Take Two with Colin Drury

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He’s previously published comic books featuring murder around Meadowhall, a killer in Attercliffe and foul play at Bramall Lane and Hillsborough.

Safe to say, the Sheffield which appears in the stories of Craig Daley isn’t the most cheerful place.

Now the graphic designer, from Crookes, has released the fourth work in his quartet of South Yorkshire noir comics - and the killing keeps coming.

Meat Is Murder, The Butcher Of Banner Cross is a whodunnit where only one thing seems certain: there’s more than beef in the burgers.

“It’s very tongue in cheek with lots of humour,” says the 51-year-old. Available in outlets now.


Sheffield is in many ways a city of little squares - Tudor, Fitzalan and Paradise among them.

And perhaps it’s also a city of under-used squares. Arguably none of the above have the footfall they should.

So hats off to Sheffield Hallam Uni which has announced it is to revamp Pinball Square by the HUBS building in Brown Street. Green space, trees and a hard surface for events will be added in a bid to increase patronage. Excellent. After that perhaps they could turn their attention to Hartshead.


Richard Holmes got in touch to take umbrage after this column questioned why the New Retail Quarter saga continued a year on.

“In fact,” says our correspondent, “Hammerson was dropped just seven-and-a-half months ago.” So that’s alright then.
Well, here’s hoping that the Cannes bid to revive the scheme, as reported in this newspaper last week, has a speedy outcome.