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National Screen Industries Institute could bring Channel 4 to Sheffield

17 October 2017 Bringing Channel 4 to Sheffield could see the broadcaster develop a National Screen Industries Institute that puts it at the heart of new and emerging digital technologies. That was the impassioned view of the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, leading the city’s bid for the broadcaster to move some of its business out of London. Speaking at a ...

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Dutch officials arrive to see how Sheffield Moves More

Delegation of Dutch officials at the Town Hall

October 6 2017 A delegation of sixty Dutch officials has arrived in Sheffield to find out about the city’s successful approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing by creating a culture of physical activity. Representatives from the Association of Sports and Municipal will be spending the next few days touring the city’s world class sports facilities and speaking to local experts ...

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Litter louts fined nearly £7,000


4 October 2017 A total of 17 people caught dropping litter in Sheffield have been prosecuted. Each person was offered the chance to pay an £80 fixed penalty but failed to do so and was taken to court. The offenders appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and were fined £200,  and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £160,  as well ...

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Council boss to answer tweets sent by Sheffield residents

Chief Executive John Mothersole

October 3 2017 John Mothersole,  Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council,  is inviting people to send him tweets to which he will personally respond. Mr Mothersole will be taking charge of the council’s customer service Twitter account on Friday October 6,  between 10am and 12,  and is looking forward to hearing from anyone who has a question about the council ...

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Café owner fined for health and safety offences

Gas burner in Dubai cafe

1 October 2017   The owner of a café on London Road in Sheffield has been fined for breaking health and safety laws. Herman  Mustafa,  of Cemetery Road,  was found guilty of failing to comply with improvement notices which required him to provide certificates to show that his gas burner and electrical wiring were safe at the café he owned, ...

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Trading Standards seize thousands of fake and illegal cigarettes

Trained dog finding illegal  cigarettes hidden in shop shelf

26 September 2017   An ongoing operation to tackle the supply of illegal tobacco in Sheffield has resulted in the confiscation of nearly 14 thousand cigarettes and 3.75kg of rolling tobacco. Officers from Trading Standards, South Yorkshire Police and assisted by tobacco detection dogs, visited several shops across the city. In Darnall officers found cigarette packets hidden in a purpose ...

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Dog owners fined over £2,000 for microchip offences

Justice scales

25 September 2017 Five dog owners from Sheffield have been successfully prosecuted for failing to get their dogs correctly microchipped. The fines, costs and surcharges totalled £2,480 and were the latest in a series of prosecutions taken by the Council’s Environmental Protection Service since the law was introduced in April last year. The owners were required to ensure the details ...

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Sheffield couple ordered to pay a record penalty of £4,000 for noisy dogs

Justice scales

21 September 2017 A Sheffield judge has imposed the largest ever penalty of £4,000 on a couple who failed to keep their dogs quiet. It is the biggest fine to have been handed down in Sheffield for a case of this kind. Sheffield City Council’s Environmental Protection Service prosecuted Carl Collins, 34 and Rebecca Carnell, 27 of Thompson Hill, High ...

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Streets Ahead welcomes nine new apprentices

Seven of the new apprentices being shown around the Olive Grove depot.

20 September 2017 Nine young people from Sheffield have taken the next step towards their long-term career by becoming the latest apprentices to join the city’s Streets Ahead workforce. The group fought off tough competition through a rigorous interview process to secure training contracts with Sheffield City Council’s Streets Ahead Contractor, Amey. Working in a variety of areas, including business ...

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Trading Standards shuts down trade in fake and illegal cigarettes at Sheffield shop

Illegal cigarettes seized from the shop

19 September 2017 A Sheffield shopkeeper and her husband have been fined a total of £750 and £2260 in costs for selling illicit and counterfeit cigarettes and hand-rolled tobacco in their Sheffield shop.  Mrs Jolanta Sidorwicz and her husband Mr Boguslaw Sidorowicz, both of Waterfield Mews, Sheffield, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court, to a breach of the Trade Marks ...

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THOR’S tipi bar returns to Sheffield


18 September 2017 This November the ever-popular and highly-acclaimed THOR’S tipi bar will make a welcome return to Sheffield city centre, running from 21 November right through until 31 December 2017. Last year saw the arrival of THOR’S to Sheffield for the very first time and in just six weeks over 50,000 people visited this uniquely themed attraction that plays ...

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Sheffield’s Super Sporting Sunday – Travel advice

10k Asda race 2016

  18 September 2017 Excitement is building for what promises to be a great day of sport in Sheffield on Sunday September 24th with the 10k race and Sheffield’s first football derby in five years. Thousands of people are expected to attend and are advised to plan their travel in advance, allow extra time and follow diversion signs.  Even if ...

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All going to plan for Sheffield’s stuck sites

Members of the Council's planning team collected the award from RTPI judge Jennifer Winyard

15 September 2017 A programme that is revamping eyesore buildings ready for regeneration has won a coveted planning award. Sheffield City Council’s stuck sites programme won the RTPI Yorkshire Award for Planning Excellence 2017 in a ceremony held in Hull last night. Judges recognised the way the council’s planning team had used legislation to unlock sites for development including Lion ...

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Lord Mayor’s consort to walk around city boundary for charity

Lord Mayor Councillor Anne Murphy with her Consort Gavin Holliday

13 September 2017 The Lord Mayor’s consort, Gavin Holliday, will be walking 45 miles in 24 hours, to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Fund. He will walk around the city boundary, following a route called ‘The Sheffield Way’, which was written about in 1986 in a guide book by Councillor Peter Price. Gavin Holliday read the book and ...

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