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Front of John Lewis store in Sheffield

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.

New modular homes at Parson Cross

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.

Artistic impression of the Radisson Blu hotel courtyard in Sheffield

Plans submitted for prestigious Radisson Blu hotel in Sheffield

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

Road works sign

Work starts on Broomhill social distancing measures

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

Pavement barriers outside Hygge cafe in Sheffield

New café barrier scheme to encourage outdoor seating

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

Pinstone Street

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 ...

Winter Garden arches at night

Winter Garden to reopen Monday 17 August

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

Swimming pool

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 ...

Drone shot of Sheffield city centre lit up at night

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

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

William Mitchell frieze

William Mitchell frieze to be safely removed and relocated

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

Cambridge Street HOCII block

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 ...

women's euro 21

Be a part of UEFA Women's Euro 2021

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

Town Hall fountain view

Council set to appoint interim Chief Executive

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

Josephine Dellow

Local Illustrator supports campaign to combat loneliness with free craft workshop

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

Grosvenor building

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 ...

Fitzalan Square visual

Knowledge Gateway resurfacing to start this weekend

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

Weekday shop

Weekday set to open Sheffield store this Friday

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

Sheffield Town Hall fountain view

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 n ...

Fargate

£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 ...

Welcome to Sheffield Futures

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 ...

Riverside

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 ...

christmas baubles

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 ...

couple at big city conversation event

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 ...

Sheffield Hallam University

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 ...

Invictus Frame

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 ...

Eyre Street Sheffield

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 ...

Amey Star awards

Apprentices celebrate success with Streets Ahead

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

Rugby League trophy

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 ...

Ponderosa Park

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 ...

men outside Megatron

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 ...

Image of HOCII transformation

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 ...

Big city conversation poster

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 ...

people holding ipads and mobiles

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 ...

New Council home

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 3,1 ...

Sheffield makes people brand

Sheffield shortlisted - prestigious place brand marketing awards

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

Digital connect image

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 c ...

Alphabetti spaghetti - Alex Chinneck

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 ...

Town Hall fountain view

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 ...

man with laptop and mobile phone

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 ...

Building block opening

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 ...

mobiles and laptops

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 ...

Castle street sign

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 ...

Sheffield College

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 ...

Roadworks

Sheffield drivers reminded to put safety first around roadworks

As the darker nights close in and temperatures begin to fall, Sheffield drivers are being encouraged to take more care w ...

Castlegate Festival

Street signs show city's ancient heart as Castlegate Festival returns

The spotlight will return to Castlegate – where Sheffield first began - for a month of celebrations as the area embarks ...

LED street lighting

Consultation on plans to vary street lighting levels opens

Sheffield residents are being asked to give their views on a proposal to vary the street lighting levels across Sheffiel ...

A630 view

Views sought on changes to A630 Parkway

The aim is to reduce congestion and journey times between the Catcliffe Interchange, the Advanced Manufacturing Park and ...

McLaren building

Sheffield makes McLaren feel at home

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children watching a video game

Record number of visitors at National Video Game Museum

Since opening for the Summer holidays on 24th July, the NVM has welcomed nearly 2,500 visitors to play and learn about v ...

street lighting

Residents to have their say on street light dimming

Residents of Sheffield will soon have the chance to share their views on a proposal to vary the street lighting levels a ...

crowd at tramlines

Opinion: A very good week for Sheffield

I write this column at the end of what has been a very good week for Sheffield.  Tramlines played to record crowds, and ...

Weakland new homes Engie

Multi-million pound development to create energy efficient homes

Sheffield City Council has appointed leading energy, services and regeneration specialist ENGIE to develop a new homes p ...

openreach employees

Sheffield set to benefit from the UK’s fastest broadband speeds

In Sheffield, new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology, where fibre is laid all the way from the exchange to people’s ...

parkway roundabout

Road and lane closures planned for major city routes

Lane and road closures will be in place on two of Sheffield’s busiest routes over coming weeks whilst essential testing ...

Queens road

Resurfacing work to start on Queens Road

Resurfacing on one of the city’s busiest main routes is set to begin next month, as the final stage of improvements get ...

outside marmadukes cafe

Watch: Marmadukes to open new cafe in Heart Of The City II

https://youtu.be/wkoAD9QUCaUOne of Sheffield’s most popular local businesses is opening a second store in the city’s tra ...

monki fashion store

New Swedish fashion confirmed for Heart Of The City II

NEW SWEDISH FASHION BRANDS SET FOR HEART OF THE CITY II Sheffield’s Heart of The City II scheme is hotting up with the a ...

ski village

Critical milestone for £40m Parkwood Springs leisure destination

Plans to create an internationally-recognised sport and leisure destination at P ...

image of building

No developments with Sichuan Guodong now planned

Sheffield City Council has written to the chairman of Sichuan Guodong to inform ...

view of sheffield

A new future on the horizon for Sheffield High Street and Fargate 

Sheffield's historic High Street and Fargate have been shortlisted for part of a £675m fund designed to improve its vibr ...

high storey building

Sheffield City Council restates its ambition to become zero carbon by 2030

Sheffield City Council has restated its ambition to become zero carbon by 2030 a ...

The purple flag crew

Purple patch continues for city safety

When people choose where to go for a trouble-free night out, Sheffield remains a ...

clean air sheffield

Sheffield’s clean air conversation begins

Sheffield is today launching a city-wide conversation about its ambitious plans ...

Peace Gardens

Regional growth programme RISE celebrates funding success

A project which has been connecting graduates to small to medium-sized businesse ...

Bramall Lane

Bramall Lane to be resurfaced ahead of football season

Streets Ahead is just one of the teams getting ready for the start of the new fo ...

Kangaroo Works

Great leap forward for £50m residential development

These exciting new images show how Sheffield city centre is bouncing back - with ...

Diamond Building

University of Sheffield number one in UK for engineering research income and investment

The University of Sheffield has overtaken Imperial College London to be the top ...

City Centre cycle routes poster

Watch: New cycle route so much faster as next phase is announced

Plans to link Sheffield’s new Heart Of The City II development to the University ...

grey to green phase 2

Work on £5.8m Grey To Green Phase 2 begins 

Hotels, businesses and residents in Sheffield’s historic Castlegate will soon en ...

Town Hall fountain view

Funding received for Hanover Tower re-cladding

The council appealed to central government to fund the work so that the cost wou ...

Park Hill flats with kids

Share and celebrate 100 years of Council housing

This summer we are celebrating a landmark event that saw large scale council est ...

Fargate ride

Fargate shoppers hit magic million as footfall soars to highest level in three years

More than a million people flocked to Fargate in Sheffield in March and the foll ...

Blades image

Open top bus tour and civic reception for Blades Premiership promotion

Sheffield City Council and Sheffield United Football Club (SUFC) have confirmed ...

Blades Crowd

SUFC Celebration Event - Essential Information

Everything you need to know if you're planning to come to Sheffield United's cel ...

Richard Hawley

Castlegate: Tonight, the streets are ours

Pop-up businesses are being given the chance to say “tonight, the streets are ou ...

Knife sharpeners at Eyewitness Works

Eyewitness owners to celebrate building's rich history

Originally released by Capital & Centric With construction starting at Eyew ...

Graduates

Mayor funding for South Yorkshire Children's University

The Children's University is a national charity which works with schools to enco ...

Phil Jupitus

Tramlines Festival Announces 2019 Comedy Lineup

Plus a further wave of breaking music talent has been confirmed to play the city ...

Europa link

Roadwork scheme marks start of city’s 2019 resurfacing programme

Resurfacing work started last weekend on one of the city’s major link roads, mar ...

Hillsborough Park proposed cafe image

New images of proposed cafe in Hillsborough Park

Originally released by Age UK Sheffield   Plans to revive Hillsborough Park’s ...

car parked on road

Work begins on Clarkehouse Road scheme

Work has begun this week on a new road safety scheme at Clarkehouse Road which h ...

building in china

China 88 helping companies in far east ambitions

Nine businesses from Sheffield have travelled to China to help cement relationsh ...

World Seniors Snooker Championship

New annual snooker championship to be held in Sheffield

The ROKiT World Seniors Snooker Championship is coming to the Crucible Theatre a ...

Recycling centres

Household waste recycling centres extended opening hours

All centres will be open from 10.00am to 6.00pm, until Monday 30 September 2019. ...

EISS sport event

Everyone can Move More with inclusive sport in Sheffield

Since hosting the 2018 Special Olympics, disability sport is going from strength ...

Mercia school

Good-looking Sheffield scoops six best building nominations

Sheffielders have always known we’re a good-looking bunch.And now architects are ...

town hall fountain view

Call to fit and fund sprinkler systems in high-rise buildings

Councils across the country, including Sheffield, have written to the Secretary ...

Hanover Way verge

Busy ring road verge gets needed face lift

The surrounding area of one of the city’s busiest ring roads is receiving a much ...

Apprentices

Hundreds of students inspired at apprenticeship recruitment fair

Employers from across the UK were in attendance at the Apprenticeships: Be Inspi ...

Universal credit online pic

Universal credit and health and wellbeing in Sheffield

Sheffield's Health and Wellbeing Board chairs have written to The Secretary of S ...

student with certificate

We built the biggest Children's University in the country

Katie Hamshaw, Senior Project Officer at Sheffield Children’s University, won th ...

brick wall

Leah's Yard - tour inside

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WATCH: Leah's Yard reveals its secrets

WATCH: Leah's Yard reveals its secrets

Leah’s Yard, one of the last surviving Little Mesters buildings in Sheffield, ha ...

community cricket players

Community bowled over by new cricket facilities

Last year Sheffield was selected as a pilot city, receiving £145,000 from the En ...

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Leah's Yard - in pictures

The Leah's Yard team at work in the 1950s including Jack Drury, front, and John ...