Festival of Debate draws to a close

This years Festival of Debate has come to a close after 70 events over two months of panels, debates and other activities exploring politics, economics and society, at venues across the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Family of suicide teenager welcomes coroner’s report

The parents of Sheffield teenager, Noah Lomax, have welcomed the coroner’s recommendations following an investigation into circumstances surrounding their son’s death. 15 year old, Noah Lomax, who had autism and a psychiatric history, took his own life in August 2018 after Sheffield’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service rejected a referral by his GP. The inquest called for improvements in communication between the mental health service and GPs. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Portraits of homelessness exhibition opens

A portrait exhibition to raise awareness about the rise of homelessness in the UK and the plight of rough sleepers on the streets has been launched at Dina arts venue on Cambridge Street. Sion Thomas has been documenting and photographing homeless people to bring to the public’s attention the struggles of living on the streets and to raise funds for two local charities, the Archer Project and S2 Food Bank. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Government funding confirmed for Hanover Tower re-cladding

Sheffield Council has been awarded £4m funding from the government for the costs of re-cladding Hanover Tower which failed a fire safety test following the Grenfell Tower tragedy two years ago. The council appealed to central government to fund the work so that the costs wouldn’t fall on local residents. Replacement work began earlier this year underwritten by the local authority, pending decision on government grants to replace unsafe cladding. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield’s Grey to Green hosts international delegation

A delegation from South Korea have been visiting Sheffield to boost ties with Suwon city and to exchange ideas on urban landscaping and economic development. The visit comes as Phase 2 of Sheffield’s Grey to Green project gets under way to link Castlegate to the under-used Victoria Quays area and to transform the former inner ring road with sustainable drainage, floral meadows, segregated cycle lanes and public art. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!