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Independent Vintage Store Thrives Thanks to Loyal Customers

May 6, 2021

An independent business owner says her customers mean the world to her as she reopens after lockdown.  Miss Samantha’s Vintage opened three years ago because of owner Sam's love for everything retro. Sam, 53, has built a close-knit community with her customers and has...

Abbeydale Brewery Bounces Back

May 6, 2021

Over the last two lockdowns, Abbeydale Brewery in Sheffield was hit hard and was forced to throw out 75,000 pints of beers. Since the easing of restrictions on April 12th, the brewery has since bounced back. Laura Rangeley, 32 said: “It’s taken us by surprise”. The...

Domestic abuse, a “Hidden Tragedy” of lockdown

Mar 4, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak described the rise in domestic abuse as one of the “hidden tragedies” of lockdown.  The government’s spending review in the winter raised additional resource funding to £125m to enable local authorities to support victims of domestic abuse.  In...

Fear or relief? Government begin planning to end lockdown.

Feb 18, 2021

On Monday 17th December Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to exit the national lockdown. He described the plan as “cautious but irreversible” implying that this could be the last lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic. Cities like Sheffield currently have...

School’s Off, Pressure’s On!

Feb 1, 2021

Daunting; unprecedented; impossible? Whilst adapting to lockdown life, the world’s oldest broadcaster was tasked to keep its young audience informed and pull-off the biggest venture in modern educational history. For the BBC, time was ticking: children’s futures were...

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