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Council leaders celebrate progress on visit to Olympic Legacy Park

Sheffield City Council Leader Cllr Terry Fox and Deputy Leader Cllr Julie Grocutt made their first visit to the Olympic Legacy Park on Monday, to view the facilities and find out more about the cutting-edge research and innovation taking place.

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Culture Projects are the “Shot In Arm” Needed for Recovery

Today sees the launch of Sheffield Culture Collective's first ever strategy for how culture can unlock Sheffield’s untapped economic and social potential.

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Sheffield showcases housing and regen ambitions during 2-day Homes England visit

Chairman of Homes England, Peter Freeman made his first trip to Sheffield this week during a 2-day whistle-stop tour of the city.

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Sheffield set to celebrate Summer in The Outdoor City

Summer in The Outdoor City (SITOC) will showcase events taking place across the city, from the city centre to local districts, as lockdown eases and Sheffield continues its Covid-19 recovery.

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Sheffield’s flagship hotel development gets underway

McLaughlin & Harvey appointed as construction contractor for city centre development 

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Statement on Liberty Steel

The Council has issued a statement on the news that the Liberty Steel plant at Stocksbridge is to be sold.

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Outdoor Hospitality Grant announced

A new Outdoor Hospitality Grant will shortly be available to Sheffield businesses who have invested in their outdoor premises to welcome back customers outside.

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Introducing The Furnace – Heart of the City’s first bar & restaurant

New World Trading Company announces name of their second Sheffield City Centre venue.

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City centre reopens under stage 2 of Roadmap

Sheffield’s businesses reopened their doors this week in a welcome return to trading, with many people taking the opportunity to visit local shops, hairdressers, get back to the gym or outdoor sports and enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at their favourite restaurants and bars.

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Restart Business Grant Scheme now live

Sheffield City Council has started to make one-off payments from the latest government grant scheme, ‘Restart Grants’, to eligible rate paying and non-rate paying businesses in the city.

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Statement on John Lewis

Sheffield City Council has issued a statement in response to today's announcement by John Lewis. 

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Acclaimed local food operator announced for new city centre gastro destination

The company behind some of Sheffield’s favourite food venues, The Milestone Group, has been chosen to run Cambridge Street Collective, a culturally diverse food destination that forms part of the transformative Heart of the City development programme.

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£50 million boost agreed for Sheffield’s economic recovery

Sheffield is set to benefit from £50 million investment to help the city’s recovery and renewal from the COVID pandemic.

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Covid-19 grants extended for Sheffield businesses

Grants for Sheffield-based businesses closed under the national restrictions have been extended to 31st March to support them through lockdown.

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Henry Boot Construction appointed on landmark Heart of the City scheme

Sheffield based construction firm Henry Boot Construction Limited has been appointed on two developments within Heart of the City, the cultural and social destination known as Cambridge Street Collective and Elshaw House – a brand-new low carbon office building.

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Council secures new funding to unlock £150 million of private sector investment

A report to be considered by the Council's Cabinet on 17th March seeks approval to enter into funding agreements that will help to deliver the first phase of development at West Bar.

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Plans unveiled for iconic new city centre park

Sheffield City Council is showcasing new proposals for Pound’s Park, a landmark new public space within the Heart of the City scheme, which continues the city centre’s move towards a greener, more sustainable and people-focused destination.

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New grant scheme to support open businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of between £1400 and £3150 to businesses that can stay open under the 5th January 2021 national lockdown, providing in-person services to customers.

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Council calls for support for struggling nightlife businesses

Sheffield City Council has today called on the Government to support the night-time economy sector, so that the city’s much loved pubs, bars and clubs can recover from the financial impact of Covid-19.

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New grant scheme to support self-employed and small businesses now live

Sheffield City Council will make one off payments of £1000 to businesses who have not been eligible for other grant schemes and are impacted by the 5th January 2021 National Lockdown.

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Sheffield City Region MCA approves 20-year plan for stronger, greener and fairer economic growth

A new 20 year Strategic Economic Plan has been set out for South Yorkshire, as the region looks to unlock its potential and create prosperity and opportunity for all.

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Consultation on proposals to extend award-winning Grey to Green project

A consultation has launched on proposals to extend the award-winning Grey to Green scheme from Castlegate to Angel Street. 

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Council holds summit to tackle the city’s digital divide

Today we held a Digital Inclusion Summit that brought together over 100 individuals and businesses from across the public, voluntary, community, faith and private sectors to collectively address the digital divide in Sheffield.

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Grant increases and extension for business supply chain scheme

The recent grant scheme to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors has been extended and grant amounts have been increased.

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Calls for Government to lift pub takeaway alcohol ban

Sheffield City Council is working with Sheffield and District Branch of the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) to urge the Government to revise their policy on restricting pubs and bars from providing takeaway alcohol products during the national lockdown. Currently, hospitality venues are only able sell alcohol via delivery.   

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Shop your last minute buys safely at the Moor Market

All measures are in place so that you can pick up your last few Christmas gifts and goodies at the Moor Market, in a safe, covid-secure and festive environment.

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Business grants increased and deadlines extended

To reflect the Tier 3 restrictions in Sheffield, there will be an increase in the grant amounts awarded to businesses in the hospitality, accommodation and leisure sectors who are successful in applying for the national lockdown and supply chain grants.

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Sheffield’s £25M bid for Stocksbridge town regeneration

A £25m investment plan has been put forward for the regeneration of Stocksbridge.

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Topping out for Heart of the City Pinstone Street developments

The latest phase of Sheffield’s Heart of the City scheme celebrated a key construction milestone this week — with the steel topping out on the new mixed-use developments on Pinstone Street.

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Christmas campaign to support the high street

Sheffield City Council has this week launched Its Make Yourself at Home for Christmas campaign giving people lots of ideas on how to support Sheffield businesses this festive season.

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Business supply chain grant now open

A new grant scheme is now available to support eligible businesses in the supply chain to hospitality, accommodation, leisure, and entertainment sectors.

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Free weekend parking across the city in run up to Christmas

Free parking across the city will be available every weekend in December in the run up to Christmas as we move into Tier 3 restrictions. 

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Advice for businesses as Sheffield enters Tier 3 restrictions

Businesses can access lots of advice and support as Sheffield moves to Tier 3 restrictions from next Wednesday 2 December.

Restart funding for businesses

Businesses are being urged to prepare their paperwork for a new 'Restart and Recovery Fund' that will be available to businesses on a first come, first served basis from the 2nd December. 

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Plans for flagship Pinstone Street hotel given the green light

Plans for a new hotel on Pinstone Street, Radisson Blu, have received planning approval. The hotel will overlook the Peace Gardens in Sheffield City Centre. 

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Streamlined business closure grants application process open

A streamlined process has now been put in place for businesses to access the latest support grants for businesses who have been been affected by the second Coronavirus lockdown. Grants are available for both ratepaying and non-ratepaying businesses. 

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New Covid-19 grant scheme for businesses

Sheffield City Council is launching a business grant scheme to support businesses who have been affected by the latest Covid-19 restrictions.

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New details on which businesses can stay open in lockdown

Government have issued further clarification on which businesses can remain open during the new lockdown period, with restrictions in place until 2nd December.

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Application for business support grants now live

Businesses in Sheffield can now apply for a lockdown business support grant.

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Statement on lockdown restrictions affecting businesses

New restrictions will come into force from Thursday 5th November as the UK enters a second lockdown period.  Cllr Julie Dore, Leader of Sheffield City Council, outlines the support available to businesses at this time. 

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Thank you to businesses for complying with Tier 3 restrictions

We are thanking businesses across the city for their efforts in helping to tackle the spread of Covid-19 by continuing to follow Government regulations.

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Information officers supporting businesses to be Covid-secure

Information officers employed by Sheffield City Council are carrying out visits to businesses in Crystal Peaks, Hillsborough and London Road to offer advice and guidance on operating safely under Covid-19 regulations.

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Applications open for businesses forced to close

The application for the Local Restriction Business Support Grant is now live. If your business was trading as usual but ...

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City comes together to protect businesses amid Covid-19

Sheffield’s Business Response Group have launched a new Business Recovery Plan that brings together civic, city and business leaders to address the impact of Covid-19 on Sheffield’s businesses and jobs.  

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Update for businesses on Tier 3 restrictions

More information on restrictions for businesses as Sheffield moves to 'Very High' Covid-19 category. 

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Advice for businesses as city enters ‘Very High’ Covid-19 restrictions

Sheffield has entered 'Very High' Covid-19 restrictions, which will have implications for many local businesses. Find out more about what new restrictions will be in place. 

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Leah’s Yard to be given a new lease of life

Sheffield's Heart of the City II scheme moves forward as essential structural work begins on the historic Leah's Yard and further plans for Cambridge Street are approved. 

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A bold new look for the Gaumont Building

Plans have been submitted to redesign the Gaumont Building in Sheffield city centre as part of the Council's Heart of the City II scheme. The proposal would see the building's current red steel frame replaced by a contemporary design with living walls. 

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New skate park opens in Castlegate

Marioland Skate Plaza will open in Castlegate on Sautrday 19th September. 

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The history of Sheffield’s long-lost castle

Sheffield is known around the world for its musical and industrial heritage. However, its long-lost castle – which was once among the most powerful political and cultural centres in medieval England – deserves a place in the history books as well, according to archaeologists.

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Have your say on the Local Plan in online consultation

Online consultation events will start next week giving local people the opportunity to provide their views and feedback on what they would like to be included in the Sheffield Local Plan.

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John Lewis signs new 20 year lease

John Lewis & Partners has agreed a new 20 year lease until 2040, with plans to refurbish the shop.

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New modular council homes lifted into position at Parson Cross

New modular homes come to Parson Cross in new scheme. The new housing could be the beginning of a series of modular homes available for affordable rent across the city.

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Plans submitted for prestigious Radisson Blu hotel in Sheffield

A planning application for the latest round of Heart of the City II proposals ha ...

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Work starts on Broomhill social distancing measures

The pavement at Broomhill shopping precinct is being widened to allow for social distancing and active travel.

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New café barrier scheme to encourage outdoor seating

Bars and cafes in Sheffield benefit from free pavement seating scheme.

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Pinstone Street social distancing measures upgraded

Work has begun to upgrade temporary changes to Pinstone Street, which is currently closed to traffic to help people maintain social distancing as they return to the city centre’s s ...

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Winter Garden to reopen Monday 17 August

Following its temporary closure due to the Covid outbreak earlier this year, we ...

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City’s leisure venues set for reopening  

Public leisure facilities in Sheffield will start to welcome customers back through their doors as Sheffield City Counci ...

Business grants for city’s night time economy

Business grants for city’s night time economy

As part of the second round of the Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme, Sheffield ...

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

Rent relief for Council business tenants extended

To support businesses and community groups who are facing difficulties due to th ...

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Coronavirus Business Grants Scheme extended

Sheffield City Council has opened applications for its Coronavirus Business Gran ...

Additional £16million to protect Sheffield from flooding

Additional £16million to protect Sheffield from flooding

Sheffield is set to receive an additional £16 million for the city's flood defen ...

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Heart of the City II continues to raise the bar for Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has pledged to provide exemplary ethical and sustainabili ...

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William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated

Work is set to get underway next week to meticulously remove the William Mitchel ...

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City moves into next phase of Heart of the City II scheme

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 our daily lives have changed considerably. Whilst we observe social distancing to stay sa ...

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Eligible business owners urged to apply for Covid-19 support grants

Sheffield City Council is encouraging eligible businesses in Sheffield to apply for support grants, available to help them face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Over the ...

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Be a part of UEFA Women's Euro 2021

UEFA Women's EURO 2021 is coming to England, with games being played in Sheffiel ...

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Council set to appoint interim Chief Executive

Mark Bennett, Director of HR and Customer Services at Sheffield City Council, sa ...

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Local Illustrator supports campaign to combat loneliness with free craft workshop

Independent Illustrator Josephine Dellow is taking over the Winter Gardens Pop U ...

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Major Global Law Firm Becomes Second Anchor Tenant of Heart of The City II

Top 10 global law firm, CMS, is set to become the second anchor tenant in the He ...

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Knowledge Gateway resurfacing to start this weekend

Resurfacing of three main city centre roads, that form part of the Knowledge Gat ...

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Weekday set to open Sheffield store this Friday

Swedish fashion brand, Weekday, is set to open its new city centre store on 29 N ...

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Facts about business rates in Sheffield

We’ve been asked some questions about business rates this week so we’re sharing some facts below: The Council has no p ...

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£25m Funding Bid to bring 2020 vision for Sheffield’s historic High Street

A bid made by Sheffield City Council and supported by the University of Sheffield has been successful in the first round ...

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Charity Gives City's Youth Work a Revamp and Cash Boost

Sheffield Futures launches new approach to youth work ‘Youth Sheffield’YOUTH charity Sheffield Futures has revamped the ...

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Sheffield flood defences hold during city’s wettest November day on record

Following yesterday’s severe weather conditions which saw 64mm of rainfall, Sheffield is now recovering, with all affect ...

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Season to be jolly hits Sheffield this November

Sheffield will be transformed in to a winter wonderland this month with festive activities, shopping, food & drink a ...

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Sheffield’s Big City Conversation is on track

Sheffield’s Leader and Deputy Leader took to Stagecoach Supertram today to talk with local people and get the Big City C ...

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University awarded Government funding to help microbusinesses use tech to grow

Sheffield Hallam University's Business School has been awarded funding to support 50 microbusinesses to engage with tech ...

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Sheffield recognised for outstanding role in Invictus UK Trials

Sheffield City Council has been recognised and thanked by the Invictus Board for the exceptional contribution the city a ...

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City centre resurfacing work gets under way

Resurfacing work will soon start on three key roads in the city centre as part of the Streets Ahead programme.Sections o ...

Big City Conversation

Public invited to discuss ‘Decision Making in Sheffield’

As part of Sheffield’s Big City Conversation and the upcoming referendum on the city’s governance, residents in Sheffiel ...

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Apprentices celebrate success with Streets Ahead

Sheffield youngsters are gaining hands on experience working for the city’s highways maintenance contract, developing in ...

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Volunteer Launch - Rugby League World Cup 2021

The Rugby League World Cup is coming to the UK - including Sheffield, with games taking place at Sheffield United's Bram ...

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Work to restore Ponderosa Park

After heavy rainfall during Bassfest at Ponderosa Park, some areas of the ground are in poor condition. Sheffield City C ...

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Down the drain like never before

Many of us walk over them each and every day without a second thought about what could be lurking beneath our feet.And w ...

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Latest images of Heart Of The City II show Pinstone Street’s transformation

Meet the new kids on the block!New visuals and official names are being unveiled today for the next two blocks in the Co ...

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Sheffield talks in lead up to The Big City Conversation

As part of Local Democracy Week Sheffield City Council is asking residents for their views about the issues that affect ...

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Business support project RISE launches today in big revamp

From today small and medium sized businesses in Sheffield City Region will be able once again to sign up to the region’s ...

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3,100 new council homes to be built to meet housing needs

Plans for the largest council house building programme for decades are taking shape in Sheffield. If approved, over 3,10 ...

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Sheffield shortlisted - prestigious place brand marketing awards

The awards benchmark and celebrate place brand design, marketing communications and place brand strategy for towns, citi ...

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First phase of Superfast South Yorkshire completes

From Openreach communications Speed boost for 95,000 homes and businesses as first phase of Superfast South Yorkshire co ...

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Artist Alex Chinneck ties post boxes in knots for latest public art

British artist Alex Chinneck returns with three identical new public artworks across the UK titled: ‘Alphabetti Spaghett ...

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Council pledges "Big Conversation" as petition passes threshold

Sheffield City Council has today confirmed that the petition submitted last month, calling for a referendum to change th ...

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Agreement will improve digital connectivity in city

Sheffield City Council has signed an agreement to work with Openreach which will enable it to deploy a faster, more reli ...

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Sheffield launches new construction skills learning hub

Continuing on from the success of ‘The Building Block’ programme, a new construction learning hub will open its doors at ...

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Small businesses invited to Better Business For All

Running your own business or thinking of setting one up? Confused about business regulations? Small businesses are invit ...

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Streets in the sky as Castlegate reveals its ancient history

Things are looking up for Castlegate in Sheffield ahead of the return of a popular festival which celebrates the area’s ...

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New technology academy to open at The Sheffield College

The Millgate Cyber Security Academy is launching at the College’s City campus, on Granville Road, this month.Students wi ...