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New Year, New You at Moor Market

The Moor Market, Sheffield. Image courtesy of Marc Barker.

Friday 13 January 2017 It’s more often known as the place to buy fresh produce, flowers, crafts and gifts – rather than somewhere to get fit. But to mark the New Year, the Moor Market is hosting a range of special events on Saturdays, focused on getting customers feeling good. On Saturday 14 January, at 11am there will be a ...

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Sheffield shortlisted for national Best Bar None award

Millennium Square by night

12 January 2017  City partners who work together to promote the responsible management of licensed premises have been recognised once again as Sheffield is shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Sheffield is one of only three finalists for the national Best Bar None awards, up against Durham and Bedfordshire. The announcement will be made at a Parliamentary reception at the ...

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City retains Purple Flag status for night-time economy

Millennium Square by night

10 January 2017 After becoming the first Yorkshire city to gain Purple Flag status back in 2013, city leaders are celebrating today (Tuesday 10 January) after learning Sheffield has retained the prestigious status for its evening and night-time economy. Purple Flag is a town and city centre award – similar to the Blue Flag award for beaches – which aims ...

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Shoppers returning to Moor Market

Moor Market, Sheffield

4 January 2017 Another successful year looks to be in store for Sheffield’s Moor Market, with latest figures showing a six per cent increase in shoppers in 2016, compared to 2015. Last year was a great year for the market, which is home to more than 90 independent traders, with almost three million shopping visits for the year as a ...

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Third public meeting to discuss Central Library and Graves Art Gallery

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13 December 2016 A third public meeting has been planned to update people about the proposals for Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Art Gallery. This is a repeat of the public meeting first held on Tuesday, 6 December at the Town Hall. It follows Sheffield City Council’s announcement that, as part of the city’s partnership with Chinese construction company Sichuan ...

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England’s second FA football hub opens at Sheffield sports centre

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3 December 2016 Our city is known as the birthplace of football. And that sporting heritage was built upon again today (Saturday, 3 December) with the opening of England’s second Parklife grassroots football hub. New facilities at St George’s Park Thorncliffe, in High Green, are part of The FA’s scheme to address poor facilities in grassroots football and an example ...

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City’s parks service recognised for excellence at national awards ceremony

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1 December 2016 They’re the lifeblood of Sheffield: The Outdoor City, known for their varying landscapes from manicured beauty through to rugged greenness. And now Sheffield’s parks – and those who work to keep them so special – have been recognised with two more national accolades, at the annual Fields in Trust awards. At the fifth annual awards ceremony, which ...

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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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Boxer Kell Brook opens revamped Wisewood Sports Centre

Kell Brook packs a punch with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Denise Fox

23 November 2016 A sports centre which underwent a near-£1m transformation has now been officially opened to the public by Sheffield’s champion boxer Kell Brook. Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, has been overhauled by operator Places for People Leisure (P4P), which also runs Sheffield’s newly-built leisure centres at Graves and Thorncliffe. The old gym floor has been expanded ...

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New management announced for Sheffield Food Festival

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23 November 2016 Hugely popular Sheffield Food Festival will return for a seventh year next May, under new management. The ever-successful annual event, which takes place across the city centre on the May bank holiday weekend, began as a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School and Sheffield City Council’s major events team. The organisation Events Collective, which has been an ...

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Views wanted on city’s new stop smoking strategy

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21 November 2016 A public consultation is set to be launched tomorrow (Tuesday 22 November) to gather people’s views on Sheffield’s future approach to cutting the number of people who smoke. The vision for the Tobacco Control Strategy, which will run from 2017 to 2022, is to create a smoke-free city where people live longer and healthier lives, where children ...

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Tens of thousands watch Sheffield light up for Christmas

Panto mice in Peace Gardens

21 November 2016 Music, children’s activities, carol singing and festive refreshments were the order of the day as around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 20 November) to watch a host of famous faces flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. After a jam-packed programme of entertainment throughout the afternoon, those on stage to light up ...

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Olympic medallist and X Factor star to take the stage as Sheffield sparkles

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

17 November 2016 SILVER medal winning trampolinist Bryony Page and X Factor singer Gifty Louise are among the well-known faces set to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas lights this Sunday, 20 November. A full programme of entertainment will take place across the city throughout the day, before the lights are switched on in the Peace Gardens at 5pm. Choirs, street entertainers, ...

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Trees and Woodlands Strategy: The big black poplar of Beaver Hill

The giant black poplar on Beaver Hill Road

Down in the dip on Beaver Hill Road in Handsworth, stands the towering figure of Sheffield’s biggest black poplar. Standing just on the edge of Shirtcliffe Woods, it’s a haven for wildlife and a well known figure to those who live in the area. Access to Nature Officer, Catherine Nuttgens told us the what, how and why of looking after this enormous tree. Managing Sheffield’s ...

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Sheffield set to sparkle as Christmas countdown is on

Friendly snowman at Santa's Grotto in Sheffield City Centre

Friday 4 November 2016 Music, lights and festive sparkle are set to take over Sheffield city centre on Sunday 20 November for the annual Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm in the Peace Gardens by a soon-to-be-revealed famous face. Musicians, choirs, street entertainers, children’s characters ...

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