A Sheffield councillor of Jewish background has spoken out against allegations that the Labour party is anti-semitic. In an interview with Sheffield Live! Adam Hurst, councillor for West Ecclesfield, said: “I have never experienced anti-semitism. My experience and the media hype don’t match at the moment.” Baillor Jalloh reports.
People of all ages joined a photo marathon at the weekend to explore Sheffield from new perspectives. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield is set to receive over £400,000 to help tackle homelessness in the city. The government cash is aimed at bringing an end to people sleeping rough on the streets by the year 2027. 52 year old Nigel Jones, has been homeless for over two years. He spoke to Sheffield Live! on his hopes the cash will help him find accommodation. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Signs are being installed across 20 schools in Sheffield which warn parents they could face fines for leaving their cars running during pick-up and drop-off times. Sheffield is one of the first cities outside of London to introduce the policy. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has welcomed the Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s plans to do more to tackle online abuse. Javid has promised to introduce tougher rules against tech giants who fail to co-operate with police investigations into online child sexual abuse. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Support Dogs Sheffield told Sheffield Live! they are stretched to the limit with a huge increase in demand for support dogs to assist a range of conditions. The charity, who provide a free of charge service, are dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions such as seizures and autism. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A multi-agency task force is to be launched to tackle knife crime in Sheffield following a surge of stabbings, with some offenders as young as fifteen years old. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Detective Superintendent Una Jennings.
Campaigners are urging Sheffield Council to drop plans to fell the Weston Road memorial trees. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield has been challenged, during a Town Hall meeting, to go head to head in a boxing match with an Ecclesfield Parish councillor. David Ogle, an independent elected in 2017 to represent the High Green ward issued the challenge to gain support for a community gym in High Green. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Police are piloting a scheme to test the eyesight of all drivers stopped and which could be extended nationwide. Failure could lead to a driving licence being revoked. The scheme, being tested in Hampshire, Thames Valley and the West Midlands, follows calls for mandatory eye-testing of all drivers backed by the road safety charity Brake. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!