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  1. Hello, There are loads more details about the proposals here. They include public toilets, sports centres and arts budget: http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002907029/council-budget-plans%3A-more-cuts-%26-new-charges-%E2%80%93-but-council-tax-frozen-AT-sheffield-sheffield-town-hall/
  2. Up to half of the city's libraries could close unless community groups come forward to run them. It's part of £50m of budget cuts the council are having to make. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002907026/library-closures-loom-as-council-appeals-for-volunteers-AT-sheffield-sheffield-town-hall/
  3. Here is a list of all the services which will be affected by the budget cuts at Sheffield Council. Included are libraries, sport and leisure venues, arts and public toilets. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002907029/council-budget-plans%3A-more-cuts-%26-new-charges-%E2%80%93-but-council-tax-frozen-AT-sheffield-sheffield-town-hall/
  4. Sheffield NHS bosses are set to remove funding for male circumcision for non-medical reasons. But there are fears that people could have "backstreet operations" if the procedure is not available on the NHS. More details here: http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002902389/%27backstreet-operation-concern%27-over-male-circumcision-funding-loss-AT-sheffield-the-childrens-hospital/
  5. Information on Langsett Road crash: http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002902286/road-traffic-accident-on-langsett-road-in-oughtibridge-AT-oughtibridge-langsett-road-south/
  6. Sheffield Council’s Cabinet yesterday voted to scrap free bus passes for up to 1,000 children attending church schools in the city. But the city’s councillors still have their own free bus passes, city centre parking permits and have their other travel costs picked up by the council. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002805310/councillors-scrap-bus-passes-for-church-schools---but-keep-their-own-AT-sheffield-sheffield-town-hall/
  7. Happy 10th Birthday to the Winter Garden! Can't believe it's been 10 years since this opened. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002799272/sheffield-winter-garden-is-ten-today-AT-sheffield-the-winter-garden/
  8. Residents in Nether Edge are worried about plans for a "crisis house" for people experiencing mental illness. They have sent in 40 objections to the plans http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002794610/fears-over-%22crisis-home%22-plan-for-mentally-ill-people-AT-sheffield-thornsett-road/
  9. All 36 children’s centres in the city are being declassified as Ofsted-registered centres and instead reorganised into 17 children’s centre ‘areas’ as part of council efforts to save £3.5million. Up to 50 people could lose their jobs and 20 childcare providers will lose funding. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002772211/%27heartbreaking%27-overhaul-of-sheffield-children%27s-centres-announced-AT-sheffield-sheffield-town-hall/
  10. There are fears that funding will be cut for a project that helps kids avoid falling into gang culture in Sheffield. Funding runs out in March for the Communities Against Gangs, Guns and Knives project at Woodthorpe. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002740939/gang-culture-in-sheffield%3A-keeping-young-people-out-of-trouble-AT-sheffield-woodthorpe-development-trust-shop/
  11. Jess Ennis has been nominated for the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Tough competition though, she's up against 11 others - they have extended it this year from 10 to 12 people on the shortlist. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002738842/jess-nominated-for-sports-personality-crown-AT-sheffield-don-valley-stadium/
  12. Ranmoor Parish Hall is going for sale at auction later this month. Sure a lot of people have fond memories of it - from what we can remember, it housed Guides and a youth club in the 1980s, was a polling station for quite a while then became a soft play centre in 2008. http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002685596/ranmoor-parish-hall-on-sale-at-auction-AT-sheffield-ranmoor-road/
  13. Reports from the police say that a 17-year-old boy was shot in the legs last night. All the details are here: http://postcodegazette.com/news/9002627931/boy%2C-17%2C-shot-on-cuthbert-bank-road-AT-sheffield-bamforth-street/
  14. Protestors and police outside Nick Clegg's Nethergreen office following a street party protest http://postcodegazette.com/news/9001913140/street-party-protest-outside-deputy-pm%27s-sheffield-office-AT-sheffield-nethergreen-road/ http://www.postcodegazette.com
  15. Mowbray Street has been closed by the police and fire brigade. Motorists going towards Derek Dooley bypass are being diverted back. Cars coming from Derek Dooley Way are being allowed through. http://postcodegazette.com/url/news/police-and-fire-brigade-close-mowbray-street-AT-sheffield-mowbray-street/9001470887/9001470888/
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