15 headline reasons to buy this week’s packed Sheffield Telegraph

From Sheffield’s £50 million plan to recover from the pandemic, to an S11 community group’s dedicated efforts to transform a corner of their park, and behind the scenes of a world-renowned festival back in the city, everything is covered in this week’s Sheffield Telegraph.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:06 pm
The BEST reasons to buy this week's Sheffield Telegraph

It has been as busy as ever in Sheffield this week and the Telegraph team has been hard at work pulling together an 72-page package of news, sport and features for our readers.

Optimism is in the air as we report on the opening of an outdoor swimming pool, a new outdoor seafood and champagne terrace (which you could soon enjoy thanks to our exclusive competition) as well as the world premiere of a very Sheffield theatre production.

Our city’s take on national debates, from women’s safety in the wake of Sarah Everard’s death, to what the historic John Lewis store means to shoppers and retailers, also feature.

And we shine a light on a road safety campaign in Ecclesall, a city author, singing group, and much more news from our communities.

Here are 14 of the best reasons to buy the Sheffield Telegraph:

Community group aiming to raise £50,000

Read our exclusive feature on the Bingham Park Community Group, fighting to raise £50,000 to transform a ‘much loved’ activity area of the S11 park.

Sheffield to get £50 million boost

The council announced this week that £50 million will be invested in Sheffield’s high streets, and developing new, vibrant green spaces in the city centre as part of a Covid recovery plan.

It’s ‘time to shine’, say independents as John Lewis fail to rule out closure

Owners of Sheffield city centre independents have had their say after team behind iconic John Lewis failed to rule out closing its Sheffield store.

World-renowned festival announces exciting developments

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival will return to the Showroom in the city centre this summer after the 2020 edition got cancelled with only a few days’ notice – but there are some exciting developments this year.

Group dress up as zebras in crossing protest

A community group have managed to get over 5,000 signatures on a petition to add a safe crossing in Ecclesall Woods, after dressing up to highlight their cause, and it will now be debated at council.

New mission to get children into science

Britain’s first astronaut, Sheffield’s own Helen Sharman, has offered her support of a new mission to get children more interested in science subjects – read why and how she is doing it.

How we can all ‘choose to challenge’ to improve women’s safety

Columnist Carol Stewart looks at the inequality still facing women at work, home, and on the streets.

Swimming pool taking a dive into the unknown as they open with new restrictions

Hathersage outdoor swimming pool will be allowed to open from March 29, and members can get priority booking. Find out how to sign up in the Telegraph.

“Civilisation would come to an end” – climate column

Our Telegraph columnist calls for a boycott of bank’s overinvesting in fossil fuels in an effort to try and save our environment.

Illustrator takes us through his favourite things about Steel City

From elephants to green spaces, one of Sheffield’s most artistic sons tells us why it is so ‘interesting’ in his Favourite Things piece

Cricket-themed beer

Find out about this thirst-quenching collaboration that will hit you for six between Sheffield-born cricketer Joe Root and popular brewery Thornbridge.

World premiere of Sheffield-based play

Read a review of the world premiere of a powerful Sheffield-based play from the Crucible and the team behind award-winning ‘Standing at The Sky’s Edge’ – and how you can still watch it online.

Sheffield-born writer finds his ‘passion’ for literature

A Sheffield writer who grew up in S11 has self-published four children’s books, and they combine hip-hop, slang, intriguing characters and mature prose to show that children do not need simple books.

Red half of city ‘devastated’ by Wilder exit

Sheffield United writer Danny Hall says ‘Wilder knew what it was like to be a fan’ after news that he has left the Premier League club sent shockwaves across Sheffield.

WIN! A champagne stay with views over the Chatsworth Estate

Win a champagne and seafood dinner and a stay in Baslow with this competition – what’s not to like? Only in this week’s Telegraph.

The Sheffield Telegraph is available to buy from tomorrow, March 18.