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December 2017
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Huge potential of Sheffield City Region highlighted as funding bids pour in for capital projects
11.12.2017

Major capital projects costing a total of more than £630m have been put forward in response to a call for funding bids by Sheffield City Region (SCR). This comes after the city region invited organisations to bid for funds to enable new transport and infrastructure projects to get off the ground. A total of 52 […]

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Region in trade talks at Indian High Commission
08.12.2017

India, the 7th largest economy in the world, is one of the top five countries investing in the Sheffield City Region (SCR), and a leading non-EU export market, and emerging as a strategic target for the region’s business leaders. And to develop ideas for boosting trade and investment between India and the City Region, a […]

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Excellence of Sheffield City Region showcased in London
07.12.2017

Delegates from Sheffield City Region met potential investment partners from across the country at an exclusive event held at the McLaren London retailer in Knightsbridge yesterday (Wednesday 6 December). The aim of the event was to form, develop and strengthen relationships with key institutional investors and fund managers as the city region drives forwards its […]

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Local Enterprise Partnership demonstrates towering ambition for Sheffield City Region
04.12.2017

An ambitious proposal to create a major new public artwork and ‘Gateway to the North’ in the heart of Sheffield City Region has been shortlisted for funding via the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund (NCRF). The artwork by Alex Chinneck, titled Onwards & Upwards, forms the centrepiece of plans to revitalise the Don Valley Corridor, linking […]

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The Floow welcomes UK Minister for International Trade to Sheffield City Region HQ
04.12.2017

The Floow, a world leader in Telematics innovation, has welcomed Baroness Rona Fairhead, the UK Minister for International Trade, to its new Sheffield HQ to discuss how UK companies can succeed in achieving international expansion. The visit comes after a period of rapid growth for The Floow, fuelled by £13m in equity investment received in […]

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Biggest ever city region delegation announced for MIPIM Cannes
01.12.2017

Businesses from across Sheffield City Region have signed up to be part of the delegation flying to the French Riviera to represent the city region to the world. The delegation heading for MIPIM 2018, the annual real estate event that takes place in Cannes, France, is made up of private sector companies as well as […]

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November 2017
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Region’s new Trade and Investment Advisory Board meets for first time
30.11.2017

Representatives from major Sheffield City Region companies came together this week for the first meeting of the new SCR Trade and Investment Advisory Board. The board, which will meet quarterly, has 10 members from public and private sector organisations across the region. It met for the first time on Tuesday, 28 November. Members will act […]

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Closer ties with international businesses created after successful trade mission
29.11.2017

Companies from across the city region have established new business relationships in Poland, following a successful trade mission. Five businesses from across Sheffield City Region were in Warsaw last week as part of a Department for International Trade Northern Powerhouse trade mission, supported by delegates from the city region’s executive team. The companies involved were […]

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Last chance to access current Skills Bank before programme moves into second phase
29.11.2017

Almost 7,000 learners have already benefited from learning new skills through the flagship Skills Bank programme. And now businesses across Sheffield City Region (SCR) are being encouraged to get any outstanding applications submitted before the deadline of Friday 8thDecember 2017, before Skills Bank transitions into its second phase in 2018. Laura Bennett, board member at […]

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£8m housing pilot
23.11.2017

As yesterday’s Budget set out ambitious plans to be build thousands more homes, an £8million pilot project in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) has begun to assess exciting ideas for new homes to get them underway by the end of this year. The pilot, the SCR’s Housing Fund, closed last week with a high level […]

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LEP Chair responds to Chancellor’s Budget
22.11.2017

Sheffield City Region LEP Chair, Sir Nigel Knowles has responded to the Chancellor’s Budget. He said: “The Chancellor’s revised forecasts for UK growth and productivity further underline the importance of investing in a stronger Sheffield City Region to make a more resilient UK economy. “Sheffield City Region showed a gain of 37,000 jobs between 2014, […]

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Enterprise Centre expands with growing businesses
22.11.2017

Retford’s expanded Enterprise Centre has officially opened with 10 new multi-purpose units in a £1.45million project responsing to demand for quality office and clean manufacturing space locally – and for larger premises for growth firms. The offices were opened by the Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Cllr Simon Greaves, Chris Scholey from the Sheffield City […]

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Businesses invited to bid for funds for capital projects
20.11.2017

Businesses across Sheffield City Region have been invited to bid for funds in order to enable new transport and infrastructure projects to get off the ground. An open call has gone out for bids to fund projects that can fully commit the SCR resources within the next 18 months. Funding for these schemes will come […]

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City Region companies embark on trade mission to Poland
19.11.2017

A delegation of businesses from across Sheffield City Region will be heading to Poland this week as part of a Department for International Trade Northern Powerhouse trade mission. The trip to Warsaw, taking place from Tuesday, 21 November to Friday 24 November, will highlight the key opportunities for businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector, while […]

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The LEP – a catalyst for collaboration
17.11.2017

In our series on new private sector Board members, we talk to NEIL MACDONALD. Neil brings a huge amount of experience as a non-executive director and a trustee to the LEP Board, and says he’s delighted to have this opportunity to join the Sheffield City Region. After a career in accountancy in international engineering, and […]

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City Region business leaders in joint Budget call to Hammond
16.11.2017

City Region business leaders in joint Budget call to Hammond Letter makes 12-point demand for economic commitment The leading figures of the business world in the Sheffield City Region today wrote to Chancellor Philip Hammond to set out their expectations of what should be included in next week’s Budget. In an unprecedented move, the heads […]

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Multinational investment secured and jobs created at Sheffield City Region
13.11.2017

A huge vote of confidence has been demonstrated in Sheffield City Region (SCR) with the creation of new jobs, new businesses, and major international investment over the last three years. Figures show that, since 2014, the local economy has gained 37,000 jobs, with 16,000 created due to activity led by the SCR’s team. And there […]

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Success of Horasis conference welcomed by leaders from across the world
10.11.2017

It brought 300 international delegates to the city region and showcased our excellence to the world. And now leaders at Sheffield City Region (SCR) have reflected on the success of the Horasis China Meeting – and say they hope it will be the first of many. Sir Nigel Knowles, chairman of the SCR Local Enterprise […]

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City region poised to play huge part in Heathrow Logistics Hub
09.11.2017

It’s set to be one of the most significant and large-scale logistics projects in the UK, if not the world. And now Sheffield City Region can announce that eight sites within the region have been selected for the long list of sites for the creation of logistics hubs for the expansion of Heathrow Airport. This […]

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08
LEP £4.1m boost to transform streets, create jobs and homes
08.11.2017

Investment boost with jobs and homes as Sheffield transforms historic quarter A multi-million-pound funding boost for Sheffield’s ‘Knowledge Gateway’ from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is set to create 2,863 jobs, almost 500 homes, and grow the regional economy by £158million. The LEP is contributing £4,115,000 in infrastructure funding to transform a […]

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Winners announced of inaugural Horasis China Business Awards
07.11.2017

Winners of the first ever Horasis China Business Awards were presented with their prizes by Sheffield City Region at a packed Sheffield Cathedral last night (Monday 6 November) as part of the closing dinner for the Horasis conference. The Horasis China Meeting took place at a range of venues across Sheffield on 5 and 6 […]

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03
£1.2m boost for 1,500 jobs in Sheffield City Region
03.11.2017

More than 1,500 logistics jobs and a 1million sq ft warehouse, one of the largest in the UK, are set to be created in Bassetlaw thanks to a £1.2million investment boost from the Sheffield City Region (SCR). The SCR’s private business arm, the Local Enterprise Partnership, will channel the money from its Local Growth Fund. […]

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Have your say on ambitious City Region transport plan
01.11.2017

Businesses and residents in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) are to have their say on an ambitious plan to make transport fit for all following the Combined Authority’s approval this week to a public consultation which will take place early in the New Year. The SCR Transport Strategy, which looks ahead to 2040, aims to […]

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October 2017
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Leaders in business, thought and innovation prepare for Horasis China Meeting
27.10.2017

The forthcoming Horasis China Meeting, taking place in Sheffield on 5 and 6 November, is a vote of confidence in the city region – on a world scale. Sir Nigel Knowles, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, has enlisted an impressive array of people at the top of their fields to present […]

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Millions of pounds to be pumped into transport schemes
20.10.2017

Almost £10m in Government funding is set to be pumped into three different transport schemes in Sheffield City Region. In Doncaster, £3.32m of funding has been secured for widening of the A18 Thorne Road railway bridge. In Rotherham, £3.24m will go towards improvements at the College Road roundabout, while in Sheffield, £3.36m will be spent […]

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Showcase event puts city region on world stage
19.10.2017

by Sir Nigel Knowles, chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership: In just two weeks’ time several hundred international business leaders, heads of Government, and Ministers arrive in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) for a two-day, high-level conference, Horasis China 2017. We will be on the world stage with this event and it […]

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High level of interest in innovative Housing Fund
18.10.2017

There’s now less than a month left to apply for funds through a highly innovative new house-building scheme. The Sheffield City Region Housing Fund is open for applications until Wednesday 15 November – and already there’s been an exceptionally high level of interest. Public and private sector housing providers are now being encouraged to get […]

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Inward Investment case studies
16.10.2017

It’s been an exciting time here at Sheffield City Region, with investments announced recently by Boeing, McLaren, and many more. Find out more about the companies choosing to locate here, and why they picked us: McLaren Automotive In February 2017, McLaren Automotive announced the creation of the new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre, to be […]

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City presses Government over rail franchise
09.10.2017

For communities in Sheffield, the Midland Mainline is best known as the rail link which connects the city with London St Pancras in little over two hours, providing a vital service for commuters and tourists alike. And now public and private sector partners across Sheffield and the wider city region have come together to press […]

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New recruits offer energy and drive to Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Board
09.10.2017

Leading figures in the tech and IT sector, and health, finance and regeneration experts have joined one of the most successful Local Enterprise Partnerships in the country in a move that brings massive new energy, focus and expertise to its drive to create jobs and growth. Following an open application process, the four new members […]

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City region on countdown to Horasis
03.10.2017

It’s just over a month until more than 300 delegates from across the world arrive in Sheffield City Region for the international Horasis China conference. Taking place on 5 and 6 November, Horasis China will use a range of venues including the Cutlers Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield Cathedral, the St Paul’s Mercure Hotel and […]

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September 2017
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Enter the Horasis China Business Awards
29.09.2017

The Horasis China Business Awards have been launched to celebrate the achievements of SCR businesses in the Chinese market and Chinese businesses in the region. To be held during the Horasis China conference in November, the awards will also showcase these businesses in front of around 300 international delegates, as well as high-profile media outlets […]

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How do we make inclusive growth real?
29.09.2017

“Inclusive growth is more than just a buzz word – it should be a yardstick.” A packed Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield listened intently as economics guru and international journalist Stephanie Flanders discussed ways to achieve inclusive growth, a central theme in the new, draft Sheffield City Region (SCR) Inclusive Industrial Strategy. In […]

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February 2017
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£1b offer for MIPIM investors
28.02.2017

Sheffield City Region has a long list of successes and £1billion of offers to take to MIPIM Cannes, the global property showcase, from Monday March 13 to Friday March 17. The UK’s first advanced manufacturing district Our international Aero Centre’s development Massive urban regeneration Newly-launched £20million housing and property fund Already in 2017 three world-leading […]

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Jobs and apprenticeship joy for Sheffield City Region
27.02.2017

The Sheffield City Region trained over 20,000 apprentices in the 2014/15 academic year, more than the rest of England apart from London and the South East. Meanwhile the number of jobs in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) has grown and the number of people not in education, employment or training has dropped. For the first […]

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Boeing set for City Region touchdown
24.02.2017

Sheffield City Region is set to partner the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, in a multi-million pound investment, bringing new jobs and providing the region’s businesses with new supply chain opportunities, subject to contract agreement. The announcement today (Friday 24 February) that the firm, subject to planning permission, plans to build its first factory in […]

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SCR’s very good news roundup
10.02.2017

The main news of the week in the SCR, that supercar manufacturer McLaren is coming here, was greeted regionally and nationally with huge interest. The SCR, which has invested £12million in the £50million project, was quoted widely. Links to the coverage are on the Sheffield City Region website: https://sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/2017/02/widespread-national-world-media-report-mclaren-news/ Twitter also got very excited with […]

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McLaren investment gets widespread media coverage
10.02.2017

Media outlets from across the UK and further afield have reported on the announcement from McLaren that it will make a major investment in Sheffield City Region. McLaren Chief Operating Officer, Mike Flewitt, is pictured above making the announcement in Sheffield City Region on Thursday 9 February 2017. Links to a wide selection of online […]

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09
McLaren deal lands due to strength of SCR public-private partnership
09.02.2017

McLaren’s plans for research and manufacturing in the Sheffield City Region has been hailed as a massive triumph for the partnership. Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), said: “This is fantastic news for the Sheffield City Region, and proof that our research and manufacturing capabilities are up there […]

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Superfast South Yorkshire
09.02.2017

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme offers Vouchers to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take-up faster digital connectivity, and to further support SMEs to introduce transformational innovations to the business that can improve business performance through faster digital connections. Vouchers will have a maximum value which will be 50% of the actual […]

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The Latest News from Sheffield City Region
03.02.2017

Pioneering projects to improve the quality of life, plug a serious skills gap, and speed up infrastructure works were approved by the Combined Authority on Monday. £11.88million goes to the ‘Sustainable Transport Programme’ (STEP) to improve the quality of life for residents across the region and attract investors with projects to improve cycling, walking, and […]

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January 2017
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European Funds still available to help Agriculture and Rural Development ventures tap in to available EU funding
31.01.2017

Calls for applications for the most recent round of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Growth Program have now opened and ventures can submit applications throughout 2017. The most recent calls include: £745,000 available for enhancing rural tourism infrastructure. The awards of between £35,000 and £170,000 are for capital activities, for example, visitor […]

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Door opened to redundant in Sheffield City Region
27.01.2017

Free intensive skills help for 2,000 people who have been made redundant, plus a hotline to job vacancies, is available across the Sheffield City Region from today. A £2million programme, available until March 2018 and dubbed ‘Open Doors’, provides training and skills and links jobseekers to employers with live, long-term vacancies. The service will include […]

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City region gets £38m from Northern Powerhouse Fund
23.01.2017

Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the Sheffield City Region, today welcomed both Theresa May’s newly-unveiled Industrial Strategy Green Paper, and the news that the city region will receive £38million of the latest round of Northern Powerhouse funding. And he particularly welcomed the national focus on areas where the city region has exceptional strengths -industrial digitisation, […]

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Latest News from the SCR
23.01.2017

Business activity and employment in Yorkshire increased at a faster rate than the UK average during December. According to the latest Lloyds Bank Regional Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) survey, employment growth jumped to a 14-month high, with December’s job creation in Yorkshire higher than the UK average for the third month running. The AMRC is […]

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LEP Chair responds to devolution delay
13.01.2017

Sir Nigel Knowles, Chairman of the Sheffield City Region LEP, said: “There is no doubt that the LEP is frustrated and disappointed at the position that Derbyshire County Council have taken towards the implementation of the city region’s devolution deal. This is a deal that secures new powers and resources to promote economic growth locally […]

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Business Leaders Survey showing Sheffield City Region coping well post Brexit
10.01.2017

Firms hold an overall positive outlook on the regional economy looking forward, despite major uncertainties at a national and global level, according to the latest results of the Sheffield City Region Quarterly Economic Survey. The Q4 2016 results – based on over 300 responses from businesses across the region – give a snapshot of how […]

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Good News Roundup – the first of the year!
09.01.2017

The SCR celebrates a clutch of New Year Honours: Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has been awarded a CBE for services to local government and former Chair James Newman receives an OBE for services to business, the economy and charity in Yorkshire. Additionally Sheffield rower Grace Clough and table tennis champion Will Bayley, from Rotherham, who […]

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Key Sheffield City Region figures awarded in New Year’s Honours List
03.01.2017

Sheffield City Region LEP and Combined Authority board member and Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones and former LEP chairman, James Newman both received recognition in the Queen’s Honour’s List. Mayor Ros Jones, the directly elected Mayor of Doncaster, and Sheffield City Region LEP and Combined Authority board member has been recognised for her hard work […]

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December 2016
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The Final Good News Roundup of 2016
23.12.2016

Derbyshire Dales has been voted the best place to live in the Midlands and North of England – and fourth in the UK – in the 2016 Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The survey was based on residents’ health and life expectancy, employment and earnings, and high scores in personal well-being surveys. The Yorkshire Post […]

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LEP Chair response to High Court ruling
22.12.2016

The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) brings together business leaders and local politicians to make decisions that drive economic growth and create new jobs. The Board is made up of 19 members – ten business leaders and nine local authority leaders. Sir Nigel Knowles, Chair of the LEP, has responded to yesterday’s court case ruling. He […]

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Response to High Court Ruling
21.12.2016

In September 2016, Derbyshire County Council made a claim that the Sheffield City Region’s consultation was misleading. On 9-10 November 2016, the case was considered at the High Court in London. Today’s judgement does not quash the Sheffield City Region’s devolution consultation but says before it can be considered by the Secretary of State that […]

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November 2016
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Strong local college partnership will bring transformational change
30.11.2016

This week, Government has published the first wave of reports on Area Based Reviews into post-16 education which includes a report for Sheffield City Region. Since concluding its Area Based Review in June 2016, Sheffield City Region has made significant progress against the recommendations in its report which are aimed at ensuring that the region […]

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City Region to benefit from New Government Funding
28.11.2016

Following the government’s Autumn Statement on 23 November, today Transport Secretary Chris Grayling set out further details of transport investments in Sheffield City Region. Sheffield Mass Transit Scheme was one of the first projects to be announced by Philip Hammond in the Autumn Statement. This sees over £700,000 funding to Sheffield City Region to build […]

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Restoration of historic Kelham gatehouse well underway
28.11.2016

The restoration of a building acknowledged as one of the most important pieces of industrial architecture in Sheffield is well underway, and one quirk of its age is being left for all to see. The gatehouse at Green Lane Works, in Kelham Island, was placed on the ‘At Risk’ register by Historic England, but now […]

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