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Sheffield MP joins campaign against sexual harassment

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has joined the campaign to raise awareness against sexual harassment in public spaces. The Know the Line poster and social media campaign aims to empower women and to encourage the public to intervene when they witness sexual harassment. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield charity calls for action on human trafficking

Sheffield based charity Snowdrop is calling on the government to do more to raise awareness of human trafficking. Every year hundreds of people are trafficked into the UK and victims are being compelled into prostitution, forced labour or working excessively long hours, often in extreme conditions. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Lara Bundock, chief executive of Snowdrop.

Tramlines 2020 tickets in high demand

Within hours of going on sale Sheffield’s Tramlines Music Festival has already sold out on early bird tickets, following the success of this year’s event. About 7,000 people were already in a queuing system on the organisers’ website on Monday evening when the “super early bird tickets” went on sale for the annual event. Elise Freshwater reports for Sheffield Live!

Junior football club launches new kit

Sheffield United’s Junior Blades 1981 have been handed a boost ahead of their new football season kick off. The grassroots under 9’s football team debuted its new football kit on Thursday, designed and donated by mobile network operator Giffgaff. The volunteer managed club are now using their new kit to train and prepare for the forthcoming season. Bailor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield venues join Ask for Angela campaign

Dozens of venues across Sheffield have joined the Ask for Angela campaign to tackle sexual harrassment in pubs, bars and clubs. The scheme, first launched in 2016 in Lincolnshire, aims to combat harrassment of women and to support safety when dating and on nights out. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Tracey Ford, project manager for Best Bar None.

Campaigners call for public enquiry on Sheffield trees

Tree campaigners in Sheffield have called for a public enquiry after a recent report revealed hundreds of trees could be saved by pavement works and other solutions. A survey of 309 trees scheduled for removal concluded that 191 can be retained “on a long-term basis” but campaigners have accused the local authority of misleading the public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!