Eight stories that made us laugh and cry in Sheffield in 2018

The new year is nearly upon us, so it's time to reflect on the funniest, weirdest and least expected stories of 2018 in Sheffield.

Thursday, 27th December 2018, 11:42 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 8:58 pm

A lot has happened in the last 12 months, so here's a look at some of the best that made us laugh, gasp, wince and cry in 2018.

Pranksters broke into the swimming pool for a YouTube stunt, which they later admitted was a "stupid idea".
Hannah Thornton shared a train journey with two older men, Bill and Morris, in February and left them a note after hearing a heartwarming conversation between the strangers.

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A couple from Sheffield were told to remove flowerbeds planted along a rural lane outside their house over 20 years ago to encourage wildlife. The council later put removal plans on hold.
A Sheffield Wednesday fan shared her disgust after apparently seeing a woman perform a sex act on a man during a game between the Owls and Stoke City at Hillsborough in September.
Thousands of pounds worth of damage was done to a red Porsche and a black Ferrari after the two 'supercars' collided on the Tinsley roundabout in Sheffield in May.
A woman was rescued from an Indian restaurant in Sheffield after falling asleep in the toilet on a night out. She dialled 999 to raise the alarm after finding herself locked in the restaurant and unable to get out the next morning.
The Lord Mayor Magid Magid branded Donald Trump a 'wasteman' ahead of the US president's state visit to the UK. Magid declared in a packed out city council meeting that Trump was not welcome in the steel city.
A retired Sheffield art teacher pleaded with drunken louts to stop pretending to have sex with a hedge trimmed into the shape of a tastefully nude lady outside his home in July.