainment development bringing hundreds of jobs to the city. Sheffield Council has appointed the EXTREME Destinations-led consortium to deliver a 48-acre long-term sustainable EXTREME branded sports, leisure and entertainment solution at Parkwood, ...

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Free Wi-Fi on its way to Sheffield city centre

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, left, with Diane Jarvis, David Oliver and Mike Hague from Idaq

Free wi-fi is on its way to the Outdoor City. Sheffield City Council and Sheffield based Idaq Networks Ltd have announced a 10-year deal that will see IDAQ provide free of charge high-speed Wi-Fi internet access in the outdoor areas and public buildings of Sheffield city centre. The service, which will be known as Sheffield Free Wi-Fi, will help the ...

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Community bowled over by one of a kind cricket facility

Councillor Mary Lea with children from Sharrow School

24 November 2017 A batting cage, the only one of its kind in the country, has been officially opened in Mount Pleasant Park. The cage allows budding cricketers the chance to practice their skills and has been made possible with a £28,000 investment from Sheffield City Council and its funding partners. The original cage had been in the park for many ...

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Big businesses join campaign to tackle begging and help the homeless

McDonalds, John Lewis and Virgin Money are all getting behind the Help Us Help campaign

24 November 2017 John Lewis, Virgin Money and McDonalds have joined a local campaign to help vulnerable people on the street, supported by twenty different organisations. As part of the Help Us Help Christmas campaign, staff from the organisations will be at the Christmas market in the city centre giving information about how the public can help for the best. ...

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Phil gets stuck-in in Lowedges

Lowedges Academy and Phil

23 November 2017 Cleaner Sheffield mascot Phil the Bin joined litter pickers in Lowedges to give them a boost. Phil lent a hand to more than 100 children, parents and teachers from Lowedges Junior Academy for a clean up to mark UK Parliament Week (13 – 19 November 2017). Staff from Sheffield’s Streets Ahead contractor Amey supplied refuse sacks and ...

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Meet the influential new companies choosing to expand in Sheffield

Perkbox Sheffield employees with Wayne Adams seated front

Sheffield has everything we need – why would we locate our business anywhere else? That’s the message from three influential new IT and tech companies that have put down roots in Sheffield, creating 220 jobs with plans to further expand and move to bigger premises across the city in the new year. The power trio includes Perkbox, which has taken ...

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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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