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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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Criticism: Dr Billings was told installing a new police telephone system was a saga 'running longer than Emmerdale'.

Column: Let’s starve hate-mongers of soundbites

Throughout this Islamic month of Ramadan, Mosques have been opening their doors feeding and interacting with people of all faiths and none, homeless, rich or poor. I would not be surprised if more than a million people in the UK were fed, including many millions across the world. Yet despite these interactions it seems that they are not enough to stop unprecedented levels of hate or anti-Muslim inspired attacks.

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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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In the Saddle: Pony to the rescue

In the Saddle: Pony to the rescue

It’s always sad to hear the plight of any rescue animals, but for me the saddest of all is the amount of horses and ponies left abandoned at the moment. I love to hear success stories though on how some of these unlucky ponies are rehabilitated and find a happy ending.

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Doncaster Royal Infirmary receives nearly four million calls a year

Column: Vital tests where we’re ahead of the field

We’re at the start of Cervical Screening Awareness Week and, as a GP, I’m today urging all Doncaster women to please attend your appointment when you are called for a smear test.

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The Old Weighing Room

FIVE MINUTES WITH: Stephen Woad, or Squire, who talks all things Doncaster Racecourse

Doncaster born and bred Stephen Woad is affectionately known as ‘Squire’ at Doncaster Racecourse thanks to his bright socks, checked shirts an colourful handkerchiefs.

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In the Saddle: Road to recovery....

In the Saddle: Road to recovery....

Well, as some of you may remember we've not been able to join pony club this season due to my daughter's knee injury...we had the results back after going private and finding she had torn her muscle in two areas. Luckily she is on the road to recovery.

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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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Column: People in power should review hate crime

Column: People in power should review hate crime

When Meghan Markle married into the Royal family, what she effectively did is drag the Royal family into contemporary Britain. The diversity of the wedding was celebrated by millions, including people from black and ethnic minorities, it must have felt like a refreshing change.

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Column: Sunny days are perfect for getting out and about

Column: Sunny days are perfect for getting out and about

The weather seems to have turned for us and we’ve had some beautiful sunny days recently, this is the time of year when everything appears to be full on, and this applies equally to sport as it does to nature.

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Flag Hejaz Arab Man Waving

Column: Wake up call to end this human massacre

On Monday when America opened its embassy into Jerusalem, while 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 has proven.

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Column: Support for mental health problems is available

Column: Support for mental health problems is available

Research suggests that one in four of us will experience some form of mental health illness during our life.

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The National Sheep Association has now joined the chorus of protest

COLUMNIST: Cash sucked from farmers’ pockets

If you encountered an organisation which forced you to hand over a substantial amount of money towards its running costs every year yet denied you any kind of say in how the collected cash was spent you might think there was something seriously wrong with it.

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Anita on her horse April with Natalie riding Mara the pony

In the Saddle: Happy hacking

If you mentioned the word 'hacking' to a non-horse person they would immediately think of some computer whizz kid trying to break into computer systems to steal information.

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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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