Sheffield Ski Village fire left me unemployed

Joe Preston shares the devastating news that rocked Sheffield and the snow sports community.

On the 29th April, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the Sheffield Ski Village at 01:00am, after reports of a blaze at the centre.

At one point around 3’000 litres of water were being used per minute. Apart from the actual slopes, the whole of the bar area, bowling alley and shops have been destroyed.

Joe, 25, has worked at the Ski Village for three and a half years, and says the situation has been life-altering.

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Bullying: ‘When it starts to get personal, it upsets me’

Bullying is a social problem that is impossible to get rid of. Seth Bennett was bullied through the Internet for a number of years whilst working as a journalist.

For Seth it all started around 5 years ago when he found people felt like they could say whatever they wanted using different internet platforms such as facebook, twitter and forums.

‘I accept fully that I’m in a public environment, but there is a part of me which questions whether my wife or little boy should have to read some of the things written about me’ Continue reading

UK Muslim students: “People don’t understand why we don’t celebrate Christmas.”

Chilling out on the Xbox

Shaan, Haris and Tanzeel chilling out on the Xbox

   Britain today is one of the most multi-cultural countries on the planet. This inevitably leads to barriers of understanding different ways of life.  Shaan Chaudry, Tanzeel Ali and Haris Bhatti are three friends brought together at university in Sheffield. 

    They have all experienced the same difficulties when it comes to explaining their religion, cultural differences and way of life to friends that come from completely different backgrounds.

   Shaan, Tanzeel and Haris are all Pakistani and Muslim and they talked about how it can be hard to talk about religion and culture to their friends. Continue reading