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  • Sheffield praised for role in resettling Syrian refugees
    24 February 2017 Press release from the Home Office The Government has today thanked Sheffield for its role in supporting the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the UK. It follows the publication of new government figures which show that the UK has resettled over 5,500 Syrian refugees under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme putting […]
  • Boeing set for Sheffield touchdown
    24 February 2017 Sheffield City Region is set to partner the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, in a multi-million pound investment, bringing new jobs and providing the region’s businesses with new supply chain opportunities, subject to contract agreement. The announcement today (Friday 24 February) that the firm, subject to planning permission, plans to build its […]
  • Sheffield speaks the language of success as Today Translations chooses city for new office
    23 February 2017 A London-based translation firm has become the latest company to choose Sheffield as the place to expand its business. Global languages services provider, Today Translations, is set to open a new office in Sheffield in May 2017. It joins other businesses – including Rank Group and Fragomen – who have ventured north […]
  • LGBT History Month ends on a high
    23 February 2017 It’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month and a weekend of activities closing the celebration will kick off on at noon on Saturday 25 February. The LGBT History Month is recognised yearly and 2017 is especially important as it marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality […]
  • Ofsted success for Sheffield schools
    23 February 2017 St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy has been awarded outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection from the education watchdog Ofsted. The school was applauded for ‘transforming the lives of children’s lives and helping them flourish’. St Catherine’s headteacher Fiona Rigby was praised in the report for providing “truly exceptional leadership”. It […]
  • Visitor numbers soar at new leisure centres
    22 February 2017 New figures have revealed massive increases in participation rates at Sheffield’s new state-of-the-art leisure centres. Graves Health and Sports Centre and Thorncliffe Leisure Centre both opened last year, operated by Places for People Leisure (P4P) in partnership with Sheffield City Council. P4P has also carried out a near-£1m transformation of Wisewood Sports […]
  • The Outdoor City for All
    22 February 2017 With less than six months to go until the Special Olympic Games are held in Sheffield, people are starting to look at the city and things to do while they are here. Sheffield, as The Outdoor City, has an abundance of parks, woods and countryside accessible for people with disabilities, with well […]
  • New online system simplifies parking appeals process
    21 February 2017 Motorists who wish to appeal parking tickets will be helped by a new online system which aims to make the process easier by assessing the chances of a successful outcome. Sheffield City Council is introducing a new online interactive guidance tool which goes live on Wednesday (22 February). It means motorists appealing […]
  • Site Gallery embarks on ambitious expansion project
    17 February 2017 Press release from Site Gallery: Sheffield’s leading contemporary art gallery announces that it will begin its expansion in April 2017. With a formidable track record of presenting and supporting important UK and international artists, Site Gallery will treble the scale of its public offer through an expansion programme worth over £2.7m. Work is […]
  • Extra funding to help rough sleepers
    21 February 2017 More help for people sleeping rough in South Yorkshire will be available from the summer thanks to a successful funding bid. Sheffield City Council, working with the other councils in South Yorkshire, will receive an extra £400,000 spread across the four authorities over two years, starting from April. The money will be […]

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  • The latest on Barnsley’s Local Plan
    After a public consultation last year, Barnsley’s Local Plan document was formally submitted to the Secretary of State in December 2016 and is being examined by an independent inspector. The Plan...
  • Park partnership set to bloom
    Wilthorpe Park is all set for the spring-summer season thanks to support from official ‘Park Partner’ Barnsley Norse. A range of planting is in place, along with a new wildlife information...
  • Community call to blitz the litter and tidy up the town
    Communities are being encouraged to get together, grab their litter-pickers and help to tidy the town as part of a country-wide clean up weekend between Friday 3 and Sunday 5...
  • Help to get online with free digital sessions
    Barnsley Council is backing the national ‘Be Online’ campaign by offering a number of free sessions to help people to get online, improve their confidence and develop their skills. The campaign...
  • Bug hotels land in Barnsley
    Scouts, explorers, leaders brownies, cubs and parents gathered together with Penistone Clean and Tidy Team, Silkstone Parish Council and Silkstone CARE in Conroyd wood last Saturday 18 February, to carry...
  • R-evolution @ Gateway 36 welcomes Swedish manufacturer Talurit UK
    Swedish owned company Talurit UK Ltd has become the first tenant at the R-evolution @ Gateway 36 development, after completing a long-term lease of circa 30,000 ft2 manufacturing facility. Talurit UK...
  • Roadwork improvements to A628 Cundy Cross
    Highway improvements to Cundy Cross Roundabout and Littleworth Lane junction with Pontefract Road are due to start on Monday 27 February. The works will involve: Replacement of Cundy Cross roundabout with a...
  • Report Mate Crime to help crack down on fake friends
    Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board wants to raise awareness of how to report Mate Crime, after a man with learning disabilities was brutally attacked by two ‘friends’ in Leicester, leaving him...
  • A fairy tale ending for three little pigs
    Barnsley Council’s regulatory services team recently dealt with an unusual case after receiving calls from South Yorkshire Police and concerned members of the public. Callers reported that three pigs had...
  • Funding boost set to help rough sleepers
    Barnsley Council is set to receive a share of £400,000 to help rough sleepers thanks to a successful funding bid. The council secured the funding as part of a South Yorkshire-based...