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Entries set to open for 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Tired runners at the finish line of the 2014 Yorkshire Half Marathon: Sheffield

15 October 2015 Organisers have announced that entries for the 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield will open at 9am tomorrow (Friday 16 October). The inaugural event burst on to the city’s streets on Sunday 12 April this year and proved an immediate success, attracting thousands of runners and large crowds that helped create a an amazing race day atmosphere. With ...

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Love city life? Love the outdoors? Think Sheffield

Mountain biker at Parkwood Springs. Photo by Duncan Philpott.

15 October 2015 Sheffield’s outdoor credentials are growing in stature on the global stage. This week the city is hosting the European Outdoor Summit, attracting more than 300 leading outdoor businesses and brands. This latest significant event comes just a month after the International Adventure Tourism Conference was also held here. And to coincide with the spotlight shining on Sheffield, ...

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Our Sheffield film launched to show what makes the city great

A brand-new film which showcases what people in the city said makes Sheffield great has been officially launched this week at a range of major events. But, at only two-and-a-half minutes long, the film can’t include everything that we love about Sheffield. So we at the council are now calling on people in the city to make their own short ...

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Plan drawn up to safeguard future of much-loved moorland

Stile at Burbage Bridge resized

9 September 2015 A long-term plan to support the future sustainable management of the moorlands on the edge of Sheffield is being considered by the council’s cabinet committee next week. Burbage, Houndkirk and Hathersage Moors cover 937 hectares (around four square miles) on the western edge of Sheffield, which is currently building upon its reputation as The Outdoor City. This ...

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Green space in The Outdoor City set for transformation

Launch of construction work at Catherine Street Open Space

4 August 2015 Building work began yesterday (Monday 3 August) to improve a run-down green space in Burngreave. Around £30,000, which has come from section 106 cash paid to Sheffield City Council by developers, is being spent on Catherine Street Open Space, which is bordered by Catherine Street and Somerset Road. Representatives from organisations including Burngreave Tenants and Residents Association ...

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Junior football club set to move into new home

30 July 2015 They call it the beautiful game – and after playing in a number of the city’s parks for three decades, a junior football club is now set to have a beautiful new home of its own. Following an open advert seeking expressions of interest from football clubs for the Steel City Sports Ground in Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield ...

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National acclaim for outstanding parks in The Outdoor City

Councillor Isobel Bowler with representatives from Green Estates and the local community at Manor Fields Park

A record-breaking 14 parks in Sheffield are among the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Devonshire Green, Ecclesall Woods, Firth Heritage Park, Meersbrook Park, the Peace Gardens, the Botanical Gardens, the Winter Garden, Wheata Woods, Millhouses Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Weston Park, Tinsley Green, Manor Fields Park and the Cholera Monument Grounds and Clay Wood are among ...

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