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Thanks for everything on Good News Friday

Sheffield researchers claim expressing gratitude can bring benefits for health, empathy, self-esteem, reduced aggression and better sleep.  Dr Chris Blackmore and Dr Fusida Siros from the University of Sheffield are behind the idea of Good News Friday, encouraging the public to declare their thanks for something, whether big, small, personal or universal. A Wall of Gratitude has been set up in the Moor to collect declarations from the public. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Prince Andrew opens new manufacturing research centre

The Duke of York, with the aid of a robotic arm, has officially opened Factory 2050, a new Sheffield University manufacturing research centre. The centre uses digital technologies to enable rapid product design and flexible component manufacture to test new production methods. The launch event included talks by key figures from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and industrial partners including the University of Sheffield and McLaren. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield University hosts 24 hour charity lecture

A marathon 24 hour lecture has been organised at the University of Sheffield to raise funds for the charity Inspiration for Life. The charity aims to promote lifelong learning, and encourage the public understanding of science through publications, lectures and other events. Sheffield Live! reporter Simon Thake spoke to organiser Catherine Annabel.

McLaren to bring 200 jobs to Sheffield in £50 million deal

Sheffield University have signed a £50 million deal to bring luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren to a production site near the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham. The company will build a new chassis factory in South Yorkshire creating more than 200 jobs. Construction will begin this year, with full production of the advanced carbon fibre chassis expected by 2020. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Young people learn to make robots

Young people from Barnsley got the chance to make and programme robots from scratch alongside Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro at Sheffield Centre for Robotics.  Professor Ishiguro is famous for making cutting edge, human like robots in his own image.