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Sheffield welcomes its first ever digital festival

Sheffield welcomes its first ever digital festival

Field Design and Sheffield Digital collaborated to bring Sheffield’s first digital festival, which will take place from 13-17 May. The theme for the festival this year is “where creativity meets technical excellence”, with the main event on 17 May and Fringe events...

Sheffield buses to get £3m green upgrade

Sheffield buses to get £3m green upgrade

Sheffield’s buses will soon be the cleanest in the country after a £3m investment to upgrade engines in order to reduce harmful emissions. The council have announced that the grant donated from Defra’s Clean Bus Technology Fund, will be used to convert 160 buses,...

“Climate rebels” cause chaos on Sheaf Street

“Climate rebels” cause chaos on Sheaf Street

More than 40 protesters gridlocked four lanes of traffic outside Sheffield train station on Tuesday.  Members of climate change group Extinction Rebellion, occupied the crossing on Sheaf Street with banners for short periods between 8am and 9am, in a protest aiming to...

Sheffield scientists discover potential home to alien life

A new study by the University of Sheffield has found that binary star systems could house the perfect conditions for alien life. Undergraduate Bethany Wootton and Dr. Richard Parker have been exploring the idea of a habitable “Goldilocks” zone within binaries....

Sheffield leads way in monitoring air quality

Sheffield leads way in monitoring air quality

An environmental campaigner is leading the way in monitoring pollution in Sheffield. Graham Turnbull, 51, a Telecommunications Consultant who lives in the city, has produced a device that allows for measuring of pollution levels in real-time. This is a device he’d...

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