The brutal coup d’etat in Chile on 11 September 1973 left thousands dead, many more in exile, and overthrew Salvador Allende’s democratically-elected government. Sheffield is among the cities that gave sanctuary to Chilean refugees. The Chilean community and friends held a march and rally on Saturday. Sheffield Live! reporter Steve Buckley spoke to organiser Maria Vasquez-Aguilar of the Chile Solidarity Network Sheffield.
Sheffield based social enterprise, Motion Exercise CIC, has launched a new digital platform for activity coordinators working with care home residents. With the support of Sheffield City Trust the company has launched Motion Wellbeing designed to enhance physical and mental wellbeing through exercise. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Ella Hopkins, CEO of Motion Exercise.
Universal Robots, the world’s largest collaborative robot company, has opened in Sheffield its first UK hub. The new hub will help UK manufacturers benefit from collaborative automation, where robotic devices work alongside human workers. The Sheffield hub will house offices and a showroom where the latest technology and applications will be demonstrated. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Mark Gray, manager for Universal Robots in the UK & Ireland.
The Women of the World Festival is returning to Rotherham on 10 June for its second year running, with a packed programme of events. Organisers hope this year’s festival will be more extraordinary, captivating audiences with workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and pop-ups. The aim of the event is to celebrate women, girls, and non-binary people at a safe place. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Noor Salih, community producer for Women of the World.
A new alliance of mental health providers and service users has been launched to improve the health and well-being of the people of Sheffield. The Synergy mental health alliance has more than 100 members including voluntary organisations, decision makers from the local authority, GP’s, and experts by lived experience working together to improves the lives of people with mental health issues. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor spoke to Rachel Siviter, independent chair of Synergy.
BBC radio journalists in Sheffield and other parts of England have been on strike with a 48 hour walk out in a dispute over cuts to local radio services. The BBC wants its 39 local stations to share more programmes as part of a plan to modernise services and reduce costs across England. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to BBC journalist Kate Linderholm.
Sheffield Wednesday celebrated their return to the Championship with an open-top bus parade. Players and coaching staff paraded through the city centre to celebrate their league one play-off victory against South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley. Speaking to Sheffield Live reporter Baillor Jalloh, defenders Liam Palmer and Reece James thanked fans for their support throughout the season.
Thousands of Wednesday fans gathered at Devonshire Green and Sheffield Town Hall to celebrate the club’s return to the championship after their 1-0 win on Monday against Barnsley in the League One playoffs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
More than 50 black cab drivers gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall, protesting against Sheffield’s Clean Air Zone regulations and calling on councillors to extend the temporary exemption until July 2024. The temporary exemption charge of £10 is due to expire at the end of June 2023. Drivers say an extension will give them time to raise enough money to buy new vehicles. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to black cab drivers Qasim Aslam and Majid Kahn.
National bereavement support charity, Care for the Family, is to host an event in Sheffield for parents who have suffered the death of a child. Parents from across the region are invited to share their experiences with others, gain insights to help in their journey through loss, make friends and access continuing support. The event is to be held on Saturday, 10th June at St Marks Church in Grenoside and will be run by Dave and Jane Park who lost their 11 year old son Ben nearly 20 years ago. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!