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World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m over 40 years

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14 April 2017   Research commissioned by BBC Radio Sheffield has revealed the World Snooker Championship has boosted Sheffield’s economy by £100m since 1977. The annual championship has been held at the Crucible Theatre for 40 years and generates around 40,000 spectator admissions each year.  Spectators from outside Sheffield spend £1.8m in the city on accommodation, food and drink, shopping, ...

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Thousands limber up for Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

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5 April 2017 It’s one of the best-loved events in the region – and thousands are limbering up for a run at it on Sunday 9 April. It will be the third running of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield since it was officially launched in 2015. Since then the half marathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ...

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Strictly seniors get into the swing at Winter Garden waltz

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3 April 2017 Friday nights are not just for late night revellers in Sheffield City Centre, as older people showed when they waltzed and tangoed through the Winter Garden last Friday (31 March). With live music from organist Aubrey Robinson, more than 100 older people put on their dancing shoes and grabbed their partners in the latest tea dance held ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees with volunteers

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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Education centre opens at Botanical Gardens

Dr Joe Kavanagh from Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust (left) and the Duke of Devonshire (right) at the opening of the Dorothy Fox Education Centre

15 March 2017 A new education centre was officially opened at Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens today (Wednesday 15 March) by the Duke of Devonshire, Peregrine Cavendish. The Duke, who is a patron of the Sheffield Botanical Gardens Trust, welcomed guests to the new Dorothy Fox Education Centre. Named after the extremely generous donor who made the project possible, the centre aims ...

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Celebration event to mark 40 years of World Snooker

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14 March 2017 This year marks the 40th anniversary of snooker’s World Championship first being staged at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. And to mark that occasion, World Snooker and Sheffield City Council are staging a special celebration event inside the famous Crucible arena on the eve of this year’s tournament, on Friday 14 April. Tickets are now on sale ...

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Give yourself a pay rise on No Smoking Day

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Tuesday 7 March 2017 Tomorrow (Wednesday 8 March) is No Smoking Day – and it is also national budget day, when central Government is expected to raise taxes on tobacco. Sheffield City Council and ASH (Action on Smoking on Health) are therefore encouraging smokers to use the day as their chance to quit. Someone who smokes 10 cigarettes a day, ...

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New football facility dedicated in honour of former councillor

Isobel's husband Richard Taylor receives engraved spade at ground-breaking ceremony

Friday 3 March 2017 It’s the third “Parklife” football facility to be created in Sheffield, as part of a national partnership with The FA. And today a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the new football hub and community fitness facility on the site of the former Westfield school in Westfield Crescent, Mosborough, which will be officially named the Isobel Bowler ...

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Parks to benefit from £1.5m investment

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2 March 2017   Sheffield is bucking the trend and investing a huge £1.5m in its parks over the next three years, against a national background of austerity and budget cuts. The money, £500k a year for the next three financial years, will go towards improving parks and play facilities in the communities that need it the most. The majority ...

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Visitor numbers soar at new leisure centres

The new swimming pool at Thorncliffe Leisure Centre

22 February 2017 New figures have revealed massive increases in participation rates at Sheffield’s new state-of-the-art leisure centres. Graves Health and Sports Centre and Thorncliffe Leisure Centre both opened last year, operated by Places for People Leisure (P4P) in partnership with Sheffield City Council. P4P has also carried out a near-£1m transformation of Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, ...

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The Outdoor City for All

The Outdoor City for All

22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well surfaced paths and accessible facilities. ...

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Site Gallery embarks on ambitious expansion project

Artist impression as Site Galley set for major expansion

17 February 2017 Press release from Site Gallery: Sheffield’s leading contemporary art gallery announces that it will begin its expansion in April 2017. With a formidable track record of presenting and supporting important UK and international artists, Site Gallery will treble the scale of its public offer through an expansion programme worth over £2.7m. Work is planned to commence in spring ...

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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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New stop smoking strategy to be agreed by Cabinet

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7 February 2017 It’s Sheffield’s biggest killer, claiming the lives of around 16 people a week. And now a new stop smoking strategy is set to be agreed by Sheffield City Council’s cabinet committee, in a bid to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children think smoking is unusual, and where young people don’t ...

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Thousands of viewers shaking their stuff to smoke-free video

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Thursday 26 January 2017 It’s the video that has had Sheffield talking – and dancing – for the last week. And just eight days after it was released across social media, Sheffield City Council’s innovative “You Can Leave Your Patch On” music video has had more than 65,000 views. That means one in seven people in the whole city has ...

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