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Beat the morning commute by running to work

Vicky Penn in Meersbrook Park (picture: David Bocking)

heffield’s running boom is leading more and more workers to leave the car and bus behind and commute in their trainers instead. Local runners say the Outdoor City is ideal for ‘run commuting’ or ‘rummuting,’ because they can choose commuter routes through parks, off-road trails or even along riversides. Matt Barton sometimes fits in an extra long run early in the ...

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Council agrees plan to save priority butterfly


A plan to safeguard a rare butterfly inhabiting a tree in Nether Edge has been written by the Council assisted by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Butterfly Conservation. The tree, which is causing severe damage to the highway, will undergo essential safety works to  mitigate the risk of the tree branches failing due to decay, but will be retained ...

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Funding secured to develop hundreds of new homes in Sheffield

Council housing

1 February 2018 Council plans to build more than 400 new homes received a boost today. The government has announced support for Sheffield Council’s ambitious plans to build 419 homes in the Manor area, to the south – east of Sheffield centre. The government has awarded £3.6 million to pay for major infrastructure works including roads and footpath improvements, better ...

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Litter offenders ordered to pay £6,800 in fines

Justice scales

31 January 2018 Eighteen people have been taken to court and ordered to pay fines for littering after refusing to pay a fixed penalty. The offenders were caught dropping litter between September and November last year by environmental enforcement officers from Sheffield City Council. The enforcement team has issued 547 notices across the city in the last 12 months. Most ...

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Council recruits apprentices

Anika Malik, an apprentice with Sheffield City Council’s Housing Service

31 January 2018 Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair, 2 February 2018, Moorfoot Learning Centre Sheffield City Council is holding an apprenticeship recruitment fair on Friday 2nd February to give advice and information about careers at the council in housing, customer services, and business administration. Sheffield Council recruits between 70 and 80 apprentices every year and has 28 vacancies to fill in. Anika ...

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250 reasons why Channel 4 should move to Sheffield

Channel 4 - Sheffield

31 January 2018 More than 50 film-makers have submitted 250 clips for a film supporting a Channel 4 move to Sheffield. The clip, voiced by actress Lois Pearson from Sheffield People’s Theatre and featuring many of the submissions, today launches the new website www.c4sheffield.com It features clips from many local film-makers, as well as familiar shots of Sheffield success stories ...

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Tramlines Festival moves site for 10th year

Tramlines Festival

30 January 2018 News release from Tramlines Festival Sheffield’s Hillsborough Park to become host for 10th edition of Tramlines Festival featuring various stages of music, comedy, cinema, and its biggest lineup yet. Sheffield’s inner-city music festival, Tramlines, will host its 10th anniversary at Hillsborough Park from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018. The celebratory move will mark the first ...

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Entries now open for 24-hour run in Sheffield park

Thunder Run

Released on behalf of PVS Events 29 January 2018 A 24-hour run event is being held in Graves Park, Sheffield, this September. Scimitar Thunder Run: Steel City 24 will take place over the weekend of 1 and 2 September 2018. Hundreds of runners of all abilities will be coming to test their mettle and see how many 5km laps they can ...

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Landlord ‘illegally evicted tenant and forced her to sleep rough’

Justice scales

26 January 2018 A Sheffield landlord evicted a woman who couldn’t speak fluent English from her flat without any notice, forcing her to sleep on the streets. Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard it was the second time that Naveed Hussain, 36, of Pitsmoor Road, had been prosecuted for offences of a similar nature. The court heard on Tuesday how Saba Habte ...

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Totley primary school expansion plans given go ahead

An artists impression of Totley primary school

24 January 2018 Sheffield City Council has granted planning permission for the expansion of buildings at Totley Primary School. Engie Regen will carry out the work on a new building which will see the school offer 60 places per year from September 2018, meaning 210 additional places  will be created across the school by 2023. Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, ...

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The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield

Howard Street Dual

24 January 2018 The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield for a third helping from 9 to 11 March and promises another action-packed weekend of fun and adventure. The Weekender revolves around four headline events: the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, renowned bouldering competition the Rab Climbing Works International Festival, inner-city mountain bike dual slalom the Howard Street Dual and the ...

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New community centre set for Woodhouse

The new community centre in Woodhouse

22 January 2017 A new community centre is set to become part of a Sheffield village offering a range of local facilities including keeping the local library. Plans are under way for a £500,000 centre in Woodhouse village which will include giving a new home to the local library by moving it across the road into the new state of ...

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Sheffield Music Hub wins a Will Michael Jazz Award

Leslie East from the Muscian's Company presents Colette Dutot with award

Sent on behalf of Sheffield Music Hub 22 January 2018 Sheffield Music Hub was delighted to be awarded a Will Michael Jazz Education Award on the 22nd November 2017 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London. This Jazz Education award is in recognition of the outstanding commitment to Jazz Education. Colette Dutot, Sheffield Music Hub Manager stated “I was delighted to collect ...

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