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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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Best foot forward for new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Cllr Mary Lea and Run For All with official sponsor ASDA and partner charities of the new Sheffield 10k race

Tuesday 6 September 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 30 October, is set to generate a major boost for local charities – who were at Sheffield Winter Gardens today to celebrate the new event. Entries ...

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Sheffield honours its Olympic & Paralympic stars with civic reception celebration

Athletics facilities at The EIS in Sheffield

Courage, determination, passion and inspiration. We’ve seen it all at this year’s Rio Games and in recognition Sheffield City Council is throwing a special civic reception in honour of the city’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Throughout the decades Sheffield has been home to many sporting stars, whether they live or train here. This year we have already seen several of ...

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City prepares for the North’s biggest outdoor art show

Exterior of pavilions resized

Friday 26 August 2016 It’s one of the highlights of Sheffield’s events calendar, and welcomes thousands of people to the beautiful Botanical Gardens every year. And now, more than 300 artists, sculptors and craftspeople are preparing to exhibit their work when Art in the Gardens returns for a 13th year on Saturday, 3 September and Sunday 4 September. Visitors from ...

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Sheffield selected to host key national swimming events

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

Tuesday 26 July Released on behalf of The SCT group by HR Media LTD Sheffield’s world-class aquatics venue has been chosen to host the two biggest events in the domestic swimming calendar next year. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre’s Olympic-size 50m pool will stage the 2017 British Swimming Championships and British Para-Swimming International Meet. Britain’s best swimmers and para-swimmers with ...

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Sheffield playgrounds go smoke free

22 July 2016 Sheffield City Council, today, launches its smoke free playground policy across Sheffield’s 152 playgrounds. Signs, developed in collaboration with Sheffield school children, are going up in children’s playgrounds across the city. The voluntary code will come into effect from 22 July 2016. Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Parks at Sheffield City Council, said: ...

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Outdoor City sparks a chain reaction for cycling in Sheffield

sheffield-grand-prix

18 July 2016 With this year’s Tour de France once again capturing the headlines, elite cyclists are expecting a huge reception when they line up for the return of the Sheffield Hallam University Grand Prix on Wednesday, 20 July. The 5th Sheffield Grand Prix, part of the British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series, caps a superb month for cycling in ...

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Route unveiled for much-anticipated new Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Sheffield's new 10k road race - route revealed!

The route of a major new road race for Sheffield can today be revealed. The Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K – which takes place on Sunday 30 October – will start in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and take runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. ...

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Cricketers strike first in major parks improvement programme

Children at the Kwik Cricket tournament, showing the new roof at Graves cricket pavilion

6 July 2016 Howzat for a revamp? Cricketers in Sheffield are set to get a new roof over their heads and ground improvements to the field as part of a major new investment programme in Graves Park. Vital building works on the roof of Graves Park cricket pavilion and major drainage works to the ground will mark the first stage ...

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City gearing up for traffic-free cycling event

Sky-Ride-family-1000

Friday 24 June 2016 Mount those saddles and pedal to your hearts content. There’s just one week to go until Sky Ride Sheffield brings traffic-free cycling for all the family, to Sheffield city centre. The third and final Sky Ride Sheffield event, organised by British Cycling and Sky, will return on Sunday 3 July with a festival atmosphere and lots ...

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I bet that you look good on the dance…Moor

Headphones at the ready for the BBC Music Day 'Headphone Disco'

Raving by the root vegetables, moshing at the meat counter or fandango to the fishmongers. Shoppers are in for more than just their weekly shop or a bite to eat when they visit the Moor Market this Friday. Music and food lovers can take part in the first ever ‘Headphone Disco’ hosted in an indoor market as part of the city’s ...

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