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Antiques Column: Casting an eye on medieval furniture

The medieval bedroom is a very different room to the 21st century bedroom.

Opinion
In the Saddle: First show... and a first place

In the Saddle: First show... and a first place

It's been a busy start to the competition season at our house with pony club and taking my eight year-old daughter out competing on her pony.

Opinion
London Marathon

Column: Vote because it is right and fair thing to do

More austerity, a leader that supports taking Britain to another war, abolishing the human rights act, the NHS, economic certainty, immigrants and Brexit are some of the key issues that will dictate who the people of this country will vote for on June 8. For me there are only two reasons – the right to preserve life and fairness.

Opinion
Column: The hungry student who came to tea  . . .

Column: The hungry student who came to tea . . .

That's it, I'm officially old. My teenage son turned 20 last weekend. I have to admit that he’s no longer a teenager and that life is flashing by me at lightning speed. It doesn't seem two minutes ago that he was in nappies instead of wearing skinny jeans. Once he was happiest dressed in babygros, but now it’s band T-shirts or charity shop shirts. Playgroups are a thing of the past. Today, it’s wall-to-wall music festivals along with his pals. Instead of helping as a school monitor, this summer he’s volunteering for Oxfam at Glastonbury. It seems like only yesterday it was fruit shoots with his mates down the ball pit, but now it's more likely to be vodka shots at the bar. Bear in the Big Blue house has been replaced by big blue pints (don’t ask!) consumed down some sticky-floored nightclub. As a kid he used to spin Beyblades. Now he's more likely to be spinning vintage vinyl on a turntable. Gone are the days of Thomas the Tank engine, because now he’s a student. As a result, he's more likely to be getting tanked up with his mates, watching football down the bar. Bedtime reading once consisted of Barney's Alphabet Soup. Now he's a second-year English literature student, so his reading tastes are somewhat more refined. He’s more likely to have his well-read nose stuck in a classic novel. Whereas once we practised the phonetic alphabet, he's now writing two-thousand word essays on subjects and books so complex that I wouldn't have a hope of trying to understand them. Hot wheels have been replaced by real wheels and cars he can drive, and the Tiger Who Came to Tea book has been overtaken by the real-life student who came to tea...and ate us out of house and home. Think of the hungry caterpillar but with a more ferocious appetite.

Opinion
Walter Trout.

Sheffield show for blues star Walter Trout

Veteran American blues guitarist singer and songwriter Walter Trout is on fire right now.

Music
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Moving house? Property close to ‘oustanding’ schools attracts £50,000 premium

Parents looing to buy a property close to a primary school rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted face paying a premium of more than £50,000.

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COLUMNIST: Why not consider a career in healthcare?

Are you interested in becoming a healthcare professional? Are you unsure of the educational route to get there?

Opinion
Billy Hukin

RETRO: Sheffield’s cut throat world of razors

I make no excuses for returning to this area of Broomhill again as walking the streets in this area is like walking through the

Nostalgia
Win tickets to see UB40 and an evening of racing

Win tickets to see UB40 and an evening of racing

Kicking off the Music Live season at Doncaster Racecourse is legendary British reggae band UB40, featuring Duncan Campbell as lead singer. The hugely popular act returns to the venue on Saturday May 20 following an evening of racing.

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Ron Clayton

RETRO: The biggest Sheffield Park of them all - Sheffield’s medieval ‘great parke’

Growing up in Hillsborough much of my childhood centred round Hillsborough Park.

Nostalgia
The Band From County Hell in action.

Celtic rockers from Hell set for Doncaster show

Award-winning Celtic rockers – and veterans of more than 2,000 live performances – are set to wow fans when they perform in Doncaster.

Music
Tinsley Picture Palace, Sheffield

Free cinema evening about Tinsley Picture Palace

Step back in time at a free cinema evening this evening, Thursday April 27, 6.30-8.30pm.

Nostalgia
Panoramic view of Sheffield city from the amphitheatre

Go back in time at Sheffield’s Amphichill

Chill out and go back in time at AmphiChill, Sheffield’s first Big Vintage Brunch.

Nostalgia
In the Saddle: For the love of an Appaloosa

In the Saddle: For the love of an Appaloosa

Since getting my baby Appaloosa foal last year, I've joined the British Appaloosa Society, with whom my spotty boy is registered with and it appears I'm not the only one dotty over my spotty.

Opinion
Column: Thinking about buying a dog?

Column: Thinking about buying a dog?

Puppies are cute bundles of fluff and once you’ve seen that cute ‘pick me’ look there’s no going home without one. It’s easy to fall in love with a dog. They bring us joy, companionship and stress relief, although they bring stress too.

Opinion
Before every bank holiday we try and raise local awareness of the health services that are available in Doncaster if you need help at short notice. These are called unplanned care services.

Column: Bank holiday health services on offer

Before every bank holiday we try and raise local awareness of the health services that are available in Doncaster if you need help at short notice.

Opinion
Members of the Pontefract Home Guard will be at the Thorne 1940s weekend

Take a trip back in time for Thorne 1940s weekend

Thorne will be transported back to the 1940s for its annual weekend which commemorates the era.

Lifestyle
Column: Millennials need to get to grips with basics

Column: Millennials need to get to grips with basics

A survey has revealed that a shocking one in five people don’t know how to boil an egg. A poll of over 2,000 adults revealed that many struggle with basic tasks, including how to change a light bulb.

Opinion
Daffodils at Haddon

Gardening: Beautiful blooms display

The gardens at Haddon Hall have opened to the public and it’s been nonstop weeding.

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RETRO: New project puts spotlight on Sheffield’s tradition of protest

In 2017 barely a day goes by without news of a protest occurring somewhere across the world.

Nostalgia
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