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New sculptures celebrate heritage of Spital Hill

Cllr Ibrar Hussain, Sheffield Lord Mayor Cllr Talib Hussain and Cllr Jackie Drayton joined by local residents at the official launch of the new sculpture on Vestry Square.

23 December 2015 Two exciting new sculptures have been installed on Sheffield’s Spital Hill to link several related strands of the area’s history. The sculptures are made from stainless steel inlaid with bronze and mosaic.  They are part of an overall regeneration scheme to improve the Spital Hill  area.  This has included shop-front improvements, new paving and a reshaping of ...

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Sheffield’s ‘unsung heroes’ receive their awards

Lord Mayor Civic Awards 2015

9 December 2015 The first ‘unsung heroes’ of Sheffield’s new Civic Awards received their honours in the Town Hall last night. Twenty-two local people were recognised for their valuable contribution to the community covering a wide range of activities. These ranged from dedicated charity fund-raisers to enthusiastic volunteers working to support young people and community cohesion in the city. Sheffield ...

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Santa arrives early from Lapland

Santa Claus and Sheffield's Lord Mayor hand out early Christmas gifts to local children.

4 December 2015 Santa swooped in from his home in Lapland to give Sheffield children an early Christmas surprise this week. Around 90 local children received gifts from Santa Claus as he took a break from his busy schedule to make a detour to Sheffield and hand out a wonderful selection of festive goodies. The Finnish Embassy used their influence ...

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Sheffield’s ‘unsung heroes’ to receive their awards

3 December 2015 The first ‘unsung heroes’ of Sheffield’s new Civic Awards are to receive their honours next week. Twenty-two local people are to be recognised for their valuable contribution to the community covering a wide range of activities. These range from dedicated charity fund-raisers to enthusiastic volunteers working to support young people and community cohesion in the city. The awards ...

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Public invited to Remembrance Day service

4 November 2015 Sheffield will mark the National Day of Remembrance with a special service on Sunday, 8 November at the city’s war memorial in Barkers Pool. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, will lead a procession from the City Hall at 10.50 am. The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by Captain R E J Crothers ...

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Steve Peat joins Sheffield’s ‘walk of fame’

Peaty and family celebrate his induction to the walk of fame

28 October 2015 A world champion mountain biker today joined Sheffield’s prestigious ‘walk of fame’. Steve Peat was selected to become the latest Sheffield Legend and will join the likes of Joe Cocker, Sean Bean, Michael Palin and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the city’s ‘Hollywood Boulevard-style’ attraction outside the Town Hall. Peat was born in 1974 and grew up in Chapeltown, ...

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Lord Mayor to launch Poppy Appeal in Sheffield

Sheffield City Centre

22 October 2015 The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is set to be officially launched in Sheffield on Saturday, 24 October when the Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain, buys a poppy on the Town Hall steps. The appeal, originally started to help those returning from the First World War, recognises the memory of the fallen and the future of the ...

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Champion mountain biker inducted into ‘walk of fame’

Sheffield Legend Steve Peat in action

20 October 2015 A world champion mountain biker is to set to join Sheffield’s prestigious ‘walk of fame’ next week. Steve Peat was selected to become the latest Sheffield Legend and will join the likes of Joe Cocker, Sean Bean, Michael Palin and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the city’s ‘Hollywood Boulevard-style’ attraction outside the Town Hall on Wednesday (28 October). Peat ...

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Champion mountain biker chosen as latest Sheffield Legend

Steve Peat - champion downhill mountain biker

7 October 2015 A world champion mountain biker has been chosen to join Sheffield’s prestigious ‘walk of fame’ this year and 20 local heroes have been nominated to gain the new Civic Awards. Steve Peat was selected to become the latest Sheffield Legend and will join the likes of Joe Cocker, Sean Bean, Michael Palin and Jessica Ennis-Hill on the ...

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Sheffield remembers local WW1 hero

Sgt Maj John Crawshaw Raynes VC

7 October 2015 Sheffield will remember one of its bravest sons on Monday (12 October). A special plaque will be unveiled in the city centre in honour of Sergeant–Major John Crawshaw Raynes, who earned his Victoria Cross for bravery and devotion to duty in World War 1 on 11-12 October 1915. The plaques have been provided by the Government to ...

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Sheffield to honour one of its bravest sons

Sgt Maj John Crawshaw Raynes VC

30 September 2015 In two weeks’ time Sheffield will remember one of its bravest sons who was awarded Britain’s highest award for gallantry in battle exactly 100 years ago. A special plaque will be unveiled in the city centre in honour of Sergeant–Major John Crawshaw Raynes, who earned his Victoria Cross for bravery and devotion to duty in World War ...

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Last few days to nominate your Sheffield heroes

Nick Matthew - world champion squash player

6 July 2015 There are just a few days left to make nominations for this year’s Sheffield Legend and for the first of the new Civic Awards to honour the city’s ‘unsung heroes’. There has already been lots of interest in these special awards. The closing date for nominations is on Friday (10 July), although any names sent in after ...

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Sporting history unveiled by Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain (centre), unveils the Youdan Trophy in the presence of its sculptor, Graham Ibbeson (left), and Keith Hackett of You-Are-The-Ref.com

3 July 2015 Football fans have until Thursday, 30 July to catch a glimpse of a piece of Sheffield’s football heritage. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, unveiled the Youdan Trophy at Sheffield Town Hall yesterday (Thursday, 2 July). The bronze statue is the work of Barnsley’s ‘people’s sculptor’ Graham Ibbeson, the man famed for his life-size Dickie ...

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Nominate your heroes for local awards

Michael Palin 1 colour

24 June 2015 Nominations are now being invited to recognise this year’s Sheffield Legend and the new Civic Awards to honour the city’s ‘unsung heroes’. This year’s Sheffield Legend will join the exclusive ‘walk of fame’ outside the Town Hall alongside the likes of local heroes Sean Bean, Def Leppard, Michael Palin and Jessica Ennis-Hill. Sheffield’s local heroes will also ...

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