Author Archives: Greg Burak

It is one year to go before the Special Olympics kicks off in Sheffield

There’s one year to go today before Sheffield host next year’s Special Olympics National Games – which are held every four years. It’s the biggest disability sporting event in the country in 2017, with 2,600 athletes with learning disabilities from across England, Scotland and Wales taking part in 20 different sports. These Games are a chance to make a huge difference to the lives of many inspiring athletes with learning disabilities.

‘The Big Ride’ for Palestine

Cyclist from Sheffield, London, Bristol and Edinburgh have been taking part in the big ride for Palestine. Riders from our city left on Saturday and arrived at Elbit factory in Shenstone on Monday afternoon where they protested against the manufacturing of drones which they claimed are sent to Israel and are use against civilians. ‘The Big Ride’ is an initiative by supporters of the Palestinian people which combines a love of cycling with practical solidarity and awareness raising, especially around the plight of children in Gaza. Musheir Elfara is the chair for the Sheffield Palestine solidarity.

Sheffield golf fans cheer on Danny for Rio glory

Masters Champion Danny Willett will be aiming for gold this Summer as he makes the long trip to Rio. Whilst the Top 4 golfers in the World have all pulled out of the Olympics including Rory Mcllroy, Sheffield born Danny is now in prime position to capitalise. Andy Carnall the Golf General Manager from Sheffield International Venues certainly fancies his chances.

Sheffield Wednesday’s under 14’s lost on Youdan final

Over the last few days, some of the world’s top clubs have been competing in Sheffield this week for the second year of the Youdan Trophy. Nearly 800 players took part in the tournament and that has brought international football of the very highest standard to the city. Sheffield Wednesday’s under 14 were beaten 3 nil by Charlton Athletic. Here is a highlight of all the goals.

Will Buckley Joins Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday have signed Sunderland midfielder on a season long loan. The 26-year-old, English midfielder, spent the second half of last season on loan at Birmingham and is eligible to feature on Sunday as Wednesday host former Premier League side Aston Villa in their Championship opener. Here is what head coach Carlos Carvalhal thinks his new signing.

South Yorkshire responds positively to weapon amnesty

After three weeks of amnesty in South Yorkshire, more than 50 weapons and 200 ammunition have been handed to the police across the region. The amnesty was launched to provide a method for people to dispose of any firearm or knife safely and quickly, with no fear of being prosecuted for possession. Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker Lead the surrender your knife or fire arm campaign and he told our reporter Baillor Jalloh why it has been successful.

Deadly IS blast in Syria

Forty four people have been killed in a bomb attack in the city of Qamishli in north east Syria. The blast was caused by a truck bomb near the kurdish security headquarters off the border with Turkey. The so called islamic state have said it was behind the attack. This is by far the largest attack the city has witnessed. Video content for this report was provided by Arta FM, an independent community radio station.

Sheffield’s BHS on The Moor set to close on Saturday

The BHS store on The Moor is set to close this Saturday, with other stores at Meadowhall and in Chesterfield closing next month. Sheffield’s BHS is one of the oldest shops, with many members of staff working there for over twenty years. It’s attracted shoppers to The moor area of Sheffield, which is currently being developed. Centre Liaison Manager for The Moor, Sandra Barley told Sheffield Live her reaction to BHS closing down.

Sheffield set to benefit from greener buses after £1.3 million of government funding

Sheffield bus passengers are set to benefit from cleaner, greener bus journeys thanks to a £1.3 million of government funding confirmed by Transport Minister Andrew Jones. Sheffield and 12 other local authorities across England were awarded £30 million funding to buy low emission buses and install charge points and other infrastructure. Sheffield’s £1.3 million will be used to fund 44 new buses which will be fitted with hybrid technology to reduce carbon emission in the region.

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