President of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Jillian Thomas, welcomed a report, which favoured the city centre option, for the HS2 train stop. The report also said it would save £768 million pounds on the overall budget of the project to go for Midland station.
The turnout for Sheffield was 67.34% which is higher then any recent election but lower than the national average of 72%. Sheffield Live! Mickey Conn reports live from the count.
The counting of the votes came to a stop in Sheffield for a moments silence to remember Yorkshire MP Jo Cox.
Councillor Jack Scott told Sheffield Live! that no matter what the result it is important to bring the people of Sheffield back together and to heal divisions exposed in our city.
Around four hundred people took part in a march and rally to remember what has widely become known as the Battle of Orgreave. The Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign have produced a report and are calling for a public inquiry in to what happened on 18 June 1984.
Yorkshire MP John Healey pays tribute to Jo Cox MP at a vigil held in her memory. Hundreds gather in the Peace Gardens in the pouring rain to light candles and lay flowers to show their respect.
The Women of Steel statue has been unveiled in Sheffield City centre. The statue honors and commemorates the work that women did during both world wars to keep the steel industry going.
Sheffield University physicists have been part of an International team that have detected gravitational waves for the second time. The waves occur when two black holes that are orbiting each other merge in to a single spinning mass.
Local teacher and Magistrate Iffat Hameed has been awarded an MBE, in Queen’s Birthday Honours List. She has been honoured for her work in education within the city.
A campaign to highlight what puts people at risk of developing Diabetes has been launched this week. The Sheffield branch of Diabetes UK have set up an information point in the centre of town as part of the national campaign.