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Job seekers walking their way to success to get a makeover

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12 September 2017 ‘Walking for Purpose has helped me improve my health and given me the skills to get job interviews. I still need to improve my general appearance and have the chance to wear a suit so I can make a better impression on a prospective employer’. This is the experience of Michael who has been attending a job ...

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Boxer lends his weight to help prevent suicide

Johnny Nelson

8 September 2017 A famous boxer and former world champion is supporting a campaign in Sheffield to help prevent suicide. Johnny Nelson, who held the WBO Cruiserweight title from 1999-2005 and is an ambassador for Sheffield Mind, is encouraging people to speak out about their mental health, especially men. He said: “I know from personal experience how mental health issues ...

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Are you doing your bit to promote cycling in Sheffield?

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17 August 2017 Sheffield employers and employees are being asked to sign up to ‘Love to Ride – Cycle September’. The programme aims to engage at least 100 local workplaces and over 1,000 individuals in a friendly prize-winning competition to ride the most miles in September. Recent data shows 62 companies in South Yorkshire have signed up to ‘Love to ...

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Everything you need to know about the Special Olympics GB Games and Fringe Festival

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3 August 2017 It’s the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with learning disabilities – and it’s coming to Sheffield in just a few days’ time. The Special Olympics GB National Summer Games runs from Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 August in Sheffield, and will see more than 2,600 athletes competing in 20 sporting categories. An Olympic-style opening ceremony at ...

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Tech entrepreneur makes it big in Sheffield

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1st August 2017 When you’re meeting a person to learn about their business – what it does, how they operate – it isn’t necessarily important for them to tell you their life story. But when the business you are learning about is a market leader, a major employer and contributor to Sheffield’s growing tech scene, you can’t help but be ...

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Council confirms plans to protect rare butterfly species

5 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has reconfirmed its longstanding intention to do everything possible to preserve a rare species of butterfly living in an elm tree in Nether Edge. The council has confirmed that, although the tree has to be replaced because it is decaying as well as damaging the highway, a plan will be drawn up to preserve ...

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Tour De Yorkshire boosts economy by £64million

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com. Omar Fraile and Serge Pauwels celebrate as they cross the line as Pauwels takes the overall Tour de Yorkshire 2017 victory.

5 July 2017 The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire boosted the economy by almost £64million, independent research shows. The race weekend from 28 to 30 April saw a record 2.2 million spectators line the route and spend 8% more than last year. Accommodation spend was up 6.5% year on year and non-accommodation items such as food and drink, souvenirs and transport ...

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Consultation on introducing idling fines to improve air quality

4 July 2017 People who leave their car engines running whilst waiting at the school gates could face “idling” fines – as Sheffield City Council launches a new consultation to tackle poor air quality across the city. This consultation asks for views on whether the Council should enforce new by-laws as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care ...

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Tickets now available for star-studded Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

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28 June 2016 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain Special Olympics GB has announced the Opening Ceremony ticket sale arrangements and entertainment line-up. Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining the Opening Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 8 August at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium. The show will be hosted by three big-name stars – Downton Abbey’s ...

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Businesses and jobseekers to benefit from region-wide jobs board

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15 July 2017 Excellence in research, advanced manufacturing and engineering are among the things driving big names such as McLaren Automotive and Boeing to invest in Sheffield City Region. And with the launch of a new dedicated jobs platform on Tuesday (20 June), these cutting-edge companies are set to find it easier to find and retain talented and locally-based employees. ...

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100 days until the Special Olympics National Games come to Sheffield

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1 May 2017 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain With just 100 days until the Special Olympics National Games come to Sheffield, a flag is flying proudly above Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium – which will host the opening ceremony in front of a predicted 20,000-strong audience on 8 August 2017. The green flag is to recognise the ...

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Sheffield’s newest cinema shines a ‘Light’ on The Moor renaissance

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28 April 2017 The UK’s fastest growing cinema operator, the Light Cinema experience, has recently opened its doors in Sheffield city centre – a move expected to accelerate footfall to an area already enjoying a 21 per cent increase in visitors. Part of a decade-long multi-million pound redevelopment of The Moor, the cinema is the latest addition to a growing retail and leisure ...

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Sheffield to host HSBC UK City Ride

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27 April 2017 Release originally published by British Cycling British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed that Sheffield will host one of 13 city centre, family-friendly City Rides this summer. The announcement of the new HSBC UK City Ride events is the first step in British Cycling and HSBC UK’s ambition to make cycling the most popular activity and sport ...

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Hallé Orchestra brings harmony to Sheffield school children

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5 April 2017 Thousands of Sheffield school children hit the right note at Sheffield’s City Hall last week (Friday 31 March), performing in harmony with one of the UK’s top orchestras. The Hallé Orchestra was back at Sheffield’s City Hall, following the success of last year’s outstanding Concert for Schools. This year they performed to children from 44 Sheffield primary ...

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