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Dig to uncover castle’s history set to begin

Sheffield Castle in the 11th century

Excavations to uncover how much remains of Sheffield’s medieval castle are due to start in Castlegate now that Sheffield City Council has appointed city-based archaeologists to carry out the dig after a competitive tender process. And with the work scheduled to begin in the school holidays and continue into the Autumn school term there will be lots of opportunities for the public ...

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Youth music festival created to showcase Sheffield’s finest emerging talent

The Dark Diamonds are performing at HubFest

28 June 2018 One of Sheffield’s hottest independent music venues will be taken over by a new festival for and by young people this July. Sheffield’s youth festival, Hubfest will showcase two stages of the city’s finest, emerging talent, putting young-people at the heart of the Sheffield music scene. The young-people’s festival takeover at Yellow Arch studios on Sunday 8 ...

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National games agency announces Sheffield’s Castlegate area as its new HQ

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28 June 2018 The BGI, the new national agency for games modelled on the British Film Institute, is opening its national headquarters at the Sheffield Kollider, a new hub for creative and technology industries currently being developed in the stylish former Co-op Castle House in Castlegate, the historic heart of Sheffield. The Kollider building is being renovated with DCMS funding ...

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Developers reveal first plans for Parkwood site

The architects map for the first phase of the Parkwood Development

27 June 2018 The consortium leading plans to breathe new life into Sheffield’s former ski village and the surrounding area have issued a first look at how plans may take shape. A map showing how EXTREME Destinations’ plans for the site could look, together with a first architect visual of a new ski lodge and plans for new mountain bike ...

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Technology leader in hearing solutions relocates to Sheffield

MED-EL Exterior

27 June 2016 A global hearing implant manufacturer has recently celebrated the opening of its new office after relocating their UK operations to new premises in Sheffield. MED-EL, who research and manufacture world-leading hearing loss solutions for people living with a wide range of hearing losses have also this year celebrated 25 years in the UK so they marked the ...

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Pretty Little Thing launch recruitment event

Sheffield City Council, Clipper and Pretty Little Thing announce the launch of Sheffield 615 as they're new distribution centre in Sheffield
Cllr Mazher Iqbal, Umer Kahana from PLT and Steve Parkin from Clipper Logistics

27 June 2016 Online fast fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing.com is hosting a Recruitment Day in Sheffield’s Winter Garden this Saturday, 30 June,  as the brand continues to expand and opens its recruitment to 1,200 potential employees for it’s newly signed 600,000 sq. ft. warehouse in Sheffield. The brand who have previously collaborated with celebrities including Kourtney Kardashian, Olivia Culpo, Sofia Richie and ...

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Chinese delegation shows real connections between Sheffield and the Far East

Delegates from China meet delegates from Sheffield

More than 20 Sheffield businesses have met their counterparts from China and declared that they mean business in exploring links with the Far East. A multi-sector trade delegation has visited Sheffield from China this week led by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Tianjin Sub-Council (CCPIT). Its visit was to understand Sheffield as an investment environment and ...

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Free First bus offer for Sheffield’s Armed Forces Day

First buses will be free for Sheffield's armed forces day and the national celebrations next week

Sheffield City Council has joined forces with First Buses to offer free bus travel for veterans and serving personnel on an important date in the city’s commemoration calendar. People who show their military ID or veterans’ badge on Armed Forces Day this Saturday will get free travel on all First buses. They can join the Deputy Lord Mayor of Sheffield, ...

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Anti-idling policy accelerates on World Clean Air Day

air-ware-school sign

A radical and innovative new policy to get parents to turn off their engines when they are waiting to pick them up from school has been launched today – World Clean Air Day. Signs are being installed across schools in Sheffield which warn that parents could face fines for leaving their cars running – and choke the environment for others, ...

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Buses for Sheffield unveils new vehicles for the city

Launch of new buses for Sheffield

Buses for Sheffield has formally unveiled its new branding on two of its new vehicles for the city at a public event. Forty-four new ultra-low emission, fully-accessible buses have arrived in Sheffield, which feature the recently-launched Buses for Sheffield branding. The mix of double and single deck buses makes up around 15 per cent of the Sheffield bus fleet, representing an investment ...

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Sheffield free city wi-fi goes live On World Wi-Fi Day

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, left, with Diane Jarvis, David Oliver and Mike Hague from Idaq

Sheffield’s first-ever free high-speed wi-fi will be going live across the city centre on World Wi-Fi Day. The service, known as Sheffield Free Wi-Fi, will help Sheffield City Council meet its ambition to be one of the best connected cities in the country and help make the city centre more vibrant. Sheffield-based Idaq Networks is providing the wi-fi service by ...

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Smokefree Sheffield launch marks a change in the city

Quit smoking illustration

Smokefree Sheffield, an initiative that aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking across the city, will officially launch on Wednesday 20th June 2018 with a public event on The Moor in the centre of Sheffield. Smoking remains the biggest killer in the UK, with tobacco killing 16 people per week in Sheffield alone. On average around 1 in 5 adults ...

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Sheffield launches Action Plan for Adult Carers

18 June 2018 The newly launched Sheffield’s Adult Carers action plan will make sure that people in a caring role continue to get the support they need so that they can care for others. The action plan was conceptualised by carers themselves at an event they held and will support their 60,000 unpaid adult peers across Sheffield. Sheffield City Council ...

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‘Sparkle and Shine’!

18 June 2018 The call is out for more Shared Lives stars. Sheffield City Council is seeking to increase the number of local stars who take the opportunity to change lives through the Shared Lives carer programme. Lindsay Wills and her husband Mark are long-term Shared Lives carers for two adults in Sheffield, as well as foster carers for three ...

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