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National Screen Industries Institute could bring Channel 4 to Sheffield

17 October 2017 Bringing Channel 4 to Sheffield could see the broadcaster develop a National Screen Industries Institute that puts it at the heart of new and emerging digital technologies. That was the impassioned view of the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, leading the city’s bid for the broadcaster to move some of its business out of London. Speaking at a ...

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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

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17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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Caring families needed to adopt in Sheffield

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16 October 2017 It’s national adoption week (16th October – 22nd October) and Sheffield City Council is asking for more families to help change the lives of children throughout the city by adopting a child.   Seven children in Sheffield under the age of eight need adoptive families, five of these children are under the age of three. One of our ...

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Community digging plans for better Woodseats playground

Councillor Mary Lea with members of the Friends of Woodseats Playground and their children

Release originally from Friends of Woodseats Playground Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park has announced the very first Community Dig Day at Woodseats Park on Sunday 15 October. With support from Sheffield City Council and other partners, Friends of Woodseats Playground: Graves Park is drawing on volunteers from the local community to help create a community garden in the playground. On ...

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Historic times for new city heritage strategy

The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate

A two-day event this weekend will mark a big step forward in the creation of the city’s first heritage strategy. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield (JUHS), a group of community organisations representing a wide range of heritage interests, will launch its vision for the future of Sheffield’s heritage at two events, on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October at Sheffield ...

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Olympic Legacy Park development enters final lap

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Councillors have given the green light for a grandstand finish at the Olympic Legacy Park with a promise: “the best is yet to come”. Sheffield City Council, working closely with the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, has already spearheaded a new Academy, UTC, artificial 3G floodlit pitch and an impressive community park complete with run route, with Sheffield Eagles now confirmed ...

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City presses Government over rail franchise

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For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press the Government on their priorities ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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Dutch officials arrive to see how Sheffield Moves More

Delegation of Dutch officials at the Town Hall

October 6 2017 A delegation of sixty Dutch officials has arrived in Sheffield to find out about the city’s successful approach to improving people’s health and wellbeing by creating a culture of physical activity. Representatives from the Association of Sports and Municipal will be spending the next few days touring the city’s world class sports facilities and speaking to local experts ...

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Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Poet Tony Walsh join judging panel for new writing competition that encourages fostered children and young adults to tell their story

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5th October 2017 An inspirational new creative writing competition – developed by the award-winning You Can Foster campaign – will encourage children and young people in foster care and fostering families from all over the North of England to tell their stories and so encourage a new generation of adults to sign up as foster carers. And the entries, across ...

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Sheffield social worker nominated for national award

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05 October 2017 A social worker from Sheffield has been selected as a finalist in the Social Worker of the Year Awards 2017 as a result of his outstanding work with children. Dean Radford from Sheffield City Council will find out if he has won the award for the Newly Qualified Children’s Social Worker of the Year on 24 November. ...

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Council responds to further questions on its street tree replacement programme

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5 October 2017 Five years on from the start of the Streets Ahead contract and questions around the street tree replacement programme continue to circulate. In recent years, several misconceptions about the programme have distorted some of the truths, with the long-term benefits becoming increasingly misunderstood. Following a second successful high court ruling and through this third myth-busting article, we ...

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Litter louts fined nearly £7,000

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4 October 2017 A total of 17 people caught dropping litter in Sheffield have been prosecuted. Each person was offered the chance to pay an £80 fixed penalty but failed to do so and was taken to court. The offenders appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court and were fined £200,  and ordered to pay the Council’s costs of £160,  as well ...

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Council boss to answer tweets sent by Sheffield residents

Chief Executive John Mothersole

October 3 2017 John Mothersole,  Chief Executive of Sheffield City Council,  is inviting people to send him tweets to which he will personally respond. Mr Mothersole will be taking charge of the council’s customer service Twitter account on Friday October 6,  between 10am and 12,  and is looking forward to hearing from anyone who has a question about the council ...

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Motorists praised as Sheffield takes IKEA in its stride 

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Monday 2 October People who shopped at Sheffield’s first IKEA store have been praised after a busy but very well managed first four days. Following an appeal to use public transport if necessary, roads close to the IKEA store were busy and the store’s 900-space car park filled up on all four days, but overspill car parking was well-used and ...

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