Rail investigators have called for a safety review to be carried out by Sheffield Council after two collisions in two months involving trams and vehicles at the same spot on Staniforth Road. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said a review of the junction and road signals should be carried out following the incidents on 25 October when a lorry drove into the path of a tram and on 30 November when a car hit a tram at the same junction. James Otter reports for Sheffield Live!
Councillor Douglas Johnson has called on Sheffield Council to investigate why the Ofo bike-sharing scheme, launched earlier in January this year, is now quitting the city. The firm, which introduced 1000 yellow scan-and-go dockless bikes to Sheffield, has said they will cease operations in the city to concentrate on other markets. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The Independent Police Complaints Commission have launch an inquiry into the death of a man who was hit by a marked police car on Penistone Road in Sheffield. The 70-year-old, who has not been named, was hit by the Vauxhall Astra on Penistone Road at its junction with Bradfield Road at 18:20 GMT on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene and South Yorkshire Police said an investigation into the circumstances of the collision was under way. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign are to seek a judicial review of the decision not to hold an enquiry into the events of 1984. Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that the government would not open a new investigation into the Battle of Orgreave. The Orgreave campaign, which has been seeking a Hillsborough style enquiry, held a press conference at the National Union Of Mineworkers headquarters in Barnsley. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Orgreave campaign press officer Granville Williams.
It’s over 24 years since Ben Needham went missing on the Greek Island of Kos. On the twenty fourth of July 1991, Ben was playing at his grandparents farmhouse before he disappeared. Tomorrow, Ben would have turned twenty six years old. Back in January the Home Office granted funding for the most in depth investigation so far. Ben’s mother, Kerry Needham was part of a TV appeal in Greece to find new leads and appeal for information. As Greek authorities continue to search for Ben, South Yorkshire Police say they’re ahead of schedule in the investigation.