With the shock defeat of defending champion Mark Selby, and the World Snooker Championships moving into the second round at the Crucible, Sheffield Live! takes a look at this year’s behind the scenes preparations. Azz Mohammed reports.
Aussie snooker star Neil Robertson was edged out of the World Championship in a closely fought battle with Marco Fu. Before the match Robertson spoke to Sheffield Live! about his Aussie temperament, the buzz of The Crucible and which players he believes pose the strongest challenge. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s annual Children’s Book Awards were announced today, with the overall winner, Michael Rosen, and other authors present at The Crucible for the ceremony and signings. The Sheffield Children’s Book Awards bring together schools across Sheffield to enable children to vote on their favourite books. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Claire South, senior library officer at Sheffield City Council.
This year, John Higgins won his third ‘World Snooker Championship’ in front of an excited audience at the Sheffield Crucible. A few days later he spoke to Paul Gregory and Kevin Resley from our flagship news program ‘Communities Live’ and discussed the challenge of winning a third world title and why Sheffield is so important to the sport of snooker.
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