FAVOURITE THINGS: Making great escapes into parks and cuisine in Sheffield

Hannah Duraid, aged 25, discovered Crystal Maze-style live escape room games while travelling the world in 2013. Upon returning to the UK to start her PGCE at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2014, Hannah and partner Peter Lacole decided to start Sheffield’s first live escape room. Mad Scientist opened in January 2015 – family, friends or colleagues have 45 minutes to escape by solving puzzles as the clock ticks. Now followed by three more rooms, the attraction has been voted Sheffield’s number one for fun on TripAdvisor. Great Escape employs 17 staff and opened in Leeds in late September. Hannah lives in Norton and was inspired by her dad, who told her she could do anything. She recently won the Northern Power Woman One to Watch as well as the Duke of York Entrepreneur of the Year and Yorkshire 42 under 42. Last week she won the Northern Women in Business 2016 young entrepreneur of the year award.

Sean Ashton

Environment: 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.

Herd of Sheffield Farewell event. David Vernon-Edwards Chief Executive Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity with darren Pearce, director Meadowhall Centre

Column: A fitting finale to Sheffield’s mammoth elephant trail

As director of the Children’s Hospital Charity I see first hand the incredible work that goes on at Sheffield Children’s Hospital every single day.

Still Loved

Continuity of care would benefit all mothers

There is plenty of good quality research evidence to show that continuity of care from a known midwife, antenatally, during labour and birth and postnatally, has excellent clinical outcomes.

Carol White as Cathy in Cathy Come Home. The film features in a list of all-time television greats

Cinema Column; How film can transform society

Welcome to the Telegraph’s new film column. Each week, I will be discussing Sheffield film highlights, from upcoming releases to festivals and industry news.

TV and Film
Firth Park Grammar School
Firth Park Grammar School one of the dining rooms circa 1955.

Education Column: Give pupils the choice of grammar experience that spoke my language

Some of us from around Neepsend Gasworks, and Andrew’s Steelworks, passed the 11 plus from Hillfoot County to Firth Park Grammar, Marlcliffe Secondary and Central Technical Schools. Parents made sacrifices, helped by grants for uniforms, satchels and so on. Both Hillfoot County and FPGS had excellent teachers - most had served in the Forces, and weren’t just straight into teaching. Firth Park was a fortunate choice for me (1949-1956), because it was one of the best schools in England for languages.

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Ervins Mustukovs, must be better protected if Steelers are to win the title again

Dave Simms column: a fifth title win and a League to be proud of

So the 2016 Championship banner will be raised into the Arena rafters on Saturday ahead of the game against Fife.

Liam Cartledge  - goal machnie

Martin Smith column: goals, gold and good sense as Liam heads for 1,000 mark

I don’t know Liam Cartledge and I’ve never seen him play, but he’s become a bit of a hero of mine.

Non League
Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko, right, and Britain's Tyson Fury exchange blows

Boxing: The secret world of depression haunting Sheffield and South Yorkshire boxers

In the macho world of boxing, you won’t find many fighters willing to talk about a secret undercurrent that pervades the sport.

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Anna Caig

Book Club: Fargate from the Madding Crowd

From Northanger Abbeydale Road to The Wolf Of West Street, Sheffield has been getting into its book-loving groove.

Education Column: How classroom lessons can offer a lifeline to break away from trauma

Education Column: How classroom lessons can offer a lifeline to break away from trauma

The largest refugee crisis in contemporary history is happening quite literally on our doorstep. To put things into perspective, right now there are more than 1,000 unaccompanied minors stranded in the Calais Jungle – that is, under 18-year-olds who have travelled across the entire globe in search of a life away from war, persecution and poverty.

Chella Quint with vintage pad

Telegraph Health: Private topics that shouldn’t be kept secret

When I was growing up, we had a visit from ‘the period lady’ - a woman from a menstrual product company who took all the girls into one room (I honestly don’t know for sure what happened to the boys – I think they got an extra hour of PE, which was totally unfair), showed us all her company’s video about menstruation, gave out branded booklets and free samples, and left.

Gevi Carver at Bolehills which is one of her favourite places in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Favourite Things: Inspiring pilgrimages in Sheffield to celebrate the unsung

Genevieve Carver is a poet and spoken word performer living in Hunter’s Bar. She grew up in York, but moved to Sheffield in 2009, where she fell in love with the city’s DIY arts scene.

Meadowhall director Darren Pearce with a Herd of Sheffield elephant sculpture

Mammoth task of getting herd together

As the Herd of Sheffield exhibition comes to a close after three mighty months stomping the streets of Sheffield, the teams at The Children’s Hospital Charity, Meadowhall and I have had the mammoth task – literally – of reuniting this marvellous art installation for the final time, at Meadowhall.

Friends of Ham in Ilkley    Picture by Tony Johnson

Column: Who needs the beach anyway?

As you read this, I’ll be on my holiday. Yes, it’s a bit later than usual but that’s okay as it means I miss the kids’ holidays as well as the heat.

A group therapy session with people who have mental illness.

Health Column: Changing landscapes of mental health care

The first in what could be a series of conferences looking at ‘changing landscapes’ in mental health care has put the spotlight on the debate in Sheffield.

Ben O'Connor - in friendly dialogue. Pic: Dean Woolley

Simmsy column: Sheffield Steelers must do it right against Cardiff Devils, this time

Three wins from their first three Elite league games – the assault on an unprecedented third straight league title has started well although on Sunday Steelers face their sternest test when the Cardiff Devils arrive.

Column: No longer seen or herd here

Column: No longer seen or herd here

As I walked out on Wednesday, as I walked out on Dev Green, a caravan vision smote my eye. But why a caravan on Dev Green? Oh, what can this mean? (nod to WH Auden)

Burts reaction to Fireworks

Doggy Tails: Fireworks anxiety tips

A lot of your dog’s misery can be avoided, or at least reduced if you prepare ahead before your dog turns into a quivering wreck on Bonfire Night.

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