The Star is launching a new podcast called Behind the Headlines that aims to take you inside the newsroom. Each episode a selection of our journalists will sit down to discuss the week’s most engaging stories that matter to the people of Sheffield. Expect lively debate and discussion around some of the hot topics of the day.
Red line routes through Sheffield
5:46"Red line routes through Sheffield are said to be "off the table" according to Labour's Mazher Iqbal and two illegal raves are said to have affected thousands of Sheffielders overnight at the weekend. Harry is joined by Chief Reporter, Robert Cumber, as they recap and break down stories from the last couple of weeks."
Tramlines Festival announcement
8:36Star readers can now listen to the latest Behind the Headlines podcast in which our journalists discuss the biggest stories of the week. In this weeks' episode we discuss, the line-up for this year’s Tramlines Festival, we also talk about the tragic news of a man’s body being found in Bolehills Park and also take a look at plans to expand a Nike outlet near Sheffield.
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HMV closes its doors at Meadowhall
6:00We discuss what the future holds for HMV after it closed a store at Meadowhall after more than 30 years on the site. The company will be moving into a new unit at the shopping centre. We also talk about how Sheffielders could be entitled to big sums of money via the unclaimed estates of deceased relatives. In addition, we talk about how a popular YouTuber has announced his engagement to a former Britain's Got Talent contestant from Sheffield.
Sightings of a ‘big cat’ in the Peak District
11:23Star readers can now listen to the latest Behind the Headlines podcast in which our journalists discuss the biggest stories of the week. In this weeks' episode we discuss sightings of a ‘big cat’ in the Peak District. We also talk about how Debenhams could soon reopen as a new department store following its closure in May last year. Another topic up for discussion is a story about the most polluted schools in Sheffield.
Police special constable injured in Penistone Road crash
4:41In this weeks' episode we discuss two breaking incidents from overnight. Penistone Road and several of its surrounding streets were gridlocked today (September 29) after South Yorkshire Police shut the road in the early hours. A special constable was mown down by a vehicle as police responded to reports of a man with a gun in the area. Video footage shared online appears to show one officer jumping out of the way of the vehicle. As a result, traffic was at a near standstill in both directions on the dual carriageway as commuters were directed through side streets to get around the closure earlier this morning. Meanwhile, things were no calmer in the city centre. Arundel Gate was closed by officers between Furnival Gate and Commercial Street following a stabbing at around 2.28am this morning. A man is in hospital in a serious condition and two men are being held for attempted murder. In addition, we also talk about news that kelham Island Brewery has been saved from closure.
Sue Gray report
9:45Star readers can now listen to the latest Behind the Headlines podcast in which our journalists discuss the biggest stories of the week. In this weeks' episode we discuss the fall out from the Sue Gray report which details a rule-breaking lockdown party attended by Sheffield Council’s chief executive Kate Josephs. We also talk about the former Cole Brothers store in the city centre, last occupied by John Lewis, and whether or not it should become a listed building. News that hip-hop group N-Dubz are coming to Sheffield as part of their reunion tour also made it into the pod.
The future of Fargate
11:08In this weeks' episode we discuss the latest developments around the possible takeover of Sheffield United with American billionaire Henry Mauriss and former Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley said to be in the picture. We also talk about several new hospitality venues that have opened in the city recently, including a new Turkish restaurant in Abbeydale Road and the re-opening of the landmark pub Royal Standard for the first time since the pandemic hit. The future of Fargate is another hot topic as we ponder plans for a new entertainment hub and live music venue for the area.
Sheffield's iconic Leadmill
13:26In this weeks' episode we discuss the future of Sheffield's iconic Leadmill live music venue after the club operators claimed they had been sent an eviction notice to leave the premises within a year. We also talk about Sylvester Stallone once paid a visit to Sheffield's legendary Nonnas restaurant, which is celebrating more than 25 years trading. We also have all the latest updates and team news on Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United.