The UK’s premier synthesizer festival, SynthFest, has returned to Sheffield for its fourth year with over 1000 delegates attending exhibitions, workshops and performance at the Octagon Centre. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Paul Gilby, festival organiser and digital media director at Sound on Sound.
United States aircraft manufacturer Boeing has officially opened in Catcliffe, Rotherham its first European parts factory. The £40 million Boeing plant has created 52 full time jobs and 25 apprentices. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
STEPS Rehabilitation centre in Sheffield has hosted an industry demonstration of the latest in exoskeleton technology for mobility and rehabilitation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
A free wifi network across Sheffield city centre is set to roll out from May after the appointment last year of service provider Idaq Networks under a revenue sharing deal. 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!
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.
Sheffield Students Union Development Officer, Megan Mcgrath, is leading a campaign to abandon single use plastic in order to reduce harm to the environment. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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.
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.