Sheffield’s Action charity has won a Helplines Partnership national award for the impact of its Domestic Abuse Service helpline. The helpline, which takes more than 2,500 calls each year from people across the city, is open seven days a week, except bank holidays. Most callers are women, but men also use the helpline and support is also available for non-English speakers. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Action Domestic Abusive Service helpline number is 0808 808 2241.
UTC Sheffield engineering students celebrated winning three medals in a prestigious skills competition that attracted entries from across the UK. WorldSkills UK aims to inspire and equip the next generation with world-class skills to compete on the global stage. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Alex Reynolds principal at UTC Sheffield.
Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor, Alison Teal has received the most impressive Councillor achievement award at the Green Party conference in Harrogate. Teal has been a central organiser in the campaign to preserve Sheffield’s trees from Sheffield Council’s mass tree-felling programme and has faced suspension from the Council, arrest and a Council-backed court injunction. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield curry house, Viraaj on Chesterfield Road, has been named best Yorkshire restaurant of the year in the English Curry Awards. The prize, presented at a ceremony in Manchester, adds to a growing list of awards for the restaurant. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Bag It Don’t Bin It (BIDBI), the local multi award winning company that prints cotton tote bags using ethically sourced and eco-friendly materials, is celebrating ten years of service. The company works in partnership with Fairtrade certified cotton farmers and has produced bags for some of the world’s top brands, arts organisations and charities, as well as independent businesses. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
The inaugural Sheffield LGBT+ awards will take place over Easter weekend at the Library Theatre. The awards ceremony was started Sheffield PRIDE to reward and recognise those who have worked to promote LGBT+ causes. Award categories including a sports prize, activist awards and an employer prize. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Community groups from Sharrow and Nether Edge have won a Sheffield Police Award for their work to reduce anti social behaviour in the area. Over the last three years there has been an increase in incidents of anti-social behaviour along Abbeydale Road. The community partnership was formed in response. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Jonathan Roberts and Jim Steinke.
A Sheffield College student, Louise Downs, 19, has won the prestigious David Lyell Scholarship award as top young pastry chef 2016. The award, from the Master Chefs of Great Britain, is open to all chefs under age 21 whether working in the catering business or at college. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke to Louise Downs and to Sheffield College lecturer, Len Udwin.
A group of volunteers who support people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes have been honoured with a ‘Local Group and Community Award’ at Diabetes UK’s National Inspire Awards. The Sheffield Diabetes UK group is chaired by Andy Broomhead who campaigns for better diabetes services, offers emotional and practical support to others with the condition, and raises awareness. Andy, who has Type 1 diabetes himself, told Sheffield Live how he felt to win the award.
A Sheffield community newspaper, Burngreave Messenger, has been awarded £330, 000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue running for the next three years. The newspaper, based at Abbeyfield Park house is mainly run by volunteers in the area. The money will be used to recruit full time staff and improve the production of the newspaper.