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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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Foster Carer from Sheffield Wins National Award

Anne Shaw at the FosterTalk Awards accepting the Long Service Award

Wednesday 2 October 2016 Anne Shaw from Sheffield has won the Long Service Award at the annual FosterTalk Foster Carer Awards in recognition of the 47 years she has spent looking after more than 60 children and young people. Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families, opened the ceremony by praising and congratulating all of the winning ...

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Farm on the move keeps residents hoppy

Residents at Springwater House enjoy an afternoon with animals from Heeley City Farm

21 October 2016 Animals flocked to the doorstep of Sheffield’s sheltered accommodation as part of a brand new idea to bring the experience of a farm to those who struggle to get out. Sheffield City Council and Heeley City Farm’s ‘Farming comes to you’ travelled to Springwater House in Hackenthorpe Wednesday afternoon (19 October), the first time this has happened. Residents ...

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Named officer for council house tenants

Stradbroke tenant Gill MacLaine

19 October 2016 Sheffield’s council housing service has changed so tenants now have named officers serving their estate. The Housing+ service was launched citywide in October to improve support for the 43,000 people who live in a council home. Neighbourhood Officers will cover a particular area or ‘patch’, helping to build up strong relationships with tenants. This will mean: More ...

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Kawasaki look to Sheffield for Tokyo 2020 Games Legacy

Delegates from Kawasaki City visit Sheffield

18 October 2016 Delegates from Kawasaki City with a vision to create lasting Olympic Legacy visited Sheffield today (Monday 17 October) as part of a UK trip to learn from our successes from the London 2012 Games. Kawasaki is a host city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be home to Team GB’s 2020 pre-Games training ...

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An Out Of This World line up for festival of the extraordinary

Scary face painting at Out of this World

18 October 2016 Prepare for ghouls, robo-gadgets and hats with white rabbits as Out Of This World takes over Sheffield City Centre this Sunday 23 October. With this years’ line up in the bag, people can now start planning how they’ll take in all the best sights of the strange, spooky, stupendous and supernatural and put the finishing touches to ...

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Children’s University celebrates golden success

Sheffield's Children's University 50th Gold Award Ceremony

7 October 2016 Last night (October 6th) two hundred pupils graduated from Sheffield’s Children’s University 50th Gold award ceremony. Since it began in 2007, the initiative which encourages children aged 4-19 to take part in learning activities outside of school, has seen more than 35,000 children taking part in nearly 2 million hours of activities. Research shows that young people ...

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Sheffield man fined £3000 for selling illegally imported puppies

Puppies imported illegally

23 September 2016 A man from Sheffield has been prosecuted and fined £3470 for selling puppies illegally imported from abroad. Mr Istvan Kiss, 46, of Burngreave Road, pleaded guilty yesterday (Thursday 22 September) at the Magistrates’ Court to bringing dogs into the country without the correct health certificate, and without notifying the appropriate Government department that they were being imported. ...

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Grey to Green scheme is a “blooming” success

Public artwork placed on Snig Hill as part of the Grey to Green scheme

23 September 2016 The awards cabinet is growing for Sheffield’s new Grey to Green regeneration programme – after it scooped two coveted Yorkshire In Bloom awards. The Grey to Green scheme, which has turned a redundant former inner ring road into a series of innovative meadows, public spaces and art whilst also providing flood prevention, won the 2016 Yorkshire Rose ...

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Sheffield businesses inspected for gas safety

Gas flame

 21 September 2016 In support of Gas Safety Week (19-25 September 2016), Sheffield City Council are spot checking businesses in areas across the city to make sure they are gas safe. Inspectors from the Health and Safety Enforcement Team are visiting businesses in Sheffield, with a focus on food outlets, to make checks on the maintenance of gas installations and ...

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