Month: February 2019

Yorkshire’s new mega-prison faces strong opposition

Feb 28, 2019

A Sheffield ex-convict has slammed plans to expand the UK's jail system with a new mega-prison in Yorkshire. Kyle Major who has served time in a UK Close Supervision Centre, believes that prison is doing the opposite of rehabilitation for prisoners. Kyle said:...

Sheffield Labour councillor Steve Wilson resigns

Feb 28, 2019

A Sheffield councillor has resigned from Labour, just two weeks after his wife made the same decision. Steve Wilson, husband of Angela Smith MP, who resigned from Labour to join the newly formed Independent Group, announced on Twitter that he was resigning, saying...

Launch of Sheffield bus review causes mixed feelings

Feb 28, 2019

Dan Jarvis, Mayor of Sheffield City Region, launched a bus review on Monday but his plans were met with mixed responses by Sheffield residents. Mr Jarvis plans to work with stakeholders and members of the public to improve steps on South Yorkshire’s bus services....

Fargate to become a “force to be reckoned with.”

Feb 28, 2019

The council has planned to speak to business owners over the summer about rejuvenating Fargate. They hope to improve the High Street by improving public spaces, kiosks and seated areas, and add a new emphasis on entertainment and city centre living. Daniela Tsvetkova,...

Doncaster drug dealer has sentencing delayed again

Feb 28, 2019

An Albanian man convicted of producing over 500 cannabis plants will have to wait even longer until he is sentenced. Romeo Lamaj, 28, of Cheviot Drive, Doncaster, pleaded guilty to being concerned with production of a Class B drug on December 24th last year. However,...

Tony Foulds made guest of honour at Steel City derby

Feb 28, 2019

Sheffield Wednesday have announced that Tony Foulds will be a guest at next week’s Steel City derby. Mr Foulds, who became a worldwide star following his efforts to obtain a flypast in Endcliffe Park for the ten American airmen who lost their lives in the 1944 Mi...