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!
Sheffield Council are planning to reclad the The Hanover Tower block which failed safety tests implemented after Grenfell Tower fire, with the cost to the authority expected to be around £1 million. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Abdi Jama, a resident of the Hanover Tower in Broomhill, has spoken of his relief of the removal of the tower’s cladding following the Grenfell tragedy. The Hanover Tower is the only one of 24 Sheffield Council-owned tower blocks that failed safety tests carried out in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire in which 72 people died. Within two weeks of the disaster, works began to remove the Hanover Tower cladding. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A memorial gathering has been held outside Sheffield Town Hall to remember the 72 who died as a result of the Grenfell fire in London one year ago. Earlier councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for housing, and Nether Edge and Sharrow councillor Michelle Cook, spoke to Sheffield Live! about local authority action to improve fire safety in Sheffield’s tower blocks. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Sheffield Council plans to introduce a twenty mile speed limit in the city centre as part of the cities renovation programme. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed asked members of the public for their views.
Maintenance teams and contractors have begun to remove cladding on the Hanover Tower in Broomhall after cladding on the building failed government fire safety tests. According to Sheffield Council the work will take weeks to complete but they have told residents it is safe to live in their homes while the work is being carried out. The new fire tests were conducted after the Grenfell Tower tragedy which left at least 80 people dead and many others missing and presumed dead. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Muslim community leaders have welcomed news that South Yorkshire Police will step up patrols around the city’s mosques in the wake of the weekend terror attack in London. Police have vowed to enhance their presence at mosques as the holy month of Ramadan enters its final week. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live! from the Madina Mosque in Nether Edge.
Car booster seat regulations are set to change in March with the aim of improving child safety and some seating models will no longer be legal to sell. Many parents remain confused about the new child car seat regulations. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to safer roads education manager Joanne Werhle.
Learner drivers will be allowed on to motorways for the first time if new government plans are approved. Transport minister Andrew Jones says the move would help make British roads safer. The lessons will not be mandatory and driving instructors will decide when their students are ready. The Department for Transport is also looking at trialling a target number of hours of lessons to complete before learners take their test. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield-based furniture manufacturer Playtime Beds has been forced to stop trading as a result of a police investigation into the death of a seven month old baby. Police have questioned a 35 year old man as part of a joint investigation into the organisation launched with Trading Standards. North Yorkshire Police confirmed that the seven month old died on 3rd November at a property in Melrosegate, York. Playtime Beds of Sheffield, has issued a safety warning stating that its made-to-measure beds “could lead to risks to children such as asphyxiation or strangulation, falling, entrapment or crushing”. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!