Tree campaigners in Sheffield have called for a public enquiry after a recent report revealed hundreds of trees could be saved by pavement works and other solutions. A survey of 309 trees scheduled for removal concluded that 191 can be retained “on a long-term basis” but campaigners have accused the local authority of misleading the public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s RSPCA are appealing for help to locate a van used by the charity after it was reported stolen last weekend. According to the charity the van was stolen overnight between 10pm on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13th. The van has RSPCA stickers all over it, as well as a large image of a cat on one side and a dog on the other. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Writer and broadcaster Johny Pitts, who grew up in Firth Park, spoke to Sheffield Live! about Afropean, his recently launched book exploring African and European identities. The book tells a journey of exploration, self reflection and travel focussing on the black European experience and the multiple allegiances of new generations. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sadacca Studios on the Wicker has re-opened at the weekend as a music space and arts venue after a budget makeover. The former Bob Marley studio, unused for nearly a decade, has been equipped by Musical Works, a not-for-profit organisation. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to project manager Chris Morris.
Sheffield-based Nigerian artist Wale has been showcasing his artwork as part of the launch event for the new Sadacca Studios. Elise Freshwater-Blizzard reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council is set to double the number of “anti-idling zone” signs with 600 more to be installed at secondary schools, taxi ranks, hospitals and other locations. In August last year, 600 anti-idling signs were put up in the city, with 150 of them at schools. Motorists can be fined £20 if their engine is left on, but according to the Council only one fine has been issued. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Broomhill and Sharrow Vale councillor Angela Argenzio of Sheffield Green Party said the scheme was “failing” because of a lack of enforcement and the local authority should be doing more. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Nearly 200 trees due to be felled in Sheffield have been saved after a U-turn by the council. A survey of 309 trees scheduled for removal has found that 191 can be retained “on a long-term basis”. Two years ago campaigners were arrested after standing beneath threatened trees in a bid to stop the felling and replacement programme. Green Party councillor Alison Teal, one of those arrested, told Sheffield Live! she’s delighted with the recommendations of the report but disappointed it has taken so long. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Parts of Shoreham Street and St Mary’s Road were flooded and homes without water as a burst mains pipe caused chaos on Thursday morning. Elise Freshwater-Blizzard reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield City Council has confirmed a Chinese investment deal that it once described as the best investment deal outside London has now been scrapped. The Labour-run local authority announced the 60-year agreement with the Sichuan Guodong construction firm in 2016. Sheffield Liberal Democrats leader Penny Baker told Sheffield Live! she is not surprised that the deal collapsed. Baillor Jalloh reports.
The ROKiT World Seniors Snooker competition is set to come to Sheffield for the first time with snooker legends Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Joe Johnson among 20 players from 16 countries competing for the trophy. The competition will run for five days from 14 August. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!