Wilko shops are to close across the UK tis weekend after the company went into administreation in August and failed to find a buyer. Employees at the high street chain’s store in Sheffield spoke to Sheffield Live! of their disappointment, describing the closure as “the end of an era”. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Universal Robots, the world’s largest collaborative robot company, has opened in Sheffield its first UK hub. The new hub will help UK manufacturers benefit from collaborative automation, where robotic devices work alongside human workers. The Sheffield hub will house offices and a showroom where the latest technology and applications will be demonstrated. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Mark Gray, manager for Universal Robots in the UK & Ireland.
BBC radio journalists in Sheffield and other parts of England have been on strike with a 48 hour walk out in a dispute over cuts to local radio services. The BBC wants its 39 local stations to share more programmes as part of a plan to modernise services and reduce costs across England. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to BBC journalist Kate Linderholm.
Sheffielders were treated to a showcase of Ukrainian music and dance on Devonshire Green as hundreds filled up the Eurovision fan zone at the weekend. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s Peace Gardens hosted two days of celebrations with food and entertainment to mark the coronation of King Charles III. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Lib Dems group leader councillor Shaffaq Mohammed and Green group speaker councillor Douglas Johnson have welcomed the local election results after both parties maintained their current number of seats on Sheffield City Council. Labour and the Green Party exchanged a seat, with Labour gaining Nether Edge and Sharrow and the Greens gaining Hillsborough but there were no other changes with the council set to continue under no overall control. Labour, remain the largest party on 39 seats, four short of a majority. Sheffield Liberal Democrats have 29 seats and the Green Party have 14. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
South Yorkshire Mayor, Oliver Coppard, speaking to Sheffield Live!, said the over-all local election results are good for Labour despite his party not winning more seats to gain a majority in Sheffield. His comments followed the resignation earlier of councillor Terry Fox as leader of Sheffield City Council. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Polling stations across Sheffield opened on Thursday for the local elections with the requirement, for the first time, that voters show photo identification before being allowed to vote. Elections are taking place for Council seats in many parts of England with Sheffield having 29 of the 84 council seats up for grabs. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to some of those voting to get their views on the introduction of the voter identification at polling stations.
As part of Deaf Awareness Week, the RNID charity, which supports people with hearing difficulties, is calling for more support for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. The campaign aims to increase public awareness in the workp;ace and daily lfe about the nature of deafness and the communities, cultures, languages, and sign languages of deaf people. Sheffield Live! reporter Bailor Jalloh spoke to Teri Devine, director for inclusion at RNID.
Pupils and parents faced another day of disruption this week as teachers in England went on strike again over their ongoing pay dispute with government. Members of the National Education Union (NEU) in England were out of their classrooms on Tuesday for the fifth day of national strike action this year. On previous strike days, dozens of schools in South Yorkshire were either fully or partially closed. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Toby Malinson, joint branch secretary for the NEU Sheffield branch.