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And we’re off…the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon officially launched today

Run for All, Partner Charities, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox and Cllr Neale Gibson at the launch of 2016 Yorkshire Half Marathon

Friday 29 January Following the success of the brand new route, launched last year, the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon returns to Sheffield on 10 April 2016. Thousands of runners from across the country will unite in Sheffield to take on the challenging Yorkshire Half Marathon, now famous for its grueling hills, beautiful countryside views and downhill sprint to the finish, and ...

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On your marks get set for a great half-term in the great outdoors!

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Tuesday 26 January 2016 Looking for things to do this half-term? Activity Sheffield and partners are inviting you to take part in their exciting half-term holiday parks programme running throughout the week. Following on from October’s popular half-term events Activity Sheffield is once again encouraging people to get out and about and active in Sheffield’s beautiful parks and green spaces. ...

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Logo and creative identity for Special Olympics GB’s National Games revealed

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Tuesday 26 January 2016 Press release sent out by Special Olympics GB Special Olympics GB is delighted to launch the logo and identity for its National Summer Games 2017 to be held in Sheffield. Special Olympics GB is approaching Sheffield businesses for support around all aspects of the National Games. Local creative agencies, Test Creative and Glue, have come forward ...

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Sheffield remembers the Holocaust

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22 January 2016 People across Sheffield are invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January, at a candlelit ceremony at the Winter Garden. The memorial day is a time to remember the millions of people who were murdered or whose lives were changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and ...

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Stage set for another year of dazzling major events

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

18 December 2015 This year saw the highest-ever attendance at Out of This World, a packed-out Peace Gardens for the Christmas lights switch-on, thousands of art lovers enjoying Art in the Gardens, and the city coming alive with music of all genres at Tramlines. And with details of 2016’s events line-up currently being finalised, it’s set to be another very ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy Christmas Lights switch-on

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23 November 2015 Around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 22 November) to watch champion fundraiser John Burkhill flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. Mr Burkhill took to the Peace Gardens stage to turn the lights on with pop band Stooshe; singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan; the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain; stars of this ...

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Sheffield set to host 2016 Olympic trials

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19 November 2015 Britain’s best divers will arrive in Sheffield next summer – with their only aim to secure their place on the plane to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The British Diving Championships 2016 will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre from 10 to 12 June and will see Olympic nominations up for grabs. The ...

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More famous faces join line-up for Christmas Lights switch-on

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

18 November 2015 More famous faces, including Sheffield’s “man with a pram” John Burkhill, have been confirmed as star guests for the Christmas Lights switch-on this Sunday, November 22. Performing this year will be girl band Stooshe and X Factor singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who are heading up the entertainment programme which begins at 2pm. They will be joined on the Peace Gardens stage ...

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Chart-topping band to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

16 November 2015 Girl band “Stooshe” have today been confirmed as the star guests at this year’s Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday 22 November, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm on the main stage in the Peace Gardens. Joining Stooshe for the afternoon of festive fun will ...

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Festive markets and free parking boosting business this Christmas

Collabro performing at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

10 November 2015 A traditional Christmas is the main theme for festive shopping in Sheffield this year, with independent traders adding an extra-special offer to city centre retail in the run-up to the big day. As well as traders from across the UK and Europe selling a variety of gifts, jewellery, crafts and fresh produce, the Christmas market in Fargate ...

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Public invited to Remembrance Day service

4 November 2015 Sheffield will mark the National Day of Remembrance with a special service on Sunday, 8 November at the city’s war memorial in Barkers Pool. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, will lead a procession from the City Hall at 10.50 am. The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by Captain R E J Crothers ...

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Countdown to a spectacular Sheffield Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

4 November 2015 Music, lights and festive sparkle are set to take over Sheffield city centre on Sunday 22 November for the annual Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens by a soon-to-be-revealed famous face. Musicians, choirs, street entertainers, children’s characters and ...

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Half term sporting fun kicks off

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27 October 2015 From ghost walks to bug hunting, traditional crafts to rounders, children from across the city are invited to take part in Activity Sheffield sessions throughout the school half-term holiday. Following on from the successful “Your Summer Holiday in the Park” events which were held during the summer break, Activity Sheffield is continuing to make the most of ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy city festival

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26 October 2015 More than 30,000 people packed out Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday, 25 October) for the second annual Out of This World festival. From families to cosplay enthusiasts, revellers enjoyed meeting sci-fi characters in the Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, getting spooked on The Moor and being wowed by magicians outside the Town Hall. Younger visitors also enjoyed the ...

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