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Strength in numbers for Sheffield artist McKee's show that champions the working class

Pete McKee's upcoming exhibition marks an important personal milestone for the Sheffield painter.
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Verger Steve Dugdale inside St John's Church, Ranmoor. Picture: Steve Ellis

Closed Sheffield church mounts appeal to pay for £120,000 ceiling repairs

A Sheffield church forced to close after part of its ceiling fell down has launched an appeal to raise more than £95,000 to pay for extensive repairs.

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Playwright Chris Bush in Sheffield. Picture: Dean Atkins

Star Interview: From Katie Hopkins to Shakespeare for Sheffield playwright Chris Bush

A full diary is good news for a playwright. Chris Bush’s work is gathering pace, giving her a crammed schedule for 2018. First there was The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, a daring musical that imagined how the public might respond to the abrasive media personality’s death; now she’s readying her new production of Shakespeare’s romance Pericles at the National Theatre in London, to be quickly followed by another freshly-penned play, Steel, in the Crucible Studio in Sheffield, her home city.

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Angel Street in Sheffield city centre, wrecked by the bombs.

Date set for the arrival of Sheffield's Blitz memorial trail

The first part of a lasting memorial trail remembering the Sheffield Blitz bombing raids is to be launched this year with the rest to be completed by the end of 2019.
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Graham Butler with the fly press in his garage. Picture: Andrew Roe

Former engineer's memory of apprentices adds to Sheffield's 'cannonball' intrigue

Mischievous apprentices from a bygone era might be to blame for a mystery experts are trying to solve.

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Wolstenholme Machine Knives - part of TGW - in Sheffield. Picture: Dean Atkins

US firm takes over 110-year-old Sheffield knife manufacturer

A knife manufacturer established in Sheffield more than a century ago has been bought out by US investors.
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Philip Booth of the Sheffield Conservation Advisory Group. Picture: Andrew Roe

How Sheffield's conservation advisors are keeping heritage up to date

Planning applications are straightforward affairs in many cases - new buildings on empty sites, house extensions and alterations to unremarkable premises feature heavily.
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John Mothersole, Sheffield Council chief executive, Laura Bennett, LEP board member and Sam Champan, of The Floow. Picture: Graham Dunn

"We feel confident about being who we are": Sheffield's vibrancy soars but challenges remain

Sheffield's vibrancy has grown so much in the past five years that it is now England's most improved place.
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Coun Magid Magid is to become the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Star Interview: The Sheffield Lord Mayor who wants to break with the past

Things are going to be different, says Councillor Magid Magid, now he is Sheffield’s lord mayor. And if certain quarters of the city become ruffled by any departures from longstanding traditions, he won’t be concerned – they will just have to adapt.

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Hungry Buddha Dev prepares lunches at his Moor Market cafe

Curry stall has flavour of Sheffield’s food hall future

A global trend is on its way to Sheffield – one that combines a casual atmosphere with gourmet cuisine, variety, an emphasis on provenance and a fair amount of people-watching too. There are now hundreds of high-end food halls across the world, and two are expected to open here soon; one at Kelham Island, masterminded by the Milestone Group, and the other on Cambridge Street, part of the Heart of the City II scheme.

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The Blood, Sweat and Tears of Joy broom by Alex Chinneck. Picture: Liberty

£2,500 broom for sale created by sculptor tasked with Tinsley Towers replacement in Sheffield

Sculptor Alex Chinneck's replacement for the demolished Tinsley cooling towers will not be unveiled in Sheffield until next year - but in the meantime the artist has created a special piece for people to keep at home.
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Norfolk Heritage Park in Sheffield, where a new playground is being created. Picture: Chris Etchells

Sheffield park will be tidy in time for dinosaur exhibition, council pledges

A Sheffield park will look its best in time for a big ticketed event this month, the council has promised - despite parts being cordoned off and cluttered with construction materials while a £250,000 playground is built.
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Abbeydale Road South, near Dore & Totley railway station

New parking restrictions to ease congestion in Sheffield

Permit parking and restrictions on the use of on-street spaces could be extended to more areas of Sheffield through a £50,000 scheme.
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Dan Brown, of the Sheffield Design Awards committee, at the launch. Picture: Andrew Roe

Sheffield Design Awards on the lookout for quality in 2018

Sheffield's finest examples of good design are taking the spotlight with the return of a biennial prizegiving.
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Sheffield croquet club that faced ruin after fire has hope for the future with new home

With summer on the horizon players are out in force on the bowling lawns at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield.
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Sue Biggs, who grew up in Broomhill, has led the RHS for eight years. Picture: Paul Debois

Chief comes home to Sheffield gardens

When the director general of the Royal Horticultural Society gives a talk at the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield she will truly be on home turf.

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Star Interview: ‘Channel 4 at Park Hill would be great – and I’d love to do more in Sheffield’: Urban Splash chief on 25 years of regeneration

“It’ll never work,” reads the slogan on a badge pinned to the lapel of Tom Bloxham’s workwear jacket.

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David Granville at Books on the Park. Picture: David Bocking

Sheffield bookshop that faced closure is saved with a new name and location

A popular bookshop in Sheffield that faced closure is getting a fresh lease of life at another location.
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Dan Hatfield. Picture: Blast Films

"We're like old-fashioned detectives": Sheffield pawnbroker on the hunt to complete collections in new TV show

"One thing that drives collectors crazy is not being able to find that final piece," says Dan Hatfield.
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Yorkshire Photographic Union members John Scholey, Alan Stopher, Linda Jackson, Julia Greenwood and Marilyn Roberts. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Best of Yorkshire photography exhibition to be hosted by Sheffield society for first time in 50 years

The last time the Yorkshire Photographic Union's annual exhibition reached Sheffield was in 1967 - the era of film cameras and darkrooms, decades before smartphones put a veritable studio's worth of image-making tricks in almost everyone's pocket.
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