Think-tank in bid to boost Sheffield economy

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Sheffield has been hand-picked to pioneer an anti-austerity movement.

Transition, a think-tank which aims to make cities more sustainable and resilient in the face of Government cuts, chose the city to launch a new book designed to get more people on board.

Movement leader Rob Hopkins held a special talk at the city centre’s Quaker Meeting House, where Sheffield can build a better local economy.

He said: “Transition is a new big idea - that by taking back control at the local level we can stimulate new enterprises while also reducing our oil dependency and carbon emissions.”