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Preparations well underway for Royal Maundy visit

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

Thursday 19 March 2015 Excitement is rising in Sheffield in anticipation of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s visit to the city on Thursday 2 April. The Queen is visiting Sheffield to distribute the Royal Maundy to 89 men and 89 women from across South Yorkshire, in a special service at Sheffield Cathedral. The visit will be the first ...

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Commonwealth Games athletes welcomed by Lord Mayor

Sheffield's Commonwealth Games athletes in the Lord Mayor's parlour.

Friday 5 December 2014 Athletes from Sheffield who competed in this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were welcomed to the Town Hall earlier this week by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon. Those at the civic reception on Tuesday, 2 December included gold medal-winning squash player Nick Matthew and his family, including 12-week-old daughter Charlotte. Mr Matthew, 34, said ...

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We will remember them

Sheffield will mark the National Day of Remembrance with a special service on Sunday at the City War Memorial in Barkers Pool. This year’s service takes on a special significance on the 100th anniversary since the outbreak of World War 1. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Peter Rippon, will lead a procession from the City Hall on 9 November at 11am. ...

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Sheffield awards Freedom of the City

The City of Sheffield will be presenting an Army Signals Squadron with close links to the city with its highest honour this week. Following recent reorganisation of the Army Reserves, 38th Signal Regiment will be removed from the Army’s Order of Battle. In order to continue its close ties to the city, the Freedom of the City will transfer from ...

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New ‘green link’ opens in Sheffield

29 August 2014 A new ‘green link’ will be officially opened next Saturday (6 September) to provide a cycle and footpath from the Norfolk Park area into the city centre. This is the second phase of the Sheaf Valley Park – a major project to create a new park and green route from a series of unconnected public spaces on ...

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Community to remember victims of the Holocaust

A poignant candlelit vigil will be held to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides and how the tragedies survivors faced inspired them to come to the UK. A candlelit memorial ceremony will be held in the Winter Garden on Holocaust Memorial Day, Monday 27 January, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The service will include readings which reflect this ...

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Sheffield welcomes heroes home

Troops will be welcomed back to Sheffield next week after their tour of duty in Afghanistan. The Chestnut Troop, 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, already has the Freedom of the City and was keen to parade through the city next week (22 January) following its return from Helmand Province. It will be joined in the parade by the Kings Troop ...

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