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Antiques Column: When half is better than none

Half dolls were essentially that, half a doll. They typically stood waist high with head and arms and were used as a decorative item.

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John Wickham, of Cubana, outside of the Lyceum Theatre.

Favourite Things: Theatre, nightlife and cuisine give Sheffield its buzz

John Wickham, aged 24, is the deputy manager of Leopold Square’s Cubana. He has just spent months researching the venue’s first-ever rum menu, which was voted the best in the UK at the industry’s annual November rum awards.

News
The Big Challenge: Clearing hurdles to active travel in Sheffield

The Big Challenge: Clearing hurdles to active travel in Sheffield

I love that Sheffield is the Outdoor City. We’ve got things that no other city in Britain can boast – spectacular landscapes within reach, more parks and green space than any other, and our many trees which are just putting on their great autumn show.

Environment
Sean Ashton

The Big Challenge: Sheffield’s need for a message of hope

“I think I would like to see a change in the way our society measures success,” said Sean Ashton, mulling over the issue he would tackle if given a magic wand to deal with global warming.

Environment
The Big Challenge: Holding on to country park dream in Sheffield

The Big Challenge: Holding on to country park dream in Sheffield

“Bike rides bring communities together, I think,” said Paul Antcliffe, reflecting on his work as a ride leader for British Cycling, a member of Cycle Sheffield and the founder of the city region’s Critical Mass Group, which aims be the friendliest society of its kind on the planet.

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The Big Challenge: Setting standards for a green life in Sheffield

The Big Challenge: Setting standards for a green life in Sheffield

It has been a ‘great couple of weeks’ for Jenny Patient’s organisation Green Homes Sheffield.

Environment
The Big Challenge: Taking a long view on Sheffield’s climate

The Big Challenge: Taking a long view on Sheffield’s climate

I came to Sheffield eight years ago to advance my research on stem cells and it was here that I discovered my passion to help develop a more environmentally sustainable, innovative and safer future.

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The Sheffield Telegraph’s Secret School: Teachers deserve thanks too for crunching attainment numbers

The Sheffield Telegraph’s Secret School: Teachers deserve thanks too for crunching attainment numbers

In a Sheffield secondary school this week, I saw a Year 11 teacher sitting over a laptop, thinking long and hard over the data they were about to enter. Entering data is pretty much a weekly activity for teachers at many schools. Every week brings a data entry for a different year group, and by the time they’ve entered data for all the years it’s time to go through them all once again.

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First Person: Building a sustainable cycling future in Sheffield

First Person: Building a sustainable cycling future in Sheffield

Sheffield and Yorkshire have a long history with cycling, and that connection has grown stronger in the last few years with the Tour de France and Tour de Yorkshire. My team, Envelopemaster Giant Sheffield, aims to build a strong Sheffield-based identity to overcome the issue cycling teams have with sustainability - my belief being that, with an identity linked to Sheffield, the city and its businesses can get behind the team and use it as a tool to promote the city and all it has to offer.

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GP Doctors NHS

Health: Time for patients to assert their rights amid hints of wider change

We often talk about the NHS as being ours, but what does that mean? There are plenty of things we pay taxes for that we don’t regard as ours, at least not in the same way.

Health
The UK's first air quality garden, containing plant species that are sensitive to ozone pollution, was planted in a dedicated area at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens in back in June. Three months on those involved in the project and the children from Porter Croft Primary who helped plant the garden are returning to study how the plants have been affected.

The Big Challenge: Having faith in an eco-friendly life

“My ongoing aim is to get everyone to realise the size of the crisis that’s rapidly coming up behind, in front of and on top of us,” said Chris Lowry.

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Teyonah Parris in Chi-Raq, from director Spike Lee

Cinema: Celluloid gems and classics to come

The new film from Belgium’s venerable filmmaking sibling duo, the Dardenne Brothers, Unknown Girl once again poses a moral question to the viewer and the characters on screen.

TV and Film
Jace Coyle - Sheffield Steelers v Nottingham Panthers 10/10/15. Pic: Dean Woolley

Simmsey column: Why Jace Coyle’s return is good for Sheffield Steelers

So Jace Coyle is returning to Sheffield.

Sport
In the Saddle: Competing is very sociable

In the Saddle: Competing is very sociable

We had a lovely time a few weeks ago when we competed in showjumping at a local venue in Sykehouse. It's always good to get my horse out as usually I focus everything on my daughter and her pony.

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Liam Cameron and Zac Dunn

Dennis Hobson column: Our lads will be back on the big stage

Liam Cameron seemed doggedly defensive and a little unambitious against Zac Dunn having gone all the way to Australia to compete for the Commonwealth title- what did you make of the performances and of his tactics?

Boxing
Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

Antiques Column: Canterbury tales and tribulations

The Canterbury, in the most basic terms, is a low, open-top piece of furniture with partitions or slats for storing sheet music, often made with additional storage in the bottom in the form of a drawer – or, in modern terms, a magazine rack.

Nostalgia
Recruitment column: What employers can do about work stress

Recruitment column: What employers can do about work stress

Stress at work is a big topic for 2016, with mental health awareness in the workplace becoming a key concern for businesses around the country, and ‘employee engagement’ the new favourite phrase for almost every HR department.

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Her Majesty The Queen.

Column: Royals should pay their own repair bill

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for the Royal family to pay for the £369 million repairs to Buckingham Palace themselves. At risk of being thrown in the tower along with the 120,000 others who have signed it, I say hear, hear.

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Sheffield housing.

Column: Plenty of land to satisfy need for new homes in Sheffield

A feature in the Sheffield Telegraph about the difficulties for families ‘priced out from buying in parts of our city’ (October 27) got some of the problems right, but mostly got the reasons wrong.

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