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Sheffield cultural giants line-up to back Channel 4 move

Elizabeth McIntyre

Sheffield’s cultural giants are lining up in support of a Channel 4 move to the city. Sheffield Doc/Fest, which yesterday announced some of the highlights of its 2018 programme, and Warp Films have both written letters of support to the council’s City Growth team, which is leading Sheffield’s bid. Elizabeth McIntyre, CEO of Doc/Fest, said: “We are hugely supportive of ...

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Bid for 4,000 new homes takes leap forwards

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21 March 2018 Sheffield City Council’s multi-million pound bid to enable over 4,000 new homes to be built on 34 brownfield sites in Sheffield has taken a significant leap forwards. The Sheffield bid has been shortlisted along with 44 others for funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The bid is part of the council’s ‘brownfield first’ ...

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Council commits to ethical procurement policy

Town Hall

26 March 2018 Sheffield City Council has committed itself to ensuring high standards of ethical practice in the way it trades, and works with partners, companies and inward investors across the city. A new focus on ethical trade will improve social outcomes for the citizens of Sheffield. A new policy document, signed by the council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Olivia Blake, ...

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Body worn video cameras keeping parking officers safe

Councillor Jack Scott with CEO 974 from Sheffield City Council and the new body worn cameras

26 March 2018 Sheffield City Council is taking action to prevent anti-social behaviour towards its team of Civil Enforcement Officers by issuing them with Body Worn Video cameras. The council’s Parking Services Civil Enforcement Officers – who tackle the city’s problem parkers to keep the city moving and school children safe – have recently started wearing the light-weight devices on their ...

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Council announces record breaking investment in improving Air Quality across Sheffield and Rotherham

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Friday 23 March 2018 Sheffield and Rotherham Councils are today announcing record new levels of investment in tackling air pollution. £2m will be invested from the “Early Measure Fund”. The successful bid will start to fund a package of ‘Early Measures’ to meet the ambitious standards set out in Sheffield’s Air Quality Strategy. Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Transport ...

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Rogue Sheffield landlord narrowly escapes prison

22 March 2018 Rogue Sheffield landlord John Mark Cashin, narrowly escaped prison today at his hearing sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court. On 5th September 2017, Mr Cashin pleaded guilty to two offences of harassment against Mr Joseph Adesina formerly of 61 Woodstock Road, Sheffield and Ms Holly Binns, formerly of 38 Sheldon Road, Sheffield. Mr Cashin has a catalogue of ...

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Sheffielders star in stop smoking campaign

Paul Smith, from Netherthorpe, Sheffield

22 March 2018 Two Sheffield men are the face of a new campaign that aims to highlight even more reasons to quit smoking. Despite it being well known that smoking can cause cancer and heart disease, this still does not convince everyone to quit. That is why Paul and Mohammad are hoping to persuade others to join them in quitting ...

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Hundreds of young people take part in healthy debate

Young peoples debate at Sheffield's town hall

19 March 2018   Hundreds of school children have had a taste of local democracy  in a debate that covered everything from healthy school meals to social media. Students from 15 primary and secondary schools took part in the debates in the council chamber. Two schools debated a topic for five minutes each. The young people then took a vote ...

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Green City Sheffield launched

Town Hall

20 March 2018 Sheffield has begun the journey to becoming a zero-carbon city by 2050 with the launch of its bold new Green City strategy with an ambitious six-point plan and launch of a new partnership to tackle the issues. The report, set to be endorsed by the Council’s cabinet tomorrow, aims to reduce the city’s impact on the climate ...

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Sheffield schools set to give up loving pop

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14 March 2018 Children and young people in Sheffield are consuming more than two and half times as much sugar as the maximum recommended daily intake, most of which comes from sugary drinks. One can of Cola alone contains nine cubes of sugar, two more cubes than the recommended daily maximum of seven cubes for a teenager. Sugar is not ...

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Pioneering 3 St Paul’s Place sold for £24m

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  Released on behalf of CTP 12 March 2018 3 St Paul’s Place, the flagship office building in the heart of Sheffield, has been sold for £24 million. It has been bought by London-based investment company M&G Real Estate. Developers U+I and CTP, who built the 78,000 sq ft Grade A speculatively, hailed the sale “as a massive vote of ...

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Council put protection at the heart of teen sexual health services

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12 March 2018 Teenage pregnancy rates in Sheffield have almost halved since 2007.  In that year, 49 out of every thousand 15-17 year old females became pregnant. By 2015 this figure had fallen to just 23. Despite this reduction rates remain higher than the national average of 20 and in some parts of the city rates are more than double ...

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Heart of the City II : Next phase of transformative city centre announced

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Monday 12 March Sheffield City Council has today announced the next phase of work to deliver its transformative city centre regeneration scheme known as Heart of the City II – the new working title for the city centre development scheme formerly known as the Sheffield Retail Quarter. The Council’s bold new plans include proposals for the latest premium retail and ...

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Council releases more of highways contract

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As previously promised and following detailed review, more of the Streets Ahead contract will be released today. Since 2012, the Council has worked with Amey to release contract sections which are not bound by confidentiality as commercially sensitive, and these have long been available for viewing on the Council’s website. In 2017, a review was undertaken and now sections previously ...

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