The funeral of Barry Chuckle has been held at Rotherham United Football Club. While family members were at the ceremony, fans gathered outside the stadium to show support for the comedy legend. Paul Chuckle described his brother as his best friend and cried as fans shouted the famous catchphrase ‘to me to you’. Barry Chuckle died on 5th August aged 73 after a short illness. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A health-led employment trial called ‘WorkingWin’, and running across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, held its official launch event with already over 1,000 people referred. The trial aims to provided supported assistance to help people back to work. The launch event was attended by Dan Jarvis, Sheffield City Region mayor, and Sarah Newton, minister for disabled people, health and work. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
The University of Sheffield call centre took 1400 calls within the first two hours of opening as students across the country received their 2018 A-level results. For some the results will confirm admission to their chosen course and university while others will to look to the clearing system in the hope of securing a university place. Sheffield Live spoke to Dr Christina Edgar, director of student recruitment at the University of Sheffield.
A new memorial bench has been unveiled at a service of dedication for men and women from Frecheville who served and lost their lives during the first and second world wars. The service was attended and led by members of the Royal British Legion as well as local councillors, veterans and residents. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A major excavation of the site of Sheffield’s castle has begun and will be the first significant archaeological dig in the area for over two decades. The castle is thought to have been built between the 11th and 12th Century and was demolished at the end of the Civil War in the 17th Century. A team from Wessex Archaeology will excavate eleven trenches across the site to try to piece together its origins and history.
World record beating freestyle footballer Dan Magness was in the streets of Sheffield showing off his skills and entertaining shoppers. Magness has won several Guinness world records for his freestyling moves. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Former Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor Nasima Akhter has called on Boris Johnson to step down as an MP and to apologise for insulting Muslim women. The ex-Foreign Secretary is under heavy criticism over his recent newspaper article which described women who wear the full Muslim veil as “looking like letter boxes” or “bank robbers”. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Dozens joined a solidarity protest outside Sheffield Town Hall to raise awareness of the Israeli occupation and killings of unarmed Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The protest was organised by the Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A short remembrance ceremony has been held at the Peace Gardens to remember the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is 73 years since the United States dropped atomic bombs on the two Japanese cities resulting in the killing of more than 100,000 people and many more injured. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield wildlife campaigners brought this year’s Hen Harrier Day to Devonshire Green to raise awareness of illegal persecution that has left the bird an endangered species. According to Natural England, 2018 has been the most successful season in a decade, with 9 breeding pairs, but far short of the 300 pairs the UK could host. Baillor Jalloh reports for Shefield Live!