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Column: It’s starting to feel like spring

It’s starting to feel like spring is on its way. We’ve had the snowdrops, and now we’re seeing daffodils.

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British Black Icons, the huge canvas painted by Temper for an event for Sheffield's NonStop Foundation in 2005, which owner Dee Warburton plans to cut into 12 sections

Artist plans to sell some original works in bid to raise £50,000 to stage unique show

Dee Warburton eyes the 12ft by 6ft canvas on the wall.

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Pubs and Clubs Guide: Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

Pubs and Clubs Guide: Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

Do you have an event you’d like to see in our Pubs and Clubs guide? Email the details to whats.on@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk

Gigs and Music
What’s On Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

What’s On Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

Do you have an event you’d like to see promoted in our What’s On? Email the details to whats.on@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk

Whats on
Ten Things To Do Today - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ten Things To Do Today - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

1. Open Mic Jam, with The Carnival, 10A High Street, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 1PY, tel. 01246 415029. https://www.facebook.com/10AHighStreet/

Whats on
Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, March 25, 2017

Ramble After 50 for Sheffield Singles, Walks every month. New walkers welcome. Dtls Moya 07999845638.

Out and About
Author Brian Cranwell and his book about the Hillsborough Disaster

Star Interview with Richard Blackledge: A fresh perspective on Sheffield tragedy that still reverberates

“The memories are still very vivid,” says the Rev Brian Cranwell, explaining how he witnessed first hand the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster on April 15, 1989.

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CITY BUZZ: TripsWithATot.com’s Naomi Cooper is ‘Living it up at city’s Longshaw Estate!’

“Have you ever spent the day at Sheffield’s Longshaw Estate?

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Nigel Fisher

New Sheffield homeowners should consider security

Home security is low on the agenda of priorities for most people when it comes to moving house, a new study has revealed.

Out and About
Dementia can be isolating

Column: Importance of early diagnosis

There are an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK at the moment. Another 225,000 will develop it this year – that’s one every three minutes.

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Admiral nursing team manager Mary Beardsley, centre, with nurses Jo Liversidge, left, and Liz Tomlinson.

Column: Admiral nurses are doing a fantastic job

Some 2,716 Doncaster residents have been diagnosed with dementia and we estimate that, for a borough our size, a further 875 people will have the disease but have yet to be identified.

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Hummel figures of children

Antiques column: Charm of Hummel

I have always thought that an ideal subject for a new collector would be the charming Hummel figures of children.

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Column: Trial was a just a criminal waste of money

Column: Trial was a just a criminal waste of money

One of the most heart-breaking sights had to be 83 year-old farmer Kenneth Hugill, who wept openly on court steps after being cleared of GBH. He’d been put on trial after shooting a convicted burglar he thought was stealing diesel from his farm. But the jury took just 24 minutes to clear him of the charge, which has so far cost him £30,000 to fund his own defence. The pensioner, who has had two hip replacements and a heart-bypass operation, was arrested and fingerprinted after he shot Richard Stables, 44, in the foot outside his isolated farmhouse in Wilberfoss, near York. But a common-sense jury at Hull Crown Court cleared him. Following the trial, his family said the farm had been surrounded by armed police and a helicopter after police wrongly believed they were holding a hostage more than 15 hours after the shooting. This is even more bizarre given the fact it was Mr Hugill’s son who alerted police. Afterwards, his family criticised both the police and the Crown Prosecution Service for their decision to prosecute an 83 year-old man defending his own home. Mr Hugill said: “I pulled the trigger because I thought that car was going to kill me.” He told the court he was ‘petrified’ when the Land Rover had ‘revved up’ without lights and set off towards him in the early hours. He fired two shots – one to the side of the car and another in the air - to frighten the occupants away. But Stables was hit in the foot. He was taken to hospital by his friend Adrian Barron, a seasoned criminal with convictions for burglary and violence. Mr Stables suffered serious injuries but survived and gave evidence as a prosecution witness. Mr Hugill, who had never been in trouble with the law, was charged and put on trial. The prosecution argued “whether it was reasonable for Mr Hugill to act the way he did”. The court heard how Stables, who said he'd been lamping, gave three different versions of how he’d suffered his shotgun injuries, eventually admjust. But the police and CPS decided there was sufficient evidence to prosecute the 83 year-old, who had to hobble into the witness box. In my book, it is the police and CPS who should hang their heads in shame. Surely our already over-stretched justice system could be put to better use trying to keep those who actually pose a real risk to the public off the streets.

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Ovarian cancer - do you know the symptoms?

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and North Lincolnshire Council and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are joining forces to raise awareness of the symptoms women should look out for.

Health
Dronfield from above.

Dronfield in demand as the best place to live

When people move to Dronfield to live, they are unlikely to want to leave...

Out and About

Column: Record ideas, don’t lose them

As we’re already a quarter of the way through 2017 I trust you’ve got your business and personal goals for this year planned out?

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Louise in session with a young girl

How ex-teacher is helping children to battle exam stress

42-year-old draws on experience at sharp end of education to open her own business

Education

Your View: Central Library

I would suggest that Coun Jack Scott ought to go to Specsavers before he attempts to read my letters. (Star.Mar 9)

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Marion Sloan

Interview with Richard Blackledge: How ‘solid advice’ is the key to a healthier city for Sheffield GP

Marion Sloan’s life as a GP is a family affair.

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Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield

Your View: Grammar Schools

paul blomfield

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