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SIV selected to run council health and wellbeing programme

Thousands of Sheffield City Council staff are set to benefit from an innovative health and wellbeing programme to improve physical activity levels. Leisure operator SIV has been selected to run a range of fitness classes and health programmes in the Health and Wellbeing Space at Sheffield City Council’s Moorfoot office. SIV’s fitness specialists will initially deliver 14 morning, lunchtime and ...

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The first inner-city trail of its kind in the UK is now open!

Steve Peat races on Parkwood Springs Dual Slalom track. Credit Richard Baybutt

Sheffield-born mountain bike champion Steve Peat tries out Sheffield’s first official ‘dual slalom’ track for the first time. Newly completed, this mountain bike track at Parkwood Springs is now open to the public. Dual slalom tracks allow two riders to race side by side down two almost identical trails at the same time. This new mountain bike track at Parkwood ...

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May Day fun as Highland Fling returns to Graves Park

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Wednesday 27 April Annual festival, the Highland Fling, is returning to Sheffield’s Graves Park this Bank Holiday Monday. Now in its 13th year, the free family-friendly event will be taking place on Monday 2nd May. Featured attractions will include a fun dog show, birds of prey, ferret racing, sheep shearing, train rides, fairground rides and the ever-popular Highland cattle show. ...

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Statement: Hillsborough Inquest

John Mothersole, Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council said; “We welcome the conclusion of the inquests with the announcement of the jury’s formal findings. “I very much hope that these findings will bring some peace to the families of the 96 people who tragically died that day. The fifteenth of April 1989 is a dark day in the history of ...

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Peaty’s Steel City Downhill

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watch now http://www.pinkbike.com/video/442348 Ride Sheffield sent us this awesome Pink Bike video of last week’s Steel City Downhill. It doesn’t look like the snow put anyone off on the day – evidence of the hardened Mountain Bikers we attract here to The Outdoor City. Fantastic to see so many local businesses involved and to see retired British world champion Tracey ...

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Candidates for Sheffield’s 2016 Elections

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Candidates have been announced today for this year’s local council and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, and the Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough parliamentary by-election on 5 May. All of the city council’s 84 seats will be contested in the Sheffield City Council local elections. There will be 372 candidates across the 28 wards in Sheffield, with voters asked to ...

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The Outdoor City secures over £100,000 for major run route project

Image: Runner takes in the dizzy heights of Sheffield; The Outdoor City by Duncan Philpott

Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100,000 of funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed next month (April), with eleven new run routes (ranging from 1km to 10km in length – a total of ...

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Six pieces of advice for my 14 year old self


Rebecca Fielding is the founder of Gradconsult Ltd. As a lead partner working with Creative Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, The University Of Sheffield,  Gradcore and local SMEs  to deliver RISE (a Sheffield-born talent retention scheme) Gradconsult specialise in people and talent management, particularly the graduate market. Rebecca shares her experience setting up and growing her business in Sheffield and gives ...

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It’s hard leaving a steady job to start a company

Hannah Chaplin

CEO & Co-founder at Receptive Hannah Chaplin moved to Sheffield aged 6 and has chosen to make it home for her family and global business. In this interview Hannah explains why. What were your early ambitions? I never knew what I wanted to do! There was always a keen interest in business, politics and economics but I was a big ...

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Be courageous and always stay open to opportunities


Sheffield’s digital sector is experiencing high growth both due to indigenous start-ups and businesses relocating to the city from elsewhere. Businesses cite Sheffield’s enviable talent pool, accelerator programmes and industry hubs as major draws to the city. We spoke to serial entrepreneur Mel Kanarek of Sheffield Digital to understand what motivated her to start her own businesses and why in ...

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It’s a marathon not a sprint!

Paula and Natalie

We speak to Paula and Natalie; partners in lingerie business Lucy May, to learn what it takes to launch a business in Sheffield with global ambitions. What were your early ambitions? Natalie: I was always very creative, studying A levels at Art College before completing a 4 year degree in Fashion Marketing. However, I was also inspired by my dad who’d ...

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I guess I could base my business anywhere…

Julia Harrison

We speak to Julia Harrison, founder and Director of greetings cards and gift ware company Dialectable Ltd. For Julia, Sheffield offers the best of both worlds; the support to launch and grow a business and the lifestyle for a family. What were your ambitions? As a child I had no clue about what I wanted to do.  I had a sense I’d get married and have ...

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It’s the best of both worlds

Liz Edwards

Liz Edwards is Director of Muddyfaces, an outdoor play and learning resources for the education and private market. Sheffield offers the perfect back-drop for this business as Liz explains. What were your early ambitions? As a kid I spent most of my time climbing trees, wandering hill sides, building dens, being out on my bike and very much following my ...

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