Unmissable places that distil Sheffield’s true essence

‘Welcome to Sheffield - the undersung city once described by George Orwell as the ugliest town in the world. He had spent just three days here. The truth is quite otherwise.’

Lib Dem candidate for Sheffield Hallam Laura Gordon.

Star Interview: ‘We have a very good chance to put a Liberal Democrat MP back in Sheffield Hallam’

Laura Gordon is feeling the winter chill. She’s standing for photographs outside Sheffield Cathedral and trying her best to adjust to the plummeting temperatures.

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Kim Streets

'I'm keen we get it right': Sheffield museums boss says library and gallery building could become 'vital and vibrant cultural destination'

Turning Sheffield's Central Library and Graves Gallery building into a landmark arts centre rather than a five-star hotel could create a 'vital and vibrant cultural destination', a city museums boss has said.

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The Devonshire Green stage at this year's Tramlines.

Tramlines music festival to take place in Sheffield's Hillsborough Park for at least three years

Sheffield's Tramlines music festival will be happening in Hillsborough Park for at least three years from next summer.
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A major survey run by The Star looking at the state of life in Sheffield has gauged the level of concern readers feel about crime.

Sheffield’s crime fear is laid bare in new Star survey findings

More than half of people in Sheffield feel crime is a big problem locally – and nearly 60 per cent think the city is less safe now than it was five years ago.

Sheffield Central Library.

Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre

Sheffield’s Central Library and Graves Gallery building is highly unlikely to be converted into a five-star hotel - as plans are being drawn up to turn the entire venue into a landmark cultural hub as well as creating a £20 million library in the city’s new retail quarter.

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Exhaust emissions - a source of pollution.

Workplace parking charges, tram network extensions, better cycle lanes and charge on polluting vehicles suggested in drive to boost transport and cut pollution in Sheffield

Efforts to clean up Sheffield's air and prevent the city's roads from being gridlocked with traffic are gathering pace.
Chris Harrison, of Fusion Cafe, with a garlic mushroom, tarragon and goats cheese quiche.

Popular lunch café in Sheffield is still a flavourful fusion

It’s a Monday lunchtime but it feels like a Friday. Fusion Café is bustling and a happy queue is developing at the counter.

Food and Drink
Running in Sheffield.

Sheffield residents would pay more tax to fund health services, Star survey finds

More than 70 per cent of people in Sheffield would pay an extra penny on their income tax to fund better healthcare services, a major survey has found - as half of those who took part have struggled to get an appointment with a GP in the last year.

Potholes appeared on Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall, last year after it had been resurfaced. Picture: Glenn Ashley

Roads, health funds and cleanliness of streets falling short in Sheffield, Star survey finds

Sheffield’s roads are the city’s worst-maintained public service - and local hospitals, GP surgeries and dental practices are the area most in need of increased funds.

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P&H delivery vans

Seventy workers face redundancy in Sheffield after wholesaler's collapse

Up to 70 jobs could be lost in Sheffield following the collapse of a major wholesaler that is the UK's largest tobacco supplier.

The old Traditional Heritage Museum on Ecclesall Road

Former museum in Sheffield to become new bar

The former home of Sheffield's Traditional Heritage Museum is to become a new bar.
An artist's impression of the approved 21-storey tower of student flats, showing how it will look from Furnival Square. Picture: Urban Innovations

New vision for key site in Sheffield gets go-ahead

Another big development of student flats has been given the go-ahead in Sheffield - this time a giant 21-storey tower offering space for more than 450 residents.

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James Pearson returns to The End of the Affair at Curbar Edge in the Peak District. Picture: David Simmonite

The challenge and drama of rock climbs in the Peak

If there is a challenging mountain to be scaled, a rock face to tackle or a crag to hang perilously from anywhere in the world, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini won’t shy away from it.

Music fans at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield - Picture: Dean Atkins

Decision nears on Tramlines' move to Hillsborough Park in Sheffield

A decision will be made next week on whether to allow Sheffield's Tramlines music festival to move to Hillsborough Park.
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Pontefract Road. Picture: Google

Cyclist fights for life and minibus driver arrested after Barnsley crash

A cyclist aged 78 is in hospital with life-threatening injuries and a minibus driver has been arrested following a crash in Barnsley.
A flood storage area is proposed at Endcliffe Park

'Preferred options' chosen for £93 million Sheffield flood defences

Council officers have picked the flood defences they want to build as part of a £93 million drive to protect Sheffield from being deluged in years to come.

An artist's impression from the outline planning application in 2015

Fresh masterplan for next phase of Sheffield's new 'heart of the city' expected soon

A fresh masterplan for the next phase of Sheffield's new retail quarter is to be revealed early next year - and the multi-million pound scheme has been given a different name.
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Dr Alan Billings, Maureen Storey, Candice Mtwazi, Michelle Webster, Alison Higgins, Supt Paul McCurry, Sue Fish and Nottingham Women's Centre's Andrea Bushell at the Know The Line launch

Drawing a line to stamp out sexual harassment at last in Sheffield

A new campaign is urging people in Sheffield to ‘know the line’ by understanding exactly what sexual harassment means – and why traumatic incidents must no longer be brushed under the carpet.

Angela Foulkes. Picture: Marisa Cashill

Star Interview: 'We're heading in the right direction' - The Sheffield College's principal on her boss's resignation, showing students the world of work and why Government funding pledge is not enough

If anyone wants an instant snapshot of the changing face of Sheffield they should ask to see the panoramic view from Angela Foulkes’ office window.
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