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Have a pint – it’s for charity!

Beer lovers are being invited to help charity – by drinking a pint of ale.

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Pupils’ artwork sets sail

Primary school pupils saw their artwork sailing down the River Thames as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

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Pupils are given awards

Hundreds of young people have been presented with awards to recognise their dedication to studying over the past two years.

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Another 100 to get career help

Another 100 young people will be helped onto the career ladder in Sheffield following the huge success of an apprenticeship scheme.

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Snooker players to pound the streets

Snooker ace Steve Davis will be seen on the streets of Sheffield in his shorts when he takes part in the city’s half marathon.

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Artist hopes to help Scooby Doo

Caricaturist to the stars, Richard Smith, has offered to create a piece of work for homeless dog Scooby Doo in an attempt to find him a new owner.

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Olympic honour for teenager Jake

Teenager Jake Cook has been asked to carry the Olympic Torch on a leg of its journey as recognition of all his voluntary work.

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Skate park plans for old warehouse

A mum and grandmother are hoping to turn an old warehouse into a skating complex for children in an aim to give them somewhere safe to hang out. Mum-of-three Amy Cooper and her mum Jan Hulley are planning to transform the old RJ Stokes paint factory and warehouse buildings in Little London Road into an indoor park for skateboarding, BMX, scootering and in-line skating.

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Charity cash helps children

Underprivileged children will be able to keep playing the football they love thanks to a charity donation. Sheffield charity Help a Child Have a Chance has donated £1,000 to the Wisewood Juniors Football Club to ensure its members can play for another year.

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Top award for super slimmer

Slimmer Alison Purvis-Gisborne has won a national award after losing a staggering 9st. Alison, 36, a sports physiology lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, has been named the Rosemary Conley Online Slimmer of the Year after dropping from 20st to just under 11st.

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