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.
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.
Dozens of women’s rights activists gathered at Barkers Pool at the weekend as part of the global One Billion Rising campaign to stop violence against women and girls. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council is proposing to increase council tax again this year to help pay for adult social care with taxes set to rise by up to 4 per cent if the proposals are approved. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to local residents about the plans.
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.
As part of Time to Talk day, mental health charity Sheffield Mind hosted an event to encourage people to speak up about mental health problems. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
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!
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!
Underperforming rail company Northern Rail is to be brought under government control following months of major disruption. Since a time table change in 2018, Northern Rail has struggled to meet performance targets. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!