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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

Halle Orchestra performing to Sheffield school children

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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Sheffield young people go for gold at South Yorkshire games

Competing in the South Yorkshire's Winter Festival

29 March 2017 Sheffield students came out on top at South Yorkshire’s Winter Festival school games held last week (16 March) where nearly 2,000 students competed across eight games held at the English Institute of Sport. Students from Sheaf Centre of Excellence and Bents Green Post 16 School took part in the sporting events which were hosted by The Yorkshire ...

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Council supports awareness week to help keep babies sleeping safe

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17 March 2017 Is your child sleeping as safely as possible? It’s Safer Sleep Week and parents are reminded of the ABCs of safer sleep for their babies and toddlers. From 13-19 March 2017, The Lullaby Trust and partners want to reach as many new and expectant parents in the UK as possible to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death ...

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Hundreds of students inspired at apprenticeship event

Interest from a student at Be Inspired 2017

17 March 2017 Over 800 students from across the region visited the Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017 event earlier this month (Thursday 2 March) exceeding expectations set by the organisers. Sheffield City Council’s Skills Made Easy team hosted the annual event at Ponds Forge introducing 16-18 year olds to businesses ranging from the Royal Navy and Gripple to BHP Accountants and ...

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Children’s University celebrates its two millionth hour

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17 March 2017 Nearly 37,000 children and young people across Sheffield have clocked up more than two million hours of learning in their own time, as part of the Sheffield Children’s University initiative. The programme which started in 2007, and is the biggest Children’s University in the country, encourages children and young people to take part in a wide range ...

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Beer, music, adventure: this is Sheffield

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13 March 2017 It must be March! The UK’s beer lovers are gearing up for Sheffield Beer Week, taking place at venues across the city from 10 to 19 March, the outdoor folk are preparing for a weekend of adrenaline-fuelled adventure in The Outdoor City and the much-loved classical music scene is primed for centre stage with their annual festival; ...

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Trailer revealed for The Outdoor City Weekender

The Outdoor City Weekender returns 17-19 March

1 March 2017 Anticipation for The Outdoor City Weekender has ramped up another notch as a trailer has been released promoting the action-packed event. Taking place from 17 to 19 March at venues across the city, the event promises to be a weekend of high-octane fun celebrating Sheffield’s thirst for adventure. The headline events of the weekend are Sheffield Adventure ...

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Local councillors want to hear from you…

28 February 2017 Sheffield City Council has been encouraging the people of Sheffield to have their say on local issues that will inform Councillors’ ward priorities. Sheffield has 28 electoral areas called wards, each represented by three city councillors. Each year, every ward in Sheffield produces a list of three or four priorities, and this year the authority wants as many people to ...

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Extra funding to help rough sleepers

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21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be used to recruit more people ...

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Board games at library guarantees a full house

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library

21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend. ...

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