Campaigns

Artists and campaigners join to make art to change the world

Artists, activists and campaigners shared their ideas and tools at the Sheffield Institute of Arts in the Old Post Office for the workshop ‘Art Possibility Action’. The event aimed to bring together those who want to change the world with their art, and those who want to find out how art can help in effective political action. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Tree campaigners arrested in Nether Edge

Two tree campaigners arrested on Wednesday in Nether Edge were released without charge after seven hours in police custody. The members of Save Nether Edge Trees were engaged in peaceful protest against the felling of a tree on Marden Road in Nether Edge when the arrests were made. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to tree campaigner Calvin Payne.

Anti-fracking protesters campaign for a ‘Frack Free University’

Sheffield University students have launched a ‘frack free university’campaign with a series of awareness raising events. Campaigners are concerned that fracking could come to Sheffield following the recent approval of fracking licences in North Yorkshire. Speaking at the launch panel organised by Sheffield University Students Union were Simon Bowens a member of Friends of the Earth and Tina Rothery of Frack Free Nana, a group of women who have led campaigns against fracking in Lancashire. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Police force on Brexit

South Yorkshire police hope that joint campaigns with Europe on issues such as modern slavery alongside cooperation on International arrest warrants will continue but say that at the moment how that will happen is unclear.

HS2 reported to be coming in to City Centre

President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Jillian Thomas, welcomed a report, which favoured the city centre option, for the HS2 train stop. The report also said it would save £768 million pounds on the overall budget of the project to go for Midland station.

Women of Steel celebrated

The Women of Steel statue has been unveiled in Sheffield City centre. The statue honors and commemorates the work that women did during both world wars to keep the steel industry going.