Technology

RIBA award for Sheffield architects

The refurbished Albert Works building on Sidney Street is one of seven buildings recognised in the Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) Yorkshire Awards. The design by Cartwright Pickard Architects converted four traditional red brick industrial warehouses into a modern workspace for creative digital marketing company Jaywing. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Theatrical turn to anti-fracking campaign

Anti-fracking campaigners organised a theatrical demonstration outside Sheffield Hall, to highlight dangers of fracking through costume and story-telling. Fracking to extract shale gas through hydraulic fracturing of rocks deep underground has faced strong opposition with some councils already pledged to be frack free and campaigners pressing the government to slow down the issue of fracking licences until the risks are fully understood. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Cameron Hall of Friends of the Earth.

Bumpy start to bike share scheme

Just two weeks since the launch of Ofo bikes in Sheffield, the company says the cycle-sharing scheme is proving to be very popular across the city despite reports of some of the bikes being damaged and abandoned. Last week police in Sheffield said they will no longer collect the city’s new dockless hire cycles that have been dumped and vandalised. Manor and Arbourthorne Neighbourhood Police Team wrote on their Facebook page “Bike shepherding isn’t in our job description”. Adam Rose, operations manager for Ofo Sheffield, told Sheffield Live! it was an isolated incident and the company’s ground team are there to collect and repair any damaged bikes. Baillor Jalloh reports.

Google Garage online into 2018

The pioneering Google Garage training centre in Sheffield is to be extended for a further six months before moving on to other parts of the UK. The pop-up internet shop has being offering a programme of events together with advice and support for internet users. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to trainer May King and music artist Javan Wright.

Sheffield city centre to get free public Wi-Fi

A public Wi-Fi service is to be rolled out from next spring across Sheffield city centre providing free internet access for residents and visitors. The service is to be installed and operated by locally-based internet service provider Idaq Networks which will generate revenues from user data, advertising and corporate services. The announcement by Sheffield Council follows a tender process to select a suitable provider. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!