Brand new £33 million student accommodation coming to Sheffield in September 2019

A £33 million deluxe student accommodation aimed at providing students with a hotel-style of living is now open for applications. Construction for the project LIVStudent Accommodation on Ecclesall Road, Sheffield began late last year and is expected to be completed by this summer, in time for the 2019/2020 academic year. European student accommodation specialist provider,…

Trixie Mattel ‘Skinny Legend’ tour takes on O2 Academy Sheffield

American drag queen Trixie Mattel took the UK by storm this year with her ‘Skinny Legend’ tour. Brian Firkus, known as Trixie Mattel, was a contestant on season seven of the Emmy award winning series Rupaul’s Drag Race and was the winner of season three of its spin-off Rupaul’s Drag Race: All Stars. Her ‘Skinny…

‘Perfect storm’ of diabetes and legal high kill Lincolnshire man

A diabetic man died after his blood sugar levels were 14 times over the average amount, an inquest heard. Harry Jacob Wright, 24, a labourer from Spalding, Lincolnshire, died on February 23 2018, following a bout of illness. The inquest heard today that his cause of death was a lack of control over his diabetes,…

Missing student Pamela Horvathova found in Sheffield

The missing student has been found in Sheffield, after going missing seven weeks ago. Pamela Horvathorva, 16, a student at the Sheffield College, was last seen on 19 December at iceSheffield. Police launched a major investigation into her disappearance, appealing to the public and fellow students for any information. She was found at a property…

NHS restricts gluten free food prescriptions

The NHS has made cuts to gluten free food prescriptions, following budget crisis. In March 2017, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a consultation to seek views on whether to make changes to the availability of gluten free foods prescribed on the NHS. As of December 2018, the DHSC limited gluten free food prescriptions across…

Public transport fares are set to rise in Sheffield this weekend

Bus and tram fares in Sheffield are set to rise again this weekend, following an announcement from operators. Stagecoach announced that their TravelMaster tickets will rise in price from Sunday, January 6. A CityWide day ticket which is valid on First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach, TM Travel, and Tram services will rise from £4.80 to £5. A…

Walkers launch recycling scheme after customer complaints

Walkers have launched the nation’s first crisp packet recycling scheme. The company launched the campaign following the controversy surrounding their packaging being deemed ‘non-recyclable’ by the Government run recycling campaign Recycle Now. The controversy continued when the social media campaign ‘#PacketinWalkers’  was created to bring further attention to the issue. Walkers crisps have launched a…

Can Exercise Benefit Mental Health?

Depression is a very common and distressing mental condition which can affect people of all ages. It is estimated that one in six people experienced a ‘common mental disorder’ like depression or anxiety within the past week. In April 2018, NHS researchers gathered results from a global study where they tested the hypothesis that ‘regular…

Dolce & Gabbana disappears from Chinese retail sites amongst racist ad backlash

Major Chinese e-commerce sites have pulled Dolce & Gabbana products from their sites, following the luxury brands ‘racist’ advertisement campaign. The Italian brand posted a video this week showing a Chinese model struggling to eat pasta and pizza with chopsticks. The campaign has been labelled as ‘racist’ and ‘offensive’ by a number of Chinese celebrities…