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Pavement Parking to be Banned Nationally

Mar 12, 2020

The Government is looking at proposals for a national pavement parking ban to make streets safer. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is looking at options including how the ban could work, taking into account necessary exceptions and extended enforcement powers for...

Hate Crime increased 7% over last 12 months

Feb 20, 2020

https://youtu.be/8M14YQuMtJ0 There has been 1356 hate offences committed in Sheffield just last year from January to December 2019. Over the last 12 months Sheffield has seen a 7% increase in hate crime offences. Sheffielders display a mixed opinion towards the issue...

Magid Magid handovers title as Lord Mayor to Tony Downing

May 15, 2019

Magid Magid has stepped down during the handover of his title as Lord Mayor to Tony Downing. Magid Magid, who served as Lord Mayor for the year, said: “I absolutely love this city. Some of the best folk live here and many have treated me like a son, grandson or a...

Tenants complain of ‘substandard’ council housing

Apr 4, 2019

A century after the first council house was built in Sheffield tenants have hit out at 'substandard' and 'dilapidated' housing. There are now more than 40,000 council houses in Sheffield but when we went to visit some people complained of rents going up and living...

Man with the Pram’s tears over Freedom of Sheffield

Apr 4, 2019

Sheffield’s most famous fundraiser broke down in tears at being awarded the Freedom of the City. Eighty-year-old John Burkhill BEM, from Richmond, told Sheffield City Council it was “one of the greatest days of my life” at a special meeting to honour the infamous...

Calls to make Sheffield carbon neutral by 2030

Mar 7, 2019

A petition has been shown to the council, calling for Sheffield to become carbon neutral by 2030 instead of 2050. The campaign, which has 857 signatures, was started by a plastic free shop called Unwrapped. The petition states that the council’s plan to take six...

Sheffield Library Cuts

Mar 7, 2019

Sixteen libraries across Sheffield face the risk of closure, unless local communities can run them through volunteers and donations. Recent cuts in the library budget mean that there are reduced staff, shorter opening times and a lack of overall resources. Around...

Sheffield’s young carers to get extra support

Feb 14, 2019

  Sheffield foster children can enjoy the same family support as other young people when they transition into adulthood. The Staying Put Caring arrangement, discussed in Sheffield’s city council cabinet meeting yesterday, gives foster children the opportunity to...

Sheffield fights back against negative Guardian comments

Feb 7, 2019

The Steel City has come out fighting The Guardian over what they deem an inaccurate report of the Sheffield city high street. According to The Guardian Sheffield high street has suffered more losses than any other city in the UK. In recent years high streets across...

Former refugee elected as Sheffield City Lord Mayor

May 16, 2018

Sheffield City has elected Magid Magid, 28 as Lord Mayor today, breaking the record for the most 'firsts' for a Mayor and marking the end of Councillor Anne Murphy's mayoral year. Magid, who first moved to Sheffield to flee a war-torn Somalia aged five as a...

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