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Competition: Win a back to school pack from Lakeside Village

Sorry to mention it - but the six weeks flies by in a flash and we want to help families get kitted out for going back to school, in style.

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Antiques Column: Modelled for maximum cuteness

Antiques Column: Modelled for maximum cuteness

Wade Whimsies are endearing animal subjects, modelled for maximum cuteness. 
At only 5.4cms their size added to their charm.

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Column: Customer service with a snarl, not a smile

Column: Customer service with a snarl, not a smile

Customer service, eh? More like service with a snarl! As the old adage goes, the customer is always right. Wrong! We're never right. In fact, we’re wrong to assume that customer service actually means what it says. I've been bitten twice in the past week by appalling customer service. In fact, it seems to me that good customer service is as rare as hen's teeth. My first brush was a missed delivery, so I contacted the company to arrange a drop-off at one of its collection points. Bizarrely, this was a chemist. The woman (I use the term loosely, she was actually a dragon!) refused to give me the parcel, a birthday present from my friend, because my mate had written a daft name – V Ron Ica - on the front as a joke. However, the fire-breather didn't have a sense of humour. She insisted that, because it didn't match the name on my driving licence, I couldn’t collect my own parcel, even though I’d produced my address, photographic ID and a special ‘collection’ barcode sent to me by the company. In the end, I had to phone the company myself (she was far too busy, serving one other customer!) I then put it on loud speaker (partly to wind her up more) and explained the whole ridiculous situation. It told her (still on loudspeaker) to stop being so daft and give me my parcel.

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Doncaster Pride event gets underway with a parade around the town centre

Column: Doncaster Pride is important for all of us

The team behind the hugely successful Doncaster Pride is putting the finishing touches to the eleventh event, taking place 19th August in Sir Nigel Gresley Square.

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Moya Sketchley, Angela Reading and Charlotte Carey at Barra Organics

MY FAVOURITE THINGS: Sheffield artist loves the magical Big Moor and Barbrook

Moya Sketchley, an artist, allotment holder, vegan and mother of two, set up Barra Organics with environmentalist husband Mark Mercer in 2012 in a desire to bring the freshest and best organically farmed fruit and vegetables to Sheffield.

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COLUMNIST: Painting a picture of Lady Denham - the scandal and her demise

This painting, currently on display in Graves Gallery, depicts Margaret Brooke, Lady Denham (1647-67).

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Lalezar BBQ Restaurant and Meze 
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Head chef, Suleyman Koca in the restauarant

Review: Charcoal grill creations and a competitive price will have you going la-la for Lalezar

This is what the adage never judge a book by its cover must mean.

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The CQC told BMI The Duchy Hospital in Harrogate that it must improve last October.

Column: Technology boost for patient records

If you’ve had a health problem that has involved seeing different care professionals at different times you’ll know how frustrating it can be in having to recount your medical history to each of them separately.

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Sheffield Central

Sheffield is key location for new Travelodge hotel - creating 420 new jobs

Major hotel chain Travelodge has announced it’s looking for its sixth site in Sheffield.

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Antiques Column: Dazzling polka dots and flowers

Antiques Column: Dazzling polka dots and flowers

Born into a middle class family in the Potteries in 1902, Susie Cooper was hardly a typical factory worker. She joined local pottery A E Gray & Co. Ltd. to gain the experience of working in the decorative arts that she required to attend London’s Royal College of Art.

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GARDENING: It’s time to start cutting back

GARDENING: It’s time to start cutting back

Although it seems like summer has just started, it’s already time to cut back some early flowering perennials such as geraniums, centaurea and oriental poppies to ensure there is plenty of room for other later flowers to do their thing.  

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RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

RETRO: The history of Sheffield cutlery manufacturer family the Nowills

This week we trace a city cutlery manufacturer’s family right back to the 1700s.

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Column: Stalking can have deadly repercussions

Column: Stalking can have deadly repercussions

Some people go to real extremes to monitor their ex-partner. But being concerned for someone and stalking them are two separate things. Stalking has been in the news lately thanks to recent anti-harassment laws.

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Column: BBC equality headline sends wrong signal

Column: BBC equality headline sends wrong signal

When the BBC recently published a headline “Male salaries could face wage cut” – aimed at achieving economic parity for women – I questioned why can’t women salaries go up instead?

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Martin Ross from HR Media pictured at Bramall Lane

MY FAVOURITE THINGS: Media company MD Martin Ross and what he loves about Sheffield

Martin Ross is managing director of HR Media Ltd, the Sheffield-based public relations company which is celebrating 20 years of working with clients across the region.

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Courteeners frontman Liam Fray.

Acoustic Sheffield show for Courteeners singer

Fresh from a sell-out hometown concert in front of 50,000 people and warm-up gig at Sheffield’s O2 Academy, Courteeners frontman Liam Fray is returning to the Steel City venue – for a solo acoustic show.

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15th March 2017
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The Dome, Doncaster

Lots of events to keep the children entertained at Doncaster Dome

PARENTS looking for activities to keep the children entertained this summer can rely on the Dome, Doncaster.

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Fitness Column: The end of a beautiful relationship...

Fitness Column: The end of a beautiful relationship...

‘What on earth are you doing?’ exclaimed my other half when he spotted me barefoot and hands on hips attempting to open the kitchen door with my feet.

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FOOD REVIEW: From Spain to South Yorkshire - tasty tapas at a price your can afford

For me there is no better thing to eat than tapas.

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The marina at Puerto Rico

REVIEW: Gran Canaria - a Spanish island full of contrasts

Ahead of me lies the glittering Atlantic Ocean, the sun sparkling off its surface, behind me is a busy centre full of bars, restaurants and boutiques.

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