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Kell Brook fight could be last in Sheffield

Former IBF welterweight title holder, Kell Brook, is to take on Australian Michael Zerafa at the Sheffield Arena in what Brook says could be his last fight in the city. The 32 year old Sheffield boxer, once ranked as the worlds best active welterweight, is looking to return to elite competition and will be seeking a quick win. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohamed spoke to Brook’s visiting opponent, Michael Zerafa, as he prepared for the Saturday bout.

Hostel accommodation fears for migrant children

Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to house the children of migrants and refugees. The guest house is routinely used to accommodate single homeless men and concerns have been expressed at the safety of co-housing vulnerable mothers and children. Campaigners claim previous assurances by the council the practice will stop have not been implemented. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Rotherham suffrage pioneer honoured

A plaque commemorating Rotherham’s first female councillor and suffrage pioneer, Mary Maclagen, has been unveiled at Rotherham Town Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield to host 2021 European Championship football

Sheffield and Rotherham have been confirmed among the locations to host football matches for the UEFA 2021 Women’s European Championships. Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium as well as Rotherham’s New York stadium will stage games in the prestigious continental championship featuring teams from 16 countries. The championship will be played at eight venues across the country before heading to the final at Wembley. The bid to stage the tournament was submitted by the Football Association as part of its ‘Gameplan for Growth’ strategy which supports the development of women’s football. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to the Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure.

Sheffield students raise HIV awareness

University of Sheffield students are getting behind the Youth Stop AIDS campaign to raise awareness about HIV and the stigma attached. A World AIDS Day panel discussion and film screening were among the activities organised in support of the campaign. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield carers to be rewarded with discount card

Sheffield Carers Centre have launched a new discount card to reward unpaid carers as part of a scheme supported by Sheffield Council. The Sheffield Carers Card offers discounts on products and services from food purchases to holidays and cinema tickets. The card will be issued to carers who are registered with the Sheffield Carers Centre. Sheffield Live ! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Stephanie Lowe, business liaison officer at Sheffield’s Carers Centre.

Sheffield Palestine campaigners observe international day

Campaigners from Sheffield were among those observing the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The day marks the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution in 1948 to partition Palestine into two independent Arab and Jewish states. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Annie O’Gara of Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Guineans call for end to brutal killings

Dozens of Guineans from Sheffield joined others in a demonstration at the Foreign Office in London calling for support to stop the killings of unarmed civilians by Guinean security forces. Since 2010 more than 100 people have been killed in the capital Conakry either by the police or the military. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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