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After weeks of speculation and talks, South Yorkshire will finally move into the highest level of coronavirus restrictions. Sheffield city region mayor Dan Jarvis agreed to a £41m financial support package consisting of £11m for test and trace, compliance and enforcement and £30m for support for businesses. The restrictions will come into force at midnight […]

Almost 4,000 new Covid-19 cases have been reported across Yorkshire over the last 24 hours. In Leeds a further 781 people have contracted the disease. This brings the city’s total to 17,659 – the highest in the county. Sheffield, which is set to go into Tier 3 on Saturday, has recorded 551 new cases but […]

Sheffield’s Covid-19 infection rate has dropped in the seven days to October 17. In that period, 2,412 new cases have been recorded – the equivalent of 412.4 cases per 100,000 people. This is down from 471.6 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to October 10. For a number of weeks, Sheffield was n the […]

Today was Dan Jarvis’s turn to feel like Steve Rotheram. Just a week ago, it was the Liverpool city region mayor who was lavished with praise from the Prime Minister for supposedly agreeing to a deal that placed Merseyside in the toughest restrictions that now befall South Yorkshire. And on Wednesday, Tory ministers and MPs […]

Following this mornings announcement that South Yorkshire has been moved into Tier 3, harsher restrictions will come into force on Saturday. It’s been a tense few days and locals are apprehensive about the impact the stricter measures will have. We will enter the highest tier of the governments traffic light system at 00:01 am on […]

A “devastated” pub landlady in Sheffield has urged the government to give them some clear guidelines as Tier 3 rules come into force this week. Louise Singleton, landlady of the Kelham Island Tavern, said she believed the hospitality industry was being “thrown under a bus” and “used as a scapegoat”, while other industries are allowed […]