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“We’ve got designs on our new school building”

Councillor Jayne Dunn with deputy head teacher Ben Paxman and school child Alfie

11 July 2018 Hoardings designed by the pupils from Totley primary school have been unveiled today, 11 July 2018. Pupils have taken part in a design the sign competition to create the health and safety messages for the hoardings around the build, which will expand the school. The £2.1 million expansion project, being completed by ENGIE, will provide an additional 60 ...

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Changes to Sheffield recycling services

Councillor Lewis Dagnall with thousands of brown bins at supplier MGB in Rotherham

10 July 2018 Changes to recycling services in Sheffield are being introduced across the city throughout August to October. Sheffield City Council and Veolia will roll out changes to recycling services with a new brown bin to replace the current blue boxes. Black bin collections will not be affected by the changes to recycling bins and will continue to be ...

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Football coming home to Sheffield with fanzone

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Football’s coming home to Sheffield with our semi-final fanzone.  On Wednesday 11 July, Sheffield city centre will be home to the Made In Sheffield fan zone. Inspired by Sheffield’s three lions – Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker and Jamie Vardy – a giant 46 square metre screen will take pride of place in the city’s Devonshire Green. An expected 6,000 fans ...

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Route map confirmed for Let’s Ride Sheffield cycling festival

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5 July 2018 PARTNER RELEASE from British Cycling British Cycling and HSBC UK have confirmed the route which thousands of locals will take as they pedal their way through the city for the HSBC UK Let’s Ride Sheffield event, taking place on July 15. The free-to-attend event will get underway at Endcliffe Park, with the 6.5km course taking participants into ...

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All action city centre takeover as Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield

British Bouldering Championships at Cliffhanger 2016

5 July 2018 A weekend packed full of action and adventure is upon us as Cliffhanger festival returns to Sheffield tomorrow (Friday 6 July). The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival celebrating all things outdoors, will stretch across city centre locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and ...

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Sheffield Lord Mayor brings a touch of magic to annual portraits competition

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4 July 2018 He’s made headlines for crouching on Town Hall pillars, heading up the procession at Sheffield Carnival and bringing magic into frontline politics. Now Sheffield’s hottest property, Lord Mayor Magid Magid, is the subject of this year’s Portraits of Distinction competition as part of the annual Art in the Gardens festival. Since becoming Lord Mayor in May, Cllr ...

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Council seeing red in a bid for safer streets

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4 July 2018 Sheffield City Council has begun announcing its red lines when it comes to road safety outside schools. A new traffic regulation order for the city’s first red route – where double red lines replace the more common double yellow lines on busy main roads, outside schools and on bus routes – has now been advertised by the ...

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Sheffield Council puts affordability at heart of development

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3 July 2018 Planners at Sheffield City Council say that developers must take more time and look again at the amount of affordability they are offering the city. At its meeting this afternoon, the planning and development committee at Sheffield City Council deferred a decision on a four-building new development on the Stokes Tiles site on Moore Street. The Committee ...

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Sarah Nulty – a tribute

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3 July 2018 We were devastated to learn about Sarah Nulty’s passing. Sarah was the festival director of Tramlines, which comes to Hillsborough Park, and to the city centre fringe, later this month. A council spokesperson said: “This is such sad news and our thoughts are with Sarah’s family and friends at this time. From day one, Sarah has been ...

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Are you festival ready? Make sure you’ve had your measles jab

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2 July 2018 With festival season and tramlines just around the corner Sheffield City Council are asking festival goers to make sure they have had their measles jab. The ask comes after concerns have been raised by Public Health England about an increase in measles cases across England, particularly in young people over the age of 15 years. In 2016 ...

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Dig to uncover castle’s history set to begin

Sheffield Castle in the 11th century

Excavations to uncover how much remains of Sheffield’s medieval castle are due to start in Castlegate now that Sheffield City Council has appointed city-based archaeologists to carry out the dig after a competitive tender process. And with the work scheduled to begin in the school holidays and continue into the Autumn school term there will be lots of opportunities for the public ...

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Youth music festival created to showcase Sheffield’s finest emerging talent

The Dark Diamonds are performing at HubFest

28 June 2018 One of Sheffield’s hottest independent music venues will be taken over by a new festival for and by young people this July. Sheffield’s youth festival, Hubfest will showcase two stages of the city’s finest, emerging talent, putting young-people at the heart of the Sheffield music scene. The young-people’s festival takeover at Yellow Arch studios on Sunday 8 ...

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National games agency announces Sheffield’s Castlegate area as its new HQ

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28 June 2018 The BGI, the new national agency for games modelled on the British Film Institute, is opening its national headquarters at the Sheffield Kollider, a new hub for creative and technology industries currently being developed in the stylish former Co-op Castle House in Castlegate, the historic heart of Sheffield. The Kollider building is being renovated with DCMS funding ...

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Developers reveal first plans for Parkwood site

The architects map for the first phase of the Parkwood Development

27 June 2018 The consortium leading plans to breathe new life into Sheffield’s former ski village and the surrounding area have issued a first look at how plans may take shape. A map showing how EXTREME Destinations’ plans for the site could look, together with a first architect visual of a new ski lodge and plans for new mountain bike ...

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Technology leader in hearing solutions relocates to Sheffield

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27 June 2016 A global hearing implant manufacturer has recently celebrated the opening of its new office after relocating their UK operations to new premises in Sheffield. MED-EL, who research and manufacture world-leading hearing loss solutions for people living with a wide range of hearing losses have also this year celebrated 25 years in the UK so they marked the ...

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