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Sheffield sees highest levels of investment for a generation as Meadowhall application nears

McLaren moving to Sheffield City Region

Sheffield is experiencing the highest level of inward investment interest in a generation, according to Councillor Mazher Iqbal, the Council’s new cabinet member for business and investment. Councillor Iqbal said: “Our success with the likes of McLaren, Boeing, the Sheffield Retail Quarter and New Era Square is grabbing the headlines. “The city’s pipeline of potential new developments is the healthiest ...

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Award for Heart Of the City developers

The Heart Of The City development

14 July 2017 Manchester-based property developers CTP have won a major honour for their “transformational” Heart of the City development in Sheffield.  CTP, working in conjunction with Sheffield City Council and the U+I Group, triumphed in the Development of the Decade category at Yorkshire Business Insider’s South Yorkshire Property Awards. The judges said: “The Heart of the City development has ...

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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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Summer set to be a sizzler at the Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

12 June 2017 Cookery demonstrations and an Asian bazaar are among the activities taking place at the Moor Market this summer. The first Moor Market Bazaar will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 13 June), with a range of Asian stalls selling clothes, jewellery, alcohol-free perfumes, loose fabric, halal sweets and more. Previously a success in Rotherham, and now coming to Sheffield for ...

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City Centre Ambassadors – the humble heroes patrolling Sheffield city centre

City Centre Ambassador, Phil Pix and team supervisor Steve Neal

9 June 2017 Saving lives, reuniting lost children, helping the homeless, tackling litter louts, directing shoppers, controlling crowds and simply being a friendly face – it’s all in a days’ work for Sheffield’s city centre ambassadors. Patrolling the city centre in their bright red coats, the 13-strong team of Ambassadors provide far more than a presence on the streets. Last ...

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of construction of new HSBC office

Council chief executive John Mothersole and COO of HSBC James Emmett break the ground on phase one of the Sheffield Retail Quarter

9 May 2017 Construction has begun on HSBC’s new office in the Sheffield Retail Quarter, with the important milestone marked by a ground breaking ceremony attended by James Emmett, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at HSBC Bank plc. Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, and John Mothersole, chief executive  of SCC were also in attendance at the ceremony which was also attended by ...

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Bigger and better Cliffhanger set for city centre return

British Bouldering Championships 2016 in Devonshire Green

9 May 2017 Details have been announced for this year’s Cliffhanger festival in Sheffield – and it’s set to return bigger and better than ever. The event, sponsored by the Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District) and billed as Sheffield’s inner city festival dedicated to celebrating the outdoors, is set to be held at locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, ...

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Road closures for Blades Bus Tour and Civic Reception

blades sufc

Tuesday 2 May 2017 As fans gather to celebrate Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship, city centre road closures are now in place at: Surrey Street/Norfolk Street junction Norfolk Row/Norfolk Street Fargate Leopold Street (West Street junction) Pinstone Street Burgess Street (Barkers Pool House) Holly Street/Balm Green We expect these road closures will remain until 9:30pm but will open them ...

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Ask For Angela: Bar safety campaign starts in Sheffield

Rebecca Vardy at the Frog and Parrot on Division Street will be helping customers who Ask For Angela

2 May 2017 A campaign is starting in Sheffield to support safe dating and tackle sexual harassment in pubs, bars and clubs. ‘Ask For Angela’ encourages people to discreetly ask for help from bar staff if they are feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This might be whilst on a date or if they are getting unwanted attention. Asking For Angela at ...

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Tramlines adds even more names to its 2017 lineup

Primal Scream to headline Sheffield Tramlines 2017

Release published by Tramlines on 17 March 2017 Primal Scream, Kano, The Big Moon and The Reflex are among the latest additions, joining the likes of The Libertines, Metronomy, Toots & The Maytals, The Coral, The Pharcyde and All Saints. The festival will return to Sheffield from 21 – 23 July Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – has added ...

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City centre HS2 station proposal welcomed

HS2 station in Sheffield city centre

 9 March 2017 Sheffield City Council has given support to HS2 Ltd proposals to provide a city centre HS2 connection that will enhance the economy and employment but have stressed that the government must ensure its high-speed route extends north as well as south. The council has joined business leaders in welcoming the proposal to bring HS2 trains into Sheffield ...

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It’s official – Sheffield keeps Purple Flag status for another year

Pictured from left: Sarah Walker of the Association of Town and City Management, Marianne Stokes of sponsor Initiatec Technology Group, Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, Sergeant Matthew Burdett of Sheffield BID and Andy Stokes of Initiatec

13 February 2017 Sheffield has once again been recognized on a national level for providing an “entertaining, safe and enjoyable night out.” Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID) Police Sergeant Matthew Burdett and Richard Eyre, of Sheffield City Council, have been presented with the formal accreditation, which means the flag will keep flying over Sheffield’s Peace Gardens for another year. Purple Flag is a ...

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Council worker recognised nationally for city centre safety work

Best Bar None at the awards - working together to keep the city centre safe

3 February 2017 A Sheffield City Council employee has received national recognition for her work to keep Sheffield city centre safe. Tracey Ford, from the authority’s Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team, manages the city’s Best Bar None scheme which works with city partners to promote the responsible management of licensed premises. The scheme itself has been nationally recognised many times, ...

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The hidden rivers of Sheffield under our feet

Matilda Street Park

The council’s head of city regeneration, Simon Ogden, who is also chair of the Sheffield Waterways Strategy Group, has written a piece about the hidden rivers of Sheffield, inspired by a strange opening that appeared in a Sheffield car park last week. “If Sheffield residents were curious about the existence of hidden rivers coursing beneath their feet they could head ...

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Council launches opportunity for city-wide free Wi-Fi service

Free city centre wi-fi could be here by the end of the year

Wednesday 11 January 2017 People visiting Sheffield could be logging on to a fast and free city centre Wi-Fi service by the end of the year. Sheffield City Council has announced it is looking for a provider to offer a public access Wi-Fi service across the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) – at no cost to visitors who use it. ...

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