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Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on how players and little clubs lose out under the new transfer rules

It was great to get our first league win on Saturday. To record our first three points after four league games is a big positive because confidence certainly drains as more and more games pass by without winning.

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Neil Carribine's elephant in situ

Telegraph Column with Neil Carribine: How Sheffield sculpture dream came true

I originally found out about the Herd of Sheffield from seeing George Law’s Effie elephant on Instagram. I instantly wanted to get involved but thought I had found out about it too late.

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Michael Standerline of Sentinel Brewing Co, United Kingdom, 23rd August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

A passion for antiques, ale and fine restaurants

Restaurant entrepreneur Michael Standerline has worked with some of the country’s leading eateries and gastro pubs and has just relocated his head office to Omega Court in Sheffield. His grandfather ran Marshall Brothers of Thomas Street. They were one of the country’s last surviving manufacturers of metalwork for coffins. Michael’s University of Sheffield-educated father rose to become chief mining engineer for the National Coal Board which meant the family ended up living in South Wales for a long period. Michael trained as an accountant at Norfolk Park’s Knowle House and qualified in 1977. He then moved into the jewellery trade before setting up his own accountancy firm in 1980. Early successes with key restaurant businesses that started using his firm led to many clients in the food and wine trade and this started his involvement with the restaurant trade. His Farley Pub and Restaurant Services has branches in Reading, Bath and South Wales, and Michael Standerline also co-owns Forbury’s Restaurant and Wine Bar in Reading. He is married to Jenny and lives in Dore. He has twin daughters and six grandchildren.

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Antiques Column: Enthusiasm on the rise for football memorabilia

Antiques Column: Enthusiasm on the rise for football memorabilia

One of the marvellous advantages of having colleagues with specialist knowledge is that they always spot the latest trends within their fields.

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Levi Nelson in action for Steelers in the CHL. Pic: Dean Woolley

Dave Simms column: Come and have a glimpse at Sheffield Steelers’ future

On Saturday we will see a glimpse of the future – hopefully. A sign of where we want the Sheffield Steelers to be in years to come.

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Councillor Alison Teal.

COLUMN: Residents’ concerns should have been listened to over plans to expand Ecclesall Infant School

I was one of the councillors who called in the recent council decision about Ecclesall schools.

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Derbyshire County Council leader Anne Western.

Town residents say no to joining Sheffield

The vast majority of Chesterfield residents do not want to join the Sheffield City Region, according to a recent survey.

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Batman Vs Superman.

COLUMN: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, its hundreds of superhero movies

I am a huge fan of going to the cinema - but I haven’t been in months and there is a good reason for it.

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Neil Bowles

Today’s columnist, Neil Bowes: Cuts and their consequences

I have read a couple of letters recently in The Star, complaining about the lack of response from the police and why ring us?

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Jon Taylor's singing had us in stitches. Picture: Phil Westlake

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on long journeys, coffee and Jon Taylor’s rap song

It has been a difficult week for the Millers. Two tough away games against sides who I believe will be right up there come the end of the season, Aston Villa and Brighton.

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Tour de Yorkshire ceremonial start at Wakefield
Sir Bradley Wiggins lines up on the start line

My View, Mel Hewitt: British bike stars inspired my weight loss

My leisure time has never willingly been spent in a gym or running.

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BID manager Diane Jarvis with their Herd elephant Snookherd

Column: How businesses followed the herd

I became manager of Sheffield BID, a group of local businesses dedicated to improving the city centre through collective investment, last October.

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Adam Bradford

COLUMN: Don’t panic - there are plenty of options after A-Levels

Column by entrepreneur Adam Bradford.

This week, hundreds of thousands of A-Level students will be trembling with anxiety awaiting those all-important grades.

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Favourite Things: Spectacular seven hills of Sheffield bring a sense of theatre

Nick Challenger grew up in Killamarsh on the outskirts of Sheffield and he still lives there with his partner John. Nick owns his own hair salon, Nicholas James, in Kiveton. He is probably best known, though, for his work with two community theatre groups, Wales Musical Theatre Company and Wales Methodist Church Pantomime Players, who perform shows annually at Sheffield’s Montgomery Theatre and the Acorn Theatre in Worksop, where their Show Stoppers 2016 will run from September 14 to 17. He is also a trustee of the Montgomery and is a member of the newly-established Friends of the Montgomery, established to fund important restoration for the city centre theatre. When he’s not performing or directing, Nick also provides wigs and hair for many of the amateur shows at both the Montgomery and the Lyceum Theatre.

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Meigh Pottery - a story over almost a century

Meigh Pottery was run successfully by Charles Meigh from 1834 when he took over from his father, Job.

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VIDEO: Roll up, roll up – the circus is back in Sheffield

Roll up, roll up, the circus is back in town – and its ringleader says you’re never too old, young, or cool to enjoy the fun.

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Steelers in Sweden

Dave Simms column: Can Sheffield Steelers stun the Swedes?

The Steelers arrived in Jonkoping, home of Swedish hockey giants HV71, on Tuesday evening ahead of Thursday’s first Champions Hockey League fixture.

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Nik Farah summer column

Column: If the summer is ebbing away from you, seize it now!

I start each summer with a clear idea in my head.

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The bin area for the block of flats on Windyhouse Lane, Manor, Sheffield.

Sheffield Council: Why we need to make recycling changes

Sheffield Council is consulting on a range of changes to its waste policy as it attempts to save £3.4m from its budget.

Cabinet member for the environment Bryan Lodge explains why the changes are being made.

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Residents in Ecclesfield say they are outraged over proposals for a new pub in a residential area. Photograph by Dan Hobson

Residents ‘outraged’ over plans to turn historic Sheffield shop into pub

Residents in a Sheffield neighbourhood say they are ‘outraged’ over plans to turn a historic shop into a pub.

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