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Sheffielders call for solidarity with migrants

Hundreds took part in a march from Devonshire Green to Sheffield Town Hall as part of a national day of action to celebrate diversity and the contribution of migrants to British society. The “1 Day Without Us” campaign grew from an idea posted on social media by Sheffield author and journalist Matt Carr in response to the rise of xenophobia after the Brexit vote. It has grown into a national and international solidarity campaign with action groups in towns and cities across the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Conservation volunteers clean up Ochre Dyke

Local volunteers put their wellies on to help clean up and maintain the Ochre Dyke stream in Crystal Peaks as part of an environmental conservation and improvement project. The work is coordinated by the River Stewardship Company, a Sheffield-based social enterprise working to maintain Sheffield’s waterways for people and wildlife. Sheffield Live reporter Nick Coleman spoke to site supervisor Jim Randall.

Sheffield school re-opens after crash

Fir Vale School in Page Hall has re-opened on Wednesday after an incident on Tuesday morning when a black BMW was driven at speed into the school grounds before it ploughed into the front doors of the school. Two men were arrested in what South Yorkshire Police describe as “an isolated incident”. No staff or students were reported to have been injured but the school was evacuated. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Workers celebrate HeartUnions week

Trades unionists gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall on Monday demanding a better pay for public sector workers and an end to zero hours contract as part of the TUC’s HeartUnions Week. The demonstration was organised by Sheffield Trades Union Council. It comes ahead of two days of industrial action planned for next week by the University and College Union who are seeking protection of their pension scheme. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Vince Cable: Tuition fees promise was a bad mistake

Liberal Democrats leader, Sir Vince Cable, has told Sheffield Live! his party’s promise not to increase tuition fees during the campaign in the 2010 general election “was a bad mistake”. The former Business Secretary was in Sheffield to meet with Lib Dem activists to discuss party policies and to support the campaign to save from closure the NHS Walk-in Centre on Broad Lane and the Minor Injuries Unit at Hallamshire Hospital. Baillor Jalloh reports.