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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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Honours all round

Volunteer Christine Manby has been named in the New Year’s Honours list after years of service with the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (WRVS). Christine, from Sheffield, who has volunteered for the service for 20 years, has been awarded the OBE. She said: “I was absolutely taken aback to get the OBE, I thought it was unbelievable.

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Green Doctors Give Homes Health Check

A team of Green Doctors are travelling around Sheffield checking its homes for energy efficiency.

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Project Has Everyone Buzzing

The skies of Sheffield are buzzing with excitement thanks to a new project aimed at helping the UK’s dwindling bee population.

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Ferrari In The Living Room

One Sheffield steel worker has seen his face all over the national newspapers after deciding to convert his garage into a living room so he can spend the evenings next to his beloved Ferrari.

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Sheffield Goes to China

The design of Sheffield could be repeated in China thanks to a project that will bring east and west together.

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Festival For Entrepreneurs is Back In Sheffield

Festival For Entrepreneurs is Back A festival promoting the idea that entrepreneurs are made, not born, is back for the second time after the huge success of its inaugural event in 2010. Organisers of MADE: The Entrepreneur Festival, claim it will be even bigger and better than last year. The event in 2010 attracted over 1,000 delegates, from small business owners to aspiring entrepreneurs, international diplomats, media and politicians. Big names at the event included Peter Jones, of Dragons’ Den, …

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