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ISN’T it great to know people power is still alive and well?

The number 4 bus to Nether Edge will continue to run after hundreds of residents protested against plans to axe the service, as reported in The Star.

How refreshing.

All too often it seems the public part of public transport is forgotten by bosses.

Credit to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive for listening. Credit to the collective voices who made sure they were speaking too loud to be ignored.

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AND to another kind of people power.

Delighted to read in this paper that Tony Whitehouse has been honoured with a bravery award after running into a burning building to rescue two pensioners still inside.

Assistant chief fire officer Neil Hessel said afterwards the normal advice to people in such a situation is to “stay out and call 999”.

It takes some grapefruits to do the exact opposite. Isn’t it reassuring to know there are still good old-fashioned heroes kicking about?

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AND thanks to the Take Two spy who sent in this picture.

Most football fans tend to agree stadiums named after sponsors is something of a shame. Certainly no-one is ever going to romanticise monikers like the Reebok (Bolton Wanderers), Emirates (Arsenal) or the Ethiad (Man City) stadiums.

But you’ve got to doff your boots to the new name for Clay Cross Town FC’s gaff: The Devil Made Me Do It Tattoo Studio Ground.

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FINALLY, enjoyed Tramlines at the weekend.

But isn’t there an argument for making the Monday after Tramlines an annual official Sheffield bank holiday next year?