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Global arts festival comes to Sheffield

Arts and culture from around the world is set to be on show in the Winter Gardens and Barker’s Pool with a weekend of poetry, music, stage and more, brought to Sheffield by Good Chance Theatre. The FreeDome arts festival builds on the Theatre of Hope project created in the Sangatte refugee camp, Calais and which has gone on to tour the world. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Dina Mousawi, creative producer at Good Chance Theatre.

Scalp cooling treatment offered to young cancer patients

Young adults and teenagers being treated for cancer are to be offered free access to a pioneering scalp cooling treatment at Weston Park Hospital that can reduce hair loss during chemotherapy. Those aged between 13 and 24 will be able to access the treatment as a result of an initiative launched by the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust and Huddersfield-based health technology specialists Paxman. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Claire Paxman, ambassador to the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust.

Parsons Cross charity appeals for help to find burglars

The Parsons Cross Forum is appealing for help to find the burglars who broke into their offices on Wednesday might and stole donations and destroyed furniture. The Forum provides dementia support, lunch clubs and collects for the local food bank among other activities. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to project coordinator Louise Ashmore.

Sheffield to gain Yorkshire’s tallest building

City Council planners have approved proposals for a 38-storey tower building between Rockingham Street, Wellington Street and Trafalgar Street. The £100 million project, set to be Yorkshire’s tallest building was given the green light this week. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Pro EU supporters mark Brexit with Peace Gardens vigil

After three and half years since the Brexit referendum, the UK officially left the European Union on Friday night. There were celebrations for some and commiserations for others. In Sheffield around 200 people gathered at the city’s Peace Gardens for a candle lit vigil organised by a group called Sheffield for Europe, to mark what they described as a tragic day. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Hate preacher event in Sheffield cancelled

Sheffield City Trust have cancelled the proposed visit of US evangelist Franklin Graham over hate speech concerns. The controversial preacher, with a record of homophobic statements, was due to speak at an event at Sheffield Arena in June. After protests from the LGBTQ+ community, Sheffield Council intervened and urged the trust to cancel the event. Luke Allan Roberts an equality campaigner welcomed the decision to cancel the event. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!