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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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8, 000 new trees to be planted this year in Sheffield

Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy and Community Forestry Manager, Tim Shortland with scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop  planting a large tree,  opposite St Peter’s  Church

13 November 2017 The first trees have been planted to mark the start of  the city’s tree planting season.  The Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy attended the ceremony held in Burngreave.   Over 8, 000 large and small trees will be planted from now until March 2018.  Scouts from the 76th Sheffield St Peter’s Ellesmere Scout Troop planted the first large ...

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Sheffield Archives open online shop of city’s treasures

A festive edition of  a Sheffield newspaper from 1902

13 November 2017 “I was going to put this in someone’s stocking but I think I’ll keep it for myself”. With historic maps of Sheffield, pictures from the two World Wars, Sheffield’s industrial past and much more, many people will be following in the words of Father Christmas when they see what’s on offer in the brand new Sheffield Libraries ...

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Parson Cross at 70 – regeneration in action

New housing in Parson Cross

70 years on from last wave of council housing in Parson Cross, the area is being transformed again In 1947, just after the Second World War had ended, hundreds of families moved into the newly-built housing in Parson Cross, north Sheffield. Even now, people from that city-wide relocation programme of the 1940s talk of the area’s wonderful sense of community, ...

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