Sheffield News

Two children reported dead in Shiregreen

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed two boys, aged 13 and 14, have died and four other children injured after an incident in Shiregreen on Friday. A 37 year old man and a 34 year old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after reports of concerns for safety at a property in Gregg House Road. The four other children have been released from hospital. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Football protest against deportations

Sheffield amateur football team Mount Pleasant Park FC staged a peaceful demonstration and football match outside Vulcan House, the Home Office immigration centre in Sheffield. The team were joined by supporters, campaigners and those affected by detention and deportation threats. The action was organised in support of These Walls Must Fall’campaign against immigration detention. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Bevan Richardson, of Mount Pleasant Park FC.

Paralympic athletes compete for boccia cup

The Boccia England (BE) Cup brings together paralympic athletes for a weekend of competitive games held at the English Institute of Sports. The BE Cup is a by invitation competition for athletes who have excelled in previous competition performance. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Palestine campaigners mark Nakba exodus

Palestine campaigners in Sheffield commemorated the 71st anniversary of the Nakba, when over 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes in the war that led to the formation of the State of Israel. Dozens joined the gathering outside Sheffield Town Hall in solidarity with the Palestinian people including those who continue to live in refugee communities in the occupied territories and neighbouring countries. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Digital Festival launched at Castle House

A festival celebrating Sheffield’s digital and creativity sector has been launched at the Ko-Host event space in the recently opened Castle House development. The week-long festival explores the cross-over between technology and creativity and offers an opportunity for creative and tech entrepreneurs and companies to showcase their achievements. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to event organiser Jonathan Briggs, co-founder of Field design agency.

State of Sheffield event addresses city challenges

A public event hosted by the Sheffield City Partnership brought together local stakeholders to hear perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the city. The event, held at Bramall Lane, was introduced by Lord Blunkett, chair of the Sheffield City Partnership Board, and addressed issues ranging from crime and inequality to climate change and sustainability development. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor inaugurated

Councillor Tony Downing has officially took over from Magid Magid as Sheffield’s new Lord Mayor. The 74 year old Labour councillor was born in Devon and moved to the city as a teenager. Ahead of the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, Councillor Downing said he was honoured to be the city’s 123rd Lord Mayor. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

 

Climate activists stage death protest

Dozens of climate protesters lay on the ground outside and inside Sheffield Town Hall as part of a demonstration to highlight concerns over climate change. The activists from Extinction Rebellion Sheffield said their protest represented the deaths arising “as a result of climate and ecological breakdown”. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Health campaigners mark ME Awareness Day

Sheffield’s ME and Fibromyalgia Group marked ME Awareness Day with music, performers and stories at a weekend event held in Barker’s Pool. The event was part of a global campaign in more than 90 cities to raise awareness about the chronic, debilitating illness which causes severe fatigue and widespread pain. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Circus Berlin comes to Hillsborough

The Wednesdayite car park on Penistone Road has been transformed to host some of the world’s finest circuses with performances this week from Continental Circus Berlin. The international production has performers drawn from around the world including high wire acts and motorbike daredevils. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!