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Campaign to teach life skills through sport

A new campaign has been launched by a Sheffield charity to teach children and young people key life skills through sport.

Sheffield City Trust’s Skills for Life initiative aims to highlight how sport can encourage the development of skills including confidence, leadership and communication.

The campaign is focused around coaching in six key sports – athletics, swimming, ice skating, football, gymnastics and trampolining.

It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Sheffield by providing facilities for sport and leisure activities.


Gary Barlow announces first of musical's cast

Gary Barlow has revealed that two local actors are among the cast for his musical "The Girls". In a tweet he says he is proud to announce Ben Hunter, from Hull, as Danny and Josh Benson, from York, as Tommo.

Ben replied saying he was 'buzzing".

"The Girls" is based on the story of the Rylstone WI members in North Yorkshire who bared all in a calendar for charity. The musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, will have its premiere at Leeds Grand on November 14th.

Gas leak residents face night out of their homes

Dozens of families are facing a night out of their homes as work goes on to stem a major gas leak in Sheffield. Emergency services evacuated homes in the Nether Green area earlier today - and a 100 metre cordon remains in place around the ruptured pipe. Residents have been offered accommodation at a local school - and have been warned work could go on throughout the night. David Hirst has been following the situation.

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