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Sheffield confirmed as the UK’s outdoor capital city

Steve Peat - Sheffield-based professional downhill mountain biker - at Parkwood Springs

Sheffielders have long known that the unique mix of outdoor and urban life is what makes their city special – and now newly-published research has proved that Sheffield is the undisputed outdoor capital city of the UK. The outdoor recreational market is worth £1.4bn nationally, and Sheffield is primed to take a share, as the study proves the city has ...

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Sheffield awards Freedom of the City

The City of Sheffield will be presenting an Army Signals Squadron with close links to the city with its highest honour this week. Following recent reorganisation of the Army Reserves, 38th Signal Regiment will be removed from the Army’s Order of Battle. In order to continue its close ties to the city, the Freedom of the City will transfer from ...

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New school places proposed for three Sheffield schools

More school places for children in the north of the city and those with complex speech, language and communication difficulties will be available next year if Sheffield City Council’s cabinet gives the schools approval to expand. Sheffield’s cabinet will be discussing plans to increase capacity at Oughtibridge Primary School and The Rowan Special School as well as proposals to allow ...

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The sky is the limit for Sheffield’s cyclists

Cycling fever is set to hit Sheffield this weekend when Sky Ride Sheffield comes to the city with thousands of people already signed up to take part in the fun, free and family-friendly event. Individuals, cycling groups, families and friends are being encouraged to sign up and take part in the event – one of 14 free large cycle rides ...

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BMX star to launch Sky Ride Sheffield

A keen cyclist who was inspired to get on her bike for the first time since retirement is encouraging other people to sign up to Sky Ride Sheffield, which this year will be attended by Great Britain BMX rider Curtis Manaton. More than 1,000 people have already signed up to take part in Sky Ride Sheffield on 10 August, one ...

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Council’s 19 Point Plan to Promote Cycling

A 19 point plan to encourage more people to use their bikes in Sheffield is set to be adopted by the City Council’s Cabinet next Wednesday (23 July). The key recommendations will be considered by members aimed at getting people of all ages and backgrounds cycling in every part of the city. There are many economic, health and environment benefits ...

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Sheffield building on tour legacy

Sheffield is aiming to build on the excitement generated from successfully hosting one of the world’s top sporting events. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million people watched Stage 2 of the Tour de France as the world’s top cyclists swept through Sheffield on Sunday, with viewers from over 180 countries around the world following the race on TV. ...

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Make the most of sheffield’s greatest sporting event

Sheffield is ready to welcome one of the world’s greatest sporting events as the city turns yellow and events will be on offer for everyone to get into Le Tour spirit. The eyes of the world will focus on Yorkshire this week, with hundreds of thousands of cycling enthusiasts descending on Sheffield and over a billion viewers watching on television ...

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It’s Showtime! for Sheffield’s talented performers

Talented school children and performing arts groups with a flair for drama and music will be treading the boards at some of the city’s most prestigious theatres during this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival. Theatres such as The Montgomery Theatre, the Library Theatre, The Octagon and Crucible will be showcasing drama, musicals, dance extravaganzas, comedies and classic stories performed by a ...

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Outdoor festival goers gearing up for Cliffhanger

This summer’s Cliffhanger festival is nearly here. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities, especially biking ones, at this eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June 2014. The family-friendly, value for money event, is expected to attract ...

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Sheffield best for breastfeeding

Sheffield’s 5th annual breastfeeding celebrations will be held at the Winter Gardens on Tuesday 17 June. Two picnic events are to be held as part of Sheffield Breastfeeding Awareness Week; a time to promote breastfeeding with the aim of making it part of our culture in Sheffield. This year’s celebrations coincide with Sheffield Children’s Festival. The baby friendly picnics welcome ...

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Council calls for fresh start to city’s outdoor sports

Sports governing bodies and local clubs will be invited to play a greater role in the management and investment in outdoor sports facilities in Sheffield as the council faces the challenges of ever-reducing government funding. Sheffield City Council has developed an Outdoor Sports Strategy which calls on dedicated sports providers, governing bodies and local clubs to take a greater lead ...

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Adult learners top of the class

For most adults writing essays and studying for exams is a thing of the past but the achievements of a host of people who have gone back to learning in later life will be celebrated at a special awards ceremony. The Sheffield Adult Learners’ Week Awards have been organised by Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities department to ...

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Step Up! and Dance on The Moor

Hot-footed youngsters are being encouraged to step up and take part in a host of dance activities at this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival. From hip hop to Zumba and contemporary to street style – there will be a variety of dancing workshops, performances and opportunities to get involved. One highlight of the festival is the Step Up! – Dance on ...

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Join in the fun at the Sheffield Children’s Festival

Creative children of all ages who love to dance, sing, act and create art are being invited to take part in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Festival Activity Day at the Winter Garden. The festival, now in its 22nd year, takes place from Saturday 7 June to Sunday 6 July and aims to celebrate the talent, creativity and enthusiasm of Sheffield’s ...

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