Is it ‘D-day’ for you?

Is it ‘D-day’ for you?

LEGAL TALK with Elmhirst Parker Solicitors January is traditionally a time of new beginnings with resolutions made to do things differently and start afresh. Typically, plans might include starting a diet or exercise regime, making more time for friends or family or maybe changing jobs. But it can also spell...

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Subtle Charms of Wintertime

Subtle Charms of Wintertime

With Garden Designer, Sally Cunis Now that the decorations are packed away for another year and the celebrations are over, it’s time to shrug off the spell of lethargy cast by recent festivities and step out into the garden as that is where the true magic happens. Whether it is...

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Out in the Garden

Out in the Garden

Balmy days, fiery autumn colours and sunshine extend this most extraordinary year and it is hard to believe that winter is upon us. Bright red berries of Hawthorn (Crataegus), Rose, Sorbus and Cotoneaster festoon hedgerows and gardens alike indicating, if old tales are to be believed, we are in for...

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Autumn in the Garden

Autumn in the Garden

A light of harvest hope after the long, hot heatwave With garden designer, Sally Cunis For the first time in many years most gardeners are probably hoping that we don’t have an Indian summer.  We have enjoyed or endured (however you want to look at it) extremes of heat since...

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March to the Arch

March to the Arch

Ahead of next season’s Steel City derbies, two football fans are setting aside their rivalries and uniting together as they tackle a 26-mile route between London stadiums to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. On Sunday 22nd July, The Wortley Arms’ owner Andy Gabbitas, a lifelong Owl, is joining Blade...

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Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship

Reds in the Community Shadow Scholarship

Not the final whistle just yet... With England having taken their youngest ever squad to this year’s World Cup, there will no doubt be scores of young lads across the country looking to follow in Kane and Co.’s footsteps. But for those who’ve always dreamed of playing for their boyhood...

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Gardening: Shade

Gardening: Shade

Have you got shade covered? Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at how to introduce shade into the garden this summer Recently, taking the scenic route home from Sheffield with a couple of friends out past Loxley and through the charming villages of Low and High Bradfield, meandering along lanes edged...

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Your MIND does matter

Your MIND does matter

When life gives you lemons, it’s human nature to feel worried, anxious or upset when dealing with the unexpected – that’s our ingrained fight or fly mechanism. But when your feelings start to seriously affect your daily life or you feel like you haven’t got the strength to overcome any...

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Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Gardening: Back to basics with borders

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, gives us a few hints and tips about how to plan the perfect border Snow and icy blasts from Siberia may have delayed the start of the gardening year but now gardeners are busy planning for the year ahead. As it can be a daunting task...

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Tears in the Dust for actor Dean Sills

Tears in the Dust for actor Dean Sills

In the blink of an eye, life can be flipped on its head and everything we’ve built pulled from underneath us. That is the strong message being portrayed in Steve Call’s new film, Tears in the Dust. Starring local Bolton-upon-Dearne actor, Dean Sills, Tears in the Dust follows lead character...

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