Sheffield’s longest running community radio station, Sheffield Live! has joined a growing number of radio services available on DAB in Sheffield and Rotherham. The station was born over two decades ago as a weekend broadcast at Sharrow Festival. It was later awarded the first full-time FM community radio licence in Sheffield, launched in October 2007. It is also available online and now via the Shefcast Digital DAB platform. Sheffield Live! volunteers Graham Marshall, Julie Meese and Paul Lizzie spoke to reporter Baillor Jalloh.
Sheffield Live! is holding an Open Day event, 12-5pm, Friday 6th October to celebrate Community Business Weekend.
The second annual Community Business Weekend organised by Power to Change will be taking place from 5th-8th October 2017. The event celebrates the 7000 community businesses across England in local hands. Sheffield Live! is proud to be a local community business and to join the celebrations we will be opening our doors to invite local people to come and see what we do and how.
Invite your family, colleagues, friends and neighbours via the Sheffield Live! Facebook events page.
Drop in anytime between midday and 5pm at 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX. We’ll give you a tour of the Sheffield Live! TV and radio studio. There will be a chance see our ‘green screen’ multi-camera TV studio in action, meet the Sheffield Live! team and find out more about what we have going on here at Sheffield Live! HQ and how you can get involved.
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Two hundred people gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall to protest against the Council’s tree felling programme before a Council debate on the issue. Members of Sheffield Tree Action Group and Save Our Roadside Trees addressed protesters ahead of the full council meeting which debated a Green Party tabled motion of ‘no confidence’. Sheffield Live! reporter Sham Powell spoke with former Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.
Sheffield’s Endcliffe Park has been nominated for the UK’s Best Park award in a competition to be decided by public vote. The Fields In Trust charity present awards for the UK’s Best Park every year. Last year’s winner was Telford Town Park in Shropshire. This year hundreds of local green spaces have been nominated and over 10,000 votes are expected to be cast. Endcliffe Park is the only Sheffield nominee. Sheffield Live! reporter spoke with Ashley Charlesworth from Endcliffe Park Café.
Skywatchers in Sheffield have been enjoying a ‘supermoon’ sighting as the Earth’s satellite makes its closest approach since 1948. The supermoon was at its brightest on Monday night when, for observers, it appeared about seven per cent larger and fifteen per cent brighter than normal. The moon will not be this close again until 25 November 2034. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with astrophysicist Professor Simon Goodwin from University of Sheffield.
Sheffield City Region has been confirmed as host of Horasis China 2017, an international economic summit bringing together Chinese business leaders and their global counterparts. Senior delegates from business and government will be in Sheffield in November 2017 to debate strategies that will shape the global economy and forge new approaches to pressing social, economic, and geopolitical challenges. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
British Land the joint owner of Meadowhall in Sheffield, has submitted a detailed planning application to Sheffield City Council for a £300 million Meadowhall Leisure Hall. The proposed extension is billed as the next phase of Meadowhall’s evolution and will follow a £60 million refurbishment due to complete at the end of 2017. The extension comprises a 330,000 square feet multi-level extension housed under a glazed roof, offering dining and entertainment as well as internal and external spaces for events and community use. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke with director of Meadowhall Centre, Darren Pierce.
Shops and stalls in Sheffield city centre will be open late on Thursday night as part of the recently launched ‘alive after five’ campaign. The evening opening aims to boost footfall in the quiet period after work and before the night time economy takes off. The campaign, now in its third week, was launched by the Business Improvement District. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to BID Manager Diane Jarvis.
Sheffield City Council’s ‘Grey to Green’ project is replacing areas of city centre pavement with rain gardens designed to assist natural and sustainable drainage. The scheme was awarded both the Outstanding Project Award and the Open Spaces Award at this year’s Sheffield Design Awards. The main purpose of the awards is to recognise buildings and open spaces that meet high architectural standards and contribute to the environment. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Lucia Lorente, principal development officer at Sheffield City Council.
Market stall owners from Sheffield Moor Market have created a risqué fundraising calendar posing with some of their products and very little else. Inspired by the Calendar Girls story, all the money raised will go to local autism charity, Buzz Sheffield. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to some of the brave calendar stars together with organiser Helen Payne.