A national programme to help people get fit and active following the lockdown has arrived in Sheffield. Beat the Street challenges people, schools, workplaces and community groups to see how far they can walk, run, scoot, wheel or cycle in return for points and prizes. It also aims to encourage people to explore their local community anew and discover routes and areas they may not know. The programme is free to take part and open to all ages. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Natalie Grinvalds, the engagement coordinator for Beat the Street Sheffield.
The licence to operate the new digital audio broadcasting (DAB) service for Sheffield and Rotherham has been awarded to a partnership of community media organisations. Shefcast Digital promises to bring more than 20 new radio services to the DAB platform. Its founding partners include Sheffield Live, Link FM and Redroad FM. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hafeas Rehman of Link FM.
RSPB Old Moor is working with Chol theatre and arts to bring to the stage memories and history of the Dearne Valley nature reserves. The RSPB are looking for people with an interest in local history and skills in interviewing and storytelling to volunteer as part of the Flock of Stories heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Liz Harding of RSPB Old Moor and to Mandeep Sarma and Lauren Ash of Chol.
A demonstration in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement is being organised this Saturday in Sheffield by local activists. The vigil is being held in response to the murder by Minnesota police officers of George Floyd which has sparked protests across the USA and worldwide. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to organiser and activist Abdullah Okud.
Local politicians and community activists joined a rally at Fargate in solidarity with pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Local charity b:friend, which aims to reduce social isolation among older people, held an open event Endcliffe park at the weekend to encourage volunteer befrienders. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Carnival procession parade brought together hundreds of participants in its third year at Norfolk Heritage Park celebrating communities and diversity. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Campaigners marked the 35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave with a rally on Orgreave Lane at the site of the former coking plant. Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign are continuing to seek a public enquiry into the events of June 1984 when miners were assaulted and arrested by police on charges that were later dropped as allegations emerged of fabricated evidence and police brutality. The government has refused to grant their request. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Community activists held a vigil outside Sheffield Town Hall to mark two years since the Grenfell tower tragedy in London and to remember the victims. Seventy two people lost their lives in the tower block after a fire got out of control in the building. A service of remembrance was also held in London and attended by friends and families of the victims. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire Police have appealed for information to help find 23 year old Minod Monger, last seen at around 5.30pm on 10 June in the Ecclesfield area of Sheffield. His family are extremely worried about his welfare. He is described as being Asian with dark black hair and around 5ft 4in tall. He was last seen wearing a white jacket, grey joggers and black Crocs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!