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Banish the Monday blues with a cottage break for just £5

A selection of country cottage breaks went on sale for just £5 today - ideal for those feeling the strain this Blue Monday.

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My View: No one should have to face cancer alone

My View: No one should have to face cancer alone

It’s good to talk, but for many people with cancer it’s not as easy as it seems, as Macmillan Cancer Support has found.

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Column: Feeding your pet to best thrive

Column: Feeding your pet to best thrive

How do you chose your commercial dog food and treats? It may be for its name, appearance, packaging, recommendation, marketing, price or convenience.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Ed Miliband  arrived in Doncaster this afternoon on the EU referendum campaign trail. Picture: Stephanie Bateman

Straight Talking: We need to implement Brexit immediately

Six months have passed since Independence Day when the British people voted to leave the European Union. In the process they passed a vote of no confidence in a political elite clearly out of touch with the views and aspirations of electors.

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RETRO: Taking a step back to look at the history of the city’s works

RETRO: Taking a step back to look at the history of the city’s works

Taking a step back in time, this week we take a look at Sheffield buildings of years gone by.

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Column: Beware of the many pitfalls of Facebook

Column: Beware of the many pitfalls of Facebook

It seems everyone’s a critic these days. You just have to log onto Twitter or Facebook to see folk spouting their opinions all over the place, many of them unfounded and unsubstantiated. But if you read it on Facebook then it must be true, isn’t it? I write a weekly column for a series of newspapers, but unlike most folk, I’ve received training in what I can and can’t legally say. Also, every word I write is checked over before it appears in print, but the internet gives free rein to all sort of numpties who think they can say whatever they like and it will go unchecked. Let me tell you, it doesn’t. I'm all for free speech (after all, I’ve been a journalist for 28 years) but some things are strictly out of bounds. Everyone has the power to speak freely, but with that everyone needs to write and post responsibly. So, in order not to land yourself in hot water and whole heap legal trouble, here’s my handy cut out and keep guide:

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In the Saddle: Feeling dotty over my spotty..............

My birthday is on Christmas Eve and I've always insisted that I have separate birthday and Christmas presents, taking offence with people who send me a Christmas card with 'P.S Happy birthday' written on it...until now that is.

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Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: How ceramic works branched out

Antiques Column with Michael Dowse: How ceramic works branched out

The Carlton Works was established in 1890 by James Frederick Wiltshaw and James Alcock Robinson.

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Koko restaurant, Eccelsall Road. Picture: Andrew Roe

Review: New take on Japanese cuisine is a real winner

Koko on Ecclesall Road combines tradition with flavour for an innovative menu.

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The Robin Hood pub in Millhouses.

Will this South Yorkshire pub retain its spot as the county's number one bar?

The hunt to find Britain's best pub is on - and a South Yorkshire watering hole which reigned supreme at last year's awards could be in the running once again.

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Coronation Street's Ena Sharples, actress Violet Carson, puts the washing in after opening a new laundrette in Lower Ince in 1967.

Retro: Is this the real thing or is this just fantasy?

I can’t believe how incredibly caring people are. It’s most heart-warming. After Maria Connor was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Coronation Street, there was an immediate campaign launched on Twitter to ‘Free the Weatherfield One’

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Retro: Wheel deal for studios which began life as works

Retro: Wheel deal for studios which began life as works

Today’s bit of Sheffield 
history that falls under my magnifying glass is what is now the Yellow Arch 
Studios on Burton Road.

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The big freeze of 1947 - snow at Edale

Retro: Looking back on the coldest winter in three centuries

It was one of the most brutal and harshest winters in living memory – and this week in Retro we’re looking back 70 years to the infamous winter of 1947.

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My View: Doncastrians provide hearty meal for residents

My View: Doncastrians provide hearty meal for residents

Community spirit in a neighbourhood is a key element of a caring society and I’ve recently seen a great example of Doncastrians looking after their fellow residents by preparing them a hearty meal every month.

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Haxey Hood in 1986. Pictured l-r are Lord of the Hood Stan Boor, chief boggin Arthur Clarke, and Gary Stevens.  Picture: Liz Mockler E1712LM

Retro: The good old days of the Haxey Hood

It is one of Britain’s oldest and most fascinating traditions – and by the time you ready this, the annual rough and tumble of the centuries old Haxey Hood will have come to its muddy, bruising and beer-fuelled conclusion for another year.

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Car hire made easy

New year thoughts turn to far away holidays ... and car hire tips

We're here to steer you toward getting that extra mile from your holiday car hire.
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Country Walk  Pic: Zsuzsanna Bird

Column: Don’t give up this New Year - get outside instead!

New Year resolutions always seem to be about giving things up.

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Anita and her young foal look forward to spring

New year, new shoulder!

Happy new year everyone! I can’t believe we are already into 2017. Hopefully we shall see the start of lighter nights soon too.

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The Beatles: "no future"

THIS WEEK REWIND: When The Beatles were rejected as having "no future"

This week 55 years ago saw budding band, who would become musical legends The Beatles, dismissed as having " no future in show business".
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Revised Mazda3

A magnificent Mazda

I developed an immediate liking for Mazda cars when my first ever road test car many moons ago was a rotary engined model shortly after they had entered the UK market and it left a lasting impression that I can still clearly remember.

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