Sheffield Live! https://web.sheffieldlive.org Made in Sheffield. Made by You. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:00:00 +0100 en-GB hourly 1 Gill Furniss: More resources needed to tackle knife crime https://web.sheffieldlive.org/gill-furniss-more-resources-needed-to-tackle-knife-crime/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:07:49 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159805 Brightside and Hillsborough MP, Gill Furniss, has called for increased police resources to tackle knife crime, in an interview with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports.

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Sheffield festival celebrates diversity https://web.sheffieldlive.org/sheffield-festival-celebrates-diversity/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:01:18 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159799 Sheffield’s annual Migration Matters theatre and arts festival has launched as part of Refugee Week, aiming to unite people across cultures and communities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Hanover resident speaks of relief at cladding removal https://web.sheffieldlive.org/hanover-resident-speaks-of-relief-at-cladding-removal/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:27:32 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159766 Abdi Jama, a resident of the Hanover Tower in Broomhill, has spoken of his relief of the removal of the tower’s cladding following the Grenfell tragedy. The Hanover Tower is the only one of 24 Sheffield Council-owned tower blocks that failed safety tests carried out in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire in which 72 people died. Within two weeks of the disaster, works began to remove the Hanover Tower cladding. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Former miner reflects on Orgreave battle https://web.sheffieldlive.org/former-miner-reflects-on-orgreave-battle/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:22:36 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159758 As justice campaigners mark 34 years since the Battle of Orgreave, former miner Kevin Horne shared his recollections of the day with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports.

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Orgreave campaigners hold 34th anniversary rally https://web.sheffieldlive.org/orgreave-campaigners-hold-34th-anniversary-rally/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:29:50 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159722 Hundreds joined a rally to mark the 34th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave as campaigners continue to make the case for a public enquiry. In October 2016 Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced there would be no public enquiry but campaigners, including Brightside and Hillsborough MP, Gill Furniss, are calling on the Government and new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to think again. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live

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Sheffield Muslims celebrate Eid https://web.sheffieldlive.org/sheffield-muslims-celebrate-eid/ Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:05:42 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159683 Thousand of Sheffield Muslims attended the Eid-ul-Fitr prayer gathering at Tesco car park on Saville Street. The Eid celebration marks the end of Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn to dusk and engage in support for charitable causes.

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Sheffield bids farewell to boxing legend https://web.sheffieldlive.org/sheffield-bids-farewell-to-boxing-legend/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:59:04 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159605 Hundreds attended the funeral of boxing legend Brendan Ingle at Sheffield Cathedral. Ingle Brendan died in May, aged 77 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, from a brain hemorrhage. The Irish born former boxer trained four world champions from his Wincobank gym, including Johnny Nelson, Naseem Hamed, Junior Witter and Kell Brook. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Grenfell memorial held at Sheffield Town Hall https://web.sheffieldlive.org/grenfell-memorial-held-at-sheffield-town-hall/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:55:44 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159597 A memorial gathering has been held outside Sheffield Town Hall to remember the 72 who died as a result of the Grenfell fire in London one year ago. Earlier councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for housing, and Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor Michelle Cook, spoke to Sheffield Live! about local authority action to improve fire safety in Sheffield’s tower blocks. Baillor Jalloh reports.

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Exoskeleton helps patients to walk again https://web.sheffieldlive.org/exoskeleton-helps-patients-to-walk-again/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:32:03 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159573 STEPS Rehabilitation centre in Sheffield has hosted an industry demonstration of the latest in exoskeleton technology for mobility and rehabilitation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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Sheffield professor’s wishes honoured in city park https://web.sheffieldlive.org/sheffield-professors-wishes-honoured-in-city-park/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:29:03 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=159566 A new artwork that charts Sheffield’s urban landscape has been installed at the Cholera Monument on Claywood Drive. The cast iron compass design, by local artist and sculptor Jason Thomson, was commissioned by Friends of Sheaf Valley Park with the support of a legacy from late Sheffield Hallam University mathematics professor Warren Gilchrist. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

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