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Column: French without tears ... or fear of officials!

I am writing this from France. The south west coast, to be precise. I have decided that I love France. I love the country, the people, but I particularly love the way of life over here.

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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.

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
Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, August 19, 2017

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

Out and About
Ten Things To Do Today - Friday, August 18, 2017

Ten Things To Do Today - Friday, August 18, 2017

1. Mahogany Newt, Albion Road Wmc, Albion Road, Rotherham, S60 2NF, 8.30pm.

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Sarah Champion, Member of Parliament for Rotherham.

Column: Irresponsible to view us through a prism

I have to say that I strongly condemn Rotherham MP Sarah Champion’s incendiary statement in the Sun newspaper, entitled ‘British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls… and it’s time we faced up to it.’
The fact that a Labour party minister, also the shadow minister for equalities and women would choose to racialise paedophilia and child sexual exploitation / grooming along ethnic lines is irresponsible. I believe it will encourage hatred against minorities, predominantly the Pakistani community provide fuel to the far right, and further legitimise the use of racial rhetoric.

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Labour MP Jared O'Mara.

Star Interview: Why Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O’Mara is ready to get to work

It is one thing pulling off a stunning political upset by ousting Nick Clegg to become Sheffield Hallam’s first-ever Labour MP.

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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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Sarah Christie at The Sheffield Print Club

Join the club to learn the craft of screenprinting in Sheffield

Sarah Christie pulls a sheaf of screenprinted artworks from a drawer, spreads them out across a large table and pauses for a moment.

Lifestyle
IVF family

FEATURE: “Life truly is complete now for our family of three”

“I remember looking down at the positive pregnancy test, and not believing it was true,” smiles Jade Akroyd-Baillie.

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Jan Johnson at Weston Park Hospital.

Pride in our NHS: ‘The attraction of my job is that I’m able to help Sheffield people’

Sheffield’s gain was definitely Leeds’ loss when experienced radiotherapist Jan Johnson decided to move back to the city after a stint up the M1.

Health
Lucy Ashton

“Dancing helped bring me back to life after cancer”

Lucy Ashton’s love of dance has helped her rediscover her love of life.

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Marcus Newton on one of his guided walking tours around Sheffield

Star Interview: Marcus brings a new perspective on Sheffield with walking tours

It seems there’s always something new to learn about Sheffield.

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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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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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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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