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Town Hall Talks for Two Million Trees

Woodland in Glen Howe Park

Monday 15 February 2016 Sheffield City Council is asking members of the public to help it plan future care for 2.2million trees. The council has been working on a framework for a new Trees and Woodland Strategy, which will set out how it looks after all trees in the city; including those in parks, woodlands, green spaces and on the ...

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Can’t wait for The Outdoor City Weekender in March?


Fancy a warm up to the The Outdoor City Weekender held in Sheffield this March? We have just the thing! The 7th annual Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Hope Valley College and is sure to excite and inspire with a collection of award winning films from around the world. Perfect for ...

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Love the outdoors? Love big city life? Play in Sheffield this March – Weekender 11-13 March 2016

Sheffield The Outdoor City

Lovers of the outdoors are in for a treat as registration picks up for the headline events in The Outdoor City Weekender 11-13 March. Through its status as The Outdoor City, Sheffield is growing its reputation as the UK’s leading destination for people seeking outdoor adventure, city culture and rural escapes and we’re in the mood to celebrate the people and places that make ...

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Get on your bike with Sky Ride Local

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Friday 5 February 2016 People in Sheffield are being encouraged to get on their bikes this weekend with Sky Ride Local, as the first guided rides of 2016 take place in the city. There is an easygoing four mile History and Heritage ride this Sunday, 7 February, which starts at Oughtibridge and a challenging 22 mile Tour de Bradfield ride ...

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Today’s Moor Market Roadshow Top Picks

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The Moor Market hits Fargate this morning for the first of our monthly roadshows. The mini-market gives you a chance to sample what’s on offer in the market and each month will bring a different selection of stalls. Here’s our Top Picks from this week’s traders: Worldwide Candy Co. sells drinks, candy and snacks from America, Australia and Japan. This limited-edition Strawberry Cheesecake flavoured ...

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Moor Market Roadshows are coming to town

Market stalls on Fargate

Tuesday 2 February Get a flavour for the Moor Market as Sheffield City Council brings a selection of its independent traders to Fargate – with roadshow style mini-markets on the first Thursday of every month. For one day a month city centre shoppers will be able to sample what’s on offer at the Moor Market and each month will bring ...

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How on earth will they get up that hill?

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At today’s Yorkshire Half Marathon launch we asked people what they thought would help our 2016 runners get up that hill… We spoke to Cllr Neale Gibson, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox, Representatives from Run for All and the participating charities and the one and only ‘Man with the Pram’ John Burkhill. And their suggestions… stamina, determination? hmm not quite!

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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


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

Crowds in the Peace Gardens

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

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

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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