Sheffield Live! https://web.sheffieldlive.org Made in Sheffield. Made by You. Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:53:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 New knife bins deployed in Sheffield https://web.sheffieldlive.org/new-knife-bins-deployed-in-sheffield/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:53:24 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=210202 Sheffield-based youth charity Always An Alternative have deployed a number of knife bins in Sheffield and Barnsley as part of a campaign to reduce knife crime and serious youth violence. Funding for the knife bins has been raised through events and competitions. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Anthony Olaseinde, founder of Always an Alternative.

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60 year old runs 60 miles for charity https://web.sheffieldlive.org/60-year-old-runs-60-miles-for-charity/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:51:33 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=210199 Jonathan Trezise, a civil engineer from Sheffield, has run sixty miles in a long distance charity race. Managing to finish ninth out of 13 contestants Jonathan completed the race in 15 hours and 56 minutes. He received an award for oldest contestant and has raised just under £1,000 for his chosen charity, Christian Aid, which will go towards alleviation of suffering in poorer countries. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

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University cleaners demand better pay https://web.sheffieldlive.org/university-cleaners-demand-better-pay/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:40:53 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=210196 Hundreds of cleaners employed by the University of Sheffield are calling on the university to increase their wages to £10 an hour. Their campaign is being backed by Unite the Union and local MP’s Paul Blomfield, Olivia Blake and Louise Haigh. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Harriet Eisner, regional officer for Unite the Union.

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Care providers risk staff shortage https://web.sheffieldlive.org/care-providers-risk-staff-shortage/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 17:20:31 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=210191 Palms Row Health Care boss Nicola Richards told Sheffield Live! the government must do more to help care providers as many care workers are leaving the sector. The care firm manages long-established nursing homes in Crookes and Fir Vale. Earlier this week Boris Johnson announced a new health and social care tax expected to raise £36 billion over the next three years to pay for care sector reforms and the NHS. Baillor Jalloh reports.

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Activists hold “Climate Justice Memorial” https://web.sheffieldlive.org/activists-hold-climate-justice-memorial/ Mon, 06 Sep 2021 13:47:35 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=209937 Extinction Rebellion Sheffield held a memorial event in Sheffield city centre to mourn what they describe as the people, wildlife and plants already killed or harmed by climate change and the inevitable losses still to come. The event was part of a series of local actions to tie in with Extinction Rebellion’s fifth wave of London and national protests. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Steph Howlett a member of Extinction Rebellion.

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Dore church hall reopens as a community centre https://web.sheffieldlive.org/dore-church-hall-reopens-as-a-community-centre/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 16:34:40 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=209844 Dore Parish Church Hall is to reopen it’s doors as a community centre following a fundraising campaign that has enabled a major refurbishment. The future was looking uncertain for the church hall in 2019 due to the work required on the building however a planned sale was opposed by local campaigners seeking to preserve the community asset. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Pete Sanders, Chair of the Christ Church Dore Community Centre Management Committee.

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Activists urge holiday firm to withdraw from asylum deportations https://web.sheffieldlive.org/activists-urge-holiday-firm-to-withdraw-from-asylum-deportations/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 16:33:07 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=209841 Activists from South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group and One Rainbow Bridge Network have called on holiday firm TUI to pull out of a Home Office deal to assist asylum seeker deportation. The group organised a protest earlier this week outside the TUI shop on the Moor. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Shian Harris of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group.

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Sheffield Afghanis fear for friends and family https://web.sheffieldlive.org/sheffield-afghanis-fear-for-friends-and-family/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 16:30:45 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=209838 Aman and Sideqe from Afghanistan told Sheffield Live! their friends and family members are in danger and the UK government should help them leave the war-torn country. Baillor Jalloh reports.

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Women’s safety artwork destroyed in Ponderosa Park https://web.sheffieldlive.org/womens-safety-artwork-destroyed-in-ponderosa-park/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 09:37:35 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=209435 A public art installation in Ponderosa Park to raise awareness of women’s safety in public spaces has been destroyed by fire. The collaborative artwork installed by campaign group called Our Bodies Our Streets was recently unveiled in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. Organisers expressed their disappointment and anger on hearing of the destruction. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Evie Hairsine, founder of Our Bodies Our Streets.

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Calls grow for independent inquiry into Afghan boy’s death https://web.sheffieldlive.org/calls-grow-for-independent-inquiry-into-afghan-boys-death/ Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:59:51 +0000 https://web.sheffieldlive.org/?p=209332 Refugee agencies and Sheffield MP’s have called for an urgent and independent investigation into the safety of Home Office accommodation arrangements for refugees following the death in Sheffield of a five year old Afghan boy. Mohammed Munib Majeedi died after falling on Wednesday afternoon from a ninth floor window of the Sheffield Metropolitan Hotel on Blonk Street. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to John Grayson of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group.

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