Wilko shops are to close across the UK tis weekend after the company went into administreation in August and failed to find a buyer. Employees at the high street chain’s store in Sheffield spoke to Sheffield Live! of their disappointment, describing the closure as “the end of an era”. Baillor Jalloh reports.
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.
A Burngreave-based business owner has called on the local authority and Yorkshire Water to investigate the cause of a burst water main in Spital Hill which he says is affecting his business. Yousif Karda, owner of Sudan Tech on Spital Hill, told Sheffield Live! burst water pipes in the area were becoming frequent, with road closures affecting footfall for local businesses. Baillor Jalloh reports.
A community repair service shop has opened in Abbeyfield Park House, Burngreave, to offer low cost repairs of all sorts of broken items that might otherwise go to waste. Reyt Repairs is a social enterprise set up to support repair and re-use of broken items for just a small repair charge. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Gareth Coleman, director of Reyt Repairs.
A new creative arts centre, Trafalgar Studios, is set to open in Sheffield city centre as a home for artists, painters, jewellery makers and others. The initiative is led by artists formerly located at Bank Street Arts. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Mike Hood, human resources director as Sheffield-based Liberty Steel, told Sheffield Live! more needs to be done to promote and focus the industry and government supported apprenticeships scheme. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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.
Sheffield College expects to place around ninety 16 to 24 year olds into apprenticeship vacancies as part of the National Apprenticeship Week campaign. The week long promotion highlights the benefits of apprenticeships for the young people involved as well as for the employer and wider community. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Matt Green of Bryan Bond Architects and their first apprentice, Olivia Eades.
Uber drivers have converged on the company’s office in Sheffield following news that private hire licences acquired in other locations will no longer be transferrable. Previously the company allowed an Uber driver to acquire a licence in one region and to operate in another. Now they have been given just three weeks to acquire a licence locally. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Uber driver Seun Akinwande.