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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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British Bouldering Championships to be centre stage in weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

28 June 2017 It attracts the best of the best – and this year the BMC British Bouldering Championships will return to centre stage at this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield city centre. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at ...

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Council to recruit more apprentices

Sheffield Council apprectice Anika Zahman

23 June 2017  Young people are invited to a recruitment day as Sheffield City Council continues its drive to recruit future leaders through apprenticeships. The open day is being held on Friday 30 June at Sheffield Town Hall from 10am until 1pm. Opportunities are available in different areas of the council, including council housing, customer services, business support, and parks ...

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Sheffield swimmer makes waves in run up to Special Olympics

Robert and Megan Hattersley

23 June 2017 A Sheffield swimmer is making waves in the run up to the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games and training harder than ever in a bid to win more medals. “When I’m in the water I feel free”. That’s the effect swimming has on 27-year-old Special Olympics athlete and wheelchair user, Megan Hattersley, of Wadsley Bridge. ...

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Ceremony held to commemorate devastating floods of 2007

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, at the new plaque at Nursery Street riverside park, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2007 flood

23 June 2017 A ceremony was held today to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic floods of 2007, which brought devastation to Sheffield’s communities. At an event at Nursery Street riverside park, a plaque was unveiled this morning to ensure that the events of June 25 2007 are never forgotten. Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: ...

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Stronger Together Vigil in Sheffield this Friday

Barkers Pool

22 June 2017 A vigil is being held in Sheffield for the victims of the Finsbury Park Mosque attack, Grenfell Tower tragedy and the London and Manchester attacks. It takes place at 6:30pm on Friday 23 June at Barker’s Pool in the city centre and has been organised by community leaders, working with the council. Shahida Siddique, Chief Executive of ...

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Route confirmed for City Ride in Sheffield

SHEFFIELD FRAME ROUTE MAP newsroom

15 June 2017 British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route for the HSBC UK City Ride, to take place in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. Starting at Endcliffe Park, participants will make their way into the heart of the city centre, passing the Town Hall and Winter Garden, before heading towards Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground. The 8km ...

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Youngsters meet the Gruffalo at Winter Garden Bookstart event

Gruffalo, Oliver Coppard, Lord Mayor, Julie Dore and Jackie Drayton1

12 June 2017 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Gruffalo at a Bookstart event in the Winter Garden last week. Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 300 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part in ...

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Summer set to be a sizzler at the Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

12 June 2017 Cookery demonstrations and an Asian bazaar are among the activities taking place at the Moor Market this summer. The first Moor Market Bazaar will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June), with a range of Asian stalls selling clothes, jewellery, alcohol-free perfumes, loose fabric, halal sweets and more. Previously a success in Rotherham, and now coming to Sheffield for ...

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Council pledges support for festival of film

Doc/Fest in Tudor Square

12 June 2017 It’s the UK’s biggest festival of documentaries, and is currently underway in Sheffield with guests including Louis Theroux, Sir Lenny Henry and Maxine Peake. And now, Sheffield City Council is pleased to announce that it has signed a new three-year funding agreement with Doc/Fest, an event which brings in more than £1.2m to Sheffield each year. Now ...

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City Ride comes to Sheffield – watch the video here

City Ride generic shot resized for newsroom

  9 June 2017 Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your bike and join HSBC City Ride for a ride to remember in Sheffield on Sunday 16 July. As well as cycling on safe traffic-free streets, there’ll be lots of free entertainment, plenty to see and have a go at, and a totally new way of experiencing The Outdoor City. Find out ...

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Art in the Gardens returns for 2017

Rob Walker outside the Crucible

5 June 2017 Artists from Sheffield and beyond are invited to take part in this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition, as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Back for a 14th year, Art in the Gardens will see around 300 artists and craft workers, exhibiting more than 4,000 pieces of their work, at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens on ...

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Traditional fun for all the family at city’s May Fayre

Dr Phantasma's Sideshow

15 May 2017 Enjoy a day of traditional family fun at this year’s Weston Park May Fayre, taking place on Sunday 21 May. Attractions are set to include live music on the restored Victorian bandstand, classic and vintage cars, art and craft activities, a vintage and artisan craft marquee, children’s rides, an exhibition from the National Fairground and Circus Archive, ...

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Sheffield to host 2017 HSBC UK National Circuit Championships

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10 May 2017 British Cycling today (Wednesday 10 May) announced that Sheffield: The Outdoor City will host the 2017 HSBC UK | National Circuit Championships. The championships on Wednesday, 19 July will bring an exciting evening of bike racing to the city, in which men’s and women’s titles will be decided. One of the highlights of the elite road racing calendar, the ...

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Bigger and better Cliffhanger set for city centre return

British Bouldering Championships 2016 in Devonshire Green

9 May 2017 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, ...

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