Sexism, donkeys and a load of old rubbish: a second look at Sheffield’s news

No Donkeys, say Sheffield City Council
No Donkeys, say Sheffield City Council
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Some Sheffield snippets put through the grinder by our man Colin Drury...

Hundreds of people have taken part in a survey which aims to chart the impact of everyday sexism in Yorkshire, Sheffield Heeley MP Meg Munn told this paper.

“We want to make a real difference in Sheffield and send a clear message that sexism - in any form - is unacceptable,” she said.

Alright. Calm down, love.


So, Sheffield City Council put the stops to donkey rides at Beighton Gala, as reported in The Star?

Officials told organisers at the last minute that they would need a £125 riding school licence to go ahead.

One bets that led to a lot of long faces.


Litter louts have been fly-tipping at Graves Park, as revealed in this paper.

Black bin bags, old tyres and discarded furniture have been dumped at the beauty spot. So, no wonder nearby residents are kicking up a stink. The mess is an absolute disgrace.

Still, if they thought that was a load old rubbish, they should have seen this writer having a kick about at the park this Saturday.


Another day, another happy reader.

Following a snippet in this column, Margaret Rowlands emails in: “I am not sure how The Leadmill is able to sell 1,211,538 cans of Red Stripe a week when you say they only sell 63,000 cans a year,” she writes. “Of course, we presume you meant to put a full stop before the 5 and not a comma.

“I would suggest proof reading.”



Abd moments later she’s back in touch: “with reference to my previous email,” say writes, “you will have noticed I mistakenly put a space between ‘proof’ and ‘reading’. It is obvious that I should have proofread it.