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From suicide to speaking out: mental health support in Sheffield

Sean Munnelly volunteers at St Mary's Springboard cafe

18 January 2017 “It’s only by chance that I didn’t kill myself. I’d written letters to my family and friends and went out into the woods with some rope. A little old man saw me and stopped me and that’s why I’m still here. Looking back I’m still shocked about how bad I was.” Sean Munnelly, aged 40 from Burngreave, ...

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Phillimore Community Primary School makes a splash at National Swimming Awards

17 January 2017 Children and staff at Phillimore Primary School have been officially presented with a national award from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox. The award is the Primary School of the Year prize, which was won at the 2016 ASA Aquatics Awards, held in Birmingham. The award is a result ...

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Call for Tinsley Library volunteers

Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road

6 January 2017 Library lovers in and around Tinsley are being asked to help run a new library service starting at the end of January. Around a dozen people are needed to help people choose and check out books and newspapers from the Tinsley Forum on Bawtry Road. A book drop-off and collection point has been running there since last ...

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Street Ahead welcome two new electric vehicles

Two electric vehicles, new additions to the Streets Ahead fleet

6 January 2017 Two new electric vehicles have been added to the Streets Ahead fleet to support Sheffield City Council’s aim of reducing carbon emissions. The vans – which will be powered by electric charging points at the Streets Ahead Depot – will be used to transport technicians across the city when carrying out their site checks. They will be ...

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Carve yourself a new skill in 2017


4 January 2017 Crafty courses are back by popular demand and now available to book for folk looking for a creative new year’s resolution. Branch out and try your hand at one of the many nature based crafts at the Ecclesall Woodland Discovery Centre. From Woodland Coppicing to writing with fire (pyrography), professional experts are offering a new range of ...

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Up to 1,000 new starter homes

4 January 2017 Up to 1,000 new starter homes are going to be built in Sheffield thanks to a successful funding bid to central Government. The homes will be sold at a discounted rate to first time buyers under 40 years old, with at least 20 per cent off the market value. The homes will be built on sites across ...

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Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

Santa Claws bring festive cheer to sheltered housing scheme

20 December 2016 Rescue dogs brought their own brand of festive cheer to sheltered housing residents this week as Santa Paws came to town! The cute canines – wearing their own special Yuletide jumpers – delivered an early Christmas present to older people at Cherry Tree Common in Nether Edge as they were enjoying a coffee morning. The visit from ...

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Apprentices kick-start career in housing

Cllr Jayne Dunn with the Housing Apprentices

13 December 2016 Eleven young people have got their careers off to a great start with a housing apprenticeship at Sheffield City Council. They will spend the next two years gaining valuable skills and experience, leading to an NVQ qualification and the possibility of a permanent job. Their work will cover all aspects of housing, including repairs and maintenance, rent ...

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Council Apprentice Honoured for Top Class Award Nomination

Saeed is congratulated by the Lord Mayor

06 December 2016 19 year old apprentice, Saeed Amin, met the Lord Mayor to be congratulated on his recent apprenticeship nomination. Saeed was invited to the Town Hall where he was applauded by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Cllr Denise Fox for his recent nomination for the ‘Asian Apprentice of the Year’ award. The prestigious ‘Asian Apprentices Awards’ is an ...

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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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Salon paid the price for underage tanning

By law, sunbeds are to be used by over 18s only

16 November 2016 A Sheffield tanning salon owner paid the price yesterday, Tuesday 15 November, after magistrates ordered her to pay £1190, for allowing underage customers to use sunbeds in their shop. Denise Loftus, owner of Bodytan on High Street, Beighton in Sheffield, was given a 24 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay a total of £1170 costs and ...

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Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work

16 November 2016 Sheffield launches campaign to get more disabled people into work. Sheffield City Council is working with businesses across the city as part of a new campaign ‘Opportunity Sheffield, Disability Confident’ to generate new job opportunities for disabled people in the city. The campaign will help employers recruit talented local people with disabilities and provide a free one-stop ...

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World famous author wins at largest ever Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Michael Rosen, overall winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Awards

15 November 2016 Top children’s author Michael Rosen was presented with the Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s children’s book awards held today at the Crucible Theatre. Rosen, best known for his much loved story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ won the award for ‘Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed’, a story about an ordinary 10 year old boy, his ...

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Fireworks of the right kind in Abbeydale last week

Lantern Parade in Abbeydale

11 November 2016 Local agencies have reported a 60 per cent reduction in anti-social behaviour in the week leading up to bonfire night in Abbeydale, with no significant incidents of disorder in the area over the bonfire weekend. Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Police have been working closely with the community and other partners after significant problems the previous ...

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