Sheffield News

Tramlines fringe set to rock the city

A packed music programme of fringe events is planned to run in parallel with this year’s Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park. A music stage on Devonshire Green will be among the highlights as bars and clubs across the city programme a weekend of live music. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Sheffield-based singer songwriter Caroline Francess.

Investigation sought over bike-share failure

Councillor Douglas Johnson has called on Sheffield Council to investigate why the Ofo bike-sharing scheme, launched earlier in January this year, is now quitting the city. The firm, which introduced 1000 yellow scan-and-go dockless bikes to Sheffield, has said they will cease operations in the city to concentrate on other markets. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Two men injured in Broomhall shooting

Two men are receiving hospital treatment for serious injuries after a firearm was discharged in the Broomhall area of Sheffield. Emergency services were called to Headford Grove at around 1.20am on Thursday morning. The victims, both in their mid 20’s remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield fans disappointment after Croatia defeat

Thousands of football fans gathered at Devonshire Green on Wednesday night to watch England go down 2-1 to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. The match was shown on a giant screen open to the public. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh asked fans for their reaction after the final whistle.

Tree campaigners contest Council injunction

More than a dozen tree campaigners mounted a demonstration outside Sheffield Crown Court as hearings began on a Sheffield Council application for an injunction to restrict tree-felling protests. Thousands of trees have already been felled across the city as part of Council’s 25 year, £2bn Streets Ahead project. The Council says only trees that are diseased, damaging or dangerous are being felled but campaigners say many healthy trees have been removed. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Changes announced to recycle bins scheme

Sheffield Council has announced the phased introduction of new waste recycling arrangements with household to be provided with an additional brown recycling bin. The new bin will be for glass, plastics and cans, while existing blue bins will be designated for paper and card. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Councillor Lewis Dagnall, cabinet member for environment and streetscene.

Supertram staff in 24 hour strike

Sheffield Supertram drivers and conductors have staged a 24 hour walkouts after rejecting a revised three-year pay offer. Unite members are seeking a pay increase of up to 50p an hour and further strikes are planned after the union rejected an offer they same amounts to around 25p an hour. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!