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Favourite Things: So many little treasures across retail and leisure

Danny Jaques is a 38 year old radio dispatcher who also works as a retail volunteer at city homeless charity Emmaus Sheffield, the working community with quality, self-contained accommodation, training facilities and a workspace for previously homeless men and women aged 18 years and over.

Thomas Howes during 'What the Dickens Returns' in 2011

Downton Abbey star Thomas Howes talks about his favourite things about his home town Doncaster

Born in Woodlands, Thomas Howes began his career at the Doncaster Little Theatre, but he is now a Screen Actor’s Guild Award-winning actor of stage and screen. He has also launched his own theatre company.

The concert will help benefit Boobs and Brass.

Doncaster brass band fans set to be treated to all-star concert this weekend

A string of stars from the world of brass band music will descend on Doncaster this weekend for a fundraising spectacular.

Angling isn't quite the catch it used to be for youngsters.

FAMILY COLUMN: Getting the kids hooked on the joys of fishing

In this day of smartphones, tablets, PCs, games consoles and big tellies, they reckon traditional pastimes will soon be a thing of the past.

A children's swimming lesson

Free swimming and ice skating on the cards for children at leisure centres where drinks tax has cut Sheffield's sugar intake by 30 per cent

Sheffield's sugar intake has been cut by nearly a third through a 'tax' on unhealthy drinks at the city's leisure centres - which are offering free swimming and ice skating lessons to children as part of a £40,000 fund.

Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rambling - Your Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster - w/c Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

Out and About
Pubs and Clubs Guide: Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

Pubs and Clubs Guide: Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

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Gigs and Music
Italy's Paolo Di Canio during the Star Sixes Tournament at The O2 Arena, London.

Paolo Di Canio - the saucy Italian who doesn’t like ketchup

If you ever saw him play at Sheffield Wednesday, you aren’t likely to forget him.

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Antiques Column: Widespread fashion for serving wine

Antiques Column: Widespread fashion for serving wine

I must admit, I do rather enjoy a glass of wine. In fact, I will go further, I absolutely love a glass of wine. In fact, I will go further still, on a lovely summer’s evening, on a deck chair in the garden nothing is better (almost nothing) than a glass of perfectly chilled Sauvignon b lanc.

Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

Wimbledon fans - playing tennis yourself is easier than you think

As a keen tennis fan, I’m all too aware that Wimbledon fortnight represents my best chance to convert casual fans to my favourite sport.
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Melissa Gibbons. Picture by Andrew Roe

'There can be a cure for anything': Student nurse who inspired fundraising is determined to live a normal life with MS

There were no early warning signs that Melissa Gibbons was about to develop multiple sclerosis - no history of illness, no string of hospital appointments as a child. Until, one Monday two years ago, the student nurse got out of the bath and realised that her entire back had gone completely numb.

Americas Mega Millions jackpot is now available in the UK

Lottery fever: Someone from Sheffield could win £168 million this weekend

Ever dreamed of winning one of those crazy American lotteries with outrageously big jackpots? Well, now’s your chance.

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Jane Shields, pictured at the Des Amis Cafe, Sheffield.

A year in the life of guild with ambitions for Sheffield’s creativity

A society that aims to realise the potential of Sheffield’s creative sector has attracted hundreds of members in its first year, exceeding its leaders’ expectations.

Out and About
We're a family of three, and just fine with it - thanks very much!

COLUMNIST: When’s the next one? None of your business!

“She’s a beauty,” the lady next to me smiles, as we watch my three-year-old running and giggling around the garden in the sunshine.

Listings: Health & Fitness

Listings: Health & Fitness

July 13 - July 20 2017

Out and About
Helen Featherstone, the new director of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust.

Interview with Richard Blackledge: Museums forge link to rich city heritage

How partnership between trusts and a funding boost will help tell Sheffield’s whole story.

The Independent Care Group has said the crisis in social care must not be abandoned or forgotten when the new government is formed.

Column: Let’s work together to give better care

Care homes were in the news last week after publication of a hard-hitting report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the Government’s health and social care watchdog – which reviewed the state of adult care services over the past three years.

The Star has teamed up with Sheffield FC and 26RR Fitness for a fundraising football match and fun day for The Children Hospital Charity on Sunday, July 16.

Help The Star net £1,000 at charity football match for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity

The Star is after your help to net £1,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity with our charity football match this weekend - including a half time crossbar challenge and prizes up for grabs.

The cast of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre.

THEATRE REVIEW: Little Voice - but a story with a big heart, big belly laughs and bitter tears

You may be more familiar with the 1990s film version starring Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine and Brenda Blethyn - but if you are making a trip to its Scarborough setting this summer, make sure you grab a ticket for this wonderful bittersweet stage show.

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