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Have your say on Green City Sheffield

Botanical gardens - our green spaces and period buildings

The council has launched a debate around how the city can continue on its journey to becoming a zero carbon city by 2050. The team behind Green City Sheffield has launched a survey and wants people’s views on a number of initiatives around its new six-point plan, contained within the Green City Strategy. They are seeking views from residents and ...

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Walk your way round Sheffield’s football history


17 April 2018 Sheffield is well and truly the home of Association Football and we have the pictures to prove it. Photographs from Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information that show the beginnings of football in the city from 1857 onwards have been incorporated into a new smart phone app that maps the key places involved in the creation of the ...

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Sheffield to put forward Channel 4 bid after meeting with broadcaster

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Sheffield will be responding to Channel 4’s call for proposals to be based in the heart of the city after the broadcaster launched its relocation timetable today. City bosses say they are confident that Sheffield meets all the criteria set by Channel 4 for both its new national headquarters and two new regional creative hubs at the All 4 The ...

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Volunteers needed to support children in care

16 April 2018 Sheffield City Council is asking volunteers to come forward who want to make a difference to the lives of Sheffield’s young people in care. They are currently looking for volunteers to befriend and visit young people in care. The volunteers, known as independent visitors, will go out once a month with a young person to do fun activities ...

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More families given primary school places of choice

16 April 2018 More children have been given their choice of primary school in Sheffield, admissions results out today (Monday, 16 April) show. In total 6,014 children received a preferred place, an increase on last year’s results.98.75 per cent of pupils starting primary school in September have been given a place in one of their preferred schools, an increase from ...

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Free family cycling festival returns to Sheffield in July

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12 April 2018 British Cycling and HSBC UK have announced that they will be returning to Sheffield in July following the success of last year’s free, family cycling event. HSBC UK Let’s Ride Sheffield (formerly Sky Ride) will take place on Sunday 15 July, when 6.5 kilometres of city centre roads will be closed to traffic to give thousands of ...

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Breaking new ground on the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre

Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre launch held at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
The groundbreaking ceremony is performed on the site of the new building
Helen Best,  Sir Malcolm Grant (Chair NHS England) , Prof Steve Haake , Vice Chancellor Prof Chris Husbands, Deborah Harry and Alison Metcalfe

10 April 2018 Press release from Sheffield Hallam University  Sir Malcolm Grant, chair of NHS England was in Sheffield today to mark the start of construction work on Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). Set to become the most advanced research centre in the world for developing innovations that will improve population health and physical activity levels, the ...

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Just two weeks left to secure right to vote

Your vote counts - make sure you register to vote

5 April 2018 People across Sheffield are being reminded that the deadline to register for the forthcoming Local Election and the first-ever Sheffield City Region Mayoral Election is just two weeks away, by 11.59pm on Tuesday 17 April. If you live in Sheffield it is your democratic right to vote for your local councillor and for Sheffield City Region’s first-elected ...

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Sheffield’s Youth offending team given national award

Town Hall

4 April 2018 Sheffield City Council’s Youth Offending Team has been nationally recognised for its work with young people with special education needs. Sheffield is just one of ten local authorities to be given the award by the education charity Achievement for All. The award is part of a Department for Education project, to share best practice for young people with complex ...

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Sheffield takeaway fined over £1,000 for food fraud

Justice scales

4 April 2018 Meat substitution continues to be a problem in Sheffield with another takeaway fined for trying to save costs by selling a lamb takeaway which turned out to be beef. Concord Pizza, on Elm Lane in Sheffield, is the latest fast food outlet to be caught misleading the public. The owners were prosecuted under the Food Safety Act ...

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Jurassic Kingdom is set to roar into Sheffield this May

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4 April 2018 Press Release from Jurassic Kingdom Exhibition Norfolk Heritage Park is set to be transformed into a Jurassic Kingdom this May, when the interactive, animatronic dinosaur exhibition comes to the city for two weeks The exhibition, which will see 30 life-size dinosaurs on show, will run from Saturday 26 May – Sunday 10 June* Tickets go on sale ...

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Elections 2018

Register to vote

3 April 2018 On Thursday 3 May 2018 there will be elections to elect councillors for Sheffield City Council. More information is available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/elections2018 At the same time Sheffield City Region will elect a mayor for the first time. Anyone who is registered to vote in local elections for any of the district councils of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham or Sheffield, will ...

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Biggest crowds yet for The Outdoor City Weekender

Sheffield's Michaela Tracy came 2nd in the CWIF women's final

3 April 2018 More people than ever turned out to watch the annual Outdoor City Weekender, an action-packed 3-day festival that celebrates Sheffield’s impressive outdoor offer. Now in its third year, the Weekender – which this year took place on 9-11 March – boasts four headline events, and a host of fringe activities that appeal to all ages and abilities. ...

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Historic bridge gets Streets Ahead makeover


29 March 2018 A Sheffield bridge with a history dating back to the 17th century has been strengthened, repaired and restored to make it fit for a modern day city. Newhall Road bridge over the River Don is one of 240 road bridges and culverts in Sheffield to be given a new lease of life thanks to investment linked to ...

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