Latest news from the Sheffield Live! teams

Sheffield specialists advise on healthcare in Ethiopia

Six specialists from Sheffield Health Action Resource for Ethiopia (SHARE) visited St Paul’s Hospital, Addis Ababa and Ayder Referral Hospital, Mekelle to help improve Ethiopian health services. SHARE is an international health link between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Mekelle, Ethiopia, operating with charitable objectives. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Royal Hallamshire Hospital consultant Cariad Evans.

Loan shark suspect arrested in Shiregreen

A 44 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering following a joint operation involving trading standards officials and South Yorkshire Police. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working with Sheffield City Council’s Trading Standards Department and South Yorkshire Police executed a warrant at a property in Shiregreen, seizing documentation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Police launch crime crackdown in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police have been carrying out an intensive crime sweep, part of Operation Duxford, targeting Sheffield estates and involving hundreds of officers. The dedicated operation in areas including Darnall, Parson Cross, Arbourthorne, Page Hall and Burngreave has included planned visits and intelligence led warrants to tackle crime and to support vulnerable people. Operation Duxford is a force-wide initiative to raise police visibility. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to police superintendent Bob Chapman.

Kell Brook set to defend welterweight title

Kell Brook is set to defend his IBF Welterweight world title against undefeated American boxer Errol Spence, with the fight set to take place in Sheffield at Bramall Lane on 27 May. Brook’s last fight was against middleweight Gennady Golovkin where he lost in the fifth round after moving up two divisions. Spence turned professional after losing in the quarter finals in the London Olympics 2012. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Millennium Gallery hosts Robot Con return

Robot Con, the annual creative arts convention for illustrators, cartoonists and graphic novelists returned to Sheffield for its second year. The event, held at the Millenium Gallery, included workshops, discussions, exhibition, sales of rare prints and the opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake went looking for robots.

Tapton School to be northern hub for science charity IRIS

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has announced that Tapton School, Sheffield will become their new northern hub. IRIS is a charity which aims to inspire young people’s interest in science and to promote the development of science teachers. School students gain access to top level scientific data and the opportunity to collaborate in real time with scientists around the globe and to develop innovative experimental ideas. Tapton student Miles Soloman made headlines recently when he found an error in NASA data. The school will work with other Sheffield primary schools to help develop their science programmes and to provide opportunities for budding scientists. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield Students’ Union voted number one

The University of Sheffield students’ union has been ranked number one in the country by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. It is the ninth year it has maintained the top rating. The university was also ranked third nationally for student experience. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Dom Trendall, president of Sheffield Students’ Union.

Sheffield pupils bounce for Comic Relief

Pupils from Tinsley Meadows and Abbeyfield Primary Academy took part in the Big Bounce Comic Relief fundraising event organised by Meadowhall. The event was hosted at Sheffield’s newly opened JUMP trampoline park with red noses and fancy dress adding to the fun. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake leapt at the chance to take part.

Sheffield pupils in mass choir

More than 500 young people from eight different primary schools from across the city have come together to form a mass choir. They will be showcasing their musical talents supported by teachers and the professional music educators at the Sheffield Music Hub.The experience has not only given the children an exciting opportunity it has brought together young people from a range of backgrounds and cultures allowing them to grow and share their musical journeys together. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield schoolboy corrects NASA data

A Sheffield teenager has contacted scientists at the US space agency, NASA, to point out an error in their data collection from the International Space Station (ISS). A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors were recording false data readings and wrote to NASA to point out the anomaly. The 17-year-old from Tapton school in Sheffield said it was “pretty cool” to email the space agency. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!