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!
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.
Upcoming super lightweight boxer Atif Shafiq of Rotherham is set for a chance to make his name with a fight on the undercard before the forthcoming Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko confrontation on 3 March. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A new co-working space has been launched in Sheffield city centre offering desk and workspace for creative entrepreneurs as well as a cafe serving vegan food. Nick Coleman reports for Sheffield Live!
Baillor Jalloh and Dr Nkululeko Sibanda are joined by former Liberian chairman in the United Kingdom, Prince Taylor, and Pastor Akoi Massayan Bazzie to discuss the country’s newly elected president, George Opon Weah Maneh.
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!
Guineans from Sheffield were among those in London at a gathering to welcome the West African country’s new ambassador to the UK, Alexandra Cece Loua. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and Green Party Co-leader, was in Sheffield to help launch Sheffield Green Party’s campaign for the upcoming local elections on 3 May. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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.