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Dog owners fined over £2,000 for microchip offences

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

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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Job seekers walking their way to success to get a makeover


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?


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

Special Olympics

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

MD Jonathan Burrows

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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