Latest news from the Sheffield Live! teams

Prime Minister promises more cash for the North

Boris Johnson, speaking at the Convention of the North in Rotherham, has announced he will set up a new body to bring more investment to the north of England. The Prime Minister also promised more money for schools, pension investment and faster broadband. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Students welcome change to graduate visas

Sheffield students have welcomed changes to visa regulations that would allow international students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation instead of the current four months. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Andrew Adegbola, education officer at Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union.

Protests continue over no-deal-Brexit threat

Hundreds of protestors gathered at Barker’s Pool for the second weekend in a row to oppose the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament and continue his threat to exit the EU on 31 October without a deal. The demonstration and march from Barker’s Pool to Devonshire Green was organised by campaign group Another Europe is Possible. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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.