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Sheffield Muslims celebrate Eid

Thousand of Sheffield Muslims attended the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer gathering at Tesco car park on Saville Street. The Eid celebration marks the end of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and engage in support for charitable causes.

Sheffield bids farewell to boxing legend

Hundreds attended the funeral of boxing legend Brendan Ingle at Sheffield Cathedral. Ingle Brendan died in May, aged 77 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, from a brain hemorrhage. The Irish born former boxer trained four world champions from his Wincobank gym, including Johnny Nelson, Naseem Hamed, Junior Witter and Kell Brook. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Grenfell memorial held at Sheffield Town Hall

A memorial gathering has been held outside Sheffield Town Hall to remember the 72 who died as a result of the Grenfell fire in London one year ago. Earlier councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for housing, and Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor Michelle Cook, spoke to Sheffield Live! about local authority action to improve fire safety in Sheffield’s tower blocks. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Sheffield professor’s wishes honoured in city park

A new artwork that charts Sheffield’s urban landscape has been installed at the Cholera Monument on Claywood Drive. The cast iron compass design, by local artist and sculptor Jason Thomson, was commissioned by Friends of Sheaf Valley Park with the support of a legacy from late Sheffield Hallam University mathematics professor Warren Gilchrist. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Boys Who Like Girls premiere launched at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest hosted another world premiere with the launch of Boys Who Like Girls, a film set in Mumbai that explores male violence and masculinity. The film describes a young teenager called Ved who comes from a violent home in the Mumbai slums. After joining a project aiming to foster healthy masculinity he realises there may be a brighter path than the one paved by his abusive and controlling father. Sheffield Live! presenter Martin Carter spoke to film director Inka Achte and producer Liisa Karpos.

Sheffield Doc/Fest calls it a wrap

Sheffield’s International Documentary Film Festival has drawn to a close with thousands of festival goers enjoying the week of events, industry talks, exhibitions and films including several UK premieres. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Doc/Fest director Liz McIntyre.

Power cut hits Sheffield commuters and businesses

A power cut in Sheffield city centre left commuters delayed and hundreds of businesses without electricity. The incident happened at around 11:30am on Tuesday and followed an underground explosion on Charles Street. Businesses affected were without power for nearly two hours. Azz Mohammed reports forn Sheffield Live!

Buskers join campaign to support unpaid carers

Sheffield is celebrating national Carers Week with a series of events, exhibitions and a team of buskers raising awareness and money for Sheffield Carers Centre. An estimated 60,000 unpaid carers look after people who are disabled, ill, elderly or who have other support needs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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