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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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Thursday’s the day

16 May 2014 THURSDAY’S THE DAY Sheffield electors are being reminded that Thursday is the day to go and vote by Sheffield City Council’s Elections team. Sheffield, like many other local authorities across England, is holding local elections on Thursday (22 May) and electors will also be having their say in the European elections for Yorkshire and Humberside.

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New campaign urges people to become Dementia Friends

A rally call has been issued to volunteers to help Sheffield become one of the first dementia friendly cities so those living with the disease can live well in the city. With predictions that one in three people over the age of 65 will develop dementia, charitable, health and government organisations are warning that the disease is one of the ...

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Caring families needed to foster in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is appealing for more families to help change the lives of children and young people throughout the city by becoming foster carers. There are currently 290 fostering households in Sheffield who look after more than 280 children but there are not enough prospective foster carers coming forward. Sheffield City Council is supporting Foster Care Fortnight, which runs ...

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Get the circus bug at Weston Park May Fayre

Human-sized bees, butterflies, beetles and ladybirds from the Insect Circus will premier their show at the Weston Park May Fayre to help the National Fairground Archive (NFA) celebrate its milestone 20th anniversary. Families can take a step back in time at Weston Park, Sheffield, on Sunday 18 May 2014 when the Insect Circus will pitch up its big top for ...

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Get on your bike for the Highland Fling

One of the biggest bashes in Sheffield’s outdoor events calendar will be returning this bank holiday with a cycling theme to mark the upcoming Tour de France. A taste of the countryside will be coming to the city once again when the 11th Highland Fling Country Fair arrives at Graves Park on Monday 5 May 2014. Entertainment at this year’s ...

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Get your ticket for Sheffield’s top outdoor event

Daredevils hoping to brush shoulders with world champions and record breakers can now buy their tickets to this summer’s Cliffhanger festival. Everyone from sports enthusiasts to complete beginners will be able to watch and take part in a host of adventurous activities at the eighth Cliffhanger festival, which is returning to Millhouses Park in Sheffield between 21 and 22 June ...

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Local sporting heroes named as Batonbearers for Queen’s Baton Relay

With just under 100 days to go until the 2014 Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Sheffield City Council today announced the three Batonbearers selected to carry the Queen’s Baton when it arrives in the city. The Queen’s Baton Relay will tour Sheffield on 1 June, visiting local landmarks and acting as the centrepiece for events happening to celebrate the countdown ...

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Cash savings for Sheffield bill payers thanks to the Big Sheffield Switch

Hundreds of people will now be protected from sky-high household bills in future after signing up to the top tariffs identified during a council led energy saving campaign. Sheffield City Council has been helping to throw a financial lifeline to families and individuals struggling with rising living costs when it launched the Big Sheffield Switch campaign earlier this year. More ...

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Sheffield – a city of choice

Sheffield First Partnership has released its latest findings into what it is like to live, work and learn in Sheffield. The State of Sheffield 2014 report tells the continuing story of the city’s development, providing an overview of what is happening, how things are changing and how Sheffield is faring compared to other cities. Sharon Squires, Director of Sheffield First ...

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Contraband tobacco fines not to be sniffed at

Two illegal tobacco traders have been ordered to pay substantial fines following prosecution by Sheffield City Council Trading Standards. 278 packs of contraband cigarettes and 23 packs of hand rolling tobacco were seized from two shops during an operation in which seven retail premises were visited by Sheffield City Council Trading Standards, South Yorkshire Police and two sniffer dogs. Mr ...

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Sheffield Eagles and Sheffield City Council announce a new partnership

Sheffield Eagles and Sheffield City Council have joined forces for the first time to boost rugby league in the city. Up to 2000 young people and more than 40 schools will benefit after the Council agreed a £45,000 grant to the Eagles to support the growth of the club’s activities as part of its transition to a new era for ...

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