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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

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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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Support our Armed Forces and veterans from all conflicts at annual event

Armed Forces and Veterans Day in Sheffield

15 June 2015 A parade, live music, displays and 1940s-themed activities will be among the attractions at Armed Forces and Veterans Day, taking place in Sheffield city centre on Saturday 20 June. The veterans will gather from 11.30am in Norfolk Row before the parade begins at 11.50am, taking in Norfolk Row, Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens. The ...

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Out of This World returns for a second year

Spooky faces resized for Newsroom

3 June 2015 Horror, sci-fi and magic are set to return to Sheffield city centre this October at the second annual Out of This World festival. The festival, set to take place around the Peace Gardens, Winter Garden, Tudor Square, Fargate, Barkers Pool and The Moor on Sunday 25 October, celebrates all things out of the ordinary. After the success ...

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Sheffield Food Festival all set for Bank Holiday foodie fun

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20 May 2015 This bank holiday weekend, Sheffield City Centre will come alive with food-based fun as thousands of people tuck into the fifth instalment of the Sheffield Food Festival. Between Saturday 23 May and Monday 25 May the popular Sheffield Business School-organised festival will be taking place within the heart of the city, with dozens of local producers, restaurateurs ...

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The first Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield proves a winner

And they're off - the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Peter Rippon, waves a flag at the start line.

Monday 13 April 2015 The first Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield has been hailed a great success as thousands of runners turned out to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. The huge field – over 7,500 runners signed up – set off from Arundel Gate and were cheered on by enthusiastic crowds as the UK’s ‘City of Sport’ embraced the ...

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Details of road closures for Royal Maundy visit


Friday 20 March 2015 A number of roads in Sheffield city centre will be closed on Thursday, 2 April, during the Royal Maundy visit to Sheffield. 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 time ...

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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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Are you planning the perfect Valentine’s date?

Friday 13 February 2015 Planning the perfect date can be stressful. So the last thing you want to think about before an important dinner is whether or not the place you choose takes food hygiene seriously. Luckily, the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme means you don’t have to. The Food Standards Agency, backed by Sheffield City Council, is urging you look ...

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First look at 2015’s packed event calendar

Thursday 18 December 2014 While most people aren’t thinking much further ahead than their plans for ringing in the New Year, Sheffield City Council’s Major Events Team are already lining up a packed events calendar for 2015. From sport and leisure to culture and the arts, the events and festivals planned for the coming year are set to capture the ...

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Sheffield city development gathers pace

Wednesday 17 December 2014 Sheffield City Council is now seeking to engage with a strategic development partner to help deliver the much-anticipated new retail quarter in the city centre. This brings plans closer to realisation and on target to deliver the first phase of a new scheme during 2019. The announcement comes after six months of intensive work with a ...

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Small Business Saturday sees launch of free Christmas shoppers’ parking from 2pm on Saturday afternoons

Grace Bolsover, of Grace's Fabrics in the Moor Market

Tuesday 2 December 2014 Shoppers in Sheffield are being encouraged to support independent traders this weekend, in recognition of “Small Business Saturday.” Small Business Saturday, which falls on Saturday, 6 December, is a national, non-political campaign which aims to encourage consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The initiative is particularly relevant in Sheffield, with the ...

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