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EXHIBIT OF THE MONTH: The Dance of Death

I’d like to think that Hans Holbein the Younger had a satirist’s sense of humour; dark and grim, but with a biting edge to provoke comment, if not outrage.

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COLUMNIST: Exams shouldn’t be a test of period poverty or a measure of menstrual taboos

I am calling for Sheffield school to add one more item to their invigilation kits this exam season.

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Ofsted has delivered its verdict on the many schools in and around Preston its inspected this year.

Education Column: We must support our teachers and encourage more in to the profession

Teacher recruitment is in crisis up and down the country and Sheffield schools are continuing to experience problems in many different areas.

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Northern Lights: Maybe Sheffield is the underdog - and it is triumphing over adversity

Northern Lights: Maybe Sheffield is the underdog - and it is triumphing over adversity

The great news that the stage play Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is to be made into a film set me thinking. I had that “here we go again” feeling, but in a positive way.

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Michael Lee with Kate Allatt

MY FAVOURITE THINGS: Michael Lee of Sheffield Sports Medicine

Michael Lee heads up leading Sheffield-based physiotherapy clinic, Sheffield Sports Medicine (SSM). Michael started the business in 2009, with the clinic enjoying rapid growth in the years since.

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COLUMNIST: Will MPs ever be complimentary about farmers?

One of these days I’m going to get a shock. One of these days a politician will stand up and say something complimentary about British farming.

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Antiques Column: Figurines full of style and character

Antiques Column: Figurines full of style and character

Last weekend’s sunny Sunday found me lying on my deck chair, my eyes closed and listening to the soothing sounds of birds singing and bees buzzing, along with the gentle ‘clip, clip’ of my wife’s hedge cutting endeavours.

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Flashback: Sheffield Steelers sign GB youngsters Cole Sudra and Liam Kirk on three year full time apprentice contracts.

Simmsey’s Sheffield Steelers’ column: Why moving Cole Shudra was the right call

I can feel your pain, you want news and from where you sit it seems like nothing is happening in Steelerland, the reality is that nothing could be further from the truth.

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Ben O'Connor

Simmsey column: This might not sound like it - but this is fantastic news...

Ben O’Connor to the KHL, Liam Kirk to the NHL – how brilliant is that.

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Column: Silence makes us accomplices

Column: Silence makes us accomplices

On Monday when America opened its embassy in Jerusalem – whilst declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel only a few weeks before - I realised then, many innocent people, namely Palestinians were to be killed, and so it is proven.

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Hearing Aid for Ellen Beardmore who is trialing one for a feature

Column: Listening to a new perspective on hearing loss

I vividly remember the stomach-churning feeling of horror when I realised my right ear was effectively dead.

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Rachel Shenton

Hollyoaks star supports local newspapers

I am a huge supporter of local newspapers because they do so much good for the communities they serve.

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Elderly person. Photo by Pixabay.

COLUMNIST: We have totally failed the elderly generation

Most people in their eighites and nineties have experienced a life most young people of today could barely comprehend.

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Antiques Column: Jewellery set with polished lead glass

Antiques Column: Jewellery set with polished lead glass

Costume jewellery made from non precious materials is often more evocative of its age than precious jewels.

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Kimono, 1900s. Image � Muse

EXHIBIT OF THE MONTH: Silk kimono on display at Sheffield museum

As spring seems to have finally arrived in Sheffield and the cherry trees are looking fantastic, I’ve chosen a object that reminds me of warm sunny days and that celebrates the beauty of nature.

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The fight is on against the epidemic among children

Childhood obesity – a rising epidemic

Sadly, childhood obesity is once again making the headlines.

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Alyssia and Sully, aged four-months-old

In the Saddle: Happy second birthday, Sully

Finally we seem to have spring in the air and earlier this week we reached a special birthday with our yearling, Sully as he celebrated his second birthday with us.

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Sadacca (Sheffield and District African Caribbean Community Association)

COLUMNIST: Black and ethnic minorities threatened with “playing the race card”

“Playing the race card” is a phrase that most black and ethnic minorities are threatened with if they ever have the courage to speak out against injustice – I’ve experienced it many times, including sanctioned abuse.

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Ben O'Connor - wins best defenceman and widest smile award

Simmsey column: Sheffield Steelers’ lads did our nation proud in Pool A-bound Great Britain ice hockey team

I don’t think we can start anywhere else other than the heroic performances from Team Great Britain last week.

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Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United - for the time being

Are Sunderland waiting in the wings for Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder?

Bigger crowds than Wednesday, promotion hopes until mid-April and a manager who’s one of their own. What could possibly go wrong for Sheffield United?

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