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Smokefree Sheffield launch marks a change in the city

Quit smoking illustration

Smokefree Sheffield, an initiative that aims to reduce the prevalence of smoking across the city, will officially launch on Wednesday 20th June 2018 with a public event on The Moor in the centre of Sheffield. Smoking remains the biggest killer in the UK, with tobacco killing 16 people per week in Sheffield alone. On average around 1 in 5 adults ...

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The Fringe at Tramlines reveals main stage line-up

World Stage

15 June 2018 As the 10th anniversary of Tramlines draws closer, details have been released of the city centre’s free outdoor events which form ‘The Fringe at Tramlines’, presented by Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID). The Fringe at Tramlines takes place on 21 and 22 July with performances from local acts, global music, young artists, film ...

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Iron compass points the way to park’s history

Judith Gilchrist and sculptor Jason Thomson at the installation of the iron compass

14 June 2018 A project unlocking the history of Sheaf Valley Park was celebrated yesterday with the installation of an iron compass at the Cholera Monument, pointing out the key developments of the area’s interesting past. The iron compass was made possible thanks to Warren Gilchrist, a former Sheffield Hallam maths professor who bequeathed some money for public art in his ...

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Hundreds of youngsters join in Bookstart’s Bird Boogie

Polly and Frank with Bookstart Bear

8 June 2018 Hundreds of young families enjoyed meeting the Boosktart bear at an event at Weston Park Museum this week (Wednesday). Sheffield libraries staff organised the event to mark the start of National Bookstart Week, which encourages reading with children from a young age. Around 100 young children and their parents and carers attended the event and took part ...

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The Fringe at Tramlines to bring festival feel to city centre

Tramlines Festival

25 May 2018 Sheffield city centre will play host to music, entertainment and food and drink on 21 and 22 July, as The Fringe at Tramlines brings that festival feeling to the city centre. Brought together by Sheffield City Council with funding from Sheffield Business Improvement District (BID), The Fringe at Tramlines will see key areas of the city centre ...

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Sheffielders star in stop smoking campaign

Paul Smith, from Netherthorpe, Sheffield

22 March 2018 Two Sheffield men are the face of a new campaign that aims to highlight even more reasons to quit smoking. Despite it being well known that smoking can cause cancer and heart disease, this still does not convince everyone to quit. That is why Paul and Mohammad are hoping to persuade others to join them in quitting ...

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Sheffield Park Scheme Nets National Tennis Award

23 February 2018 Press release from Tennis For Free National tennis charity Tennis For Free (TFF) has announced its 2017 awards and one Sheffield tennis group has netted an honour, recognising it as one of the best in the country. Hillsborough Park has won the title of ‘Tennis For Free Best New UK Site Of The Year 2017’. Announcing the ...

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New community centre set for Woodhouse

The new community centre in Woodhouse

22 January 2017 A new community centre is set to become part of a Sheffield village offering a range of local facilities including keeping the local library. Plans are under way for a £500,000 centre in Woodhouse village which will include giving a new home to the local library by moving it across the road into the new state of ...

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Purple flag still flying proudly in Sheffield


Sheffield remains one of the safest places to enjoy a night out for people of all ages – after being awarded a purple flag for the seventh successive year. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town ...

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Sheffield librarian receives national honour

Anne Frost Canva

15 December 2017 One of Sheffield City Council’s librarians has won a national award in BookTrust’s 25th Anniversary Awards. Early years librarian, Anne Frost, was given the Bookstart Coordinator Award for her work to encourage families to read with very young children, especially in deprived areas. Anne has worked for the council’s library service for the past 30 years and ...

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Bold new vision for the Central Library

Artist’s impression of the interior of the Central Library

7 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is announcing a bold and unique vision for the Central Library service in the heart of the city centre. Over the last twelve months our team have visited inspirational libraries across the country, assessed them with a critical eye and brought the best ideas back to Sheffield. We have used these ideas to shape ...

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Hundreds of children vote in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Author and illustrator, Katie Smith and Sarah Jennings, with children from Intake Primary School

10 November 2017 A story about a book-monster who makes his way into favourite fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, has captured the heart of Sheffield children in the city’s 29th annual Children’s Book Awards. Nibbles: The Book Monster, by Emma Yarlett, was today voted overall winner in an awards ceremony at The ...

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Thousands expected at city centre Halloween extravaganza

Scary face painting at Out of this World

26 October 2017 Back for its fourth year, Out of This World takes over Sheffield City Centre this Sunday 29 October. This years’ line-up is shaping up to be the biggest ever with exciting new acts confirmed including The Whale, Bewildered Beasts, Funky Dance Fever, Dancing Stormtroopers, Sparky and Titan Robots, Sheffield Robotics and Lightning McQueen. Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet ...

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Harry Potter and a spell of magic at Sheffield libraries

HP - newsroom

17 October 2017 Fans of Harry Potter are set to be spellbound by a nine-week exhibition and programme of events at Sheffield libraries celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The ‘Harry Potter: A history of magic’ exhibition is being opened at Sheffield Central Library on Friday, 20 October by the Lord Mayor ...

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