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Peter Byrom MSc works from Claremont and Thornbury Hospitals providing high quality hearing care. He has vast experience fitting advanced technology hearing aids and has been an NHS clinical lead for Audiology; he would welcome your enquiry today. Otoscan is a revolutionary laser device which safely takes 3-dimensional virtual impressions of your ears. These virtual impressions are then sent electronically to the manufacturer for processing. The traditional method of putting putty in the ear can cause distortion and isn’t comfortable. Otoscan is faster, more comfortable, and provides higher quality, perfect fitting results for you. In addition to hearing aids, other available devices with the Otoscan system include: new moulds for NHS hearing aids, custom earphones, swim plugs, snore plugs, gigging plugs and noise protection devices; all made to provide a truly custom fitting. This is a great improvement over what was available previously. Peter Byrom is currently the only local provider of this service; get in touch now to book your appointment 0114 233 1800.


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Built to perfection WITH NEARLY FORTY YEARS OF TRADING, DAVID J MARTIN IS STILL CREATING STUNNING BESPOKE FURNITURE n these days of mass produced furniture, it’s good to know there’s a well-established local business dedicated to creating beautiful bespoke, handmade pieces for your kitchen, bedroom, study or lounge. David J Martin opened its doors in 1980, ran solely by David himself. Fast forward 39 years, and he now works alongside eight other members of staff, including his son who hopes to one day follow in his father’s business-savvy footsteps. David himself is a carpenter by trade, training for years before completing a degree in the subject. He ensures that all of his staff are trained to the highest standard too, so that only the finest quality products are leaving the business. Not only does David J Martin have a stunning showroom, but customers are also amazed to find their huge on-site workroom on the bottom floor, meaning everything is done in-house, enabling owner David to guarantee high quality at every stage of the process. “Our attention to detail is second to none, and this is what makes us stand out from the crowd,” said David. “We are not held to ransom by massproduced products as we make

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everything from scratch – even down to making our own cutters for producing mouldings.” This means you can add to your kitchen in years to come, and the company will still be able to match the designs. In the David J Martin showroom, a stunning range of kitchens is on display, but the company also produces bespoke furniture for every room in the house. They cater to all styles, from traditional to modern handless kitchens, while cocktail cabinets and cinema rooms are particularly on trend right now. After an initial customer consultation, when David will discuss budgets and offer expert design advice, the cabinetmakers work from plans drawn by David and create bespoke furniture, which can be sprayed to high gloss or satin finishes using durable Two Pac paint. David J Martin’s professional sprayer can apply any colour you wish in their paint-spraying booth, giving a modern finish with no joins. That means water cannot seep in and cause peeling and there will be no discolouration – something that can happen with vinylwrapped doors.

For those customers undertaking full refurbishment of their home, David J Martin can provide a one-stop shop for structural, plumbing and electricity work, as well as building furniture. For David it’s all about creating a high quality customer experience, whether the job be big or small. One call to David J Martin could result in a stunning new extension, complete with kitchen, plumbing and electricity – David only employs the best tradesmen. In the company’s 39 years of trading, David J Martin has built a superb reputation for customer satisfaction. The company is highly regarded for their customer and after-sales service, ensuring that every customer is a happy one and fixing any problems with their furniture, whether that be two weeks or ten years down the line. For more information, or to see what is on offer, get in touch with David and his team today. David J Martin 210 Springvale Road, Sheffield, S6 3NU Tel: 0114 268 6718 www.david-j-martin.co.uk

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UNIQUE QUALITY • UNIQUE

Designer Kitchen Direct Arabella Fitter in training

Meet the family… Designer Kitchen Direct (DKD) are located on Junction Road, Sheffield, just above Hunters Bar roundabout. Dawn Rayner, Managing Director, has 30 years’ experience in the business and has teamed up with her daughter-in-law, Mary Major, a highly experienced qualified designer, along with stepdaughters Leah and Lauren Fleetham, and sons Alex and Dom. They are also supported by designers who have

degrees in interior architecture “It’s a real family business, even the granddaughters like to get involved when they call in.” says Dawn. “We have our own factory, and a team of 45 people, most of whom have worked with us for many years and are all thought of as family” says Dawn. “We all work together so well, ensuring all our customers receive the best kitchen they could ever dream of; bespoke, designer, and quality at a factory direct, unbeatable price.”

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Our designers have degrees in interior architecture, and will prepare a well thought out design suited perfectly to the way that you live. Our prices beat everyone else for this level of quality and finish. We offer bespoke, designer, British built, rigid kitchens, at mass distributor prices, quality built in our own factory, in any style or colour of your choice. We have our own building team who can complete any preparation work or even an extension to accommodate your new Designer Kitchen.



All cabinets and drawers will stand the test of time – 18 millimetre solid backs and sides, to hold them square, providing a firm base for high quality doors. All detailing on the doors are hand crafted into the wood.



Our gloss doors are painted using multiple layers of lacquer to ensure a quality durable finish to every kitchen.



Free, no obligation advice, calling on over 30 years of experience in designing and fitting kitchens. We are happy to come out and measure up, draw plans, and work out cost options for your new kitchen, working within your budget.



Take the first step in creating your dream kitchen by calling into our showroom, or telephone us to book one of our designers for a free survey. They will then add life and inspiration to your ideas by creating a 3D walkthrough, assisting you in choosing colours, style and layout. You are sure to be inspired by our showroom and delighted with the prices.

Happy Customers… “We shopped around for the right company to create our kitchen, and DKDs ideas were by far the best. We had a tricky space, but they quickly understood what we wanted and came up with a beautiful highly functional design. We really enjoyed the whole process and added our own touches without upping the price. DKD’s fitters were lovely to have around and took care to get everything right. They even built us a tray store at no extra cost.” Mrs & Mr Mclean of Ecclesall

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CONTENTS

60 Go outdoors

Spring is the perfect time to spruce up your outside spaces. Rhiana Hughes finds local businesses that are a great place to start

76 Every dog has its day

Having been rescued from the streets, Percy the Pointer is now basking in the spotlight of his win at Scruffts

78 See the stars

From 10-12 May, the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials offers top-class competition – and much more

82 Fashion

20 Home & Garden

With spring in full bloom, what better time than now to bring out the blossoms and give your home a bit of a spruce up?

48 Heroes

As an advanced first aider for St John Ambulance, Nicola Roberts is ready to step in and save the day…

52 Going Underground

We delve into the world of the Man Cave and check out what you could be buying

56 RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

The theme of this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show celebrates the five senses of horticulture

Rhiana Hughes looks at new season clothing and accessories

86 Beauty

Dare to make a statement with these bright and bold summer staples

90 Goodbye and good luck

His store has been a Sheffield institution for over 30 years but after a spate of serious break-ins, John Harrison has closed the doors

94 Travel

From grand canals to great lakes, A multi-centre holiday shows the best Italy has to offer

96 Put yourself in the picture

We are proud to announce that the nominations for the 2019 Westside Restaurant & Bar Awards are now open

102 Eating Out

We dine at Old Eyre Arms, Ego, East Lodge Hotel, China Town, Tabby Teas, Devonshire Arms at Beeley, Panorama Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria and Meraki

124 The Diary

Our monthly round-up of what’s happening in your area, plus we speak to the cast of the Madness musical

142 Quirky Corner

Ashley Birch turns urban explorer as he sets out to discover Sheffield’s underground network of Victorian storm drains

150 In brief

A round-up of local news stories plus Win family tickets to the 47th Sheffield Steam and Vintage Rally

156 Motoring

Looking for a sports or performance car? Jordan Cutforth has some speedy options

BUSINESS SECTION: 136 News

A monthly round-up of news, achievements, celebrations and new faces

137 Plugging vital gaps

Learning new skills creates the workforce of the future and can help to drive the economy forward

For all advertising enquiries please call 0114 250 6300 or contact: Sam Warsop: sam.warsop@rmcmedia.co.uk / Mandy Ogle: mandy.ogle@rmcmedia.co.uk Sally-Anne Sharp: sallyanne.sharp@rmcmedia.co.uk / Andrea Barton-Lawrence: andrea.lawrence@rmcmedia.co.uk MANAGING EDITOR Chris Wilson EXECUTIVE EDITOR Richard Abbey FEATURE WRITER Rhiana Hughes DIGITAL EDITOR Ashley Birch DESIGN Dan Wray, Steve Levers, Charles Bradshaw OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Jillion Wood PUBLISHING MANAGERS Sam Warsop, Mandy Ogle, Sally-Anne Sharp, Andrea Barton-Lawrence DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Chris Clayton ACCOUNTS Paul Barrett Published by: RMC Media, 6 Broadfield Court, Broadfield Business Park, Sheffield, S8 0XF Tel: 0114 250 6300. Email: info@rmcmedia.co.uk. Website: www.rmcmedia.co.uk Not connected with any other company or group. Printed by Buxton Press, Buxton, Derbyshire. www.buxtonpress.com The publisher takes no responsibility whatsoever for the safe keeping or return of unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or other material. Any submitted material should be accompanied by an SAE. All material is the copyright of the RMC Media and is not to be reproduced without permission. The placing of an order for the insertion of an advertisement in this publication shall amount to an acceptance of our terms and conditions, copies of which are available on request.

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Raising vital funds for our chosen charity… As the area’s leading independent Estate Agent, it has always been important for Saxton Mee to give something back. Over the years we have worked with numerous charities and raised funds for vital services and facilities. We began working with St Lukes a couple of years ago and by understanding the work they do we have never looked back. Raising money is a team effort and whether it be by donating part of our sales fee, sponsoring large and small corporate events or even staff getting involved with their own sponsored events, we are proud to have raised almost £50,000 with a new target now set of £100,000. St Lukes Hospice has a mission to deliver the best possible palliative care in Sheffield, whilst developing and driving, continual improvements for everyone affected by terminal illness. But what does that mean to you? Jack Kidder, Corporate Fund Raising Manager comments “St Luke’s serve the Sheffield people who need us most - those dealing with terminal illnesses - regardless of age, cultural background, postcode or religion. St Luke's is not only for cancer patients. We also help people with other illnesses including neurological conditions (such as Motor Neurone Disease), HIV and end stage heart, lung and kidney conditions.” “Our purpose is to improve the lives of people with these conditions. We do this by providing high quality care and support, compassion and respect. Peace of mind,

contentment and relief from pain and other symptoms are central to everything we try to do for our patients, regardless of their personal circumstances. In this, we are guided by the desire to treat everyone fairly, equally and honestly. We believe that communicating constantly, clearly and sensitively is the key to mutual understanding and acceptance.” “Each year we look after around 1,600 patients and all of the care we provide to them, their families and loved ones is offered totally free of charge. We are a registered charity and depend on the commitment and generosity of so many people, across Sheffield and beyond to keep on providing top quality care for our patients, who have a terminal illness, and their families. This year alone we need to raise more than £6.1 million to carry on doing what we do.” Managing Director, James Mee adds “To think these services are on our doorstep can come as a huge relief at very difficult times and whilst many of us were aware of some of the services offered, we found it a great surprise that indeed only 26% of the funding comes from the NHS which is why I wanted my company to get involved.” If you’re thinking of selling your property, arrange your free, market appraisal and find out how you too could help support St Lukes Hospice.

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Bradway Lodge, Beauchief Drive

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Asking Price £300,000

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Grade II listed, detached, stone bungalow! An extremely rare one bed detached bungalow of stone construction boasting a plenitude of original features. In need of modernisation, the living accommodation encompasses a reception room with feature fireplace, double bedroom, modern kitchen, shower room and large conservatory. Externally is a lovingly maintained lawned rear garden and large shed. This hidden gem of a property is ideally placed on the corner of Bradway Road and Beauchief Drive with open fields to the front and rear. A local bus service runs close by and the amenities at Bradway are only a short walk away. This truly must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

A superb position, in this very sought after development with spectacular, SOUTHERLY VIEWS from 2 EXCELLENT PRIVATE TERRACES. A 2 double bedroom/2 bathroom first floor apartment with stair lift access if required. In need of updating. Large entrance hall, shower room, breakfast kitchen, large drawing room with patio doors to superb, private terrace, large dining room with patio doors to terrace, master bedroom, a further double bedroom and family bathroom. Shared use of LEISURE COMPLEX/SWIMMING POOL & separate meeting/entertaining room. Outside: DOUBLE GARAGE, attractive communal grounds & visitor's parking. Whirlow is one of Sheffield's most sought after residential areas, close to excellent amenities & on the fringe of open countryside.

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Asking Price £375,000

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Opportunity to extend (subject to planning) four bed semi-detached house occupying the corner plot and benefitting from two ground floor reception rooms, WC and separate kitchen. To the first floor are four bedrooms and family bathroom whilst externally is a south facing rear garden, front and side gardens, garage and off road parking. In need of modernisation, the prospective purchaser benefits from a blank canvas in which to develop to their own taste. Situated within the heart of Whirlow, one of Sheffield's most sought areas, the property benefits from an array of excellent local schooling as well as a close proximity to the natural beauty of the Peak Park.

A superb, extended three bedroom detached in a great location. A striking attractive family home with great potential to extend further. Entrance porch, reception hall, cloakroom, sitting room, separate dining room, garden room/conservatory and superb newly fitted kitchen. First floor: three bedrooms and luxury family bathroom. Outside: driveway, front garden, detached garage and attractive rear garden. Dore has excellent amenities, first class schools and is on the edge of the Peak District.

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“We visited showrooms across Sheffield but at my fathers heart we were immediately drawn to the contemporary design and quality of their SieMatic kitchens. The team were unlike any other ‘sales’ staff we’d encountered; working with us and our budget, from ideas, to design, project management and installation - all perfectly executed. They kept us informed throughout the installation and were highly respectful of our home.”

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HOME & GARDEN

This fabulous side plate is a playful piece for the table from Katie Alice. From the Blooming Fancy collection, this plate is perfect for creating a stylish mix-and-match afternoon tea setting that is brimming with character and bursting with colour. £9 each from www.creative-tops.com

This country-style countertop washbasin is hand-painted in Mexico, and radiates the cheerful and lively mentality of Latin America with its rich, vivid colours. A must have for all floral lovers. £246.63 from www.mexambiente-shop.com

Blooming lovely SOME THEMES NEVER GO OUT OF FASHION, THEY’RE SIMPLY SEASONAL. WITH SPRING IN FULL BLOOM, WHAT BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO BRING OUT THE BLOSSOMS AND GIVE YOUR HOME A BIT OF A SPRUCE UP? The Sasha is a petite design that perfectly blends the classic Duresta style with a contemporary look and feel, with its shapely, comforting curves and elegant features. £1,605 from www.darlingsofchelsea.co.uk

The invigorating fragrance opens with oriental lemongrass and ginger, balanced with an element of citrus and spice alongside the floral scent of jasmine and ruffled rose petals. This unique candle is set in gold lined glass to create a mesmerising hue and relaxing glow. £25 from www.saramiller.london

Lovely and tropical, this Floral Ink Linen Punch roman blind will add some verve and vigour to your home. It’s made up of a delightful combination of vibrant tones that will brighten up your day, with touches of turquoise, drops of vibrant pink and dashes of luscious green, all on a soft cream backdrop that further enhances natural light. Available from £23.45 from www.blinds-2go.co.uk 20 www.sheffieldvibe.com


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For a dining chair with plenty of style and character, look no further than the Flora. Upholstered in a lush blue velvet on its front, and a beautiful Designers Guild floral linen on the back, with stunning silver studs joining them together. £523 from www.sweetpeaandwillow.com

This eye-catching design by Joules will make for the prettiest bedroom. The ivory background provides the perfect contrast to the bold floral and botanical print. A detailed display of flowers and foliage is topped with a section of deep blue and white Breton stripes. The reverse print is a ditsy pinecone print. From £15 from www.frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk

Ideal for adding shabby chic charm to vintage country style home décor, this grey metal milk churn style vase is perfect for filling with flowers for a decorative display. It could even be used as an alternative wedding table centrepiece for a quaint, rustic feel. £10.95 from www.melodymaison.co.uk

This traditional Chinese porcelain temple jar table lamp base has been finished by hand with a floral and bird motif in pale greens and pinks. Match with a cream empire pleated shade for a classic look. £90 from www.darlighting.co.uk

Rifle Paper Co and Corkcicle have worked together to create this mint green floral drinks canteen. It keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for three hours, all while making an attractive addition to any desk or workspace. £35 from www.papermash.co.uk

Velina Tropical is a statement wallpaper. Bold pink flowers offset against a contrasting tropical blue background, complemented by midnight blue leaves. It will create a beautiful feature wall in character living rooms, dining rooms or bedrooms. From £109 from www.olenkadesign.co.uk

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…Concept to completion After moving to Chesterfield two years ago we have been slowly updating our house. Not being from the area, had meant we have struggled when looking for trusted local companies. We had been looking to update our bathroom for over 12 month. Having seen an advert in a local magazine for Bubble and Soak we decided to go and have a look around the showroom. We booked an appointment, and a home visit from Natalie. She came up with amazing designs we had never considered previously and we ordered the bathroom. We left most decisions to Natalie as she is fantastic at matching all the different options available.

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We can’t thank the fitters enough!! Dave and his team were professional with a great eye for detail. The bathroom was transformed in a matter of weeks. They had to overcome several issues with the age of the property which they did seamlessly. Overall, the bathroom if fabulous and it is like having our own 5* hotel bathroom every day. Designer products include a Zehnder radiator, Burlington brassware, Merlyn shower enclosure, Vitra sanitaryware, The Bathroom furniture company vanity unit and bespoke quartz worktop.

Here at Bubble & Soak we offer a friendly and personalised service where we listen to your requirements and aspirations and turn this into a reality by tailoring a bespoke design, quotation, supply and installation just for you… come in and see what we can do for you!

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Madelaine Peace Interiors has a very extensive library of fabrics, wall and floor coverings, trimmings, furniture, lighting curtain poles and accessories. We use fabrics from houses such as Rubelli, Pierre Frey, Lelievre, Donghia, Jim Thompson, Larsen, Jane Churchill, Zoffany, Designers Guild, Mulberry, Colefax and Fowler, Casamance, Zimmer and Rohde, Voyage and many more. We specialise in bespoke, hand-sewn pelmets, curtains, blinds, and other soft furnishings, furniture and a re-upholstery service. We offer a free no obligation initial consultation. Window dressing, room scheme and full house design are all available as a service. Please contact Katie 145 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield, S11 7EB T. 0114 230 6666 E. katie@madelainepeaceinteriors.co.uk

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Antiques, Interiors, Ceramics & Glass Wednesday 15th May at 10.30am and fortnightly thereafter

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Rapid response AS AN ADVANCED FIRST AIDER FOR ST JOHN AMBULANCE, NICOLA ROBERTS IS READY TO STEP IN AND SAVE THE DAY – SOMETHING SHE HAS DONE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION. BY CHRIS WILSON.

ost of us go about our daily lives hoping we will never have to confront a violent situation. But when Sheffield dental nurse Nicola Roberts witnessed a serious assault back in 2001, her first instinct was to step in, using her very basic first aid skills to provide help and comfort. Her second instinct was that she needed to learn more, so if it happened again she could do more. This led to her contacting her local branch of St John Ambulance (SJA). She qualified as a first aider in 2003 and has been there ever since. Nicola is now an advanced first aider which means she is qualified to handle a variety of casualty situations including

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giving oxygen, pain relief gas, fitting spinal collars and fracture splints for broken arms and legs. She is also part of a medical response team which means she is asked to look after people at music concerts and festivals and sports events across the country. In recent years she’s been asked to attend major events such as the London Marathon and Kendal Calling. But sometimes it’s more about providing words of comfort to people in stressful situations, such as the football match she attended on behalf of SJA between Barnsley and Burton Albion in September last year. The match was abandoned minutes before the kick-off when one of the

match day volunteers, Barnsley man Steve Croft, suffered a heart attack. With medical staff from both clubs and paramedics quickly on the scene, and an air ambulance landing on the pitch, Nicola sought out the stricken man’s family who she knew would be watching with mounting alarm. “I could see CPR being performed on the edge of the pitch and was conscious of what the family most be going through, seeing that happen to a loved one. I requested permission from the duty officer to sit with the family and made sure they were well cared for and had their needs dealt with,” Nicola recalls. “Speaking to the family in a situation


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like that you can never say it’s going to be OK because you just don’t know. What you can do is reassure them that their loved one is in safe hands and receiving prompt treatment.” Thankfully this story has a happy ending. Five months later the abandoned fixture was replayed and Nicola was part of a group being led out onto the pitch by Mr Croft, now fully recovered, to warm applause from all sides of the Oakwell stadium. Fortunately Nicola’s regular attendances at events across South Yorkshire and beyond, from football matches to sports days to events such as Tramlines in Hillsborough Park, tend to be more routine. But whether it’s a sticking plaster on a cut, dealing with emotional stress from being part of a big crowd, or performing CPR and using a defibrillator, Nicola and thousands of St John Ambulance volunteers like her are ready to step in and save the day.

Equally important is Nicola’s role within SJA training cadets (aged ten to 17 years) and badgers (seven to ten). “It’s very rewarding and great to see new cadets and badgers coming through,” she says. We have a steady stream of youngsters coming forward who are eager to learn, they love first aid. But it’s not just that, it is the life skills for when they go off to university or do whatever they want to do as an adult. “It’s great to see them grow up and it makes us very proud as a team and it makes me very proud as a unit manager. “I was an adult joiner and if I had not been looked after and nurtured within the unit and encouraged by my peers I wouldn’t be here now. “It is a big privilege to help save someone’s life and help treat the injured because they are very vulnerable. These are people who put their lives in your hands.”

St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity Every year, more than 500,000 people learn how to save a life through its training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people. SJA volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. They are also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public. St John Ambulance is calling for adult volunteers to join so more young people in Sheffield can benefit from its activities. Working with badgers and cadets aged seven to 17, volunteers are given full training and the opportunity to become leaders. For more information, please call 0121 392 6500, visit sja.org.uk/youthroles or email youthleaders@sja.org.uk.

Who’s your hero? Do you know someone who is going that extra mile to raise funds for a good cause or make a difference in their community? Has a friend or relative overcome adversity and channelled their energies into helping others? Contact managing editor Chris Wilson at chris.wilson@rmcmedia.co.uk

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Going underground WE DELVE INTO THE WORLD OF THE MAN CAVE – AND LOOK WHAT YOU COULD BE BUYING TO MAKE IT STAND OUT FROM THE REST. BY RICHARD ABBEY. he man cave. It’s a thing. Some might even say phenomenon. Be it a room, space or corner, it’s an area dedicated and reserved for all things male. An oasis of solitude for drinking, watching sports, playing games and dabbling with that electric guitar you’ve had lying around for years. Always wanted that 70-inch TV? Put one in there. State-of-the-art stereo? Yes please. A bar with Vespastyle stools? Go right ahead. I’m sure you’re getting the picture. When you’ve had a killer week, you come home to the kids arguing over the remote and wife has a list of jobs for you as long as her arm, you can take yourself off for some alone time, crack yourself open a cold one from the conveniently located beer fridge and catch up with the latest Leeds game in Dolby 7.1 surround sound. Selfish? Maybe. Indulgent? Probably. But these little corners of manliness are becoming more common and let’s face it, it beats a cold, dusty shed any day. So if you’ve got a spare bedroom, basement or shipping container that’s begging to be given a new lease of life, we take a look at what you could be buying to make your man cave stand out from the rest. From pool tables to pinball machines, the choice is yours. Just remember, no girls aloud.

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Tech Every man cave needs a decent sound system and they don’t come much better than this. Say hello to Beosound Edge – a brand new, elegant member of the Bang & Olufsen speaker family. The fascinating design conceals a compact, wireless loudspeaker, which delivers powerful sound in all directions and at all sound levels thanks to Bang & Olufsen’s groundbreaking acoustic innovation. Beosound Edge has an almost magical user interface. As you draw near to Beosound Edge, it comes to life and lights up the user interface in the soft aluminium ring. You can start, stop and skip tracks with just the touch of a finger. Beosound Edge can even sense the force of your touch and adjust the volume, when you roll the loudspeaker back and forth - or up and down if it is mounted on a wall. When the interface is no longer in use, the light switches off. Beosound Edge – £2,900. Available for demonstration at Bang & Olufsen of Harrogate, Prince Albert Row, 77 Station Parade, Harrogate, HG1 1ST – call 01423 531105 for further details. Explore the world of virtual reality. Oculus Rift headset, £549. www.johnlewis.com

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Batman logo mirror, measures 70cm x 33cm, £29.99. www.menkind.co.uk

Furnishings This fabulous Graduate Collection Stag Print Wallpaper by designer Lisa Bliss features a super cool hand drawn stag design, perfect for feature walls, £125 per roll. www.limelace.co.uk

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Make sure your mates wipe their feet before entering your man cave. This super cool doormat is guaranteed to rewind your door step back to the eighties, £34.95. www.smithersofstamford.com Neon lightning bolt, £45. www.redcandy.co.uk Sink in and get comfy in the fabulous Dutchbone bar lounge chair, £589. Upholstered in a gorgeous vintage brown PU-leather, there will be nothing better knowing this is waiting for you after a long day. www.cuckooland.co

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Stimulate the senses THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW CELEBRATES THE FIVE SENSES OF HORTICULTURE.

rom 5-9 June, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) newest Show, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show partnered by Wedgwood, will return to the magnificent 1,00-acre Chatsworth Estate bursting with exciting new content including a mass planting of thousands of Dahlia (Dalina Maxi) ‘Salinas’, an impressive Power of Trees feature and a spectacular floral immersion experience, to wow visitors and thrill the senses. The theme of this year’s show celebrates the five senses of horticulture with the taste and smell of edible herbs, plants and flowers, the touch of a variety of natural textures, the sight of high

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summer colours and the sound of bees, grasses and tree listening. Leading the sensory experience, a passionate group of florists will be coming together to create an explosion of colour, scent and unique floral design in an immersive floral extravaganza. Housed within a covered scent filled walkway, the display will feature hundreds of varieties of flowers, creating a rainbow of colourful blooms which will climb walls, cascade from the ceiling and surround visitors in a fabulous celebration of uplifting flower power. Inspired by the resounding success of last year’s Cosmos display, a mass planting of thousands of Dahlias will

create a striking vision of lilac and white. Designed to echo the iconic parterres of Chatsworth House, visitors will be able to walk amongst the blooms to fully enjoy the beauty of this vibrant summer flower. The important role trees play within our world will be explored in the new Power of Trees feature, showcasing some of the great ways trees enhance our lives. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, RSPB and Forestry Commission will showcase the vital and extensive role that trees have in our lives and will encourage people to plant them in a bid to help battle climate change. There’ll be a tree nursery, storytelling, woodland crafts, carving,


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arborist talks and even tree listening in this exciting new zone. A Virtual Reality experience created by 3D expert and VR designer, Simon Mabey will engage visitors further in the tree display as they experience the wonder of wildlife from the trunk to the treetop. Other show highlights include a show garden inspired by one of the RHS founders, John Wedgwood in ‘The Wedgwood Garden’ by horticulturalist and RHS Ambassador Jamie Butterworth. This colourful garden celebrates the power of horticulture and plants to connect people and unite communities. A special feature ‘The Brewin Dolphin Artists’ Garden’ designed by multi awardwinning designer Paul Hervey-Brookes will showcase the skills of a variety of artists from across the UK, including textile art, Japanese porcelain and basket weaving. An RHS Wildlife Garden will demonstrate how the UK’s 24 million gardens can be transformed into a network of nature reserves, encouraging once common garden visitors such as hedgehogs, house sparrows and starlings back through native and non-native planting. Finding peace through gardening will also be brought to the fore through five new Mindfulness Gardens that champion wellbeing and mental health in their design. Liz Patterson, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Manager, said: “It’s so apt that we’re celebrating the senses at our 2019 show as gardens and gardening engage

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all five – from the sound of a breeze through the treetops to the taste of ripe fruit or the touch of soft grasses, anyone and everyone can relate. Being the RHS’ newest show, we’re building on the success of the last two years and are really pleased to announce that our Long Borders competition has nearly doubled in entries, we can’t wait to see these popular displays this year. “Our Floral Marquee will be bursting with 80 growers and nurseries including RHS Chatsworth’s Master Grower Pennard Plants. We also have a fantastic line up of experts in the Potting Benchand Dig In theatres. There’s shopping galore and plenty of familyfriendly workshops and great community and schools competitions. We’ve definitely got something for everyone to enjoy at our stunning show.” Tickets to RHS Chatsworth Flower Show can be bought at rhs.org.uk/shows Opening times: 5 June 10am-6.30pm (members only) 6-8 June 10am-6.30pm 9 June 10am-5pm

With spring in the air, longer days and sunshine drawing us back outdoors, it’s the perfect time for a spring spruce-up in the garden. Experts from this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show (5-9 June) have come up with their top tips to get gardens looking their best while making sure wildlife is well looked after too. Visitors to RHS Chatsworth Flower Show will be able to pick up plenty of advice on making gardens wildlife friendly at the RHS Wildlife Garden, with more details to be revealed soon. BBC Gardeners’ World presenter ADAM FROST, who will open the show, recommends: 1. Make sure bird baths are clean and topped up with water for birds to drink and bathe in. If you have a pond or deeper water feature, make sure there’s a shallow area to make it easier for frogs and other wildlife to get in and out of. 2. Garden pests, like slugs and snails, will start appearing as the weather warms up. To encourage predators like hedgehogs and frogs into the garden, leave a more natural area in a quiet corner for shelter – incorporating a small pile of logs is a great place to hide food for any visitors too. 3. Hedges are really important habitats for birds and many will already be building nests. Resist cutting hedges until after nesting season to encourage more birds into your garden. It is offence to cut hedges between the start of March and end of July because of the risk to birds’ nests. Gardening expert MARTIN FISH will be hosting theatre talks at RHS Chatsworth. His wildlife-friendly spring gardening tips include: 1. If raking your lawn to remove a buildup of moss, leave some of the dry moss in an area of the garden so that birds can collect it for nest building. 2. When having a final prune and tidy through borders bundle some of the branches and hollow stems together and lay them under a shrub to create a mini-bug hotel – little beasties and bugs will love it. 3. Spring is any ideal time to fill gaps with new plants, so consider planting a selection of nectar rich plants such as penstemon or foxgloves, to encourage bees, butterflies and pollinating insects. www.sheffieldvibe.com 57


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More expert help... First-time designer and RHS Ambassador JAMIE BUTTERWORTH is creating the Wedgwood Show Garden. His tips included carefully planned out planting. 1. Installing a bird bath, or similar in the garden, encourages this natural form of pest control as birds will eat caterpillars and aphids removing the need for harmful chemicals. 2. When planning a new garden perennials take time to knit together so set aside about ten per cent of your plant list for wildlife friendly annuals to fill the bare patches with beautiful blooms and a banquet for wildlife. 3. Wildlife friendly planting can be anywhere, on a balcony, window sill or in pots. Containers lend themselves just as well to pollinator-friendly plants such as Centaurea cyanus ‘Black Boy’, Daucus carota and Cerinthe major ‘Purpurascens’ and they’ll look spectacular too. Garden designer PAUL HERVEYBROOKES is creating a feature garden, The Brewin Dolphin Artists’ Garden, at RHS Chatsworth. He said: 1. Pot on and feed containerised Hostas and Agapanthus for better foliage and flowers. Bees and insects will love them. 2. Take soft tip cuttings of Dahlia tubers, Aster and other suitable herbaceous perennials to bulk up the garden for free. Why not use the savings to buy a bird box or feeder to encourage more feathered friends into the garden? 3. Weed the majority of baby weed seedlings out now and reap the benefits of a summer free of weeding. But be sure to leave a few to go wild in an area where they’ll bother you least. Butterflies, bees and birds will thank you for it!

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DESIGNERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE SET TO CREATE STUNNING SHOW GARDENS... hese stunning gardens at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, including a new mindfulness category, a horticultural celebration of the local BBC regions, and an RHS Wildlife Garden that aims to encourage and give confidence to people to create their very own nature reserves to support British endangered species, whilst retaining areas to sit and enjoy their gardens. Liz Patterson, RHS Chatsworth Flower Show Manager, said: “We are delighted with the gardens this year and thrilled to announce our brand new Mindfulness Gardens category. Visitors will be inspired by the quality and variety we will have on show.” Here’s just a taste at what’s on offer...

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The garden represents a journey that is undertaken by a person who has experienced a trauma in their life, such as illness or bereavement. The initial upset is symbolised by a tunnel on entering the garden, which represents the dark times. Along a raised walkway, a corner leads to a lighter brighter place, highlighting the concept of life getting better. A cascading water feature at the end of the path represents a release into better times. The planting and the pathway create the sense of drama as the colour changes from dark tones through to lighter tones, symbolising the healing process and evoking happiness and calm.

Brewin Dolphin Garden Artists’ Garden

This garden is a celebration of artisan crafts and makers, showcasing just how the natural world forms the foundation of craftwork. Drawing on the use of plants, the garden is designed as a working space in which a variety of artisan makers live and work. Plants in the garden have been selected for their uses in basket and wood weaving, dyeing for textiles as well as for botanical interest for ceramics or artisan entered in botanical form and plants historically associated with culinary, medicinal and homeopathic use. Mandala Mindfulness Garden

This garden centres around mandalas which are widely used to aid mindful contemplation. Two mandalas are encircled by seating and linked by gravel paths. Naturalistic planting brings rural peace to the imagined urban setting. The garden will create a woodland feel with a central wild-flower meadow attracting pollinating insects. Dramatic carbonised timber boundaries allow seclusion and light, inspiring discussion. The paths allow for gentle, mindful walking between the two mandalas, bringing focus. The boundaries of irregular lengths and heights of carbonised timber with varying spacings create interest, letting in light and views. A central triangular sculpture is capped with a smooth stone and a leaf – a Zen symbol of simplicity.


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WEDGWOOD CELEBRATES ITS 260TH ANNIVERSARY AT RHS CHATSWORTH FLOWER SHOW. edgwood continues its 260th anniversary celebrations this year as the headline show partner at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, 5-9 June 2019. The Wedgwood Garden, designed by horticulturalist and RHS Ambassador, Jamie Butterworth, has been inspired by RHS founder John Wedgwood’s vision of using the power of horticulture and plants to connect people and unite communities. In 1804 John Wedgwood, son of Wedgwood founder Josiah, established what was to become the Royal Horticultural Society. He had a vision of bringing gardening to everyone, to improve people’s lives through horticulture and create a sense of community; a passion that first-time designer Jamie Butterworth shares, both as an RHS Ambassador and as a horticulturist. Christian Bachler, Wedgwood Senior Vice President, said: “We are delighted to be returning as headline show partner for RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2019 with a garden that will showcase the deep connections between Wedgwood and the Royal Horticultural Society. “As one of the founders of the Royal Horticultural Society, John Wedgwood set in motion what was to become one of Britain’s greatest institutions. His legacy is celebrated in this garden and his passion and enthusiasm to connect people through horticulture is echoed in our choice of designer. Jamie’s enthusiasm and energy are undeniable, and we are

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eager to see the garden take shape.” Jamie has drawn inspiration from John Wedgwood’s personal garden and handpicked many plants from his original plant journal, such as sweet peas, roses, herbs and fruit trees. With a colour palette that references Wedgwood’s Jasperware of rich sky blue, lush greens and deep crimson, the garden design will be simple and scaled back to bring the planting to the fore. This will echo John Wedgwood’s own sentiments when creating his garden which was once described as ‘not laid out to compel admiration, but instead a homely and loveable space’. The heart of the garden will feature a seating area with a substantial solid oak table created from an oak tree that grew not far from where John Wedgwood lived in Gloucestershire. The planting that embraces this space will feature majestic copper-hued Fagus sylvatica ‘Purpurea’ and elegant Cornus kousa var. Chinensis along with plants that grew in John Wedgwood’s own garden – Lathyrus odoratus, Veronica, Origanum, Allium as well as various roses and espalier fruit trees. Glimpses of the iconic Wedgwood blue will be provided by Cynoglossum amabile ‘Firmament’ and the plump heads of Didiscus ‘Blue Lace’, while cushions of Fragaria vesca (wild strawberry) will reference the most popular and best-selling china pattern of which an anniversary edition, Wild

Strawberry Gold, has been introduced in celebration of the 260th anniversary. Jamie Butterworth said: “I’m delighted to be creating my first show garden for Wedgwood at RHS Chatsworth. For me, it is one of the most wholesome, fun, exciting and rewarding things anyone can do.”

About Wedgwood Wedgwood, the iconic premium lifestyle brand, was founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, not only an astonishing craftsman and potter but also an exceptional pioneer, philanthropist and marketer. Founded on the principles of design, quality and innovation Wedgwood makes the highest quality fine bone china dinnerware, teaware, iconic Jasper ware as well as beautifully crafted ornamental pieces. Wedgwood’s influence extends into fashion with long standing collaborations with world-renowned designers Vera Wang and Jasper Conran. Today the legacy of Josiah remains as Wedgwood continues to make a lasting impact on people’s quality of life making the everyday extraordinary by creating moments that enrich people’s lives. Wedgwood was acquired by Fiskars Corporation in 2015 and is now part of Fiskars’ English &Crystal Living Business. www.wedgwood.co.uk www.sheffieldvibe.com 59


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Owner Patrick Brears says: “We’ve always believed in doing things the right way and building gardens that last and as such give a five-year workmanship guarantee. It’s a guarantee you can believe in as we’ve been trading for so long. “We take care of the project from concept to completion, designing your garden to your style and requirements. We then build your new garden to the highest standard. “Last year we teamed up with garden designer Phil Hirst and celebrated another RHS Gold at Chatsworth 2018

Flower Show, again winning Best in Show, a feat we first achieved at RHS Tatton in 2013.” Patrick and the team from Garden Style Ltd are not showing at Chatsworth this year. Instead they will be will be concentrating all their efforts on helping as many individual gardeners as possible maximise the use of their own outdoor space. Whatever the size of your garden, whether you favour a classic look or something more contemporary, the Garden Style team can meet all client requirements, including size, style, maintenance, level of wildlife and plants and budget. Explore www.gardenstyle.info for more information and take a look at the varied portfolio for inspiration, call 0114 221 5066 or email sales@gardenstyle.info Garden Style West Lane, Loxley, Sheffield, S6 6SN Tel: 0114 221 5066 www.gardenstyle.info


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Hoyland Hoyland Dismantling started out in demolition, dismantling and reclamation, but as time has progressed, so has the business and now they source and supply materials to trade and the general public. Good quality reclaimed materials have become increasingly hard to source, and they have looked down new avenues. This has led to them supplying a lot of new materials, so more than 75 per cent of what they sell is new. They source products not just in the UK, but from all over the world, and are constantly looking at new products and suppliers to ensure they can offer a wide range of good quality products at very competitive prices. Tinker Lane, Hoyland Common, Barnsley, S74 0PR Tel: 01226 747221 / www.hoylanddismantling.co.uk

Huckleberry Willow Quality dining sets and relaxing outdoor furniture is available now from Huckleberry Willow. They have a range of dining sets seating four to eight, and comfortable sofa and armchair sets, all weatherproof and made from synthetic rattan weave and powder coated aluminium frames. There is also a range of large parasols available – just get in touch with them now to get your garden ready for summer. 38a St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield, S41 7TH Tel: 01246 230673 www.huckleberrywillow.co.uk

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Millthorpe Nursery Now in its third year, Millthorpe Nursery near Holmesfield is steadily gaining a reputation for both quality plants, and honest, friendly advice. “We’re not a garden centre, but a small family-run nursery, and we love chatting about our visitors’ garden ideas and offering advice,” say Carl and Deirdre, who moved up to the Peak District in 2016 to bring the nursery back to life. “Our aim is to offer customers a helpful, friendly service and assist them in choosing plants to suit their individual needs.” They’ve even built a garden at the nursery so customers can see how the plants grow, and visualise them in their own gardens or simply take a seat and enjoy the view. Millthorpe Nursery is currently open 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays) Millthorpe Lane, Holmesfield, S18 7SA Tel: 0114 289 0334 / www.millthorpe-nursery.co.uk

Pagets Pagets have long been known as the place to go for landscaping and building materials. Following a major investment, they’ve now got a significantly larger landscaping display from which to promote their wonderful product range. It’s impossible to choose landscaping products from catalogues or websites, so head to Pagets and see the products in the flesh. Pagets now feature more than 60 ranges of paving, over 20 ranges of walling and cladding, traditional timber decking, artificial grass and top soil and more. They’ve also got a full range of accessories and components to help you create your own outdoor space. 94 Broadfield Road, Sheffield, S8 0XL / Tel: 0114 292 3000 / 0114 234 0485 / www.pagets.co.uk

Roman Road Systems Most of us probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the paths and driveways that lead people to our homes, but maybe it’s about time we start. You’d be surprised by how much a small change to the front of the home can improve its overall façade. Roman Road Systems is a family-run business with almost 30 years’ experience providing anti-skid surfacing to motorway slip roads, approaches to traffic lights and crossing areas as well as supplying noncommercial customers with bespoke paths, patios, roads, driveways and parking areas. Breathing new life into tired-looking surfaces, the team at Roman Road Systems can create safe, durable and aesthetically pleasing surfaces at a reasonable price. Eckington Business Park, Rotherside Road, Eckington, Sheffield, S21 4HL Tel: 07572 456230 / 07817 385623 www.romanroadsystems.com

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Valleyside If you are looking for the perfect plants for your garden, go and have a look around. You never know what you might find. Valleyside Garden Centre offers a massive range of plants onsite at their Sheffield centre. They can help you plan your garden for the coming months and offer advice on which plants would best suit you. Their experienced staff will advise you on the best flowers for hanging baskets, the ideal trees and shrubs to flourish in your garden and the best aquatic plants to suit the conditions of your garden pond. Manchester Road (A57), Sheffield, S10 5PX Tel: 0114 230 1925 www.valleysidesheffield.co.uk

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Shed World Shed World provides the highest quality outdoor buildings at great prices, from concrete garages to, sheds, greenhouses, log cabins and summerhouses to garden furniture and animal housing. Established in 1990, Shed World provides a bespoke design service. With over 25 years of experience, owner Julie Hopewell offers the highest quality buildings at great prices. All the buildings are made by locally skilled craftsmen trained to work with the best timber of the job - quality redwood, ensuring superb construction. Valley Trade Park, Greenland Road Sheffield S9 5EX Tel: 0114 244 4475/ 0287 8973 68 www.sheffieldvibe.com


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at Bakewell Showground DE45 1AW Everything for a doggie fun filled day out – suitable for the whole family. Adults: £5.50 (online) £7.00 (on the gate) • Children 5-12: £4.00 (online) £4.50 (on the gate) Family 2 adults + 2 children: £16 (online) £20 (on the gate) • Children under 5 and dogs are FREE

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Amanda with Percy the Pointer

Every dog has its day HAVING BEEN RESCUED FROM THE STREETS OF CYPRUS BY WORRALL DOG LOVER AMANDA BELL, PERCY THE POINTER IS NOW BASKING IN THE SPOTLIGHT OF BEING CROWNED FAMILY CROSSBREED OF THE YEAR AT SCRUFFTS. t’s been an incredible journey for Percy the cross-breed pointer, from being shot and left for dead on the streets of Cyprus to basking in the spotlight of the winners’ podium at Crufts, the world’s greatest dog show. When dog lover Amanda Bell and her father Michael from Worrall first learned about Percy’s plight on the Mediterranean island he was in a tragic state. He’d been shot several times, his kidneys were failing and he was unable to stand before being picked up by a dog rescue organisation called Dali. Amanda read about Percy on Facebook and immediately made contact with an offer of help. What happened next is nothing short of a miracle. In Percy’s case it seems the old cliché is true... every dog has its day. Amanda, who runs a recruitment agency in Sheffield called Chef Results, recalls: “He was only nine kilos when

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they found him and they did not know whether he would have the strength to survive, but I said if he became strong enough to fly I’d take him. “Fortunately they were able to build up his strength, he put on weight and was 16 kilos when he came to us in June last year. “He’s 23 kilos now and is fully recovered, he’s a very healthy and happy dog.” But while the physical wounds have healed, Amanda found there were still some psychological barriers to overcome before Percy could put his ordeal behind him. “I have five dogs at home and when Percy came I put him in the garden and let him meet the others one at a time. He was fine with other dogs and OK in the house but he did not want to go beyond the garden gate. “I spent many hours sat on the kerb with him, trying to get him to come for a walk. But if any other person came

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he’d run and hide in the bushes at the far end of the garden. “But in time he got over it and now, if we have a visitor, he’ll run up to them and make a fuss of them. He’s a completely different dog.” Amanda has always loved dogs and had her first pet at the age of seven. She now shows dog regularly all over the country, but she had great misgivings about how Percy would react under the spotlight in the Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year competition. Percy was one of six finalists, having won his heat in Scotland last August and then a semi-final in London in October. The Scruffts Family Crossbreed of the Year competition caters exclusively for crossbreeds, dogs whose parents are of two different breeds or a mixture of several breeds. And when it came to the big moment at the grand final at the National Exhibition Centre, it transpired that Percy was a natural. “I was so worried about Crufts because all the cameras would be on him and I just did not know how he’d react,” says Amanda. “But he wagged his tail all the time and sat there and let the judge, Michael Ball, make a big fuss of him for Channel Four. Percy was a lot calmer than I was!” It certainly was a long way from the streets of Cyprus where sadly Percy’s case was not an isolated one. There are

Amanda and Percy meet Michael Ball

“I spent many hours sat on the kerb with him, trying to get him to come for a walk. But if any other person came he’d run and hide in the bushes at the far end of the garden.”

many strays and when dogs are used for hunting they can be regarded as surplus to requirements, rather than much-loved pets, at the end of the season. But for Percy the good life awaits. Amanda has decided to retire him from future shows. “Daft as it sounds, I don’t think I can take him to the little shows now he has won the big one. “We might see how he gets on at a few dog agility events. We’ll go just for fun, and if he likes it we’ll enter him in competitions.” So Percy’s days in the show ring may not be quite over after all.

Percy struts his stuff at Scruffts (main picture) and with the other dogs at Amanda’s home (inset)

Percy with his new ‘family’, pointers Dennis and Norman and Bracco Italianos Rodney and Geoffrey

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Piggy French rides Quarrycrest Echo to take the win in last year’s Cross Country Credit Libby Law Photography

See the stars TAKING PLACE FROM 10-12 MAY, THE DODSON & HORRELL CHATSWORTH INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS OFFERS TOP-CLASS COMPETITION – AND MUCH MORE. his month sees the return of the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials. Hosted at Chatsworth in the heart of the Peak District, preparations for this three day event are well underway. Taking place from 10-12 May, the event will once again see world-class competitors and equestrian stars of the future descend on Chatsworth House and its 105-acre gardens. Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and this year, the Duchess’ chosen charity for the horse trials is CHICKS, the children’s charity which runs a respite centre for children living in difficult conditions across the UK. CHICKS will have a stand offering a table-top pig race, farmyard-themed arts, crafts and games, and a live performance

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from Extreme Cello. Visitors are more than welcome to bring their four-legged friends along to the event, and inspired by Chatsworth’s current dog-themed exhibition, CHICKS will also be offering dog treats on the day, fresh water and a ‘dog throne’ for photogenic pooches to pause on for a selfie. The Barlow Red Barrows Display Team will be in attendance, guaranteeing laughter as their uniformed pilots carry out ‘breathtaking’ manoeuvres with red wheelbarrows based on those of the RAF Red Arrows, but at a significantly slower speed… and at ground level… There will be entertainment from the Paws for Thought team, and the National Newfoundland Display Team will be there meeting and greeting, and even offering dog cart rides to little ones. Speaking of little ones, new for 2019,

the Tractor Ted children’s area will feature a Tractor Ted bouncy castle, digger den, a driving track, welly wanging and an activity trail. There’s also a climbing wall suitable for all ages. With quality food and shopping on offer too, there’s plenty going on across the three days to keep all the family happy Gemma Schwarz, head of marketing at Dodson & Horrell, said: “We are really looking forward to the horse trials, which is one of the most enjoyable weekends in the year. “There is so much on offer such as the Have-a-Go Agility and Family Fun Dog Show, children’s entertainment, the British Scurry and Driving Trials, Pony Club Mounted Games, as well as a wonderful array of trade stands and, of course, the top-class competition.”


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Guide to Eventing There are three disciplines of equestrian eventing. Successful horses will demonstrate skill, obedience and control across their events, with the least amount of penalties.

Show jumping at the Chatsworth Horse Trials

Cross Country: This test of endurance is considered the most entertaining event. The horse’s speed and jumping ability are crucial in succeeding in cross country, as well as testing the rider’s knowledge of the horse’s pace and their ability to control the horse across the course.

Show Jumping: A relatively new sport, athleticism is a vital skill for successful show jumping, with penalties given for horse disobedience, knocking off the poles and failing to complete the course in its order.

Dressage: Whilst many believe this is the easiest and perhaps most tedious of the events, dressage should not be underestimated; it takes immense skill, strict control and years of training and experience on both the horse’s and the rider’s behalf. Known as ‘horse ballet’ and ‘art’, points are awarded for grace and fluidity throughout the routine. Its purpose is to develop the horse’s athletic ability and willingness to perform.

Cross country at the Chatsworth Horse Trials

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Highlights Friday 10 May

8.00: 8.30:

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Gates open Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Competition – 5 year old class, Eventing Challenge 90cm followed by 100cm CCI-S2* Dressage CCI-S4* Dressage Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Prize Giving – 5 year old class Lunch Break Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Competition – 4 year old class CCI-S4* Dressage Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse Prize Giving – 4 year old class CCI-S2* Show Jumping

Saturday 11 May

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Gates open CCI-S2* Show Jumping followed by Novice Section Show Jumping, Eventing Challenge 100cm 9.00: Novice Section Dressage 9.30: CCI-S4* Dressage, Advanced Section Dressage, CCIS4* Cross Country followed by Novice Cross Country 10.00: Fun Dog Show Registration Opens, Mullinscote Gun Dog Display, Maypole Dancing, Gun Dog Display, Paws for Thought Display 11.00, 13.30 and 15.30: Sheep Show 12.00: Eventing Challenge 90cm 16.00: British Scurry & Driving Trials Heat All Day: Have a Go Dog Agility Arena, Children’s Entertainment Sunday 11 May

8.00: Gates open 8.30-14.50: Pony Club Team Show Jumping 9.00: CCI-S4* Show Jumping 10.00: Fun Dog Show Registration Open, Mullinscote Gun Dog Display, Maypole Dancing, Gun Dog Display, Paws for Thought Display 11.00, 13.30 and 15.30: Sheep Show 15.00 and 16.00: Pony Club Games 15.30: British Scurry & Driving Trials Final All Day: Have a Go Dog Agility Arena, Children’s’ Entertainment Please note these highlights are provisional and may be subject to change.

*CCI-S2 & CCI-S4 – These are international short format competitions previously called CIC, the dressage takes place on one day followed by the show jumping and cross country on the same or following days. The number of *s indicates the level of difficulty. The more stars the higher the difficulty. Eventing Challenge – Held in a grass arena where competitors jump a course of show jumps followed by a round of arena cross country fences

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Tickets Online ticket prices:

Friday 10 May: Adult £10, Child £4 Saturday 11 May: Adult £18, Child £4 Sunday 12 May: Adult £18, Child £4 Three Day Pass: Adult £34, Child £9 At the gate prices:

Friday 10 May: Adult £12, Child £5 Saturday 11 May: Adult £20, Child £5 Sunday 12 May: Adult £20, Child £5 Three Day Pass: Adult £40, Child £12 Membership details

Becoming a member allows you exclusive access to the VIP ringside members’ enclosure with its relaxed surroundings, garden area and private toilets. The enclosure also has its own licensed bar, restaurant and light refreshments. Also included within the membership package is admission, car parking and a free programme, with a two-for-one offer to visit the house, garden, farmyard and playground. Subject to availability, membership packages are available in advance or on the day. Friday 10 May: Adult £24, Child £7.50 Saturday 11 May: Adult £32, £7.50 Sunday 12 May: Adult £32, Child £7.50 Three Day Membership: Adult £70, Child £15 Caravan and camping tickets are also available from £150 per pitch and include two adult three day tickets to the event, water, shower and toilet facilities (tickets can be upgraded to membership tickets for £40). Admission to the site is available from noon Thursday 9 May until noon Monday 13 May. Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials Tel: 01423 330095 www.chatsworth.org/events/horse-trials


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Something for the whole family DODSON & HORRELL’S GEMMA SCHWARTZ SPEAKS TO RHIANA HUGHES ABOUT WHY THIS YEAR’S EVENT IS GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST AND BEST YET. ith the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trails just around the corner, we caught up with Gemma Schwarz, Dodson & Horrell’s head of marketing, to discuss the horse trials, its growing range of family attractions, and why this year is going to be the biggest and best yet. Since the organisation of this year’s horse trials started, Gemma has ensured that no stone has been left unturned, to make sure that competitors, visitors and families can all equally enjoy the event. Having been a keen and enthusiastic equestrian all her life, not only is Gemma an avid follower of the sport, but she’s competed in horse trials herself, too. Having owned horses and ponies of her own over the years, she’s passing on her passion to her young daughter as she’s teaching her to ride, and as she does so, her passion and enthusiasm for the sport is only continuing to grow.

Which event are you most looking forward to at this year’s horse trials? I’m obsessed with everything, so will enjoy watching everyone across all the levels, however I have a massive soft spot for the cross-country phase.

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What made you fall in love with horses? I can’t remember learning to ride, I just always have. Horses have an amazing way of getting under your skin. My mother grew up with horses and so did I, it’s a lifestyle that I’ve always known and I’ve been lucky enough to have my own ponies and horses since I was a toddler. I cannot imagine ever not being involved in this world. When did you last compete yourself? Do you miss competing? I last competed at Keysoe last year, I was lucky enough to have an ex 3* (now 4*) horse to ride. I’ve never been the fastest, so didn’t place, but he gave me a great double clear at my last competition so at least I finished on a high. I hate the thought of never competing again, but

What’s new this year? There is always something new and different at the trials which caters for all the family, but we particularly enjoy the top-class competition with the very best competitors in the world competing at this beautiful location. I’ve been advised that my back won’t stand up to it, so I will just have to make do with the odd hack now and again. What is your favourite thing about your job? Dodson & Horrell supports some of the world’s leading riders and trainers, so obviously, it’s fantastic to get a real insight into how the top yards run and operate. Also, meeting all the equine athletes that are legends in their own right, it is an amazing opportunity. What do you do when you’re not working on the horse trials? I have a four-year-old daughter, so weekends are usually a flurry of parties, riding lessons and catching up on everything not accomplished in the week. I no longer have my own horse after being diagnosed with degenerative discs in my back, so our only four-legged family member is an eight-year-old 11 hand Sec A called Cappa, he surprisingly takes up just as much time as having my own horse. Where do you live? I live in Stamford in Lincolnshire, home of Burghley Horse Trials. I’m very lucky, it’s a beautiful town.

Which rider are you most looking forward to seeing? It’s always great to see our brand ambassadors out in force, so Harry Meade, Piggy French, Laura Collett, Willa Newton, Richard Jones, Tom McEwen, Bubby Upton and Caroline Powell – sorry I can’t pick one! What do you think the horse trials bring to the local area? The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials is a fantastic event for the whole family, even if you don’t follow eventing. We have the Autarky Dog Show and agility which is a lot of fun, and there is a really good selection of trade stands for the shoppers in the family. Why should people come out to see the horse trials? Eventing is an amazing sport; the three phases mean that the riders and horses have to be incredibly adaptable and skilled. Every non-horsey friend I have taken to watch cross country live, can’t help but get into it and be impressed by the sheer bravery of these riders and horses. www.sheffieldvibe.com 81


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Goodbye and good luck HIS STORE HAS BEEN A SHEFFIELD INSTITUTION FOR OVER 30 YEARS BUT AFTER A SPATE OF SERIOUS BREAK-INS, JOHN HARRISON HAS CLOSED THE DOORS FOR GOOD. HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED, WRITES RHIANA HUGHES.

t’s been 33 years since Harrison, the much-loved men’s designer clothing store on Ecclesall Road, opened its doors. Since 1986, the store has grown in more ways than one, starting out as just a dream in John Harrison’s mind, and turning into a real Sheffield institution. The circumstances surrounding the recent closure of Harrison have been highly publicised, sparking both outrage and support from locals who are sad to see the store they’ve loved for years, and that many have grown up with, being given no choice but to shut down. And though it is with heavy hearts that the doors to the shop are closing, it’s with a smiling face that John looks back on the years he’s spent on the west side of Sheffield.

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“I started with nothing really. I was a hairdresser for Roger Sherwood who was a big hairdressers in Sheffield and he was great, not your typical hairdresser. He taught me what hard work was and how to strive, he was a good mentor. “But then I wanted a change. I had a chat with my brother who asked me what I wanted to do. I said I wanted to open up a clothes shop but I hadn’t got a clue what I was doing. He loaned me some money and I literally just set off to London and walked the streets asking people if they knew anywhere you could buy wholesale. “I eventually found where all the wholesalers were, met a couple of guys out there and just started bringing stuff up every Monday in the boot of a car and started selling it.”

A younger-looking John Harrison, in an early Westside appearance

From then on, John’s passion for clothing continued to grow, and his business grew along with it. “Originally,” says John, “it was this tiny shop, and then as things progressed we extended until it turned into this big shop we’ve got now.”


Not only has the look of Harrison changed over the years, but men’s fashion has seen all sorts of trends and designers not stand the test of time, all while Harrison has continued to thrive. “The majority of the main brands have always stayed up there… Stone Island, CP Company. I’ve seen a lot come and go, and I’ve seen a lot of fashion retailers come and go too. You have to be constantly on it and looking at what the next big thing is.” Though it’s not uncommon for fashion retailers to come and go, it’s not often that they close for the reasons that Harrison has had to call it quits. Right up until the day the business closed its doors for good, Harrison was as popular as ever with customers, and if it wasn’t for such unfortunate circumstances, John believes they’d still be continuing to run as normal. “Obviously I’m getting of an age now where we would have had to consider things in the not too distant future, but this has definitely pushed things forward.” John is referring to the fact that after being the target of six separate break-ins since December 2018, enough was finally enough. “They’ve all been bad, they’ve not been petty. It’s the nature of what we do, you can always expect to get the odd one, but the way they’ve gone about it this time – jackhammers going through the wall, two ram raids, it’s just been incessant.” Despite the negativity surrounding the store’s closure, there’s nothing but good memories as John looks back at the past 33 years on Ecclesall Road, and he says he wouldn’t have changed a thing. “We’ve always tried to move forward.

“Though it is with heavy hearts that the doors to the shop are closing, it’s with a smiling face that John looks back on the years he’s spent on the west side of Sheffield.” I think as an independent it’s quite easy to stand still, but you’ve always got to stay one step ahead. There’s a lot of competition out there, there’s a lot of big boys. There’s very few independents left like us in the country, very few, and they’re going left, right and centre at the moment.” While many independent retailers close and are quickly forgotten, it’s clear this won’t be the case for for Harrison.

Since they announced their closure, their Facebook page has been flooded with comments from customers past and present, sharing their memories and good wishes with John and his team. “It’s quite humbling. We’ve had floods of people coming in just to wish me luck. We’ve had some lovely comments on Facebook, hundreds and hundreds of comments, and 99.9 per cent are really lovely. “I think a big thing, and why a lot of people are going to miss the shop, is because there’s nobody really out there that’s doing the mix of brands and styles that we do. They’re either really fashion forward stores or classic. With us, we hit the market from trendy 16-year-old lads to 65-year-olds. We’ve got everything here. “I think a lot of people are going to miss that they can just come in and have a chat and a cup of coffee and be looked after. We get a lot of guys who come in here and say: ‘John, I’m going away just sort it out’. We’re like permanent personal shoppers, we know the clients and we know what they like.” It’s clear that John and all the team at Harrison will be missed, and who or whatever replaces the store will have a hard job taking over from their muchloved predecessor. But what’s next for John? “I’m going to have to do something, I’ve worked all my life. It’s going to be a pretty weird experience but I’ve got a big family, I’ve got four daughters and four granddaughters so I’m sure they’ll be busy finding me something to do.” Whatever John goes on to do, he’s got all of us at Westside wishing him the best. www.sheffieldvibe.com 91


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t Pink Boutique in Birdwell, special is what every lady is to us and amazing is what we want you to feel because getting it right is our priority!” Many ladies don’t know where to begin when they start looking for an outfit for a wedding or special occasion, but that’s where Pink Boutique come in. Owner Sandie Wenham has over 40 years’ expertise making ladies look and feel fabulous. So don’t worry, you’re in safe hands, dressed up to Veromia Occasions. Their ranges in stock are from sizes 10 to 28, and can be tailored to fit perfectly by their seamstress. All budgets are covered from designers including Lizabella, Ella Boo, Frank Lyman, Zeila, Cabotine, Lexus and couture collections by Ispirato, Luis Civit, Linea Raffaelli, John Charles and Mascara. Booking an appointment helps Sandie and her team provide a more personal service. Allow up to two hours. Although, appointments are not essential. Weekdays are usually quieter, while weekends can be very busy. If you’re searching for the perfect mother of the bride outfit, look no

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further, as Pink have been specialising in this area for a number of years. “We’ve been offering mother of the bride outfits for nine years now, and believe we have the best selection around. Customers are always saying how impressed they are by the wide range of styles and sizes we offer.” We have dresses for every budget, and we even have hats and fascinators for hire from as little as £10. So, if you’ve already got your outfit, bring it in and let the team help you find the final piece to tie it all together.

Just tell Sandie or a member of staff your price range, style and size, and they will be happy to assist you. Visit Pink Boutique Birdwell on Facebook to read their fantastic reviews. Pink Boutique 228 Sheffield Road, Birdwell Barnsley, S70 5TF Tel: 01226 743063 Facebook: Pink Boutique Birdwell / Sandra Wenham

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You can have it all FROM GRAND CANALS TO GREAT LAKES, A MULTI-CENTRE HOLIDAY SHOWS THE BEST ITALY HAS TO OFFER. taly truly has it all, from jawdropping lakes and imposing mountains, to winding streets and authentic eateries. Be it dreamlike countryside, indulgent wine tours, or simply coastal relaxation, there’s something for everyone. But why settle for just one Italian destination when you can have it all with an Italian multicentre holiday? Venice is famed for its palaces, basilicas, grand squares and gondolas, which glide around its delightful waterways. With its iconic canal networks, stunning architecture and alluring atmosphere, this romantic city has a legendary history that is simply unparalleled. St Mark’s Square is at the heart of the action; locals often just call it ‘la Piazza’ since it’s so central to Venetian life. It’s in

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and around this area where many of the most famous spots in Venice can be found, so it’s easy to spend a morning meandering about this locality. The square as it stands today dates back to the 1100s – simply wander around the archways and impressive architecture to soak it all up. St Mark’s Basilica is one building that dominates St Mark’s Square – the most famous of the city’s churches known for its glorious Italo-Byzantine architecture. It has been the city’s cathedral since 1807 and was originally the chapel of the Doge of Venice – the supreme authority of the former Venetian Republic. Foodies are spoilt for choice with a cacophony of Michelin-star restaurants, or, you may prefer one of the renowned local eateries. It’s impossible to visit Venice without

taking to the canals, so round off your trip to Venice with a gondola ride. As well as crossing all the famous waterways – including the Grand Canal – you’ll also be taken along some of the lesser travelled routes, where you can soak up traditional Venetian architecture and watch daily life at its best in the city. Whatever you choose to do, this city never fails to give you lasting memories. The four-star Santa Chiara hotel in Venice


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You will spend three nights in the centrally located four-star Santa Chiara hotel, right on Piazzale Roma and overlooking the Grand Canal. After exploring this remarkable city head to the largest and most eastern of the Italian Lakes, Lake Garda. It features fjord-like cliffs in the north, and gentle hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and lemon orchards in the south. Holidays to Lake Garda undoubtedly offer truly exceptional beauty. Towering mountains descend to meet atmospheric shorelines in this Italian Lake District; aptly named because of the many literary connections to the romantic poets. It boasts a wonderful climate with mild summers and mellow winters, and owing to its clear clean waters, is a particular favourite for swimming, windsurfing and sailing; something for everyone on Lake Garda holidays. Picturesque towns and lakeside villages can easily be discovered during lake cruises and scenic drives around this delightful area and, during the summer months, opera lovers will delight in a trip to Verona’s open air amphitheatre.

With charming towns and villages on both the eastern and western shore of the lake there are plenty of places to visit on holidays to Lake Garda. The sophisticated resort of Salò offers wonderful places to dine with bars, cafés and restaurants specialising in the regions local dishes. Whether you are enjoying a drink in a lakeside bar, ambling through the town or taking a refreshing swim, holidays in Lake Garda are perfect for those looking to relaxing and unwind in one of Italy’s most stunning landscapes. The area is renowned for delicate olive oil, lemons, and Bardolino, Soave and Valpolicella wines. Fish straight from the lake features high on the menu, and for dessert Italian ice cream is a must. Delightful alfresco cafés, bars and restaurants can be found in abundance on both the western and eastern shores of the lake. With such a variety of choices all boasting fantastic dishes, you can be assured that on your Lake Garda holidays you will always have the finest dining experience. You will spend six nights in the charming town of Gardone Riviera at

the four-star Hotel Savoy Palace. This hotel has played host to famous 20th century dignitaries such as Winston Churchill, and will take you back to the romantic days of the Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau. Its interior is adorned with marble, stone and precious woods and most rooms have fabulous views of Lake Garda. Lush green gardens envelop the hotel, and the pool is set in the lawn where guests may rest and enjoy a poolside lunch or light snack. The Angelo Landi restaurant offers al fresco candlelit dinners on warm summer evenings. Dedicated to the local poet and playwright Gabriele d’Annunzio, who frequently stayed at the hotel and whose work was inspired by his many mistresses, the Muse’s Bar provides a delightfully comfortable atmosphere for an aperitif or after dinner drink. Call Spa Travel on 01937 845678 for details. www.sheffieldvibe.com 95


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Triple winners... Brocco on the Park

Put yourself in the picture WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 WESTSIDE RESTAURANT & BAR AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN. AND CHANGES ARE AFOOT... he search for the finest dining and drinking establishments across Sheffield and North Derbyshire is hotting up, as we move ever-closer towards the 2019 Westside Restaurant and Bar Awards. This year’s event looks like being bigger and better than ever as Sheffield’s premier dining awards event moves into an exciting era with the announcement of a brand new venue – the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, Sheffield. We are delighted that the 2019 event – on the evening of Monday 10 June – will take place at one of Sheffield’s oldest and most instantly-recognisable dining venues. The original Royal Victoria Hotel first opened for business in 1862 and has remained at the heart of Sheffield’s commercial and social life ever since, hosting countless business

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functions, weddings and private celebrations. Last year’s big winners were Brocco on the Park with an unprecedented hat-trick of prizes – Best Hotel Restaurant, Young

“So the search is on again to find the venues that have truly excelled in the art of delivering delicious food and beverages in a superlative setting over the last 12 months.”

Chef of the Year and Restaurant of the Year. We also launched a new category in 2018 – Best Bar – to reflect the growing importance of Sheffield’s independent pub, bar and wine bar scene. Recent years have also seen the rapid improvement in standards in gastro-pubs and the growing influence in many restaurants of street food from around the world. Will there be some new foodie trends to emerge in 2019? All will become clear in the next few months. So the search is on again to find the venues that have truly excelled in the art of delivering delicious food and beverages in a superlative setting over the last 12 months. All our recent award winners have been superb, so expectations are high.


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Do you have a rising star? Calling all head chefs and restaurateurs... do you have a bright spark working in your kitchen who is shaping up to be an outstanding chef of the future? If you do, there are only a few days left to put him or her in the culinary spotlight. Westside and My Fathers Heart are staging a fantastic competition to find the Young Chef of the Year 2019. The competition is open to all restaurants in the Sheffield and North Derbyshire region and all entries must be under the age of 30 on 1 June 2019. Four finalists will be invited to join us for a MasterChef-style cooking competition in the state-of-the-art kitchens at My Fathers Heart on Saturday 18 May. That’s their opportunity to create their signature main course, which will be judged by a panel of culinary experts. My Fathers Heart, designers and makers of the region’s finest bespoke, handmade kitchens, bedrooms and furniture, regularly host glamorous events in their award-winning showroom. It has proved to be the perfect venue to stage our Young Chef of the Year event

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since we launched it in 2017. The cream of the region’s young culinary talent will be set the task of really wowing the judges with some first rate, inventive virtuoso cooking. The Westside/My Fathers Heart Young Chef of the Year competition is a great opportunity to shine a light on the next generation of kitchen superstars. We’re looking forward to seeing what the best young talent out there has to offer, and giving all four finalists, a boost by placing them in the spotlight. The results will be announced at the Westside Restaurant Awards at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria in Sheffield on Monday 10 June. So now it’s down to the head chefs and restaurateurs across the region to nominate their young kitchen stars for this prestigious event. We’ve been contacting restaurants across the region over the last few months, reminding head chefs and restaurateurs to get involved. But don’t wait to be invited. If you employ a bright young chef with the talent and drive to reach the top, let us know.

Young Chef of the Year 2019 Westside and My Fathers Heart are searching for the region’s finest culinary talent. If you’re a head chef or restaurateur now’s the chance to tell the world about the bright young stars cooking fabulous food in your kitchens. All entries must be under 30 years of age on 1 June 2019. To nominate your Young Chef please contact Westside managing editor Chris Wilson on chris.wilson@ rmcmedia.co.uk Closing date: Monday 22 April

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Rossi’s were last year’s Readers’ Choice winners

THE WESTSIDE READERS’ CHOICE AWARD GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR SAY – FIND OUT HOW BELOW. ith just a matter of weeks until the 2019 Westside Restaurant and Bar Awards, competition is hotting up in the region’s eateries. The winners will be announced at our glitzy awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria, Sheffield on Monday 10 June, which promises to be a great evening. Our judges are out and about, busily debating the merits of restaurants across Sheffield and North Derbyshire in various categories – including the coveted Westside Restaurant of the Year. But there is one extra special category where our reviewers take a backseat – The Westside Readers’ Choice Award. We know you have strong opinions when it comes to dining out; now we want to know what your favourite restaurant is. The Westside Readers’ Choice award cuts across all boundaries. Whether your favourite restaurant is a fine dining venue, a classy café or something in between, all votes are equal. Last year, readers voted for Rossi’s the classic traditional Italian restaurant on

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Sharrow Lane, Sheffield and the winning owners were delighted to win the approval of Westside readers and to receive confirmation that they were striking a chord with the people who matter most – the paying public. Our readers are a discerning bunch and we are always impressed by their comments and the wide range of dining establishments that capture their imaginations. In fact, the announcement of this particular prize is always a highlight of our awards dinner. For the owners and hard-working staff of all the nominated restaurants, our awards dinner is an opportunity to celebrate the excellent range of dining out venues on our doorstep. These are the longest running and most prestigious dining awards in Sheffield and North Derbyshire. So make sure you have your say on the final outcome and cast your vote now. There’s plenty to choose from, and with several new dining establishments opening over the last 12 months along with some much loved familiar

favourites, competition is hotter than ever. Watch out for our full preview in next month’s Westside when we will name the shortlisted restaurants in all categories.

How to vote: Voting is free: simply go online to www.rmcmedia.co.uk/ events/awards/westside and let us know where you have enjoyed eating out most over the last 12 months. All votes must include a home address and contact details; multiple entries from the same email address will be disqualified. The closing date is Friday 17 May so don’t miss your opportunity to cast your vote.


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Feast in the Peak A MOUTH-WATERING MENU OFFERS TOO MUCH TEMPTATION FOR JUST A LIGHT LUNCH… xploring the beauty of the Peak District has long been one of my favourite weekend activities, but with a six-year-old who’d rather spend his weekends creating imaginary worlds than getting to know the one he lives in, it can go months before my partner and I realise how long it’s been since we’ve enjoyed a weekend stroll. Imagine our excitement then, when Nan stepped in and offered to take him off our hands for a weekend. While he was of course missed, we jumped at the chance to hop in the car and take the short drive down to Bakewell, stopping in at the Old Eyre Arms on the way. We usually head straight to the beer garden to enjoy a fruity cider or two, but as we walked through the gate, we were surprised to see the garden busier than usual, though it was a surprisingly hot spring day. We decided to take a seat inside this time, choosing to pop ourselves down next to one of their cosy fireplaces. When we walked in, my partner and I had said we’d both opt for a simple, light lunch so as not to weigh ourselves down for the rest of the day. One glance at the

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menu and this thought went straight out of the window. Starting with stuffing balls and gravy mayo (£3.50) was the best decision I made all day. Stuffing is always my favourite part of any Sunday dinner, so there was no doubt in my mind that this starter was made for me. Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, full of flavour with pieces of apple and onion and a plethora of different spices coming through, this wasn’t a starter for sharing. My partner chose a more meaty starter, opting for the stir fried chipolatas, chorizo and black pudding (£6). Presented with some handy cocktail sticks to avoid sticky fingers, each element of the dish offered a different flavour and texture to complement the next. For a second our main courses had us thinking we had eyes bigger than our bellies. Both generous portions, my steak and ale pie (£14.80) came served with mash and seasonal veg, as did my partner’s twice cooked lamb shank (£17), which also came with a delicious red wine sauce.

Our main courses were enough to have us sinking into our corner booth, wishing that we’d had the willpower to stick to our initial plans of a light lunch. But the flavours of each of our dishes more than made up for the pinch of regret that we felt, knowing we’d have to walk an extra mile or two to burn off our meals. By the end of our second courses, dessert was definitely not an option, but looking over the menu their sticky toffee pudding (£6) and Bakewell tart (£5) were certainly tempting enough to ensure that we’ll definitely be back to the Old Eyre Arms the next time we find ourselves with a child-free weekend. Old Eyre Arms Hassop, Bakewell, DE45 1NS Tel: 01629 640 390 www.eyrearms.com

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Altered ego RICHARD ABBEY DISCOVERS A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN ON THE EDGE OF THE PEAK DISTRICT. part from the new sign (and a bigger car park), the Dore More Inn, on the outside, looks almost exactly like it did before. Step inside however, and it’s a different matter entirely. Having closed last year, the well loved pub on the border of the Peak District, now comes under the Ego Restaurants umbrella and its transformation has been nothing short of spectacular. While it’s retained a lot of the building’s original features – stone walls, wooden beams – it’s unrecognisable from its previous incarnation. The first thing you see when you walk through the double glass doors is an open kitchen at the far end, then a long and inviting bar to the left (with separate bar area) and the restaurant to the right. The latter was already full as we arrived early on a Friday evening so we ducked into the bar area for an aperitif before taking our table. If you’ve been to Ego before you’ll be familiar with its extensive Mediterranean-style menu, if you haven’t, expect to find food from the likes Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Morocco in the form of pizza, pasta, meze, kebabs, fish and meat dishes.

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Truly spoilt for choice, I started with light and flavoursome grilled goat’s cheese (£6.75) served on toasted brioche with aged balsamic, caramelised red onions and Jen’s beetroot chutney. Across the table my wife tucked into a generous portion of moules marinieres (£7.95) served in a fragrant liquour of shallots, parsley, garlic, white wine and cream. Hunks of bread were definitely needed to mop up the moreish sauce. We shared a carafe of Merlot Alcanta (£14.95) whose plumy and spicy flavours complemented our main courses perfectly. Paella Mixta (£13.95) for me was as expected and didn’t disappoint, filled with chicken, chorizo, king prawns, squid and mussels. My wife opted for a hanging mixed kebab (£18.95), a mix of piri-piri chicken, chorizo, pork belly and sirloin steak skewered with red onion, courgette mixed peppers. A mixed leaf salad, tzatziki, tomato salsa and tortillas were more than adequate accompaniments to the meat feast, although in hindsight, the optional sweet potato fries (£3.95) were perhaps an indulgence too many. Having saved room for dessert, my wife chose a simple and excellent Sicilian lemon tart (£6.25) while I

decided to try one of Ego’s ‘Cocktail desserts’, the Pina Colada sundae (£7.45). Our waitress had warned me that these were a little on the large side but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. She was right, it was huge. The sundae glass was overflowing with rum-soaked pineapple, vanilla ice cream, crushed meringue, pineapple sorbet, Chantilly cream and toasted coconut, but you know what, it was delicious. A couple of Americano coffees (£2.65) finished things nicely. It may have only been open a couple of months but Ego at the Dore More Inn has already made a big impression. We’ll be back for more. Ego at the Dore More Inn Hathersage Road, Sheffield, S17 3AB Tel: 0114 235 3302 www.egorestaurants.co.uk/ restaurant-dore

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Peak perfection AFTERNOON TEA AT EAST LODGE COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL WAS QUITE THE TREAT FOR CHARLES BRADSHAW. et within ten acres of manicured gardens, East Lodge Hotel was the former hunting lodge of nearby Haddon Hall in Derbyshire. Today the property is a hotel with luxury bedrooms and multi awardwinning restaurant. It is also available as an exclusive use venue for weddings, banquets and business meetings. Leaving the A6 main road between Matlock and Bakewell, access to the establishment is via a private road complete with imitation gas-lights which adorn the driveway towards the car park. We were warmly greeted upon our arrival on a pleasant Saturday afternoon and shown to the seating area within the Garden Room bar. A tea menu was presented which featured a selection of specially blended leaves from Northern Tea Merchants in Chesterfield. I chose Keemun – a refreshing, smoky large leaf China tea while my companion selected Gourmet Classic – an award-winning blend of four teas. Each tea was delivered in a large, highly decorated China pot along with fine bone china cups and saucers. Our Derbyshire Afternoon Tea

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(£19.95 per person) arrived in a threetiered stand with our host describing each plate’s components. Alternative options are also available including Prosecco (£25.95 per person) or Champagne (£29.95 per person). To begin, thick white and brown rectangular sandwiches were sampled: smoked Scottish salmon (home smoked) and cream cheese (delicate flavoured), egg mayonnaise and cress (generously deep filled), Peak District baked ham with mustard (moderate ham slices with a touch of rich dressing) and cucumber (light and refreshing). Plain and fruit butter scones followed – freshly prepared and straight from the oven. We covered the light, sweet scones in thick clotted cream (from a generously sized pot) and lashings of strawberry jam. The top tier of desserts included an extravagant visual display of tempting delights. A portion of lemon posset topped with mixed berry compote and shortbread crumb was refreshingly sweet with an accent of sour lemon. Mini Bakewell tart cubes were swiftly devoured; moist, bitesized cakes with plenty of jam and topped

with almonds. Light, soft lemon infused macaroons were sampled. The delicate texture of the cookie and sweet tasting fondant centre was devine. A slice of chocolate brownie was then selected with a rich doughy centre and a flourish of piped cream on top. Finally a lemon tart completed the sweet treats; an individual shortcrust base oozing rich lemon curd and topped with thick cream. After devouring our Afternoon Tea selection and drinking another cup of tea, we relaxed within the grounds of East Lodge Hotel. It was a perfect way to spend an afternoon in a peaceful part of the Peak District. East Lodge Country House Hotel & Restaurant Rowsley, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2EF Tel: 01629 734474 www.eastlodge.com

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New era for Chinatown AN OLD LOCATION HAS BEEN GIVEN A NEW LEASE OF LIFE. BY RICHARD ABBEY. rowing up in Sheffield in the eighties and nineties, only three Chinese restaurants spring to mind – the Zing Vaa, Golden Dragon and Candytown. I’m sure there were plenty more but for whatever reason, those three seem to stick in my mind. Of that trio, the Zing Vaa has since closed, the Golden Dragon became Wong Ting and Candytown… well, Candytown is now enjoying a new lease of life thanks to new ownership, a new name and a new look. The upstairs restaurant at the bottom of London Road is now called Chinatown, which is appropriate given its prominent location next to what will be the New Era Development, dubbed ‘Sheffield’s Chinatown’, which is due to open next year. Under the ownership of Martin Ng and stewardship of manager Yan Man, the restaurant, which opened in March, is unrecognisable from its previous incarnation. Ascending the newly-tiled stairway, marvelling at the huge chandelier, we found ourselves in a fantastically bright and modern space. There’s a neat and well-stocked bar to

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greet you (a new gin menu is the latest addition) and plenty of staff to attend to your every whim. A Singha beer (£4.80) and Gordons pink gin and tonic (£6.50) got us off to a good start. Seated at our table we perused the vast menus – there’s three to choose from; a daytime dim sum menu and evening ‘English’ and Chinese menus. The former contains plenty of dishes you’d expect to find whereas the latter contains some Far Eastern delicacies that you perhaps haven’t come across before – jellyfish, cuttlefish, chicken feet etc. After munching our way through some prawns crackers, we started with a platter of hors d’oeuvres (£6 per head), a generous selection of sesame prawn toast, spring rolls, spare ribs, satay chicken, won tons and seaweed. If it sounds like a big plateful it was, and all excellent too. While our entrees were all too familiar, Yan recommended the Peking duck (£16.50) from the Chinese menu to follow, something we hadn’t tried before. The premise was familiar – duck, pancakes, cucumber, spring onion, hoi sin sauce – but the duck was different;

more skin than meat, it was crispy yet moist with a subtle smoky flavour. To follow we shared assorted seafood in black bean sauce (£11), which was served theatrically on a sizzling platter at the table, and beef in XO sauce (£9) along with some egg-fried rice (£2.50). Once the steam had dissipated, we tucked into the assorted seafood, a mix of squid, scallops and king prawns, with gusto and very good it was too. The beef was the particularly highlight for me. It was very tender with the sauce having just the right amount of tanginess and chilli kick. A pot of jasmine tea finished things off nicely and on this evidence, the new era at Chinatown looks bright. Chinatown 27 London Road, Sheffield, S2 4LA Tel: 0114 272 5311

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Visit us for the tastiest of British traditions… …fish and chips prepared to perfection! 184 Bawtry Rd, Wickersley Rotherham, S66 1AG 01709 542160 www.sevenseaswickersley.co.uk

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A purr-fect place RHIANA HUGHES VISITS A SHEFFIELD CAFÉ WITH A DIFFERENCE ntering through airlocked doors, my partner and I were greeted by the friendly faces of Geoff, Tripod, Wookie, Luna, Olaf, Vince, Domino, Jelly, Monty and Jigglelump. No, not oddly named wait staff, but the furry four-legged friends who call Tabby Teas home. Overjoyed that I’d finally managed to convince my other half to join me at the Sheffield cat café, I couldn’t wait to step inside and find myself a favourite feline. After looking over the house rules, we were pointed towards the aptly named ‘Catalogue’, so we could make ourselves familiar with the 10 house cats before taking a seat in the café. Once we’d chosen a table, bums weren’t on seats for long, as I found it an almost impossible task to resist wandering around Tabby Teas to awe at and play with their lovely cats. After the initial excitement wore off, we settled down and each ordered ourselves a little something to eat and drink. Both craving something sweet, I went for a slice of chocolate cake while my partner chose red velvet cake for his

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midday treat (both £2.95). Washed down with a latte and a hot chocolate with marshmallows (both £2.50), our hunger ensured that there were no crumbs left for any of our new friends to try their luck with. Our cakes were both dense yet fluffy and bouncy, and perfectly moist and full of flavour. The hot chocolate came complete with a paw print shaped dusting of chocolate sprinkles, and plenty of little marshmallows to melt away and add some extra sweetness. The latte, made with coffee sourced from Frazer’s Coffee Roasters, a local artisan roaster exclusive to Sheffield, was smooth and rich and just the energy boost I needed to keep up with the everenergetic kittens. We didn’t leave the cats hungry however as we were given treats to hand out, and for all of the 30 seconds they lasted in our hands, we felt more popular than ever. Once the cats had clocked we were out of snacks though, we were long forgotten, and it was back up to us to put in the effort. All 10 cats at Tabby Teas are rescues,

but it was clear that each member of staff loves the cats as if they’d known them since they were just little kittens. Each cat has its own personality, and some even have their own signs, so you know to give Luna her space if she’s feeling sassy or leave Geoff to bask in the sun if you see his tail wagging kicked up a notch. As our hour and a half slot came to an end, we waved our goodbyes to the house cats and the wonderfully friendly Tabby Teas staff, and left happy knowing that there’s a place just down the road we can head to for a cuppa and a ‘cat’ch-up. Tabby Teas 7 Cemetery Road, Sheffield, S11 8FJ www.tabbyteas.co.uk

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Sensational surprises CHARLES BRADSHAW’S TRIP OUT INTO DERBYSHIRE PACKED QUITE THE PUNCH. he Devonshire Arms is located in the village of Beeley within the Peak District National Park. An inn since the mid 18th century, the venue was often frequented by Charles Dickens and was rumoured to be the meeting place between King Edward VII and his mistress Alice Keppel. There’s a choice of dining rooms with a recently renovated brasserie, a newly designed garden terrace and the original inn, which retains the charm and history of previous incarnations with exposed oak beams and thick stone walls. Visiting during lunchtime service, we were promptly shown to our table just inside the inn. Prior to our meal, we sampled the house breads (£4) consisting of Pugliese (a rustic Italian loaf) and rye sourdough. Both breads were warm and tasty with the accompanying salted butter and balsamic vinegar. Head chef Lewis Thornhill and his team have crafted a playful menu full of wonderful taste surprises using local suppliers and produce where possible. In addition to classic pub staples (including fish and chips and burgers), the crew develop dishes throughout the year and

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change the menu utilising seasonal produce. For starters I selected braised ham hock terrine (£8). This was coupled with a refreshing pineapple chutney and mustard mayonnaise and topped with crispy, fried potato strips. The flavours of the dish were exquisite with delightful soft and crunchy textures. My companion chose fried duck egg (£8), served on a bed of wild mushrooms and chargrilled leeks, seasoned with lemon, capers and parsley – a combination of delicious flavours. My main course option was soy and honey glazed pork belly (£18). An extremely generous portion of meat topped with wasabi peanut crumb – adding a little kick to the dish. This was served with onion bulgur wheat mixed with wholegrain mustard. My companion opted for braised ox cheek (£18). Slow cooked for eight hours, the meat literally melted in the mouth. Breaded smoked marrow (a soft sweet taste), mashed potato and wild mushrooms completed the dish. A side order of triple cooked chips (£3) was also sampled; an exceptional portion of crunchy potatoes.

For dessert, my companion chose Bakewell tart (£6.50) consisting of a shortcrust base, a layer of jam, frangipane and topped with flaked almonds. This was served with rhubarb and clotted cream. My choice was cheesecake (£6.50) on a thick biscuit base, topped with citrus glaze and fruit accompanied by a blood orange sorbet placed on biscuit crumb. A delicious composition of sweet and sour tastes and soft and crunchy textures. An Americano (£2.95) and breakfast tea (£1.95) – both refreshing and served piping hot – completed our epic, delightfully surprising, taste journey. The Devonshire Arms at Beeley Chatsworth Estate, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, DE4 2NR Tel: 01629 733259 www.devonshirebeeley.co.uk

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A winning formula OLIVIA WARSOP INDULGES IN AN EVENING OF RACING AND EXCEPTIONAL FOOD. veryone loves a ritzy night out. Getting dressed up and having good food and drink, it may not happen every weekend but that’s part of the glamour. So I needed no persuading to spend an evening in the Panorama Lounge at Owlerton Stadium. When you book a table it’s yours for the entire night and the price includes your admission, race card, a three course meal from a seasonal à la carte menu, a tote runner to take your bets and full waiting service. Prices start from £16 per person on a Tuesday, £22 per person on a Friday to £27 per person on a Saturday. So with heels and lipstick on I walked in well prepared to be wowed. And I was. The restaurant’s floor to ceiling windows overlook the track and tiered tables ensure everyone has a great view. I only dragged my eyes away to order our meal and then sat back with a glass of wine and watched the races. The tote staff were friendly and patient when I revealed myself as a betting novice and were happy to explain the system to me. By the time my starter of homemade onion bhajis, mango and mint raita in a poppadum basket was placed in front of me the atmosphere in the room was

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buzzing and I took it all in while we ate. The bhajis were perfectly cooked and amazingly presented resting on a bed of salad inside the poppadum. Across the table a salmon, prawn and cucumber tian with dill and lime mayonnaise looked equally beautiful and was fresh and light with a citrus zing. Thoughtfully, the waiter asked how long a gap we’d like between courses, ideal when the table’s yours for evening and the last races are around eleven. When our mains came I was lamenting a string of lost bets, as it turns out I’m not a lucky person, but was immediately cheered by roasted breast of chicken, garlic baked flat cap mushrooms, tarragon and white wine cream. The chicken was the star of the dish being so tender it melted in your mouth, and the sauce was full of flavour without being too rich. My dinner companion couldn’t care less about my thoughts on the chicken though as she happily tucked into slow roasted pork belly, maple glazed apples, black pudding mash and whole grain mustard jus. I tried it, and it was so nice that I’d have stopped listening too. When desert came we were £15

down, two glasses of wine up and extremely happy with the prospect of warm chocolate blondie with fruit compote and a lemon drizzle pudding with limoncello syrup and lemon custard. Both desserts were sweet enough to make even the sorest losers happy. In particular I would highly recommend the lemon drizzle, although warm and served with custard the limoncello made it surprisingly refreshing. In summary, the Panorama Lounge is stellar night out, the atmosphere was infectious and the staff can’t do enough for you, so when you go make sure that you go feeling hungry and remember to take a lucky charm! Panorama Restaurant Owlerton Stadium Sheffield Tel: 0114 234 3074 www.owlertonstadium.co.uk

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Jewel at the Crowne RHIANA HUGHES DISCOVERS A DELIGHTFUL HIDDEN GEM IN SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE. taycations have been growing in popularity over the past few years, with people choosing to take breaks in the UK rather than splashing out on fancy holidays abroad. We all need a break sometimes, and even if all that break consists of is staying at a local hotel for a night, it still means we’re able to enjoy some much needed time away to decompress. One of the things people often complain about when staying local though, is the food served at hotel restaurants. Buffet style dinners and meals that seem to have been popped in a microwave aren’t good enough when you know you could make a better meal at home a mere 20 minutes down the road. The menu at the recently rebranded Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield is far from those of other hotel restaurant menus that appear to be designed to easily feed the masses. Mutual friends of my dining companion and I told us about the Royal Victoria’s Cunningham restaurant, telling us that having visited them while staying in Sheffield for a business meeting, they were impressed by the quality and range of dishes on the menu. Booking ourselves a table for dinner on a Wednesday night, we walked into

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the grand dining room and instantly felt the warmth and friendly service of the restaurant’s wait staff, who immediately made us feel at ease and couldn’t have been more helpful throughout our dining experience. Our meal started with the soup of the day, a pea, mint and ham soup served with a ham hock fritter (£6.50). A fresh and clean way to start the meal, the mint came through without being overpowering, while the ham hock fritter was the perfect salty and sweet accompaniment, both in taste and texture. As a relatively new lover of seafood, our next course was a bit of a test for me, but I loved every bite. Each bite of the grilled sea bass with king prawns, mussels, asparagus and samphire (£17.50) was fresh, with the hollandaise sauce adding a slight tang, and bringing the different aspects of the dish together. Our next course was my favourite of the night; slow cooked lamb breast with a chargrilled lamb cutlet, creamed cabbage, pommes Anna and a mint jus (£16). The lamb was pink in the middle and wonderfully tender, while the pommes Anna were a welcome change from the often favoured dauphinoise. The raspberry compote served with our dessert of a chilled custard tart (£6)

was sharp, but against the soft sweetness of the tart it was much-needed to make the end of the meal match the standards that were maintained throughout the first three courses. After spending years not understanding why anyone would choose to end a lovely dinner with a heavy coffee, of late it’s been my favourite thing to do – perhaps because the energy boost lifts me out of my self-imposed food coma? The latte and cappuccino wafers we were served as our final courses were wonderful. Locally sourced coffee and deliciously sweet wafers had us both leaving with a bit of extra pep in our steps, both firm in the belief that the Royal Victoria’s Cunningham restaurant can give any other top-class eateries a run for their money. Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield Victoria Station Road, Sheffield, S4 7YE Tel: 0114 252 6511 www.cpsheffield.co.uk

At a glance:  Great for large groups  Plenty of options  Wonderful wait staff


Tempting Treats Afternoon Tea £13.50 / Gluten Free £15 Selection of finger sandwiches: Ham and grain mustard • Egg and cress Smoked salmon and cream cheese • Sweet pickled cucumber Homemade fruit scone served with clotted cream and strawberry jam alongside a selection of mini cakes and pastries

Gentleman Afternoon Tea £13.50 Chorizo scotch egg and bloody mary mayonnaise Mini burger and fries Chicken and leek pie Yorkshire pudding filled with sirloin steak, pot of gravy Pea and ham croquette Selection of 3 cheese and biscuits

To make a reservation call 0114 252 6516 or email inhouseevents@cpsheffield.co.uk Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield Victoria Station Road, Sheffield S4 7YE Tel: 0114 252 6522 www.cpsheffield.co.uk

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Superb quality food awaits you at the

Wild Boar Restaurant We have a wide range of menus to suit all tastes… • Wine & Dine Menu includes a glass of house wine 2 courses £15.50pp 3 courses £19.00pp

• Extensive A La Carte Menu includes the House Special locally Reared Beef Fillet Chateaubriand £56.00 for 2 persons

~ Look out for us in the Westside Restaurant Awards 2019! ~

FULLY LICENSED ITALIAN RESTAURANT Open 7 days a week 6pm til 11. 30pm

Will open lunchtimes with prior bookings.

All parties catered for • Supervised car park

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BREAKFAST OFFER in The Wild Boar Lounge Bubble Brunch 9.30am - 11.30am Free Glass of Prosecco (Min 2 people) Scrambled Egg & Smoked Salmon £5.75pp Eggs Benedict £4.95pp Smashed Avocado & Poached Eggs £5.95pp

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Greek delights AUTHENTIC GREEK CUISINE BRINGS BACK TRAVEL MEMORIES FOR CHRIS WILSON. ccording to the Greeker than the Greeks website, the word Meraki means “to do something with love, passion and a lot of soul.” And that, in a nutshell, sums up everything that is good about this delightful familyrun restaurant. Mainstream Greek cuisine is what’s on offer at Meraki, with all the classic, delicious dishes we remember so fondly from summer holidays past, from gigantic butterbeans to stuffed vine leaves to tender lamb stews and pork giros. There are no surprises then, other than the pleasure that comes with discovering a restaurant that becomes an instant favourite, not just because of the quality of the food but also the warmth of the welcome. Chef Maria used to work for her father’s construction business back home in Greece but she has realised a lifetime’s ambition by cooking in a restaurant and it is clear that she’s giving it her all. She even designed the restaurant tables, chose the colour scheme and selected the paintings and items of bric-a-brac on the walls that give this Sheffield restaurant a classic Greek taverna vibe. While Maria cooks up a storm her daughter Georgia is front of house, putting customers at ease with a relaxed, easy-going manner totally in keeping

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with the venue. It was inevitable that as soon as we relaxed with a glass of something, house white (£4.20) for me and lemonade (£2) for my friend Andy, we would start comparing notes about various Greek island holidays stretching back over the best part of four decades. Yes, we really are that old. And to keep the greatest holiday hits theme going, a mixed starter of familiar treats including olives, butter beans in a tangy tomato sauce, stuffed vine leaves, homemade hummus, taramasalata and tzatziki and toasted pita (£10.90) was ideal. This dish was called Laggy’s Variety, a fact that will make no sense unless you know that Maria’s partner is Laggy Kafetzis, who also owns the awardwinning Two Steps fish and chip shop on Sharrow Vale Road. Portions are on the generous side but we could not resist sharing another starter, the classic combination of feta, spinach and crisp filo pastry that is Spanakopita (£5.50). On to mains and more wonderfully evocative dishes. My pita gyros (£14.90), an addictive combination of tender grilled pork and tzatziki with tomatoes and onions in a pita wrap served with chips and salad, was superb. Andy, steering clear of alcohol after an unpleasant morning in the dentist’s chair

left him numb and pumped up with high strength painkillers, began to realise as the drugs wore off that the surgery had been a success and he could chew painfree for the first time in weeks. Still, best not to push his luck, and a main course of lamb so tender that if fell off the fork was the perfect celebration dish. Lamb kleftiko (£17.90), the meat slow-cooked in white wine and herbs, served with potatoes, rice and lemon sauce was succulent and full of flavour. For dessert I sampled a special dish not on the menu but fresh from the oven. Galaktobouriko (£4.50), warm semolina custard in a pastry case with a crunchy top and running with honey, was rich and indulgent but irresistible. Across the table Greek yoghurt with honey and walnuts (£4.50) was predictably lovely. Meraki serves up wholesome, gutsy Greek food, cooked with love and served with a smile. It’s an irresistible recipe. Meraki 379 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 1FS Tel: 0114 438 7219

At a glance:  Super service  Friendly atmosphere  Classic Greek cuisine


MERAKI • GREEK & MEDITERRANEAN •

A delicious greek and mediterranean dining experience in the city of Sheffield. Home cooked delicacies served in an authentic environment. Set in style and atmosphere with Mediterranean flavours that compliment a healthy eating lifestyle. All meals are cooked fresh each and everyday and served with a warm smile.

NEW BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU NOW AVAILABLE Find us on Facebook: merakigreekrestaurantsheffield

WE ARE EXCITED TO BRING YOU THE CANON’S CREAM TEA AT 1554 (THE COFFEE SHOP INSIDE SHEFFIELD CATHEDRAL)

INTRODUCTORY PRICE £12.50 PER PERSON BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL! BOOK IN PERSON IN THE COFFEE SHOP, VIA EMAIL: 1554COFFEESHOP@SHEFFIELD-CATHEDRAL.ORG.UK BOOKING SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OR CALL 07377 357 604

379 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield Call: 0114 4387219 Email: merakisheffield@gmail.com

New A La Carte Menu launched 1st March

H O N E YC O M B Bar & Restaurant Our food takes its inspiration from the Far East focusing on the flavours of Japan, Thailand and China. Our highly skilled

Early Bird Menu 2-4-1 Cocktails 16.00 - 19.00 Tues - Friday One Course £8.95 Two Course £11.95 Three Course £14.95

chefs have designed a menu bringing you authentic Pan Asian cuisine with a unique and modern twist. Whether you choose from our a la carte menu or one of our signature dishes we aim to send you on an unforgettable journey around the Far East.

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Craftsman Butcher and Delicatessen South Yorkshire’s Premium, Multi-award Winning Butcher

Award Winning Free Range

Peter Cusworth 230 Bawtry Road (The Tanyard), Wickersley. Telephone 01709 709966 See our new website for more information:

The Delicatessen is a proud supporter of local suppliers in the Yorkshire Region. Offering you the finest source produce. We source a wide range of specialty local and continental cheeses and antipasti.

www.petercusworthbutchers.co.uk Like us on Facebook Petercusworth-Craftsman-Butcher For Special Offers & Competitions

Specialising in cooked-in-store roast meats, award winning pies and hot & cold sandwiches.

The Hyde Park Inn SERVING FRESHLY PREPARED TRADITIONAL COUNTRY PUB FOOD OPEN EVERY DAY OPEN: Mon 4pm–11pm MONDAY STEAK NIGHT Tues & Wed 12noon to 11pm Thurs, Fri & Sat 12noon to 12midnight Sun 12noon to 11pm

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Situated in the Gleadless Townend of Sheffield, Rubeez offers truly authentic Indian Cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. The restaurant boasts a bar area with an excellent selection of wines and spirits. Choose from a selection of dishes including: • Chef’s Specials • Tandoori Specials • Balti Specials • Seafood Dishes • Plus many more… FREE DELIVERY - Local areas - min order £10 To order a takeaway or make a reservation, please contact us on: 0114 264 9995 or 0114 264 8001

AUTHENTIC INDIAN RESTAURANT & TAKE-AWAY - FULLY LICENSED 11-15 Gleadless Mount, Gleadless Townend, Sheffield, S12 2LN

www.rubeez.com Open: Sunday to Thursday 5.30pm - 11.30pm Friday and Saturday 5.30pm - 12midnight

Hearty dining in the Peak District! A 13th Century Inn that boasts traditional real ales and traditional homecooked food much of which is made on the premises and cooked to order. OPEN ALL DAY Food served daily 12noon-9pm

• Dog friendly • Ideal walker’s resting place • Vegetarian options available For those with children, there is an enclosed play area outside where youngsters are free to run around to their heart’s content. Outside also is an area for peacocks, geese and chickens.

Bradfield Dale, Bradfield Sheffield S6 6JE Open 10.30am-11.00pm Tel: 0114 285 1247 • www.thestrinesinn.co.uk

COCKTAIL NIGHT Friday 24th May

Join us for our upcoming events! Whirlowbrook is a stunning Wedding and Events venue located on the Yorkshire and Derbyshire border. Situated in 39 acres of landscaped gardens just 4 miles from Sheffield City Centre.

Enjoy live music and finger food in the beautiful setting of Whirlowbrook with a great chance to get dressed up - the first of many Cocktail nights to come! £25pp

BANK HOLIDAY BBQ Sunday 26th May

Whirlowbrook Hall, Whirlowbrook Park, Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield S11 9QD Telephone 0114 3210209 enquiries@whirlowbrook.co.uk www.whirlowbrook.co.uk @whirlowbrook

A great way to spend your bank holiday with a mouthwatering BBQ, lawn games and acoustic music. Bring the whole family including the dog! £20pp

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House of fun GRAB YOUR BAGGY TROUSERS AND TRILBY HAT AND GO ONE STEP BEYOND AT SHEFFIELD CITY HALL THIS SPRING. he music of Madness appeals to all ages and it’s not surprise that it became the focus of a musical by playwright Tim Firth. Our House was first performed in 2002 and has since gone on to win numerous awards. To say Manor Operatic Society were excited about being able to put their twist on it for their summer production,

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Linda: It’s a musical based around Madness’s music, which is fantastic. It’s the story of a young man called Joe [Casey] whose life can take two directions, one being good, one being bad. James: You see the good things and bad things that happen through his life and in the end they come back together and you see what happens.


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What do you like about Our House? Richard: A lot of people just think that Our House is a Madness musical and indeed it is, it’s full of all the hits of Madness, but it’s got a really compelling story and what I like about musicals is that when you go along to the theatre, you can tap along to the music, you can sing but also you’re involved in the story in an emotional sense, it’s very sad in places, even better still, it’s hilarious, it’s got some incredibly funny lines. Emily: The music is one of the main reasons, it just seems the music was made for the show, even though the music was made first because it fits so well. What can audiences take away from it? Richard: A programme! I think they can take away some of their childhood; if they’re in and around our age group, Madness was a very integral part of our growing up. For the younger element it’s a chance to sample some real music by real musicians, it’s a compelling story and it’s live, and it’s by local people. Emily: I think there’s a moral to the story as well, it’s all about what choices Joe makes in the show and the right choices leading down the path that at one point it could seem like it’s bad but in the end it always turns out for the better and I think people will think about that.

gyrate along the floor to sound of Baggy Trousers. Emily: We saw them at a festival a few years ago, a few of us from Manor Operatic Society, we went away, we’re all good friends out of the show and we went there and they played there so it was really nice to do a show based around their music. Who’s in it, is it largely the same cast from the pantomime? Richard: It’s largely the same cast yes, you know, we’ve got some very talented people, we’ve got a couple of new acquisitions that have come in to join the society and they’ve added some real strength in depth, but largely it’s some very familiar faces we have in the show. Will the audiences be dancing in the aisles? Linda: They better be! Richard: There’s no way you can sit, you’d have to be deaf and daft to sit there and not tap along to these wonderful songs. Emily: I think everyone will be up by the

end because there’s a little encore that we invite people to have a dance with us. Hopefully everyone will be having a great time. How do you juggle day jobs with putting on Manor Operatic productions? Linda: It’s like juggling six balls but we get there. Richard: And we have McDonalds and Subway! Which we never get chance to eat at home, or very seldom. It’s in, turn round, back out, rehearsal, done. James: I work it quite easy because I work for myself, which is a bonus, but some people don’t and sometimes struggle. I’m quite lucky. Emily: I work full time and luckily the hours that we are here rehearsing doesn’t clash but show week does so sometimes it’s a big commitment to put on the show but it’s definitely worth it. Our House is at Sheffield City hall 15-18 May. Call 0114 278 9789 or visit www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk for ticket details.

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MUSIC Catfish & The Bottlemen 7 May / FlyDSA Arena / www.flydsaarena.co.uk On the back of releasing their third album, The Balance, Catfish & The Bottlemen arrive in Sheffield for an intense live experience, their debut at FlyDSA Arena.

The Vamps 7 May / Sheffield City Hall / www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk The Vamps are one of the most successful British bands, achieving a huge amount of success and acclaim all over the globe. The Vamps have picked up over 2 billion streams globally and have 8.4 million monthly listeners and 1.7 million followers on Spotify. They are also one of the most watched artists on YouTube, with over 600 million video views.

Elvis: World Tour 23 May / FlyDSA Arena / www.flydsaarena.co.uk The King is dead, long live The King. ‘The Elvis World Tour’ is the world’s largest and most successful touring Elvis tribute show, being the only Elvis Tribute Artist show to star three winners of the Elvis Presley Enterprises’ ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest’ including the inaugural winner, starring America’s finest Shawn Klush and Dean Z, and the UK’s Ben Thompson, backed by an incredible live band and orchestra.

Olly Murs 24 May / FlyDSA Arena / www.flydsaarena.co.uk This will be Olly’s eighth headline show at the Arena since appearing on The X Factor back in 2009. After ten years and six albums, you’ll not be short of songs to sing-a-long to. Rak-Su will be supporting.

THEATRE The Full Monty 7-18 May / Lyceum www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Based on his smash hit film and adapted for the stage by Oscar-winning writer Simon Beaufoy, this hilarious and heartfelt production has received standing ovations every night and won the prestigious UK Theatre Award. Featuring Gary Lucy who has made the part of Gaz his own, with an all-star cast of Andrew Dunn, Louis Emerick, Joe Gill, Kai Owen and James Redmond with songs by Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones you really should… drop absolutely everything and book today!

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Dictionary Corner regulars on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the first band to ever host Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Five outstanding musicians, one nonmusical stand up, there’ll be comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing and a lot of mucking about.

Swan Lake 21-25 May / Lyceum www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.

Barbershop Chronicles 22 May – 1 June The Crucible www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops. Sometimes they have haircuts, sometimes they listen, more often than not they talk. Barber shops are confession boxes, political platforms, preacher-pulpits and football pitches... places to go for unofficial advice, and to keep in touch with the world. Barber Shop Chronicles is a heartwarming, hilarious and insightful play, set in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London. The play invites the audience into a uniquely masculine environment where the banter may be barbed, but the truth always telling. The barbers of these tales are sages, role models and father figures, they are the glue that keeps men together.


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COMEDY Julian Clary: Born to Mince 5 May Buxton Opera House https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk In this outrageously camp new show, renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. He’ll murder some well-known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows.

EVENTS WWE Live Tour 16 May / FlyDSA Arena www.flydsaarena.co.uk The triple main event sees Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre going head to head, along with Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin, and Finn Balor vs Bobby Lashley. Nia Jax, Sasha Banks and Bayley will also be appearing, plus many more.

Justin Moorhouse 5 May Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty... Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America… closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits 13 and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

Stewart Francis 11 May Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk The star of ‘Mock the Week’, ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Crackerjack’ embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour ever! See him before he heads off... Into The Punset.

Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels 19 May / Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk Join everyone’s favourite dynamic duo as Wallace prepares to perform his musical masterpiece, My Concerto in Ee Lad, with help from his faithful canine companion Gromit… what could possibly go wrong?! This interactive experience features specially created animations as well as live orchestral accompaniment and escapades from the Picture House Orchestra and presenter Matthew Sharp. And if that wasn’t enough, for the first time ever, you can also enjoy the Academy Award® winning Wallace & Gromit film The Wrong Trousers with live orchestral accompaniment.

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11 May FlyDSA Arena www.flydsaarena.co.uk Bill Bailey’s Larks In Transit Tour is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of 20 years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a reimagines the Stars and Stripes.

25 May / Sheffield City Hall www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk The current Strictly winner is joined by Graziano Di Prima and Johannes Radebe. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage. From seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through.You will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba.

EXHIBITIONS The Life is so Everyday: The Home in British Art 1950-1980 Until 6 July / Graves Gallery www.museums-sheffield.org.uk Home means different things to different people. Our relationship with our homes influences the way we think about ourselves and each other. This new exhibition brings together over 40 examples of work by Patrick Caulfield, Helen Chadwick, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Anne Redpath and Su Richardson to show how artists have explored our diverse experiences of home life. Between 1950 and 1980, public attitudes to home changed dramatically. After the war, the home represented an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of marriag, family and community. As the second half of the century progressed, the advent of modernising domestic appliances was mirrored by significant social and political developments, including the rise of feminism and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

FURTHER AFIELD Hugh Jackman 24 & 25 May Manchester Arena www.manchester-arena.com Academy Award®nominated, Golden Globeand Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, has announced his first world tour. The Man. The Music. The Show. will see Jackman performing hit songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra.

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Driven to success RUSSELL COOPER TAKES THE WHEEL TO BRING TROPHIES BACK TO SHEFFIELD oach company Coopers Tours are celebrating success at the recent 65th UK Coach Rally which they attended in Blackpool. The team took four accolades away on the weekend and were awarded: Coach Driver of the Year 2019 (Russell Cooper), The Top Plaxton Coach in the Show, The Top Touring/Express Luxury Coach and The Highest Placed LTCOA member in all classes. In 2016 Russell Cooper was awarded Coach Driver of the Year, last year he was runner-up and this time he has been named Number One for the second time. “It’s a great feeling to be named the best coach driver because there was some tough competition for 55 coach drivers from all over the country,” said Russell. To win his award Russell had to drive a coach on a specially designed course with various barriers in the way, specially designed to replicate the hazards a driver might encounter on the open road such

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still driving safely and getting passengers to their destination in a smooth, friendly and relaxed manner. One of Coopers’ latest fleet additions, JS19 JCS won the Best Plaxton Coach in the show and The Top Touring/Express Luxury Coach, an exciting moment as the coach was given its new livery only a few days before the show by their inhouse One Shop Body Shop. Lastly they were awarded the Highest Placed LTCOA (London Tourist Coach Operators Award) member. Coopers Tours, 14 Bridge Street, Killamarsh, Sheffield, S21 2JH Tel: 0114 248 1155 www.cooperstours.co.uk

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Senior Sheffield solicitor retires after 43 years

They’re hitting the Three Peaks for St Luke’s Staff at Sheffield engineering company LB Foster are heading for the hills as they get into training for the St Luke’s Hospice Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. The celebrated 26 mile trek takes walkers through the stunning Yorkshire scenery of the Dales National Park, starting with smallest of the peaks, Pen-y-ghent, before going on over 12 hours to tackle the peaks of Ingleborough and Whernside, climbing a final total of 1585 metres! The St Luke’s team, including the walkers from LB Foster, will be taking up the challenge on Saturday June 8, with participants paying a £30 deposit fee and then raising a minimum of £200 per person – all of which will go to patient care at Sheffield’s only hospice. For more information about the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, sponsored by Yorkshire Windows, or to register for the event, email fundraisingevents@hospicesheffield.co.uk or call 0114 235 7553.

HL Brown team add sparkle to Master Cutler’s Challenge Staff at Sheffield jewellers HL Brown are adding a little extra sparkle to the Master Cutler’s Challenge as they saddle up for an epic cycling adventure. But even though they are planning to ride their bikes from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the team will never actually have to leave the comfort of their Barkers Pool showroom. For sharing cycling duties on a strict rota, they will cover the 874 miles on static bikes and aim to complete the challenge in just 30 hours. The Master Cutler’s Challenge is the annual event which sees businesses sign up to use their entrepreneurial skills and teamwork to make as much money as possible for charity. This year’s event, headed by Master Cutler Nick Cragg, is raising money for St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield and Rotherham Hospice. To find out more about the Master Cutler’s Challenge visit mcc2019.co.uk  Brett Heath and Samantha Lockwood of HL Brown 136 www.sheffieldvibe.com

One of Sheffield’s most established senior solicitors will retire at Easter, after a rewarding career serving the local community for 43 years. Michael Tunbridge started his legal career in Sheffield in November 1976 as a newly qualified assistant solicitor at Wake Smith, spending the rest of his working life at the company. Initially doing all manner of non-contentious work, he quickly found his feet in the Private Client department, specialising in wills, probate, trusts and tax planning where he remained for the rest of his career. Michael became the firm’s Senior Partner. He said: “I leave behind a very capable and experienced Private Client department, led by Suzanne Porter. There is a strong team of talented lawyers and I have no hesitation in saying that my clients will be in good hands.”

Suzanne Porter, director of the Wills and Probate team at Wake Smith, Michael Tunbridge and Wake Smith chairman Nick Lambert

AMRC helps fund life-saving kit for community The University of Sheffield AMRC has helped fund a stateof-the-art, solar powered charging unit for a life-saving defibrillator on the neighbouring Waverley estate at Rotherham. It has been installed close to the AMRC Training Centre at the far end of Lescar Road, a location that will be at the heart of the growing estate once a new school and community garden opens there in the coming years. The vital piece of kit – which is freestanding and housed in a smart solar-charged cabinet that is publicly accessible 24/7 - was made possible through partnership work between Waverley Residents’ Association, the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Rother Vale ward councillors and local charity, Start-a-Heart 24:7. The defibrillator is safely housed within a locked cabinet which can only be opened using a keypad access code provided by calling 999.


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Give your business a training boost THE SOURCE HAS PUT TOGETHER A NUMBER OF SHORT TRAINING COURSES THAT CAN IMPROVE YOUR BUSINESS BUT WON’T IMPACT ON YOUR WORKING DAY. here never seems to be enough hours in the day to get through that ever growing to-do list, never mind thinking about working towards your CPD targets. Training, even the word seems laborious. You can picture sitting in a classroom, going through presentation after presentation for hours on end while thinking ‘what could I be doing instead?’ It’s time to rethink that notion. The Source has been offering training in the region for the past 15 years and they know a thing or two about what businesses and business people want when it comes to training provision. This month they are launching a new range of short courses tailored to suit even the busiest of people. BoostS are a series of 90-120 minute training courses in topic areas such as digital skills, business growth, social media for business, and sales. They offer bitesize training that is easy to digest and won’t keep you away from your desk for too long. Dale Robinson, Director of Business Development at The Source, said: “Allowing staff the time to train may not always be the main priority for companies but it is the only way the workforce can get the up to date skills and knowledge they need. “BoostS is a fantastic way for people to get out of the office and learn something new and valuable. We are working with a group of specialist trainers, including Simon McCaskill who has developed

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these short courses to great success in Leeds. We are also working with Rob Taylor and Steve Knapp – two local trainers – to deliver the BoostS courses. “Whatever your job title, whatever your industry: there is a Boost to suit you.” The first course available will be the Hack Your 9-5 which will teach you how save over two hours a day through easy techniques you can adapt to the workplace. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to save over two hours a day leading to a more productive and less stressful working environment. Other courses include Successful Selling Online, Landing That Dream Job, Facebook Strategy, Sales in Business Strategy, and many more. Leeds Boost creator Simon McCaskill said: “The Boost workshops have been designed to simplify the online world and show you a new way of using digital as a tool to get the results you need for business growth, personal development, and well-being. “Last year we trained over 1000 people and we are excited to partner with The Source to bring this opportunity to Sheffield City Region.” Other specialised courses in Facebook and Sales are also available as BoostS for those who want more in depth knowledge in these areas. Rob Taylor is the creator of awardwinning marketing company, 0114 Marketing, and has been working across South Yorkshire, bringing his Facebook knowledge to hundreds of people.

L-R: Dale Robinson (The Source), Rob Taylor (0114 Marketing), Steve Knapp (The Sales Coach Mindset), Simon McCaskill (Leeds Boost)

He said: “0114 Marketing was set up with the mission of empowering those in employment or running a business who want to make better decisions and tactical application of modern marketing across their business. “There is a great opportunity to become your own marketing expert and make better informed decisions and through powerful training, which is led off the back of real life case studies and examples, new ways of working and becoming more effective and efficient in marketing are the expected take-aways.” Bamford-based entrepreneur, Steve Knapp, started his sales career at the very bottom selling Calor Gas cylinders doorto-door in the late 1980s. He rose through the ranks at Shell to become responsible for the success of the company’s sales teams right across the globe before starting The Sales Mindset Coach based in Sheffield. Steve said: “Sales is still a dirty word within so many small businesses, but without a sales mindset you are never going to comfortably keep cash flow at the right level. “That’s where the Sales Mindset Coach comes in. I want to reprogramme attitudes to sales to create a winning strategy.” You can book onto BoostS courses now via The Source website. If you would like more information about the courses before then, contact The Source on 0114 263 5600 or email marketing@thesourceacademy.co.uk.


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What lies beneath? ASHLEY BIRCH TURNS URBAN EXPLORER AS HE SETS OUT TO DISCOVER SHEFFIELD’S UNDERGROUND NETWORK OF VICTORIAN STORM DRAINS.

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year’s Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, which is part of the wider Festival of the Outdoors. Urban explorers have been given the chance to delve deep into the depths of the industrial revolution, when Sheffield’s rivers were built over to make way for factories, railway stations and car parks, creating a subterranean network of cavernous culverts. Entering from an opening behind BBC Radio Sheffield, on Shoreham Street, we

were treated to a glimpse of the hidden rivers, as well as an underground acoustic performance and a pop-up screening of Low Line, a fantastic short film by Ed Birch, documenting a group of wakeboarders taking on the Megatron. Hopefully these maiden tours will lead to a larger series of tours, giving more people the chance to take in the amazing spectacle. But, if you do get the chance, we recommend investing in some good quality wellies.


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Right to contact HOW TO ARRANGE CONTACT WITH YOUR CHILDREN WHEN YOU SEPARATE, EXPLAINS BRADIE PELL, HEAD OF GRAYSONS’ FAMILY TEAM. f you are separating from your partner and you have children, you will need to make arrangements about who will look after them, and when each of you will have contact with your children. Parents often assume that they have an automatic right to contact with their children. Unfortunately, this is not true. The right to contact actually belongs to the child in question. It is hoped that when parents separate, the arrangements for a child to spend time with each parent can be agreed directly between them; if it cannot then steps to address this need to be taken.

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Does parental responsibility give me rights to contact? Having parental responsibility for a child gives you some rights and responsibilities, such as those relating to your child’s education, religion, medical treatment, discipline, and their name or change of name, but this does not afford an automatic right to contact with children. Parental responsibility will exist if: • you are the child’s mother • you are the child’s father and - were married to the child’s mother when the child was born or have married them since - were registered on the birth certificate at the time the child was born (if that is after December 2003) - have re-registered the birth certificate with your name on it (if that is after Dec 2003) - you have entered into a parental responsibility agreement with the mother - you have obtained parental responsibility via an order from the court Agreeing contact arrangements As separated parents, you should try to

agree arrangements for contact with your children between you wherever possible. Arrangements should be reasonable and in the child’s best interests. There is no definition of what reasonableness is: it will differ from family to family. For example, some parents may be able to share care 50/50 or have an agreement where one parent is the main carer and both share holidays and weekends. If you are able to agree, you can write a parenting plan. This is a document detailing how you will continue to look after your children and can cover contact, financial arrangements, health issues and other matters relating your children. Writing a parenting plan is an ideal opportunity for you to focus your minds on putting your children first. It encourages mutual support and respect on co-operative parenting after separation and can provide clarity to the arrangements that will hopefully avoid fundamental disputes arising in the future. Where contact cannot be agreed between the parents Not all parents are able to agree contact arrangements without professional help. Mediation can be useful for some parents, but if you still cannot agree, you can apply to the court for a childarrangements order that can determine with whom your children should live and how much time they should spend time with their other parent. Sometimes only supervised contact will be approved by the court whereby the non-resident parent will usually meet their child in a place other than their own home, or be accompanied by someone else, such as a grandparent. Grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and those with a close relationship to the child can also apply to the court for contact. If you have a child-arrangements

order in place and you are refused contact in line with that order, the other parent may be in contempt of court and further action may be taken. Where can I take my children during contact? Generally, and as long as it is appropriate, you may take your child wherever you like during your contact time, but you cannot take them outside England or Wales without the permission of all those with parental responsibility or the permission of the court, unless you have an order that says you are the parent with whom the children reside, in which case you may take them out of the country for no more than 28 days. How can Graysons help with contact? Our family experts can help you to agree a parenting plan or can apply to the court for an order relating to your children. We can give you lots of practical tips and guidance and explain the law. Contact us as early as possible, as with the support and guidance of a specialist solicitor, it may be possible to resolve matters through negotiations and compromise, even if you currently don’t believe this is likely. Graysons Tel: 0114 205 0366 Email: family@graysons.co.uk www.graysons.co.uk Facebook: Graysonslaw Twitter: @Graysonslaw and @DivorceDr

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Brian’s question to us: He wishes to look after his new wife Louise but is worried about making sure that his grown-up children will eventually inherit after she has died. What can he do? Our answer is to draw up a flexible life interest trust (FLIT). Under a FLIT Louise would be able to continue living in the matrimonial home and receive income from his savings and investments. However, the trustees he appoints will have legal ownership of all his property and therefore an outside party cannot take this (eg if Louise remarries or if she requires long term care). The capital will be ring fenced for Brian’s children.

If Louise wishes to move house the Trustees can sell the current one and purchase another for her. The flexibility means that if Louise does need capital some can be paid out to her; and if she does not need all the funds in the future some of the assets can be distributed early to Brian’s children. We advised that it is important he chooses the right trustees, who he can trust to balance the competing needs of Louise and his children; and to sever the joint tenancy in their home so that his half share can pass under his will. Her half share will remain in her name, and she will be able to leave her property to her own beneficiaries. If you are part of a “blended” family then come and talk to us if you wish to protect your children but ensure that a new partner or spouse is looked after.

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Hamnett Wealth Management is a local, Chartered Independent Financial Advice company, based in south-west Sheffield, which has been helping people since 1989. Our business is small enough to care about each and every one of our valued clients, building trust and long-lasting relationships, yet large enough to provide specialist financial planning advice on pensions, investments, inheritance tax and estate planning needs. Our Chartered status means we have satisfied rigorous criteria relating to professional qualifications and ethical good practice. It means you can be confident that you are dealing with one of the UK’s leading firms that is wholly committed to providing you with the best possible advice, service and support. At Hamnett Wealth Management you’re personally looked after by one of our four experienced, qualified and Independent Financial Advisors (IFAs) who will be dedicated to managing your individual requirements. Being Independent means they are not restricted or limited in which

products or providers they recommend. Our IFAS are: Jonathan Rowley has been advising clients for nearly 25 years and has been with Hamnett Wealth Management since 2002 Jonathan is also a SOLLA Accredited Later Life Adviser. SOLLA helps people to find trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life. Phil Smith joined the company in 1996 and, in that time, has dealt with all different kinds of clients, many of whom he still looks after today. Phil specialises in advising clients on investments, pensions and inheritance tax planning. Louise Gower came to Hamnett Wealth Management in 2009 and is an accredited member of Resolution which specialises in Pensions and Divorce. Graham Walton started with the company in 2003 and focuses on green and ethical investments.

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For traditional fish and chips and more in a comfortable setting you can’t beat Seven Seas on Bawtry Road in Wickersley. Chef Efthymiou Autouis has a background working in hotels and restaurants in his native Cyprus and now serves traditional fish and chips, a large variety of grilled and fried seafood plus homemade pies, burgers and soups. He says: “From when I was very young I always wanted to be in the kitchen and it’s a blessing to be able to make your passion your profession. “I love cooking for family, friends and customers and when they give you respect and love after a lovely meal it’s magic.” A typical working day involves food preparation, checking the quality and organising the kitchen. “Then you’re ready for the rush hours and able to give your best to the customers,” he says. “The best part of my working day is seeing the smiling faces of the customers after they have tasted my food.”

One of Sheffield’s longest serving Italian eateries has been celebrating its popularity with the unveiling of its first promotional video. Nonnas proprietor Maurizio Mori admitted it was tough cramming over 20 years of history into a couple of minutes. He said: “We wanted something that captured the very essence of Nonnas. A video that celebrated our authenticity and vibrance.” Nonnas first opened on Ecclesall Road in 1996. It has won numerous awards down the years including the Best Italian in England. You can view the film on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSSUsb2gpf0 Nonnas bookings can be made on 0114 268 6166. Nonna's is situated at 535-541 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PR. www.nonnas.co.uk

Coming to the Crucible Following two sold out runs at the National Theatre, acclaimed performance at Leeds Playhouse, a hugely successful tour of Australia and the forthcoming tour of America and Canada, Inua Ellams’ play, Barber Shop Chronicles, will be coming to the Crucible from Wednesday 22 May – Saturday 1 June. Newsroom, political platform, local hot-spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium - for generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world. This dynamic play journeys from a barber shop in London, to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra over the course of a single day. Directed by Bijan Sheibani, and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse), this is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful look into the places where the banter can be barbed and the truth is always telling. Tickets are on sale now and are available from the Sheffield Theatres box office in person, by calling 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/barber-shop-chronicles/

Gatsby glamour raises £6,000 for city charities The glamorous style of the Roaring Twenties lived again as award winning Sheffield company Gripple hosted its Gatsby Charity Gala. The black tie event, based around the characters of the F Scott Fitzgerald novel, was held at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn in Sheffield in support of St Luke’s Hospice, Cavendish Cancer Care and the Gripple Charity of the Year. And by the end of the evening, the event had raised a final total of £6,000 for all three organisations. Alex Anobile of Gripple commented: “We’re thrilled with the result of the night and it’s great that local charities will benefits from our efforts.” 150 www.sheffieldvibe.com

Percy with members of the Royal Engineers who helped celebrate the birthday

Dunkirk veteran Percy celebrates 100th birthday at Sheffcare home In a lifetime that has extended through a hundred years, Percy Middleton has been a witness to some of the greatest events of the past century. And now, as he celebrates his landmark birth at Sheffield’s Cotleigh Residential Care Home - one of the ten homes operated across Sheffield by not for profit organisation Sheffcare - Percy can look back with family and friends on a lifetime of progress and change. Percy was born in Nottinghamshire on March 20 1919 and along with sisters Violet and Phyllis he was a pupil at Eckington School, where his favourite subject was history. He began working in the mining industry as both a miner and electrician when he was 14. His career was interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1939, when he served with the Royal Engineers, finding himself caught up in the drama of the Dunkirk evacuations of 1940. Percy was among the thousands who spent five days on the beaches near the Belgian town of La Panne, before he was rescued and taken on board HMS Whitehall and returned in safety to Dover. He went on to serve with the army in North Africa, Italy and Austria, surviving the war to be discharged from the forces in 1946, when he returned to work at pits in Beighton, Westhorpe, Killamarsh and Renishaw Park until his retirement in 1980. He had two sons, Keith and Roy, with his first wife Doris, who he married in 1940 and following her death in 1998 he married his second wife Mary. A party for family - he also has four grandsons - and friends is being held at the home to mark Percy’s very special day.


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Victory for Westbourne U12s The first game of their season for the Westbourne School Under 12s Rugby Team saw them scoop a victory against a King Edward VII School team. The Year 7 boys were joined by some of the Westbourne Juniors who will be playing as Seniors next year and the team knitted together well, finding time and space to lead by 20 points to 5 at half time. Raafaye Ahmed and Ben Hartog showed strength and strong rucking technique for their tries and Sharif Khan went over in the corner after great work through the backs hands. In the second half Adam Wroth at fly half made excellent decisions, tackled strongly and made a number of forward breaks to claim the man of the match award as Westbourne scored another three unanswered tries. But the highlight was a mazy run over the line by Luca Allcroft who tackled ferociously throughout the game, leading to a 35-5 victory for Westbourne.

From Sardinia to Sheffield for Westbourne special guests The friendship between teacher Sallianne Foster-Major and dancer Claire Wallis led to a very special visit for pupils at Sheffield’s Westbourne School. Claire is now based in Sardinia but she has always kept in touch with Sallianne, who she has known since they were both members of Sheffield’s acclaimed Manor Operatic Society. And it was thanks to that friendship that a group of pupils, parents and teachers from Ludum Sacre Cuore bi-lingual school in the Sardinian city of Cagliari spent a week at Westbourne, the Broomhill independent school. Throughout the visit, the Italian children took part in Forest School lessons as well as maths, music, drama and Science Day activities. They also visited Yorkshire Mining Museum and York Viking Museum as well as taking part in a treasure hunt at Botanical Gardens and finding time for shopping at Meadowhall. Some children and parents also attended a Sheffield United match at Bramall Lane.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ WIN FAMILY TICKETS TO THE 47TH SHEFFIELD STEAM AND VINTAGE RALLY. he 47th Sheffield Steam and Vintage Rally is set to be one of the highlights of the summer – and we have two family tickets (two adults, two children) to give away in our easy-to-enter competition. The rally, one of the largest in South Yorkshire, will see steam roller enthusiasts and classic car owners immersing themselves in the beauty of these vehicles on the weekend of 29 and 30 June. With a selection of unique exhibits,

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HOW TO ENTER: For the chance to win a pair of family tickets to Sheffield Steam and Vintage Rally on the weekend of 29 and 30 June, go online to www.rmcmedia.co.uk/ competitions to answer the following question. For how many years has the Sheffield Steam & Vintage Rally been running? Closing date: Friday 31 May 2019.

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Transform Pain classes expanding within Sheffield HALLAMSHIRE PHYSIO NOW HAVE THREE CLASSES AIMING TO IMPROVE FITNESS AND FUNCTION. n the last few months Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic has been developing their Transform Pain exercise class in Ranmoor. This class is aimed at people who have pain or some functional loss but still want to exercise. The class is run by a senior physiotherapist and has grown rapidly with excellent results. Due to the success of this class Hallamshire Physiotherapy is expanding the classes to more sites, still with the aim of strength and conditioning to improve fitness and function.

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What should exercise do? • It should make you feel confident about moving your body; • Give you the feeling that you are robust; • Challenge you; • Make you feel part of a group, it can really help; • It should be intense; there is growing evidence to support this; • As we age, keeping (and growing) muscle helps longevity; • Resistance training is consistently linked to better outcomes (brain and body) as we age; • It should be enjoyable. As we age, we lose muscle so we should try to keep and grow muscle. The question is how can this be done? Resistance training is important to assist with strength and conditioning. Importantly, we can get stronger at any age. Arthritis improves with exercise as joints love movement and variety. Even our risk of dementia is reduced by exercise and it is said, ‘what is good for our heart is also good for the brain’.

At Hallamshire Physiotherapy we specialise in running classes for people who would never normally go near a gym, and make them feel comfortable with exercise whilst getting stronger and fitter. Experienced physiotherapists tailor the programme to you to ensure you get the best out of the exercise. Remember we don’t wear out, we rust out. If you have any questions or would like to join a class please ring the clinic to make appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist.

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Compact saloon Expanding the AMG line at Mercedes comes the more accessible A35 series; previously we had a hatchback, now there’s a compact saloon variant. With a 306hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine under the hood, combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission producing a 4.8 second 062mph time and a 155mph vmax, you would not exactly call it an “entry level model”, you’d call it a missile! As with its bigger brother – the A45 – the A35 comes with all-wheel-drive and a plethora of driving modes determining the response of the transmission and throttle. As with all Mercedes cars, the interior is a pleasure to sit inside, being both visually appealing and extremely well built.

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Offering family-sized practicality with sports car performance has never been more attainable, and with this new Audi SQ2, this is no exception. The SQ2 offers 296hp with a 4.8 second 0-62mph time and a 155mph top speed. A seven-speed automatic gearbox is offered. The SQ2 is subtly more aggressive looking than the ordinary Q2 which is to be expected with optional exterior and interior style packages to be specced if required. The suspension is lowered by 20mm compared to the ordinary Q2 with the car sitting on standard 18-inch wheels specific to the S-range. Audi Quattro all-wheel-drive is standard on this car, yet the sportiness remains as up to 100 per cent of the power can be delivered to the rear wheels. Available now. Priced from £36,800.

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located in the centre of Sheffield, we’ve been MOT'ing, servicing and repairing vehicles for well over 10 years, earning a reputation for high standards and professional garage services at a fair & competitive price.

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“I just saved about £270 having my car’s brake discs and pads changed by The Garage rather than using the main dealer! The service was actually better and their location is more convenient – I can’t think of any reason not to use them.”

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from your home or workplace* “The Garage in Sheffield are very good at what they do. Staff are very helpful. I wouldn’t go anywhere anywhere else.”

BUY AND SELL QUALITY USED CARS Low rate finance and part exchange available

“An excellent garage staffed by knowledgeable and helpful mechanics.”

Tel: 0114 273 7333 www.thegaragesheffield.co.uk 3 Sheaf Gardens, Sheffield, S2 4BS email: info@thegaragesheffield.co.uk *Subject to availability, within a 15 mile radius

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Our dealer trained technicians specialise in servicing Audi, VW, SEAT and Citroen. We also service, check and repair all makes of cars and have 1000s of satisfied customers.

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Brakes, Tyres & Clutches When it comes to tyres, we supply and fit all the trusted brands and also carry a comprehensive range of budget tyres. We also have a specialist clutch technician and offer FREE clutch checks.

Diagnostics Why take your car to the main dealers, when The Garage’s service centre is fully equipped with the latest diagnostic facilities? We can provide the highest standard of diagnostic service, at a fraction of the cost associated with the main dealerships.


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INDEPENDENT JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER SPECIALIST

Servicing with Sheffield Prestige Ltd We pride ourselves on quality of workmanship, friendly personal service & value for money. • We offer up to 60% savings on both service and repair costs • We fit only genuine or original equipment parts to your vehicle • We only use Castrol lubricants to ensure your vehicle is kept in first class condition • We use a transparent fixed pricing menu pricing for service and repair work • We contact and discuss any potential costs with our customers prior to any work being carried out

Still under manufacturer’s warranty? As a respected independent specialist we are now fully authorised to carry out service and repair work to any vehicles still under manufacturer’s warranty.

• Ex-main dealer trained technicians • 25 years experience • ATA accredited master technicians • Fixed priced servicing • Loan car available • Air conditioning service and repair • Our skills and experience enable us to offer repairs, faults diagnostics and service to the full range of Jaguar and Land Rover cars. So if you have a problem – we are the people to talk to.

Can I Buy Your Car? We are interested in all top marques – Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes, BMW, Audi etc.

Thinking of Selling Your Car? We Want to Buy It! CALL US TODAY FOR THE VERY BEST PRICE We also offer a vehicle sourcing service to find your perfect car Unit 1&2 | Bryta Works | Little London Road | Sheffield S8 0UJ Telephone: 0114 2219775 or 07976 093382 Email: CHRIS@SHEFFIELDPRESTIGE.CO.UK Web: WWW.SHEFFIELDPRESTIGE.CO.UK Follow Us


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Honda Jazz Finance Example Stoneacre Price £14,200 Manufacturer Contribution £750 Customer Deposit £199 Monthly Payment £199.50 Amount to Finance £13,251 GMFV £6,103.53 Interest Payable £2,219.03 Total Amount Payable £16,429.03 Annual Mileage 6,000 Duration of Agreement 48 months Number of Monthly Payments 47 APR 5.80% Fixed Rate 3.00% Excess Mileage Charge 3.00ppm

SEAT Ibiza Finance Example Stoneacre Price £13,737 Deposit Contribution £1,750 Customer Deposit £299 Monthly Payment £179.98 Amount to Finance £11,688 GMFV £5,422.50 Interest Payable £2,383.54 Total o Amount Payable £16,120.54 Annual Mileage 5,000 Duration of Agreement 49 months Number of Monthly Payments 48 APR 6.90% Fixed Rate 6.91% Excess Mileage Charge 3.60ppm

Peuge 208 Peugeot Finance Example Stoneacre Price £14,774 Deposit Contribution £3,710.79 Customer Deposit £189.99 Monthly Payment £189.99 Amount to Finance £10,873.22 GMFV £3,966.00 Total oot Amount Payable £16,796.31 Annual Mileage 6,000 Duration of Agreement 48 months No. of Monthly Payments 47 APR 6.90% 3.40% Fixed Rate Excess Mileage Charge 4.20ppm

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Hyundai i10 Finance Example

Stoneacre Price £14,710 Stoneacre Contribution £431.48 £199.99 Customer Deposit £199.99 Monthly Payment Amount to Finance £14,078.53 £4,679.00 GMFV Total o Amount Payable £14,710 6,000 Annual Mileage Duration of Agreement 48 months Number of Monthly Payments 47 APR 0.00% 0.00% Fixed Rate Excess Mileage Charge 3.50ppm

Stoneacre Price £8,849 Manufacturer Contribution £500 Customer Deposit £129 Monthly Payment £129.61 Amount to Finance £8,220 GMFV £3,123.00 Total Amount Payable £9,973.28 Annual Mileage 6,000 Duration of Agreement 49 months APR 4.90% Fixed Rate 2.52% Excess Mileage Charge 7.50ppm

Dacia Sandero Finance Example Stoneacre Price £6,995 Manufacturer Contribution £250 Customer Deposit £1,161 Monthly Payment £79 Amount to Finance £5,584 GMFV £2,974 Tootal Amount Payable £8,177 Annual Mileage 6,000 Duration of Agreement 49 months APR 6.90% Fixed Rate 6.90% Excess Mileage Charge 8.00ppm

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NEW Suzuki Swift

£PER139 13 9 £PER139 MONTH MONTH £139 DEPOSIT

FIAT 500 Representative Example Stoneacre Price £8,995 Customer Deposit £139.99 Monthly Payment £139.99 Amount to Finance £8,855.01 GMFV £4,389 Interest Payable £1,714.52 Total o Amount Payable £11,108.52 Annual Mileage 5,000 Duration of Agreement 48 months APR 8.20% Fixed Rate 6.78% Excess Mileage Charge 6.00ppm

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Suzuki uki Swift ance Example Finance Stoneacre Price £12,935 Manufacturer Contribution £500 Customer Deposit £139 First Monthly Payment £139.76 Monthly Payment £139.92 GMFV £5,580 Total ot l Amount A t Payable £12,935 Annual Mileage 6,000 Duration of Agreement 49 months No. of Monthly Payments 48 APR 0.00% Fixed Rate 0.00% Excess Mileage Charge 4.00ppm

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Alfa Giulietta Finance Example Stoneacre Price £22,005.01 Deposit Contribution £3,250 Customer Deposit £299.99 Monthly Payment £299.99 Amount to Finance £18,455.02 GMFV £6,541 Total Amount Payable £24,109.52 Annual Mileage 5,000 Duration of Agreement 48 months Number of Monthly Payments 47 APR 4.40% Fixed Rate 4.39% Excess Mileage Charge 6.00ppm

Honda/Mitsubishi: Tapton Tapton Lock, Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield S41 7JB. TELEPHONE: 01246 641 641135 135 Honda Sheffield: 185 185 Archer Road, Sheffield S8 0JX. TELEPHONE: 0114 22051905 051905

£289 DEPOSIT

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Renault Clio Finance Example Stoneacre Price £13,620 Deposit Contribution £546 Customer Deposit £Nil First Monthly Payment £179 Monthly Payment £179 Amount to Finance £13,074 GMFV £4,482 Tootal Amount Payable £13,6205 Annual Mileage 6,000 Duration of Agreement 49 months No. of Monthly Payments 48 APR 0.00% Fixed Rate 0.00% Excess Mileage Charge 8.00ppm

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday Friday 9.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday Sa turday 9.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm All offers subject to terms and conditions and are as part of a Stoneacre finance plan. Finance provided subject to status, written details available on request. Models shown are for illustration purposes only. Ask for details. Cars may be in group stock. Stoneacre operate as an Independent finance Introducer from a panel of lenders. Stoneacre do not charge a fee for introduction to a finance provider however we may or may not receive a commission. Offers correct at time of going to press, but may be subject to change. Subject to Your o status, rder You o sign a Finance Agreement with a Finance Company in relation to the Ve if after signing the Purchase Order Vehicle, the terms of the Finance Agreement will replace this Supplier Agreement. The standard terms of the Finance Agreement will be stated on the Finance Agreement form that You o will be b asked to sign. Decidebloom Ltd t/a Stoneacre, Omega Boulevard, Capitol Park, Thorne, DN8 5TX, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA number is 308726. Yoou can verify this by visiting the FCA website or by contacting the FCA on 0854 606 9966. ^Price Promise: Deal to be based on an identical car (age,mileage, colour, make, model and condition) at a competitor dealerr. Quote needs to be valid within 7 days. Ask for details. Prices correct at time of going to press.


JOHN BEE

Accident Repair Specialists

Quality repairs at affordable prices. No Job too large or too small.

We carry out minor repairs to full body rebuilds. Over 80 years experience in the Motor Repair Industry.

658 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 2BB

0114 249 4883 www.carrepairsheffield.co.uk

SNUFF MILL GARAGE Snuff Mill Lane on Ecclesall Road, S11 8AD

0114 2687 627

SERVICES FROM £70 MOT JUST £50 • Brakes • Tyres • Exhausts • All work guaranteed • Genuine parts fitted on cars still in warranty • Why go to the dealer?

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DOORS FROM £695 All prices include fitting

Weather Resistant and Thermally Efficient • Safe and Secure • Choice of Colours and Glass Design

KEEPS THE HEAT IN AND INTRUDERS OUT Online quotes available at www.sheffieldcompositedoors.co.uk Call: 01143 482116 for a free quote or a home visit CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING

TIM MYCROFT GROUP SERVICES

Superior Cleaning and Restoration of Carpets and Upholstery Carpet Fitting Service ‘Treating your home with the ultimate respect’ Formerly with Franklins of Sheffield who have now closed after 130 years of trading, Tim Mycroft, himself with over 30 years experience, is pleased to announce his taking over the South Yorkshire and Derbyshire areas of the business. Based in Sheffield, Tim is looking forward to working with valued customers of many years and having the opportunity to create cleaner, brighter, fresher carpets and upholstery throughout the homes of new clients. Tim also has many years experience in the fitting of carpets and flooring.

If you would like more information about the services available please feel free to call and discuss your individual needs.

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BOILER ONLY Silver Cover • unlimited call outs • unlimited parts • all labour charges covered • annual service

Specialist in Single & Double Glazing Windows & Doors fitted  Double Glazed Units replaced  Anti-snap Locks fitted  Hinges, Handles & Locks repaired or replaced  UPVC Door / Window adjustments & repairs  Horticultural Green House Glass also supplied 

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RUBBISH REMOVED We take away most items… • Gardening & DIY material • Building waste • Single items • Cookers • Washing machines • Carpets • Sofas • Baths • Radiators Clearance & Removal Service Available for… • Gardens • Sheds • Garages • Lofts • Cellars • Full & Part house clearances We are a licensed waste carrier and at your door will show our identification and Environment Agency certification

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Building & Roofing Services One Call For All Your Property Solutions • Extensions • Plans Drawn to Completion • Roofing specialists • New • Overhaul • GRP • Guttering • PVCu or Traditional Wooden • Velux & Dormer Windows • Structural Internal Alterations NO JOB • Loft & Garage Conversions TOO • PVCu Doors & Windows SMALL • Complete Bathroom Refurbishment • Plastering & Joinery Works Call For a FREE No Obligation Quotation

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Our service is often cheaper than a skip – and you don’t have to fill it! AUTOMOTIVE

WE BUY CARS FOR CASH CALL US ANYTIME FOR A VALUATION OVER THE PHONE 0114 446 9190

for low mileage cars we can normally give more than any online quote

FREE COLLECTION • INSTANT CASH NO ADMIN FEES • NO FUSS

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25 Years Experience

ALL ASPECTS OF BUILDING WORK • New roof and repairs • Flat roofing specialists • Fascias & guttering • Aluminium seamless guttering • Property maintenance & repairs

• Renovations & refurbishments • Brick pointing & cleaning • Driveways & paving • uPVC windows, doors & conservatories • Plastering & damp proofing

No job too small – Quality work at a fair price

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VAN HIRE & SALES EXCELLENT VEHICLES AT COST EFFECTIVE PRICES COURIER VANS • SMALL VANS SINGLE & DOUBLE CABS MEDIUM VANS • BOXER VANS LARGE VANS • PICK UPS 6 SEATER WITH TOOL SPACE

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SKIP HIRE

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SKIP BAGS FROM £30 Loading 1 & 2 Tonne WILSON LAIDLER & CO LTD

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nurseries ...your local nursery

For a selection of Plug Plants and an even larger selection of summer bedding, perennials, herbs & vegetable plants. Ready made baskets & tubs, or why not let us fill your own? Home & business premises catered for. Please ask for quotation. We also provide a full Landscape and Maintenance service for over 45 years of experience. National Garden Gift Vouchers available – an ideal gift for all occasions.

Telephone 0114 230 4101 ...........well worth a visit. LOFT CONVERSIONS

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From Ringinglow Road, turn opposite the ‘Hammer & Pincers’ up Muskoka Drive, take 2nd left into Muskoka Avenue to end of cul-de-sac.

Loft ladders & hatches supplied & fitted FROM £170 Other packages & upgrades available

BARGAIN BUSTER 9 sqm flooring, ladder, hinged hatch & light ONLY £495 Mobile: 07517 437302 Freephone: 0800 0855 322

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FUNERAL DIRECTORS

PEACE FUNERALS FAMILY OWNED AND INDEPENDENT FUNERAL DIRECTORS

All Standard Funeral Services: Religious & Humanist Funeral Services, Traditional Coffins, Cremations & Burials, Hearse & Limousines, Chapel of Rest.

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Low Cost Options: Direct/ Unattended Funeral from £995

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Semi- & Non - Religious Ceremonies, Willow (basket work), Wool, Fairtrade & Cardboard Coffins, Woodland Burials, Horse Drawn Carriages & Drays, Motorcycle Hearses and many more choices.

Simple Cremation, Traditional Burial & Woodland Burial from £1155 (+ disbursement costs)

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Suppliers of Fair Trade Coffins

For full price information, and to see the full range of our extensive services, please call or visit our website - all our price information is here: www.peacefunerals.co.uk

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CRAFTSMAN OF EXCELLENCE DESIGNERS & MAKERS OF BESPOKE FURNITURE ESTABLISHED 39 YEARS.

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