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Good and bad news for the Tramlines festival.

Sheffield’s ace urban music extravaganza was nominated for a trio of honours in the upcoming UK Festival Awards, as revealed in The Diary.

The good news is the event has made the shortlist in the best metropolitan festival category. More disappointingly, it missed the cut for both the best medium sized festival award and the best toilets gong.

“Absolutely devastated,” says spokeswoman Nicola Freitas.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Roundhouse in London on Monday, December 2.


A classic on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Praise Or Grumble football phone-in.

“I’ve got just two words,” said one disgruntled Wednesday fan. “Dave Jones out.”

The City Remembers

How humbling to experience Sheffield centre coming to a complete standstill on the 11th hour yesterday.

The city remembered.

What always amazes this writer is while half of us stand there in our big coats and scarves, poppies blowing in the chill, most of the veterans are dressed in little more than suit jackets and often only shirt sleeves.

Maybe that’s a generational thing. Maybe they made them tougher back then.

Either way, it’s always an honour to share a silence with guys who, in many cases, are surely nothing less than heroes.


And, finally today, reader Robin La Roca puts forward an alternative headline for yesterday’s main Diary article on bug-eating.

“Do you want flies with that?” he suggests.