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Regarding the so called 'Lists' - I can only view the first five pictures in both The Star & Derbyshire Times. Their media expert is supposed to be investigating the problem & coming back to me. That was a week ago. Needless to say, I'm still waiting!!

 

The next "picture" is usually an ad or a video which I have to skip - maybe you have an adblocker that's preventing the ad but also stopping you moving on?

 

I hate those lists!

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Now some people may say I am lucky but for some reason the Star website will not open on my old laptop not had problems before. Any ideas why this could be happening? it works ok on my phone.

 

All it says is:

 

This site can’t be reached

 

The webpage at https://www.thestar.co.uk/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

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Thanks northernboy for coming up with the answer. We are of an age where we used Imperial 66 typewriters & carbon paper!!

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The star app is rubbish. It is all over the place. I have bought the Star newspaper all my life just as my father did. I am now 69. But when they put the price up again that was it for me. So i have not bought the paper for about 2 months and i have not missed it at all.

 

I only tend to buy it on Wednesdays for the food & drink review section. The rest of the week it's rubbish.

 

I don't know how many of the 'journalists' are born & bred Sheffielders or even from S.Yorks, (but not many given the lack of geographical knowledge on a number of stories) but the past decade or so has seen a sharp decline in standards & yet an increase in patronising journalism from a younger generation of journalists treating Sheffielders like a bunch of country bumpkins who appear to want to live on nostalgia & local references.

 

Hence the number of nostalgic photo pieces & endlessly tiresome stories about Henderson's Relish.

 

And on such, it's 'ENDERSONS' not 'Hendos'; ECCLESALL Rd' not 'Eccy rd' & 'The Broadfield' pub' not 'The Broady'.

 

There endeth today's rant.

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Now some people may say I am lucky but for some reason the Star website will not open on my old laptop not had problems before. Any ideas why this could be happening? it works ok on my phone.

 

All it says is:

 

This site can’t be reached

 

The webpage at https://www.thestar.co.uk/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

 

I wouldn't have thought it needs to be a secure site, have you tried without the https? Just http://www.thestar.co.uk

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I wouldn't have thought it needs to be a secure site, have you tried without the https? Just http://www.thestar.co.uk

 

Yes just says what I put before, very strange.

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obviously mainstream, media, papers tv radio does bring somethings to your attention but as i do not find them to be adequate i find it far better to go online to try and better discern the sequence of events and or the facts if indeed im interested.

 

the tv news is worst i think though i admit i now never watch it in my own home and seldom anywhere else .. they used to happily bang on about something most people lost interest in half way through the first article on the first day..last month..

 

north korea going nuclear .well there are other as well so old news after day one

korea can now launch missiles at the USA they are not alone in that either old news after day one again.

civil war in syria..who did what to who ...lost interest years ago

poison attack us and uk try to escalate this into war then the story died and then a month later they stopped harping on about it on the government channels

brexit ..were sick of it the remainers lost and can't live with it.. tough old news now

look at today's bbc online headline offerings its been hot in a few places today... we know.. did we need telling?

violence on london must stop.. to be honest if it stays in london do many of us really care?

what about some real news ..who is going to be prosecuted for the the granville tower incident oh its a council building so nobody is to blame.. they have a mayor dont they?

 

mainstream media tell you what they have been told to tell you and that seems to be about it as far as good journalism goes.

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This thread is about the Sheffield Star website. Back on topic please.

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Journalists who can't even construct a sentence!

"In the latest raid at Tinsley Juniors Football Club a parent of one of the players had to chase off a gang who were smashing a lock-up with a lump hammer that contained sports equipment.!

How did they get the sports equipment into the lump hammer?

 

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/thieves-ransack-popular-sheffield-junior-football-club-ground-for-fourth-time-1-9186783

Edited by LOLBROO
mis-spelling

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Journalists who can't even construct a sentence!

"In the latest raid at Tinsley Juniors Football Club a parent of one of the players had to chase off a gang who were smashing a lock-up with a lump hammer that contained sports equipment.!

How did they get the sports equipment into the lump hammer?

 

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/thieves-ransack-popular-sheffield-junior-football-club-ground-for-fourth-time-1-9186783

Why did the writer try to cram-in all facts, relevant or not, into one breathless sentence? And why was a parent carrying-out the raid anyway?

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A forced marriage protection order was granted for the man, 19, after it was discovered that he had received threats for going through with a marriage to which he had promised his family he would consent when he was just five years old

 

Read more at: https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-police-steps-in-to-protect-man-from-forced-marriage-1-9213832

 

surely the threats were for not going through with it.

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Posting for today 21st June - "Motorists' shock at seeing TANK on South Yorkshire motorway" :huh:

 

Now if it had been actually driving on the M1 then fair enough but it was on the back of a low-loader. So what is so shocking about that?

 

I suppose their next headline may be Motorists' shock at seeing a CAR on South Yorkshire motorway :thumbsup:

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