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Reindeer bring a festive feel to fair

THREE real-life reindeer – as well as the Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor John Campbell and the Lady Mayoress Catherine Taylor – were the special guests at Anchor’s Eagle House care home in Stalker Lees Road when they visited its Christmas Fair.

Money totalling £133.25, raised from the sale of mince pies, bric-a-brac and a raffle at the fair, will be donated to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Eagle House resident Elsie Hosford, aged 74, said: “There are always lots of interesting activities organised here. I really enjoyed a craft session when we painted Christmas decorations.”

Fishing reforms

A YORKSHIRE and Humber MEP has welcomed reforms in fishing that could end waste and restore fish stocks to a sustainable level.

Linda McAvan welcomed the proposed changes in a crucial fisheries committee vote, the first time MEPs in the European Parliament have had an equal say to Fisheries Ministers in the council. Final approval of the new fisheries policy is expected next year.

New year show

TICKETS are now on sale for the Rat Pack’s Vegas Spectacular show in Sheffield.

The tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis and Dean Martin will perform at Penistone Paramount Cinema in Shrewsbury Road on May 17 and 18. Tickets cost £20, or VIP tables are £25 per head. To book visit or call 01226 767532.

Honour for Gary

A CARE worker who won an award for his work met with a minister to discuss his achievements and future social care policy. Gary Shaw, 55, of Loxley, works at Herries Lodge Care Home on Teynham Road, and visited Health Minister Norman Lamb in London. Gary said: “I was very honoured. To be chosen to discuss my opinions on the care sector is a real privilege.”

Enterprise success

A YEAR after opening the doors to tenants, SOAR Works at Parson Cross is over 68 per cent full, smashing all targets for the first year. More than 25 businesses currently rent over 40 units. “The whole building has a real buzz about it,” said Ian Drayton, partnership manager.

Wood you believe it

LOCAL residents got into the festive spirit by getting arty for Christmas at historic beauty spot, Woolley Woods. Families made gifts, decorations, stars and wreaths using items from the woods.