Lady stood on left leg with a hoola hoop behind her on erect right leg
Children & Young People

Super hooper record breaker

Story by Fran Belbin | Photos by Nico Hall Local resident Ashlee Male is cock-a-hoop after breaking one Guinness World Record and setting another. Performing before a human and canine audience in Burngreave Cemetery, Ashlee … [Read more]
Shuna holding both her hands in the air showing peace signs
Education & Training

Farewell to Shuna

Story and photo by Rachel Smith After 18 months as outreach and training coordinator at the Messenger Shuna Beckett is moving on – but not too far away. She told me, “The reason I’m leaving … [Read more]
Children and adults in the playground. Some adults stood, one man on floor. Young girl in pink fancy dress carrying a toy walking towards camera
Children & Young People

Fun palace at the playground

Reporting by Bev Ackay | Photos by Marek Payne On Saturday 7th October Pitsmoor Adventure Playground created a free Fun Palace for the community. Fun Palaces was an initiative which ran across the city centre … [Read more]
Agroup of 8 students and 2 teahcers all stood looking at camera behind a table full of refreshments
Arts & Culture

Slovakian Embassy visits Fir Vale

Story by Adeeba, Yusra, Jalaldin, Fadumo, Jadrana from Fir Vale School The Slovak Embassy came all the way from its London Headquarters to Fir Vale School. We are the only school in the country that … [Read more]
Mr Hawkins sat in the middle of four Fir Vale Academy Students with green and purple foliage in the background
Children & Young People

Meet Mr Hawkins

Story by Tanzeela, Lina, Muaze, Uwais, Mustapha, Zain, Khadiga and Aliza from Fir Vale School. Photo by Fir Vale Academy. Mr Simon Hawkins has joined Fir Vale School as our new Head teacher. We interviewed … [Read more]
6 women and one gentleman all smiling at the camera. two of the women are sat down at the front and the rest stood behind them. There is a table at the fron with a birthday cake on it.
Arts & Culture

Happy Birthday 2 you

Story and photo by Marcia Layne Well done to the Burngreave Library volunteer team for keeping the library running for the past two years. The original team (some pictured) was only eight members; Margaret Hill, … [Read more]
An illumines large Green dragonfly lantern with bright blue and red wings and white lights
Arts & Culture

Magic on Parkwood Springs

Story by Neill Schofield | Photos by Marek Payne and Carol Schofield It was a lovely Saturday evening when hundreds of people, including our MP Gill Furniss and Burngreave Councillor Mark Jones, gathered on Parkwood … [Read more]
Wall on outside of house with message, "Pick your bloody litter up, it won't kill you.....but the RATS will."
Arts & Culture

Litter art campaign

Story and photo by Amy Palmer We’ve all noticed the litter piling up and there doesn’t seem to be anywhere clear to turn. On August Bank Holiday weekend one woman on Burngreave Road decided to … [Read more]
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Children & Young People

Responding to rising crime

Story by Fran Belbin Violent and drug related incidents in Burngreave this summer have attracted media attention, most recently a £50,000 drug bust on Holtwood Road. Neighbourhood crime statistics indicate that there has been some … [Read more]
Latest Community News

Celebrate Pitsmoor

Story by Graham Jones | Photos by Ange Droz Celebrate Pitsmoor was a non-religious event organised by Reverend Huw Thomas at Christ Church on 30th September. This buzzing event attracted scores of former, current, and … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

‘Our Cultures’ Film Night: Norway

Story and photo by Samuel Humphrey ‘Our Cultures’ is an organisation that aims to help people from different countries understand each other better by hosting free monthly film screenings. On 12th September I visited to … [Read more]
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Arts & Culture

Black Mental Health Conference

Story by Celia Jackson-Chambers | Photo by Rae Panache Tuesday 10th October 2017 was World Mental Health Day and SACMHA Health and Social Care celebrated the day with a fantastic conference looking at “The road … [Read more]