Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Air Pollution

In April this year air pollution in Sheffield was more than double the legal limit. Academics from the University of Sheffield Urban Flows Observatory along with a group of volunteers have installed more than two hundred and fifty air pollution monitors and the city now has the highest number of low-cost sensors in the UK. Real-time data generated by the monitors is accessible to the public to encourage us to change our habits.

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Sunday, 7 July 2019

Glasgow Knife Crime Visit

I've taken a group from Sheffield to Glasgow to see what we could learn about knife crime. It's after eight men were stabbed to death in Sheffield last year. In 2005 Glasgow was branded the murder capital of Europe but thanks to a radical approach that they brought in there, knife crime has fallen dramatically. So I headed to Glasgow with the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, a friend of one of men who was stabbed to death and a volunteer at an anti-gang crime gym.
The first six minutes is my report from Glasgow followed by an interview with the Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings.

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Jarvin Blake

I've been reporting from Sheffield Crown Court on the sentencing of four men for the stabbing to death of a father of three. Jarvin Blake was killed in the Burngreave area of the city in March 2018 in a drug gang turf war. He was the first of 8 men to be stabbed to death in Sheffield last year.

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