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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

James Toseland with Special Olympics athletes

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


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


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

The Light Cinema

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


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

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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