ASIDELINES - Wanted: A one-armed drummer

Heavy metallers Def Leppard are use to having their taste questioned - not least by music fans.

But even the Sheffield favourites are probably somewhat taken aback by reports American tribute band Pyromania are advertising for a one-armed drummer to complete their look.

Def Leppard's sticks man Rick Allen famously lost his arm in a 1984 car accident.

The advert also asks candidates to have a flame retardant kit and insists "dope fiends" don't apply.

The request has been described as "in bad taste" by a UK tribute band, also called Pyromania.

Bullet on the BBC

A LITTLE slice of Sheffield will be seen in up coming BBC drama The Shadow Line.

The thriller, shot on the Isle Of Man, stars Christopher Eccleston and Sir Antony Sher - but, more importantly also features 17 tonnes of vintage furniture owned by Sheffield design company Bullet.

The firm, based in Sharrow Vale Road, Sharrow Vale, provided desks, cupboards and shelving for the series which airs this spring.

It is the latest in a long line of TV shows to feature their gear, including Red Riding.

Meat confusion

CUSTOMERS eating at The Moorlands restaurant in Owler Bar aren't likely to get confused.

The carvery has a selection of meats on offer - gammon, turkey, beef, the usual - but for anyone who might be struggling to recognise which is which, staff have helpfully put up signs.

"Don't people know the difference any more?" asks one diner.

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