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JANUARY 7, then?

The date of the year when more women will ask for a divorce than any other, apparently.

Which means, chaps, if the wife is looking at you a bit ambiguously right now, it might be worth putting the paper down and reminding her what you’re good for. Which is to say, it might be worth going and washing the pots or something.

Good luck.

AND three days earlier, January 4, with the New Year celebrations still vaguely ringing in ears, the first public relations call comes into the office to ask if The Star will be covering... Pancake Day.

Yes. But on February 12. Five weeks away. Let us recover from Christmas first.

Although to be fair, there are city shops already selling Easter eggs.


Sheffield is on the oche after the city was named as one of 15 across the country which will host Premier League Darts. That means, as revealed in this paper, top players including Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor will be showing their skills at the Arena.

As Sid Waddell would have said: “There’s one word for that: magic darts”.

GOOD old John Mothersole, pledging to get the Sevenstone retail scheme back on track.

Just a thought, though: isn’t it about time he stopped making pledges and started making progress?

WHICH is exactly what police in Dronfield have been doing, it seems.

Crime in the town halved in the space of six months during the second half of 2012, as reported in The Star.

That’s some going. And it’s a bit different to the Frecheville, Beighton and Woodhouse area of Sheffield, which has been suffering an unusually high number of break-ins.

Whatever the secret of success in Dronfield, let’s hope it spreads to the rest of the region in 2013.

MORE Sheffield pub/film hybrids from reader Martin Woods? Go on then, if you insist...

The Wicker Man At Both Ends (city centre) and The Broadfield Of Dreams (Abbeydale), says our man.