15 reasons to pick up a copy of this week's Sheffield Telegraph

With the local elections round the corner, this week’s Sheffield Telegraph features six pages of election news and features, as well as stories from across the Steel City – here are just 15 of the best reasons to pick up a copy tomorrow, April 29.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 5:08 pm
Just some of the reasons to pick up a copy of the Sheffield Telegraph, out tomorrow, April 29.

With the highly-anticipated local election and city council referendum taking place on May 6, the Sheffield Telegraph has been speaking to some of the city’s first time voters, reported on a group of Sheffielders who have set up a website to make it easier for voters, and will bring you the low down on which seats to watch out for.

But it is not just the election covered in this week’s edition – the city’s parks, museums and shops all feature, with one Sheffield resident calling on a full boycott of John Lewis after they announced the closure of the Barker’s Pool store.

Packed with stories from across our city, here are just 15 of the reasons to buy this week’s Sheffield Telegraph, out tomorrow, Thursday, April 29:

First time voters

Two first time voters from The Sheffield College explain why it is important that they have their say next week.

Returning park to ‘former glory’

A group of Sheffielders have set up a Friends of group to restore one of the city’s most ‘beautiful’ parks back to its former glory – and they need your ideas.

Petition to boycott John Lewis and Waitrose online

An ‘angry’ Nether Green woman has called for Sheffield to stand strong against John Lewis and has set up a petition asking for everyone to boycott their online stores.

Areas with the highest house price increase

One area had the second highest percentage increase in house prices in the north in the past year – find out where.

Groups condemn ‘inhumane’ immigration plan

Sheffield’s asylum groups have called for the city’s MPs to support them in opposing the Home Secretary’s new immigration plan, which would ‘undermine’ the city’s title of City of Sanctuary.

Full steam ahead for attractions

Some novelty attractions will return to Sheffield’s parks this summer after a year away, can you guess what they are?

What’s up, Doc?

Health columnist and GP, Dr Ollie Hart asks readers to send in their comments and questions for his weekly column.

Museum feels like an ancient relic

It has been a long time coming, but Museums Sheffield Chief Executive Kim Streets announces when they will finally reopen in this week’s ‘Northern Lights’ column.

Keeping it in Sheffield

Meet the Beauchief man who snapped up the Cole Brothers name so that it would ‘stay in the city’.

Key election seats

Some seats in Sheffield have a small Labour majority and could easily swing this year – find out if it is your constituency in the Sheffield Telegraph.

Not peaking in her fundraising aim just yet

A Sheffield woman has taken on a massive challenge raising money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital in honour of her stepson.

Fancy a wee dram made in Derbyshire?

A Peak District whisky distillery will open its first barrel soon, and will be on offer to the public later this year after three years in the making.

Climate question

A regular consultancy group has been set up to get Sheffield out of cars and onto bikes and on foot.

Supporting journey of rare eye condition

A Sheffield boy has been battling a rare eye condition, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital say they are on the ‘journey with him’

‘Life is back,’ says columnist

Columnist Judith Watkins says the return of the sun, shops and bars is bringing some normality back to the city.

The Sheffield Telegraph is out tomorrow, Thursday, April 29.