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World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m over 40 years

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14 April 2017   Research commissioned by BBC Radio Sheffield has revealed the World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m since 1977. The annual championship has been held at the Crucible Theatre for 40 years and generates around 40,000 spectator admissions each year.  Spectators from outside Sheffield spend £1.8m in the city on accommodation, food and drink, shopping, ...

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Competition: Win tickets to 40th anniversary of snooker celebration event

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13 April 2017 UPDATE: Our winners are in. Those tickets went faster than Ronnie O’Sullivan’s 147! Congratulations to Sarah Jones, Nick Holland, Dave Shaw, Alex Capel and John Callaghan – you’re going to the Crucible tomorrow! We’ll email you with details of how to collect your tickets.   This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being ...

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2017 Official Tour de Yorkshire Jerseys and Partners Revealed

Official jerseys for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

13 April 2017 News release from Welcome to Yorkshire With just over two weeks to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have revealed the jerseys and full list of official partners. The jerseys for the men’s race (which runs between 28-30 April) are being produced by sportswear brand Le ...

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Children create artwork to celebrate Yorkshire’s biggest bike race

Children from Stocksbridge Junior School show off their Tour de Yorkshire artwork

6 April 2017   Pupils from Stocksbridge Junior School are working with artists to create a striking piece of art to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire. The three day race will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on the afternoon of Sunday 30 April – less than a mile away from Stocksbridge Junior School. The school has a week of events planned ...

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Thousands limber up for Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

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5 April 2017 It’s one of the best-loved events in the region – and thousands are limbering up for a run at it on Sunday 9 April. It will be the third running of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield since it was officially launched in 2015. Since then the half marathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ...

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Strictly seniors get into the swing at Winter Garden waltz

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3 April 2017 Friday nights are not just for late night revellers in Sheffield City Centre, as older people showed when they waltzed and tangoed through the Winter Garden last Friday (31 March). With live music from organist Aubrey Robinson, more than 100 older people put on their dancing shoes and grabbed their partners in the latest tea dance held ...

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Tour de Yorkshire – information for residents

Map showing the five hill climbs in the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

27 March 2017 The Tour De Yorkshire  is sure to bring a great atmosphere on Sunday 30 April, as cyclists make their way from Bradford into Sheffield, and around Bolsterstone and Midhopestones, before finishing at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge. Cyclists will arrive in Stocksbridge between 4pm and 4.30pm on 30 April and cross the finish line at around 5.30pm. Full route details and ...

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Yorkshire’s biggest bike race inspires celebration ale

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22 March 2017 Bradfield Brewery, based in north Sheffield, has unveiled a special beer in celebration of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on Sunday 30 April. The team at the brewery have come up with the bike-themed tipple “Farmers Push Iron” in the build-up to the big event, which will see the ...

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Celebration event to mark 40 years of World Snooker

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14 March 2017 This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. And to mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year’s tournament, on Friday 14 April. Tickets are now on sale ...

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Countdown to weekend of adventure

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13 March 2017 There’s less than a week to go until Sheffield is transformed into a giant adventure playground for the second annual Outdoor City Weekender. The Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, is set to take place across various venues from Friday March 17 to Sunday March 19, with star names including downhill mountain ...

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Sheffield’s Inspirational Women

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8 March 2017 International Women’s Day is 8 March 2017, and to celebrate, we are talking about some of the inspirational women in Sheffield, from athletes to carers, business leaders to scientists. We’d love you to nominate the women who inspire you, whether they are mums, wives, partners, sisters, neighbours, colleagues or friends. Tweet us @sheffcouncil using the #womenofsteel2017 hashtag, we’ll be retweeting ...

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Sheffield shines at LGBT event

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox cuts the 50th Anniversary cake at Sheffield's LGBT History Month celebrations

Tuesday 28 February 2017 Hundreds of people attended events last weekend to celebrate diversity in Sheffield and mark the end of this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. Talks, films, music and other celebrations ran at the Millennium Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Friends of Edward Carpenter and local charity SAYiT. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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Dual slalom race to hit Sheffield city centre

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27 February 2017 Star names in the mountain biking world are set to take part in the first-ever Howard Street Dual, being held as part of The Outdoor City Weekender. The dual slalom in Howard Street will be one of the many events of the Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, taking place from Friday ...

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