BUSINESS & EMPLOYMENT

“It’s no more than they deserve” – Sheffield care home boss gives minimum wage staff 21.8% pay rise

A leading care home provider is upping the hourly rate of his minimum wage care assistants with immediate effect to give them "the respect they deserve" as they care for the most vulnerable in society in the on-going coronavirus crisis.

Chancellor COVID-19 self-employed announcement – R3 response

Eleanor Temple, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, responds to...

Crystal Peaks non-essential stores closed until further notice

FOLLOWING government guidance, all non-essential stores at Crystal Peaks shopping centre are now temporarily closed until further notice.

Chancellor COVID-19 workers package announcement – R3 response

Eleanor Temple, chair of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in Yorkshire and a barrister at Kings Chambers in Leeds, responds to COVID-19 employee support measures announced last week (20 March) by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP:

Zonegreen Reaches Midpoint in Major Norwich Project

Sheffield rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is equipping Norwich’s Crown Point depot with its latest personnel protection technology, as part of a £40 million upgrade.

It’s a family affair at Debenhams Sheffield this Mother’s Day

The retailer is calling out for local shoppers to enter their mums in a one-off Mother’s Day competition.

HEALTH

Mayor Dan Jarvis thanks hard-working NHS staff

Mayor Dan Jarvis has written to NHS staff working on the front line of the Coronavirus crisis, thanking them for their “continued service, hard work and dedication throughout this most difficult of times.”

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

The £20 million investment could help public health agencies combat COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Sheffield Children’s praised for kindness and compassion as CQC confirms “Good” rating

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ‘Good’ rating once again after a series of visits across the Trust.

ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE

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CRIME

Xiangyu Li named in Sheffield murder inquiry

A 26-year-old man who died following a fight in Sheffield city centre earlier this week has been named as Xiangyu Li.

Covid 19 and Domestic Abuse

Superintendent Paul McCurry who is leading South Yorkshire Police’s response to Covid-19 has issued this message to victims of domestic abuse:

Appeal for information after police vehicle tyres slashed in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police appealing for information about an incident of criminal damage in Sheffield last night (27 March) in which one of their response vehicles had its tyre slashed.

Further arrest in connection with Arbourthorne shooting

A further arrest has been made this morning by South Yorkshire Police in connection with the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield in January.

POLITICS & LEGAL

Mayor Dan Jarvis thanks hard-working NHS staff

Mayor Dan Jarvis has written to NHS staff working on the front line of the Coronavirus crisis, thanking them for their “continued service, hard work and dedication throughout this most difficult of times.”

Mayor Jarvis responds to Chancellors support package for the self-employed

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has this evening announced support for those who are self-employed and freelance workers across the UK.

Sheffield budget boost for better travel choices

An announcement has been made this week confirming that Sheffield City Region has secured a multi-million pound investment package to improve active travel and public transport routes across the city region.

COMMUNITY & PEOPLE

Up, up and away with Roundabout’s virtual balloon race

IT’S up, up and away for South Yorkshire youth homeless charity Roundabout with an Easter virtual balloon race to lift the spirits!

Mayor Dan Jarvis thanks hard-working NHS staff

Mayor Dan Jarvis has written to NHS staff working on the front line of the Coronavirus crisis, thanking them for their “continued service, hard work and dedication throughout this most difficult of times.”

Film maker Wayne to capture arts life during Covid-19

SELF isolation isn’t stopping South Yorkshire documentary film maker Wayne Sables from getting on with the job.

All playgrounds to close in Sheffield

In order to reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) all Sheffield City Council outdoor play and exercise facilities will be closed from tomorrow (Tuesday 24th March 2020).

St Luke’s takes action to support social-distancing by closing its shop chain

St Luke’s Hospice has taken positive action to help in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus and has closed its chain of 14 shops until further notice following continued government advice to practice social distancing.
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SPORT

SOUTH Yorkshire dementia charity Lost Chord has cancelled its annual fundraising Golf Day. The May 14 event had been...
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EDUCATION & RESEARCH

Sheffield Hallam University wins bid to host UPP Foundation’s Civic University Network

Sheffield Hallam University has been chosen to be the host of the Civic University Network, following a competitive bidding process.

Allotment land cut by 65 per cent since mid-1900s, research shows

Land dedicated to allotments has declined by 65 per cent from a peak between the 1940s and 1960s – with the most deprived urban areas seeing the biggest cuts in food-growing space – according to new research.

UTC Sheffield City Centre wins national award recognising top performing schools in England

UTC Sheffield City Centre has received national recognition for being one of the highest performing schools in England for technical learning.

UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

The £20 million investment could help public health agencies combat COVID-19 and future pandemics.

LGBT

New documentary explores Doncaster’s LGBTQ+ community

DONCASTER film maker Wayne Sables is exploring a little known or seen part of the town’s life in his new film about the LGBTQ+ community.

Untold stories from a unique archive of Britain’s queer history

What if you could glimpse into LGBTQ+ life from decades ago? The Log Books is a history of LGBTQ+ life in Britain as noted by volunteers at the helpline Switchboard.

Pride 2020 Is Set to Be “Fabuloso”

Brighton & Hove Pride are proud and excited to announce the theme for next year’s weekend festival as FABULOSO, a fantastic and fabulous celebration of who you are!

Minister for Equalities awards Lewisham GP Practice for trailblazing programme for LGBT patients

Today Minister for Equalities, Baroness Williams, congratulated Woolstone Medical Centre, based in Lewisham, for spearheading a new programme which trains GPs and staff in primary care organisations to fully support LGBT patients.

TRAVEL & TRAFFIC

Further timetable changes on South Yorkshire’s public transport network following government’s Covid-19 lockdown advice

PASSENGERS needing to make essential journeys on public transport are urged to check before they travel at https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/as additional timetable changes will come into effect from this weekend (28/29 March).

Council car parks free for key workers

Car parks in the city centre managed by Sheffield City Council are now free to use for key workers, as identified by the Government.

Sheffield budget boost for better travel choices

An announcement has been made this week confirming that Sheffield City Region has secured a multi-million pound investment package to improve active travel and public transport routes across the city region.

Mayor secures £166m transport investment for South Yorkshire

Responding to today’s Budget, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis said: