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Arctic Monkeys have announced details of a new live album, ‘Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall’, with proceeds going to help charity War Child UK, helping them raise money to combat the effects of COVID-19 in areas of conflict. Arctic Monkeys have announced details of...

After receiving funding in the summer that moved charity Age UK one step closer to realising their dementia-friendly café project in Hillsborough Park, the charity are now looking for contractors to complete the restoration ahead of a summer opening in 2021. https://twitter.com/ageuksheffield/status/1321422659247394817 The project received a further £581,500 from...

The application for the Local Restriction Business Support Grant is now live. Business that were trading as usual but have been forced to close because of the new local restrictions may be able to apply for a grant here.  The grant is available to: pubs, bars and licensed premises that do not serve substantial...

Despite the government’s decision last week to vote against a motion to extend free school meals through the holidays, here in Sheffield, Sheffield City Council stepped in and extended the voucher scheme, stating they wished to ‘make sure children and young people in Sheffield don’t go hungry over the holidays’ So,...

Arts Council England last week expanded its creativity grants to include more of the largely forgotten music industry, with DJs, sound engineers, lighting designers, and more now becoming eligible for grants. As part of the continued funding schemes for the music and creative industries amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts...

Following a six-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre finally re-opened to the public this week. The Sheffield City Trust-operated venue opened its doors on Monday 26 October 2020 with strict social distancing and hygiene measures in place after receiving financial backing...

Sheffield City Council is introducing a fourth Local Testing Centre in Upperthorpe to enable more people to get tested in our effort to combat the spread of the virus in Sheffield. The new local testing facility, which will be a new winterised model of a container style unit, will...

Popular Uk electronic band Hot Chip have revealed their new single ‘Straight to the Morning’, and it features the former Pulp frontman, solo artist and, most recently, tea and jigsaw salesman, Jarvis Cocker.  The band have recruited the Brit Pop icon for their euphoric synth-pop cut, which...

Sheffield tech firm Airship, which operates CRM platform Airship.co.uk and gifting platform UseToggle.com, is launching a £10k grant scheme to help hospitality businesses navigate the Covid-19 pandemic by providing access to a network of industry experts. The ‘Professionals’ network is a diverse group of industry figures, including former senior leaders...

We’ve teamed up with the lovely folk from This is Sheffield to relaunch Sheffield’s coronavirus directory this week, helping to support the city’s independent businesses in light of the latest restrictions and to enable the local community to support those still operating during this difficult time.  The directory...