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Wildlife Column: A wild time at Woodhouse Washlands

A few weeks back, Peter Wolstenholme of Woodhouse sent me photographs of the meadow flowers at Woodhouse Washlands Nature Reserve on the banks of the River Rother between Sheffield and Rotherham.

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Antiques Column: Ringing endorsement for old phones

Antiques Column: Ringing endorsement for old phones

I wonder what Alexander Graham Bell would make of the modern all singing all dancing mobile phone, because it was he who set the ball rolling in1876 when he patented the speaking telephone.

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GP Doctors NHS

Column: The country’s proud history of the NHS

The NHS is one of the best loved institutions in this country and touches all of us at various times in our lives.

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Steelers v Cardiff - a League-significant rivalry

Simmsy’s column: Sheffield Steelers wants the crown back from Cardiff Devils

The champions will be playing at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday night for the first time in over two years that won’t be the Sheffield Steelers.

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Child number three ‘just a happy event’ for Kate and Will

Child number three ‘just a happy event’ for Kate and Will

The news that the Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a third child came as something of a surprise.

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Feeling choughed… that they are back

Feeling choughed… that they are back

Choughs are the most stunning and interesting of our crows; and with glossy black plumage, curved crimson-red bill and red legs are unmistakeable. In Cornwall, choughs have been part of Cornish history, from written records since the 13th century.

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Column: Why finding Mr Right can be so wrong!

Column: Why finding Mr Right can be so wrong!

It is said that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you finally find your prince.

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Antique Column: Swagger this way with walking stick

Antique Column: Swagger this way with walking stick

My wife is a rabologist. There I’ve said it.
After years of keeping it behind closed doors the world is now aware of her affliction and hopefully now can appreciate what I have had to live with for the last forty years.

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Zack Fitzgerald fighting last Saturday: Pic by Hayley Roberts

Simmsey’s column: Sheffield Steelers best ever heavyweight

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t think there’s been a better ‘policeman’ for Steelers than Zack Fitzgerald.

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The six-week summer holidays are coming to an end.

A gentle start to the school year is vital to prevent stress and tension

The uniforms have been bought, the traffic in the morning has increased, the pencil cases have been topped up and homework diaries are already filling. Sheffield schools are back in business!

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Scotland's Jim McCalliog (dark shirt) crushes England hopes by putting the ball past goalkeeper Gordon Banks and England captain Bobby Moore to score his team's third and winning goal during the international match at Wembley.

Martin Smith column: Flying saucers, the 60s...and transfer deadline day

Oh how we laughed…

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No time for clash of personalities, historic splits or justifiable gripes

No time for clash of personalities, historic splits or justifiable gripes

Any former councillor or Member of Parliament who ventures into the labyrinthine complexities of South Yorkshire politics does so at their peril. I do so therefore, metaphorically speaking, with my eyes wide open.

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Liam Kirk

Simmsey column: Defence wins championships (hopefully)

One week to go of pre season before the real action begins next weekend in Manchester (Saturday) and at home to Nottingham (Sheffield Arena, Sunday)

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FITNESS: Running and raising cash for worthy causes

I have been running on and off all my life.

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Chuck eye, feather, popeseye and hanger steaks

The ultimate holiday barbecue

Here at Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium we believe that a good barbecue starts with good ingredients.

Eating Out
Andreas Valdix

Simmsey column: Confidence is high as Steelers head home to Sheffield Arena

In the words of Peters and Lee, in 1973 I believe: “Welcome home!”

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Reunion

Point of View: Reuniting our youth opera group

The Sheffield Youth Opera Group was founded in 1967 by a group of sixth form pupils, mainly from High Storrs School, following a highly successful production of The Yeomen of the Guard by the Boys’ and Girls’ schools combined.

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la grande plage de Royan

Column: French without tears ... or fear of officials!

I am writing this from France. The south west coast, to be precise. I have decided that I love France. I love the country, the people, but I particularly love the way of life over here.

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Wardsend Cemetery Bioblitiz and Open Day: Ben Keywood from Sheffield and Rothreham Wildlife Trust (left) identifying butterflies with David Baston

Children more interested in slugs that 19th century social history

“I’m very conscious of the fact that not everybody is interested in nineteenth century social history,” reflected Friend of Wardsend Cemetery Howard Bayley.

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Andreas Valdix

Simmsey column: How Valdix stole the show from the new boys

Just a week after the excellent Sodertalje left Sheffield for Sweden its the turn of the mighty Nurnberg Ice Tigers to arrive from Germany.

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