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Sheffield report highlights unfair employment

A research report from Citizens Advice Sheffield has highlighted deteriorating employment practices that are impacting on Sheffield workers rights and pay. The research highlighted the growth of zero hours contracts and self-employment arrangements and calls for action to improve employment rights and remedies to unfair practices. The researchers estimate £2.7 billion is lost nationally each year in wages withheld from people who are legally entitled to them. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Tim Arnold of Citizens Advice Sheffield.

Who What Where show launches with Kyle Walker special

Catch up on the latest show to launches on Sheffield Live! ‘Who What Where’ with Azz Mohammed and Stevie Nicks, and a special extended feature on Sheffielder and England international Kyle Walker including an exclusive interview with the man himself. Watch out for the next Who What Where show next Friday evening on Sheffield Live! 8:30pm.

Radio show launches record label

A popular weekly radio show on Sheffield Live community radio has led to the setting up of a record label and the launch of a first CD for music and comedy duo, the Glummer Twins. The Steel and Wire Show, produced by Harry Welburn, focuses on bluegrass, americana and old time folk music. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Council seeks views on landlord licensing scheme

Sheffield Council are set to launch a thirteen week consultation on a new landlord licensing scheme to improve the safety and standard of privately rented homes and how they are managed. The proposals are to include a selective licensing scheme for sections of London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road, after inspections found three in four rented properties in the area had safety issues that were exposing people to serious risk. The council will be asking local landlords, residents, tenants and businesses to comment on the proposals which would affect around 1,000 homes in a four mile stretch. The consultation opens on 27 November and runs for an eight week period. Baillot Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Crime victims speak out on restorative justice

South Yorkshire victims of crime have shared their experience of the restorative justice system as part of the Restorative Justice Week awareness campaign. Martin Young, a burglary victim, and Summer Greg, who was confined and tortured for over eight hours at a flat in Doncaster, are among those who have opted to meet face-to-face with their offender. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!