Former Liverpool and Ireland international Mark Lawrenson issued a challenge to the region's businesses last night (Tuesday, March 15th) - support Sheffield's -totally unique Youdan Trophy.
Commenting on today's interest rates decision by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, David Kern, BCC Chief Economist, said: -The downgrading of the OBR's UK growth forecast in the Chancellor's Budget highlights the challenging circumstances that the UK economy will face over the coming year, making the MPC's decision to keep interest rates and its QE programme on hold unsurprising.
Commenting on today's (March 16) Budget from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Richard Wright, executive director of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, said: -The Chancellor has claimed this is a budget for working people.
Giving his initial reaction to the Chancellor's Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, BCC Acting Director General, said: -Business wanted a steady, workmanlike Budget, and that's what we got.
A determined daughter from Sheffield is striding out at this year's Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon to remember her beloved dad who lost his battle with cancer in February.
Sheffield has been chosen as one of only six cities to host a special Swimathon as part of the UK's biggest fundraising sporting extravaganza.