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City gearing up for traffic-free cycling event


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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Streets Ahead team help keep Food Festival litter free

27 May 2016 As the city prepares to host this weekend’s food festival, Streets Ahead is preparing to keep Sheffield litter free and looking its best before food-lovers descend. Sheffield Food Festival showcases the quality and diversity of food and drink produced in the region and will take place this bank holiday weekend (Saturday 28 – Monday 30 May) at ...

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Love big city life, love the outdoors? Think Reward Health Cliffhanger, Sheffield’s inner-city festival of the outdoors

Top British female boulderer Shauna Coxsey on the wall

Sheffield city centre will be transformed into a playground for outdoor adventure when the Reward Health Cliffhanger Festival returns this July, with a new city centre location and free entry for everyone. One of the UK’s biggest outdoors festivals which is organised by Sheffield City Council is back in Sheffield from Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 July and for the ...

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Save the date for Sheffield City Centre’s Out of This World experience

Titan resized web

Step in to a parallel universe of sci-fi, mystery and magic as Sheffield promises another Out Of This World event for all the family on Sunday 23 October. Back by popular demand, people can now start thinking about their costumes for this year’s event celebrating the best of the strange, spooky, stupendous and supernatural. Last year, the festival celebrating all ...

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Phil the bin run Yorkshire Half Marathon

Phil the Bin getting ready for the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon

7 April 2016 Running over 13 miles is a challenge enough for most, but a member of the Streets Ahead team will be running this weekend’s Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon dressed as the Clean Sheffield anti-litter mascot, Phil the Bin. Ken Rowe, 63, a Highways Supervisor for Streets Ahead, has run every single marathon and half marathon in the city ...

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Search starts for next year’s Special Olympics volunteers

Sheffield football legends Tony Currie and David Hirst with Special Olympic Games athletes Niall Guite and Alex Thompson with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Talib Hussain

5 April 2016 Sheffield is proud to be hosting the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games in 2017. Today starts the search for 900 volunteers to help make The Games a success and Sheffield’s sporting legends, Special Olympics athletes and the Lord Mayor are amongst those calling for people to come forward. The National Summer Games will run from 7 August 2017 ...

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And we’re off…the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon officially launched today

Run for All, Partner Charities, Deputy Lord Mayor Denise Fox and Cllr Neale Gibson at the launch of 2016 Yorkshire Half Marathon

Friday 29 January Following the success of the brand new route, launched last year, the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon returns to Sheffield on 10 April 2016. Thousands of runners from across the country will unite in Sheffield to take on the challenging Yorkshire Half Marathon, now famous for its grueling hills, beautiful countryside views and downhill sprint to the finish, and ...

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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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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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Sheffield set to host 2016 Olympic trials

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

19 November 2015 Britain’s best divers will arrive in Sheffield next summer – with their only aim to secure their place on the plane to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The British Diving Championships 2016 will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre from 10 to 12 June and will see Olympic nominations up for grabs. The ...

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More famous faces join line-up for Christmas Lights switch-on

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

18 November 2015 More famous faces, including Sheffield’s “man with a pram” John Burkhill, have been confirmed as star guests for the Christmas Lights switch-on this Sunday, November 22. Performing this year will be girl band Stooshe and X Factor singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who are heading up the entertainment programme which begins at 2pm. They will be joined on the Peace Gardens stage ...

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Chart-topping band to switch on Sheffield’s Christmas

Stars on stage at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

16 November 2015 Girl band “Stooshe” have today been confirmed as the star guests at this year’s Sheffield Christmas lights switch-on. A full programme of entertainment will begin from 2pm on Sunday 22 November, before the big switch itself is flicked at 5.30pm on the main stage in the Peace Gardens. Joining Stooshe for the afternoon of festive fun will ...

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Festive markets and free parking boosting business this Christmas

Collabro performing at the 2014 Christmas lights switch-on

10 November 2015 A traditional Christmas is the main theme for festive shopping in Sheffield this year, with independent traders adding an extra-special offer to city centre retail in the run-up to the big day. As well as traders from across the UK and Europe selling a variety of gifts, jewellery, crafts and fresh produce, the Christmas market in Fargate ...

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