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About David
David Walsh is a journalist based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
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Revolucion de Cuba: Sheffield bar closes as young people spend less

05 Jan 2024
Revolucion de Cuba, a popular bar in Sheffield, has closed due to unprofitability linked to decreased spending by younger customers amid rising living costs. It is one of eight Revolution Bars venues to shut down. Despite reporting its best Christmas trading since 2019, with a 9% increase in like-for-like sales in December, the company saw a 2.8% drop in the six months to December. CEO Rob Pitcher cited the cost-of-living crisis affecting younger customers and the upcoming national living wage increase as reasons for the closures. After these closures, Revolution will operate 22 pubs and 58 bars.

City Council leader Tom Hunt explains why Sheffield is 'on the up' in 2024

30 Dec 2023
Tom Hunt, leader of Sheffield City Council, asserts that Sheffield is improving under his leadership, citing the Heart of the City II development, the upcoming MOBO awards, and other projects as evidence. The council, now focused on collaboration after a change in governance structure, is preparing for the May elections, with Hunt aiming to reverse Labour's decline. The city is seeing various developments, including a park at the old castle site, low carbon homes at Attercliffe Waterside, and the Olympic Legacy Park expansion.

Sheffield police boss vows to reduce violence after Good Samaritan dies

29 Dec 2023
Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, has pledged to work on reducing violence following the death of Christian Marriott, who was hit by a car while aiding an injured woman in a street fight. The incident occurred in Burngreave, Sheffield, and resulted in several other injuries. A murder investigation is in progress with two men arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Barnsley: Newlands Developments submits huge warehouses plan

29 Dec 2023
Newlands Developments has submitted plans for a 211-acre site in Goldthorpe, Barnsley, which could create up to 3,282 full-time jobs and inject £166.1m into the economy. The development includes warehouses and offices and is located near an Aldi distribution centre. The project is expected to support 1,249 construction jobs monthly and 1,585 indirect roles, offering high-quality and skilled jobs in the logistics sector.

Conversion of Greg Dyke's Sheffield hotel into apartments yet to start

14 Dec 2023
The multi-million pound conversion of the Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield into luxury apartments, owned by Vine Hotels and co-owned by Greg Dyke, has not started despite being announced months ago. The project is awaiting a decision from Sheffield City Council on a second application for railings. The hotel ceased trading in summer 2022 due to financial unviability, and all employees were offered positions within the wider hotel group. The conversion aims to attract longer stay visitors and is expected to boost the city's economy.

As he describes his personal experience for the first time, David Walsh urges more honest talking about mental illness

For every two fatalities in road accidents in the US, there are 160 such deaths in Bangladesh. To help solve the problem, Jennifer Farrell has created CriticaLink, an app connecting scarce emergency services with those who need them most.

14 Aug 2018

Exclusive UK interview with Aleida Guevara March, daughter of revolutionary Che Guevara, who talks about her father's legacy, Donald Trump and Cuba's future.

14 Aug 2018  |  inews.co.uk
Aleida Guevara March, the daughter of Che Guevara, advocates for the end of the US embargo on Cuba during her UK speaking tour organized by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. She reflects on her father's legacy and Cuba's achievements despite the embargo, particularly in healthcare and medicine. Guevara March, a doctor like her father, is proud of Cuba's advancements in medical science, including cancer vaccines. She criticizes the current US administration's policies towards Cuba and expresses hope that the US will respect Cuba's sovereignty. The article also touches on the historical context of Cuba's struggle for independence and the impact of the US on the island nation.

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