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Are you doing your bit to promote cycling in Sheffield?

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17 August 2017 Sheffield employers and employees are being asked to sign up to ‘Love to Ride – Cycle September’. The programme aims to engage at least 100 local workplaces and over 1,000 individuals in a friendly prize-winning competition to ride the most miles in September. Recent data shows 62 companies in South Yorkshire have signed up to ‘Love to ...

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Boeing Sheffield prepares for landing after planning decision

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28 July 2017 The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has been given a flying start in their plan to grow in Sheffield, after planning officers at Sheffield City Council gave their multi-million pound plans the go-ahead today (Friday 28 July). Sheffield City Council has approved the Boeing’s plans for a manufacturing and research building along with ancillary car parking and ...

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Stuck sites programme sticks out for judges

The planning team at Sheffield City Council. From left, John Stonard, Jonathan Baker, Khalid Mahmood and Rob Murfin.

A council initiative that is helping to regenerate eyesore and derelict buildings after years of neglect has been named as one of the best schemes in the country. Sheffield City Council received a silver medal for its work in making tough brownfield sites easier to develop into homes at the National Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Excellence in Planning ...

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Sheffield joins Geneva and Lisbon as one of Europe’s most impressive travel spots

Steamyard on Division Street

6 June 2017 Sheffield has been crowned as the  Emerging City Destination of the Year 2017 for Europe by tourist bible The Luxury Travel Guide. The guide, which seeks out the most impressive destinations, accommodation and hospitality across the globe, praised the city’s museums, galleries, theatres and great outdoors. And it said that our city was “undergoing a quiet renaissance for luxury ...

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Sheffield’s newest cinema shines a ‘Light’ on The Moor renaissance

The Light Cinema

28 April 2017 The UK’s fastest growing cinema operator, the Light Cinema experience, has recently opened its doors in Sheffield city centre – a move expected to accelerate footfall to an area already enjoying a 21 per cent increase in visitors. Part of a decade-long multi-million pound redevelopment of The Moor, the cinema is the latest addition to a growing retail and leisure ...

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Maundy Money will go on show as George’s legacy to Sheffield

Students from Sheffield College with the oak cabinet they have made to receive george McDonald's maundy money. Also pictured is his son Andrew, second left, the Lord Mayor Denise Fox, centre, and MP Clive Betts.

Tuesday 10 April Maundy money presented by Her Majesty the Queen when she visited Sheffield in 2015 will take pride of place in the Town Hall permanently thanks to talented Sheffield College students. Her Majesty first presented the maundy money to George McDonald, former school governor and long-time agent of Sheffield South-East MP Clive Betts, when she visited the city ...

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

Year of the Rooster

27 January 2017 The Lunar new year, popularly known as Chinese new year and as the Spring Festival, starts on 28 January 2017. This is a major festival celebrated by around 1/5 of people around the world! Sheffield has great links with China which help to boost our economy and diversity. Interesting Chinese and Sheffield facts: The 2011 census showed ...

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Grosvenor demolition brings back memories for council leader

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 17 January 2017 The leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Julie Dore was on the site of the former Grosvenor House Hotel, where she held her wedding reception 30 years ago, on Tuesday 17 January at 2pm as demolition works continue to make way for the new Sheffield Retail Quarter. The council leader also held her 40th birthday there, where she ...

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Support from Business Sheffield allows independent bridal firm to grow

Celebrating Curves Bridal

Sheffield’s independent business owner, Jane Burbeary of Celebrating Curves Bridal, diversified from travel to bridal wear after seeing a gap in the market, opening a successful bridal store thanks to support from Business Sheffield. Being in the bridal industry never really featured in Jane’s plans for a career until she got married herself, when she realised that finding a wedding dress size ...

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Sheffield City Centre Presents The British Bouldering Championship 2016

Credit Alex Messenger –Sheffield’s own Shauna Coxsey competing at the 2015 BBC final

Registration opens today for the much anticipated British Bouldering Championships (BBC) on the 9 and 10 July. Returning to Sheffield for the tenth time, this year 120 contestants will fight for first place from a new city centre location and the whole event will be free to spectators. As the headline event of the Cliffhanger outdoor festival, the BBC competition ...

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Roll-out of business support scheme to add £7M into local economy

Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland

Photo of Sheffield Sustainable Kitchen’s Director Rob Cole and RISE graduate Olly leyland The innovative and award winning talent retention and business support scheme ‘RISE’ is being rolled out across Sheffield City Region and is set to boost the local economy by £7m over the next three years. RISE, initially a partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield, and Sheffield City ...

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Leading law firms and investors discuss North Shoring to Sheffield in the Capital

North Shoring London Event

Image: North Shoring event, Law Society’s offices in Chancery Lane, London Photo credit: Nik Hamilton Creative Sheffield – the economic development arm of Sheffield City Council and a panel of managing partners of leading law firms have come together in London to discuss the benefits of North Shoring to Sheffield. The North Shoring event, held on Tuesday 24th May in ...

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The Outdoor City secures over £100,000 for major run route project

Image: Runner takes in the dizzy heights of Sheffield; The Outdoor City by Duncan Philpott

Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100,000 of funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed next month (April), with eleven new run routes (ranging from 1km to 10km in length – a total of ...

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Western Bank Bridge to benefit from strengthening works

23 March 2016 Western Bank Bridge a major road into Sheffield city centre which cuts through the University of Sheffield campus and forms a pedestrian concourse link, is to undergo a six-month strengthening project through the Streets Ahead project. Work will begin on Tuesday 29th March and lane closures will be in place during the night for the first two ...

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