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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!

Drumming up awareness of mental health

A mortgage advisor from Chesterfield has been playing a percussion marathon at Yellow Arch Studios to raise awareness of mental health issues. Martin Conlon aims to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity Mental Health UK. Conlon said he was doing it to honour the memory of his son who died, age 23, after suffering from mental health problems. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Sheffield ranked second in city stress index

Sheffield has been ranked as the second most stressed out city in the UK, according to a new survey released by insurance group AXA. According to the report 86 per cent of people who live in Sheffield say they are stressed at least some of the time during a typical week, the second highest score in the UK behind Cardiff. The research which forms part of AXA’s Stress Index, is based on a survey of 4000 adults in the UK. The report also found seven per cent of Sheffield residents feel stressed constantly, 41 per cent say their personal finances are the main cause of their stress, 37 per cent are worried about their health and 36 per cent are concerned about the health of their friends and family. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to stress expert Eugene Farrel.

Children’s Book Awards give young readers a say

The Children’s Book Awards took place at the Crucible, the only national book award where the winning titles are voted on by children. The event, into its 29th year, was attended by authors, children, parents, teachers and librarians. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to organiser Claire South and to award winning author Adam Bestwick.