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Paralympic athletes compete for boccia cup

The Boccia England (BE) Cup brings together paralympic athletes for a weekend of competitive games held at the English Institute of Sports. The BE Cup is a by invitation competition for athletes who have excelled in previous competition performance. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Palestine campaigners mark Nakba exodus

Palestine campaigners in Sheffield commemorated the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, when over 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes in the war that led to the formation of the State of Israel. Dozens joined the gathering outside Sheffield Town Hall in solidarity with the Palestinian people including those who continue to live in refugee communities in the occupied territories and neighbouring countries. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Digital Festival launched at Castle House

A festival celebrating Sheffield’s digital and creativity sector has been launched at the Ko-Host event space in the recently opened Castle House development. The week-long festival explores the cross-over between technology and creativity and offers an opportunity for creative and tech entrepreneurs and companies to showcase their achievements. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to event organiser Jonathan Briggs, co-founder of Field design agency.

State of Sheffield event addresses city challenges

A public event hosted by the Sheffield City Partnership brought together local stakeholders to hear perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the city. The event, held at Bramall Lane, was introduced by Lord Blunkett, chair of the Sheffield City Partnership Board, and addressed issues ranging from crime and inequality to climate change and sustainability development. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor inaugurated

Councillor Tony Downing has officially took over from Magid Magid as Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor. The 74 year old Labour councillor was born in Devon and moved to the city as a teenager. Ahead of the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, Councillor Downing said he was honoured to be the city’s 123rd Lord Mayor. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!


Climate activists stage death protest

Dozens of climate protesters lay on the ground outside and inside Sheffield Town Hall as part of a demonstration to highlight concerns over climate change. The activists from Extinction Rebellion Sheffield said their protest represented the deaths arising “as a result of climate and ecological breakdown”. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Health campaigners mark ME Awareness Day

Sheffield’s ME and Fibromyalgia Group marked ME Awareness Day with music, performers and stories at a weekend event held in Barker’s Pool. The event was part of a global campaign in more than 90 cities to raise awareness about the chronic, debilitating illness which causes severe fatigue and widespread pain. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Circus Berlin comes to Hillsborough

The Wednesdayite car park on Penistone Road has been transformed to host some of the world’s finest circuses with performances this week from Continental Circus Berlin. The international production has performers drawn from around the world including high wire acts and motorbike daredevils. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Crowdfunding campaign launched for Abbeydale Picture House

A crowdfunding campaign to raise £35,000 has been launched by Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) to help complete essential works on Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House. CADS have been managing for the last two years the Grade 2 listed building on Abbeydale Road and aim to relaunch the venue as a thriving arts and entertainment hub. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield hosts conference on youth violence

A conference on how to tackle youth violence in the UK brought together academics, practitioners and members of the public to discuss links between youth violence, masculinity and mental health. The conference was organised as a collaboration involving the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Lord Mayor Magid Magid, Unity Gym Project & Sheffield Flourish. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Temi Mwale, director of the London based youth organisation, 4Front.

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