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Perfect Yorkshire Puddings used to make a burger by The Milestone Head Chef Jamie Robinson

VIDEO: How to make the perfect Yorkshire pudding video

There aren’t many dishes that get their very own day – but the Yorkshire Pudding is certainly worthy.

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Thorne and Moorends Food Bank Group. Pix: Shaun Flannery/shaunflanneryphotography.com

Today’s columnist, Ruth Willis: Be part of the giving legacy

Working as a ehief executive for South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF), the local grant-making charity, gives me a great sense of pride and purpose.

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My View, Ros Jones: We need more cash for adult social care

Last week I confirmed my proposals for the council’s budget in 2016-17. It is the final year of a three-year plan, which required us to cut £109million from our annual spending as a result of the Conservative Government’s austerity measures.

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Columnist, Veronica Clark: Slummy mummies should grow up and put some clothes on

We’ve all seen them at the school gates - slummy mummies, with their pyjama bottoms tucked inside Ugg boots. Sometimes they’ll wear a coat to keep out the chill after falling out of bed five minutes before school register. 


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In the Saddle with Anita Marsh: Meet Suzie

After popping Troy, our dog, into kennels we never dreamed that we’d be walking out of with two dogs, but that is exactly what happened.

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The First Folio, Mr William Shakespeare's comedies, histories & tragedies, London, 1623.
29 Janaury 2016.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

My View, Mel Hewitt: How Shakespeare changed my world

This year there will be commemorations all across the country and also the world no doubt, of the 400th anniversary of the death our greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.

Ben Parkinson collects a  Sun Military Award

My View, Ben Parkinson: The day my leg fell off at Downing Street

It was a great day for the Pilgrimbandits on Friday last week as we had been nominated for a Millie, that’s a Sun Military Award, for Support to the Armed Forces.

Patient waiting for gynaecological examination, low section

SCREENING: Don’t put that test off for a minute longer

Columnist Nicola Farah highlights the importance of taking up invitations for routine screening...

Jamie McDonnell lands clean on Tomoki Kameda on his way to successfully retaining his WBA bantamweight title in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dennis Hobson column: No sour grapes, but I made Jamie

Dave Coldwell says the improvements in Jamie McDonnell were “nothing short of fantastic” in 2015. While you have history with Jamie, do you accept his career continues to be on the up?

Mile of scarves launch at Frenchgate Shopping Centre

My View, Laurie Barton Wright: Mile of scarves will boost cancer charity

After a cracking Christmas, we are all set for a fabulous year at Frenchgate.

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Take part in free guided Sheffield cycle ride this weekend

Residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes this weekend with Sky Ride Local, as the first guided rides of 2016 take place in the city.

Odeya Rush, Dylan Minnette and Jack Black. Picture: PA Photo/Hopper Stone/Columbia

FILM REVIEW: Goosebumps (15)

Comic whirlwind Jack Black ramps up his manic energy to gale force 10 in this fast-paced fantasy adventure based on the series of children’s books by RL Stine.

Bryan Cranston and Elle Fanning. Picture: PA Photo/entertainmentone.

FILM REVIEW: Trumbo (15)

Hollywood is in the throes of a highly publicised civil war about ethnic diversity.

Blake Harrison, Danny Mays, Tom Courtenay, Toby Jones, Bill Paterson, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon, Picture: PA Photo/Universal

FILM REVIEW: Dad’s Army (15)

How do you improve on the perfection of Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s sitcom Dad’s Army, which began active service in 1968 and remains a jewel in the crown of the BBC comedy archives?


The Sherlocks to perform at SXSW in Texas. Photo: Glenn Ashley.

BREAKING: The Sherlocks to play world's biggest music festival

South Yorkshire's rising rock stars The Sherlocks are today celebrating their first headline UK tour with news that they have been booked to play the world's biggest music festival.

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Louis Tomlinson flies Doncaster teacher to One Direction concert in Madrid

Louis Tomlinson's former teacher is set to reveal how the popstar flew him to watch One Direction perform in Madrid as part of a BBC Radio Sheffield documentary.


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Yorkshire Air Ambulance orders second new helicopter

Yorkshire Air Ambulance has ordered a second new helicopter to replace the costly ageing models currently used.

Doncaster pub quiz raises money for children’s hospice

The Glasshouse pub in Doncaster has raised £1,507 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by holding a smartphone quiz.

Firefighters tackle a massive fire in Mexborough. Picture: Tim Ansell

South Yorkshire women urged to consider becoming firefighters

Women interested in becoming firefighters are invited to a ‘have a go’ day to find out what it takes.

The Flying Scotsman was built in Doncaster.

Doncaster’s Flying Scotsman to return to the railway after multi-million pound refurbishment

A date has been set for the return of the Doncaster-built Flying Scotsman to the East Coast Main Line - after a 10-year refurbishment.

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TRAVEL REVIEW: The Arch London is boutique hotel heaven

Calm and tranquillity perhaps aren’t the first words that spring to mind when visiting central London.

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