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Little Amal, a 3.5metre high puppet of a Syrian refugee, dances with people in Sheffield outside the Crucible which is lit up with rainbow lights

A look back at Sheffield's huge welcome for Little Amal

A heart-warming film has been put together which documents the incredible events and spirit of the day when Little Amal, a 3.5metre high puppet of a Syrian refugee, arrived in Sheffield.

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Sheffield tops high street recovery charts

As a result of various events taking place across the city, Sheffield has seen a significant increase in footfall in recent months, with residents and people from further afield enjoying everything it has to offer.

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Rugby League World Cup full schedule revealed and tickets back on sale!

All 32 teams across the 21 competing nations in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments have fully committed to RLWC20222. Sheffield will host an England men's game and 8 wheelchair matches including the semi-finals double-header - tickets are available now!

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Everybody’s talking about Christmas in Sheffield

Sheffield is set to sparkle and everybody will be talking about it, as Jamie Campbell takes to the stage to light up the city this Sunday 21 November.

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200,000 ticket applications received for UEFA Women's EURO - ballot closes today

Today is the last chance to enter the ballot process for UEFA Women's EURO tickets, and 200,000+ have already been applied for!

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First World War plaque unveiled at Town Hall

As the world remembered fallen veterans on Armistice Day on Thursday, a plaque was unveiled in the Council Chamber at Sheffield Town Hall to commemorate a Sheffield Battalion which served in the First World War.

A large crowd gather in front of the large Tramlines festival stage in Sheffield

First Tramlines 2022 acts announced

Tramlines, Sheffield’s biggest city-based music festival has announced the lineup for the 2022 event at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th July.

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Coming together for Remembrance Sunday in Sheffield

Sheffield will come together this Sunday (14 November) to mark the National Day of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Barker's Pool. People are invited to join the service, observe in silence and lay poppies and wreaths at the end of the service.

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UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 fixtures confirmed and ticket ballot now open

Following the exciting draw on BBC1 last night, fixtures are now confirmed and the ticket ballot is open. Sheffield will host Group C matches between Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

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Sheffield welcomes Little Amal

Little Amal will arrive in Sheffield today on her away to Manchester. 

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Award winning pianist OKIEM opens Sheffield’s first African-Caribbean Market with special performance

Sheffield’s first African-Caribbean Market is all set to launch next week with a packed line up of speakers, artists, local dignitaries and musical acts including a performance from award winning pianist and composer OKIEM.

Promotional banner for Out of This World Halloween and Sci-Fi event in Sheffield City Centre. Orange cartoon pumpkins and spaceships float above the moon

Everything you need to know about Sheffield’s Out of This World event

Sheffielders of all ages, get ready for a day of the weird, wonderful, and wacky as Out of This World returns for its seventh year on Sunday, October 24, from 10:30am to 5:30pm.

Lord Mayor Gail Smith holds a pair of scissors to cut a blue ribbon declaring her new charity shop in Crystal Peaks open to the public and joined by a group of applauding onlookers

Sheffield’s Lord Mayor unveils new shop raising money for her chosen charities

Lord Mayor Gail Smith hosted an opening event for her new charity shop at Crystal Peaks shopping centre on Tuesday afternoon.

Little Amal puppet surrounded by children

International project 'The Walk' brings Little Amal to Sheffield

Come and see Little Amal, a 3.5m puppet of a 10-year-old refugee girl, on Friday 29 October as she nears the end of her international journey from the Syria-Turkey border to Manchester. Take part in the free community activities on her journey through Sheffield.

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Sheffield will remember them - Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Sunday

This November Sheffield will, as always, remember the service and sacrifice of those in our Armed Forces and those who gave their lives for our country. We're working in partnership with the Royal British Legion and will announce more details very soon.

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Black History Month 2021 – A time to educate, celebrate and raise awareness

Every October, Black History Month takes place across the UK and provides a time to educate, celebrate and raise awareness of the history, achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK and across the world, historically and today.

Councillor Paul Turpin, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills, presents the Retailer of the Year award to Miss Samantha's Vintage owner Sam Parsonage

Sheffield celebrates business successes

Last Wednesday saw the return of The Star Small Business Awards, with businesses and organisations coming together to celebrate some of the best enterprises in Sheffield.

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Volunteer at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022!

This is your chance to be a part of the biggest tournament the UEFA Women's Euro has ever seen, and make some unforgettable memories in the process. Apply now.

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Business Sheffield celebrates enterprise as sponsor of The Star’s Small Business Awards

Business Sheffield, part of Sheffield City Council, is celebrating enterprise as the headline sponsor of The Star’s Small Business Awards.

Three young children play in the fountains outside Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield shines during Summer in the Outdoor City

More than 1.65million people flocked to the city centre throughout August – with more than 50,000 on the busiest day, 28 August alone - keen for a change of scene at some of the fantastic events that have been taking place throughout the Summer.

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Bring your school to UEFA Women's EURO 2022

Schools can now make group bookings during this exclusive ticketing sale period - with great offers, activities and the chance to win a visit as part of the Trophy Tour. Book for your school by 8 October 2021.

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Full details released for Sheffield’s Jamie celebrations

Star-studded premiere, parties and costume exhbition

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Sheffield honours emergency services workers this 999 Day

We will fly the official 999 Day flag above the Town Hall and hold a two minute silence to celebrate this year’s Emergency Services Day and our heroic emergency service workers.

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Rugby League World Cup confirms new dates for 2022

After announcing the postponement of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 to next year, new dates for the tournament have now been confirmed, from 15 October to 19 November 2022.

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City set to celebrate Jamie’s Sheffield roots

Sheffield is set to welcome Jamie home with a very special premiere of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the film adaptation of the hit musical, on 17th September – the same day it launches on Amazon Prime Video around the world.

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Sheffield to host 'job jamboree'

Jobcentre Plus and Sheffield City Council are bringing hundreds of jobs to the people of Sheffield in the Winter Gardens and Millennium Square on August 18th.

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Rugby League World Cup to be staged in 2022

Organisers have announced that the tournament, which was due to take place in October and November this year, will now take place in 2022.

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Sheffield launches new promotional video featuring Shauna Coxsey

The Outdoor City have launched a new promotional video showcasing what Sheffield has to offer for visitors, residents and businesses alike.

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 on schedule to deliver trailblazing tournament

At 100 days to go, organisers have confirmed that all is on track for the tournament to take place in England this October and November. Tickets are back on general sale from today.

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Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun

FREE activities throughout the summer for children, young people & families!

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Children to go wild for reading this Summer

The Sheffield Libraries Reading Challenge will be launching on Saturday 17th July!

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One year to go until UEFA Women’s EUROS kick off in Sheffield – it’s coming home!

Just one year to go until Sheffield hosts our first match in the UEFA Women's EUROS 2022!

Come on, England! It's coming home.

They’re coming home – a Sheffield welcome for city’s Euro heroes

Sheffield’s Euro 2020 stars will be invited to a civic reception as the city pays tribute to the massive achievement our local Lions have made in the competition.  

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The Fringe at Tramlines to run across Tramlines weekend 2021

The popular Fringe at Tramlines is back later this month for Tramlines weekend, across the city centre and in venues throughout Sheffield.

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Tramlines Festival 2021 is going ahead

The sold-out event will go ahead as part of phase 3 of the Government's Event Research Programme on the weekend of 23-25 July, at Hillsborough Park.

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Cliffhanger back for Summer in the Outdoor City

Cliffhanger is back on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July, with all the action of the BMC British Bouldering championships across the weekend, and plenty more excitement for everyone to enjoy throughout the city centre.

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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.

Children from the Oasis Academy Don Valley at the launch of the Beat the Street Sheffield game

New commitment to create healthier, happier, more connected Sheffield

Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy and a free interactive city-wide game that more than 45,000 people are anticipated to play over a six-week period. 

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Legacy of UEFA Women's EURO 2022 launches in Sheffield

Today we launched the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 legacy programme, that will create opportunities like never before, and released ticket pricing and roadmap to how you can secure your seat at the tournament.

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Sheffield schools invited to take part in RLWC2021 competition

We want schools in Sheffield to us shout about why our city is the perfect place to visit, stay and host games during the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Get involved...

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Springtime events cancelled for 2021

Our free community events, The Highland Fling and Weston May Fayre, will not go ahead this year in line with the Governments roadmap out of lockdown plans.

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 tickets now on sale

People can now secure a seat for any of the 61 fixtures that take place later this year, across the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments in England. Sheffield will host 8 wheelchair fixtures and an England men's game. With just 200 days to go, get your tickets now!

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Join free live digital event inspired by local stories

Next month Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information will host a free digital evening dinner time event with a menu of poetry, language and film in partnership with the British Library, the UK’s national library, and produced by Poet in the City, one of the UK’s leading poetry organisations.

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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.

Christmas illuminations in Sheffield Peace Gardens

Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate Christmas in Sheffield

As 2020 - the year that none of us could have predicted - draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style th ...

Now Then Then Now artwork on the side of building in Sheffield

An amazing year of Sheffield's visual arts

Despite a difficult year for the cultural industry, there's still been plenty to celebrate in Sheffield's visual arts sector, Museums Sheffield look back at the fantastic works of 2019/2020.

Large Christmas bauble lit up in Sheffield Peace Gardens

Countdown to Christmas starts as Sheffield is lit up for festive season

Sheffielders can start their countdown to Christmas as the city is now lit up for the festive season. Lord Mayor, Councillor Tony Downing, was joined by Heart Yorkshire’s popular duo Dixie and Emma to bring festive cheer right into your living rooms, as he pressed the plunger to turn on Sheffield’s Christmas Lights, and handed over the ‘clean and sanitised’ key for Sheffield to Santa.

The Cenotaph monument in Barker's Pool

Plans for Remembrance Sunday in Sheffield

Due to Coronavirus crowd restrictions, this year's Remembrance Sunday commemoration service will not include the traditional parade, but the service will be published online to allow people across the city to pay their respects.

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 ballot opens on one year to go

With a year to go until the Rugby League World Cup 2021 comes to Sheffield, the public ticket ballot opened today until 16 November, enter now to be in with a chance of getting your hands on tickets.

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Autumn and winter events update

Sadly events over the autumn and winter season will not go ahead this year. Let's see how creative our communities can be in celebrating the seasons.

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Black History Month 2020

Every year in October we celebrate Black History Month. This year we feel it is ...

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Changes to Castlegate Festival 2020

Changes have been made to Castlegate Festival 2020, with many events moving online in light of new social distancing rules. 

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RLWC2021 tournament ticket prices revealed

Ticket prices have been revealed for the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and you can sign up to make sure you're notified when they go on sale later this year.

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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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Countdown begins to 17th annual Art in the Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens, 5 - 6 September 20202 sessions per day, 10:30am – 1 ...

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Events and leisure affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

In line with Government guidance, events and leisure venues across the country a ...

Drive-in cinema comes to Sheffield, Don Valley

Drive-in cinema comes to Sheffield, Don Valley

BREAK Films and Scanner-Rhodes Productions are proud to announce the film line-u ...

'A Celebration of Tramlines'

'A Celebration of Tramlines'

The Leadmill, Jon McClure and many more join forces to help raise money for Shef ...

Sheffield Fayre

Sheffield Fayre will not take place this summer

Sheffield’s annual August bank holiday family fun day, Sheffield Fayre, has been cancelled.    The free event, which is ...

Sheffield Half Marathon and 10k postponed to 2021

Sheffield Half Marathon and 10k postponed to 2021

Due to Covid-19 and the impact it has had across the region, to prevent a furthe ...

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 ...

Sheffield's RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Sheffield's RLWC2021 fixtures revealed

Sheffield to host nine fixtures   Wheelchair semi-final double-header staged ...

Popular animal farm set for reopening 

Popular animal farm set for reopening 

One of Sheffield’s most popular free family attractions, Graves Park Animal Farm ...

2000 young people to virtually graduate from Sheffield’s Children’s University

2000 young people to virtually graduate from Sheffield’s Children’s University

This summer over 2000 children and young people from 64 schools across the city ...

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Sheffield’s Children’s University launch Summer Festival of Fun

Sheffield’s Children’s University are offering over 70 free activities for child ...

World-class musicians at home with Music in the Round

A free online festival of music from some of the world’s finest musicians is bei ...

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General Election Results - Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough Constituency

SHEFFIELD BRIGHTSIDE & HILLSBOROUGH CONSTITUENCY Name Description Votes ...

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General Election Results - Sheffield South East Constituency

Name Description Votes Bayliss, Marc Leslie The Conservative Party Candidate 1 ...

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Christmas Travel in South Yorkshire

With the countdown to Christmas underway, local people can find their way over t ...

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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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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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More chances to join the Big City Conversation

If you're heading into a very festive looking city centre next week, why not com ...

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Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Just outside the city centre Sheffield Botanical Gardens were opened in 1836 and ...

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Freedom of the City for Man with the Pram

He's known across the city as the 'Man with the Pram' and now John Burkhill is t ...

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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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Help us Help Christmas Cabin calls for donations

Help us Help Christmas Cabin calls for donations The Help us Help campaign, whic ...

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Lord Mayor reflects and gives thanks after Remembrance Sunday

More than 5,000 people gathered in Barkers Pool on Remembrance Sunday, in memory of all those who gave their lives and h ...

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General election 2019 - statement of persons nominated

Candidate information for the following constituencies is available here : Statement of Persons Nominated Penistone an ...

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‘Boy at the back of the class’ wins at 31st Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

This year’s Overall Winner Award at Sheffield’s Children’s Book Awards was announced at The Crucible Theatre on Friday i ...

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Sheffield gathers for National Day of Remembrance

Sheffielders are invited to come together on Sunday 10 November, for a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Barker’ ...

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Hollyoaks star to light up Sheffield this Christmas

He’s graced millions of screens on the X-Factor, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here and Hollyoaks and now actor, singer ...

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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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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 ...

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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It’s weird, wacky, wonderful, it’s Out of This World

Sheffielders prepare! An invasion of monsters, aliens, robots, ghouls and superheroes is coming, as Out of This World re ...

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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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Off The Shelf 2019 is the final word in festivals

Have you booked your tickets for this year's Off The Shelf festival, celebrating the very best literature?We've been out ...

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Celebrating Black History Month

October is Black History Month, which is the annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of Blac ...

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Sheffield is breaking up with smoking this Stoptober

Joining thousands of people across the country taking part in Stoptober, partners are helping smokers to take their firs ...

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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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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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Scarborough set fair for Art In The Gardens

The annual event, now in its 16th year, takes place on 7 and 8 September set in the beautiful canvas of the Botanical Ga ...

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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 ...

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Sheffield Fayre’s horticultural show returns for bank holiday fun

Now in its 18th year, Sheffield's bank holiday family fun day, The Sheffield Fayre, is back in Norfolk Heritage Park thi ...

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‘Bublé, Williams, Jersey Boys and Madness’ to perform at ‘Parties in the Park’

‘Bublé, Williams, Jersey Boys and Madness’ to perform at ‘Parties in the Park’Three family-fun ‘parties in the park’ are ...

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Final venues selected for England UEFA Women’s Euro 2021

The FA has today confirmed the final venues selected for the next edition of the UEFA European Women’s Championship, whi ...