Sheffielders are being encouraged to have their say on plans for the future of the city set out in a new 2018-2028 Sheffield City Centre Plan. The plan, titled ‘This is Sheffield’, is intended to guide future regeneration including residential, business, leisure and the outdoor environment. Exhibitions are planned to be held in the Winter Gardens and the Moor Market over the next fortnight alongside an online survey and consultation. Azz Mohamed spoke to councillor Mazher Iqbal , cabinet member for business and Investment.
The new £25m Astrea Academy Sheffield has reached a milestone with completion of the steel work structure for the all through academy school due to open in Burngreave in September. A signing off event at the site of the former Pye Bank Board School was attended by parents, pupils and teachers as well as Sheffield Council representatives. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Jackie Drayton, Sheffield Council cabinet member for children, young people and families and Kim Walton, Astrea Academy principal.
Sheffield-based performance artist, Jess Gibson, is looking to reduce the stigma around mental health using theatre and creative workshops as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s pitch to host a new national headquarters for Channel 4 has been submitted with the support of Sheffield Council, South Yorkshire regional mayor, Dan Jarvis, and local filmakers and educational institutions. With the message “If Channel 4 was a city it would be Sheffield” the bid document sets out the city’s offer including potential city centre locations and opportunities to engage with and develop the region’s filmmaking talent. Cities across the UK are competing to host the new national headquarters or one of two new Creative Hubs as part of Channel 4 plans to increase its profile and expenditure outside of London. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohamed spoke to Dan Jarvis and to Sheffield Council cabinet member for business and investment, Mazher Iqbal.
Sheffield fans of the Arctic Monkeys queued from the early hours at a city centre pop-up store to get their hands on one of just 2044 exclusive gold vinyl pressings of the band’s sixth album to be released in Sheffield. The new album, titled Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, is the first in six years from the Sheffield indie rock band after their 2013 album, AM, which sold around five million copies worldwide. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A free wifi network across Sheffield city centre is set to roll out from May after the appointment last year of service provider Idaq Networks under a revenue sharing deal. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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Barnsley MP, Dan Jarvis has been appointed as the new mayor for the South Yorkshire region. Nigel Slack reports for Sheffield Live! from the count at the English Institute of Sport and speaks with candidates about about the election.
Following the 2018 local elections in Sheffield, councillor’s reflect on their campaigns. Mickey Conn speaks to some of the winners live from the English Institute of Sport for Sheffield Live!
A new creative arts centre, Trafalgar Studios, is set to open in Sheffield city centre as a home for artists, painters, jewellery makers and others. The initiative is led by artists formerly located at Bank Street Arts. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!