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Sheffield restaurant's 'add £1 to the bill scheme' raises over £35k for hospice

Popular Indian Street food restaurant Mowgli has raised over £35,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, raising an average of £1,000 a month from their generous diners.

The Sheffield restaurant is said to have been supporting the charity since 2019, contributing to the fundraiser through its ‘add £1 to the bill’ scheme, which allows customers to donate to the charity when paying their bill.

Zara Tattersall, communications manager at Mowgli, said: "Our Ecclesall Road restaurant chose to part

48 new Sheffield electric vehicle charging points to be installed across city

In response to declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Sheffield City Council has proposed a new public electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

The council has announced that it plans to commission external providers to deliver public EV charging infrastructure under 20-year-long contracts which will be awarded up to £15m from public funding.

At a committee meeting for Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy on March 16, Chancellor Andrew Sangar said: “We need to be at the point where half the

Sheffield Tigers start 2023 Speedway season with win over Belle Vue

Sheffield Tru Plant Tigers got their 2023 Speedway season off to a flying start with a redeeming victory over reigning champions Belle Vue. On Thursday, March 23, at Owlerton Stadium , the Tigers secured a 48-42 victory in testing conditions in Sheffield.

With the first heat led by Jack Holder and winter signing David Bellgo, the team opened with a 5-1 over British champion Dan Bewely and then continued to keep a steady early lead.

However, the Aces fought back, edging in front in the eighth h

Popular thrift store fails to meet fundraiser goal threatening closure

The Thrifty store has sadly failed to reach their fundraising goal needed in order to keep the store open.

The store, which can be found on King street, has blamed a multitude of issues for the reason they may have to close such as COVID-19, Brexit and Sheffield City Council’s Grey to Green scheme reducing their visibility.

Bally Johal, owner of the store said: “The Pandemic was two and half years lost when it comes to our customer base. Students during that time left which lost our community

Short dance film ‘Chinese Laundry’ wins best in category at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

A short dance film displaying the exceptional story of a British Chinese immigrant in South Yorkshire has won the ‘Made in Sheffield’ category during this weekend’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF).

Produced and acted by Tala Lee-Turton, ‘Chinese Laundry’ is based on her experience growing up in a Chinese takeaway shop in Barnsley.

Tala, on making the film, said: “It’s something that I always thought about, but never really thought of starting until I got a commission opportunity whic

What does it mean to be 'Made in Sheffield?'

Sheffield is known for creating films about the industrial north. Whether it’s ‘The Full Monty’ or ‘When Saturday Comes’, the cinematic productions tell gritty stories about the people at the heart of Yorkshire.

This weekend the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShaFF) will bring to life the voices behind the screen with a special selection called ‘Made in Sheffield‘.

As part of the international event, which is now in its 18th year, there will be a specific category focussing on films record

RivelinCo to hold festive maker's market and repair shop in Hillsborough Park

With the cost of living crisis making Christmas a challenge for many, two free events for people to build, buy or repair gifts will run tomorrow.

Arts and community group RivelinCo has organised festive maker and repair shop events as part of the Gathering Ground Programme in Hillsborough Park.

Starting at 11am in The Pavilion, the festive market will have 20 stalls, while the repair shop will open at midday in the Bradbury Makers’ shed, offering a chance to make gifts for free.

Emily Thew, p

The Artist Taxi Driver returns to Sheffield for his third art exhibition at Cole's Corner

An innovative artist known for his YouTube media reviews and artwork on newspaper will be hosting an in-person version with Sheffield Hallam’s MP this weekend.

The Artist Taxi Driver, aka Mark McGowan, will return to Cole’s Corner on Abbeydale Road for an exhibition and newspaper review with Olivia Blake.

Nicole Jewitt, owner of Cole’s Corner, 46, mentioned how her independent record shop and café built a relationship with Mark after one of his art pieces caught the eye of several customers.

Sheffield's LGBTQ+ sports community react to England's "smack in the face" decision not to wear the One-Love armband

After England’s last-minute decision on Monday for Harry Kane to not wear the one-love armband in support of the LGBTQ+ community, many in Sheffield’s LGBTQ+ community have been left angered and frustrated.

The decision came after FIFA issued a statement saying any player or coach seen wearing the armband would receive an immediate foul. In hearing this, it was decided in the game against Iran, which kicked off at 1pm, neither Gareth Southgate nor Harry Kane would wear the armband in support.

Verstappen Wins Emotional US GP Against Hamilton Seeing 2021 Rivals Locking Horns Again — Pitstop Media

In a phenomenal US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, Verstappen took his 13th win this season, dedicated to Red Bull’s co-founder, after an 11 second pitstop and an epic 2021-esque duel against Hamilton in the final laps of the race. In what looked to be a dull race in the first half, the US GP saw an action packed, nail biter finish, seeing Verstappen win the race and Red Bull confirm themselves as the winners of the constructor title after another disappointing race for Ferrari. However, it wasn’t

Ferrari Steal Pole in France in Sneaky Strategy — Pitstop Media

Charles Leclerc will start the French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Paul Ricard on pole ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen, set to be favourite across the weekend due to Red Bull’s pure straight line speed compared to the prancing horses. Although on pole, Leclerc sits on the top spot, separated by all but one car from his teammate, Carlos Sainz, due to the Spaniard taking several engine penalties after his scary engine blowout and, consequently, fire in Austria.

In taking the penalty,

The History of Pedro Rodríguez: A Man Remembered and Honoured in Monaco —

While most special Monaco helmets involve elements of gambling, sea views and the glitz and glamour of the city, Sergio Perez took to honour his hero and home national figure of Pedro Rodríguez. In a statement on his decision for the helmet, Checo was quick to comment that the pair are ‘the only Mexican drivers who have had victories and podiums in the sport, in Formula One’. In a weekend that Perez became the most successful Mexican F1 driver ever, the helmet fitted as a suiting passing of the

From Rags to Riches: Perez Wins in Leclerc’s Heartbreaking Loss at Home —

Where to start. Rain. More rain. No rain. A shortened description of everything that made Monaco, a track which future is up in air, showed once again why we love the nearly 100 year old race. In a dramatic event, Sergio Perez won the Monaco Grand Prix in magnificent style through an outstanding consistency no matter the tyre, conditions or pressure, making or breaking the racing royalty to his left and right. While the Ferrari’s started the race with a, later to be seen, façade of confidence, s

F1 Looking to Switch up Calendar in Attempt to Group Races by Region — Pitstop Media

With Liberty Media initially stating a promise to be carbon neutral by 2030, a hard task for an international motorsport, clumping races together seems like a wise move in aiding the sport’s reach of the target. With the F1 circus moving from Miami to Spain for the race this Sunday, it’s easy to understand how, with the races being so spread out, it can cause massive carbon footprints. With Baku and Montreal looking to be back to back races, it’s choice to have so many races close together but g

Leclerc Faces Engine Issues While Verstappen Storms to Victory — Pitstop Media

From lights out to flag, the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix was full of action, recovery drives and some of the best defending this year. Leclerc got off the line perfectly, taking a sharp line to defend Max, holding the lead from that moment, with Max finding a tailwind at turn 4 causing him to lose braking and take a short trip across the gravel, losing second and third to Russell and Perez in consequence. Although this meant Charles had no worries, managing his own race, on lap 27 the Ferrari’s engi

Leclerc Snatches Pole in More Red Bull Reliability Woes — Pitstop Media

After an impressive lap set by Max Verstappen towards the beginning of the Q3 session, while championship rival Charles Leclerc spun, qualifying ended in a opposite fashion with Leclerc setting a phenomenal lap, 0.300 seconds faster than Verstappen, who was unable to do a final run seeing more engine woes. While originally the issue seemed to possibly be something damning, Red Bull have since claimed the loss of power was due to a sensor failure; it was clear to see still the frustration for Ver

eSkooter Championship: DiGrassi’s Look into the Future of Mobility and it’s Inaugural Race —

The eSkootr Championship, otherwise known as ESC, held it’s inaugural race this weekend at the renowned London club ‘Printworks’, turning the dance floor into something a whole lot different. With the idea helped developed by Formula E’s Lucas di Grassi, known for being a key figure in creating the world leading electric sport, Formula E, and Alex Wurz, another formula Formula One driver, it looks to accelerate the future of mobility while making a spectacle out of it. With the scooters themselv

Bahrain 2022: Talking Points —

The inaugural race of the 2022 season started off with a bang, seeing some great wheel to wheel racing at the front between Max and Charles while also offering an insight in what to expect throughout the grid for the rest of the season. I think it’s fair to say the rule changes has created some winners and some losers already, with the grid already looking completely mixed up when compared to last season. So now we have had a few days to digest what was an eventful race, what’s the main talking

Ferrari Wins 1-2 Victory Among Red Bull’s Catastrophe —

After a great start from Leclerc, Verstappen saw himself consistently out of the attack window of the Ferrari, unable to catch him after early in race having to manage brake temperatures. However, during the first round of pitstops, Red Bull’s choice of the undercut allowed Max to fight Leclerc, closing the gap significantly enough that the two switched positions several times on the main and second straight. Although Max looked to get the job done several times, Leclerc’s racing prowess meant h

Nikita Mazepin and Uralkali Dropped by Haas: Who Will Replace Him? —

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The news thats been surrounding the world over the last week is Vladimir Putin’s order of the Russian forces to invade Ukraine. Since his shock decision, the invasion has been condemned by Western powers with sanctions imposed in response. Within this, major sport bodies have also taken action with the International Olympic Committee recommending all Russian and Belarusian athletes be ba

F1-75: Ferrari Announces Name for New Challenger —

Ferrari have released the name of their 2022 Formula one challenger in homage to their first production car.

While following such cars as the SF1000 and SF21, the name falls out of pattern with the familiar names for the Scuderia cars, however the F1-75 is the 68th car built within the Maranello factory, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 125 S, Ferrari’s first production car, leaving the factory in March 1947.

The 125 S was the first vehicle to bear the Ferrari name, first racing at the