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Campaigners protest against refugee detentions

Dozens of anti-immigration campaigners travelled from Sheffield to the Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre in Lincolnshire to protest against what they described as the cruel and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers. The protest was organised by the Sheffield branch of Student Action for Refugees together with South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Totley school expansion creates 60 more places

Totley Primary School has officially opened its extended school buildings following a £2.1 million expansion project that has created an additional 60 places for children from the local area. The expansion includes a new two-storey teaching block with four classrooms, a staff room, a media suite, and a food technology and science lab. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Plaque unveiled to remember Tramlines founder

A memorial plaque for late Tramlines Festival Director, Sarah Nulty, has been unveiled this week on Devonshire Green by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid and Tramlines Operations Director Timm Cleasby. The Tramlines Festival was first held on Devonshire Green in 2009. Sarah died earlier this year at the age of 36 a few weeks before the tenth edition of the summer music festival. A civic award was also presented to Sarah’s family by the Lord Mayor. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Spirit of Africa Festival comes to heart of Sheffield

Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre is preparing to host the city’s first Spirit of Africa Festival over the weekend of 26 to 27 October. The two day event will showcase local and African culture, arts and musical talent with headliners including Nigeria’s Seun Kuti and British born Akala. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Licence deadline looms for south Sheffield landlords

Landlords in London Road, Abbeydale Road and Chesterfield Road have just two weeks left to apply for a property rental licence or face possible fines and prosecution. The new Selective Licensing scheme for the area comes into effect from 1 November 2018 and means landlords must have a licence for every private rented property they control.

Mental health conference addresses cultural barriers and taboos

Mental health charities Adira, Sheffield Flourish and Mind hosted a well-attended conference at Sheffield’s Victoria Hall on mental health in Black and minority ethnic communities. The event, titled “Mental Health and Me”, sought to address the taboos and cultural barriers to access mental health services and information, including speakers, panel discussion with mental health service providers and break out spaces for conversation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Campaigners stage anti-fracking protest

Hundreds of protesters took part in an anti-fracking rally at Barkers Pool at the weekend following news that shale gas drilling is to resume in Lancashire after a failed legal challenge. According to protest organisers the Global Frackdown Carnival aimed to “show the scale and strength of the opposition” to the extraction of shale gas by fracking. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield educational charity receives award

Sheffield educational charity, CRESST, has been recognised in the Teach Primary Resource Awards for its work on citizenship, personal social health and economic education. The charity is dedicated to increasing children’s life chances through training in conflict resolution skills and has recently developed a focus on social media and online conflict. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!