Station News

Sheffield Live! marks 15 years on air with DAB launch

Sheffield’s longest running community radio station, Sheffield Live! has joined a growing number of radio services available on DAB in Sheffield and Rotherham. The station was born over two decades ago as a weekend broadcast at Sharrow Festival. It was later awarded the first full-time FM community radio licence in Sheffield, launched in October 2007. It is also available online and now via the Shefcast Digital DAB platform. Sheffield Live! volunteers Graham Marshall, Julie Meese and Paul Lizzie spoke to reporter Baillor Jalloh.

Homeless charity opens print shop in Orchard Square

Award winning social enterprise, Printed By Us, has opened a retail shop in Sheffield’s Orchard Square selling T-shrts, hoodies, mugs and other printed products to raise funds for homeless people. Printed by us is a not for profit organisation and [part of the Archer Project which helps homeless people find new opportunities and better living conditions. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to shop manager, Danielle Richard.

Council to offer public spaces for winter warmth

Sheffield Council have teamed up with Voluntary Action Sheffield, community organisations, faith groups and businesses to open up libraries, community centres and other buildings to provide warm spaces for people during the day. The aim is to offer a place to drop in and have a hot drink, meet other people and take part in activities during the day without having the cost of putting on home heating. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Councillor Mazher Iqbal.

Emergency services museum wins national award

Sheffield’s National Emergency Services Museum has won a national award as the UK’s most family friendly museum. The independent museum faced closure following the Covid-19 lockdown period and was saved by a crowdfunding campaign. Among its exhibitions and features are historical vehicles and equipment includin a fire pump dating back to 1710. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Helen Shepherd, marketing coordinator at the National Emergency Services Museum.

Community repair shop opens in Burngreave

A community repair service shop has opened in Abbeyfield Park House, Burngreave, to offer low cost repairs of all sorts of broken items that might otherwise go to waste. Reyt Repairs is a social enterprise set up to support repair and re-use of broken items for just a small repair charge. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Gareth Coleman, director of Reyt Repairs.

Sharrow autumn carnival set to return

Sharrow’s autumn carnival parade is set to return on 4 November with activities in Highfield Adventure Playground from 4pm and a lantern parade around the streets of Sharrow. The family event, organised by community arts group Ignite Imaginations with Sharrow Community Forum, is free and will feature fire spinners, entertainment and hot food. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Louisa Golob of Ignite Imaginations.

Sheffield Pakistani community raise over £20k for flood victims

The Pakistani community in Sheffield have raised over £20,000 to help flood victims in Northern Pakistan whose houses and crops were washed away after a heavy downpour in August. On Sunday a group of community elders gathered at the Pakistan Muslim Centre on Woodburn road, where a cheque for £20,000 was handed to UK charity Edhi International Foundation to continue its work in helping flood victims in Pakistan. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Muslim foodbank seeks volunteer cooks

As-Salaam Foodbank is appealing for volunteer cooks to join the charity and help with the preparation of hot meals to serve the city’s most vulnerable. The charity, formed in 2008 and has been providing fresh food and hot meal packages to families across the city but, as demand for its services has soared due to the cost of living crisis, the group is looking to recruit more cooks. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Shafiq Mohammed, founder of As-Salaam Foodbank.