Campaigners have handed a petition to Sheffield Council to end the use of the Earl Marshall Guest House in Burngreave to house the children of migrants and refugees. The guest house is routinely used to accommodate single homeless men and concerns have been expressed at the safety of co-housing vulnerable mothers and children. Campaigners claim previous assurances by the council the practice will stop have not been implemented. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A plaque commemorating Rotherham’s first female councillor and suffrage pioneer, Mary Maclagen, has been unveiled at Rotherham Town Hall to mark the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield and Rotherham have been confirmed among the locations to host football matches for the UEFA 2021 Women’s European Championships. Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium as well as Rotherham’s New York stadium will stage games in the prestigious continental championship featuring teams from 16 countries. The championship will be played at eight venues across the country before heading to the final at Wembley. The bid to stage the tournament was submitted by the Football Association as part of its ‘Gameplan for Growth’ strategy which supports the development of women’s football. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to the Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure.
Sian Berry, in a first visit to Sheffield as co-leader of the Green Party, has said the British people should have a final say on the Brexit deal. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
University of Sheffield students are getting behind the Youth Stop AIDS campaign to raise awareness about HIV and the stigma attached. A World AIDS Day panel discussion and film screening were among the activities organised in support of the campaign. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Carers Centre have launched a new discount card to reward unpaid carers as part of a scheme supported by Sheffield Council. The Sheffield Carers Card offers discounts on products and services from food purchases to holidays and cinema tickets. The card will be issued to carers who are registered with the Sheffield Carers Centre. Sheffield Live ! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Stephanie Lowe, business liaison officer at Sheffield’s Carers Centre.
Campaigners from Sheffield were among those observing the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The day marks the 70th anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution in 1948 to partition Palestine into two independent Arab and Jewish states. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Annie O’Gara of Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Dozens of Guineans from Sheffield joined others in a demonstration at the Foreign Office in London calling for support to stop the killings of unarmed civilians by Guinean security forces. Since 2010 more than 100 people have been killed in the capital Conakry either by the police or the military. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A rape victim in Rotherham has waived her anonymity to launch a law reform campaign following claims a man who raped her was offered a chance to play a role in her son’s life. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A Ukrainian journalist visiting Sheffield spoke to Sheffield Live! about fears for the country following the recent maritime clash with Russia. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Yevgeniya Kubakh of the media and community organisation Community Unity during a visit of Ukrainian journalists to Sheffield.