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Sheffield schools set to give up loving pop

Fizzy drink cans

14 March 2018 Children and young people in Sheffield are consuming more than two and half times as much sugar as the maximum recommended daily intake, most of which comes from sugary drinks. One can of Cola alone contains nine cubes of sugar, two more cubes than the recommended daily maximum of seven cubes for a teenager. Sugar is not ...

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Pioneering 3 St Paul’s Place sold for £24m

3 St Paul's Place

  Released on behalf of CTP 12 March 2018 3 St Paul’s Place, the flagship office building in the heart of Sheffield, has been sold for £24 million. It has been bought by London-based investment company M&G Real Estate. Developers U+I and CTP, who built the 78,000 sq ft Grade A speculatively, hailed the sale “as a massive vote of ...

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Council put protection at the heart of teen sexual health services

Chlamydia tests available Day Lewis Pharmacy

12 March 2018 Teenage pregnancy rates in Sheffield have almost halved since 2007.  In that year, 49 out of every thousand 15-17 year old females became pregnant. By 2015 this figure had fallen to just 23. Despite this reduction rates remain higher than the national average of 20 and in some parts of the city rates are more than double ...

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Heart of the City II : Next phase of transformative city centre announced


Sheffield City Council has today announced the next phase of work to deliver its transformative city centre regeneration scheme known as Heart of the City II – the new working title for the city centre development scheme formerly known as the Sheffield Retail Quarter. The Council’s bold new plans include proposals for the latest premium retail and leisure brands, contemporary ...

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Council releases more of highways contract

Town Hall

As previously promised and following detailed review, more of the Streets Ahead contract will be released today. Since 2012, the Council has worked with Amey to release contract sections which are not bound by confidentiality as commercially sensitive, and these have long been available for viewing on the Council’s website. In 2017, a review was undertaken and now sections previously ...

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Sheffield welcomes Channel 4’s move to regional hubs

Sheaf Square_Channel4_Cam1

March 8 2018 Sheffield welcomes today’s announcement from Channel 4 to expand their regional presence through three new hubs. Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: “To establish a new, world-leading centre for digital technology in Sheffield, with its proud reputation for innovation and forward-thinking, would be an excellent complement to any moves ...

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International Women’s Day: Supporting Women Against State Pension Inequality

WASPI campaign

8 March 2018 In Febraury Sheffield City Council passed a motion at Full Council to support Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI). Today on International Women’s, Deputy Leader, Councillor Olivia Blake, along with The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy and other local councillors, met with women from the WASPI group who are affected by the state pension changes and ...

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Landlord ‘illegally evicted tenant and forced her to sleep rough’ receives suspended sentence

Justice scales

Wednesday 7 March A Sheffield landlord who evicted a woman who couldn’t speak fluent English from her flat above a chicken shop without any notice, forcing her to sleep on the streets, has received a suspended jail sentence, community service and heavy fine. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court  sentenced Naveed Hussain to 16 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months. Additionally the rogue ...

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Tramlines Festival Announces Second Wave of Acts for 10th Edition

Sheffield band Milburn will perform at Tramlines10

5 March 2018 Tramlines News Release Clean Bandit, Mystery Jets, Rat Boy, Milburn, Everything Everything, Shed Seven, The Big Moon, Nina Nesbitt, Fickle Friends, High Hazels, Oddity Road and more. Once again proving itself to be a musical feast, Tramlines Festival today announces a second wave of acts to play its celebratory 10th edition, including Clean Bandit, Mystery Jets, Rat ...

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Grey To Green blooming into Castlegate

A University of Sheffield visualisation of how the next phase of Grey To Green will look

The award-winning Grey To Green scheme looks set to cultivate new followers – with plans to extend the scheme into neighbouring parts of the city on show from tomorrow. Sheffield City Council has launched a consultation into the second phase of the scheme, which has seen the city’s former inner ring road transformed into a green corridor that is also ...

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Have you considered an apprenticeship after you leave school?

Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017

5 March 2018 Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 7 March 2018, 12:30pm-4:00pm, Cutlers Hall, Church Street, S1 1HG   Sheffield City Council and Fortem, the property repairs and maintenance specialist, is once again hosting its annual apprenticeship event on Wednesday March 7th. Students from Years 11 – 13 from schools across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire are invited to ...

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Council services during winter weather

Town Hall snow

2 March 2018   For a third day Sheffielders are battling with extreme weather and council services are working around the clock with partners to help keep Sheffield moving and working. Streets Ahead – the highway contract run by Amey on behalf of Sheffield City Council is working to reduce the risk of snow and ice forming on the highway. ...

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Families given secondary school places of their choice

Handsworth Grange School

1 March 2018 A huge 97 per cent of children in Sheffield have been given a place at a secondary school of their choice, new figures released today (Thursday 1 March) show. Of the 6,187 students set to start secondary school in September, 97 per cent have been given a place at one of their three choices of school, while ...

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