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Plan your journey carefully for IKEA’s opening weekend

IKEA Sheffield opens on Thursday

Motorists are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and consider alternative methods of transport as the city gears up for IKEA’s opening weekend. Sheffield City Council is expecting similar numbers on the roads to those normally experienced during the Christmas holiday period with IKEA opening its doors for the first time from Thursday. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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First Citylink Tram Train comes into service

Those welcoming the new tram train included Councillor Denise Lelliott from Rotherham MB Council, Clive Betts MP for Sheffield South East and Councillor Jack Scott, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Sustainability

14.09.2017 – originally published by SYPTE Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP was joined by transport leaders and representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield today. To celebrate the occasion, Stagecoach Supertram and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) named the first tram after ...

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Sheffield to remember VC hero Arnold – 100 years on

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Sheffield will remember the last of its Victoria Cross recipients, whose acts of heroism saved hundreds of lives during the First World War, exactly 100 years to the day when he carried out his first acts of bravery.  A commemorative plaque will be laid in honour of Sergeant Arnold Loosemore at the cenotaph in Barker’s Pool on Friday 11 August ...

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Sheffield City Council reacts angrily to Government’s air quality announcement

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26 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has today reacted angrily to the Government’s Clean Air Strategy, calling it “woefully inadequate.” The authority has said it is questionable whether the strategy announced today meets the Government’s legal duties, and contains a lack of real action in tackling this huge problem. The Government revealed this morning that sales of all diesel and ...

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Sheffield set for environmental benefit from HSBC UK City Ride

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13 July 2017 Press release from British Cycling Ahead of this weekend’s HSBC UK City Ride in Sheffield, research has shown clear evidence of the benefits that increased levels of cycling can bring to a city. Research carried out by Newcastle University’s Urban Observatory project has revealed that, when city centre roads were closed to traffic during the city’s HSBC ...

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Next steps for old Tinsley Infants School site

The old Tinsley Infants School building on Siemens Close

26 April 2017 Plans to create a new community space at the old Tinsley Infants School are progressing, with people invited to an open day this Saturday, 29 April. The former school, on Siemens Close, shut in 2016 when children were transferred to the Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy. The building has remained empty since then but now Sheffield City Council, ...

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New Sporting Memories group set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

21 April 2017 Two new sporting memories groups are starting in Sheffield to help older people share memories and forge new friendships. Run by volunteers, with support from library staff, the groups talk about all types of sport, looking at old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia. All sports fans over the age of 50 are able to attend and the ...

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Peppa Pig launches new bedtime reading campaign

14 month old Caitlin Menmuir

20 April 2017 Calling all parents and carers with young children… Peppa Pig is on The Moor this Tuesday, 25 April, to launch a new campaign encouraging parents and carers to read to young children as part of their bedtime routine. “Bath, Book, Bed”, a national BookTrust campaign, is being supported by Sheffield Libraries and parenting expert, Supernanny Jo Frost. ...

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England’s Strongest Man helps create library Reading Room

England's Strongest Man, Paul Smith, helps create library's new Reading Room

28 March 2017 Most people moving house will call in their local removal company. But Sheffield Libraries do things differently and have recruited England’s Strongest Man, Paul Smith, to help create their new ‘Reading Room’. This Thursday, 30 March, Paul will help move furniture in Sheffield’s Central Library, including the original City Librarian’s huge desk which dates back to the ...

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Suspected loan shark arrested in Sheffield

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27 March 2017 Release originally published by the Illegal Money Lending Team A 44 year-old man was arrested this morning (27th March) on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following an operation in Shiregreen, Sheffield. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working in partnership with Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards Department and South Yorkshire Police executed a ...

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Multi-Story Festival Back For Fourth Year

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27 March 2017 Sheffield’s Multi-Story festival is back for its fourth year and includes a packed programme with famous authors, musicians and travel writers, as well as ‘how to’ sessions, creative workshops and live performances. It features playwright and screenwriter James Graham who helped put Sheffield on the international stage with his first feature film X plus Y, which was ...

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Cycling boost for people with disabilities

People trying out adapted bikes at a Cycle For All session

16 March 2017 Cycling might seem like an impossible dream to some people with disabilities. But that’s being challenged by a local charity which loans out specially adapted bikes and now offers a discounted rate thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield Cycling for All, which is part of Disability Sheffield, runs every Tuesday and Thursday from Hillsborough Park. The ...

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City Council protects another pub during Sheffield Beer Week

Councillor Peter Rippon, Billy Taylor - Team Manager at The University Arms and Councillor Jack Scott

14 March 2017 Yet another pub in Sheffield has gained community protection, with this latest announcement coming at the start of Sheffield’s Beer Week. The University Arms is the latest of many pubs to be designated an ‘asset of community value’, which helps prevent it from being closed down, sold off or redeveloped. The pub, on Brook Hill, is a ...

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Information about Central Library proposals

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2 March 2017 Responses to more than 80 questions asked about the Central Library have been published online by Sheffield City Council. The questions were asked at three public meetings held in December and January. The council held the public meetings to allow local people to find out more about proposals from Sichuan Guodong Group to look at the feasibility of ...

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Local councillors want to hear from you…

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28 February 2017 Sheffield City Council has been encouraging the people of Sheffield to have their say on local issues that will inform Councillors’ ward priorities. Sheffield has 28 electoral areas called wards, each represented by three city councillors. Each year, every ward in Sheffield produces a list of three or four priorities, and this year the authority wants as many people to ...

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