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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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Graves Health and Sports Centre is new home for Olympian

Olympic medallist Bryony Page with coach Paul Greaves, Janet Crowther and Lucy Horan, at Graves Health and Sports Centre

Friday 4 November 2016 There’s a spring in the step at Sheffield’s newly developed Graves Health and Sports Centre as they welcome Olympic Trampoline Silver Medallist, Bryony Page to her new training home. Page, who took the trampolining silver medal for Team GB in Rio this June, made the move to Graves following the opening of a brand new gymnastics ...

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Moor Market traders bare all for autism


Wednesday 2 November 2016 Moor Market traders shed their clothes and their inhibitions this week, bravely posing for a naked calendar to raise money for local charity, Buzz Sheffield, who run an autism friendly stay and play group and support vulnerable families across Sheffield. The market traders regularly support local charities through activities in the market but wanted to do ...

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Runners take their marks for the all-new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Runners in Sheffield - The Outdoor City

Thursday 27 October 2016 The countdown is on for thousands of big-hearted runners who are getting ready to take on the much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K. The event, which takes place on Sunday 30th October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities. The new run starts in Arundel Gate, in the heart of the city, and ...

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VIDEO: Managing Sheffield’s Trees and Woodlands – have your say

Councillor Mary Lea, Dave Aspinall and Jerry Gunton with the Iron Man in Bowden Houstead Woods, Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with four trees for every person and access to 180 woodlands. Members of the public are invited to have their say and help shape the future for the city’s trees and woodlands as part of the consultation on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy. Councillor Mary Lea, along with Woodland Managers Dave ...

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Kawasaki look to Sheffield for Tokyo 2020 Games Legacy

Delegates from Kawasaki City visit Sheffield

18 October 2016 Delegates from Kawasaki City with a vision to create lasting Olympic Legacy visited Sheffield today (Monday 17 October) as part of a UK trip to learn from our successes from the London 2012 Games. Kawasaki is a host city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be home to Team GB’s 2020 pre-Games training ...

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An Out Of This World line up for festival of the extraordinary

Scary face painting at Out of this World

18 October 2016 Prepare for ghouls, robo-gadgets and hats with white rabbits as Out Of This World takes over Sheffield City Centre this Sunday 23 October. With this years’ line up in the bag, people can now start planning how they’ll take in all the best sights of the strange, spooky, stupendous and supernatural and put the finishing touches to ...

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Sheffield residents invited to have their say on new trees and woodlands strategy

Councillor Mary Lea, Dave Aspinall and Jerry Gunton with the Iron Man in Bowden Houstead Woods, Sheffield

Friday 30 September 2016 The Iron-Man stands in Sheffield’s Bowden Houstead Woods, a lasting reminder of the important role the city’s trees and woodlands played in Sheffield’s industrial revolution. And today, as consultation launches on Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy, they are just as important. Members of the public are invited to have their say and help shape the ...

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Moor Market attracts more than ever

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

Tuesday 27 September 2016 People in Sheffield are realising exactly why there are more reasons to visit the Moor Market, as last week saw an increase of 13,000 visitors compared to previous weeks. The market, which has 90 independent traders offering a diverse mix of stalls from international cuisine to occasion wear, fresh fruit and veg to hair and beauty, florists ...

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Porter Brook Pocket Park wins prestigious Living Waterways Award

Porter Brook Pocket Park

15 September 2016 Sheffield’s Porter Brook Pocket Park project was announced as the Winner in the ‘Contribution to the Built Environment’ category at the 2016 Living Waterways Awards ceremony, held at Birmingham Town Hall last night (14 September 2016). Launched by the Canal & River Trust in February, and sponsored by Kier, Arcadis, CPC Civils and Fountains, the Living Waterways ...

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Local artist delighted with Portrait of Distinction award

Artist David Ball (right), Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay with the winning portrait

Tuesday 13 September 2016 Local artist David Ball has won this year’s ‘Portrait of Distinction’ competition at the 13th annual Art in the Gardens which took place earlier this month. David painted this year’s portrait participants, Master Cutler Craig McKay and Mistress Cutler Karen McKay, who also judged the competition choosing from more than 20 portraits. The portraits were displayed ...

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