This years Festival of Debate has come to a close after 70 events over two months of panels, debates and other activities exploring politics, economics and society, at venues across the city. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A street mural has been unveiled on Howard Street to mark the tenth anniversary of Now Then, Sheffield’s monthly arts, culture and political magazine. The mural was created by local artist Rob Lee. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council has been told it will not be eligible to borrow additional funding to invest in social housing after having its application to a government scheme rejected. Councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety, said the rejection is based on old data and the Council is seeking to challenge the assessment. Sheffield South East MP, Clive Betts, told Sheffield Live! the government has got its priorities wrong. Azz Mohammed reports.
A group of Sheffield mums have joined together in a bid to tackle the rise in knife crime in the city. The group, called Mums United, has been formed to try to prevent young people getting involved in gang-related violence and anti-social behaviour. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Tent City founder Anthony Cunningham told Sheffield Live! that competition among service providers is reducing the impact of public spending on homelessness. Azz Mohammed reports.
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.
Newly-elected Broomhill and Sharrow Vale councillor Kaltum Rivers has thanked the people in her constituency for their support in an interview with Sheffield Live! Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Calls are growing for the Spearmint Rhino lap dancing club licence renewal to be rejected due to its location close to educational facilities, residential properties and businesses. Renewal of the venue licence is due to be considered at a 19 June meeting of Sheffield Council after being previously extended for a 12 month period. Campaigners have already secured a judicial review of the Council’s previous decision and a hearing is set to take place a week after the licence renewal meeting. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, said the party is winning supporters back in Sheffield and other cities during a visit to congratulate his party’s campaigners. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Barnsley MP, Dan Jarvis has been appointed as the new mayor for the South Yorkshire region. Nigel Slack reports for Sheffield Live! from the count at the English Institute of Sport and speaks with candidates about about the election.