Bag It Don’t Bin It (BIDBI), the local multi award winning company that prints cotton tote bags using ethically sourced and eco-friendly materials, is celebrating ten years of service. The company works in partnership with Fairtrade certified cotton farmers and has produced bags for some of the world’s top brands, arts organisations and charities, as well as independent businesses. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
Community groups from Sharrow and Nether Edge have won a Sheffield Police Award for their work to reduce anti social behaviour in the area. Over the last three years there has been an increase in incidents of anti-social behaviour along Abbeydale Road. The community partnership was formed in response. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Jonathan Roberts and Jim Steinke.
A Sheffield College student, Louise Downs, 19, has won the prestigious David Lyell Scholarship award as top young pastry chef 2016. The award, from the Master Chefs of Great Britain, is open to all chefs under age 21 whether working in the catering business or at college. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke to Louise Downs and to Sheffield College lecturer, Len Udwin.
A group of volunteers who support people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes have been honoured with a ‘Local Group and Community Award’ at Diabetes UK’s National Inspire Awards. The Sheffield Diabetes UK group is chaired by Andy Broomhead who campaigns for better diabetes services, offers emotional and practical support to others with the condition, and raises awareness. Andy, who has Type 1 diabetes himself, told Sheffield Live how he felt to win the award.
A Sheffield community newspaper, Burngreave Messenger, has been awarded £330, 000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue running for the next three years. The newspaper, based at Abbeyfield Park house is mainly run by volunteers in the area. The money will be used to recruit full time staff and improve the production of the newspaper.