Sheffield News

Lord Mayor demands justice for Orgreave miners

Sheffield Lord Mayor, Magid Magid, has written an open letter to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, in support of demands by miners and their families for a public enquiry into the Battle of Orgreave. Javid’s predecessor Amber Rudd ruled out an enquiry. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Further strike days planned on Sheffield trams

Further strike action on Sheffield’s Supertram network is planned across eight days in August, Unite the Union has announced. The union is calling for constructive talks on pay. Train operator Stagecoach said they are disappointed by the action and claim they have already made a generous pay offer. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Zimbabwe in the balance as poll results awaited

As Zimbabweans worldwide await the results of a tightly fought election, Sheffield Live spoke to Michael Mazorodze of the optimism among Sheffield’s Zimbabwean community. The contest is the first since independence without Robert Mugabe on the ballor paper. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Funding bid rejected for Sheffield social housing

Sheffield Council has been told it will not be eligible to borrow additional funding to invest in social housing after having its application to a government scheme rejected. Councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety, said the rejection is based on old data and the Council is seeking to challenge the assessment. Sheffield South East MP, Clive Betts, told Sheffield Live! the government has got its priorities wrong. Azz Mohammed reports.

Sheffield to Monte Carlo road rally art revealed

The Bangers and Cash fundraising road rally to support youth housing charity Roundabout has put on display in the Winter Gardens the work of local artists who have painted the bonnets of the rally cars. Local businesses have each bought an ‘old banger’ for less than £650. The four day rally to Monte Carlo is scheduled to take place over four days in September. The painted bonnet artworks are to be auctioned later in the year. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Countdown begins on tense Pakistan elections

As polls closed on the Pakistan Elections 2018 many from Sheffield’s Pakistani community gathered at the Pakistan Muslim Centre in Woodburn Road to watch the results come in. Opinion polls suggest a tight race between the ex-cricket star Imran Khan’s party and that of the jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The election has been marred by a series of deadly attacks amid growing concerns of political instability. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Urban sketching puts city in perspective

Beginners and experienced artists joined a day of painting and drawing using techniques of urban sketching to capture Sheffield cityscapes. The event hosted by Museums Sheffield and the Millennium Gallery was led by artist Brian Smith. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Tram strike leaders deny claims of targeting festival

Unite the Union have denied claims by transport bosses that industrial action on the Supertram network is deliberately targeting Tramlines festival goers. Strike action over the past two weeks has caused disruption on Sheffield’s Supertram network with around 200 drivers and conductors taking part in a pay dispute that is yet to be resolved. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!