City Hall chance

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For one in ten women, Valentine’s Day will bring far more than a card and a bunch of flowers. Some 10 per cent of the year’s marriage proposals are made on February 14.

Now one of the city’s most popular concert venues is stepping in with an offer that will be sweet music to one newly-engaged couple’s ears... the chance to win a free venue for their wedding.

Sheffield City Hall is staging the contest for betrothed couples, offering winners the choice of the Art Deco splendour of its Ballroom or the more intimate setting of the Memorial Hall. Even the Oval Hall stage itself, where many legends music and entertainment have performed, is up for grabs.

To enter, couples need to fill in an entry form and give competition organisers a reason why they deserve to be chosen. Go to or pick up a form at Sheffield City Hall Box Office. The closing date is March 14.

Redcoat revamp

Next time you go to Butlins, expect to see the Redcoats looking ritzy.

Hannah Clayton, a new designer from Grimsby, has been appointed to revamp one of the most famous uniforms in the world and wants to bring back dresses for female Redcoats.