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City to show its support for newly-promoted Blades


20 April 2017 Tens of thousands of people are expected to throng the streets of Sheffield on Tuesday, 2 May, to mark Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship. Council leaders are laying on a civic reception for the players, who will be chauffeured in style from Bramall Lane to the Town Hall on an open-top bus. There will also be ...

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Hundreds of thousands discover Sheffield’s most inspirational women online

Female World Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey takes a moment to appreciate the Women of Steel.

22 March 2017 It was International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March – a day of celebrating women’s achievements across the globe. And here in Sheffield, for the first time, the council dedicated its social media feeds on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to those women from the city who have achieved great things and inspire others to succeed. In just ...

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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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Grosvenor demolition brings back memories for council leader

Laurie pic

 17 January 2017 The leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Dore was on the site of the former Grosvenor House Hotel, where she held her wedding reception 30 years ago, on Tuesday 17 January at 2pm as demolition works continue to make way for the new Sheffield Retail Quarter. The council leader also held her 40th birthday there, where she ...

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Sheffield’s golden girl Grace is new Sheffield legend

Golden girl Grace Clough reveals her Sheffield Legend star

Thursday 22 December 2016 A gold-winning athlete from this summer’s Rio games was honoured by her home city – by becoming the 20th person to receive a Sheffield Legends star outside the Town Hall today. Former High Storrs pupil Grace Clough, aged 25, won Paralympic gold in the mixed coxed fours rowing team in Rio in September and was in ...

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Julie Dore: HS2 plans moving in right direction for Sheffield City Region

  Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said, “I am delighted that our campaign to bring Sheffield’s HS2 station into the city centre has been successful. We have made the case from the start that a city centre station makes more economic sense than Meadowhall with the additional 6,500 jobs and £5bn extra in growth that it will ...

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Keep The Spirit Of The Women Of Steel Alive


22 June 2016 The unveiling of the Women of Steel statue in Barker’s Pool on Friday has captured the imagination and hearts of the city, with around 3,000 people turning out in person to honour the ladies who were conscripted to work in steel works all over South Yorkshire during the wars. The #WomenofSteel hashtag was trending on twitter on ...

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Sheffield Honours Its Women Of Steel

Gladys Slack and fellow Women of Steel receive flowers as a thank you for their hard work

Thursday 16 June 2016 During the two world wars, with most of the working age men away at war, the manufacturing at steel works and factories in Sheffield and the surrounding areas was more important than ever. This was the historic time when Sheffield’s ‘Women of Steel’ came into their own. Women from all over South Yorkshire, some as young ...

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Statement in reponse to BIS Closure

Councillor Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “It is extremely disappointing, but probably not surprising that this Government have pressed ahead with moving 247 jobs from Sheffield to London. They have refused to listen to the case put forward by the staff affected, trade unions, councils across the city region, the Local Enterprise Partnership, wider business community and ...

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Fired up for Commemorative medallions to honour the Sheffield Women of Steel

The press is fired up for the first commemorative medallion in honour of the Sheffield Women of Steel

Thursday 19 May 2016 The first of hundreds of medallions, commissioned especially to honour the Sheffield Women of Steel was struck yesterday at The Sheffield Assay Office in preparation for presentation at the commemorative statue unveiling ceremony on 17 June. Following a public fundraising campaign, which saw the target of £150,000 smashed by the people of Sheffield, the city will ...

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Search is on for Women of Steel as statue unveiling announced

Sheffield's Women of Steel

22 March 2016 The much-anticipated Sheffield Women of Steel statue will be unveiled on Friday 17 June – and the search is on to ensure that as many as possible of the city’s wartime heroines will be there to see it. The day will be even more memorable for the women who worked in the steelworks during two world wars, ...

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National Apprentiship Week 2016

Some of the new apprentices, (from L to R) Leigh Anne Hayes, Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, James Taylor and Lianne Gale.

16 March 2016 Apprentices working with Streets Ahead have been sharing their experiences this week in recognition of National Apprenticeship Week 2016, showing that you don’t need to be a school leaver to take a new career path. National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact that they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Street ...

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Sheffield Town Hall

10 March 2016 Sheffield City Council will hold a special council meeting next week to make a decision on the Sheffield City Region devolution deal, now the changes that Sheffield asked for have been secured. Councillor Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said: “We have been fighting for more devolved powers for a long time now. But, I’ve always said ...

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Sheffield celebrates women and speaks out for gender equality


8 March 2016 People in Sheffield are joining others across the globe to celebrate International Women’s Day which this year has the theme ‘Pledge for Parity’. International Women’s Day (8 March) has been celebrated for over 100 years and has seen women go from strength to strength, fighting against the countless obstacles that have stood in the way of equality. ...

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