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Junior football club launches new kit

Sheffield United’s Junior Blades 1981 have been handed a boost ahead of their new football season kick off. The grassroots under 9’s football team debuted its new football kit on Thursday, designed and donated by mobile network operator Giffgaff. The volunteer managed club are now using their new kit to train and prepare for the forthcoming season. Bailor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield venues join Ask for Angela campaign

Dozens of venues across Sheffield have joined the Ask for Angela campaign to tackle sexual harrassment in pubs, bars and clubs. The scheme, first launched in 2016 in Lincolnshire, aims to combat harrassment of women and to support safety when dating and on nights out. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Tracey Ford, project manager for Best Bar None.

Campaigners call for public enquiry on Sheffield trees

Tree campaigners in Sheffield have called for a public enquiry after a recent report revealed hundreds of trees could be saved by pavement works and other solutions. A survey of 309 trees scheduled for removal concluded that 191 can be retained “on a long-term basis” but campaigners have accused the local authority of misleading the public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Charity appeal to find stolen van

Sheffield’s RSPCA are appealing for help to locate a van used by the charity after it was reported stolen last weekend. According to the charity the van was stolen overnight between 10pm on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13th. The van has RSPCA stickers all over it, as well as a large image of a cat on one side and a dog on the other. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield author connects black and European cultures

Writer and broadcaster Johny Pitts, who grew up in Firth Park, spoke to Sheffield Live! about Afropean, his recently launched book exploring African and European identities. The book tells a journey of exploration, self reflection and travel focussing on the black European experience and the multiple allegiances of new generations. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Community music studio re-launched

Sadacca Studios on the Wicker has re-opened at the weekend as a music space and arts venue after a budget makeover. The former Bob Marley studio, unused for nearly a decade, has been equipped by Musical Works, a not-for-profit organisation. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to project manager Chris Morris.

Expansion plan for Sheffield anti-idling zone scheme

Sheffield Council is set to double the number of “anti-idling zone” signs with 600 more to be installed at secondary schools, taxi ranks, hospitals and other locations. In August last year, 600 anti-idling signs were put up in the city, with 150 of them at schools. Motorists can be fined £20 if their engine is left on, but according to the Council only one fine has been issued. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Broomhill and Sharrow Vale councillor Angela Argenzio of Sheffield Green Party said the scheme was “failing” because of a lack of enforcement and the local authority should be doing more. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Council U-turn on Sheffield street trees

Nearly 200 trees due to be felled in Sheffield have been saved after a U-turn by the council. A survey of 309 trees scheduled for removal has found that 191 can be retained “on a long-term basis”. Two years ago campaigners were arrested after standing beneath threatened trees in a bid to stop the felling and replacement programme. Green Party councillor Alison Teal, one of those arrested, told Sheffield Live! she’s delighted with the recommendations of the report but disappointed it has taken so long. Baillor Jalloh reports.