Latest news from the Sheffield Live! teams

Lord Winston opens Legacy Park college

Professor Lord Robert Winston opened the UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park college at an official ceremony to launch the new facility for 14-19 year old students. The £10 million college on the former Don Valley site will specialise in computing, health sciences and sport science and is fitted with state of the art equipment. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Learn to Recreate showcases ethical fashion

The Sheffield-based social enterprise and learning hub works with creative designers and ethically made textiles to support access to the fashion industry. Founded by Olusola McKenzie in 2010, the group brings together experienced practitioners with individuals at an early stage in their career to provide training and enterprise support with ethical and environmental credentials. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield vigil for victims of Manchester attack

A vigil in Sheffield’s Peace Gardens has been held to remember the victims of the attack at the Manchester Arena which left 22 dead and 59 injured. Police have confirmed that the attack was the result of a suicide bomber who detonated a homemade device as concertgoers left the venue where Ariana Grande was performing.

Warp and weft in the Winter Gardens

Traditional tools and methods of weaving and spinning have been on display to the public at a Winter Gardens demonstration. The Hallamshire and District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers is a charity dedicated to preserving and promoting the craft of cloth-making using traditional hand tools. The group provide informal tuition and a meeting place for fellow craftspeople. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to charity trustee, Leonie Souster.

Women’s pit camp memorabilia on display

Sheffield Women against Pit Closures are the subject of a new ‘protest lab’ exhibition at the Millenium Gallery. The exhibition includes memorabilia, banners and poetry from the 1984/85 miners strike but also for the first time from the women’s pit camp at Houghton Main in 1993 set up to campaign against pit closures. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Top tribute acts headline fake-fest at Endcliffe Park

Imagine a music festival line up with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Queen, all appearing under a giant marquee in Endcliffe Park. It’s Sheffield Fake Festival 2017. Top tribute acts Really Hot Chili Peppers, Oasish and Flash performed hits of the music industry giants as part of an all day festival of tribute bands in Sheffield this weekend. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

British international students compete in COBIS Games

Hundreds of British international students have been competing in Sheffield this weekend as part of the Council of British International Students (COBIS) Games. The COBIS Games bring together british students studying at international schools across the globe for a weekend of sporting competition including swimming at Ponds Forge and athletics at the Woodbourne Road athletics stadium. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

UTC Sheffield plan to recruit younger students

Sheffield’s first University Technical College (UTC) have launched a public consultation on proposals to admit younger students. Students can apply for admission to the UTC from year 10 but from September 2018 they could enter the UTC in year 9 if the plans are agreed. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to UTC executive principal Nick Crew.

College campaign promotes voter registration

The Sheffield College are encouraging students and young people to register to vote in the General Election ahead of the deadline on Monday 22 May. The College have loaned a portable voting booth from Sheffield Council to raise student awareness of elections and voter registration. It is touring college campuses before the voting registration deadline following a launch at the Olive Grove campus off East Bank Road. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Steve Kelly, head of student services.