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Biggest crowds yet for The Outdoor City Weekender

Sheffield's Michaela Tracy came 2nd in the CWIF women's final

3 April 2018 More people than ever turned out to watch the annual Outdoor City Weekender, an action-packed 3-day festival that celebrates Sheffield’s impressive outdoor offer. Now in its third year, the Weekender – which this year took place on 9-11 March – boasts four headline events, and a host of fringe activities that appeal to all ages and abilities. ...

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Fringe programme announced for weekend of adventure

Yoga in the Winter Garden

2 March 2018 With just days until The Outdoor City Weekender comes to venues across Sheffield, an exciting fringe programme has been announced. Now in its third year, the Weekender continues to grow year on year and with it comes a host of additional events and activities for people to try out whilst they soak up the atmosphere over the ...

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Special Olympics provides huge economic impact to Sheffield

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28 February 2018 An independent report and research conducted by Sheffield Hallam University shows that Sheffield received an economic boost of over £3million during August last year due to Special Olympics GB’s National Games taking place in the city. The Games – held every four years – was the biggest disability multi-sports event in the country in 2017, with 2,600 ...

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Stars are aligned for city centre dual slalom MTB race

Last year's female winner Carrie Poole (right)

16 February 2018 After the success of the inaugural Howard Street Dual last year, the dual slalom race will once again challenge the stars of the UK mountain bike scene when it comes to the city centre on Saturday 10 March. And spectators are in for an extra treat this year as, among the impressive talent set to participate, are ...

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New hub for Magnificent Seven cycle race

Magnificent Seven

7 February 2018 The Magnificent Seven cycle race will have a new base when it returns to Sheffield for the third time on Sunday 11 March. The event will start and finish in Bradfield – a picturesque Peak District village which sits within the Sheffield boundary just seven miles outside of the city centre – to allow more entries and ...

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Entries now open for 24-hour run in Sheffield park

Thunder Run

Released on behalf of PVS Events 29 January 2018 A 24-hour run event is being held in Graves Park, Sheffield, this September. Scimitar Thunder Run: Steel City 24 will take place over the weekend of 1 and 2 September 2018. Hundreds of runners of all abilities will be coming to test their mettle and see how many 5km laps they can ...

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The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield

Howard Street Dual

24 January 2018 The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield for a third helping from 9 to 11 March and promises another action-packed weekend of fun and adventure. The Weekender revolves around four headline events: the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, renowned bouldering competition the Rab Climbing Works International Festival, inner-city mountain bike dual slalom the Howard Street Dual and the ...

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Sheffield celebrates Conference Ambassador Programme’s 10th anniversary

(L-R): Marta Cohen, Consultant Paediatric Pathologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital; Marcus du Sautoy, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford; Gemma Tissington of Marketing Sheffield; Edward Highfield, Director of City Growth; and Gavin Brown, Head of Commercial Services at the University of Sheffield

Released on behalf of Marketing Sheffield Champions of Sheffield’s thriving conference scene gathered for a dinner in celebration of the Sheffield Ambassador Programme’s 10th anniversary. Professionals from the fields of academia, medicine, arts and science enjoyed the magnificent surroundings of the University of Sheffield’s Firth Hall for the Sheffield Conference Ambassador Dinner, an annual event that celebrates the conference advocates ...

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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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