Sheffield is still on the map when it comes to hosting major events, despite the council battling increasing budget cuts. That’s the message from Richard Eyre, the council’s Head of City Centre and Major Events, who says the city is open for business and fighting back against austerity measures.Richard acknowledges the council is under financial pressures but says hosting events is vital for boosting Sheffield’s economy and attracting investors.“There are a lot of pressures on the public sector and some big decisions to be made about public sector funding but we are still in the market for big events in Sheffield,” he said.“We need the World Snooker and Tramlines to raise the profile of the city and for the commercial element.“There are millions of people worldwide who watch the snooker, particularly in China, and that can encourage investment in the city. Events have a positive economic impact from an investment point of view.”But … [Read more...] about Tramlines and World Snooker – the Sheffield events boosting the economy
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As part of a series by the Local Democracy Reporters, we look back at some of the major decisions politicians have made and predict what’s on the agendas for 2019. The ongoing confusion surrounding Brexit means there will be an uncertain start to 2019 but there are some issues we can predict with the Local Democracy crystal ball.The long awaited Local Plan is bound to create a huge amount of interest and possibly some controversy.This is a blueprint for how the city will be developed over the next 15 years. Crucially, there may be changes to Green Belt as the council balances preserving the city’s countryside with the need for tens of thousands of new homes.The new Community Investment Levy will also come into force. This is a charge on all new developments including housing, shops, commercial buildings and hotels.The money is used to provide infrastructure – such as play equipment or highway improvements – to support new developments and benefit … [Read more...] about The year ahead – the big Sheffield issues affecting our lives in 2019
PUBLISHED: 18:45 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:28 24 April 2019 Steve Russell Ray Woodhouse with grandson James. His daughters say 'We remember a wonderful family man who loved our Mum, and us, without reservation. He shared this same love with his grandchildren Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Obituary: Bungay Grammar School boy Ray Woodhouse became a ‘brilliant’ teacher and an Ofsted inspector. He believed young people deserved the best education Maureen and Ray Woodhouse. She says of their first meeting 'He was so stunningly good-looking, very funny and chatty, and a good dancer, and obviously going places' Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONThe winter of early 1963 was notable for bitter snowy days that never seemed to end. For Ray Woodhouse and wife-to-be Maureen, it also brought the blind date that changed their lives forever.February 4, 1963, it was. “I only went on that blind date to please my friend,” admits Maureen.She explains: … [Read more...] about Did ‘brilliant’ Ray Woodhouse ever teach you?
The Supreme Court of India Division Bench comprising of Justices Fakkir Mohamed Kalifulla and Uday Umesh Lalit dismissed the appeal by Special Leave preferred by two accused persons in Sultan Meeran Murder case against the confirmation of the sentence passed by the High Court of Madras and thus affirmed the conviction and sentence for life sentence recorded by the Principal Sessions Judge, Coimbatore.The crimes scene dates back to 26.03.2002 when Sultan and his younger brother Abdul Khader ran into the appellants at a club named Snooker World. On seeing Sultan there, one of the appellants who had animosity with him went to Sultan and made a few exchanges. Sultan told Abdul Khader that they should go home and they came out of the club by about 10:45 p.m. Abdul Khader then started his motorcycle while Sultan was getting into his car. At that time the appellants came out and asked him to stop the car. The second appellant opened the door and sat in the back seat of the … [Read more...] about Murder alleging ‘LOVE JIHAD’ : SC confirms Life sentence of accused persons [Read Judgment]
A new street food vendor has been granted approval to set up shop in one of Sheffield’s busiest squares, but was told to jazz up his van first. Daniel Teng applied to Sheffield City Council to park his van in Tudor Square from 11am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am on weekends. He plans to sell Asian wraps, special crepes and desserts.Mr Teng said: “I got the idea for it when I went to China with my friends and we tried this crepe and we all said 'this is really good', it was also quick and efficient and so I decided to try and do it here."The city centre management team said during big events like the Snooker World Championships and Sheffield Doc Fest, when the square is used by media organisations and for event tents, Mr Teng will have to move his business aside.This condition was set by the council’s licensing committee who also told him the van’s design would need to be ‘very attractive’ to be allowed to sell in the … [Read more...] about ‘We don’t want your bog-standard food vans’: New street food vendor told to jazz up his van by Sheffield Council