The president of Sheffield Hallam University Students Union is backing a new campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues. The Mind Your Head campaign calls for greater attention to mental health at universities. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Abdullah Okud, president of SHUSU.
Private bus company Stagecoach have agreed to increase capacity on the busy 52 bus route to Walkley and Hillsborough after complaints from campaigners and local councillors. The company has confirmed it will operate a double decker service on the 52 route at all times and will be monitoring capacity following timetable changes. The announcement follows talks between the company and Labour councillors. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hillsborough councillor George Lindars-Hammond.
Sheffield’s NHS walk-in centre and minor injuries unit are to remain open for at least two years as health bosses back down on closure plans. The reprieve agreed by the Clinical Commissioning Group follows months of protests and provides time for a review of the business case to be carried out next year. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Just under a months average rainfall has hit Sheffield in 24 hours as Storm Bronagh left vehicles stranded in the floods. The downpour caused traffic chaos as roads turned to rivers. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
The week long Moor Market harvest celebration collected food donations for Burngreave Food Bank and St. Wilfrids Centre. Dry and long life foods donated by stallholders and the public will go to help those in need. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Susannah Youdan of the National Market Traders’ Federation.
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!