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Danger: Zones

Planning does need to be improved, but the Government’s planning reforms announced this week are an attack on local democracy, says a local planner, activist and former architect.

Opus during Covid-19: Thoughts and reflections

Opus - whose social projects include Now Then Magazine and Festival of Debate - share their experiences of adapting to a completely new landscape in Sheffield - and what is still left to be done to make our city better for everyone.

How Does Google Make Money?

To understand Google’s highly successful business model, we first need to know about the accidental but highly significant discovery the company made in the early noughties, a discovery which transformed it from unprofitable provider of free web searches to ubiquitous corporate verb.

How does Sheffield ‘build back better’?

With the world under a cloud of COVID-19, decisions made right here in Sheffield could still meaningfully combat climate change and improve our collective quality of life.

Isilda Lang: From Tomé to Pitsmoor

Isilda left behind her homeland when she fled Chile’s military dictatorship in the late 1970s. She found Sheffield to be a place of sanctuary and has since become a strong link both in Sheffield’s Chilean community and her local neighbourhood of Pitsmoor and Burngreave.