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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Sheffield is a city brimming with talent. It doesn’t matter if it’s politics, music, sport or theatre, we all know someone from the Steel City that we can be proud to call a Sheffielder. Sure, most of them are international celebrities now and we don’t really see them these days on Sheffield’s streets. But when we look at them on the biggest stages, we know where they came from. From the Arctic Monkeys who revolutionised the music industry to gold medal winning Olympians, our city has plenty of cool heroes we look up to on a daily basis. Here are just some of the icons putting Sheffield on the map and oozing with coolness that we can only envy. To get the latest email updates from South Yorkshire Live, click here. Jarvis Cocker Pulp star Jarvis Cocker One of two singing Cockers from Sheffield, Jarvis has been making waves in music since the late 1970s as the lead singer of Pulp. He was one of the key faces of the Britpop genre of the mid-1990s and Pulp's songs are loved by young and old alike, with hits that will still be sung in generations to come. No one can resist a little hum along to ‘Common People’ can they? And who could forget the classic that is Disco 2000? Alex Turner Alex Turner If Cocker is one for those who are maybe a little bit older, then Alex Turner is the Sheffielder loved by all millenials. Turner, who grew up in the High Green area of the city, has had music in his bones since the day he was born and he is the man behind the global success that is the Arctic Monkeys. At only 15, he and his friends (Matt Helders and Andy Nicholson) decided to start the band, which was eventually nominated for five Grammy Awards. Read More Related Articles Jaqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne break lockdown rules after driving to Yorkshire to see puppy Read More Related Articles Emmerdale's Lisa Riley is "flawless" as she shows off glam look away from set Sean Bean Sean Bean (Image: Getty Images) The man who doesn’t need any sort of introduction here. He’s one of the best actors of his generation. You can’t tell us otherwise. He has been extremely popular among the younger generation and his face is now a well-known internet meme. He’s everywhere. Bean is someone the whole of Yorkshire loves to bits – and deservedly so. A special mention here to Sean's nephew Dan who is a legend among University of Sheffield students as the owner of Broomhill Friery. Philip Oakey Philip Oakey of the Human League While he’s not from Sheffield, the co-founder of the synth-pop band The Human League was very active in Sheffield. He settled in Sheffield when he was only a teenager, and the city loves him like its child. The Human League, which was originally called ‘The Future’ first, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1983. David Blunkett Former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett A former MP who now sits in the House of Lords, Lord Blunkett has been blind since birth. He came from a very poor family but worked hard to get to where he is today. He was an MP for an incredible 28 years and even held a position in Tony Blair's cabinet as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Regardless of whether you're into politics or not, Lord Blunkett is a true inspiration and he never left his blindness stop him from achieving his goals. Read More Related Articles Sheffield woman forced to tell her deaf father he had only weeks to live Read More Related Articles Thug drags woman out of car by her hair near Crystal Peaks in Sheffield and demands she hand over her dog Jamie Vardy Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring against Leeds You have to be very cautious when talking about football in Sheffield. But regardless of whether you're a Blade or an Owl, you can do nothing but applaud the meteoric rise of Jamie Vardy. Born and raised in Hillsborough, Vardy was working in a factory and playing low league semi-professional football teams for years. Incredibly, While he was at Stocksbridge Steels he was convicted of assault and had to play with a tag before racing back home to adhere to a 6.
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. But after signing for Fleetwood, 2014 saw Vardy join Leicester City, and since then he has become a Premier League champion, England international and all-round superstar. Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill
Jessica Ennis-Hill won an Olympic gold at London 2012
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Jessica Ennis-Hill is one of the greatest track and field athletes in history. She was born in Sheffield and started sprinting very early in school. She was then introduced to Toni Minichiello, and, well, let’s say, she became an instant superstar. Dame Ennis-Hill retired as an Olympic gold winner, a three-time World Champion, and a European Champion in the heptathlon. Lizzy Browne The 31-year-old Instagram influencer is the owner of one of Sheffield’s most colourful homes. If it’s not cool, we don’t know what is. Pete McKee
Pete McKee of Everly Pregnant Brothers performs on stage during Tramlines
If you’re from Sheffield, you will know at least one of Pete McKee’s works. The painter will always be synonymous with Sheffield and he is responsible for some of the extraordinary murals across the city. He knows Sheffield inside out, and while football is also heavily featured in his works, he doesn’t choose sides: United and Wednesday fans love both him and his work. And if he wasn't already cool enough, he's also a musical genius and known for playing his ukelee as part of The Everly Pregnant Brothers.
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The main stage at Tramlines Festival has been named after festival founder Sarah Nulty
Sarah Nulty was the founder of Sheffield’s greatest music festival, the Tramlines. She died tragically young at 36 in 2018. While the coronavirus pandemic forced Tramlines to be canceled last year, it's an event loved by many and attended by thsouands, Sarah was one of the coolest of them all, that’s for sure and Sheffield will always remember her. Ash Young
Ash Young from Sheffield who launched carmats.co.uk
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Genius is a sign of coolness, and when Ash Young came up with the idea of selling car mats, he knew he was onto a winner. After starting the business during the first lockdown, Ash has gone on to achieve monumental success after reaching £1m in sales in January 2021 - just nine months after launching his business. We just all wish we'd come up with the idea ourselves! Moloko
Roisin Murphy is one half of Moloko
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While Roisin Murphy and Mark Brydon aren't born and bred Sheffielders, it was here that they came up with the idea to form Moloko. The pair formed the band in 1994 and the Steel City and even if the name doesn't immediately jump out to you, you definitely know their songs. The Time Is Now and Sing It Back are two of their classics and even though Moloko dissolved in 2004, their music is still played to this day. Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder has taken Sheffield United to the Premier League
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Sheffield Wednesday fans may disagree with this one, but like Vardy you simply have to applaud the job that Chris Wilder has done at Sheffield United. The Stocksbridge-born gaffer has taken his beloved Blades from League One to the Premier League, and although this season has been a struggle for them, last term they defied all expectations to finish 9th in their first season back in the top flight.
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John Burkhill, better known as the 'Man With The Pram', is a well-known fundraiser in Sheffield
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The Man with the Pram - this Sheffield legend is the city's most famous and well-known fundraiser. Inspired to raise money for MacMillan, John has taken it upon himself to walk thousands of miles in a brilliant costume and last year he was awarded a rare double BEM award by the Queen following calls from people in Sheffield for him to be knighted. Joe Root
England cricket hero Joe Root loved Neil Warnock's Sheffield United's side
Thirty-year-old Joe is the current captain of England in Test cricket and represents Yorkshire domestically. He recently celebrated his 100th England test match during the tour of India and became the first to score a double centry in their 100th Test. If we missed any let us know on email or Facebook.
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