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Hundreds take part to city-wide campaign to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation

Theatre performance of it's not okay

22 December 2017 Hundreds of parents, teachers, social workers, and nursery staff have attended workshops, and training sessions as part of the NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board campaign to tackle child sexual abuse and exploitation, ‘it’s not okay’. The yearlong campaign which began in May 2017 aims to educate children, parents and the wider public about abuse and exploitation, ...

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Local students awarded cash prizes for enterprising start ups

Noah Kitchen, James Wheeler and Harrison Dimelow from Stocksbridge High

22 December 2017 Literary Lanterns, from Stocksbridge School, has beaten off competition from hundreds of students to win a £150 Flying Start award as part of Sheffield City Council’s BiG Challenge 11. The interim Flying Start awards were presented to students last week for getting their businesses quickly of the ground. Over 200 teams, from 20 Sheffield schools and colleges, ...

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Archaeologists uncover lost history of Sheffield’s medieval castle

Sheffield Castle Gate  reconstruction

December 21 2017 Press Release issued by Sheffield University Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield have uncovered the forgotten history of one of northern England’s most significant medieval castles. The study, led by Professor John Moreland, Professor Dawn Hadley and Dr Gareth Dean from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology, in collaboration with Museums Sheffield and archaeological specialists in ...

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Domestic abuse helpline wins national award

Alison Toulson from Action with the helpline award

20 December 2017 Sheffield’s domestic abuse helpline has won a national award for the impact it has in helping its callers. The helpline, which is open seven days a week and over the Christmas period (apart from the Bank Holidays), won third place in the category: “Best Helpline Sector Contributor” at the Helplines Partnership’s annual Helpline Awards. The domestic abuse ...

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State of the art hydrogen vans give Sheffield drive to improve air quality

Jack Scott tries out one of the new hydrogen vehicles

Tuesday 19 December Move over van diesel, Sheffield is leading the drive to improve the city’s air quality with five new state-of-the-art hydrogen powered vehicles. The Christmas delivery means that Sheffield has the largest fleet of the environmentally-friendly vehicles other than Transport For London, with the promise of more to come. The five vans follow hot on the heels of ...

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Sheffield librarian receives national honour

Anne Frost Canva

15 December 2017 One of Sheffield City Council’s librarians has won a national award in BookTrust’s 25th Anniversary Awards. Early years librarian, Anne Frost, was given the Bookstart Coordinator Award for her work to encourage families to read with very young children, especially in deprived areas. Anne has worked for the council’s library service for the past 30 years and ...

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The baby Jesus finds room at the… Moor Market

Advent Calendar in Moor Market

This year a historic city centre church will be hosting two of its carol services in the Moor Market. Father Grant Naylor, of St Matthew’s Church on Carver Street, is holding two mini carol services on Saturday 16 and 23 December, at 12noon and everyone is welcome. Father Naylor and his congregation have built up close links with the Market ...

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New plan to prevent people from becoming homeless

Homeless strategy

14 December 2017 A five year strategy to minimise homelessness in Sheffield was agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet on Wednesday, 13 December. Between 2010 and 2016, Sheffield has seen a 60% reduction in the number of people that are homeless and have the greatest need of rehousing by the council, compared to a national increase of more than 30%. ...

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Council to replace 41 memorial trees and plant 300 more

Town Hall

13 December 2017   Sheffield City Council has today decided that, for the first time, it will guarantee in perpetuity the replanting of any war memorial tree that has to be replaced and will plant 300 new memorial trees in the city’s parks.   This comes following a council decision to replace 41 existing memorial street trees, which are causing significant ...

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Education, trade and development partnerships continue to grow with China

The site of the planned Sheffield Business Incubator in Chengdu

13 December 2017 New Sheffield school in Chengdu will provide great education opportunities in both cities Business partnerships grow with Sheffield Business incubator set to open in high-tech zone next year (image attached) A new school in one of China’s biggest cities will have a real Sheffield flavour and will offer Sheffield’s young people direct access to Chinese language and ...

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Millhouses Park serves up an ace with a win at tennis awards

Alison Steel, Partnership Manager at Parks Tennis CIC, Paul Billington, Director of Culture and Environment at Sheffield City Council, Jess Redfearn                                           Community Tennis Manager at Parks Tennis CIC

13 December 2017 Millhouses Park has been voted the best Community Venue in Yorkshire at the annual Yorkshire Tennis Awards. Judges praised the council and its partners for boosting the popularity of grassroots tennis and investing in its future at the ceremony, in Leeds. Adrian Waite, Lawn Tennis Association Councillor for Yorkshire, one of the judges, said: “The panel was ...

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Uber suspension lifted

Town Hall

13 December 2017 The suspension of Uber’s operating licence, which was announced by Sheffield City Council on Friday 29 November, has been lifted today. This decision follows productive discussions between Uber and Sheffield City Council. Uber provided satisfactory replies to the questions asked by Sheffield City Council about the management of Uber. The new application, made by Uber in October, ...

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Half a million reasons to visit the Outdoor City

Steve Peat races on Parkwood Springs Dual Slalom track. Credit Richard Baybutt

12 December 2017 Sheffield City Council has welcomed the announcement of its successful bid for funding to create adrenaline fuelled city breaks designed to attract international adventure sports enthusiasts looking for new adventures.  Adrenaline Fuelled City Breaks is one of a number of successful projects to receive funding from the Government’s £40million Discover England Fund. The fund is administered by ...

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