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On your marks get set for a great half-term in the great outdoors!

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Tuesday 26 January 2016 Looking for things to do this half-term? Activity Sheffield and partners are inviting you to take part in their exciting half-term holiday parks programme running throughout the week. Following on from October’s popular half-term events Activity Sheffield is once again encouraging people to get out and about and active in Sheffield’s beautiful parks and green spaces. ...

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Ponds Forge to make major investment in new HD scoreboard

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

11 January 2016 A state-of-the-art, HD scoreboard is being fitted at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre as part of a £230,000 investment. Supplied by Swiss Timing, the Daktronics board will be installed in the Olympic-sized swimming pool at Ponds Forge ahead of the start of the regional and national competitions season in March. The 35m2 board, which is environmentally friendly to ...

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Underused automated toilets to close in order to save public money

Following a public consultation, five sets of automated public toilets are set to close across Sheffield in order to save around £100,000 a year in maintenance costs. As the toilets are used so infrequently, keeping them open would cost Sheffield City Council just under £10 per use. At the least popular facility, in Birley Moor Road, the cost of each ...

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Stage set for another year of dazzling major events

Crowds at the 2015 Christmas Lights switch-on

18 December 2015 This year saw the highest-ever attendance at Out of This World, a packed-out Peace Gardens for the Christmas lights switch-on, thousands of art lovers enjoying Art in the Gardens, and the city coming alive with music of all genres at Tramlines. And with details of 2016’s events line-up currently being finalised, it’s set to be another very ...

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Nightclub’s charity night to help those who beg

Popworld’s Rachel Watson and Sam Farnan with their rodeo reindeer

8 December 2015 A popular Sheffield nightclub has been inspired by a city campaign to hold a charity night to help people who beg for money on the streets. Revellers going to Popworld on Carver Street on Friday, 11 December, will gain free entry before midnight in exchange for a tin of food. All tins collected on the night will ...

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National accolade for Sheffield Archives

Letter from Mary Queen of Scots written from Sheffield in 1571

30 November 2015 Letters from one of the most famous – or infamous – characters in this country’s history are housed right here in Sheffield’s archives. Mary Queen of Scots was locked up by her cousin Elizabeth I in Tudor times after she abdicated the Scottish throne and fled to England in 1568. She was considered such a threat to ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy Christmas Lights switch-on

Crowds in the Peace Gardens

23 November 2015 Around 35,000 people packed into Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday 22 November) to watch champion fundraiser John Burkhill flick the switch on this year’s Christmas lights. Mr Burkhill took to the Peace Gardens stage to turn the lights on with pop band Stooshe; singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan; the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain; stars of this ...

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Debut author voted winner by Sheffield’s children

Lord Mayor and Lara Williamson at Sheffield's Children Book Awards

13 November 2015 Top children’s books have been judged by school pupils in Sheffield and the results are in. New author, Lara Williamson, has been named overall winner at the annual Sheffield Children’s Book Awards with her debut book “A Boy Called Hope”. Lara, who had previously worked at magazines such as J17 and ELLE, struck a chord with young ...

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Council set to boost Cultural Industries Quarter

4 November 2015 Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter (CIQ) is set to get a major boost as two proposals to support the area are being considered by the city council’s cabinet next week (Wednesday, 11 November). The first report is a proposal to lease an area of underused open land at Charles Street (next to the Hallam Students Union building) to ...

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Half term sporting fun kicks off

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27 October 2015 From ghost walks to bug hunting, traditional crafts to rounders, children from across the city are invited to take part in Activity Sheffield sessions throughout the school half-term holiday. Following on from the successful “Your Summer Holiday in the Park” events which were held during the summer break, Activity Sheffield is continuing to make the most of ...

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Tens of thousands enjoy city festival

Beverly Hills Cop in Millennium Square

26 October 2015 More than 30,000 people packed out Sheffield city centre yesterday (Sunday, 25 October) for the second annual Out of This World festival. From families to cosplay enthusiasts, revellers enjoyed meeting sci-fi characters in the Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens, getting spooked on The Moor and being wowed by magicians outside the Town Hall. Younger visitors also enjoyed the ...

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A new chapter for Woodseats Library

Artist impression of new library and medical centre

26 October 2015 The doors of an old and dated library building will shut for the last time next month before the building is demolished to make way for a brand new library and medical centre. Users of the Woodseats branch are being asked to use alternative arrangements which are being put in place during the construction period. This is ...

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Sporting memories groups all set for kick off

Pensioners at a sporting memory group in East Lothian

Monday 19 October 2015 Whether it is cricket, rugby, football, boxing, snooker or athletics, by using old photographs, newspaper articles and memorabilia, discussion can help older people forge new friendships, share memories and sometimes even get back into sport themselves. Sheffield City Council and the Sporting Memories Network are launching sporting memories groups at five libraries across the city this ...

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