Opinion

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Column: Redundancy: it’s not the end of the world!

Last year I was made redundant for the third time in four years.
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Column: Only light can drive out darkness

Column: Only light can drive out darkness

We’ve all heard the term “hate breeds hate” and when Darren Osborne was convicted for 43 years last week this phrase was confirmed. I followed the trial closely as I wanted to understand this man’s reasoning.

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Zack Fitzgerald.  Picture: Dean Woolley

Simmsey column: reasons to be cheerful at Sheffield Steelers

Is there light at the end of the tunnel - at last?

Sport
Showroom Cinema: ‘Clio Barnard’s Dark River runs into Sheffield for special Q&A’

Showroom Cinema: ‘Clio Barnard’s Dark River runs into Sheffield for special Q&A’

When Francis Lee’s magnificent and Yorkshire set God’s Own Country exploded onto cinema screens last year, it felt like it mined a similar kind of vein as Hope Dickson Leach’s remarkable 2017 debut – The Levelling - in sprawling, emotional and beautiful fashion.

TV and Film
Antiques Column: Wealth of wonderful glassware...

Antiques Column: Wealth of wonderful glassware...

As the winter nights are starting to get just a little bit brighter and Easter, spring and summer are just around the corner my thoughts turn to holidays spent in France and then obviously to the wealth of wonderful glassware that has come from that glorious country.

News
Book Club: Reading Matter

Book Club: Reading Matter

The benefits of reading are many, varied and proven. But for many of us, with all the other demands on our time, it can be a real struggle to fit it in.

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Book Club: Literary City

Book Club: Literary City

Literary festivals are a booming industry, with an estimated 350 taking place across the UK

each year.

Arts
Book Club: The Continuity Girl by Patrick Kincaid

Book Club: The Continuity Girl by Patrick Kincaid

In 1969, the legendary film director Billy Wilder took his production team up to the wild highlands of Scotland to make a little-known film called The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes.

Arts
Wildlife Column: Head north for the garden birds!

Wildlife Column: Head north for the garden birds!

I have been commenting on the paucity of this winter’s bird visitors to my Norton garden, and this triggered emails, letters and photographs from readers to tell of their garden delights.

News
Ashley Highfield, Johnston Press chief executive, in the newsroom of The Yorkshire Post.

Ashley Highfield: The House of Lords is risking the future of local newspapers

THIS week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.
Opinion
Peter Mahy, Managing Partner at Howells Solicitors.

Favourite Things: I love the busy city balanced with country calm in Sheffield’

Peter Mahy came to study law at the University of Sheffield in 1990.

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Year Five pupils Luke and Lacey, of Malin Bridge Primary School.

Education: Sheffield primary schools are rushing to become academies out of fear

Meetings are taking place at several Sheffield primary schools to discuss their path towards academisation – and many are making the move for the wrong reasons.

Education
Sheffield Steelers are running on empty: Picture: Marie Caley

Simmsey column: Route 66 to exhaustion for Sheffield Steelers

Wednesday night was Game 66 for the Sheffield Steelers.

Opinion
In the Saddle: Mud monster mayhem

In the Saddle: Mud monster mayhem

You would not believe the state of the winter paddock at home with all this constant rain. It's an absolute swamp. I fear I have hippos at home and not horses.

Opinion
Antiques column: Used by many in polite society

Antiques column: Used by many in polite society

At the end of the 18th century a combination of poor personal hygiene and disastrous sewage control made walking through streets a rather smelly business.

Opinion
Wildlife Column: Sighting of barn owls in gardens!

Wildlife Column: Sighting of barn owls in gardens!

I received quite a postbag in response to earlier articles about the recovery of barn owls, and this included some remarkable photographs. One particular story was very exciting and this came in from Michael Banks who lives in North Derbyshire.

Opinion
Nicaraguan Liquid Amber tree planted in Sheffield to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning of the city with Esteli
Lord Mayor of Sheffield Cllr Peter Rippon, Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales and Cllr Pat Midgeley plant the tree at South Street Park
Picture by Dean Atkins

Chance to visit our twinned city - and step off the beaten tourist track

Sheffield has a long-standing friendship with Estelí and has been formally twinned since 1984.

Opinion
COLUMNIST: The politics of a changing climate

COLUMNIST: The politics of a changing climate

It’s not hard to understand why only ten to 15 per cent of people contact their MP each year.

Environment
Professor Vanessa Toulmin.

NORTHERN LIGHTS: How much further do we have to go to for equal rights for women?

February 6 marks the centenary of The Representation of the People Act being passed through the Houses of Parliament and receiving Royal assent.

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Cole Shudra - picture by Dean Woolley

Sheffield Steelers young starlets have proved our apprentice scheme works

The kids have answered their first pressure test haven’t they?

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