Latest news from the Sheffield Live! teams

Anti-fracking campaigners march in Eckington

Hundreds of campaigners and local residents joined a No Frack Day rally at the proposed INEOS fracking site near Eckington. The rally began at Coal Aston Village Hall with a march to the proposed site in Bramleymoor Lane, off Marsh Lane. Campaigners highlight the dangers of fracking and are urging the government to promote safer and sustainable energy sources. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Doncaster Knights sign Sheffield lad

Doncaster Knights have signed rising rugby union professional and Sheffield lad Curtis Wilson, who was until recently with Sheffield Eagles under a short term deal. The 25 year old winger has signed a season long contract with the Knights who currently sit in the top half of the championship table. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke exclusively to Curtis Wilson about the move.

Barnsley and Rotherham business showcase

Hundreds of people attended the annual exhibition of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce held at the New York stadium, home to Rotherham United Football club. The Chamber Means Business event offers businesses the opportunity to promote their brand, products and services and to engage in networking and ideas sharing. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Identity theft put to the shredder

A mobile truck capable of shredding tons of papers has been open for business in Rotherham to raise awareness of identity theft and raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. More people than ever are falling victim to identity fraud with 11,130 cases reported across Yorkshire and the Humber in 2016. Locals were encouraged to bring their confidential documents to be consumed by the giant shredder and to donate what they feel to the Children’s Hospital Charity. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Gravity-defying artwork on the streets of Tinsley

A stunning public art installation by acclaimed British artist Alex Chinneck has appeared on Sheffield Road, Tinsley and is expected to draw dozens of people to the site. The sculpture depicts a red Vauxhall Corsa hanging upside-down from a curling strip of tarmac close to the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. The location is the planned site for a major public artwork by the same artist, due to be completed by summer 2019. The current week-long installation titled Pick Yourself Up and Pull Yourself Together aims to show the potential of public art to engage residents and visitors, and to promote awareness of the Tinsley Art Project. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

St Leger Festival underway in Doncaster

Doncaster’s St Leger Festival, one of the classic events of the horse racing calendar, gets underway with thousands of visitors arriving from across the country. The event culminates in the St Leger stakes on Saturday bringing the four days to a dramatic climax. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to horse racing legend A P McCoy.

Dan Walker hosts celebrity golf fundraiser

TV presenter and patron of the Children’s Hospital Charity, Dan Walker, held his fourth annual sporting celebrity golf tournament to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Last year’s event brought in over £60,000 towards a multipurpose flouroscopy system which enables rapid diagnosis and surgical intervention without a child needing to go into the operating theatre. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dan Walker and Jermaine Jenas.