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More tales from Sheffield’s rock ’n’ roll front line...

Last month this column reported how Lee Carnall, drummer with city band Cause Of Denial, played on after dislocating his knee mid-set.

This month it’s been Gareth Oldale’s turn to go above and beyond in the name of live music. The sticksman with Chesterfield rockers Take The Seven performed at the Sheffield Academy, in Arundel Gate, with a fractured cheekbone and broken nose after an accident the previous night. He’d only checked himself out of hospital hours before getting on stage.

“He’s committed,” noted front man Dan Molloy.

The sauce of all happiness

Sheffield is the happiest city in the UK, then?

A nationwide survey found residents here are the most cheerful in the country, as reported in this paper. Probably all down to the Henderson’s.

Palmer’s new role

And talking of which, don’t you love a happy ending?

Last year this page revealed how Sheffield Wednesday legend Carlton Palmer was organising a charity run in aid of Cavendish Cancer Care.

Some 130 people took part in the 10km race around Ecclesall Woods on November 24.

Now the final fundraising total has been calculated and it’s a whooping £18,000. And more than that The Big P, who now lives in Dore, enjoyed his fund-raising so much he’s agreed to become an ambassador for the Broomhill charity.

As such, he’ll host a fundraising dinner with fellow Wednesday hero David Hirst at Hillsborough on February 28. Tickets £40 for dinner and disco with details at cavcare.org.uk