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successfully shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2013 this year, the strategy is based on wide ranging consultation with creative organisations and individuals. From our theatres and galleries to our local artists, musicians and jewellers – anyone in the city who has a role in making and creating culture or who has an interest in improving the cultural life of the city has taken part. This new plan sets out what we have in store

for the city including the 40th anniversary of the Crucible in 2011; the 100th anniversary of the creation of stainless steel in the city in 2013 and an expanded Children’s Festival The plan also includes a commitment to a ten year plan for the Sheffield Arena, support for our growing creative and digital businesses, increasing tourism, growing our superb events and festivals and a promise to take culture to new and unexpected places such

as workplaces, the NHS and parks. Councillor Roger Davison, said; ‘The top priority of the new strategy is to encourage more people to take part in culture in Sheffield. We know that if young people get involved in creative activities at an early age, they go on to enjoy culture throughout their lives.. This could mean getting involved in music, festivals, cinema or theatre right through to visiting art galleries and heritage sites. It

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Th big story of the week is the decision by David Cameron to implement, for the first time in history, the veto on the treaty for greater financial union among the seventeen Eurozone countries. He quite rightly stood up to France’s Nicolas Sarcozy, who thinks that as we have retained the pound, it is nothing to do with us, apart from accepting raised taxes on the city of London to prop up the euro. I have little or no time for the French, how quickly they forget the liberation of Paris. Of course there are people who do not support his actions, not least of all Little Lord Fauntleroy, Nick Clegg, who would have us being subservient to the French and the Germans, but thankfully, two opinion polls show great support for our prime minister. We are a proud nation, and the majority of us resent the interference from Europe, telling us how to run our own country. I fervently hope that this is the catalyst to us severing all links with the rest of Europe. Membership of the European Union is a complete drain on our economy, and the sooner we are out of it, the better. Opinion is divided, with many scaremongers saying that Cameron’s veto has left us isolated, from what? From countries that are not in a position to pay their bills. Our interests would be better served trading with countries such as India and China. Older readers will well remember the days when we had the trade deal with New Zealand for the lamb, we seemed to be alright in those days, although I appreciate that the world has changed. One thing that is certain is that if we delegate even more power to Brussels, a referendum is a certainty here, and according to the polls, that would indicate that popular opinion would express the wish that we completely divorce ourselves from the rest of Europe. Lack of space last week precluded me from including a picture of Ruth Holmes, the very beautiful front woman for rock band Black Rose, although I suspect that male readers would have willingly sacrificed the first few clues in the crossword for a view of this very attractive lass. I Therefore take great pleasure in including same this week. Ruth is extremely talented, and is filled with ambition, and I predict a bright future for this lovely lass. The bookmakers got the winner of X factor spot on making the winners, girl band Little Mix the favourites. I personally thought that Marcus would win, being a more marketable act, and of course coming second is not always a bad thing, as historically the runners up have nearly always had

a great career. X Factor is a real money spinner for Simon Cowell, as he earns money from every single vote, signs the finalists up to his record label, and also sends the entrants out on sell out arena tours. The money just keeps rolling in, and we all wish we had thought of it. On Saturday, new top bar in town, Maggie May’s had a record night, takings wise, and any joy that owner Gary Sinclair must have felt was tempered by the fact that his lovely dog Jake had to be put down earlier in the evening Jake was a real character, well known in Dronfield, and even been known to make a Christmas draw in the past. Gary was heartbroken when he rang me to tell me the tragic news, and it affected him so much that he was unable to work on Saturday night. God bless Jake, I am gutted to lose my main rival for the title of ‘naughtiest boy in Dronfield’ On the very exciting local football front, both Sheffield teams won, maintaining their promotion challenge, helped by the fact that leaders Charlton could only manage a draw and Huddersfield lost for a change. Hopefully, both teams can achieve promotion this season, and can renew their rivalry in the Championship league.

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I rolled up my sleeves earlier. Which was a bit pointless as I probably won’t smoke them. I was doing a crossword today and I said to my wife, “Six letters...another word for a broad road in a town or city? I still haven’t got it!” “Avenue?” she said “No,” I said, “I haven’t, stop rubbing it in.” I just bought an alcoholic ginger beer. He wasn’t pleased. Did you realise that a woman’s “I’ll be ready in five minutes” and a man’s “I’ll be home in five minutes” are exactly the same? I phoned my work this morning and said, “Sorry boss, I can’t come in today, I have a wee cough.” He said, “You have a wee cough?” I said “Really? Cheers boss, see you next week!” I dig, you dig, we dig, he digs, she digs, they dig. It’s not a beautiful poem, but it’s very deep. I went back to see my doctor today. I said, “I applied the pile cream that you gave me this morning and I got a very nasty reaction.” “Where exactly did you apply it?” he asked. I said, “On the bus.” Grab your taco, you’ve pulled a dyslexic Mexican.

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I’ve given up on Christmas. It’s too commercial, so I’m renaming it “Smoochmas” - a holiday full of compassion for humanity (and no Kerry Katona) - oh what an ideal world that would be! The Mercury is promoting the X Factor this week, so it’s only right that I express how much of a “fan” I am of the show. It truly is a smorgasbord of “talent” that in no way takes second place to ‘ramming knitting needles through your eye sockets’. I personally was deeply excited about this year’s result and I know I’ll be rushing out to buy the winner’s CD when it comes out (coincidentally just in time for next year’s show). But, in the middle of all this effusive praise for what I think is the TV “spectacular” of the year, I need to dispel one rumour. The final (between Little Fix Mix and Marcus Collins) wasn’t manipulated in any way, either through the media promoting one act over another or with that lingering shot at the end of the M&S advert. You can’t draw any conclusion from Wikipedia’s declaration of the winner thirty minutes before the results actually came in. And that whole HMV issue was nothing more than an “administration” error. I’m so glad we got that cleared up! In other news, the world has gone mad. In what universe, should Sir David Attenborough, a man who has spent his life educating us on the wonders of the natural world, have to justify himself on live TV about his polar bear incident on Frozen Planet? If you don’t know, they showed the birth of a polar bear in its ‘natural’ habitat, which, the Daily Mirror revealed was actually filmed in captivity in Germany. Sir Attenborough made the comment that it would be impossible to film the scene in the wild as the mother would kill the cub or attack the cameraman. And while this is pretty obvious stuff, the tosswit of a newspaper felt the need to besmirch the reputation of this wonderful educator. But worse still is that I find people actually agreeing with the media. Why? Because we live in a world where people believe whatever they’re spoon fed (a spoonful of cyanide a day is good for you, kids!). So, let’s just clarify: we’re getting to see the birth of a polar bear, but, rather than wonder in the magic of so rare an occurrence, we’d rather moan about it not being ‘real’. Because, let’s face it, if you’re worried about that, you’re in for a hell of a shock when I tell you about Harry Potter! That’s it! I’m off for a well-deserved rest (to St. Clitty’s Infirmary for the Clinically Distressed), but I’ll be back for my review of the year next week! Happy Smoochmas!

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Last Weekʼs Solutions ACROSS: 7) Moor, 8) Dictator, 9) Immortal, 10) Daft, 11) Vinyl, 13) Pontoon, 15) Head man, 17) State, 20) Play, 21) Unevenly, 23) Assorted, 24) Dome. DOWN: 1) Doom, 2) Priory, 3) Edits, 4) Icy look, 5) Bandit, 6) Confront, 12) Idealist, 14) Faculty, 16) Dry rot, 18) Trendy, 19) Needy, 22) Lime.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY AT THE LYCEUM Don’t miss this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty currently on at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield until 8th January. With an all-star cast including Margi Clarke (Jackie Dobbs in Coronation Street) as the Wicked Queen, Sid Sloane (Sid from CBeebies) as the Jester, Dani Rayner (Over The Rainbow) as Sleeping Beauty and Sheffield’s favourite Dame, the brilliant Damian Williams as Nurse Nellie. Once again the show will be written and directed by Paul Hendy and produced by the same team who brought you last year’s smash hit, Peter Pan. Sleeping Beauty is the classic story of a beautiful princess, cursed to sleep for 100 years until the kiss of her true love wakes her. With dazzling sets and costumes, stunning special effects, hilarious family comedy and lots of audience participation, this promises to be the funniest pantomime in town. Tickets are selling fast so don’t be disappointed, book yours today on 0114 249 6000 or online at sheffieldtheatres. co.uk.


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Weekly Psychic Article by Psychic Glynis

Angels This article is about angels. It is not about one particular angel but provides general information.

Angels - dusty grey wings Cherubim - white wings tipped with gold Seraphim - white wings with silver tips Virtues - pale blue wings Dominions - green wings Thrones - deep purple wings Principalities - solid gold wings

One of the most common misconceptions is that our loved ones who have passed over can become angels. Although, a lovely thought, I’m afraid that this is not the case. Angels have lead pure lives and have never lived on the Earth.

The first seven levels of angels can intervene on our behalf in a crisis. They are available whenever they are called upon. The powerful Principalities, on the other hand, come only through God’s command. The Principalities can create miracles, prevent fatalities and turn around even the most misguided of lives.

I have never understood why nurses are often referred to as ‘angels.’ Nurses are paid to care for people and receive free training. However, there are those devotees that would work for nothing, for example, Florence Nightingale and Elizabeth Fry. Now they were angels! There was a certain nurse given the title ‘The Angel of Death.’ How awful that the word ‘angel’ is used in this context!

Earth Angels There are certain characteristics that are common in Earth Angel, for instance; • Emotional and psychical highs and lows • Waking up at the same time everyday • A periods of time where you continually see repeating numbers on clocks, cars, papers etc • A feeling that you have no place in society If these apply, you could well be an Earth Angel!

• Angels are incarnate. They never live on earth in a human body. However, they are able to take human form to accomplish brief missions. • Angels appear out of nowhere and vanish just as quick. • Sylvia Brown an American psychic claims that ‘angels never speak’ but give us information telepathically. • Some angels are given names in the bible, such as, Michael The Warrior, Raphael The Healer, Uriel The Minder and Gabriel The Loving Angel (These were the Archangels that attended Jesus) There are however, no male or female angels. They are androgynous. • Angels have angelic bodies and exquisite facial features. Some people who have seen angels say that they sparkle. • There are eight ranks of angels.

This Earth Angel conclusion is called a Ascension Process. People have many questions about Earth Angels and the answers are often complicated. If you require more information visit http:www. emergingearthangels.com Whether to believe in Earth Angels is the choice of the individual. There are celestial beings that visit us and maybe one day you will experience this for yourself. I saw an angel when I was very ill many years ago. I will never forget the look of radiance.

The Ranks of Angels All eight levels of angels are charged with being God’s mightiest, and the most direct link between Heaven and Earth. They are distinguished by their appearance particularly the colour of their wings. I have listed the eight levels in ascending order, from the least experienced to the most powerful. Archangels - pure white wings

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Older people in Sheffield are being urged to heat their homes safely this winter, as the fire service seeks to curb an annual spike in accidental blazes. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue attends up to 200 accidental house fires every winter- a 25% increase compared to other months of the year. And with the rising cost of energy potentially leading to residents heat or lighting their homes less safely, the fire service has launched its ‘Safe and Warm’ campaign to encourage families and older people to stay fire safe this winter. Electric heaters, open fires and candles are some of the key risks resulting in fires in the home. With gas and electric prices on average 20% higher than last year, fire safety experts are asking residents to think carefully before using equipment that could put them at risk. Advice offered to residents by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) includes: Heaters- keep heaters away from curtains and furniture and never use them to dry clothes Open fires- be careful using open fires to keep warm. Use a fire guard to protect against flying sparks and make sure embers are properly extinguished before going to bed Electric blankets- Never use hot water bottles in the same bed as an electric blanket, even if it is switched off Candles- never leave naked flames unattended and only put them on heat resistant surface Diane Malpass, Station Manager in Community Safety, said: “The number of house fires we attend continues to fall steadily every year. But as winter really starts to bite, we do see a seasonal increase in certain types of incident, such as chimney fires or accidental blazes started by candles, heaters or unsafe electrical appliances. “Just asking yourself a few simple questions about the safety of the equipment before switching it on, might be enough to protect you and your family from a serious fire. And where electrical items are concerned, remembering to switch them off after use and before you go to bed is one of the surest ways of ensuring they don’t become a fire risk.” Older people are especially vulnerable to fire, with more than 130 people aged 65 or over injured in accidental house fires in South Yorkshire in the last four years alone. For more information on keeping you or an older relative, friend or neighbour safer this winter visit www.syfire.gov.uk Or call our community safety hotline on 0114 253 2314

As the weather turns colder, now is a good time to think about what winter weather preparations you, your family and community may need to make. Here are some simple things you can do to help you and your family keep warm, healthy and safe through the cold weather – as well as saving money. Protecting your home • Check that pipes are adequately lagged • Check that you have ordered your winter heating fuel • Check that you know where your stoptap is located • Find out if you are entitled to grants and subsidies for home heating and insulation

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Arrange for your Christmas tree to be collected free from your home by ringing 0114 273 4567 no later than the 11th January 2012. Take your Christmas tree to one of our five Household Waste Recycling Centres: • Blackstock, Blackstock Road, Gleadless, Sheffield, S14 1FY • Beighton, Beighton Road, Woodhouse, Sheffield, S13 7PS • Deepcar, Manchester Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, S36 2BT • Douglas Road, Longley Avenue West, Shirecliffe, Sheffield, S5 8WA • High Green, Greaves Lane, High Green, Sheffield, S35 4GR Opening Times: Mon - 5un: 9.00am to 6.00pm * The sites Health and well-being are closed Christmas Day, • Check you have had your flu jab if you Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. are aged 65 or over, pregnant, have certain Please note opening times will change in medical conditions, live in a residential or January 2012. Please call: 0114 273 4567 nursing home, or are the main carer for an or visit: www.veolia.co.uklsheffield for older or disabled person more details. • Check you have well-gripping shoes to Recycling around the Christmas Tree prevent falls in cold weather; wear several Christmas is a time for family, food and layers of clothes to stay warm; and remain festive fun! Unfortunately, this goes hand active in your home in hand with an increase in waste, ranging • Good hand hygiene can help prevent the from lots of wrapping paper, cards and spread of norovirus chocolate tins to left over Christmas dinner •Check you have had your heating and and packaging. cooking appliances serviced – carbon With a bit of thought, we can all do our monoxide is a killer bit to have a green Christmas and start the • Check NHS choices for health guidance New Year as we mean to go on. on winter ailments (flu, winter vomiting, Your blue bin and box cold temperatures) Treat your blue bin and box this Christmas Travelling • Check that your vehicle is ready for winter by Filling them up with your waste to be • Check that you know where to find traffic recycled. and travel information • Check local and national weather forecast Feed your blue bin with your glass bottles and keep up to date with the latest warnings and jars, tins, cans and plastic bottles. • Check that you have an emergency kit Feed your blue box with all your available in your car Christmas cards, wrapping paper and Communities cardboard packaging from food and toys. • Check you know who might need help in Home composting your community area in really bad weather Don’t forget to compost your fruit and • Sign up for weather warnings on the Met vegetable peelings over Christmas. Office website Potatoe, carrott and sprout peelings can • Check whether you are at risk of flooding all go in your compost bin. You can also and sign up for free flood warnings by compost your Christmas cards. Just make visiting the Environment Agency’s website. sure you rip them into small pieces first. Recycling sites The rest of your recycling can be taken to your local recycling site. To find out details of your nearest recycling site, please ring. Did you know? You can recycle large chocolate and biscuit tins in your blue bins. Festive “waste wise” tips Wave goodby to packaging waste When shopping for Christmas treats, keep an eye on packaging. Try and buy food with a little packaging as possible – choose loose fruit and vegetables instead of pregoods. Send comments and letters, or relevant packed Buy food and drinks in bulk articles either for the Mercury page or Large packets, bottles or containers the next Newsletter to: generate less packaging waste than individual portions. Choose larger bottles Sheffield 50+, Room LG27, of fizzy drinks instead of individual cans The Town Hall, and choose large packets of crisps instead Sheffield, S1 2HH of individual packets. Tel: 2735426 Eco-cards Email: sheffield50plus@yahoo.co.uk Insterad of spending money on Christmas cards and postage, why not save cardboard www.sheffield50plus.co.uk

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Saturday 17th December BBC One

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6:00 Breakfast 10:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30 Home Cooking Made Easy 12:00 BBC News 12:10 Regional News and Weather 12:15 Football Focus 1:00 British Olympic Dreams 1:30 Equestrian: Olympia Puissance 2:25 Bargain Hunt Famous Finds 2:55 Film: Who Framed Roger Rabbit 4:30 Final Score 5:10 BBC News 5:20 Regional News and Weather 5:30 A Question of Sport 6:00 Winter Wipeout 7:00 Strictly Come Dancing 8:10 Merlin 8:55 The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws 9:05 Strictly Come Dancing Results 10:15 BBC News 10:30 Match of the Day 11:55 The Football League Show 1:10 Film: Bat 21

6:00 Little Charley Bear 6:05 The Adventures of Abney and Teal 6:20 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 6:30 Octonauts 6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Roar 7:25 Arthur 7:50 Dennis & Gnasher 8:05 Pixelface 8:35 Splatalot 9:00 Deadly 60 9:30 Dick & Dom Go Wild 10:00 Who Let the Dogs Out? 10:30 I Want My Own Room 11:00 Deadly Art 11:15 Dennis & Gnasher 11:25 MOTD Kickabout 11:45 Film: The Preacherʼs Wife 1:40 Film: Splash 3:25 Flog It! 4:25 One Man and His Dog 5:05 Film: The Triple Cross 7:05 Top Gear Vietnam Special 8:20 Dadʼs Army 9:00 Film: Defiance 11:05 TOTP2 Christmas 12:35 Film: The Gorgon

ITV 1 6.00 Signed Stories 6.10 Boblins 6.20 The Hive 6.30 The Hive 6.40 Olly the Little White Van 6.45 Handy Manny 7.00 Handy Manny 7.15 Tatiʼs Hotel 7.25 Monk 7.30 Super Hero Squad Show 7.50 Horrid Henry 8.00 The Cool Stuff Collective 8.30 Phineas and Ferb 8.40 Phineas and Ferb 9.00 Hannah Montana 9.25 Coronation Street Omnibus 11.45 This Morning: Saturday 12.40 ITV News & Weather 12.45 Countrywise Kitchen 1.15 Film: About a Boy 3.10 Film: Death Becomes Her 5.00 Calendar News and Weather 5.15 ITV News & Weather 5.35 New Youʼve Been Framed! The Next Generation 6.35 Film: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 9.05 Westlife: For the Last Time 10.05 Film: The Boat that Rocked 11.10 ITV News & Weather 11.25 Film: The Boat that Rocked 12.50 The Zone

Channel 4 5:55 Sali Mali 6:00 Sali Mali 6:05 The Hoobs 6:30 The Hoobs 6:55 Bt And Channel 4 Present... Oscar Pistorius ʻHead Strongʼ 7:00 Sailing: Americaʼs Cup Uncovered 7:25 The Med Cup 2011 7:55 The Morning Line 8:55 T4: The Hollyoaks Music Show: Christmas Special 9:55 T4 Stars Of 2011: The Unseen Bits 10:45 T4: Sunday Brunch: Saturday Starter 11:05 T4: Real Stories: Jennifer Lopez 12:10 T4: The Big Bang Theory 12:45 T4: The Big Bang Theory 1:15 T4: The Simpsons 1:50 Channel 4 Racing From Ascot And Haydock Park 3:50 Come Dine With Me 4:20 Come Dine With Me 4:50 Come Dine With Me 5:25 Come Dine With Me 5:55 Come Dine With Me 6:25 Channel 4 News 6:55 4thought.Tv 7:00 100 Greatest Toys With Jonathan Ross 10:00 Catherine Tate: Laughing At The Noughties 12:05 Film: The Omen

Five 6.00 Peppa Pig 6.05 Fifi and the Flowertots 6.15 Fireman Sam 6.25 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 6.40 Castle Farm 6.45 Igam Ogam 6.55 Roobarb and Custard Too 7.05 The Milkshake! Show 7.25 Mio Mao 7.30 Make Way for Noddy 7.45 Bert and Ernieʼs Great Adventures 7.55 Little Princess 8.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8.30 Angelina Ballerina 8.50 Rupert Bear 9.00 Ben and Hollyʼs Little Kingdom 9.10 The Mr. Men Show 9.25 Roary the Racing Car 9.40 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10.00 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 10.05 Animal Rescue Squad 10.25 Justin Bieber: The Making of Under the Mistletoe 10.45 The Gadget Show 11.45 Film: Eloise at the Plaza 1.30 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 1.35 Film: Snow 3.25 Film: Mrs Miracle 5.15 Film: A Christmas Carol 7.15 5 News Weekend 7.20 NCIS 8.10 NCIS 9.10 The Mentalist 10.00 CSI: NY 10.55 CSI: NY 11.50 Inside Hollywood 12.00 SuperCasino

Sunday 18th December BBC One

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6:00 Breakfast 7:35 Match of the Day 9:00 The Andrew Marr Show 10:00 Fern Britton Meets... Brian Blessed 11:00 Country Tracks 12:00 Escape to the Country 12:45 MOTD Live: Portsmouth v Southampton 3:05 Bargain Hunt Famous Finds 3:35 Cash in the Celebrity Attic 4:20 Lifeline 4:30 Songs of Praise 5:05 BBC News 5:20 Regional News and Weather 5:30 Lost Christmas 7:00 Countryfile 8:00 Antiques Roadshow 9:00 Young James Herriot 10:00 BBC News 10:15 Regional News and Weather 10:25 Take That: Progress Live 11:45 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 12:25 Weatherview

6:00 Little Charley Bear 6:05 The Adventures of Abney and Teal 6:20 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 6:30 Octonauts 6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Roar 7:25 Arthur 7:50 Dennis & Gnasher 8:05 I Want My Own Room 8:35 Winginʼ It 9:00 Christmas Download 10:00 Something for the Weekend 11:30 The Hairy Bikersʼ Twelve Days of Christmas 12:30 Flog It! 1:00 EastEnders 3:00 Equestrian: Olympia - World Cup 5:05 Antiques Road Trip 5:50 Great British Railway Journeys 6:20 Celebrity Eggheads 6:50 Top Gear 8:00 James Mayʼs Man Lab Christmas Special 9:00 A Night with the Stars 10:00 Match of the Day 2 11:30 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 12:00 Lifeʼs Too Short

ITV 1 6.00 Signed Stories 6.10 Boblins 6.20 Boblins 6.35 Special Agent Oso 6.45 Special Agent Oso 7.00 Sooty 7.15 Annabelʼs Kitchen 7.25 The Cool Stuff Collective 7.50 Horrid Henry 8.05 Generator Rex 8.30 Victorious 9.00 Wizards of Waverly Place 9.25 Monk 9.30 Horrid Henry 9.45 Planet Sketch 9.50 Film: The Neverending Story 11.30 Film: A Cinderella Story 1.10 ITV News & Weather 1.15 Film: Jack Frost 3.05 Film: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 5.00 All Star Family Fortunes Christmas Special 5.45 Calendar News and Weather 6.00 ITV News & Weather 6.15 Odd One In 7.00 Just Henry 9.00 Michael Buble: Home for Christmas 10.30 ITV News & Weather 10.45 Film: Oceanʼs Twelve 1.00 The Zone

Channel 4 6:10 The Hoobs 6:35 The Hoobs 7:00 Menʼs Health Survival Of The Fittest Powered By Land Rover 8:00 T4: One Tree Hill 8:45 T4: Hollyoaks Omnibus 11:15 T4: Sunday Brunch 12:05 T4: Cee Lo Takes The Uk: Christmas With All The Goodies 12:20 T4: Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows T4 Movie Special 12:40 T4: The Simpsons 1:10 T4: Shipwrecked: The Island 2:10 T4: The Simpsons 2:45 Film: A Christmas Carol 4:30 Deal Or No Deal 5:30 Channel 4 News 5:40 4thought.Tv 5:45 The Political Slot: The Labour Party 5:50 Film: Fred Claus 8:00 Home For The Holidays 9:00 Black Mirror: The Entire History Of You 10:00 Film: Bruno 11:35 Film: Carrie 1:25 American Football Live

Five 6.00 Peppa Pig 6.05 Roary the Racing Car 6.15 Fifi and the Flowertots 6.25 Fireman Sam 6.35 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 6.50 Castle Farm 6.55 Igam Ogam 7.05 Roobarb and Custard Too 7.10 The Milkshake! Show 7.35 Make Way for Noddy 7.45 Bert and Ernieʼs Great Adventures 7.55 Little Princess 8.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8.30 Angelina Ballerina 8.45 Rupert Bear 9.00 Ben and Hollyʼs Little Kingdom 9.10 Funky Valley 9.15 The Mr. Men Show 9.30 Roary the Racing Car 9.40 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10.00 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 10.05 Thundercats 11.05 Andre Rieu: Live in Concert 11.50 Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads 12.50 Film: Winter Storage 1.00 Film: Scrooge - A Christmas Carol 2.45 Film: A Grandpa for Christmas 4.25 Film: Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan 6.10 Film: Our First Christmas 7.55 5 News 8.00 Film: Hancock 10.00 Film: Renegade Justice 11.45 Indiana Jones: The True Story 12.55 SuperCasino

Monday 19th December BBC One

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6:00 Breakfast 9:15 Rip Off Britain 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Real Rescues 11:30 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 1:00 BBC News at One 1:30 Regional News and Weather 1:40 Only Fools and Horses 2:30 Helicopter Heroes 3:15 Escape to the Country 3:45 Hairy Bikersʼ Best of British 4:30 Flog It! 5:15 Pointless 6:00 BBC News at Six 6:30 Regional News and Weather 7:00 The One Show 7:30 Inside Out 8:00 EastEnders 8:30 A Question of Sport Christmas Special 9:00 Young James Herriot 10:00 BBC News at Ten 10:25 Regional News and Weather 10:35 Imagine: The Art of Stand-Up 11:45 The Graham Norton Show 12:30 Weatherview

6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Who Let the Dogs Out? 7:30 Sam & Markʼs Big Wind Up 8:00 Junior Bake Off 8:30 Deadly 60 8:55 Whatʼs New Scooby-Doo? 9:20 Film: Space Camp 11:00 The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best at Christmas 12:00 Restoration Home 1:00 The Weakest Link 1:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 2:30 Film: Merrillʼs Marauders 4:05 Coast 5:05 Watching the Wild: Otters 5:15 Antiques Road Trip 6:00 Celebrity Eggheads 6:30 Raymond Blancʼs Christmas Feast 7:30 Christmas University Challenge 8:00 University Challenge 8:30 The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff 9:30 The Rob Brydon Show Christmas Special 10:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30 The Funny Side of Christmas 11:30 QI 12:00 Rev

ITV 1 6.00 Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show: 5 Days of Christmas 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30 Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 May the Best House Win 3.00 Midsomer Murders 5.00 Best Dish: The Chefs 6.00 Calendar News 6.30 ITV News & Weather 7.00 Emmerdale 7.30 Coronation Street 8.00 Countrywise Kitchen at Christmas 8.30 Live Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Christmas Special 10.00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 10.35 Film: Dave 12.35 The Zone

Channel 4 6:10 The Hoobs 6:35 The Hoobs 7:00 Freshly Squeezed 7:30 Perfect Couples 7:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 8:20 Everybody Loves Raymond 8:50 Frasier 9:25 Frasier 9:55 The Big Bang Theory 10:25 The Big Bang Theory 10:55 The Simpsons 11:20 The Simpsons 11:55 Film: The Muppets Take Manhattan 1:40 Films: Toys 4:00 Deal Or No Deal: Deal Panto 5:00 Christmas Coach Trip 5:30 Come Dine With Me 6:00 The Simpsons 6:30 Hollyoaks 7:00 Channel 4 News 7:55 4thought.Tv 8:00 The Year The Earth Went Wild 9:00 King Of Christmas Lights 10:00 Home For The Holidays 11:05 Random Acts 11:10 Syriaʼs Torture Machine 12:05 Film: Rosemaryʼs Baby

Five 6.50 Peppa Pig 6.55 Castle Farm 7.00 Little Princess 7.10 The Mr. Men Show 7.25 Milkshake! Music Box 7.30 Thomas & Friends 7.45 Noddy in Toyland 7.55 Milkshake! Christmas Songs 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.25 Peppa Pig 8.35 Roary the Racing Car 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas 8.55 Ben and Hollyʼs Little Kingdom 9.10 Bert and Ernieʼs Great Adventures 9.15 The Mr. Men Show 9.25 Hanaʼs Helpline 9.35 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 9.50 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 10.00 Thundercats 10.35 Meerkat Manor 11.05 Ice Road Truckers 12.05 The Mentalist 1.00 5 News Lunchtime 1.05 Film: Eloise at Christmastime 2.50 Film: This Christmas 5.00 5 News at 5 5.30 Top 20 Soap Moments 6.00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 6.55 How to Play Baseball 7.00 The Gadget Show 8.00 Charley Boormanʼs Extreme Frontiers 9.00 Film: Step Brothers 11.00 Film: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 12.50 SuperCasino

Tuesday 20th December BBC One

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6:00 Breakfast 9:15 Rip Off Britain 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Real Rescues 11:30 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 1:00 BBC News at One 1:30 Regional News and Weather 1:40 Only Fools and Horses 2:30 Helicopter Heroes 3:15 Escape to the Country 3:45 Hairy Bikersʼ Best of British 4:30 Flog It! 5:15 Pointless 6:00 BBC News at Six 6:30 Regional News and Weather 7:00 The One Show 7:30 EastEnders 8:00 Holby City 9:00 Young James Herriot 10:00 BBC News at Ten 10:25 Regional News and Weather 10:35 Imagine: The Art of Stand-Up 11:45 The Impressions Show 12:15 Film: Surviving Christmas

6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Who Let the Dogs Out? 7:30 Sam & Markʼs Big Wind Up 8:00 Junior Bake Off 8:30 Deadly 60 9:00 Whatʼs New Scooby-Doo? 9:20 Eliot Kid 9:35 Film: Herbie Rides Again 11:00 Rick Steinʼs Food Heroes Christmas Special 12:00 Restoration Home 1:00 Equestrian: Olympia - World Cup Highlights 1:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 2:30 Film: The Red Baron 4:05 Coast 5:05 The Rabbits of Skomer 5:15 Antiques Road Trip 6:00 Celebrity Eggheads 6:30 Great British Railway Journeys 7:00 Nigellaʼs Christmas Kitchen 7:30 Christmas University Challenge 8:00 The Hairy Bikersʼ Christmas Party 9:00 Mock the Week 9:30 Rev 10:00 Lifeʼs Too Short 10:30 The Making of QI 11:30 QI 12:00 Shooting Stars Christmas Special 2010

ITV 1 6.00 Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show: 5 Days of Christmas 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30 Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 May the Best House Win 3.00 Midsomer Murders 5.00 Best Dish: The Chefs 6.00 Calendar News 6.30 ITV News & Weather 7.00 Emmerdale 7.30 The Adventurerʼs Guide to Britain 8.00 The Butlinʼs Story 9.00 The Comedy Annual 10.00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 10.35 Film: The Bourne Supremacy 12.35 The Zone

Channel 4 6:15 The Treacle People 6:25 The Hoobs 6:50 The Hoobs 7:15 Freshly Squeezed 7:45 Perfect Couples 8:10 Everybody Loves Raymond 8:40 Everybody Loves Raymond 9:10 Frasier 9:40 The Big Bang Theory 10:10 The Big Bang Theory 10:40 The Simpsons 11:10 The Simpsons 11:40 Film: Swiss Family Robinson 2:10 Film: Cheaper By The Dozen 2 4:00 Deal Or No Deal: Deal Panto 5:00 Christmas Coach Trip 5:30 Come Dine With Me 6:00 The Simpsons 6:30 Hollyoaks 7:00 Channel 4 News 7:55 4thought.Tv 20:00 The Food Hospital 21:00 Jamieʼs Christmas With Bells On 22:00 Home For The Holidays 23:05 Black Mirror: 15 Million Merits 12:25 Random Acts

Five 6.50 Peppa Pig 6.55 Castle Farm 7.00 Little Princess 7.10 The Mr. Men Show 7.25 Milkshake! Music Box 7.30 Thomas & Friends 7.45 Noddy in Toyland 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.25 Peppa Pig 8.35 Roary the Racing Car 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas 9.00 Ben and Hollyʼs Little Kingdom 9.10 Bert and Ernieʼs Great Adventures 9.15 The Mr. Men Show 9.25 Hanaʼs Helpline 9.40 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 9.50 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 10.00 Thundercats 10.35 Meerkat Manor 11.05 Ice Road Truckers 12.05 The Gadget Show 1.05 5 News Lunchtime 1.10 Animal Rescue Squad 1.25 Film: The Christmas List 3.10 Film: Crazy for Christmas 5.00 5 News at 5 5.30 Top 20 Soap Moments 6.00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 6.55 Film: Plutoʼs Sweater 7.00 Worldʼs Strongest Man 2011: Qualifiers 1 8.00 Monster Moves 9.00 CSI: Miami 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10.55 CSI: Miami 11.55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12.50 SuperCasino


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Pressure is mounting on government bodies to reduce costs in the pub and hospitality industry as the squeeze on the public’s purse grows tighter. The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has focussed on the unique opportunities presented by the 2012 Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee as its platform for lobbying the support of members in its campaign for cut in VAT to 5%. The BHA is asking members to take an on-line survey, the results of which will be used in future campaigning. The group also wants them to register their support for the campaign via email to the BHA. The letter says: “We believe a reduction in the rate of VAT to 5% for hotel accommodation, entry to attractions and on meals out of

home is the best way Government can help us grow. From January we will be stepping up our efforts to make the case to Government focusing on the lasting legacy a VAT cut would bring through new jobs and increased international competitiveness. “We have already brought together a strong coalition of partners led by the BHA, including the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers & Attractions, the Federation of Small Business and the Tourism Alliance. “We have the economic evidence which shows that a reduction in would create thousands of new jobs and drive investment in the UK. “And we have begun a series of positive discussion with HM Treasury officials who are

interested to hear more about the contribution our industry could make to the economy. But we will need your help and support to make this campaign a success.” Meanwhile on a positive note, the SIA has cut the price of licensing by over 10%, despite the fact that prices had previously been frozen since 2007. From 1 January 2012, licences for individual doorstaff will be reduced from £245 to £220. The reduction applies to both new applicants and those renewing existing licences. Doorstaff applying for a discounted second licence after this date will pay 50% of the reduced fee. Current fee levels have been held since 2007 and the SIA claims it has reduced the costs further as a result of both Government

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austerity measures and continuing improvements to working practices. SIA Chairman Ruth Henig said: “We are very aware of the challenges faced by both businesses and licensed individuals in this difficult climate. “We are committed to driving down costs in the new regime and this is the first step in that process.”

Home Office minister Lynne Featherstone said: “The Government has set a clear challenge to all its agencies and other bodies to ensure they are proving the best possible value for money. “So I have been very impressed to hear how the SIA has been working to improve its practices and processes to ensure that they are as efficient as possible.”

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Having a club function room for hire provides a service for members as well as bringing in additional money. Even if the room is free for members, the club gains through money being put behind the bar. Most decent sized club, and even the smaller ones, have a function room. This was even more so the case after the extensive refurbishments undertook by many clubs back in the heyday of the 1960s and 70s when some luxurious looking rooms RADIO NIGHTINGALE MAGIC AM became available. At that time, it by Mel Jaques by Trevor Thomas seemed that the good times would We were treated to a fabulous Well, as preparations for the big continue to roll and there was evening of music this week always demand for extra space for day continue we have a couple at the Rotherham Schools wedding receptions, 21st birthday Music Service Christmas of big events happening in the Concert which took place at the next fortnight and the first takes parties and post-funeral wakes Rotherham Minster on Saturday place on Friday. To raise money for deceased members. When evening. my father died, we didn’t think for needy children in South The concert was opened by Rev Yorkshire we are auctioning off twice about where to celebrate Canon David Bliss, Vicar of his life and send him on his way: lots of wonderful prizes in our Rotherham at the Minster with a special ’12 Hours of Christmas’ it had to be the ‘little lounge’ in reading and prayer. Then after the club across the street where auction. a carol it was straight into the performances, first from the Items going under the hammer he had spent the best part of his Rotherham Youth Orchestra. The include concert tickets, a chance leisure time for over 50 years. He choirs taking part this year were to go to the Britain’s Got wouldn’t have wanted it anywhere Anston Hillcrest Primary School Talent final with full travel and else. We had my mother’s 80th and the Wickersley Community accommodation, breaks and Birthday party in the concert room Choir. holidays away, or what about a in that same Coventry club. She The highlight of the show for us signed Status Quo guitar? and dad and most of our family was the solo by Lindsey James, a You could also join us on the member of the Rotherham Youth had spent a lot of our time in that Orchestra. Lindsey put aside her sunshine isle of Bermuda, go room enjoying ourselves. When cello to sing Ave Maria with the behind the scenes at Emmerdale mum passed away, we were Orchestra. and enjoy The Beatles Experience back in the little lounge after her The service in aid of the with all the family. You’ll also get funeral. It seemed the natural Macmillan Cancer Support to do the Magical Mystery Tour. place to choose. Some clubs hire Centenary Year Appeal, and Simply tune in Friday and feel sponsored by the Rotherham out any room outside of the peak free to bid. All money raised goes hours when they are needed for Advertiser, was a complete sell to our Cash For Kids Christmas out. bingo and concerts. There may We recorded this concert and it Appeal and the fun starts 8am with be catering facilities available will be broadcast for the patients Dave Lee Travis and Dangerous as well which can be convenient of the Rotherham General Hospital Dan and goes through for a full and prices very reasonable. Club to enjoy on Friday 23rd December 12 hours. function rooms are local and as part of our special Christmas If that’s not enough, next Thursday programmes. We’ll be recording the staff usually known to the I’ll be inviting you to a special the Carols by Candlelight service members. Some function rooms charity screening of the classic from the Minster next week to were purpose-built rather than festive movie ‘It’s a Wonderful add into our special Christmas used on a daily basis. This leaves schedule for those who have to Life’ at Sheffield’s Showroom remain in hospital over the festive Cinema. For just a small donation them often empty during the week which is now a big problem and period. we’ll treat you to a tea or coffee Audio clips from the performance and a mince pie and you’ll get to club committees need to think of are available on our website www. other uses that they could be put to see the fi lm for free. radionightingale.org.uk Full details on both events on our during the quiet times. This may Don’t forget to enter this weeks lead to non-members coming in website magicam.co.uk, or just Great Christmas Giveaway at but some may then wish to join the tune in! www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ club. Clubs have American line radionightingale dancing going on, salsa and zumba Radio Nightingale broadcasts and plenty of other activities. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week The activities maybe on offer for for the patients and staff of the members and non-members but Rotherham General Hospital on having something going on in 945 &1350mw and Hospedia. For the club surely helps to promote more information about the station its presence in the community. visit www.radionightingale.org.uk If you are planning some sort Current volunteer vacancies: of celebration or other social • Fundraiser gathering, don’t forget to think • Saturday sports show presenter about your local club’s function • Football commentator room. I’m sure it’s available now and you are helping to keep the Contact us on 01709 304244 for clubs going by using them more. more information on volunteering.

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Sunday 18th December

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Sunday 18th December

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WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

DJ JON

THURSDAY

DARTS LEAGUE Come & Join Our League SING A LONG With Bill & Pete, Singers Welcome FULL SIZE SNOOKER & POOL TABLE SUPERB FUNCTION ROOM Air Conditioned, Private Bar, Seats 150, Catering, Live DJ - For Any Occasion Saturday 17th December

KARAOKE DISCO & BUFFET

Colin and staff welcome you to . . .

Sunday 18th December

WEDNESDAY

ALL WELCOME

Richmond Park Road - Handsworth - Sheffield Telephone: 0114 2430958 /0114 2442978

DJ GARY’S KARAOKE

TUESDAY

POKER NIGHT Private League & Cash Games POOL LEAGUE New Members Wanted

THE ANGLERS REST

DJ AIDE

BINGO MONDAY Cash Prizes DANCING WITH RAY Line Dancing & Sequence Dancing with Tuition Spot Waltz with Prizes

70s Glam Rockers

PANTOMIME JACK7:30PM & THE BEANSTALK - £2 PER TICKET

THE BLACK BULL

UNDER NEW BAR MANAGEMENT

E3

MONDAY

FOR A GALLON OF BEER + BINGO TUESDAY

POKER NIGHT

£10 ENTRY - ALL MONEY PAID OUT WEDNESDAY

DANCE NIGHT & BINGO

MODERN SEQUENCE, BALLROOM, LATIN AMERICAN

AIR CONDITIONED - EXTERNAL SMOKING AREA

FOR THAT SPECIAL OCCASION UP TO 100 PEOPLE WEDDING RECEPTIONS, PRIVATE PARTIES, FUNERALS WITH DISCRETION, BUSINESS MEETINGS & CONFERENCES RING 0114 244 2134 FOR DETAILS

Every Friday - QUIZ & BINGO

in the CONCERT ROOM + PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT

Every Monday - BINGO & QUIZ in the Lounge Every Thursday - LADIES BINGO NIGHT - CASH PRIZES

Sunday 18th December

THURSDAY

PAUL DAVID

SUNDAY

Saturday 24th December

DOMINO KNOCK OUT BINGO/ OPEN THE BOX FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER

DISCO KARAOKE

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER

JACQUI

JON DEAN

NORTHERN SOUL NIGHTS SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER

MEMBERS & AFFILIATED FRIENDS MOST WELCOME


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Tel: 0114 285 1118 - www.bradfieldbrewery.co.uk E4 Handsworth Social Club

13 Hall Road, Sheffield 0114 269 3019

FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER

GRAHAM’S FAMILY FUN NIGHT

-

Friday 16th December

RUBY RUBY

Saturday 17th December

READY STEADY SHOW

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER

Sunday 18th December

SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER - 8:30PM

CHRISTMAS STARS IN THEIR EYES SHOW

20 ACTS ALL PERFORMING AS THEIR FAVOURITE SINGERS - GREAT FUN!

WED28TH DECEMBER 12NOON - 3PM

FIRTH BROWN’S REUNION

EVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY QUIZ NIGHT IN THE LOUNGE WITH SEAN 5 Number Bingo, Spin The Wheel

EVERY WEDNESDAY SENIOR CITIZENS LUNCH

12 NOON - WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, BINGO, SANDWICHES ETC FREE FUNCTION ROOM FOR HIRE

Chaucer Family Social Club

SERVING THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

Chaucer Close, Off Halifax Road S5 9QE Tel: 07832 903471 CHRISTMAS PARTIES, PRIVATE PARTIES ETC FREE FUNCTION ROOM SEATS UPTO 100 PEOPLE FULL CATERING SAT 17TH DECEMBER

FANTASTIC GIRL DUO

G STRING

WED 21STDECEMBER

KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY WED EVENING WITH SANTA ALL WELCOME

CHRISTMAS EVE

EXTRAVAGANZA NEW DAWN KARAOKE OPEN ALL DAY SAT& SUN

JOHN SMITHS £2 PER PINT

For Enquiries and More Information please call Simon on

07832 903471

LOUIE STEVENS BINGO EVERY NIGHT EXCEPT MONDAY & WEDNESDAY - 9:15pm Start EVERY WEDNESDAY BALLROOM DANCING WITH TUITION

Monday

Pool Night - New Members Welcome

Wednesday

Poker Night - 8:30pm Start

1st & 3rd Friday of Every Month

LITTLE ANT L.A. KARAOKE 2nd & 4th Friday of Every Month

NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER

SAMMY GAYLE

BOUNDARY ACADEMY

NOW OPEN AT JORDANTHORPE PARKWAY, S8 8BU! Christmas Eve - RACHEL RAYNOR LIVE T Boxing Day - LYNNE JORDAN ENTERTAINMYEN R E V E New Year’s Eve - DEBBIE RAY Y SATURDA PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB NEW MEMBERS WELCOME - JUST COME IN AND JOIN!!! INSTANT MEMBERSHIP

£2.50 A PINT

£2.30 A PINT

• NEWLY REFURBISHED FULL SIZE SNOOKER TABLE • FAMILIES WELCOME • CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA • DISCO’S • LARGE FREE CAR PARK • ROOM HIRE • THREE FOOTBALL PITCHES FOR HIRE • ASK ABOUT OUR LOW RATE!

TEL: 07957 975032 LANE WMC SOUTHEY BELLHOUSE ROAD WMC 45SHEFFIELD Hatfield House Lane, Sheffield S5 6HU

470 Bellhouse Road - Shiregreen - 0114 245 6153

YOUR BEST LOCAL Friday 16th December

RODGER STEELER DEEP Friday 23rd December

Christmas Eve- FUN PARTY DUO

www.bellhousewmc.co.uk

The Fox

Robin Lane, Beighton, Sheffield 0114 247 9613

NEW ROOM SHOWING

NEW 3/4 SNOOKER TABLE

We are next to St Cecilia’s Church

Old Crown Inn

137 London Road, Sheffield S2 4LE, Tel: 0114 2550 163

5 NUMBER BINGO, OPEN THE BOX £750 - 10 KEYS

SUE & PAUL’S KARAOKE

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Gemma and Mike Welcome You To...

ON TWO DIGITAL SCREENS NEW MENU & CHRISTMAS FAYRE BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS NOW

Thursday QUIZ & IRISH BINGO BEER VOUCHER PRIZES FREE REFRESHMENTS

FOOD SERVED ALL DAY

FIND US ON FACEBOOK SEARCH FOR BOUNDARY ACADEMY

0114 2457 806

Fully Air-Conditioned Concert Room & Lounge

Friday 16th December

ADRENALIZE Saturday 17th December DECADE Sunday 18th December

SEASIDE RENDEZVOUS Monday 19th December

SOCIAL CLUB

Southey Green Road, Sheffield, S5 7QQ

TEL: 0114 2325768 / 0114 2311101

Thursday 15th December

DARREN YORKE

Saturday 17th December

RED

Sunday 18th December

POPAGANDA

CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY WITH RUSSELL KING (CHILDRENS ENTERTAINER)

Thursday 22nd December

DAVID JAMES

Saturday 24th December

Tuesday 20th December Friday 23rd December

CARLO PAUL SANTANA

SUNDAY LUNCH TIMES & TUESDAY NIGHTS

MONDAY AFTERNOONS

Sequence & Modern Dancing

WEDNESDAYS from 8pm Start All are welcome in the Concert Room Sequence & Modern Dancing

BINGO EVERY NIGHT WE ARE HOLDING OUR BEER PRICES CHILDREN ARE WELCOME IN THE CONCERT ROOM ON SUNDAY LUNCH TIMES & TUESDAY NIGHTS

JON ALEX

SEASIDE RENDEZVOUS

Sunday 25th December

SECOND JOURNEY

Frequent bus service routes: 20,97, 98, 33, & 83 (to & from the club)

FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED


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Sponsored by

BRADFIELD BREWERY

Quality Real Ales brewed using the Finest Malts, Traditional Hops and Natural Spring Water

Roy & Libby Welcome You To...

THE WHITE HORSE 104 Halifax Rd, Wadsley Bridge S6 1LH - Tel: 0114 2854118

Wednesday Night Drinks Offers

John Smiths £2.20, Carling £2.50, Strongbow £2.50, Magners £2.50

ENTERTAINERS WANTED FOR FUTURE FRIDAY NIGHTS

Friday Night Artists December 16th

RAWMARSH TRADES EAST DENE & LABOUR CLUB SOCIAL CLUB LTD DONCASTER RD, ROTHERHAM TEL: 01709 363323 THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER

WAYNE SAMUELS Top Male Vocalist

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER

SLITHER

Top Act with Excellent Girl Vocalist

PAUL BARRY

SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Disco / Karaoke with DJ Coops

MONDAY & WEDNESDAY

Delicious Sunday Roast - Eat In, Take Out & Delivery

TUESDAY

Every Saturday from 7:30pm

Function Room For Hire - Free of Charge

Fairway Inn

MEMBERS & AFFILIATED MEMBERS ONLY SNACK BAR OPEN SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS

TICKET ONLY, LIMITED SPACES (8PM - 1AM) 14 yrs + (£15) 6 yrs to 13yrs (£6.50) 0 to 5yrs Free Entry (Ticket still required)

SAT 17TH DEC CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

TUES 10TH JAN SING-A-LONG WITH ANGIE

(2PM - 4:30PM) Tickets Only £5 Each Age 0 to 12 yrs, Limited Space - Ticket Only

An Old Time Sing-a-long 20% Discount - Ask For Details

THURS 29TH DEC - 7:30PM

FRI 17TH FEB

THE MOODE 60s - 70s Band

We do hope you can join us, for any more information please contact Kim, Phil or a member of the team.

FOOD OFFERS CARVERY - £3.99 (MONDAY TO SATURDAY), £5.99 (SUNDAY) CURRY NIGHT £5.99 INC. A DRINK (WED), GRILL NIGHT £5.75 INC. A DRINK (THURS)

The Stag

40 Market Square, Woodhouse S13 7JX

TEL: 0114 2889288

Come and Try Our Fabulous

CARVERY

12noon - 2pm & 5pm - 7pm Monday to Friday & Sunday

EVERY TUESDAY JIMMY JONES QUIZAOKE EVERY FRIDAY NORTHERN SOUL WITH FAT PIGGY EVERY SATURDAY BARRY’S KARAOKE SHOW EVERY THURSDAY & SUNDAY POKER NIGHT - CALL FOR DETAILS

ALL WELCOME

It all happens at The Stag!!

Whiteley Avenue, Monkwood Estate, Rawmarsh, Rotherham, S62 7QS Tel: 01709 522825

Saturday 17th December

ICON

Sunday 18th December

SAUL

FROM AUGUST THE 3RD & EVERY WEDNESDAY TO FOLLOW - AUCTION NIGHT

ALBION ROAD 29 Albion Road - Rotherham Centre Tel: 01709 512545

Top Weekend Entertainment Friday 16th December

COYOTE Traditional Home Cooked Food SIROCCO JON ALEX DARREN YORKE Saturday 17th December

Sunday 18th December

Tuesday 20th December

COACH PARTIES ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Come & Join us for our CHRISTMAS FAYRE until Saturday 7th January 2012

Tracey & Barry Welcome You To....

QUIZ

In the Old Lounge 9:30 Start

SOUL NIGHT

SAT 31ST DEC - NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Top Vocalist - Professional Free Entry

Top 5 Piece Live Group

7:30 Onwards, Bar Until 11:15pm

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

JON ALEX

TYTANIA

FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER

9 Birley Lane, Sheffield, S12 3BP Tel: 0114 2653692

E5

Swinton Victoria Club Station Street • Swinton • S64 8PU Telephone: 01709 582 329

FREE ENTRY - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Zumba Classes

Every Tue, Wed, Thurs 7-8pm Only £3 per person

Friday 23rd December

SARAH CAVE

LADY GAGA TRIBUTE ACT

Boxing Day - 1PM to 4PM

KIDS PARTY

Boxing Day - Evening

CONNECTIONS Male Duo New Year’s Eve

DISCO & ENTERTAINMENT First Saturday of Every Month

DJ BIG BIRD EVERY WEEKEND

SILVERWOOD GREASBROUGH MINERS WELFARE

WMC

Church Street, Greasbrough, Rotherham

Doncaster Road, Dalton, Rotherham, S65 3ET

CHILDREN ALLOWED ON WEDNESDAYS BUT NO CHILDREN ALLOWED ON SATURDAYS

FRI 16TH DECEMBER

01709 551117

Wednesday 14th December

BIG STEVE & THE HEADLINERS Saturday 17th December

THE TRUTH BAND Sunday 18th December

SECOND JOURNEY Wednesday 21st December

SLITHER

THE IMPERIAL CLIFF STREET • MEXBOROUGH • S64 9HU

HAND CRAFTED REAL ALES

FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER COME & GIVE US A SONG!

KARAOKE NIGHT SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER FANCY A GOOD LAUGH?

JACK E DAY

TOP COMEDIAN VOCALIST SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER THE RETURN OF THE AMAZING

THE BRASS PLAYERS

DONʼT MISS THE LAST BAND OF 2011 WEDNESDAY 21ST DECEMBER

BUSKERS NIGHT

WITH THIS WEEKʼS HOST KEITH SENIOR CHRISTMAS EVE - CELEBRATE WITH US!

THE ICONETTES

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - PLUS DISCO

NEW YEARʼS EVE TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

OPEN ALL DAY SAT & SUN SUNDAY CARVERY 12 - 3PM £4.95 TELEPHONE 07712 200 382

BATTLE OF THE BANDS

CHICAGO INNOCENCE EAST STREET £4 PER TICKET OR £4.50 ON THE DOOR

OPEN OVER CHRISTMAS & THE NEW YEAR TEL: 01709 854074 BIRDWELL CLUB/VENUE Sheffield Road, Birdwell, Barnsley

01226 742377

www.birdwellvenue.com

EVERY FRIDAY

LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Saturday 17th December

DR FEELGOOD ORIGINAL BAND - TICKETS £10

Sunday 18th December

LIVEWIRE TICKETS £9

Tuesday 27th December

LIMEHOUSE LIZZY TICKETS £9


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Sponsored by

BRADFIELD BREWERY

Quality Real Ales brewed using the Finest Malts, Traditional Hops and Natural Spring Water

MOOR MW BRIMINGTON MASTIN TEL: 01246 472547 SOCIAL CLUB

EVERY MONDAY Quiz & Bingo TUESDAY - STAR TIME SPECIAL See Our Other Advert for Details

EVERY THURSDAY Dancing with Resident Organist EVERY FRIDAY Bingo + Open The Box SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER - Live Entertainment

CAT’S EYES JENSEN

SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER - Live Entertainment

POOL & DARTS AVAILABLE EVERY NIGHT

HIGH STREET, BRIMINGTON, CHESTERFIELD - 01246 233700 For Extra Information please Try our website

www.brimingtonsocialclub.co.uk

The Dusty Miller Sheffield Road, Barlborough, S43 4TW Near Chesterfield (2 mins off jct 30, M1)

Tel: 01246 810 507

Friday 16th December

HARLEM NIGHTS MOTOWN TRIBUTE NIGHT Saturday 17th December

ROD STEWART TRIBUTE

Friday 23rd December

ROBBIE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE NIGHT Saturday 24th December

KARAOKE WITH SID 2 COURSE CARVERY £10 Every Wednesday

ROCK N ROLL NIGHT

WITH ROBINSON JAM (PAST MASTERS) FREE ENTRY & DRINKS OFFERS CARVERY FROM £4.60, FOOD SERVED ALL DAY

CASK ALES NOW BEING SERVED

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RENISHAW ROAD, MASTIN MOOR, CHESTERFIELD

Saturday 17th December

LEESA

LINE DANCING EVERY THURSDAY Doors 7:30pm WITH TUITION FROM JEAN & TERRY

AUCTION EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT 6:30PM LOTTING STARTS - 12NOON

NEWBOLD WMC

Thirlmere Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8EJ

Saturday 17th December

Maureen Welcomes You To

THE RED LION Real Ale & Mild Beer

Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield - 01246 450 770

Saturday 17th December

RAY DAVID

Saturday 24th December

MANDY GEE

E6

OLD WHITTINGTON MINERS SOCIAL CLUB

Station Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield Tel: 01246 451961

Every Monday - 6PM to 7PM ZUMBA 7:30PM SKIP TRICKS WITH TUITION BINGO EVERY NIGHT

Every Wednesday - AUCTION

LOTTING 12 NOON - AUCTION STARTS 7PM Followed by BINGO - 9:30pm start

BIKERS WELCOME

Every Thursday - DISCO KARAOKE

SAT 17TH DEC NIKKI ROGERS SUN 18TH DEC TERRANCE MARTIN WED 21ST DEC SENIOR CITIZEN’S PARTY RICKY GRAHAM FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE

DEVIOUS Sunday 18th December CASEY CADENZA

RENISHAW M.W.

CLUB CHESTERFIELD

Saturday 17th December

For Details Contact N.M.W.C on 01246 278849

Chester Street, Chesterfield T: 01246 234200

Saturday 17th December

138 Main Road, Renishaw S31 9UW - Tel: 01246 434 157

EVERY THURSDAY COUNTRY & WESTERN

Thursday 15th December

CHRIS RADDINGS ICE - FANTASTIC 4 PIECE

STEVIE JAMES KATRICE

Thursday 22nd December

TRAVIS LOGAN

Saturday 24th December

Sunday 18th December

Tuesday Night Auction - 7pm - Finish

Bingo Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Large Function Room For Hire Holds 250 People Available for Weddings, Birthdays, Parties etc.

TIGER FEET

We Show

AIR CONDITIONING

&

TO ADVERTISE YOUR VENUE PLEASE CALL 0114 276 3633

THESE ARE YOUR CLUBS WHEATLEY W.M.C - USE ʻEM OR LOSE ʻEM JOIN NOW GREAT NIGHTS OUT – Morley Road, Doncaster DN1 2TN Tel: 01302 360984

ONE OF THE VERY BESTAROUND FOR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ALL SKY SPORTS FREE POOL ALL DAY EVERY DAY FREE FUNCTION ROOM HIRE

AND ALWAYS THE GREATEST VALUE AROUND! NEW MEMBERS WELCOME POLITE REMINDER – DONʼT FORGET YOUR SUBS ARE DUE SOON! CALLING ALL CLUBS...

TIGER FEET

RENISHAW MW SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! APPLY NOW AT

ARMTHORPE CORONATION CLUB

SAT TV - ALL PREMIERSHIP GAMES EVERY WEEK! LIVE ACTS EVERY SAT & SUN CASH PRIZE BINGO EVERY WED COME & VISIT US AT

Tranmoor Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster Tel: 01302 831393

WOODFIELD SOCIAL CLUB 91 Woodfield Rd, Doncaster , DN4 8HN Tel: 01302 853446

www.woodfieldclub.co.uk

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME ONLY £3 FOR THE YEAR!! Polite Reminder

ALL MEMBERS MUST RENEW BY JAN 1ST 2012

If you are looking to recruit new members call our sales team on 0114 276 3633


Doncaster Club Listings

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Sponsored by

BRADFIELD BREWERY

DONCASTER TRADES South Mall, Frenchgate Centre, Doncaster FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER (AFTERNOON 1PM - 4PM)

TREVOR COOPER

Quality Real Ales brewed using the Finest Malts, Traditional Hops and Natural Spring Water

CARCROFT VILLAGE WMC

CHESTNUT AVENUE, CARCROFT, DN6 8AG. TEL: (01302) 722520 Friday 16th December

Friday 23rd December

(Modern Male Vocal) Saturday 17th December

(Male Vocal Entertainer) Saturday 24th December

(Excellent 2 Guy Duo ft Bass Guitar & Drums)

(4 Piece Pop/Rock Band)

Sunday 18th December

Sunday 25th December

(Superb Rocky North East Band)

(Excellent Male Vocal Entertainer)

Tuesday 20th December

Monday 26th December

(Classy Guitar Vocalist Ex Casuals)

(Excellent 4 Piece Band)

SAUL

COUNTRY & WESTERN

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER (EVENING ENTERTAINMENT)

RICHIE TAYLOR MALE VOCALIST

TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER (AFTERNOON 2PM - 5PM)

TRADES DOUBLE HEADER ROADHOUSE & DARREN YORKE CHRISTMAS EVE (EVENING ENTERTAINMENT)

FREE & EASY PLUS KARAOKE Tel: 01302 326313

www.doncastertrades.co.uk

FLETCH

METROPOLIS INFINITY

FRIDAY 23TH DECEMBER (AFTERNOON 1PM - 4PM)

FREE & EASY

E7

DAVE LLOYD

COAST

CRAIG DEEGAN APHRODITE

ASKERN SPA CLUB

ARMTHORPE CORONATION CLUB

Moss Road, Askern, Doncaster - Tel: 07950 980268

Forthcoming Entertainment

Tranmoor Lane, Armthorpe, Doncaster Tel: 01302 831393 Saturday 17th December

Friday 16th December - Not To Be Missed

STEELER

LADIES NIGHT

STAR YORKS BAND WITH GIRL

Tickets on sale now - behind the bar

Sunday 18th December

Saturday 17th December - BOY/GIRL DUO

LIANNE KING

SECRET

EXCELLENT YOUNG FEMALE VOCAL

Christmas Eve

Friday 23rd December

POP ZOO

NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN WITH TOP DJ MARK TAYLOR

Boxing Day

Saturday 24th December

A.K.A

STEELER ARMTHORPE CORONATION CLUB

TOP BOY DUO

Every Wednesday - BINGO with ALL CASH PRIZES! Last Friday of Every Month NORTHERN SOUL & MOTOWN

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER

CAUGHT OFF GUARD

SKY TV NOW SHOWING FREE FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE Call Paul on 07950 980268 for info

AUCTION EVERY WEDNESDAY START TIME 7PM

W.M.C YORK BAR WMC WHEATLEY HOTEL WHEATLEY Morley Road, Doncaster DN1 2TN Tel: 01302 360984 York Road - Doncaster 01302 783393

Every Tuesday is BINGO NIGHT! Saturday 17th December

HOT PROPERTY EXCELLENT BOY GIRL DUO

DONCASTER PUBLIC HOUSE/GUEST HOUSE

SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER - GIRL FRONTED MALE TRIO

Tel: 01302 364092 Fax: 01302 328176 Email: enquiries@thewheatleyhotel.co.uk Web: www.thewheatleyhotel.co.uk

SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER - MALE VOCALIST

Thorne Road, Wheatley, Doncaster DN2 5DR

TAVARES & SHAWMAR ETC CHRISTMAS EVE - GIRL/BOY DUO

FEVER

KNOCKOUT VOCALIST

Boxing Day

STEVE RICHARDS TOP MALE VOCALIST

CURTIS COLLINS

MIRROR BALL & BOOGIE

SAMMY BECK DAVEY NICHOLLS TOP MALE VOCALIST

AUDIOSCOPE

TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER - CLASSIC 70s DISCO

Sunday 18th December

Christmas Eve

ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL Fri 16th December

POPAGANDA

Fri 23rd December

KARAOKE

Christmas Eve

KARAOKE

Sundays - GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ plus Play Your Cards Right - Beer Tickets & Cash Prizes

FANCY A BREAKFAST? - Served 7am - 12 noon Everyone Welcome - Small £3.00 - Large £4.00 inc. Tea/Coffee 5 MINS FROM RACECOURSE BED & BREAKFAST ONLY £25pppn

FUNCTION ROOM AVAILABLE - LOW RATES

TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER - MALE VOCALIST

TONY BERNO

NEW YEAR’S EVE - GROUP

WARRIOR

FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

MOTOWN & NORTHERN SOUL

DJ SNOWY & GUESTS - FREE ADMISSION, 8PM TO MIDNIGHT

ALL SKY SPORTS SHOWN FREE POOL ALL DAY EVERY DAY FUNCTION ROOM FREE HIRE • NOW ACCEPTING MEMBERS


Doncaster Club Listings

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Tel: 0114 285 1118 - www.bradfieldbrewery.co.uk E8

DUNSCROFT

Skellow Grange

The Burghwallis SOCIAL CLUB Famous for Our Carvery Live Entertainment Every Fri, Sat & Sun

Wednesday 14th December

SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY BONNIE X FACTOR FINALIST

Friday 16th December

LYNZI DEE

GIRL VOCALIST Saturday 17th December

NIGHT TO REMEMBER TRIO

People travel miles to visit this welcoming and friendly but luxuriously appointed hostelry.

FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER

FRESH HOME-COOKED MEALS

CURTIS LEE

created with locally sourced meat and veg.

The Burghwallis Carvery is only £4:50 Mon – Sat and £6:95 on Sunday (£3:95 for children’s meals) Fabulous Fish Fridays only £4:99 (also served weekdays if required) Food Served Monday to Saturday 12-2pm & 5-8pm Sunday 12-5pm

SINGER IN THE LOUNGE SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER

NARNIA

ADULTS £2 KIDS £1 6.30 - 9 PM SUNDAY 18th DECEMBER

Sunday 18th December

FORTHCOMING EVENTS ...

VOCAL ENTERTAINER

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS LUNCH

MATTHEW ADDISON TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO THURSDAY NIGHT FAMILY DISCO NIGHT SKY TV FUNCTION ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE Parties • Weddings • Funerals etc Up to 180 people

TEL: 01302 845 637

200 Station Rd, Dunscroft, Doncaster DN7 4JR

Working Men’s Club & Institute

KARAOKE

Wednesday 14th December

FRIDAY 23rd DECEMBER

Monday 26th December BOXING DAY JOSHUA (Male Vocalist In The Lounge)

LIANNE KING

We Are Now Taking Bookings For Our NEW CHRISTMAS MENU

SINGER IN THE LOUNGE

3 Courses, Coffee & Mints - Adults £15.99, Children & OAPs £7.50 Available from the 23rd November to the 3rd of January

CHRISTMAS EVE

FANTASTIC FOR FUNCTIONS - ALL EVENTS CATERED FOR BOOK NOW FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE DISCO & BUFFET! How to find us: The Burghwallis is to be found in the ancient and picturesque village of the same name, just off the A1M near Doncaster.

Address: Scorcher Hills Lane, Burghwallis, Doncaster DN6 9JT Tel: 01302 723 398 - Also on Facebook.

WOODFIELD SOCIAL CLUB

BACK TO FUTURE Skellow Road, Doncaster DN6 8JL Tel: 01302 338304

www.skellowgrange.com

BENTLEY WEST END SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB

91 Woodfield Rd, Doncaster , DN4 8HN Tel: 01302 853446

Cusworth Road, Doncaster DN5 9RF Tel: 01302 876340

SATURDAY 24TH DECEMBER

DEJA VU 2 (Duo) SATURDAY 31ST DECEMBER

NITESHIFT (Duo) EVERY MONDAY Quiz Night & Play Your Cards Right EVERY TUESDAY Ladies Night Chair Dancing/ Burlesque EVERY WEDNESDAY Poker Night - Members Only EVERY FRIDAY & SUNDAY Bingo & Play Your Cards Right LAST SATURDAY IN EVERY MONTH Karaoke

www.woodfieldclub.co.uk Membership Available Anytime

Saturday 17th December

Sunday 18th December

LEIGH TETLEY ACTIVE EDGE Boxing Day

SOUL PROVIDERS Don’t forget our £1 draw on Sunday Nights Every Wednesday:

COUNTRY & WESTERN

With The Dalton Johns Band & Guests

Boxing Day

STONEHEART

128 Askern Rd, Bentley Tel: 01302 873201

EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

COUNTRY NIGHT & BINGO

EVERY MONDAY 11:30 AM - 3PM

DANCING, SEQUENCE, OLD TIME, MODERN

Wednesday 14th December

PETE JONES

FRI 16th DECEMBER

CRAZY DAYE

Friday 16th December

CAROLANN B

FRI 23rd DECEMBER

EPIC

Wednesday 21st December

SAT 24th DECEMBER

KEN DURRANS

BIG BEAT

Friday 23rd December

MON 26th DECEMBER

Westminster Crescent, Intake, Doncaster DN2 6HU Info: 812103

STONE IDOLS GREAT ROCK BAND

TOP ROCK BAND

ROSTHOLME BARNBY DUN SOCIAL CLUB SOCIAL CLUB

MONDAY - BINGO NIGHT TUESDAY - AUCTION NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY - DANCE NIGHT (SEQUENCE, OLD TIME, MODERN 8PM - 11PM)

WARRIOR

Christmas Eve

Every Monday: BINGO

WESTMINSTER RECREATIONAL CLUB

FRI 30th DECEMBER

WARRIOR

LOCAL ROCK BAND

Sun 18th DIONNE ANDRE December ABSOLUTE EIGHTIES

Christmas Eve

Live Entertainment at

AGENDA

Sat 17th December

UNTOUCHED

STONE IDOLS BENTLEY WEST END CHRISTMAS EVE

BRIAN GIBSON EVERY TUESDAY (VIEWING FROM 3:30PM)

AUCTION - 6:30PM EVERY THURSDAY

SEQUENCE DANCING TOA LIVE BAND

60s/70s KARAOKE DISCO CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Wednesday 14th December

MARTY LEE Male Vocalist

Saturday 17th December

CLEAR CUT Country & Western Duo

Wednesday 21st December

BJMaleWHITE Vocalist Christmas Eve

ANDREW PASHLEY Male Vocalist Wednesday 28th December

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PREVIEW: THE MACCABEES by KT Evans

It would most probably be the biggest understatement in the history of understatements to say that Sheffield metal core four piece Bring Me The Horizon know how to put on a decent show. It would also be a terrific understatement to say that the screamers are masters at working the audience to their advantage…and if we’re going to be talking in understatements, it would also be grossly undersold to explain BMTH as a pretty awesome band. Hell, if their performance at Manchester Central on 7th December is anything to go by, Bring Me The Horizon could quite easy snap the position as best live UK band on the current rock scene…big words? Although somewhat falling under the radar in terms of celebratory bands by the Sheffield general public (it seems however that they are absolutely huge everywhere else) Bring Me the Horizon are down and out famed for putting on gigs not easy to erase from memory. With 7th December by no means opposing this, it has become almost habitual for a broken limbed / black eyed hardcore kid to emerge victorious from one of BMTH’s notorious mosh pits. Sharing the headline spot and touring the UK and Europe with Machine Head, Bring Me The Horizon stole the show with passion and energy in abundance. Performing tracks off all three of their internationally successful studio albums, front man and lead vocalist Oli Sykes didn’t waver throughout the hour long set, instigating mosh pits, circle pits and colossal walls of death only as a standard measure. Upon the opening riffs of belter ‘Diamonds aren’t forever,’ the crowd were flung into a frenzy of arms, legs and limbs, raising the bar to an almighty high and securing the track as one of the bands most successful. Other numbers ‘It Never Ends’ and ‘Blessed with a Curse’ from the band’s latest album ‘There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven Let’s Keep It A Secret’ also saw band and audience alike let loose, aided by relentless light shows and strobes throughout the set. Arguably one of the bands best live sets to date, Bring me The Horizon are clearly the puppet masters in a huge circus of metal head fans. And if you’ve never seen they play live…why the hell not??! Check out the bands official website www. bringmethehorizon.co.uk or facebook page for tour dates, merch store and online pics.

Injecting some well needed indie rock into the New Year, The Maccabees have announced an extended date to their full UK tour at Sheffield’s Leadmill on 21st January. One not to be missed if you’re down with intricate riffs, catchy melodies and sing-a-long tracks, tickets will no doubt be snapped up very quickly for this upcoming show, so don’t waver at the chance to see one of the UK’s most successful indie bands grace the steel city masses. Formed in 2004, the five piece from London have been touched by both underground as well as commercial success. Having released their first studio album in 2007, ‘Colour It In,’ the album charted at number twenty four in the UK charts and rocketed the band into the scrutiny of the public eye. Failing to buckle under the pressure however, the Maccabees toured the USA with fellow indie / dance pioneers Bloc Party, followed by a full UK sell-out show in October 2007, ending at London’s Roundhouse in Camden town. The groups second studio album, ‘Wall Of Arms’ matched the commercial success of ‘Colour it in,’ peaking at number thirteen in the UK charts with its release on 4th May 2009. Receiving a successful 8/10 from NME Magazine, the album also won Artrocker’s album of the year for 2009, safeguarding The Maccabees as one of indie’s finest product. Inviting Barnsley’s Dodworth Colliery Band to record a brass version of single ‘Can You Give It’ was a B-Side to the single in July 2009, the five piece released three tracks off their album, with ‘Love you Better’ peaking at number thirty six. Not ones to shy away from a festival appearance (but hey, who wouldn’t!) the southern five piece have graced stages across the country since their formation on the indie scene. Regular performers at Reading and Leeds Festival, the band headlined the 2010 Shockwaves NME Tour with the likes of The Drums and The Big Pink along with performing at Offset and Underage Festival in 2008. In recent months, The Maccabees have announced the release date for their third studio album ‘Given To The Wild,’ scheduled for 9th January 2012. With Zane Lowe previewing the band’s first single off the album ‘Pelican’ on Radio 1, fans are to expect something that little more quirky with the release of the next LP. Tickets are still available for The Maccabees when they perform at Sheffield’s Leadmill on 21st January. See www.theleadmill.co.uk for more info.

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6:00 Breakfast 9:15 Rip Off Britain 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Real Rescues 11:30 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 1:00 BBC News at One 1:30 Regional News and Weather 1:40 Only Fools and Horses 2:30 Helicopter Heroes 3:15 Escape to the Country 3:45 Hairy Bikersʼ Best of British 4:30 Flog It! 5:15 Pointless 6:00 BBC News at Six 6:30 Regional News and Weather 7:00 The One Show 7:30 Nigel Slaterʼs Simple Christmas 8:30 The Impressions Show 9:00 The Royle Family 10:00 BBC News at Ten 10:25 Regional News and Weather 10:35 The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 10:45 Match of the Day 12:05 A Question of Sport Christmas Special

6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Who Let the Dogs Out? 7:30 Sam & Markʼs Big Wind Up 8:00 Junior Bake Off 8:30 Deadly 60 9:00 Shaun the Sheep 9:10 Film: Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo 10:50 Lifeline 11:00 The Hairy Bikersʼ Christmas Party 12:00 Restoration Home 1:00 The Weakest Link 1:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 2:30 Film: Mackennaʼs Gold 4:35 Coast 5:15 Antiques Road Trip 6:00 Celebrity Eggheads 6:30 Nigellaʼs Christmas Kitchen 7:00 Christmas University Challenge 7:30 Top of the Pops 2: Christmas Special 9:00 Rick Steinʼs Spanish Christmas 10:00 Ruth Jonesʼ Christmas Cracker 10:40 The Grumpy Guide to Christmas 11:40 QI 12:10 Lifeʼs Too Short

ITV 1 6.00 Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show: 5 Days of Christmas 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30 Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 May the Best House Win 3.00 Midsomer Murders 5.00 Best Dish: The Chefs 6.00 Calendar News 6.30 ITV News & Weather 7.00 Emmerdale 7.30 Downton Abbey: Behind the Drama 8.30 A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards 2011 10.00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 10.35 Michael Buble: Home for Christmas 12.00 Grimefighters

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6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Who Let the Dogs Out? 7:30 Sam & Markʼs Big Wind Up 8:00 Junior Bake Off 8:30 Deadly 60 9:00 Whatʼs New Scooby-Doo? 9:20 Shaun the Sheep 9:30 Film: Herbie Goes Bananas 11:00 Rick Steinʼs Spanish Christmas 12:00 Restoration Home 1:00 The Weakest Link 1:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 2:30 Film: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 4:15 Coast 5:15 Antiques Road Trip 6:00 Celebrity Eggheads 6:30 Great British Railway Journeys 7:00 Nigellaʼs Christmas Kitchen 7:30 Christmas University Challenge 8:00 Lorraineʼs Last Minute Christmas 9:00 Film: The Young Victoria 10:40 The Choir: Military Wives 12:10 Rev

ITV 1 6.00 Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show: 5 Days of Christmas 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30 Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 May the Best House Win 3.00 Midsomer Murders 5.00 Best Dish: The Chefs 6.00 Calendar News 6.30 ITV News & Weather 7.00 Emmerdale 7.30 The Lakes at Christmas 8.00 Emmerdale 8.30 Coronation Street 9.00 Without You 10.00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 10.35 Film: Tomorrow Never Dies 12.45 The Zone

Channel 4 6:10 Sali Mali 6:15 The Hoobs 6:40 The Hoobs 7:05 Freshly Squeezed 7:35 Perfect Couples 7:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 8:25 Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55 Frasier 9:30 Frasier 10:00 The Big Bang Theory 10:30 The Big Bang Theory 11:00 The Simpsons 11:30 The Simpsons 11:55 Film: Honey, I Shrunk The Kids 1:45 Film: The Princess Diaries 4:00 Deal Or No Deal: Deal Panto 5:00 Christmas Coach Trip 5:30 Come Dine With Me 6:00 The Simpsons 6:30 Hollyoaks 7:00 Channel 4 News 7:55 4thought.Tv 8:00 Living With The Amish 9:00 Londonʼs Burning 10:00 Home For The Holidays 11:10 Chris Moylesʼ Quiz Night 11:55 Random Acts 12:00 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Premiere Special

Five 6.50 Peppa Pig 6.55 Castle Farm 7.00 Little Princess 7.10 The Mr. Men Show 7.25 Thomas & Friends 7.45 Noddy in Toyland 8.00 Fifi and the Flowertots 8.15 Peppa Pig 8.25 Peppa Pig 8.35 Roary the Racing Car 8.45 Bananas In Pyjamas 8.55 Ben and Hollyʼs Little Kingdom 9.10 Bert and Ernieʼs Great Adventures 9.15 The Mr. Men Show 9.25 Hanaʼs Helpline 9.35 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 9.50 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 10.00 Thundercats 10.35 Meerkat Manor 11.05 Worldʼs Strongest Man 2011: Qualifiers 2 12.05 Ice Road Truckers 1.10 5 News Lunchtime 1.15 Zoo Days 1.25 Film: Snow 3.15 Film: Twice Upon a Time 5.00 5 News at 5 5.30 Top 20 Soap Moments 6.00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 6.55 Disneyʼs 12 Days of Christmas 7.00 Worldʼs Strongest Man 2011: Qualifiers 3 8.00 Fairground Attractions 9.00 The Mentalist 10.00 Itʼs All About Amy 11.00 Police Interceptors 12.00 SuperCasino

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6:45 Mike the Knight 7:00 Who Let the Dogs Out? 7:30 Sam & Markʼs Big Wind Up 8:00 Junior Bake Off 8:30 Deadly 60 8:55 Whatʼs New Scooby-Doo? 9:20 Film: Pinocchio 11:00 Lorraineʼs Last Minute Christmas 12:00 Restoration Home 1:00 The Weakest Link 1:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 2:30 Film: The Heroes of Telemark 4:35 Coast 5:05 Antiques Road Trip 5:50 Celebrity Eggheads 6:20 Film: Nativity! 8:00 Raymond Blancʼs Christmas Feast 9:00 The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen 10:00 QI 10:30 Film: Tamara Drewe 12:15 The Rob Brydon Show Christmas Special

ITV 1 6.00 Daybreak 8.30 Lorraine 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show: 5 Days of Christmas 10.30 This Morning 11.25 ITV News 11.30 This Morning 12.30 Loose Women 1.30 ITV News & Weather 2.00 May the Best House Win 3.00 Midsomer Murders 5.00 Best Dish: The Chefs 6.00 Calendar News 6.30 ITV News & Weather 7.00 Emmerdale 7.30 Coronation Street 8.00 The Lakes at Christmas 8.30 Coronation Street 9.00 The Jonathan Ross Show 10.15 ITV News at Ten & Weather 10.50 Film: Eyes Wide Shut 1.35 The Zone

Channel 4 6:15 The Treacle People 6:25 The Hoobs 6:50 The Hoobs 7:15 Freshly Squeezed 7:45 Perfect Couples 8:10 Everybody Loves Raymond 8:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 9:05 Frasier 9:40 Frasier 10:10 The Big Bang Theory 10:40 The Big Bang Theory 11:10 The Simpsons 11:40 The Simpsons 12:10 Three Men And A Baby 2:05 Film: Hocus Pocus 4:00 Deal Or No Deal 5:00 Christmas Coach Trip 5:30 Come Dine With Me 6:00 The Simpsons 6:30 Hollyoaks 7:00 Channel 4 News 7:40 4thought.Tv 7:45 Gordonʼs Christmas Cookalong - Get Ready 8:00 Come Dine With Me: Comedians Christmas Special 9:00 8 Out Of 10 Cats Christmas Special 10:00 Home For The Holidays 11:10 The Inbetweeners Top Ten Moments 12:10 The Inbetweeners: The Fashion Show

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7 Day Soapwatch Coronation St Mon: A grieving Tracy takes desperate measures to keep Steve. David suspects a case of sabotage at the salon. Chesney and Gary have some explaining to do. Thurs: Becky is left devastated by Tracyʼs accusation. David plots his revenge. Will Peterʼs mistake cost him dearly? Fri: Katy saves the day at the nativity play but will she be left holding the baby? The pressure mounts on Sophie as the big day approaches. Kylie comforts a desolate Becky. It is a race against time for Katy and Chesney. As Tracyʼs lie spirals out of control, even those closest to Becky begin to doubt her. Sian has some unsettling news for Sophie. Emmerdale Mon: Amy starts to consider keeping her

baby. Adam tries to get his family together for Christmas. Jai shares his worries with Charity. Tues: Val is encouraged to learn that Amy has named the baby. Laurel is troubled by Sandyʼs disapproval. Chas finds Aaronʼs concern for Cain frustrating. Wed: Val tries to reassure Amy that she could cope with being a mum. Ashley is upset to be the subject of gossip. Gennie is worried by Nikhilʼs behaviour. Thurs: Will Ashley go through with the vow renewal? Rhona and Paddy provide a shoulder for Marlon. Jai panics when he hears the police have located Cainʼs car. Ashley takes out his frustrations on Sandy. Paddy tries to stop a desperate Marlon from going to the vow renewal. Jai prepares for the worst. Fri: Charity is desperate to find a way to

help Jai. Amy makes a big decision about Kyle. Ashley struggles to move on. Eastenders Mon: Yusefʼs announcement that he is taking Zainab and Kamil to Pakistan turns Zainabʼs world upside down. With Yusef controlling her every move, Zainab is forced to taake drastic measures, but her actions have huge consequences. It is the day of Ian and Mandyʼs wedding, and while Ian is getting everything ready for the big day, Mandy is having doubts about their future. Will Mandy go through with the wedding? Tues: Zainab fears for her son when Yusef refuses to tell her where Kamil is. Scared about what Yusef will do, Zainab is forced to go along with his lies. Meanwhile, an enraged Masood discovers that Zainab has allowed Kamil to be with someone else and takes matters into his own hands. With

Bianca due home tomorrow, Ricky panics that Mandy may reveal all about the night they spent together. Elsewhere, things are still strained between Kat and Alfie, but they put on a united front to Jean. But Jean seems to be showing signs that not all is well with her. Thurs: Zainab is at her witsʼ end as Yusef fails to reunite her with her son, but she continues to go along with his actions in order to get Kamil home safely. Meanwhile, Masood finally finds out about Zainabʼs plight and he forces her to tell him exactly what is going on. However, Masood is shocked when he inadvertently sees evidence of Yusefʼs abuse and he vows to get his son home. Life at the Vic is strained, and Jean is clearly not coping. Kat is determined to look after Jean, but when she wanders off with Shenice, Kat panics and sets off in search for them. Realising

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that something has to change for the safety of his family, Alfie makes a secret phone call. Meanwhile, Ricky receives some bad news about Biancaʼs release - will she make it home for Christmas? Fri: Just when Zainab thinks she is going to be reunited with her son, Yusef wickedly tells her that he cannot be manipulated. Masood is determined not to give up, and when he finds out that Yusef has taken Zainab to get Kamil, he races against time to save his family. Alfie is deeply concerned when he finds Jean still at The Vic. Kat insists that she can look after her but Alfie confronts Kat, telling her that she is using Jean as a distraction from their real problems. Elsewhere, Bianca returns home, but Ricky is feeling guilty about the night he spent with Mandy - will be forced to admit the truth about his indiscretion?

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PEAK RAIL

Available Dates: 2nd -8th January 2012

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Winter Warmers

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• Adults £9.75 • Senior Citizens £ 8.75 • Children 0 - 15 months £5.00 (no seat) • Children 16 months 15 years £8.50

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GARDENS

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WINDOWS

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SCRAP METAL

COMPUTERS

WANTED

I Lit Lee Chan Have made an application under Section 17 Part 3 of the Licensing Act 2003 for the grant of a Premises Licence for the Premises known as 64 Birley Moor Road, Sheffield S12 4WD I intend to conduct on or from the premises the following licensable activities: • The provision of late night refreshment Tuesday to Sunday, 5:30pm to 12:00am

Cash Paid, End of Life Treament Facility, DVLA approved

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FENCING

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DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS

TURRET Quality Wrought Iron Gates, Railings, Security Grilles, Handrails, etc

Drive Gates............................................£129 Fitted 6 ft High arch top gates..........................£95 Fitted Back Door Security Grilles ..................£149 Fitted Handrails for pensioners/disabled ... (Special Prices)

-Victorian Style GatesPainted Black with Gold/Bronze Highlights Pair of 5ft high ......................................£249 Fitted Pair of 4ft high ......................................£199 Fitted Wall Top Railings 1.8ft..........................£189 Fitted

WINTER SPECIAL - FREE MEASURE & FIT Visit Our Showrooms at... Attercliffe Common (Next to Natwest) Tel: 0114 266 1303 or Lyme Street, Masborough, Rotherham Tel: 01709 740236

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Driver/Chauffeur Work READ OUR

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We also have a Sheffield Office. Tel (0114) 2445006

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on conviction for this offence is a fine not exceeding £5,000.

FREE ESTIMATES & CALLOUT

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For full details and to view a copy of the application please contact the Licensing Service.

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LEGAL DATE OF NOTICE: 14/12/2011 Notice is hereby given that:

SCRAP CARS VANS & LORRIES

0114 262 6590 07500 805568

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BUILDING & RENOVATING SOLUTIONS

• General Build & Joinery • Extensions • Renovations • Loft Conversions

Contact Leigh on 07766 020706 for a FREE No Obligation Quote

www.oakleighhomes.com

SHEDS

TIMBERLAND SHEDS HEAVY DUTY & SLIGHT SECONDS

6 X 4 £185 - 7 X 5 £205 8 X 6 £249 - 10 X 6 £290 Grand Clearance Sales Delivered to any Area

Phone 01484 723757 Open from 8pm 7 days a week www.timberlandsheds.co.uk PERSONAL

Reliable, experienced with motorways, any distance, car WINTER WARMERS & motorcycle licence Telephone Ernest Anytime 0114 2311052

UPHOLSTERERS

RE-UPHOLSTERY & REPAIRS

JOINERY

• SUITES / CHAIRS / ANTIQUES • PUBS / CLUBS / HOTELS • BUSES / TRAINS / ETC RE-TRIMMED

SEE OUR MAIN ADVERT UNDER “WINDOWS” ON PAGE 29!

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0114 253 6969 day

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PETS

MORNINGSIDE STRAY, ABANDONED CATTERY Luxury Heated Cattery Open All Year Special Diets Catered for Cat Insurance if required Breeders of Birmans

Tel: 0114 246 0202 Winners of The South West Counties (Wales) Best Cat in Show 2011

& NEGLECTED DOGS & PUPS

Always need loving and permanent homes

SHEFFIELD DOG RESCUE Now dealing with stray and abandoned - in South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire

NO DESTRUCTION POLICY

19 Chapeltown Rd, Ecclesfield

Tel: 0114 255 0469 01246 568712

PETS ARE PALS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - FOR ALL YOUR PETS’ NEEDS

PETS stands for Place, Exercise, Time and Spend plus the superior service we provide. Place - Pets are Pals, Exercise - A selection of toys and treats, Time - Advice and guidance, Spend - Great value

Huge Discounts around the Store

Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Birds, Small Animals, Fish plus accessories for them all Pond Pumps, Pond Plants at Discounted Prices

If you want it we probably have it!

Friendly, expert advice always available!!!

39 - 41 Station Road, Chapeltown, Sheffield, S35 2XE

Tel: 0114 2450004 UPHOLSTERY

JANET, PADDY & ALL THE STAFF WISH CUSTOMERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

TALBOT UPHOLSTERY

6 Southey Hill, Shef�ield, S5 8BD. Telephone: 0114 2321839

ALL STOCK REDUCED TO CLEAR FOR CHRISTMAS

• SUITES • HIGH CHAIRS • CHAISE LONGUEs • ELECTRIC RISE & RECLINE Buy Now & Save Cash

IF YOU NEED IT, WE CAN MAKE IT TO YOUR SPECIFICATION LARGE SHOWROOM TRADE WELCOME

CUSHIONS FOR SALE £8.50 EACH

OPENING TIMES: Mon to Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00 - 1:30pm

DAMP PROOFING XMAS DAY PET SAFETY DIARY

Damp Solutions

With just a few days left until Christmas, leading veterinary charity, PDSA, is asking pet owners to Your Answer to Rising ‘paws for thought’ on the big day itself to ensure Damp, Dry Rot & Wet Rot the whole family, including the four-legged members, enjoy the festive season safely. Sean Wensley, PDSA Senior Vet says: “Food, flowing drinks, presents and decorations can all help to fuel the festive fun, but some of these things can spell trouble for our curious pets.” PLUS FULL PLASTERING SERVICE AVAILABLE To help prevent any inquisitive noses from sniffing their way in to a problem, Sean has put together a pet safety diary of the main hazards to look out for on the day.

• 20 Year Guarantee • Established 20 Years

For a Friendly, Fast, Service

8am – after the rush of kids opening presents there can be wrappings, wires, toys and batteries left lying around. These can be choking hazards as pets often explore new objects with their mouths, whilst batteries can also cause internal burns if they are swallowed and start leaking. Remove tempting items from the floor and keep an eye on your pet as you would a young child. 10am – Pets can be tempted to explore Christmas trees and play with shiny decorations and flashing lights, but this can result in injuries if they are left to their own devices. Why not allocate some ‘pet playtime’ instead, with suitable toys? Take dogs out for a good run around, or play with your cat using fishing rod-type toys. 12pm – With hot ovens and boiling pots and pans, the kitchen is always a hazardous place for pets, but with a big dinner on the go and extra mouths to feed it can be even more dangerous on Christmas day. Keep kitchen doors closed so pets can’t get under your feet. 3pm – With stuffed stomachs, many of us will be taking an afternoon snooze, but our pets may use this opportunity to sniff out an extra treat. However, human food not only contributes towards pet obesity, it can also prove dangerous. Pets can choke on turkey bones, whilst some foods such as onions, raisins and certain nuts can even be poisonous. Watch out for sage and onion stuffing, Christmas cake and mince pies. 6pm – Many of us will be visiting relatives today, and it’s just as important for our pets to buckle up as it is for us. Unrestrained pets can cause distractions, and can cause and receive significant injuries if the car is involved in an accident. Pet seat-belts and harnesses are available for larger pets, or use a secured pet carrier for smaller pets. 9pm – A few final treats such as a luxury chocolate or a nice glass of sherry, can round off a lovely day for us, but alcohol and chocolate intended for humans can both cause serious poisoning for our pets. Make sure you don’t leave anything within reach of even the most prying paws. With a little care and attention we can all relax and enjoy the holidays safely. For more pet care tips log onto www.pdsa.org.uk/ pethealth.

CALL JOHN ON 07967 955482

DAMP STOP

Damp Proofing Specialists As Seen On TV

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Mobile: 07956 886837

GARAGE

HIGH BANK SERVICE STATION

M.O.T. Centre • Free Re-test Servicing Repairs, Welding, etc • Free Anti-Freeze Check Free Air • Courtesy Car Available • Air Conditioning Service Collection/Delivery Service Available Established over 20 Years All Major Credit Card Accepted • OPEN 7 DAYS

WISEWOOD LANE, SHEFFIELD S6 4WA TEL: 0114 234 8879

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BRIDLINGTON

MIRAMAR LICENSED HOTEL

BLACKPOOL

2 Day Summer Special - B&B - £46 All En-Suite with Parking *** 3 Star Rated - Visit Britain

BRIDLINGTON The Swallow Luxury Hotel One minute to the beach Four minutes to all amenities in town centre Directly opposite Bridlington SPA Also Luxury Apartments/studio for 1-4 people with Sea Views Gay Friendly

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR JANUARY 2012

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU

Sunny South Facing, Friendly, Comfortable and Quiet Hotel

Excellent Home Cooked Food, Close to Beach/ Spa, chair lift to both floors. Colour TVs and Tea/Coffee facilities in all rooms. Smoking allowed in rooms

01262 677387

Please Phone Paul or Lou on

01262 679301 www.hotelswallow.com

Taking Bookings for Christmas Breaks from £99 PP FULL BOARD & ENTERTAINMENT SMOKING/ NON SMOKING ROOMS AVAILABLE

Holiday cottages & static caravans to let on small, rural fishing lake site.

NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR 2012 LAKESIDE PITCHES AVAILABLE

Close to Skegness - Tourers Welcome

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

3 DAYS FULL BOARD - £155pp

WINTE WARMER MON-FRI - B&B - £60

www.christmasinblackpool.com

Sycamore Farm Park Chalk Lane, Burgh Le Marsh, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5HN

MANY NEW & USED CARAVANS FOR SALE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR 2012

Telephone: 01754 810833 www.sycamorefarm.net NORTH YORKS

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TRANSPORT

RIVELIN TRAVEL 16 - 19 - 24 seater mini coaches for all your private hire requirements Door to Door Service to Blackpool from Easter, Bridlington/ Scarborough from 25 June 2011 and Skegness from 28 May 2011 www.rivelintravel.co.uk babsrivelin@blueyonder.co.uk

Tel 0114 233 1000

473 TRAVEL

R.A. COACH TRAVEL OF SHEFFIELD

For a quote, call David on 07891 618318 or e-mail travel473@btconnect.com

Runs to Coastal, Work, Nightclubs, Weddings, Parties, Airports & Transfers

* transfers to all UK airports available.

• Trips to all Racecourses

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR XMAS & NEW YEAR

TEL: 0114 3484739 MOB:07773 384542

NOW BOOKING SPRING 2012

• Family Rooms • Fully Licensed Bar • Children Welcome • 2 Minutes from Pleasure Beach

AIRPORT PARKING

SECURE PARKING

OPEN FOR NEW YEAR 2 DAY B&B from £59 3 DAY B&B from £79

There’s a Warm Welcome from Lorraine & Neville at the

BEESTON LODGE HOTEL 103 Drummond Road, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 3EH

The Home of The Stars Fully Licensed - Near the Sea Front Car Park - Ground Floor Available

OPEN FOR YOUR NEW YEAR PARTY!

3 Minutes from Manchester Airport Courtesy Service Bookings

0161 4991791

2 Days - New Year’s Eve/Day

NYE Party, Fireworks, Bottle of Champagne All for £70 per Person

TEL: 01754 765533 www.beestonlodgehotel.co.uk

1 WEEK £32 2 WEEKS £45

The Ascot Guest House

1 - 16 Seats Available

Wheelchair Access Wedding Cars Also Available

BOOK NOW FOR XMAS & NEW YEAR

MOB: 07946 243955 (24/7) FOR 53 - 70 SEAT COACH HIRE PLEASE CALL 0114 232 4274 OR FAX: 0114 232 1350

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16 SEATER MINBUS AVAILABLE FOR...

•COASTAL •AIRPORT •GOLF TRIPS •PRIVATE PARTIES

TEL: 0114 264 4473 MOB: 07837 402109

info@beestonlodgehotel.co.uk

EAST COAST

OVER 21 YEARS EXPERIENCE

TEL: 0114 249 8329

www.oceancourthotel.net

A Warm Welcome from a Sheffield Couple

0114 (Anytime) 246 0278

All covered on a 24/7 availability basis, for up to 4 people to travel in comfort in a fully licensed & insured private hire vehicle.

For 2 to 6 Person with Seaviews

e mail: greenmounthotel@aol.com

Telephone Anytime

• Heathrow, Gatwick & Stansted airports*

Also, Superb Holiday Apartment

Tel: 01253 621276 www.greenmounthotel.com

Available for • Weddings • Airports (All Airports) • All Coastal Work • Private Parties • Superb Vehicles

• Southampton, Harwich & Dover cruise terminals

NOW BOOKING FOR 2012 OPEN AT XMAS AND NEW YEAR

NOW BOOKING WINTER/SPRING 2012

We’ll Never Let You Down!

Are you cruising in 2012 or planning to fly “long-haul”? For seriously good prices on transfers to cruise terminals & London airports, speak to 473 Travel.

THE GREENMOUNT BLACKPOOL AT CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR Xmas 24th-28th DEC 215.00pp All Rooms En-Suite, Flat Screen TVs, Tea & Coffee Facilities Includes All Meals & Live Entertainment, etc

LICENSED PRIVATE HIRE

COACH HIRE/TRIPS

Scarborough

All Rooms En-Suite, Tea and Coffee Making Facilities, Colour TV, FREE Wi-Fi, Hair Dryers and Smoking Rooms Available

£23

Per Person Per Night Central Position Opposite Station Now Booking 2012

Tel: 01723 364 963

ALL ROOMS WITH EN-SUITE FACILITIES

Maggie, Terry and Sean - BARNSLEY Family

Closest Guesthouse to the Harbour

Now Taking Bookings for CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

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SKIPTON YULETIDE MARKET A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE £14 ADULT £12 CONCESSIONS PICK UP IN SHEFFIELD

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British and Continental, Paris, Spain and the South of France

JOHNSON BROS. TOURS CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR BREAKS Eastbourne St Agnes Bournemouth

5 Days 5 Days 5 Days

23rd-27th Dec 23rd-27th Dec 29th Dec-2nd Jan

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ESTABLISHED OVER 50 YEARS

2012 BREAKS London Weekend

2 Days

28th - 29th Jan

Eastbourne

5 Days

12th-16th Feb

Warners Holme Lacy House 5 Days

20th-24th Feb

Morecambe Free Bar 8pm-11pm

5 Days 27th Feb - 2nd Mar

Isle of Wight Games Break

5 Days

Llanberis (Wales)

5 Days

5th - 9th Mar

Brighton Weekend

4 Days

16th - 19th Mar

Falmouth

5 Days

20th-24th Mar

Paris River Cruise

4 Days

21st-24th Mar

Warners Bodelwyddan Castle 5 Days

26th-30th Mar

5th - 9th Mar

Bideford (Devon)

5 Days

1st-5th Apr

Murder Mystery Weekend

3 Days

6th-8th Apr

Bruge Mini Cruise

3 Days

7th-9th Apr

Cumbria

5 Days

10th-14th Apr

Days out 17th Dec 5th Jan 6th Jan 11th Jan 12th Jan 13th Jan 18th Jan 19th Jan 20th Jan 26th Jan

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Angler’s Corner Racing Form by Clint Walker

No fishing for me this week, best laid plans and all that........BUT I have been busy with ‘fishy’ things! I’m lucky enough to be able to write for a few other publications in addition to my Mercury column, so I get to find out about quite a few things or ideas which are going on, and try out some products for review which I then describe to readers, so I’m busy at the laptop on most days. My recent position at Pallatrax also means I have to moderate and provide content for our Facebook/Twitter sites (why not pop in to see us?) and our website (www.pallatrax.co.uk) and also supply new content for our soon to be launched new website! Phew! With in mind, I get frequent requests from anglers keen to ‘field test’ our products; between you and me, this really means that an angler who seeks to be famous wants some free bait to allow them to tell other anglers they are ‘in the game’ and give little or nothing in return. I have been asked to manage a ‘Pallatrax Posse’ of around a dozen anglers who are provided with heavily discounted products in return for at least ONE written assignment each month. Catch reports, venue descriptions and product reviews all count, and each angler is under no illusions that failure to comply will result in their team spot and benefits being withdrawn. You look after us...... If I’m truthful, one of two have queried this hardline approach, but why should any bait company support or sponsor an angler and get nothing in return? How is that fair? It makes no business sense at all to give product away for no return. HOWEVER, the response to the challenge has been phenomenal; I’ve had loads of emails asking to be part of the ‘Posse’ so it will provide competition which in turn will drive results leading to increased exposure. The only stipulations have been writing and angling skills essential, brand awareness desirable, loyalty expected.....not really a huge requirement, but would you believe that even following the simple instruction to email me has proved problematic for some who continue to post ‘Yes please!’ on Facebook etc without reading the offer in full...... hardly a good start! That brings me to my final paragraph; has the increased exposure of angling and the necessity for big fish above all else driven an expectation that any angler should be sponsored just because they catch the odd good fish? I think it has, and has also created a hugely competitive market place for those with the skills to write good copy, but has also lead to a breed of ‘give me’ anglers who expect to be rewarded for a few catch reports or the occasional ‘look at me’ picture on Facebook. I don’t like it; when did angling become about what I can get, rather than what I enjoy? I am still fishing because I love it, because I like to be involved in the ‘trade’ and because the people I deal with are (generally) brilliant; when it becomes a competition, then I think I’ll give up.............

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Will Big Bucks win the Long Walk again? This Saturday’s televised racing comes from Ascot and Haydock with Ascot having the best race of the day – the Grade 1 Lough Derg Long Walk Hurdle where Big Bucks will attempt to record his 14th straight win on the bounce. The feature race is supported by a Listed Handicap Hurdle, a listed Handicap Chase and a Graduation Chase at Ascot with a handicap hurdle and a handicap chase from Haydock. Over in Ireland on Sunday there is a Novices Grade 1 Hurdle. It always pays to keep an eye on what is happening in Ireland at this time of the year as future Cheltenham Festival prospects are put through their paces. Mount Benbulben has won his last two races but I fancy that Jessie Harrington’s Jetson may have too many guns this time. Saturday: Ascot: 1.55 Shawbrook Bank Graduation Chase, 2miles 5 ½ furlongs, Class 2: If Pasco turns up fit and well he may take all the stopping. His second to Big Fella Thanks at Newbury looks a bit better than what his rivals can muster. The Jigsaw Man, Rougham (did us a favour last year at a big price), Vino Griego, Canni Thinkaar and Aerial look best of the others. 2.30 Lough Derg Long Walk Hurdle, 3 miles 1 furlong, Grade 1: Big Bucks will no doubt be all the rage again here. He has every chance of winning yet again but I doubt that his price will be taking a “Long Walk” in the betting. That said I am reverting to my vain (in the case of Big Bucks) “trying to get the favourite beat” pastime on the basis that at some time it will happen (if I live long enough). I am therefore siding with the David Pipe trained Dynaste who won last time at Haydock in a good time and is probably a little unexposed still at this distance. His current price of 7/1 makes more appeal each way than the 2/7 about the favourite. 3.05 GL Events Owen Brown Silver Cup Handicap Chase, 3 miles, Listed, Class 1: With Neptune Collonges looking a little out of sorts at present the one I like most here is The Sawyer who should be a reasonable price here. This is a tricky handicap however and the likes of Cannington Brook, Promising Anshan, Etxalar, The Minack (won last time out), General Kutuzov and Planet of Sound all have respectable chances. 3.35 The Ladbroke (Handicap Hurdle), 2 miles, Listed, Class 1: Brampour would make a dangerous opponent if he lines up but I suspect that he may have had enough for the time being. The selection is Via Galilei who ran a very good race last time only to be denied by the improving Ubi Ace. The Irish raider Tawaagg looks a big threat as do Alarazi, Desert Icon (won last time out), Third Intention, Abergavenny, Ciceron, Viva Colonia and, at the

foot of the weights, European Dream. Haydock: 2.10 Maxilead Metals Supports Alder Hey Imagine Appeal Handicap Hurdle, 2miles 4 furlongs, Cls 2: Teenage Idol should have a reasonable shout of lifting this prize. The biggest threats may be Featherbed Lane (won last two starts) and Drill Sergeant although Afsoun, Pateese, Sir Tantallus Hawk and Across the Bay also have good chances. 2.45 Maxilead Metals Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase 3 miles, (4 yo + rated 0-145), Class 2: If Miko de Beauchene can recapture the form that saw him run third to Rambling Minster at this venue a couple of years ago he would have a really good chance here. He is now eleven so that may now be beyond him but he still has a decent chance at the weights in my opinion. You Know Yourself, The Sawyer, Cannington Brook, Etxalar (all of the last named three are also declared for Ascot), Merigo, Chapolimoss (won his last two starts) and Aigle D’Or provide the chief opposition. Selection summary: Ascot: 1.55 Pasco 2.30 Dynaste 3.05 The Sawyer 3.35 Via Galilei Haydock: 2.10 Teenage Idol 2.45 Miko de Beauchene Sunday: Navan: 1.35 Jetson Good Luck!

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Premier Division Last years’ double winners Royal Earl found themselves frustrated yet again, as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Crookes FC. Goals from Ryan Hindley and Jordan Turner could not prevent them from succumbing to their third straight league draw. They sit in a disappointing fifth place, nine points back from the lead. Crookes are level with the Earl on points but have played three games more. Division One Third placed Arundel played host to second placed Brunsmeer Abbey at Frecheville Sports & Social Club. A single goal from Leon Wainman gave Brunsmeer Abbey the win and ended the Arundel’s unbeaten league start to the season. Brunsmeer are now only two points behind leaders HSBC. Division Two Leaders Rawson Spring recorded a 5-2 away win over Heeley. Jack Poulton proved to be a significant difference between the two teams, scoring an hat-trick for the Rawson Spring. Rawson Spring finished second place in Division Three last season, behind the winners Heeley, but this result and overall league position goes to show that they have acclimatised better to life in the Second Division. Winn Gardens consolidated second place with a slim 1-0 away win over City Taxis New Inn. Paul Wake got the goal to give Winn Gardens their third straight league win. Tim Council followed up last weeks four goals with an hat-trick in Penistone Church’s 4-0 victory over Mosborough B. Oliver Robinson got the other goal, as Penistone moved five clear of fourth placed Heeley. An entertaining game between Hackenthorpe Villa and Hackenthorpe B at Reignhead Farm ended 2-2. The two teams a little over a month ago, and they shared the spoils on that occasion also. Division Three Both Adam Raynes and Otis Thorn scored twice for Norton Oaks, as they beat Staffordshire Arms 4-0 at the Handsworth Recreation Ground. The win ends Norton’s run of four straight league defeats. African Dream Team and the Barrel Inn met at the Caribbean Sports Club, where they both scored two penalties each. The Barrel Inn did take the points though, winning the game 5-2.

Premier Division The only game in the Premier Division took place at Handsworth Working Mens Club, where Everest FC defeated leaders Penistone Church 3-2. Goals from Babjide Fatogun (2) and Mark Wake gave Everest an impressive victory. Lewis Dickinson and Mark Crossfield were on the score-sheet for Penistone. The loss is Penistone’s first in the league since a 3-2 defeat by Millmoor Juniors in late September. Second placed Stocksbridge are now only one point behind with them with three games to spare. Everest are now six games unbeaten and sit in fifth place.

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A brace by unlikely hero Johnny Mullins helped the Millers to a 3-2 win at Hereford. Mullins opened the scoring from a corner after 12 minutes before Alex Revell doubled the lead with a strike from outside the box. Yoann Arquin and Delroy Facey put Hereford level before the interval and looked to have undone all of the Millers’ hard work, but a second goal for Mullins in the second half sent the travelling Millers fans back to South Yorkshire celebrating a hard-earned three points. Andy Scott made three amendments to the starting XI at Edgar Street following last week’s visit to Shrewsbury. Dale Tonge and Jason Taylor were recalled to the defence alongside Jon Harley, who was cup-tied for the fixture at Greenhous Meadow. The game began at a frantic pace and the Bulls’ midfielder Steven Leslie created a couple of early chances. Firstly a left-wing cross found Arquin but the striker’s header cleared the crossbar, before Leslie set Barkhuizen clear but the winger’s shot was straight at Logan from a tight angle. Straight after Grabban had a sight of goal following a good passing move and struck a stinging shot from the right-hand side of the box but Bartlett pulled out an acrobatic stop. With chances coming thick and fast it looked only a matter of time before the deadlock was broken. And that was precisely what happened in the 12th minute through the unlikely source in Mullins. Sam Wood whipped in a dangerous corner from the right-flank and the ball crept through to Mullins on the far post and the centre-half stabbed home to open the scoring. Leslie continued to look lively for the hosts though and had a golden chance to restore parity. Experienced striker Delroy Facey nodded into the path of Leslie in acres of space in the box but the midfielder could only direct his strike over the frame of the goal with his weaker right foot. The Millers capitalised on the squandered chance soon after through Revell, who doubled the lead for the visitors midway through the first half. Revell received the ball with his back to goal 20 yards out. The striker was allowed to turn and fired a shot across the face and the ball nestled into the far corner, with Bartlett caught cold. Arquin almost halved the deficit but for a great save by Logan. The striker was fed by Facey - who appeared to

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A cold but fine day greeted the Rovers at St Andrews for the game against Birmingham City. The Rovers were unchanged from the previous game against Southampton. The home team got the game underway and spent the majority of the first quarter of an hour in the Rovers half but only had a couple of corners and a shot by Wood from 20yards that went over the bar to show for it. In reply Stock had a go from 25yards that Myhill held easily. The Rovers then came more into the game and in the 19th minute Ilunga put in a low cross from the left for Coppinger to shoot from 15yards but it was straight at Myhill, whose clearance went to Stock. He fed Gillett but he put wide of the far post. Then a cross from the Rovers left was headed wide by Goulon. Back came the home team and Carr got in a strike from the right that was deflected for a corner. In 29th minute a corner to City was eventually cleared by the Rovers as the home crowd and players appealed loudly for a penalty for hands. Past the half hour and Birmingham continued to press. Elliott, from the left, put over a good cross that Wood headed wide from six yards. Rovers then attacked down their right to win a corner that Sharp headed over. A couple of minutes later they won another corner on the left that caused some problems in the City defence before it was cleared. In the 41st minute Murphy, on the City left, put in a good cross to the far post but Wood headed over from close range. At the other end, the Rovers were awarded a free kick on their left but it was

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shove Taylor in the build-up - but Logan’s fingertip save kept the two-goal lead intact. However it was Arquin that pulled back a goal for the hosts. The bustling striker ran with conviction and cut in from the left flank to hit a right-footed strike and a deflection caused the shot to loop over the hapless Logan. And parity was restored shortly after through Facey, whose persistence alone earned his goal. Taylor had shepherded the forward out wide but neither Logan nor Taylor took authority of the situation and Facey stabbed a shot in from close range. Goalscorer Mullins took a heavy knock whilst making a clearance just before the break but the centre-half battled on until the interval despite a lengthy period of treatment. The defence was reshuffled for the second half with Taylor and Harley withdraw for Michael Raynes and Luke Foster.Mullins reappeared for the second half despite his knock in first-half stoppage time. Brett Williams was gifted a golden chance to put the Millers back ahead after the restart as a ball slipped to him in the six-yard box after some concerted pressure. However Bartlett closed down the shot and saved low with his feet to deny Williams. Leslie had a chance to put the hosts ahead with a leftfooted free-kick from the edge of the box. His dipping strike cleared the wall but didn’t drop in time to find the net, and instead sailed inches over the crossbar. The Millers then re-established a lead with 65 minutes played, with Mullins once again proving the unlikely source.It came in a similar fashion to the first goal with Wood whipping in a right-wing corner and Mullins hooked a neat shot into the bottom corner to make it 3-2. Rotherham looked to take the pace out of what had been a frenetic game and safeguard a hard-earned lead and were happy to clear their lines rather than taking any unnecessary risks. That meant defending deep at times though and with five minutes left on the clock centre-half Mullins showed his defensive quality by putting in a fearless block from Harry Pell’s vicious strike after the Bulls got a couple of lucky bounces in the box. Substitute Chris Holroyd had the chance to settle the result but he didn’t realise that he had two men in support and eventually saw his shot blocked after being shown down the channel. Hereford introduced Nathan Elder to their armaments as they went all-out to try to rescue a point and the burly striker nearly equalised a minute later as he looked to round off a sleek passing move but Logan saved and held the shot. Rotherham held their ground throughout the four additional minutes to claim an excellent win on the road. cleared. As time ran down to the break the home team piled on the pressure. A cross from their right was met with a firm header by Wood at close range but Ikeme made a terrific stop pushing the ball away. A couple of corners came to nothing and the break came with the score still blank. The Rovers went on the attack from the kick off resulting in Stock cracking a shot over the bar from 25 yards. Then a free kick to the home team was headed away by Beye but straight to King, who fired over from 25yards. In the 49th minute, a quick break out of the Rovers defence set Coppinger free on the right. He squared the ball to FORTUNE, who went on to slot past Myhill and give the Rovers the lead. Birmingham reacted by pushing forward. A corner came to nothing then a free kick by Murphy from about twenty-five yards was pushed away by Ikeme diving to his right. However, in the 62nd minute, Ikeme passed out to Ilunga but it didn’t get there and King got possession, Ilunga got in a couple of tackles but the ball ran for KING, who fired past Ikeme for an equaliser. The Rovers were now on the back foot and defending desperately as the City surged forward. Corners were well defended and Ikeme saved well from Murphy. Real backs-to-the-wall stuff by the Rovers defence but in the 87th minute, following good work by Burke on the right, KING fired past Ikeme to put the home team in front, with what proved to be the winner.

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SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY NEWS 2011/12 OWLS AT THE DOUBLE AT IN FORM OLDHAM MATCH REPORT www.swfc.co.uk

The Owls posted a crucial win at in-form Oldham on Saturday with a second half wonder goal from David Prutton and Ryan Lowe’s late penalty proving the difference on a cold afternoon in Lancashire. Prutton stole the show on 62 minutes with a stunning strike that put Wednesday ahead before Lowe iced the cake with a coolly taken spot-kick to collect all three points. Oldham took the plaudits for an impressive first half display but failed to take advantage of the upper hand, allowing Wednesday to raise a gear after the break and seal the win. Gary Megson shuffled his pack for the trip over the Pennines, bringing Prutton into midfield and introducing loanee Sanchez Watt alongside Chris O’Grady up front. But the first action of note came at the other end just three minutes in when Latics skipper Dean Furman drilled in a long ranger that whistled past the post. Oldham - unbeaten in six games and having won their last three on home soil continued the bright start and could have taken lead on nine minutes. Robbie Simpson swung an accurate corner into the mix and former Owls striker Shefki Kuqi was afforded the time to plant a firm header that flew narrowly over the bar. Wednesday responded with Ben Marshall curling a delicious free kick that brushed the roof of the net but Oldham came straight back with Simpson forcing Stephen Bywater into action following a good move in and around the penalty area.

Bywater came to Wednesday’s rescue just before the interval with a fine save after Simpson broke free on goal and the home side saw out the remainder of the first half having shaded possession but not the scoreline. Lowe came on for Marshall at the start of the second period and sniffed out an opportunity ten minutes in but Latics keeper Alex Cisak stood firm and kept out the striker’s shot with a good stop. But Cisak could do nothing about Prutton’s strike just past the hour. The recalled midfielder beat two defenders with some exquisite ball control before blasting into the far corner in front of the 3,700-strong travelling army. The Latics were on the back foot as the Owls turned the screw and Gary Megson’s men duly wrapped up the win five minutes from the end. Simpson was adjudged to have fouled Watt in the area and up stepped Lowe to send Cisak the wrong way and cement Wednesday’s second-placed slot in League 1.

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Sheffield Wednesday chairman Milan Mandaric says he was ‘incredibly touched’ by the huge banner bearing his name that was displayed by Wednesdayites at Oldham on Saturday. The banner stemmed the whole width of the away end at Boundary Park, which housed almost 4,000 travelling Owls as Wednesday posted a 2-0 win that cemented their position in one of the two automatic promotion slots in League 1. The declaration of ‘ХВАЛА MILAN’ - which translates to ‘THANK YOU MILAN’ in his native Serbian prompted Mandaric to tell swfc.co.uk: “I am so incredibly touched by this gesture. It is fantastic to know that I have the appreciation and recognition of the supporters to what we are all working so hard to do at Sheffield Wednesday. “This is what gives me the energy and enthusiasm to do as much as I can for our club. “Above everything else, I have so much admiration for the loyalty they have for their football club. It’s like I said when I first came here, as long as I am here, I will share their loyalty and do what all good chairmen of their club should do.” Asked if he had ever seen anything of its like, Mandaric came back with an emphatic response: “No, never. I am fond of my time at Portsmouth and I also have great appreciation of my time at Leicester too but this was a special touch and I truly appreciate the efforts of these wonderful supporters. “I have the photograph and I will be having it framed for my office at Hillsborough.”

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Sheffield United News & Views 2011/12

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SHEFFIELD UNITED NEWS 2011/12

BLADES MAKE IT FIVE WINS IN A ROW MATCH REPORT www.sufc.co.uk In-form Ched Evans took his tally to 13 for the season and eight in the last five games with a brace in the victory over Rochdale. The Welshman netted either side of a Richard Cresswell goal as United made it five victories on the trot. Rochdale have never beaten the Blades and their bad day was compounded when goalkeeper David Lucas was stretchered off just before half-time with a serious-looking injury. Manager Wilson made two changes to the team that defeated Torquay in the FA Cup seven days earlier - Jean-Francois and McDonald were recalled, at the expense of Williams and McAllister. Rochdale included former Blade Jordan in their starting line-up. The preferred 4-4-2 formation continued but the Blades were forced to kick towards the Kop in the first half. The home side enjoyed a lot of the ball in the opening exchanges but the only chance of note came from Quinn, on six minutes, when his long-ranger almost caught out Lucas, who recovered to tip around his left post. Rochdale’s only managed to create a halfchance within the opening 20 minutes and

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Ball scuffed well wide, but they did have a great chance to open the scoring soon after when Ball put Adams in the clear. Simonsen, however, was quickly off his line to make a block. Lowton and Maguire were warned by referee Whitestone for minor misdemeanours but United remained on top, with the inform Evans unsurprisingly involved heavily. He fired a long ranger wide and was then denied by Lucas with a first time effort from Quinn’s cross. The Blades did finally grab the lead on 39 minutes and there were no prizes for guessing the goalscorer. A diagonal ball from Jean-Francois skimmed off the head of defender Jordan perfectly for EVANS to slam a half-volley into the top corner. The quality of the finish epitomised a striker inform. Before the break Holden blocked a Williamson cross destined for Cresswell, whilst Lowton powered forward, cut inside and fired wide with his left foot. On 43 minutes, from Lowton’s cross, Quinn smashed a side-foot volley wide, whilst the first half ended on an unpleasant note when, following an accidental collision, goalkeeper Lucas needed lengthy treatment in his goalmouth. He was stretchered off, to polite applause from Blades fans, and replaced by Edwards, who had a couple of touches before the half-time whistle was blown. Evans went close to doubling his tally in the early stages of the second half, but could not keep Williamson’s powerful’s cross

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down. The visitors hit back with Jones having a shot blocked by Lowton and then Simonsen had to save from Ball after a mistake by Jean-Francois. United’s Haiti international had not began the second half well but he made amends by supplying the cross for the home side to double the lead on 57 minutes. Quinn and Jean-Francois combined down the left and from the latter’s pinpoint cross, CRESSWELL got ahead of his marker to turn the ball beyond Edwards. Adams snatched a shot well over the crossbar as Rochdale looked to hit back immediately, whilst United’s right flank duo, Lowton and Williamson, looked to emulate the good work from the left moments before but the right-back fired wide with his unfavoured left-foot. The Blades were in total control and a third quickly followed after Jordan was adjudged to have fouled Cresswell 25 yards from goal. EVANS took control of the central free-kick and blasted into the bottom corner, beating the right hand of substitute goalkeeper, Edwards. Within a minute Evans had the chance to complete his hat-trick, seizing on a defensive mistake, but his shot was blocked by Edwards, whilst the rebound saw Cresswell’s shot kicked off the line by Holden. From the resulting Williamson corner, Collins was denied a first goal of the season by a goal-line clearance from Jones and soon after Maguire headed over. Simonsen’s concentration was good when he was called upon to save a deflected effort from Jones, but United were, by now, cruising to victory. Evans again went close to adding a third but fired over after flicking up Lowton’s pass to enable him to volley. In the last ten minutes, Cresswell headed Lowton’s deep cross onto the roof of the net, whilst Wilson gave game time to Flynn, Porter and Montgomery. The final minutes, plus the three added for stoppages, were inconsequential as the Blades kept the pressure on at the top of League One.

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GAFFERS REACTION www.sufc.co.uk Danny Wilson was pleased that the winning run continued after watching the 3-0 victory over Rochdale. Two goals from Ched Evans and a Richard Cresswell strike gave the Blades the spoils in a game that left the manager very satisfied. “We got stronger as the game went on, scoring the first goal in a game like that is very important,” said Wilson. “We didn’t have any problems defensively and got stronger and stronger, going forward, as the game went on. A strong performance with a clean sheet always delights us and we put the game to bed early, which made the last 20 minutes much easier.” When asked about his in-form Welsh striker, Wilson was full of praise: “Like every player it’s about confidence and Ched is no exception. When a player is confident you get to see what they are really made of. “He is not scared of missing, because he knows when the next chance comes along he will score, we encourage him, like we encourage all the players, to shoot and at this moment in time everything he hits is going in.” When asked about the bigger picture, in terms of the league table, the experienced Blades manager added: “No one will run away with the league, by the time the end of season comes there will be a cigarette paper between the teams, that’s for sure.”

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