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First LGBT wedding photographer opens in Sheffield

A former Sheffield Hallam University student has become the first dedicated LGBT wedding photographer with the launch of her same sex weddings business. Nelly Naylor opened her business after she struggled to find an LGBT photographer for her wedding following the proposal of her girlfriend. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Improvements underway at Sheffield’s largest park

Woodseats Playground has been re-opened with a ribbon-cutting launch event as part of a £300k programme of improvements at Graves Park. Sheffield’s largest park, nearly a century old, is home to a large lake, sports pitches, a rose garden, play areas, an animal farm and even its own herd of Highland cattle. The programme has been part funded by the sale of Cobnar Cottage. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Darnall schools hold community sports day

Primary and secondary schools in Darnall came together for an annual sports day at the City Athletics Stadium on Woodburn Road. The community event, open to parents and children, aimed to promote children’s engagement in sport and exercise. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Nicola Hopkin, PE teacher at Sheffield Park Academy.

Tree campaigners stage Town Hall protest

Dozens of people joined a protest outside the Town Hall as part of the campaign to halt the felling of trees by Sheffield Council and contractor Amey. The protest follows a threat of legal injunction sent last week to 17 people, including Green Party councillor Alison Teal, which seeks to prevent action to disrupt Amey from carrying out their work. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

New mobility scheme launched in city centre

A new mobility scheme has been launched at the Moor Market that promises to make it easier for people with disability to get around the city centre. The scheme, called Mobile Sheffield, is funded by Sheffield’s Business Improvement District and Sheffield Council and includes a hire service for equipment such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walking frames. Baillor Jalloh 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!

Second phase of Sheffield run routes open to the public

Sheffield Council have signposted seven new locations for running in the city’s parks and green spaces as part of the second phase of their Run Routes initiative. Launched last year as part of the Outdoor City project, the run routes are funded by England Athletics and encourage more people to take exercise outdoors. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield cycling campaigners hit the streets

The Space for Cycling campaign bike ride took place at the weekend to promote cycle routes and cycle-friendly transport planning. Coordinated by Cycling UK, the family-oriented cycle event set off from Devonshire Green with hundreds of cyclists joining the Big Ride. Space for Cycling is a national campaign calling for investment in a network of cycle routes accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Local group Cycle Sheffield have called for Sheffield City Council to include cycling as a part of the transport infrastructure. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield holds inaugaral LGBT+ awards

The inaugural Sheffield LGBT+ awards will take place over Easter weekend at the Library Theatre. The awards ceremony was started Sheffield PRIDE to reward and recognise those who have worked to promote LGBT+ causes. Award categories including a sports prize, activist awards and an employer prize. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Gleadless Valley wins regeneration cash boost

Gleadless Valley is to receive a government grant of £510,000 to improve local amenities and housing stock on the 1950s estate. The regeneration plan for the area is to be developed in consultation with local residents, community groups and other partners. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!