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Public meeting debates ‘no vehicle idling’ plan

Sheffield University hosted a public meeting, with council representatives present, to discuss vehicle pollution and plans for ‘no vehicle idling’ by-laws. Sheffield Council is considering the introduction of by-laws to improve air quality by banning vehicle idling in areas such as hospitals, care homes and other locations. Sheffield Live reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Cllr Jack Scott, cabinet member for transport and sustainability.

Art studios upgrade planned for Castlegate quarter

Sheffield-based Yorkshire Artspace has submitted plans to refurbish its Exchange Place studios in the Castlegate quarter as a location for artists and creatives. The former South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive building will house up to 80 artists but is in need of modernisation. The organisation has been awarded a £500,000 grant from the Arts Council for work to commence. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Young florist puts skills on display

Sheffield College floristry apprentice, Alicia Holdsworth, is putting her vocational talent to the test by competing in the WorldSkills UK Floristry Competition. Holdsworth came first in the heats and is now heading into the national finals. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Car insurance hikes hit Sheffield drivers

Drivers in Sheffield are facing a 15 per cent increase in car insurance compared to last year, with an average vehicle insurance cost of £952, according to a new report. The figures have been published by price comparision website,, and are similar to trends across the country. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Amanda Stretton, motoring editor for

Council seeks new tree campaign prosecutions

Sheffield Council are seeking fresh prosecutions of tree campaigners for allegedly breaching a recent injunction relating to tree felling. Simon Crump from Myrtle Road and others were handed the legal notices today after crossing safety barriers on Meersbrook Park Road set up by council contractors undertaking tree felling works. The court injunction was issued in August to eighteen people including Councillor Alison Teal after they previously crossed safety barriers in a bid to stop the felling of trees. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Off the Shelf brings magic to The Moor

The Off the Shelf Festival of Words 2017 is underway and this weekend featured a host of activities for children celebrating magical creatures and classic stories. Now into its 25th year, Off the Shelf 2017 runs over three weeks and alongside a wide range of literary interests it carries three main strands, focussing on radicalism, India and crime. Sheffield’s two universities are jointly running the festival this year and have promised that Off the Shelf will remain true to its roots whilst adding new content from academia. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Former Owls star and England international in charity book signing

Former Sheffield Wednesday and England international footballer, Carlton Palmer, has launched his autobiography with a book signing in aid of the Cavendish Cancer Care charity. Palmer has committed 20 per cent of the cover price of signed copies to be donated to the charity. The retired midfielder said he has lost many friends to cancer and called it “the devils disease”.  Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Carlton Palmer at Owlerton Stadium.

Burton Street celebrates community business success

Burton Street Foundation is one of hundreds of community businesses opening their doors to the public to celebrate Community Business Weekend. The Hillsborough-based organisation works with people of all ages and abilities and provides facilities for learning, play and social activities. Over 50 other community groups and social enterprises are part of the Burton Street community including Under the Stars, Alzeimer’s Society and A Mind Apart. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!

Diabetes report highlights foot ulcer risk

More than a third of people are unaware of the dangers of diabetes related foot ulcers which untreated can lead to foot amputations, a new survey from Diabetes UK has revealed. Diabetic foot ulcer is a major complication of diabetes with 80 per cent of diabetes related amputations arising from unhealed ulcers. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Stephen Ryan, head of the North of England region for Diabetes UK.

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