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New quit smoking campaign launched

Smokefree Sheffield has launched a new campaign that aims to empower smokers to know they are “Strong enough to quit”. Campaign organisers aim to help more people stop smoking, improve their health and wellbeing as well as save more money to their pockets. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Men sought for mental health research

Grounded Research, the research team at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humberside NHS Trust are running a new study working with and supporting men 18 and over. The Happy Healthy Strong project team are inviting men in Sheffield and the surrounding region who are currently experiencing or struggling with their mental health to get in touch to take part starting January next year. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

New Covid-19 wave expected as Omicron variant spreads

Sheffield health boss, Greg Fell, told Sheffield Live! the Omicron variant is likely to spread rapidly over the next few weeks. With cases of the new variant rising, the government has introduced new restrictions including face masks in most public indoor venues other than hospitality and people being asked to work from home where possible. The new measures could be in place for at least six weeks. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Night venues face hit under Covid Plan B

Under the new Covid-19 rules anyone visiting indoor unseated nightclub venues with over five hundred people will have to show they are either vaccinated or provide a lateral flow test. The news has led to cancellations and uncertainty for venue managers. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Joe Taylor, managing director of Dryad Works.

Sheffield’s Bryony Page wins gold in World Trampoline Championships

Sheffield’s Bryony Page has added her name to the history books once again by becoming the first British female trampoline gymnast to win a World Championships gold medal since Sue Shotton in 1984. Thirty year old Page won the individual gold at the Trampolining Gymnastics World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. The medal adds to her team gold from 2013 and silver and bronze Olympic medals from Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Page’s personal trampolining coach Paul Greaves.

Sheffield cricket coach urge caution on racism row

Shahid Ali, coach for Allama Iqbal Cricket Club, told Sheffield Live! he is not surprised with the allegations of racism at Yorkshire Cricket Club but urges people to be cautious as investigations continue. His comment came as over 35 people have contacted Yorkshire Cricket Club’s whistle-blowing hotline since it was launched just a week ago. It was set up after Azeem Rafiq spoke up about enduring years of racism whilst playing at the club. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Olympic hero Bryony Page looks forward to Trampoline World Championships

Sheffield’s Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Page is back in training and getting ready for the Trampoline World Championships to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in November. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Bryony said she was very happy with the bronze medal which adds to her silver from Rio 2016. Team GB returned home on Monday after one of their most successful Olympics, finishing third in the overall medals table with 65, equalling their tally in London 2012 and just short of their 67 medal top performance at Rio 2016. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Capacity crowd at Tramlines return

Over 40,000 revellers a day attended the sold out three day Tramlines Festival at Hillsborough Park with no mask or social distancing requirements. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Timm Cleasby, operational manger for Tramlines said: “It’s been incredible. Across the city we have had an amazing reaction.” The return of the city’s biggest music festival has been a landmark for the UK live events industry being among the first to join the government’s pilot Events Research Programme to test the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Capacity crowds for Tramlines weekend

Tramlines music festival returned to Sheffield at the weekend with a capacity crowd at the main event and thousands joining Fringe at Tramlines on Devonshire Green. Tramlines Festival 2021 was organised as one of the pilot events in England for which mask and social distancing requirements have been removed. Baillor Jalloh reports from Fringe at Tramlines for Sheffield Live!