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Battlefields tour of world wars’ sites

A TRIP to the battlefields of the two world wars is being planned by the Sheffield branch of the Historical Association for April next year.

The itinerary includes the Flanders battlefields of the Great War around Ypres and the Normandy landing grounds of World War II.

The tour will finish at the U2 rocket launch site at La Couple, near Calais. Call Pamela Carlson on 0114 2551445 for details.

Night sky news

Sheffield Astronomical Society holds a Speaker’s Evening on Monday from 7.45pm at Mayfield Environmental Centre, Fulwood, when Dr Ed Daw will talk about LOFAR – a radio dish the size of western Europe.

Rail firm contest

SHEFFIELD students are being given the chance to live rent-free. Train operator Cross Country, which runs services through Sheffield, is running a competition to win money to cover a term’s rent, up to £1,500. Enter at www.facebook.com/studentraildeals