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Sheffield campaigners protest Gaza killings

Dozens joined a solidarity protest outside Sheffield Town Hall to raise awareness of the Israeli occupation and killings of unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The protest was organised by the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield remembers victims of Hiroshima

A short remembrance ceremony has been held at the Peace Gardens to remember the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is 73 years since the United States dropped atomic bombs on the two Japanese cities resulting in the killing of more than 100,000 people and many more injured. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Zimbabwe in the balance as poll results awaited

As Zimbabweans worldwide await the results of a tightly fought election, Sheffield Live spoke to Michael Mazorodze of the optimism among Sheffield’s Zimbabwean community. The contest is the first since independence without Robert Mugabe on the ballor paper. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Funding bid rejected for Sheffield social housing

Sheffield Council has been told it will not be eligible to borrow additional funding to invest in social housing after having its application to a government scheme rejected. Councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety, said the rejection is based on old data and the Council is seeking to challenge the assessment. Sheffield South East MP, Clive Betts, told Sheffield Live! the government has got its priorities wrong. Azz Mohammed reports.

Tree campaigners contest Council injunction

More than a dozen tree campaigners mounted a demonstration outside Sheffield Crown Court as hearings began on a Sheffield Council application for an injunction to restrict tree-felling protests. Thousands of trees have already been felled across the city as part of Council’s 25 year, £2bn Streets Ahead project. The Council says only trees that are diseased, damaging or dangerous are being felled but campaigners say many healthy trees have been removed. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Supertram staff in 24 hour strike

Sheffield Supertram drivers and conductors have staged a 24 hour walkouts after rejecting a revised three-year pay offer. Unite members are seeking a pay increase of up to 50p an hour and further strikes are planned after the union rejected an offer they same amounts to around 25p an hour. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield Council warning to tree campaigners

Sheffield council have sent letters to fourteen people, including Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor Alison Teal, threatening a further injunction to prevent tree felling protests. The campaigners have been asked to give a written undertaking not to engage in tree protests in order to avoid the Council taking legal action. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Mums United against gang and knife crime

A group of Sheffield mums have joined together in a bid to tackle the rise in knife crime in the city. The group, called Mums United, has been formed to try to prevent young people getting involved in gang-related violence and anti-social behaviour. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!