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City to show its support for newly-promoted Blades

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20 April 2017 Tens of thousands of people are expected to throng the streets of Sheffield on Tuesday, 2 May, to mark Sheffield United’s promotion to the Championship. Council leaders are laying on a civic reception for the players, who will be chauffeured in style from Bramall Lane to the Town Hall on an open-top bus. There will also be ...

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2017 Official Tour de Yorkshire Jerseys and Partners Revealed

Official jerseys for the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

13 April 2017 News release from Welcome to Yorkshire With just over two weeks to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, race organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and A.S.O have revealed the jerseys and full list of official partners. The jerseys for the men’s race (which runs between 28-30 April) are being produced by sportswear brand Le ...

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Children create artwork to celebrate Yorkshire’s biggest bike race

Children from Stocksbridge Junior School show off their Tour de Yorkshire artwork

6 April 2017   Pupils from Stocksbridge Junior School are working with artists to create a striking piece of art to celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire. The three day race will finish at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge on the afternoon of Sunday 30 April – less than a mile away from Stocksbridge Junior School. The school has a week of events planned ...

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Thousands limber up for Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

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5 April 2017 It’s one of the best-loved events in the region – and thousands are limbering up for a run at it on Sunday 9 April. It will be the third running of the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield since it was officially launched in 2015. Since then the half marathon has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity ...

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Take a sneaky peek at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire finale in Sheffield

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3 April 2017 Looking forward to the Tour de Yorkshire coming to Sheffield on Sunday 30 April? Here’s a sneaky peek at the route that the peloton will take before crossing the finish line at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge at around 5.30pm. Cyclists will make their way from Bradford into Sheffield, and around Bolsterstone and Midhopestones, before arriving in Stocksbridge ...

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Tour de Yorkshire – information for residents

Map showing the five hill climbs in the final stage of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire

27 March 2017 The Tour De Yorkshire  is sure to bring a great atmosphere on Sunday 30 April, as cyclists make their way from Bradford into Sheffield, and around Bolsterstone and Midhopestones, before finishing at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge. Cyclists will arrive in Stocksbridge between 4pm and 4.30pm on 30 April and cross the finish line at around 5.30pm. Full route details and ...

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Tramlines adds even more names to its 2017 lineup

Primal Scream to headline Sheffield Tramlines 2017

Release published by Tramlines on 17 March 2017 Primal Scream, Kano, The Big Moon and The Reflex are among the latest additions, joining the likes of The Libertines, Metronomy, Toots & The Maytals, The Coral, The Pharcyde and All Saints. The festival will return to Sheffield from 21 – 23 July Tramlines – Sheffield’s inner-city music festival – has added ...

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Dual slalom race to hit Sheffield city centre

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27 February 2017 Star names in the mountain biking world are set to take part in the first-ever Howard Street Dual, being held as part of The Outdoor City Weekender. The dual slalom in Howard Street will be one of the many events of the Weekender, a high-octane weekend of climbing, biking, running, walking and more, taking place from Friday ...

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Special Olympics National Games mural set to be launched in Sheffield

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14 February 2017 A special piece of artwork and outdoor mural to celebrate Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield in August 2017 is being unveiled today in Sheffield City Centre. This very exciting and ground breaking collaboration between professional Sheffield digital artist Greg Harris, local art students with intellectual (learning) disability and athletes from Special Olympics GB sees famous Sheffield ...

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Magnificent cyclists take to the seven hills

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2 February 2017 Just walking up Blake Street or Hagg Hill is enough of a test for most hardy Sheffielders. But when The Magnificent Seven cycling event returns for a second time in March, cyclists will be racing as hard as they can up these, and five other, notorious Sheffield hill climbs. The race, a cross between a sportive and ...

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Weekend of all things outdoors returns for a second year

Cyclist in Fulwood, by Duncan Philpott

25 January 2017 Climbers, walkers, bikers, runners and those who simply love the outdoors are set for a treat when The Outdoor City Weekender returns to Sheffield for a second year in March. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, the weekend of high-octane outdoor fun will take place from 17 to 19 March in and around Sheffield: ...

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Lord Mayor and Consort get their skates on with a frozen fundraiser

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28 November 2016 IT’S more than three decades since Torvill and Dean became the highest scoring figure skaters of all time, with their 1984 Olympic performance to Ravel’s Bolero. And now the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, and her husband Councillor Terry Fox, are set to perform their very own – and very “Yorkshire” – version of the ...

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New management announced for Sheffield Food Festival

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23 November 2016 Hugely popular Sheffield Food Festival will return for a seventh year next May, under new management. The ever-successful annual event, which takes place across the city centre on the May bank holiday weekend, began as a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University’s Business School and Sheffield City Council’s major events team. The organisation Events Collective, which has been an ...

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Tens of thousands watch Sheffield light up for Christmas

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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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