TAKE TWO with Colin Drury

John Alcock and the commemorative plate produced by The Star
John Alcock and the commemorative plate produced by The Star
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SO, Sheffield University has launched the country’s first ever undergraduate module co-taught by the House Of Commons?

One wonders what their first lesson will be.

How to file an expenses sheet, perhaps?

AND talking politics (someone has to) nice to see Doncaster North MP and Labour leader Ed Miliband proving he’s a man of the people.

He ducked into the Rovers Return – the famous Coronation Street boozer – after the party conference in Manchester last week.

According to one source he joked about having half a pint in there.

Which brings a whole new meaning to accusations of him being a political lightweight.

AND talking of halves, great to see the 38th Steel City Beer Festival was a success this weekend.

There’s a school of thought you can judge a real ale fan by the length of his beard.

And some of the blokes there looked like they’d spent the last 10 years lost in the Himalayas.

Great company, in other words.

READER Albert Jackson gets in touch with something of a challenge.

He found this Sheffield plate – featuring city landmarks such as The Crucible, Cathedral and City Hall – some 245 miles away in Bexhill-on-Sea.

“It was only £2,” he says.

“So I couldn’t not snap it up and bring it home.”

Quite right too.

But now he asks if there are any readers out there who have rescued city items from even further flung places.

“Is this distance a winner?” he wonders...