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Favourite Things: ‘The absolute centre for fresh and tasty beer’

Rich Bardsley is general manager of Sheffield city centre’s first independent smokehouse-style bar and restaurant, FirePit, on West Street. He is engaged to partner Rhianne and they live in Chesterfield with three cats.

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Wigan Council received hundreds of noise complaints last year

Northern Lights: Unintended thoughtlessness that affects others’ lives and health

Earlier this year I wrote in this column about the development with the two universities and the Foundation Trust, of a vision strategy for South Yorkshire, which would underpin the development of devolved powers and some limited resources from government, to what has become known as the City Region. That strategy alongside the State of Sheffield report was published in February and much has happened since.

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Jerry Andersson, left, and Paul Thompson

Simmsey column: Well said Jerry, Sheffield Steelers are number one!

So Jerry Andersson, Steelers’ assistant coach, is getting a little stick on social media for saying the Steelers win the league this coming season – well what the hell did you expect him to say: “I think we are OK and maybe we will finish second or third?”

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Antiques Column

Antiques Column

Dresden does not refer to a particular maker, but rather a combination of at least forty porcelain workshops in and around the city of Dresden in Germany, which became a major centre for the production of porcelain.

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Column: That’s a wheelie, wheelie smart move

Column: That’s a wheelie, wheelie smart move

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Danny Jaques

Favourite Things: So many little treasures across retail and leisure

Danny Jaques is a 38 year old radio dispatcher who also works as a retail volunteer at city homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield, the working community with quality, self-contained accommodation, training facilities and a workspace for previously homeless men and women aged 18 years and over.

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Antiques Column: Widespread fashion for serving wine

Antiques Column: Widespread fashion for serving wine

I must admit, I do rather enjoy a glass of wine. In fact, I will go further, I absolutely love a glass of wine. In fact, I will go further still, on a lovely summer’s evening, on a deck chair in the garden nothing is better (almost nothing) than a glass of perfectly chilled Sauvignon b lanc.

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Tower blocks in Sheffield.

Column: Decent housing for everyone in society should be entitlement of all

The tragedy of Grenfell Tower seems to epitimise Britain’s social inequalities and the long-term neglect of public goods, writes senior lecturer in Sociology, at University College Union Sheffield Hallam, Bob Jeffery.

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In the Saddle: Derbyshire County Show fun

In the Saddle: Derbyshire County Show fun

Well, as you can imagine it has been another crazy fortnight at our house with the preparations underway for my first county show with my spotty yearling, Sully.

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Wildlife Column: Phenomenon of ‘Shadow Woods’

Wildlife Column: Phenomenon of ‘Shadow Woods’

For around four years, supported by the Peak Park and the British Ecological Society, we have worked with ‘citizen scientists’ to investigate the phenomenon of ‘Shadow Woods’.

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Chris Page column

Grand Central: When you lose on swings - and roundabouts

I’ve not been entirely honest with you. I’ve more grand kids. Further three, last time I checked. If you count my partner’s grandchildren. And I do.

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The Betrayed Girls - Picture Shows: Sketch: Shabir Ahmed, one of the defendants, accusing the white community of letting down the girls who testified in the May 2012 Rochdale child abuse trial. Photographer: Sketch Artist: Priscilla Coleman

Equality Column: ‘No greater crime in humanity’

Is there any greater crime against humanity then committing child sexual abuse? I have worked in the public sector for nearly 20 years now, and that includes working for Rochdale and Rotherham Council – two local authorities that have been at the centre of the child sexual abuse scandal in this country.

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COLUMN: Fire safety at the forefront of minds after Grenfell tragedy

COLUMN: Fire safety at the forefront of minds after Grenfell tragedy

Following the horrific events that took place at the Grenfell Tower Block in London recently fire safety has been thrust to the forefront of many peoples minds and we are pleased that people responsible for their buildings are taking fire safety more seriously as a result.

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Column: Bullying - a tale of two very different boys

Column: Bullying - a tale of two very different boys

This is the tale of two boys. Both suffered the same problem, but each had very different outcomes. First, there's nine-year-old Ollie Hope-Smith, who became a social media sensation when his dad put out a desperate plea on Twitter.

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Charlotte Hale at the Gatecrasher Apartments, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 28th June 2017. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Favourite Things: Developments that help Sheffield to evolve and expand

Charlotte Hale, aged 25, is office manager at West One Student Accommodation’s Gatecrasher Apartments’ lettings office on Arundel Street. The West One portfolio is owned by Sheffield-based City Estates and also embraces student flats at Sellers Wheel in Arundel Street, Huttons Buildings in West Street and Broomgrove Apartments on Broomgrove Road as well as the West One development in Fitzwilliam Street. The company is also currently working on the first phase of its £10m mixed-use development, Alsop Fields, on Sidney Street in the Cultural Industries Quarter. Charlotte lives in Aston with her boyfriend Grant.

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Antiques Column: The Art Deco appeal of Bakelite

Antiques Column: The Art Deco appeal of Bakelite

As a schoolboy I was never allowed to answer the telephone in our house when it rang, it was an adult only prerogative.

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Doggy Tails: I wish I’d looked after teeth

Doggy Tails: I wish I’d looked after teeth

I decided being a dog trainer was a bit like being a dentist (without the pain). The dentist advises how to care for your teeth from the start. They teach you to clean, floss and what to avoid to keep your teeth in good order.

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Column: Fear despite New York’s towering freedom

Column: Fear despite New York’s towering freedom

I’m writing this column from New York City. However, by the time you read it, I’ll be back home (sadly!)

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EXHIBIT OF THE MONTH: Important role vale played in practice of religious order

EXHIBIT OF THE MONTH: Important role vale played in practice of religious order

Beauchief Abbey is an iconic piece of Sheffield architecture and an important part of the history of Sheffield.

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In the Saddle: Practice makes perfect....

In the Saddle: Practice makes perfect....

Well, as many of you know I've had the pleasure of owning my spotty Appaloosa 'Haverlands Sully Fire' from around six months old and he's been out doing his first showing class from eleven and a half months old.

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