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Ukrainian journalist tells of dangers of working during war

Journalists from independent news outlet 6262 in Slavyansk, a city on the frontline in the Donetsk region, have spoken to Sheffield Live! about the challenges of working through the war in Ukraine. In 2019, 6262 manager Valerie Garmash was among a group of Ukrainian journalists who took part in a study visit to Sheffield. The capital city of Donetsk has been twinned with Sheffield since the time of the Soviet Union. Sheffield Live! reporter Sangita Basudev spoke to Lidiia Khaustova.

Inquiry into street trees dispute commences public hearings

Deputy Council Leader Julie Grocutt spoke at the first of a series of planned public hearings as part of the Independent Inquiry into Sheffield’s street trees dispute. The inquiry was established as part of the Co-operation Agreement between Labour and Green groups on Sheffield City Council. The inquiry is chaired by Sir Mark Lowcott, whose former work includes senior roles in the civil service and the United Nations. Its purpose is to assist Sheffield’s recovery from the dispute.

Fun on the farm festival celebrates autumn harvest

South Yorkshire’s Moyo Farm Supplies hosted their inaugural “Fun on the Farm” open harvest family event in Barnsley. Organised by Zimbabwean born Menford Tapudzai, the event was marked by harvests of maize, live performances by artists and children’s activities including experiences with tractors, combine harvesters and horses. A Southern Africa style barbecue, called a braai, attracted families and friends from as far as Portsmouth. Tchiyiwe Chihana reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield’s waterfront festival returns

Hundreds gathered at Sheffield’s Victoria Quays at the weekend for the return of the popular Sheffield Waterfront Festival. The free family friendly event offered a range of activities including boat trips, canoe and paddle boarding tasters, drumming and circus workshops, arts and crafts, and food market stalls. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Jade Wilkes, community outreach and engagement co-ordinator at Sheffield Canal and River Trust.

Campaigners press for better bus services

Campaigners are calling for bus services in Sheffield to be brought into public ownership to improve performance and to keep fares affordable. Citing cancellations, delays and price increases as driving people off the buses, they are hopeful that the new mayor Oliver Coppard will be prepared to intervene. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to former bus worker and secretary of Sheffield Trades Union Council Martin Mayer.

Sheffield Cathedral to broadcast Queen’s funeral

Sheffield Cathedral will have a live broadcast screen open to the public in the cathedral court for the duration of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday. The Queen visited the Cathedral in 2015 for the Royal Maundy service. Throughout the 10-day national period of mourning, the cathedral has opened its doors to those who wish to write in a book of condolence, light a candle or lay flowers. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Ben Rossi, development manager for Sheffield Cathedral.

Pensioner couple pay tribute to Queen

A Sheffield couple who watched, in the 1950s, the proclamation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth II on a black and white television, have spoken of their delight to witness South Yorkshire’s proclamation of the new King. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Allan and Hilda Wisbey, both in their 90s, said it was important to bed able to witness South Yorkshire’s declaration of King Charles III ascension to the throne.

Hundreds attend South Yorkshire royal proclamation

Over three hundred people gathered at Sheffield City Hall on Sunday to witness South Yorkshire’s proclamation ceremony for the ascension to the throne of King Charles III. The ceremony was conducted by South Yorkshire’s High Sheriff who was joined by the Lord-Lieutenant, MPs, councillors and members of the public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!