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  1. Hi all, Some of you may have noticed an article in Saturday's Star about my Father In Law, Tony, who is about to take on the longest trek in the UK - namely the near 900 mile walk from John O'Groats to Lands End - all to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Catcliffe. Obviously to say that this is an absolutely mammoth task would be an understatement - especially considering Tony has suffered from the disease himself for the past 12 months. I'm sure many of you may well be familiar with this awful disease and will have friends or relatives who suffer from it, or perhaps even have it yourself, and will know just how much it can change a person's entire life in such a short space of time. This is why my courageous Father In Law wants to make a difference and give his support to such a worthy cause before the condition inevitably worsens to the point where he will be confined to a wheelchair. I have posted a link to the article below, which explains Tony's story further, as well as a link to his Just Giving page. If anybody would like to make a donation, no matter how small, it would be so greatly appreciated and will go a long way to achieving Tony's target. Of course I do not expect everybody to donate, but even a share on Facebook (Tee's 1000 Mile Walk For MS) or a retweet on Twitter (@TonyMSWalk) would make such a big difference. We have already received support from across the pond via the power of social media! Finally, if any business owners on here would be interested in publicly sponsoring Tony he is on the lookout for a local backer to support his walk. Thanks so much in advance for your support guys, and if anybody would like to know more about Tony's story then feel free to PM me http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/heart...ty-challenge-for-sheffield-man-tony-1-8005236 https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tony-Hadfield (Apologies MODs if this has been posted in the wrong section)
  2. They were talking about this on Heart this morning. Apparently the real Ellie Goulding was passing as she was performing at the arena and she stopped to listen to her.
  3. Off the top of my head.... Beauchief Hotel on corner of Abbey Lane/Abbeydale Road Transport Club at Meadowhead The White Swan in Greenhill Village The White Hart opposite Greenhill School Double Tree at Meadowhead I've attended wakes at Beauchief Hotel and White Swan and they were both nice venues with nice food. I can't advise on cost (if applicable) though as I didn't arrange it. Hope you find something
  4. In case anybody's still interested.... Ferdinando's (Italian restaurant over the road from Shimul) is in the process of moving in. Not sure on the reason for the move. Much smaller premises but I guess much more noticeable to passing trade as currently it just looks like it's part of Mitchells.
  5. Sounds like Mr & Mrs Contain were having a good time
  6. I think catchment area and siblings give you an advantage but I don't believe they are essential. We are well within the catchment area for all 3 of our choices so we tick that box. He doesn't have any siblings at any of them, but his Auntie and Uncle currently attend our first choice school (I doubt that will count for anything though). I'm not really sure if there is a "first come first served" aspect to it at all, I just want it done and dusted so I can stop fretting over it!
  7. Apologies if there is already a thread on this elsewhere... My son will be starting primary school next year, but when I checked online recently school applications were not yet open for 2016. I am checking every other day, but does anyone know the date, or rough time of year, when applications will start being taken? Demand for school places is getting higher and higher each year and I don't want my child to miss out on our preferred choice. Any help would be much appreciated
  8. They could have run up Bocking Lane, carried on up Greenhill Avenue, turned left on Greenfield Road and ended up on Meadowhead.... ....they'd have been bloody knackered though if they did. I doubt Usain Bolt could even manage that without stopping for a breather.
  9. My clubbing days were mainly between 2007 and 2012 with my regular favourites being Leadmill, Plug, o2 Academy (old Roxys) and Embrace (in the earlier years). Embrace closed down a year or two ago. It used to be called Kingdom. It was hugely popular when it first re-launched as Embrace and had about 4 or 5 different rooms, including one exclusively for over 25s. o2 Academy was quite a decent club for the first year or two after it re-opened, but tailed off rather suddenly and people stopped going, and eventually they started to only open one small room (even on Fridays and Saturdays) and kept the larger main room closed, and it lost all its appeal. I think it only really does live gigs now rather than club nights. Plug and Leadmill are still very popullar I believe, as is Corp although I only went there once (wasn't really my scene). I also went to Niche once (although I think it has a new name now?) and there were more bags of white powder being handed round than at Windy Miller's open day.
  10. I ordered from Sultan last week (Chesterfield Road, opposite Subway) and would recommend them. Plenty of choice, but I went for the "Chef's Surprise" - basically you choose what meat you want and how spicy you want it and they rustle you up something original!
  11. I've been told by one or two that it was closed down for food hygiene reasons, although I've not seen or heard anything official to confirm that. Funnily enough there was a misprint in their menu that read "mice cooked in medium spices" instead of mince, so hardly surprising if they were investigated!!
  12. Completely agree with you. And its not just an age thing as I'm in my mid 20's
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