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Consultation opens on 10 year plan for Sheffield city centre

Sheffielders are being encouraged to have their say on plans for the future of the city set out in a new 2018-2028 Sheffield City Centre Plan. The plan, titled ‘This is Sheffield’, is intended to guide future regeneration including residential, business, leisure and the outdoor environment. Exhibitions are planned to be held in the Winter Gardens and the Moor Market over the next fortnight alongside an online survey and consultation. Azz Mohamed spoke to councillor Mazher Iqbal , cabinet member for business and Investment.

Metalwork sign-off marks new school milestone

The new £25m Astrea Academy Sheffield has reached a milestone with completion of the steel work structure for the all through academy school due to open in Burngreave in September. A signing off event at the site of the former Pye Bank Board School was attended by parents, pupils and teachers as well as Sheffield Council representatives. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Jackie Drayton, Sheffield Council cabinet member for children, young people and families and Kim Walton, Astrea Academy principal.

Sheffield submits bid to host Channel 4 HQ

Sheffield’s pitch to host a new national headquarters for Channel 4 has been submitted with the support of Sheffield Council, South Yorkshire regional mayor, Dan Jarvis, and local filmakers and educational institutions. With the message “If Channel 4 was a city it would be Sheffield” the bid document sets out the city’s offer including potential city centre locations and opportunities to engage with and develop the region’s filmmaking talent. Cities across the UK are competing to host the new national headquarters or one of two new Creative Hubs as part of Channel 4 plans to increase its profile and expenditure outside of London. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohamed spoke to Dan Jarvis and to Sheffield Council cabinet member for business and investment, Mazher Iqbal.

Scramble for gold as Arctics release new album

Sheffield fans of the Arctic Monkeys queued from the early hours at a city centre pop-up store to get their hands on one of just 2044 exclusive gold vinyl pressings of the band’s sixth album to be released in Sheffield. The new album, titled Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, is the first in six years from the Sheffield indie rock band after their 2013 album, AM, which sold around five million copies worldwide. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Junior Disability Snooker prepares for launch

The National Junior Disability Snooker Championships are set to launch in Sheffield at the weekend, with the competition entering its fifth year. Staged by the Stephen Harrison Snooker Academy the tournament has reached such high demand that applicants are being turned away and the organisers are fundraising to expand. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to founder Stephen Harrison.

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