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Landlords fined for housing offences

Safety issues at the home on Club Garden Road included a tree growing through the outhouse building

21 September 2017 A landlord, company director and lettings agency have been prosecuted for housing offences by Sheffield City Council. Action was taken on Wasim Khan, of Abbeydale Road, and the company he directs, Hallam Hills Ltd, over two homes which had not been licenced or maintained correctly. At Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, on 19 September, it was found that both ...

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Chimneys back on the horizon as new cultural beacon for Sheffield

Alex Chinneck's vision for the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, Onwards & Upwards

A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for the city and region. Almost ten years since the demolition of the Tinsley cooling towers, artist Alex Chinneck will reveal Onwards & Upwards – a sculptural trail that highlights the past, present and potential ...

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Book in for business start-up success at Sheffield’s Central Library

BIPC pic

18 September 2017 A new generation of entrepreneurs are invited to free events at a Sheffield libraries’ business advice centre on Thursday, 21 September. Sheffield’s Business and Intellectual Property Centre, based in the Central Library, is linking with other British Library Business and IP Centres for a National Start-up day to support budding business men and women. Thousands of entrepreneurs ...

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First Citylink Tram Train comes into service

Those welcoming the new tram train included Councillor Denise Lelliott from Rotherham MB Council, Clive Betts MP for Sheffield South East and Councillor Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability

14.09.2017 – originally published by SYPTE Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP was joined by transport leaders and representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield today. To celebrate the occasion, Stagecoach Supertram and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) named the first tram after ...

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Director of Public Health sets out priorities amongst national health decline

Greg Fell, Director of Public Health

14 September 2017 The Director of Public Health in Sheffield has set out his recommendations for the year in his second annual report. Greg Fell’s recommendations come at a time when life expectancy improvements have halted nationally, with similar trends being seen in how long people can expect to live in good health – a picture which is mirrored in ...

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Acclaimed ‘peeling road’ artwork arrives in Tinsley

The Peeling Road is arriving in Tinsley today

A temporary and gravity-defying public artwork by acclaimed British artist Alex Chinneck will draw crowds to Tinsley, on the outskirts of Sheffield, from Wednesday 13 September to Sunday 17 September. The sculpture, which shows a one-tonne car hanging upside-down from a curling strip of tarmac, has appeared overnight on Sheffield Road, close to the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal, which will ...

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Boeing begins construction on its first European production facility in Sheffield

The future: Boeing Sheffield apprentices on the site of the new factory

12 September 2017 Ceremonial ground-breaking event held at the site of Boeing Sheffield, which will be built alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ‘Boeing Sheffield’ is the company’s first production facility in Europe Boeing chose Sheffield based on its longstanding partnership with the AMRC and because of its partnership opportunities, skilled workforce ...

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How Sir Arthur Conan Doyle helped save WW1 soldiers

Professor Walker's shield

A new exhibition is coming to Sheffield’s Local Studies and Archives Library which tells the tale of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his campaign to save the lives of British soldiers fighting in the First World War. Sir Conan Doyle is famous as the creator of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. But he’s less well known for his campaign to ...

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Stuff about Sheffield


Looking for Sheffieldish facts, figures, famous faces and funny stuff? Here’s a few for starters but if you need something specific just get in touch. The name Sheffield is derived from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Sheffield is the third largest English district by population. The 2011 census population of Sheffield was 551,800. A third of Sheffield ...

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Sheffield sees highest levels of investment for a generation as Meadowhall application nears

McLaren moving to Sheffield City Region

Sheffield is experiencing the highest level of inward investment interest in a generation, according to Councillor Mazher Iqbal, the Council’s new cabinet member for business and investment. Councillor Iqbal said: “Our success with the likes of McLaren, Boeing, the Sheffield Retail Quarter and New Era Square is grabbing the headlines. “The city’s pipeline of potential new developments is the healthiest ...

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Council prosecutes another landlord on anniversary of illegal eviction act

Justice scales

31 August 2017 A landlord has been prosecuted for illegally evicting his tenant, 40 years ago to the day when the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 first wholly came into force. Mr Suhail Mahmood, aged 30, of Main Road, Handsworth, was convicted at Sheffield’s Magistrates Court on Tuesday 29 August, after telling his tenant to move out and then removing ...

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Countdown on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens

Artwork set against the background of the Botanical Gardens glasshouses

31 August 2017 The countdown is on to this weekend’s Art in the Gardens festival at the Botanical Gardens, which will see around 300 artists and craftspeople exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work. Sponsored by Lexus Sheffield, the event – now in its 14th year – is one of the highlights of Sheffield’s major events calendar, and attracts ...

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Still time to have your say on idling consultation


30 August 2017 There is still time to join more than a thousand Sheffield people who have had their say on whether idling fines should be introduced for parents who leave their cars running outside schools. Sheffield City Council has had nearly 1,100 responses to its consultation into introducing idling fines, which closes at the end of August. The survey only ...

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Book in for visit at Sheffield’s newest library

The Woodseats library is on the ground floor of the brand new Woodseats Medical Centre and Library building

30 August 2017 A new library opens in Sheffield on Monday, 4 September, with more than 11,000 new books. It is in Woodseats, on Chesterfield Road, and is the city’s first new library in seven years. The library is part of a new building which includes the Woodseats Medical Practice. It’s on the site of the old library branch which ...

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