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Brothers compelled to thank housing officer years after childhood help

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10 April 2017 A young man and his twin brother have been compelled to thank a housing officer with a specially made cake nine years after she first helped them. Akeem and Kazem Balogun were just 16 years old when their mum, who had suffered from mental health problems for years, left their family council home. The pair, who were ...

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Parkwood: Deadline extended after strong interest in former Ski Village site

Mountain biker at Parkwood Springs. Photo by Duncan Philpott.

A very strong demand in investors expressing an interest to develop Parkwood, incorporating the former Ski Village site, has led to Sheffield City Council agreeing to a short extension for potential investors to finalise their proposals. The Council is hoping to receive a number of initial bids which will be evaluated as part of Sheffield’s Outdoor City and wider regeneration ...

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Government invests millions in expanding city’s district heating network

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

7 April 2017 More than £5m from central Government is set to be invested into the city’s district heating network, bringing the potential for it to be expanded to areas such as the Sheffield Retail Quarter and the Northern General Hospital, it was announced today (Friday 7 April). This could lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions and improved air quality ...

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Children create artwork to celebrate Yorkshire’s biggest bike race

Children from Stocksbridge Junior School show off their Tour de Yorkshire artwork

6 April 2017   Pupils from Stocksbridge Junior School are working with artists to create a striking piece of art to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire. The three day race will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on the afternoon of Sunday 30 April – less than a mile away from Stocksbridge Junior School. The school has a week of events planned ...

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Thousands limber up for Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

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5 April 2017 It’s one of the best-loved events in the region – and thousands are limbering up for a run at it on Sunday 9 April. It will be the third running of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield since it was officially launched in 2015. Since then the half marathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ...

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Hallé Orchestra brings harmony to Sheffield school children

Halle Orchestra performing to Sheffield school children

5 April 2017 Thousands of Sheffield school children hit the right note at Sheffield’s City Hall last week (Friday 31 March), performing in harmony with one of the UK’s top orchestras. The Hallé Orchestra was back at Sheffield’s City Hall, following the success of last year’s outstanding Concert for Schools. This year they performed to children from 44 Sheffield primary ...

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From Syria to Sheffield, one family’s story…

The Alnabo family are now living in safety in Sheffield

4 April 2017 “My children at last have a chance to learn and enjoy their life. We are always grateful for this.” That’s the message from a Syrian father who fled the war with his family, and came to Sheffield through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme. Here’s their story… “They told us the first time the country was the ...

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Take a sneaky peek at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire finale in Sheffield

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3 April 2017 Looking forward to the Tour de Yorkshire coming to Sheffield on Sunday 30 April? Here’s a sneaky peek at the route that the peloton will take before crossing the finish line at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge at around 5.30pm. Cyclists will make their way from Bradford into Sheffield, and around Bolsterstone and Midhopestones, before arriving in Stocksbridge ...

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Strictly seniors get into the swing at Winter Garden waltz

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3 April 2017 Friday nights are not just for late night revellers in Sheffield City Centre, as older people showed when they waltzed and tangoed through the Winter Garden last Friday (31 March). With live music from organist Aubrey Robinson, more than 100 older people put on their dancing shoes and grabbed their partners in the latest tea dance held ...

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Tour de Yorkshire: Wheels in motion for bike businesses and clubs

Bike entrepreneurs - biketrepreneurs - such as Russell Cutts are choosing to base themselves in Sheffield

31 March 2017 With the Tour de Yorkshire now just a month away, Sheffield City Council is looking at how Sheffield is building on its Le Grand Depart legacy. First, we look at the biking businesses and elite teams who are raising the bar for the city’s biking credentials.  Russell Cutts, from Bicycle Shed, and Dave Coulson from the Cycling Sheffield ...

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Older people enjoy internet safety session as part of Not Born Yesterday campaign

Kathleen Mysberg and a friend enjoy the online safety session

30 March 2017 A 100-year-old “silver surfer” was among those who enjoyed an internet safety session, in a bid to give pensioners more confidence in using computers and increase their safety online. The event, run by undergraduate Computer Information and Security student Rob Lister and organised in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and Age UK Sheffield, was part of Sheffield ...

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Regeneration of Gleadless Valley

Gleadless Valley, 1963

30 March 2017 A £515,000 masterplan will be developed to help regenerate Gleadless Valley, after a successful council funding bid. Sheffield City Council bid for the extra money from the Government to develop plans to improve the estate, built in the 1950s and 1960s, and once hailed for its design and quality. The work will focus on improving the quality ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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Sheffield young people go for gold at South Yorkshire games

Competing in the South Yorkshire's Winter Festival

29 March 2017 Sheffield students came out on top at South Yorkshire’s Winter Festival school games held last week (16 March) where nearly 2,000 students competed across eight games held at the English Institute of Sport. Students from Sheaf Centre of Excellence and Bents Green Post 16 School took part in the sporting events which were hosted by The Yorkshire ...

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Sheffield to roll out pioneering emotional health support to an additional 40 schools

Sheffield’s innovative approach to supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health known as ‘Sheffield Healthy Minds’ is to be rolled out to 40 additional schools from April 2017. This follows a successful pilot with 10 schools in Sheffield, which has been held up by NHS England as an example of good practice. The Sheffield Healthy Minds programme commissioned  by ...

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