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Takeaway owner fined for food fraud

6 Feb

A fast food fraudster has been fined after switching kebab meat from lamb to beef, in an effort to cut costs.

Azhar Hussain was ordered by Sheffield Magistrates Court to pay £1, 440 after being caught selling a lamb kebab which turned out to be beef.

The case was brought by Sheffield City Council Trading Standards officers who visited his takeaway, S1 Food Bar in Fitzalan Square, in November 2016.

Officers, who regularly carry out checks based on intelligence they receive from members of the public, made a test purchase at his takeaway. They specifically chose a meal which was described on the display menu as being made with lamb.

The lamb kebab was taken away for analysis and found to be made of beef. Lamb is more expensive than beef.

Hussain, 63 years old, of Park Grange Mount in Sheffield was prosecuted under the Food Safety Act 1990. The legislation makes it an offence to sell food that is falsely described.

Sheffield City Council typically gets complaints from the public about meat or fish they have bought in takeaways or fish and chip shops. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene said: “Everyone has the right to make sure that they are getting what they order and pay for.

“If people are being short changed then, as in this case, our officers will act upon their concerns.

“The substitution of one meat for another undermines public confidence in the food industry.”

Anyone can report their suspicions or make complaint by calling 03454 040506 or at, https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/get-more-help/if-you-need-more-help-about-a-consumer-issue/

 

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Sheffield Volunteering Fair

6 Feb

Our Volunteering Fair is only a month away! There are still a few stalls available for our event on Thursday 1st March, at Sheffield Town Hall. Book a stall for your organisation here.

The event will be held on Thursday 1st March from 10am-4pm in the Reception Rooms at the Town Hall, which are on the first floor and wheelchair accessible with lift access.

Our Volunteering Fair, last October, was the first one that we’d had at the Town Hall and also our first joint fair with Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union. There were over 500 visitors and 64 charities on the day looking for volunteers, with the Lord Mayor speaking about the importance of volunteering in Sheffield. The Lord Mayor will be opening our event this time.

The Volunteering Fair will be a great way for you to recruit volunteers, and is free for visitors and open for everyone to attend. The Students’ Union will be publicising the event, and The Volunteer Centre and VAS will also be advertising the fair to make sure a wide range of people attend.

You can book a table for the full day, for 10am-1pm (AM option) or for 1-4pm (PM option). If you are not able to book using Eventbrite, please contact us.

Click here to book and for more information!

Booking Deadline: Friday 9th February

If you need any more details, or have a problem booking, please contact me at a.anyika@vas.org.uk

Very best wishes

Amala Anyika
Volunteering Co-ordinator 
Sheffield Volunteer Centre

SheFest: Celebrating International Women’s Day Celebration

6 Feb

The city-wide fringe festival celebrating International Women’s Day runs 5th-11th March and features art exhibitions, live music, theatre, sport, comedy and a variety of workshops.  As always, lots of the events are free and many are open to all genders and all ages.

The SheFest Brochure is now live and should be in cafes, community centres and venues near you in the next few days (if not already).

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Love Cheese

6 Feb

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Friendship lunches in Sheffield

6 Feb

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Sheffield Comics Network’s 2nd Micro Comic Con at Tonearm Vinyl

6 Feb

Sheffield Comics Network’s 17.02.2018 Micro Comic Con at Tonearm Vinyl

On Saturday 17th February Sheffield Comics Network (www.facebook.com/sheffieldcomicsnetwork), a monthly meet-up for comic book creatives founded by comic book expert Bambos Georgiou (www.bamcomics.co.uk) is holding a Micro Comic Con at Tonearm Vinyl, the well-respected Sheffield record shop. Owned and run by vinyl aficionado Scott McMullin, Tonearm Vinyl recently moved to larger premises and when Bambos visited the shop, he and Scott discovered a common interest in comic books and vinyl and Scott offered to host a Micro Comic Con for the network  https://www.facebook.com/events/843521012476150/) .

At the 17th February’s event visitors to Tonearm Vinyl will be able to explore Scott McMullin’s fascinating and meticulously curated selection of vinyl, featuring many examples of the iconic cover artwork of our times, complemented by original comic book artwork by comic creatives and zines by emerging local talent. The Micro Comic Con will include an opportunity to meet comic creatives from the Sheffield Comics Network who have worked on Viz, The Beano  and  Conan, The Barbarian , plus Peter Doherty, acclaimed artist on 2000 AD’ s Judge Dredd.  There will be comics for all ages on sale from The Beano to The Eagle as well as artwork, zines and prints. Whilst collaborating on the Micro Comic Con, Bambos and Scott shared their first memories of vinyl and comic books:

MY FIRST VINYL – Bambos Georgiou, Sheffield Comics Network

“The first record I bought was ‘Popcorn’ by Hot Butter when I was 12 from the record shop at the bottom of our road in Catford, South London. It was high in the charts, but the shop assistant feigned ignorance and asked me to sing it and then asked me to sing it again for the other shop assistant to see if he recognised it before he sold it to me! I am glad to say that my tastes quickly developed to bands like T Rex and I was never asked to sing ‘Ride A White Swan’.

MY FIRST COMIC – Scott McMullin, Tonearm Vinyl, Sheffield 

“When I was seven I read my first comic ‘Archie’ part of the ‘Archies Comics’ series, which I bought from the corner shop in the city I grew up in, Sydney in Novia Scotia, Canada. It had a stack of old ones so I’d buy a bundle and I really got into them, reading one every night before going to bed. There is a connection with vinyl because ‘The Archies’ virtual band recorded the original version of ‘Sugar Sugar’ and I’ve just watched ‘Riverdale’ on Netflix featuring characters from ‘The Archies’ but with a dark, adult twist. ”

In 2018 Sheffield Comics Network will be organising more comic cons, events and comic book workshops including collaborations with other arts organisations such as Ruskin In Sheffield (www.ruskininsheffield.com) and WordLife www.facebook.com/wordlife.poetry.

Sheffield Comics Network’s 17th February Micro Comic Con at Tonearm Vinyl,  293 South Rd, Sheffield S6 3TA, is from 12 midday to 5 p.m.  and is FREE. Tonearm Vinyl is easily accessible by car and on the 95 bus route, which runs every fifteen minutes from the city via Commonside to South Road, Walkley. For press enquiries please contact Jane North jane@speedtheventurebold.com [0114 221 9918] and for event enquiries Bambos Georgiou at bam@bamcomics.co.uk.

Free Employment Support for adults aged 25 and over in South Yorkshire

6 Feb

With thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund, Autism Plus in partnership with South Yorkshire Housing Association and with Your Consortium is helping more people into employment across South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and East Riding. This year we are supporting individuals, with autism and related conditions in these areas to prepare for and sustain employment.

If you:

  • Have autism or a related condition such as ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
  • Live in South Yorkshire and are aged 25 or over
  • Live in North Yorkshire or East Riding and are aged 18 or over
  • Are currently unemployed and claiming benefits
  • Or you are economically inactive (not claiming benefits and not currently actively job searching)

Please contact us to find out how we can support you in a FREE personalised support programme to help you find employment. The programme includes support work progression towards employment and/or education, wellbeing interventions, advice around benefits and funding to help you in things like childcare and transport costs as well as ongoing support and guidance for your first 13 weeks in employment.

FIND OUT MORE:

Email: bbo@autismplus.co.uk

Telephone: 0114 3840300 ask for Suzanne Eusman

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