Local Journalist Tackling Taboos with New Podcast

Local young journalist Niamh Brownhill is aiming to tackle society’s taboo subjects head on in her new podcast, Talking Taboo with Niamh. Niamh is a student journalist currently in her final year at Sheffield College and won the BBC’s National Young Reporter award last year for her brilliant piece, ‘I Quit College to Care forContinue reading “Local Journalist Tackling Taboos with New Podcast”

“She does not represent us”: Parish Councillor Under Investigation Following Complaints From Residents.

Anthea Brownrigg of Ecclesfield Parish Council, is facing an investigation by Sheffield City Council after a number of residents in the Chapeltown ward which she represents, complained about content posted and shared on her social media accounts. Concerns were raised after a range of content posted on her social media profiles over the last fewContinue reading ““She does not represent us”: Parish Councillor Under Investigation Following Complaints From Residents.”

Boris Johnson Announces New Four Tier Restrictions.

New four-tier restrictions are to be enforced in high-risk areas across England, Boris Johnson has announced today. The decision has been made after the critical discovery that the new ‘strain’ of Covid-19 has ‘up to a 70% higher transmission rate’. Stringent conversations have been had and Mr Johnson says: ‘We must take action now’. WithContinue reading “Boris Johnson Announces New Four Tier Restrictions.”

Well Beings: A Student Mental Health Guide

Space to Breathe is a Sheffield-based social enterprise which helps people to improve their mental health and wellbeing. They offer a variety of services and resources on their website, ranging from free PDFs and meditation videos, to wellbeing boxes and resource packs. Earlier this year, Space to Breathe partnered with the Student Christian Movement toContinue reading “Well Beings: A Student Mental Health Guide”

Remembering the Sheffield Blitz

On this day in 1940, the Luftwaffe began Operation Crucible, also known as the Sheffield Blitz. On the cold, clear nights of the 12th and 15th December, thousands of high-explosive bombs and incendiaries were dropped on Sheffield, resulting in over 660 deaths, 1500 injuries and 40,000 people being made homeless. The raids began at 19:41 on the evening of 12th December, withContinue reading “Remembering the Sheffield Blitz”

Sheffield’s Best Places for Vintage Shopping and the Importance of Shopping Sustainably

The fast fashion industry leaves behind a huge environmental footprint; according to Oxfam it is the third biggest reason for climate change. This, combined with the aesthetic of vintage clothing becoming increasingly popular, is encouraging more people to shop sustainably. Fast fashion has ensured the cost of clothing is kept low but this comes atContinue reading “Sheffield’s Best Places for Vintage Shopping and the Importance of Shopping Sustainably”

Starting a Sustainability Society at University.

Green and Bop are a society at the University of Sheffield founded in November 2019, by Eleanor King and Florenne Earle Ledger. The focus of our group is to encourage students to live a more sustainable lifestyle and we wanted to take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about what we do! HowContinue reading “Starting a Sustainability Society at University.”

The Importance of Virtual Events in 2020.

COVID-19 has changed the way almost all industries work, including the entertainment industry. Concerts and shows have suddenly been cancelled or postponed whilst the people who work behind the scenes have suddenly stopped working for the foreseeable future.  This had led to events being held virtually via live stream and charities being formed to helpContinue reading “The Importance of Virtual Events in 2020.”

Five Films Set in Sheffield

The proud Steel City is famous for being the home of two amazing football teams, industrial heritage and an all-round beautiful city – but did you know about the thriving films set here? Sheffield doesn’t have a walk of fame for nothing! Obviously, Sheffield is a unique city unlike any other – so it’s noContinue reading “Five Films Set in Sheffield”

The Queen’s Gambit: Female Genius or Femme Fatale?

On the 23rd of October, Netflix released its original limited series The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon to immense critical acclaim. Based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Walter Trevis, it follows the beautiful, intellectual but deeply troubled Kentucky orphan who, from a young age,Continue reading “The Queen’s Gambit: Female Genius or Femme Fatale?”