Sheffield News

Zimbabweans react to death of Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s former president and independence icon Robert Patrick Mugabe, has died aged 95. The former president was ousted in 2017 in a military coup after ruling the country for more than three decades. Zimbabwean opposition activist and Sheffield resident Dr Nkulukelo Sibanda shared his reflections with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports.

Olivia Blake: resignation “was around democracy”

Former Sheffield City Council deputy leader, Olivia Blake, has told Sheffield Live! her “main reason for resigning was around democracy”. Councillor Blake resigned last month after a petition was submitted calling for a referendum on the way the council is run. Meanwhile, councillor Terry Fox has been elected unopposed as the new deputy leader. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Sheffield entrepreneur wins 50k from Dragon’s Den

A young Sheffield entrepreneur has been awarded £50,000 investment after appearing on the BBC television show Dragon’s Den. Will Chew told Sheffield Live! he started his company Mak Tok after failing to find any chili sauce in Sheffield that tasted like the paste his mum made back in Malaysia. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Protests continue against Kashmir crackdown

British Kashmiri’s and their supporters organised a march in Sheffield town centre to protest the Indian government decision to end the autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir. Since the decision the territory has been in lockdown with thousands of additional troops sent to the region which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since 1947. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Labour councillors should get on with their job, says opposition leader

Sheffield Liberal Democrat leader, councillor Penny Baker, has told Labour councillors they should get on with the job of serving the people and stop the current in-fighting. The comments come after six labour councillors resigned over the weekend from Sheffield City Council cabinet positions in a row over the way the authority is run. A public petition called for a switch to a committee system of decision-making could prompt a city-wide referendum. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Green Party slams Sheffield clean air consultation

Sheffield’s Green Party has described the city’s clean air zone consultation as a “missed opportunity for meaningful change” because of its omitting to include private cars. Speaking to Sheffield Live! councillor Douglas Johnson said that if private cars had been part of the consultation process it would have led to more public engagement. The formal consultation process ended on the 25 August. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Sheffield nurse launches debut music album

Rose Deline Bazzie, a Liberian refugee who came to Sheffield 15 years ago has launched her debut music album called Grateful Heart. The artist, a professional nurse, moved to the city in 2014 under the United Nations gateway program. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!