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Tramlines Festival Makes First Lineup Announcement For 10th Edition


Originally released by Tramlines Tramlines Festival Makes First Lineup Announcement For 10th Edition The highly anticipated 10th edition of Tramlines Festival boasts its biggest, broadest and best line-up of musical talent yet for the new location on Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018. Household names from the worlds of indie, rock and roll, garage, rap, pop ...

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Campaign for a Smokefree Sheffield launched


9 February 2018 Campaign for a Smokefree Sheffield launched                 A new campaign has been launched to reduce tobacco use in Sheffield. Set up to help smokers, non-smokers, quitters and the whole community work towards a future without tobacco, Smokefree Sheffield brings the city’s tobacco control board and local services together under one umbrella. It has launched a new website – www.smokefreesheffield.org ...

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Survey reveals what people think of West street area of the city centre

West Street

9 February 2018 People across Sheffield have revealed what they think of the West Street and Devonshire Green area of the city centre in a survey published today. Over half of them, 56 per cent, said they would recommend a visit to the West Street and Devonshire Green area of the city centre. The same number agreed or strongly agreed ...

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Sheffield City Council introduce new Baby Safe champions

Baby Safe Champions (left to right) Julia Thompson, Shahida Siddique, Councillor Jackie Drayton, Henrietta Mlalazi, Sarah Salway, Greg Fell, Dr Margaret Ainger, Paula Schofield

8 February 2018 Twelve champions from across the city have come together today to launch a programme to reduce baby deaths across the city. In Sheffield, every year, four out of every 1,000 babies die before they reach the age of one. Sheffield’s twelve Baby Safe Champions come from a variety of  backgrounds and experiences and will highlight initiatives which ...

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Abandoned playgrounds shine a light on ski village


A team of ‘urban athletes’ took a summer holiday last year travelling round the UK on a reclaimed double decker bus, courtesy of Sheffield film company Salt Street Productions. The resulting ‘Britain’s Abandoned Playgrounds’ films depict freerunning, BMX cycling, slacklining, highlining, skateboarding (and more) around a series of forgotten and neglected industrial, military or leisure sites. The athletes (all under ...

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Sheffield scoops Best Bar None award

From left, Helen Phillips- Jackson, Strategic Commissioning Manager – Substance Misuse; Tracey Ford, Best Bar None Project Manager, Sheffield; Matthew Burdett, BID Sargeant, South Yorkshire police

7 February 2018 (originally released by Sheffield Bid) Sheffield’s Best Bar None scheme has been awarded the Most Innovative Scheme at the national Best Bar None Awards. The awards, which recognise the promotion of responsible management and operation of venues which are licensed to sell alcohol, named Sheffield’s Best Bar None Champion Scheme as the most innovative scheme in the ...

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National league tables highlight strong performance in Sheffield’s schools

Handsworth Grange School

7 February National secondary league tables show that Sheffield schools continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs for the second year in a row. The league tables also highlight an increase in the number of high performing schools in Sheffield with nearly half of all our secondary schools featuring in the well above average and above average categories. ...

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Council publishes budget proposals

Town Hall

7 February 2018 Sheffield City Council has today published proposals that will meet the challenge of a £44 million funding gap next year due to rising demand for essential council services and further government austerity cuts. Proposals brought forward to meet the budget gap include £3 million of savings through renegotiations on the Veolia waste contract, an increase to the ...

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#Vote100: Lasting recognition at Sheffield’s former women’s Suffrage Shop

Suffrage shop plaque - chapel walk

6 February 2018 As Britain marks 100 years since some women were given the right to vote, Sheffield City Council has announced that a former suffrage shop on Chapel Walk in Sheffield, will have a commemorative plaque installed at the site. Following a successful crowd-funding appeal, Deputy Leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Olivia Blake gathered at the site today, ...

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Takeaway owner fined for food fraud

Justice scales

6 February 2018 A fast food fraudster has been fined after switching kebab meat from lamb to beef, in an effort to cut costs. Azhar Hussain was ordered by Sheffield Magistrates Court, on 18 January 2018 to pay £1, 440 after being caught selling a lamb kebab which turned out to be beef. The case was brought by Sheffield City ...

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Streets Ahead apprentices achieve Duke of Edinburgh awards

Amey Bronze DofE awards Jan 18

6 February 2018 Amey apprentices working on the Sheffield Streets Ahead and Norfolk Street Lighting contracts have received their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards (DofE). The achievements of the eight youngsters highlight how Amey continue to support the skills of young people in its workforce. The group worked towards the awards while completing apprenticeships in highway maintenance, vehicle maintenance, street lighting, customer services, electrical operative and finance. They ...

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Beat the morning commute by running to work

Vicky Penn in Meersbrook Park (picture: David Bocking)

heffield’s running boom is leading more and more workers to leave the car and bus behind and commute in their trainers instead. Local runners say the Outdoor City is ideal for ‘run commuting’ or ‘rummuting,’ because they can choose commuter routes through parks, off-road trails or even along riversides. Matt Barton sometimes fits in an extra long run early in the ...

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Council agrees plan to save priority butterfly


A plan to safeguard a rare butterfly inhabiting a tree in Nether Edge has been written by the Council assisted by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation. The tree, which is causing severe damage to the highway, will undergo essential safety works to  mitigate the risk of the tree branches failing due to decay, but will be retained ...

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