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Sheffield Council set out bold plans for cleaner air

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6 December 2017 Sheffield City Council is launching a new strategy to combat dangerous air. The Council says it has no intention whatsoever to charge private car-users but will consider charging the largest and most polluting vehicles, such as buses, coaches, and lorries, as part of a study looking at options to bring down emissions in the city. Sheffield is one ...

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£4.1m to boost jobs, homes and ‘Knowledge Gateway’ in Sheffield

The new Fitzalan Square will feature improved pedestrian walk ways

Released by Sheffield City Region  7 November A multi-million-pound funding boost for Sheffield’s ‘Knowledge Gateway’ from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to transform several prominent streets and spaces in Sheffield City Centre helping to create the setting for 2,863 new jobs and almost 500 new homes, growing the regional economy by an estimated £158million. The LEP is ...

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Historic times for new city heritage strategy

The council has recently announced a package of improvements to the old town hall on Waingate

A two-day event this weekend will mark a big step forward in the creation of the city’s first heritage strategy. Joined Up Heritage Sheffield (JUHS), a group of community organisations representing a wide range of heritage interests, will launch its vision for the future of Sheffield’s heritage at two events, on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October at Sheffield ...

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City presses Government over rail franchise

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For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press the Government on their priorities ...

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Meeting will discuss school idling fines

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A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss next steps after more than 1,000 people backed plans to tackle idling, including introducing fines for people who leave their car engines running outside schools. In one of the biggest responses to a Sheffield City Council consultation this year, 97 per cent of people said children and the most vulnerable must be protected ...

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Plan your journey carefully for IKEA’s opening weekend

IKEA Sheffield opens on Thursday

Motorists are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and consider alternative methods of transport as the city gears up for IKEA’s opening weekend. Sheffield City Council is expecting similar numbers on the roads to those normally experienced during the Christmas holiday period with IKEA opening its doors for the first time from Thursday. Councillor Jack Scott, ...

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Boeing begins construction on its first European production facility in Sheffield

The future: Boeing Sheffield apprentices on the site of the new factory

12 September 2017 Ceremonial ground-breaking event held at the site of Boeing Sheffield, which will be built alongside the University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050 at its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) ‘Boeing Sheffield’ is the company’s first production facility in Europe Boeing chose Sheffield based on its longstanding partnership with the AMRC and because of its partnership opportunities, skilled workforce ...

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Stuff about Sheffield

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Looking for Sheffieldish facts, figures, famous faces and funny stuff? Here’s a few for starters but if you need something specific just get in touch. The name Sheffield is derived from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Sheffield is the third largest English district by population. The 2011 census population of Sheffield was 551,800. A third of Sheffield ...

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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

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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

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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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