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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

Multi-Story library festival

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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Sheffield shines at LGBT event

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox cuts the 50th Anniversary cake at Sheffield's LGBT History Month celebrations

Tuesday 28 February 2017 Hundreds of people attended events last weekend to celebrate diversity in Sheffield and mark the end of this year’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month. Talks, films, music and other celebrations ran at the Millennium Gallery on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the Friends of Edward Carpenter and local charity SAYiT. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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Board games at library guarantees a full house

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library

21 February 2017 Playing board games as a family needn’t be a trivial pursuit – thanks to a successful and now well-established Saturday session at booming Ecclesfield Library. A popular board games session at the library has now been extended until June, and Councillor Jack Scott, cabinet member for community services and libraries, was among those taking part last weekend. ...

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New Tinsley library opens

Tinsley library volunteers

27 January 2017 A new library opens next Monday, 30 January, in Tinsley and will be staffed by volunteers and hosted by the Tinsley Forum. People will be able to check out books for adults and children, read newspapers and request books from Sheffield City Council’s library catalogue at the new branch based at the Tinsley Forum in Bawtry Road. ...

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Candlelit vigil to remember the Holocaust

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24 January 2016 The people of Sheffield will come together this week to reflect on the atrocities of the past and mark Holocaust Memorial Day. A candlelit vigil will be held in the Winter Gardens this Thursday, 26 January, at 5.30pm. The event will be held a day earlier than the national day of remembrance to include the Jewish community, ...

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Citizens Advice Sheffield helped 21,500 people with 65,000 issues in 2016

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23 January 2017 Citizens Advice Sheffield helped one in every 20 adults in Sheffield during 2016. A total of 21,500 people asked for their help with 65,000 issues during the year. “How We Help People, a report published today, describes how we have helped thousands of people in the city with the problems they face” said Andy Buck, Chief Executive ...

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