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Offers keep rising high

Sheffield Council has pledged to buy the high-rise office block planned for the city centre - if nobody else steps forward with a better offer. The arrangement has been described as ‘innovative’ by business experts and helps Sheffield become more attractive in a highly competitive market. It will give developers confidence to build in Sheffield and give our city what it most needs - investment in the centre. The 10-storey office block will include bars, restaurants and car parking – and will complete the Heart of the City project. It all means building work could start in the new year and be finished by 2015. That will be another big step forward for the City Centre Master Plan – and help encourage businesses to grow in what are still very tough times.

New side of twitterings

Love it or hate it, Twitter has become a daily part of so many people’s lives. Not least Heather Chapman who used it to create a new business after a riding accident left her confined to a wheelchair – The Twitter Sitter, as she is now known. Not only has it helped her overcome her disability, she is now able to advise others on how to make the most of their social media messages. Heather has made a huge positive from a terrible negative and is now spreading that important message across the globe without having to leave her Sheffield home.

Let the city games begin

The Transplant Games start tomorrow and will boast all the excitement we expect in sport - with much more emotion than you could imagine. Our city will play host to 600 athletes who have all survived transplants and battled back to fitness. It promises to be an action-packed event, and deserves all our support in the name of organ donation - but have your hankies at the ready as we are sure there will be tears of joy.