Sheffield Live! https://web.sheffieldlive.org Made in Sheffield. Made by You. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:00:00 +0100 en-GB hourly 1 Ambulance service launches life saving app https://web.sheffieldlive.org/ambulance-service-launches-life-saving-app/ Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:54:52 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157740 Yorkshire Ambulance Service have launched a ‘save a life app’ for mobile phone which shows where the nearest external defibrillator can be found from over a thousand external across the country. The app also offers guidance on how to respond in the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Emma Scott, community defibrillation officer for Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

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Bananaman brings a smile despite terminal illness https://web.sheffieldlive.org/bananaman-brings-a-smile-despite-terminal-illness/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:01:21 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157687 A terminally ill man suffering from brain cancer has been out on Sheffield streets dressed-up as his favourite childhood super hero Bananaman, aiming to use his time to cheer up others. Ford Mitchell has been told he may have only a few years to live and has been visiting sick children at Weston Park Hospital and talking to the homeless and those in need. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

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Market traders head back to roots for plaque unveiling https://web.sheffieldlive.org/market-traders-head-back-to-roots-for-plaque-unveiling/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:56:33 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157680 A plaque has been unveiled in Sheffield Peace Gardens to mark the founding of the National Market Traders Federation, founded in 1899 at the Wentworth Cafe on Pinstone Street. The NMTF is now headquartered in Barnsley and has over 20,000 members who trade at markets, fairs and festivals across the country. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Michael Nicholas, president elect for the NMTF.

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Owls charity football match raises 12k https://web.sheffieldlive.org/owls-charity-football-match-raises-12k/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:36:31 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157651 The Charity Cup, held at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium has raised £12,000 for St Luke’s Hospice and the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme. Two teams, kitted out in Wednesday’s home and away strips, were drawn from Owls supporters who pledged to each raise at least £500 for charity as well sports and other guest stars including musicians Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers and Jon Windle of Little Man Tate. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Pakistani community celebrate QC appointment https://web.sheffieldlive.org/pakistani-community-celebrate-qc-appointment/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:33:41 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157648 Members of Sheffield’s Pakistani community gathered at Arooj restaurant on Friday to celebrate the appointment of Gul Nawaz Hussain as Queens Counsel. Hussain, of Bank House Chambers, is the first Sheffield barrister to be appointed QC in over fifteen years and he is the first British-Pakistani QC in South Yorkshire. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Blowfish Theatre brings Trump satire to Sheffield https://web.sheffieldlive.org/blowfish-theatre-brings-trump-satire-to-sheffield/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:17:11 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157602 Sheffield’s Blowfish Theatre company will bring their latest production, Trump the Musical, to Theatre Deli in May, after touring in London, Birmingham and Manchester. The satirical show takes on US politics follows last year’s success with the company’s first production, Boris the Musicals. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to co-artistic director Laurence Peacock and actor David Bercot.

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Millions Missing campaign to highlight ME related isolation https://web.sheffieldlive.org/millions-missing-campaign-to-highlight-me-related-isolation/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:02:17 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157564 Sheffield ME Group have launched a campaign to raise awareness of the illness and to support those who are housebound or bedbound with ME. The group believe there are around 17 million ME sufferers worldwide and plan to hold a Missing Millions event in Fargate on 11 May. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

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Lord Mayor brews up for charity https://web.sheffieldlive.org/lord-mayor-brews-up-for-charity/ Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:01:02 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157558 Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Anne Murphy, took charge of the kettle to brew up support for five local charities including Sheffield Young Carers as part of a city-wide charity fundraising campaign. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

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Sheffield residents evacuated after gas leak https://web.sheffieldlive.org/sheffield-residents-evacuated-after-gas-leak/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:48:52 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157537 Residents in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield were awoken by police around 3am on Wednesday morning with a warning to evacuate after a gas leak in Hatfield House Lane. More than 20 people were told to leave their homes and taken to the nearby Concord Sports Centre. Cadent Gas, formerly National Grid Gas, said the leak in Hatfield House Lane at the junction with Belhouse Road was caused by damage to a gas main during street repair works. Hatfield House Lane and Winkley Terrace were closed as a result of the incident. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to some of the residents affected.

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Free health checks offered at football clubs https://web.sheffieldlive.org/free-health-checks-offered-at-football-clubs/ Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:42:18 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=157508 Free health checks are to be offered to fans at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium in an initiative in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University & Weston Park Hospital. The third session took place prior to the Blades home game against Middlesborough with the club hoping it can encourage fans to adopt a healthier life. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Rachel Cholerton, from Sheffield Hallam University and Dave McCarthy, operations manager at Sheffield United.

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