South Yorskshire to move into ‘Tier 3’ as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.

It has been announced this morning that South Yorkshire, including Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham, will move into Tier-3 restrictions this Saturday.  From midnight on 24th October, South Yorkshire residents will have to adhere to the highest level of restrictions. Bars, pubs and restaurants will be closed, unless they serve a full menu of food.Continue reading “South Yorskshire to move into ‘Tier 3’ as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.”

Introducing: Concrete Armbands

Covid-19 might have brought the live music industry to a grinding halt, but that hasn’t stopped one local band making the best of their time in lockdown. We caught up with Sheffield-based alternative rock quartet, Concrete Armbands, to hear about their success, the impact of Covid-19 and their upcoming EP.   Tell us a bitContinue reading “Introducing: Concrete Armbands”

Student mental health in Sheffield declines as Coronavirus cases rise.

Sheffield Hallam Student Support services such as Hallam Help, wellbeing and personal guidance advisors have been in high demand. And with an increase in cases and people having to self- isolate, and uncertainty regarding new restrictions and measures in the place to contain coronavirus, it’s no wonder.    The week commencing 5th October saw overContinue reading “Student mental health in Sheffield declines as Coronavirus cases rise.”

Life on the Edge: Sheffield Diving Club & Covid-19.

In the early 1980’s, The City of Sheffield Diving Club was established at the Sheaf Valley Baths leisure centre; later knocked down and rebuilt into Sheffield’s aquatic pride and joy, Ponds Forge. Ponds Forge holds fond memories for members of the public and for world class athletes alike. Regional, National and International sporting competitions areContinue reading “Life on the Edge: Sheffield Diving Club & Covid-19.”

Three Tier Lockdown: What it means for Sheffield

The highly anticipated announcement of the three tier system across England has been confirmed in a statement made today by Boris Johnson. Though there has been debate around which tier would include Sheffield, which has the seventh highest infection rate in England, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, Dan Jarvis, has confirmed that Sheffield willContinue reading “Three Tier Lockdown: What it means for Sheffield”

Football For Foodbanks: Kick About To Help Out

COVID-19 has all but decimated the economy, leaving many people out of work and struggling financially. As a result, foodbank use across the country is increasing, with The Trussell Trust forecasting a 61% increase in food parcels needed this winter. With tough times ahead, a group of local football fans are doing their bit toContinue reading “Football For Foodbanks: Kick About To Help Out”

Returning from Uni to Lockdown in Sheffield

Like many students over the past few months, I completed my undergraduate degree back home in Sheffield during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. Instead of spending my days in the library and my evenings in the campus pub, I spent my days in my house studying and the evenings… also in my house! But what isContinue reading “Returning from Uni to Lockdown in Sheffield”

Line-up Announced For New Sheffield Festival.

This year has seen live music and the arts devastated by Coronavirus; with events cancelled and venues struggling to stay afloat, it’s safe to say that Sheffield’s live music scene has really taken a hit this year. However, there’s hope on the horizon. Futuresound and Somewhere Events have teamed up to bring food, drink andContinue reading “Line-up Announced For New Sheffield Festival.”

Bringing a Taste of Sri Lanka to Sheffield

The UK’s street food industry is bigger than ever, now estimated to be worth well over £1bn. In Sheffield we’ve seen the likes of the Cutlery Works, Kommune and Peddler Market popping up and championing local, independent food and drink entrepreneurs. We spoke exclusively to the man behind Sheffield’s latest pop up food stall, DonContinue reading “Bringing a Taste of Sri Lanka to Sheffield”

COVID Spike In Sheffield Schools: Should we be worried?

Since schools across the country began reopening over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen outbreaks in a number of primary and secondary schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire. For many people, this has been alarming, with some fearing this marks the beginning of a second wave. The question is, are these outbreaks the resultContinue reading “COVID Spike In Sheffield Schools: Should we be worried?”