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Students launch NHS action group

Students at the University of Sheffield have launched an action group to defend the NHS with over 100 students joining since its launch at the start of the university term. Founder and medical student Dan Veness told Sheffield Live! the group plans to work alongside the Sheffield Save Our NHS campaign and has the backing of the Sheffield Students Union. Azz Mohammed reports.

Epilepsy charity celebrates 30 years

The Sheffield branch of Epilepsy Action are celebrating thirty years of voluntary work supporting those affected by epilepsy and raising funds for epilepsy services. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke Duncan Frogatt, chair of Sheffield Epilepsy Action.

Violence reduction fund opens in South Yorkshire

Youth organisations in South Yorkshire are being invited to present proposals for funding from the region’s newly launched Violence Reduction Unit. The unit has been awarded £1.6m of Home Office funding for work on preventing and reducing violent crime and is inviting youth and community organisations to apply for grants of up to £20,000. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Prime Minister promises more cash for the North

Boris Johnson, speaking at the Convention of the North in Rotherham, has announced he will set up a new body to bring more investment to the north of England. The Prime Minister also promised more money for schools, pension investment and faster broadband. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Students welcome change to graduate visas

Sheffield students have welcomed changes to visa regulations that would allow international students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation instead of the current four months. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Andrew Adegbola, education officer at Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union.

Protests continue over no-deal-Brexit threat

Hundreds of protestors gathered at Barker’s Pool for the second weekend in a row to oppose the Prime Minister’s decision to suspend Parliament and continue his threat to exit the EU on 31 October without a deal. The demonstration and march from Barker’s Pool to Devonshire Green was organised by campaign group Another Europe is Possible. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Zimbabweans react to death of Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s former president and independence icon Robert Patrick Mugabe, has died aged 95. The former president was ousted in 2017 in a military coup after ruling the country for more than three decades. Zimbabwean opposition activist and Sheffield resident Dr Nkulukelo Sibanda shared his reflections with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports.