Making an exhibition of the North’s greatest work

Sheffield bid to be the host city – but Newcastle and Gateshead were victorious.

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Portland Works in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Five years of preserving Sheffield's past and giving makers a place to thrive

"I think it's something to celebrate," says Stella Howe of Portland Works, the former Sheffield cutlery factory turned makers' hub which is marking the fifth anniversary of a successful takeover by campaigners.
Bill Stephenson, Donna Hargreaves and Carmen Bello sit on an unguarded fourth storey concrete parapet. Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield, 1988  Bill Stephenson

Love among the ruins: Park Hill exhibition to reopen Sheffield gallery

The modernist Park Hill estate in Sheffield has long been a source of artistic inspiration, firing the imaginations of designers, architects and musicians since it was built as a bold social housing experiment in 1961.
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James O'Hara. Picture: India Hobson

Star Interview: “The council thought we were insane when we said ‘Can we rent that toilet off you?’”: The Sheffield entrepreneur behind club nights, Tramlines and bars

From organising club nights to launching bars and co-founding the Tramlines music festival, James O’Hara has spent over a decade doing more than most to bring Sheffield popular venues and events with a fashionable edge.

Sandie Keene and Ben Woollard, of Together for Sheffield, speaking at the Cathedral. Picture: Anna Hodges

Church volunteers worth over £11 million to Sheffield, 'faith audit' finds

Work carried out by faith groups in Sheffield is worth more than £11 million to the city - as 4,250 helpers give their time to provide over 700 projects.
Paradise Square. Picture: Dean Atkins

New public space for 'events and enjoyment' planned in Sheffield's listed Paradise Square

It is Sheffield's only complete Georgian square, an upmarket place where solicitors, barristers and estate agents have found a suitably refined home.

Janet Clarke, who once worked at the Nichols Building. Picture: Andrew Roe

Remembering the heyday of Nichols Building in Sheffield ahead of £6m revamp

When Janet Clarke learned her former workplace in Sheffield was to be turned into a £6 million development of new apartments, shops, cafés and bars, some fond memories were rekindled.
Kathleen 'Kay' Travis turned 107 last year. Picture: Chris Etchells

One of Sheffield's oldest women dies aged 107

A great-grandmother who could lay claim to being one of Sheffield's oldest women has died three months shy of her 108th birthday - leaving her body to medical science so experts can study her longevity.
Retiring headteacher at Sheffield High School, Valerie Dunsford. Picture: Dean Atkins

Star Interview: Retiring Sheffield headteacher looks to a life beyond school

“At the time you think, ‘Yes, this is the right decision’,” says Valerie Dunsford, who is about to retire after more than 14 years as head of Sheffield High School.

Nether Hall Road, Doncaster. Picture: Google

Man critical in hospital and woman arrested over attempted murder in Doncaster

A 25-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital and a woman has been arrested following an attempted murder in Doncaster.

Holgate Road, Parson Cross. Picture: Google

Armed police calm 'disturbance in the street' in Sheffield

Armed police were called to a Sheffield estate to deal with a fracas outside - but reports a shot was fired before they arrived have been denied.

One of the McKee tins that will be given in return for food bank donations.

Sheffield artist McKee to give away tins with an urgent message

The rising use of food banks is arguably one of the most worrying trends in modern Britain - and it is a plight the Sheffield artist Pete McKee is drawing attention to ahead of his new exhibition.
An official graph showing the tremor. Picture: BGS

Sheffield feels earthquake that caused tremors across the North

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has been felt in the North of England with reports of tremors in Sheffield.
Rev Amanda Barraclough, the new dean of women's ministry in Sheffield.

New women's dean for Sheffield churches will lead group to heal divisions after bishop dispute

A priest has been appointed to advance the role of women in Sheffield's churches - and she will lead a special new advisory group to prevent any repeat of a controversy that broke out last year.
Anthony Bourdain, right, with Fergus Henderson at the Crucible Studio, Sheffield, in 2004.

Remembering Anthony Bourdain's time in Sheffield after top chef's tragic death

The death of US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain has prompted memories of the time he spent in Sheffield.
The scene of the crash on Staniforth Road. Picture: Nasar Khan

Car lands upside down after smash on Sheffield road

A car ended up on its roof on a Sheffield street after a shocking car crash last night.

The man police want to trace. Picture: BTP

Police hunt for man over theft of charity box on Doncaster station

Police are trying to trace this suspect over the theft of a charity collection box containing £200 in donations from a fast food shop on Doncaster railway station.

Hunters Bar from above. Picture by John Scholey

City from the skies: Sheffield photographer's fascinating aerial images of beauty spots, M1 and suburbs

The M1 looks so peaceful from above - a complete contrast from the stressful reality for motorists on the ground.
Jared O'Mara. Picture: Dean Atkins

"I've helped thousands of people": Controversial Sheffield MP Jared O'Mara speaks for the first time in months on first anniversary of election

Jared O'Mara says he has no regrets about standing as the MP for Sheffield Hallam.
Sheffield Doc/Fest CEO Liz McIntyre. Picture: Chris Etchells

Star Interview: Sheffield Doc/Fest chief Liz McIntyre – “We’re a Northern success story of global stature”

With a programme of 200 films to organise, whittled down from about 2,000 submissions, no-one would begrudge Liz McIntyre if she occasionally felt overwhelmed by the sheer amount of material at her disposal for the Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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