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How amazing is that, though? You can now get a lunch-hour liposuction treatment in Sheffield, as reported in this paper. Illusionz Salon, in Attercliffe, is offering the 15-minute treatment for those wanting to get rid of excess fat on their dinner break.

Didn’t their use to be an old-fashioned way of shedding the pounds during the lunch hour, though? You know the one – a brisk 15-minute stroll.

They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch – but a free stay at a Mediterranean hotel? That seems to be a possibility.

Clowne lad Rick Frost has just opened a swanky beach-side hotel in Sicily and, as reported in this paper, he’s offering people from our region a no-pay stay over the next couple of weeks.

Flights from Manchester Airport are less than £100, he says.

“It’s offering something back to the community I grew up in,” he reckons. It’s short notice but if you’ve nothing else on – what a bargain.

What’s Italian for: ‘you, my son, are one in a million’.

And finally nice to see something plenty of Sheffielders already know being recognised in print: that this is surely the UK capital of real ale.

A new book, Great Yorkshire Beer by Leigh Linley, has an entire chapter dedicated to the city’s hoppy reputation and the legendary Valley of Beer.

Pubs featured include The Harlequin, The Devonshire Cat and The Wellington, while city brewers The Brew Co and The Sheffield Brewery Company also come in for praise.

It’s worth a read if only for the (somewhat cheesy) assessment of The Sheffield Tap pub at the railway station: “prepare to miss your train – this is one stop you won’t want to get off at.”