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  1. It never actually got as far as opening - some issue with the licensing or something, so it never actually got as far as testing the local market/demand.
  2. Just a warning to anyone planning on driving through this area today (Sunday 9th February) - lots of the fencing has blown over and partially blocking one lane and you can't see it until the last minute. Couple of near misses this morning......
  3. Thanks Lancs_Lad. Has changed beond all recognition now with demolition of the buildings for the creation of the dual carriageway.
  4. So true! Can anyone decipher the route after Hillsborough park into the city centre? Do they continue on the current A61 or divert off somewhere? Sme of the buildings towards the end look vaguely familiar, but I'm really struggling to place them.....
  5. Were a couple of short, sharp snow flurries up in Walkley this morning.
  6. I obviously wasn't suggesting that tourists would come here for that reason. However, the more general thread is about the number of VISITORS to Sheffield and their requirement for hotel accommodation, irrespective of why they are here. Ponds Forge hosts frequent swimming and diving competitions, among others, and the competitors and their companions are obviously in need of somewhere to stay close by (and the Hilton might have fitted the bill.....)
  7. I did exactly the same walk on Tuesday and was also disappointed to note that Sheffield was not represented. Even Durham and Northumberland had posters, and they are several times further away! Sheffield does very little to promote itself as a tourist destination, though we do have some assets - our international sports facilities for instance (Ponds Forge and EIS).
  8. “We have started initial work on improving the safety of the site, but the full reinstatement cannot begin until the ground dries out." The "initial work" seems to consist of some temporary fencing and tape, some of which has come down and looks even more of a mess. Such a shame that local people lose use of this facility for months due to a single day event. I would be curious to know what cost:benefit analysis the council undertakes when deciding whether to allow such events to take place.
  9. Has someone finally seen sense and rerouted the 135 in Walkley? Saw one heading up WhitehouseLane last night instead of squeezing up Whitehouse Road.
  10. Another vote for Ottos - the food is fantastic, and I actually rather like its slightly dated ambience. I would rather restaurants focussed on the food and customer service than adopting the latest trend in decor.
  11. This was great -thanks for posting. Watched from 19 minutes and was amazed by how little most of the A61 had changed. Was completely lost after they passed Hillsborough, though.
  12. I actually found M&S non maternity elasticated waist trousers were fine until I was 6-7 months. I also got stuff from Morthercare, but sadly that's long gone!
  13. It was a few years ago now, but I got quite a bit of maternity wear from H&M (on the top floor of the Fargate store). I struggled to find trousers, though, as they all seemed to be designed for women who were 6ft tall! I think I used supermarkets (Asda George) and the internet for this. Good luck!
  14. Same for the 95, sadly. Was never the most reliable service but the new changes have achieved the unlikely outcome of making it worse! I fear that many, myself included, will just end up using cars and taxis more as a result.
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