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Junior Disability Snooker prepares for launch

The National Junior Disability Snooker Championships are set to launch in Sheffield at the weekend, with the competition entering its fifth year. Staged by the Stephen Harrison Snooker Academy the tournament has reached such high demand that applicants are being turned away and the organisers are fundraising to expand. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to founder Stephen Harrison.

Sheffield streetware brand gains global profile

Grammy nominated US rapper, The Game, has got on board to promote a young Sheffield entrepreneur’s streetware clothing brand. Umar Farouk launched his En Rois label into the competitive clothing market in 2016 after studying textiles and following a dream of one day owning his own brand. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Mental health blogger nominated for diversity award

A charity worker who blogs daily about dealing with mental health issues has been nominated for a National Diversity Award. Sarah Cardwell, a mother of two and executive assistant at the Good Things Foundation charity spoke to Sheffield Live! about how she hoped to remove the stigma of mental health and help others by sharing her experience. Azz Mohammed reports.

Ambulance service launches life saving app

Yorkshire Ambulance Service have launched a ‘save a life app’ for mobile phone which shows where the nearest external defibrillator can be found from over a thousand external across the country. The app also offers guidance on how to respond in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Emma Scott, community defibrillation officer for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Bananaman brings a smile despite terminal illness

A terminally ill man suffering from brain cancer has been out on Sheffield streets dressed-up as his favourite childhood super hero Bananaman, aiming to use his time to cheer up others. Ford Mitchell has been told he may have only a few years to live and has been visiting sick children at Weston Park Hospital and talking to the homeless and those in need. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Market traders head back to roots for plaque unveiling

A plaque has been unveiled in Sheffield Peace Gardens to mark the founding of the National Market Traders Federation, founded in 1899 at the Wentworth Cafe on Pinstone Street. The NMTF is now headquartered in Barnsley and has over 20,000 members who trade at markets, fairs and festivals across the country. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Michael Nicholas, president elect for the NMTF.

Owls charity football match raises 12k

The Charity Cup, held at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium has raised £12,000 for St Luke’s Hospice and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme. Two teams, kitted out in Wednesday’s home and away strips, were drawn from Owls supporters who pledged to each raise at least £500 for charity as well sports and other guest stars including musicians Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers and Jon Windle of Little Man Tate. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Pakistani community celebrate QC appointment

Members of Sheffield’s Pakistani community gathered at Arooj restaurant on Friday to celebrate the appointment of Gul Nawaz Hussain as Queens Counsel. Hussain, of Bank House Chambers, is the first Sheffield barrister to be appointed QC in over fifteen years and he is the first British-Pakistani QC in South Yorkshire. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!