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Kyle Bennett's Christmas tree
Kyle Bennett's Christmas tree
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BAND BANNED

The Ratells, who feature in today’s second Diary piece, incidentally, have the unusual honour of being the only band ever to be banned from Sheffield Train Station.

Transport bosses kicked them out after the lads decided to play a spontaneous gig right in the middle of rush hour.

MERRY CHRISTMAS – HERE’S ME

South Yorkshire MPs Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband are both giving out festive cards this year featuring pictures of, er, themselves, then?

The designs, revealed in The Star last week, show the politicians in oh-so-natural poses.

Which isn’t unusual for MPs, of course. But isn’t it a rather odd thing to do when one thinks about it?

“Merry Christmas – here’s a picture of me.”

HAPPY READING – HERE’S ME

Almost as bad as the West Yorkshire council this writer once reported on which came up with a scheme to promote library use by giving away free bookmarks featuring pictures of...local councillors.

Readers were encouraged to collect all six.

MODERN STYLE...

And keeping it Christmasy, Doncaster footballer Kyle Bennett has certainly gone for an interesting tree this year.

The 23-year-old midfielder posted this picture of his unusual-spruce on Twitter. “Went for a modern style,” he said. Who says footballers lack taste?