A major excavation of the site of Sheffield’s castle has begun and will be the first significant archaeological dig in the area for over two decades. The castle is thought to have been built between the 11th and 12th Century and was demolished at the end of the Civil War in the 17th Century. A team from Wessex Archaeology will excavate eleven trenches across the site to try to piece together its origins and history.
The Youdan Trophy has launched its fourth international youth football tournament in Sheffield with local and UK under 14s and under 16s academy teams competing with international visitors from Ireland, the USA and Oman. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to founder and director of the event Jock Waugh.
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.
The Bangers and Cash fundraising road rally to support youth housing charity Roundabout has put on display in the Winter Gardens the work of local artists who have painted the bonnets of the rally cars. Local businesses have each bought an ‘old banger’ for less than £650. The four day rally to Monte Carlo is scheduled to take place over four days in September. The painted bonnet artworks are to be auctioned later in the year. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
City centre cycle racing has returned to Sheffield with roads closed in Arundel Gate, Tudor Square, Pinstone Street and Norfolk Street for the National Circuit Series grand prix. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Thousands of people joined a protest march and demonstration outside City Hall against Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Two men are receiving hospital treatment for serious injuries after a firearm was discharged in the Broomhall area of Sheffield. Emergency services were called to Headford Grove at around 1.20am on Thursday morning. The victims, both in their mid 20’s remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Hundreds attended the Sharrow Festival at the weekend as festival goers celebrated its 21st anniversary. The community event features multiple stages for music and dance, crafts and campaign stalls, and activities including five-a-side football and a graffiti zone. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The festival of the outdoors is back in Sheffield with three days of action and adventure. The event will be held across city centre locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and the Winter Gardens. Azz Mohamed 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.