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Digital technology institute at the heart of Sheffield Channel 4 bid

Channel 4 - Sheffield

14 July 2017 Plans to move Channel 4 to Sheffield could lead to a national institute of digital talent and technology being established in the city. Sheffield City Council, which is leading the city’s bid to establish a northern base for the broadcaster, has also released a new image of what a new site could look like at the entrance ...

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Lord Mayor of Sheffield 120th Anniversary

Newly-weds Peter Thomas Hodges and Hannah Rose Bee Whitelam with Lord Mayor and Consort

13 July 2017 It’s officially the 120th anniversary of the Grant of the Title of Lord Mayor of Sheffield – 120 years since Sheffield became a city – and to mark the occasion a couple from Sheffield, who married today, got a little surprise from current Lord Mayor, Councillor Anne Murphy. Hannah Rose Bee Whitelam and Peter Thomas Hodges were ...

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School leavers encouraged to take up vaccines

A group of students smiling and talking to each other

13 July 2017 Teenagers and students who are eligible for the MMR and meningitis vaccines are being encouraged to ensure they take them up this summer – before heading off to festivals or to university. The first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine – known as the MMR – is offered to all babies at one year old, ...

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Sheffield set for environmental benefit from HSBC UK City Ride

HSBC UK City Ride Newcastle

13 July 2017 Press release from British Cycling Ahead of this weekend’s HSBC UK City Ride in Sheffield, research has shown clear evidence of the benefits that increased levels of cycling can bring to a city. Research carried out by Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory project has revealed that, when city centre roads were closed to traffic during the city’s HSBC ...

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Hundreds of youngsters compete in Darnall community sports day

Darnall sports day

12 July 2017 Hundreds of primary school children from High Hazels Academy, Phillimore Primary School and Acres Hill Community School have been running, jumping and throwing their way to success in Darnall community sports day (11 July). A diverse group of budding young athletes, aged 10 and 11 were helped along the sports track by sports monitors from Park Academy ...

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Consultation into new sustainability park

Part of the proposed new sustainable innovation park at Claywheels Lane

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say about plans for a new sustainable industry park close to the River Don.  Sheffield City Council is working with a number of landowners on regeneration plans for the former Union Carbide site on Claywheels Lane, which has been largely derelict for more than 20 years. The meeting, which will take ...

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Marchant to join Skinner at HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Katy Marchant - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

11 July 2016 Yorkshire-born Olympic bronze medallist Katy Marchant will be in attendance at this Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Marchant, who won bronze in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will join men’s team sprint champion Callum Skinner for this weekend’s event. Both riders will take part in a variety of activities on ...

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Independent Tree Panel work complete

10 July 2017 Following the completion of all their work, Sheffield City Council has issued a letter of thanks to the Independent Tree Panel for providing advice to the Council on streets where trees are due to be replaced as part of the Streets Ahead programme. The Independent Tree Panel, chaired by Andy Buck, was set up to give advice ...

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Olympic champion to attend HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield

Callum Skinner - Great Britain Cycling Team Portraits

6 July 2017 Olympic champion Callum Skinner will be in attendance at next Sunday’s HSBC UK City Ride Sheffield, British Cycling has confirmed. Skinner, who won gold in the team sprint and silver in the individual sprint in Rio last summer, will start the riders off as well as taking part in a variety of activities on the day with ...

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Adventure book festival returns for second year

Local business Cotic Bikes is exhibiting in the Central Library foyer

6 July 2017 Sheffield’s adventurers, literary lovers and family thrill seekers are in for a treat as The Outdoor City Adventure Book Festival returns for its second year. Between Monday 10 July and Saturday 15 July at the Central Library, there will be a host of author talks, creative workshops, exhibitions and family activities. Most events are free and cover ...

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Dangerous drivers putting Sheffield road workers at risk

Road worker

6 July 2017 Streets Ahead has joined forces with South Yorkshire Police to urge drivers across Sheffield to slow down around roadwork sites. The plea follows a number of incidents across the city which have seen road workers put at risk by people speeding through work sites and in some cases deliberately driving through road closures. Recording and addressing these ...

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Final countdown to weekend of adventure

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

6 July 2017 With live music, refreshments and fun for all the family, this year’s Cliffhanger festival is set to get underway tomorrow evening (Friday 7 July), from 5pm in Devonshire Green. Cliffhanger, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, will be held across locations including the ...

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Damaged footbridge reopened thanks to Streets Ahead

Sheaf Street footbridge

6 July 2017 The footbridge over Sheaf Street which was damaged by a lorry striking it in May 2017 has been repaired and is now fully open thanks to the Streets Ahead Structural Engineers. A lorry mounted crane struck the footbridge with considerable force resulting in the bridge deck being badly damaged and leaving it an unsafe condition. The bridge ...

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Small grants to boost local projects

Fireworks lit up the sky at the Manor Fields bonfire night celebrations

6 July 2017 The Manor sky shined bright last bonfire night, thanks to council funding for the annual Manor Fields event. The bonfire and firework display is one of more than 260 local projects which received a small grant from Sheffield City Council last year. And event organisers say it has brought local people together, helped with community cohesion and ...

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