Month: February 2018

Three Sheffield fire crews tackle silo blaze

Feb 15, 2018

At 6:12am fire crew from Birley Moore, Aston and Parkway responded to a fire on Oxclose Park Road. The source was a silo, 6m tall and 4m in diameter emitting smoke. Two firefighters with breathing apparatus tackled the blaze with a hose reel and fire engine jet. The...

Khan singles out Sheffield-based Brook for boxing showdown

Feb 15, 2018

Sheffield-based boxer Kell Brook has been named by former world champion Amir Khan as someone he’d relish the chance to fight in the near future. Khan’s comments came just hours before Brook held an open training session at the Crucible in Sheffield, which was well...

Matt Carr on the importance of founding One Day Without Us

Feb 15, 2018

Matt Carr’s life has revolved around battling perceptions on migrants. The author and journalist has spent decades researching what, why and how we think of migrants, ranging from the culture of apartheid in the 1960s to rhetoric on Muslims after 9/11 and the war on...

The city of Sheffield takes on a #ReusableRevolution

Feb 15, 2018

Sheffield Students’ Union have launched another campaign against single-use plastic to boycott the disposable coffee cup. Many shops in Sheffield have also taken a stand against plastic to initiate a reusable revolution and reduce Sheffield’s plastic footprint. The...

Sheffield celebrates Chinese New Year

Feb 15, 2018

On the 20th of February, Sheffield City Hall will be hosting the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year festival in the UK. With crowds of 2,300 people last year, City Hall will be looking to help spread the festivities associated with Chinese New Year. The City...

University lecturers’ strike action is set to go ahead

Feb 15, 2018

With the university lecturers strike only a week away, tensions are mounting for those on all sides of the dispute. Talks between the University and College Union (UCU) and employers' representative Universities UK (UUK) have broken down over pensions. An...

Improvements to Dore and Totley station back on track

Feb 15, 2018

Dore and Totley rail station is to be improved under Network Rail plans to construct new passing facilities on the Manchester to Hope Valley rail route. The proposals were first fronted in September 2015 and, following the findings of an inquiry conducted in May 2016,...