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Smokefree Sheffield marks World No Tobacco Day with new campaigns


31st May 2018   Smokefree Sheffield is marking World No Tobacco Day (Thursday, May 31st) with a string of new campaigns to reduce tobacco use in Sheffield. Smoking remains the biggest killer in the UK, with tobacco killing 16 people per week in Sheffield. On average around 1 in 5 adults in Sheffield smoke and around 5 children start smoking ...

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The Fringe at Tramlines to bring festival feel to city centre

Tramlines Festival

25 May 2018 Sheffield city centre will play host to music, entertainment and food and drink on 21 and 22 July, as The Fringe at Tramlines brings that festival feeling to the city centre. Brought together by Sheffield City Council with funding from Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID), The Fringe at Tramlines will see key areas of the city centre ...

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Rogue trader gets 12-months sentence for scamming retired couple

William COLLINS was sentenced to a 12-month custodial sentence in May 2018 for scamming and harassing a retired couple for fictitious roof repair work.

A ruthless rogue trader has been brought to justice for scamming and harassing a retired couple for fictitious roof repair work. William Collins was found guilty last month of defrauding a retired couple out of £2,400 after his case was heard in Sheffield Crown Court. He was sentenced last Friday 18 May 2018. Collins, aged 49, of Meadowhead Avenue, Sheffield, ...

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Council tenant fined for illegally sub-letting her house

Justice scales

25/5/2018 A Sheffield woman has been fined almost £10,000 for illegally sub-letting her home whilst she lived elsewhere in the city. Haffiza Khan, 49, sub-let her council tenancy at Brightmore Drive while living in a South Yorkshire Housing Association property nearby. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday (22 May) how Khan pleaded guilty to unlawfully subletting her council tenancy at Brightmore ...

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Young entrepreneurs pitching for success

Yorkshire Youth Markets

Ambitious young entrepreneurs are being invited to kick-start their business, trading at the Sheffield Youth Market in the Peace Gardens on Saturday 16 June. In partnership with the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF) and sponsored by Market Place, Sheffield City Council is hosting a one day youth market as part of a family of youth markets being delivered by local ...

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Roaring raptors and prehistoric predators take over Sheffield park

Jurassic Kingdom Dinosaur

Issued on behalf of Jurassic Kingdom 24 May 2018 Roaring raptors and prehistoric predators are taking over Norfolk Heritage Park in Sheffield this weekend, as the UK’s first ever dino-tour – Jurassic Kingdom – opens to the public on Saturday 26 May. The family-friendly event runs from Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June and will see more than 30 ...

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Work on Sheffield’s major roads continues

Nightworking photo

Some of the city’s busiest roads are benefitting from resurfacing as part of the Streets Ahead programme, which will see a long-term investment in Sheffield’s road network. The Council’s highways contractor, Amey, has started work on the next significant phase of the city-wide resurfacing programme which includes improvements to main roads in the Attercliffe and Tinsley areas as well as ...

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Red carpet event to mark the closing event of Sheffield’s “It’s Not OK” child sexual abuse and exploitation campaign

Theatre performance of it's not okay

21 May 2018 Issued on behalf of NSPCC and Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board Red carpet event to mark the closing event of Sheffield’s “It’s Not OK” child sexual abuse and exploitation campaign The NSPCC and Sheffield’s Safeguarding Children Board are hosting a red carpet event to mark the end of the city’s year-long “It’s Not Ok” campaign tackling child sexual abuse and ...

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Steel signing event marks next stage of new school build

Here's looking at you kids: Future pupils at Astrea at the site with councillor Jackie Drayton and others

Pupils of the new Astrea Academy Sheffield, due to start there in September, joined parents, staff, head teachers, members of the Astrea Trust, Kier Construction, officers from the council and Councillor Jackie Drayton to sign a steel frame at the new school. The event marked the completion of the steel work before the cladding and brickwork is added and the signed ...

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Woman helps to Clean Sheffield ‘one village at a time’

Geraldine's litter pickers 1

18 May 2018 A woman from Sheffield is tackling litter head-on by helping to rid communities of rubbish, one village at a time. Geraldine Houlton from Fulwood, who until recently was a full-time carer for her elderly mum, has vowed to support Sheffield City Council’s Clean Sheffield campaign and is now on the lookout for fellow litter heroes to join ...

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Sheffield Hallam teams up with city council and youth charity to make some noise about discrimination

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2018

16 May 2018 Release by Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Hallam teams up with city council and youth charity to make some noise about discrimination Students and staff from Sheffield Hallam University are joining forces with city youth charity SAYiT and Sheffield City Council to raise awareness of biphobia, transphobia and homophobia. They are holding an event to mark the International ...

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New cabinet member listens to views on street tree replacement

Cllr Lewis Dagnall

17 May 2018 The new cabinet member responsible for the environment and street scene portfolio at Sheffield City Council is making the most of his first day in post by meeting with those involved in, and with views on, the Streets Ahead programme. Councillor Lewis Dagnall, whose position on the cabinet was officially confirmed yesterday, will spend today meeting with ...

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Cabinet changes at Sheffield City Council

Town Hall

16 May 2018 Following the Sheffield City Council Annual General Meeting there are changes to the Cabinet. A new portfolio for Education and Skills has been created. The previous Transport and Infrastructure portfolio is merged with the Planning and Development portfolio to bring together planning, transport and housing development. The Cabinet members and portfolios are now: Councillor Julie Dore – Chair ...

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Have your say on This Is Sheffield plan

The new This Is Sheffield city centre plan

17 May 2018 Sheffielders are being urged to have their say on how the city centre is changing at the launch of a new consultation today. The Sheffield City Centre Plan This Is Sheffield – which is intended to cover development in the city until 2028 – has been launched with Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment, ...

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