Environmental campaigners arrived at Sheffield rail station carrying a giant electrical plug on a journey from Bedford having made several stops en route. They are calling on the Government to reverse a decision in July to cancel plans to electrify the Midland Mainline beyond Kettering, a move which would have reduced air pollution and carbon emissions. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to Hannah Wakney of Leicester Friends of the Earth.
Sheffield’s ‘Grey to Green’ scheme has won further regional and national awards for its innovation in environmental improvement. Following success at the Sheffield Design Awards, the scheme has been recognised by Yorkshire in Bloom and the Ceequal National Awards as well as being crowned a National Green Champion at the Green Apple Awards. The Grey to Green corridor has transformed Sheffield’s Riverside Business District with public art, benches, planting and sustainable drainage. Shamaan Freeman-Powell reports for Sheffield Live!
Muslims for Humanity brought the people of Sheffield together to plant 500 trees at Longley Park in the winter sunshine.