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2008-09-16 21:00:22

And today their efforts were rewarded with honours in the annual Yorkshire in Bloom awards.Twenty-two winners - stretching from the tiny hamlet of Mill Bank, to Leeds, and Bridlington - were picked from more than 250 entrants at the annual celebration of all things floral.Individual victors included the likes of Middlethorpe Hall, in York, St Gemma's Hospice, in Moortown, Leeds, and Sheffield's Botanical Gardens.Maurice Baren, chairman of Yorkshire in Bloom, said: "In spite of the dreadful...

2008-09-16 21:00:14

By Peter Edwards Martyn Ware, founding member of The Human League and Heaven 17, and Sylvia Anginotti, Sheffield City Council's employment and enterprise cabinet member, unveiled The Electric Village, a digital entrepreneurs' scheme, at Devonshire Street's Forum venue. Organisers believe the project is the first of its kind in the UK.Mr Ware, who has been commissioned by groups as different as the Royal Ballet and Liverpool's City of Culture, was joined by a new generation of electronic...

2008-09-10 21:00:19

By Jeni Harvey Two separate "bus rapid transit", or BRT routes, are planned, a "southern" route which would travel along Sheffield Parkway and to Rotherham via Waverley, and a "northern" route which would travel to Rotherham via Meadowhall and underneath the M1 motorway on a new road.The southern route, which is at a further stage of development, could open in 2013 if approval is given by the Department for Transport, which would be paying for the vast majority of the multi- million pound...

2008-09-10 06:00:19

By Martyn McLaughlin THE shortlist for this year's Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday, favouring young debut authors as opposed to established literary heavyweights. While two first-time novelists garnered sufficient nominations, there was no place for Sir Salman Rushdie, who had been widely tipped to win the prestigious award once again. Also omitted was Netherland by Joseph O'Neill, a post 9/11 narrative of New York and cricket, and Michelle de Kretser's The Lost Dog, both of...

2008-08-20 00:00:27

At last something exciting is happening in Derby in the entertainment industry. When I read the Quad Arts Centre in the Marketplace is opening in September I was happy and excited. I have spent the last year going to the Showroom Cinema, in Sheffield, to see quality films that have been excluded from the people of Derby. Films such as Control, Orphanage, Angels of Cite Solie and Mongol have been ignored by our cinemas. A few months ago, another cinema opened in the Westfield to bring...

2008-07-29 15:00:58

Nevoro Inc. ("Nevoro")(TSX: NVR) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Sheffield Resources Ltd., (TSX VENTURE: SLD) ("Sheffield") through a court-approved plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") pursuant to s.288 of the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia), as previously announced in a press release dated June 10, 2008. Sheffield received the approval of its common shareholders at its special shareholders meeting...

2008-07-26 00:00:33

Councillors will go into Sheffield schools from Septemb-er to help children learn to read. Members of the council's cabinet committee will take the necessary training to become reading volunteers before going into schools to listen to the pupils read on a one-to-one basis. Coun Andrew Sangar said: "Raising the levels of attainment in Sheffield is everyone's business, and I wanted to set an example in Sheffield by getting involved in giving one-to-one support to children with their...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

ENGINEERS are set to move in on a section of the River Don in Sheffield in an effort to repair damage that has left wildlife at risk from pollution. Two sewers which were damaged during last summer's floods will be repaired and a new "fish pass" installed to encourage the migration of salmon and trout. The sewers were washed away when the river burst its banks in 2007. The work is expected to begin on the site near Clay Wheels Lane in the next few weeks. A weir and a section of the bank...

2008-07-20 00:00:24

Plans for a North-South Pounds 30bn high-speed rail line with links to Europe are to be unveiled - connecting Yorkshire to Paris in just three hours. The line, which has the backing of more than 20 councils opposed to the expansion of Heathrow, would run through Yorkshire and follow the M1. Passengers from Sheffield and Leeds could reach London in less than two hours. Links via the Channel Tunnel would mean travellers could go from Sheffield to Paris in three hours, Manchester to...

2008-07-19 00:00:21

TWO sewers damaged by the River Don during last year's floods are to be repaired and a fish pass installed to allow salmon and trout to swim upstream unrestricted. The weir at Clay Wheels in north Sheffield collapsed along with a section of bank on the Don and the water then swept away sewers that ran beneath. Since then, temporary measures have been in place to prevent the river becoming polluted but the damage has now been repaired and the sewers are to be rebuilt at a cost of Pounds...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.