Jessica speaks out against Ched Evans return

Jessica Ennis-Hill has become the latest star to say that she will not lend her name to Sheffield United if they give Ched Evans a contract. The Blades have a stand named after the Olympic Gold medalist. Ched Evans was convicted of rape and has been training at the United Ground.

Paul Blomfield MP criticises United decision

Life long Blades fan Paul Blomfield, MP  for Central Sheffield, has spoken out against Sheffield United’s decision to allow Ched Evans to train with the team. He says that from private discussions he had had with the club that  he had hoped they would not be working with Evans.

Police call a firearm amnesty

A firearm amnesty has been called in Sheffield until the 21 November.  Anybody who is in possession of a gun that they do not have a license for can hand them in without fear of prosecution.  However if the gun has been used in a crime then it will be investigated.

Remembrance Day

Thousands of people lined Bakers Pool, Sheffield, to remember those who have lost their lives as a result of war.  This year marks the 100th year since the first world war started and 70 years since D Day.

Adopting siblings

This week is adoption week and here in Sheffield there are stalls at the Town Hall and at Fargate where you can find out more.  This year the emphasis is on adopting siblings, these are amongst the children who have to wait the longest to be adopted in the UK.

Firefighters picket over pensions

Firefighters from across South Yorkshire joined the picket line at Dearne Community Fire Station on the third day of a four day national strike over pensions and the retirement age. Firefighters want to retain the right to retire at 55 years of age claiming that to do the job effectively up to the age of sixty is putting lives at risk.

Fire fighters strike over pensions

Fire fighters in Sheffield joined a national four day strike over pensions.  They are now being expected to work until the age of sixty instead of fifty five.  Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt described the strike action as “unnecessary and the aim of which is unclear”

Still the enemy within

Thirty years ago South Yorkshire was in the middle of the Miners Strike.  The award winning documentary, Still the Enemy Within, is being shown again to mark this historic working class struggle.