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BAM will develop first phase of new Sheffield Retail Quarter

An artist's impression of the new HSBC block

22 March 2017 Sheffield City Council has confirmed BAM’s role in helping to develop the City’s ambitious Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ). An Sheffield City Council spokesperson said: “Bam has been selected as the main contractor for the first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter, which includes a new city centre location for HSBC and associated retail and business units, and are currently ...

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Sheffield shortlisted for national Best Bar None award

Millennium Square by night

12 January 2017  City partners who work together to promote the responsible management of licensed premises have been recognised once again as Sheffield is shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Sheffield is one of only three finalists for the national Best Bar None awards, up against Durham and Bedfordshire. The announcement will be made at a Parliamentary reception at the ...

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Tens of thousands watch Sheffield light up for Christmas

Panto mice in Peace Gardens

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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Women of Steel – inspiring strength and determination

Female World Bouldering Champion Shauna Coxsey takes a moment to appreciate the Women of Steel.

Friday 8 July 2016 Last month we unveiled the Women of Steel statue in honour of all the women who worked bravely and tirelessly through two world wars in Sheffield’s munition factories. The statue stands in Barker’s Pool in Sheffield as a lasting reminder and thank you to the women who kept our country going during the war. In 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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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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Get moor from your market this Christmas

Sean Clarke at Beer Central, with a festive ale

23 November 2015 Turkey, sprouts and festive ales will be on most people’s Christmas shopping lists this year. And with around 80 independent traders selling a huge range of meat, fish, vegetables, beverages and fresh produce, the Moor Market is the place to buy all the ingredients for the festive season. With the food shopping taken care of, the market ...

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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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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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Final countdown to Out of This World

Spooky faces resized for Newsroom

21 October 2015 It’s the final countdown to this year’s Out of This World festival, which is set to blast off in Sheffield city centre on Sunday, 25 October. Taking over the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, the Winter Garden, the Town Hall and The Moor from 11am to 6pm, Out of This World will bring free family-friendly activities based around ...

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Sheffield Grand Prix 2015 – interview with Gary Clifton

Tom Scully took the top prize at the fourth annual Sheffield Grand Prix, which took place in the city centre on Wednesday 22 July. Around 7,000 people turned out to enjoy the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series race, which took in a route around Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Arundel Gate and Surrey Street. An event village, complete with stalls, refreshments, children’s ...

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