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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

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

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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Council supports campaign to ‘Clean Sheffield’

Great British Spring Clean

15 February 2017 A campaign to keep the city clean and tidy is being supported by Sheffield City Council for the third year running. Keep Britain Tidy’s Clean Sheffield campaign is helping make the city an even cleaner place to live in and visit. As part of the campaign, Keep Britain Tidy will work alongside the Council and with a ...

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Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017

Be Inspired 2017

10 February 2017 Apprenticeships: Be Inspired 2017 2nd March 2017, 12:30pm-3:30pm, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre Have you considered an apprenticeship after you leave school? Skills Made Easy at Sheffield City Council is once again hosting its annual apprenticeship event. Students from Years 11 – 13 from schools across Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire have been invited ...

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Families move into newly built council homes

Cllr Jayne Dunn and Keepmoats Regional Director Nathan Brough presents new residents Sarah and Dean Rayne with a hamper.

7 February 2017 Families have been moving into newly built council houses as part of Sheffield City Council’s work to provide an extra 1,000 council homes. The 51 family homes in Manor and Darnall have been built to the national Lifetime Homes standard and are able to be adapted in future if people need through-floor lifts, downstairs wet-rooms and other ...

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Special Olympics volunteer search hits halfway point for Sheffield 2017

L-R: Special Olympics GB Chief Executive Karen Wallin, athletes Beth (athletics) and Luke (basketball) and volunteer Adam Holder

7 February 2017 A young Sheffield dentist has become the 400th volunteer for this year’s Special Olympics National Games – marking the halfway point of volunteers needed for the event taking place in Sheffield this summer. Adam Holder, 25, from Stannington, joins postmen, students, butchers, countryside officers and many more professionals who are volunteering. Although he has never volunteered for ...

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Victims of sexual violence in Sheffield supported to speak out

Sexual Violence Week 6 - 12 February 2017

7 February 2017 Sheffield supports the clear message that will be promoted nationally during Sexual Violence and Awareness Week this year – #itsnotok People are reminded if it’s not your body; it’s not your decision. Make sure you get consent. Sex without consent is rape or sexual assault. The awareness week, which runs between 6 – 12 February every year, is ...

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