Olivia Blake seeks to retain Sheffield Hallam for Labour

Deputy Leader of Sheffield Council, Olivia Blake spoke to Sheffield Live! following her campaign launch as prospective parliamentary candidate for Sheffield Hallam. Councillor Blake was announced in December as Labour’s choice to stand in the constituency at the next General Election. The seat is currently held by Jared O’Mara, who won for Labour by ousting former Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg in May 2017. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Deportation fears for Zimbabwean asylum seeker

A campaign has been launched to stop the deportation to Zimbabwe of asylum seeker Victor Mujakachi who has lived in Sheffield for 16 years. More than 7000 people have signed the “Free Victor Mujakachi” petition since his detention at Sheffield’s Vulcan House immigration reporting centre on Monday. Supporters say there are fears for his life if he is forced to return as he has been a prominent critic of the Zimbabwean goverment. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield team distribute aid in Calais

A delegation from Sheffield’s Stand Up To Racism campaign have returned from Calais after delivering aid to destitute refugees. The aid workers, including city councillor Zahira Naz, distributed warm clothing and other donated items. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Rotherham student wins BBC journalism competition

A forensic science student from Rotherham has landed her dream journalism job after winning an open audition to become a new BBC Radio Sheffield presenter. Sile Sibanda from Rawmarsh, was announced as the winner of the “This Is Me” competition, after being whittled down from over 150 entrants aspiring to become a radio star. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Campaigners welcome decision not to jail Stansted 15

Human rights campaigners have welcomed a decision not to jail 15 protestors who were convicted over the grounding of a plane at Stansted chartered to carry 60 deportees to Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The protestors had chained themselves to the aircraft after breaking through an airport fence and were convicted of aviation security offences. An appeal to overturn the convictions is pending. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Rosie Huzzard, organiser of the Right to Remain campaign.

Missing 16 year old found after 50 day search

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed that 16 year old Pamela Horvathova, who was reported missing seven weeks ago, has been found safe and well after a a major search operation and a series of public appeals. Her family were told of the news on Tuesday and are reported to have been delighted and relieved. Officers had searched rivers and canals and sent out appeals in the UK and overseas. One man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!