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Peak District folktales brought to life by Sheffield artist in new book

The myths and legends of the Peak District have endured for hundreds of years and one Sheffield writer and artist is ensuring they will live on. Comprised of local tales and bespoke artwork, brings together the rich storytelling history of the Peaks with a modern perspective.

Joe Winstanley talks about his inspirations, craft and what makes the Peak District special.

“The idea had been bubbling up for quite a while. I have been doing paper art and miniature art for six or seven years, but I wa

"I won on The Chase and it allowed me to move to Sheffield to pursue my dream"

During the final seconds of the show, as the timer ran down and the Chaser edged closer, my plans to return to Sheffield hung in the balance. We hadn’t scored particularly well, just 14 steps, but thanks to a few push backs we defeated the Dark Destroyer with barely a second to spare.

The reality of winning The Chase didn’t sink in for a few days, not until the money landed in my bank and I was able to return to Sheffield and undertake a master’s degree. It was both a thrilling and terrifying e

Sheffield turned into war zone overrun by hooligans in new fantasy computer game

Richard Brown, aged 37, of Heeley, developed the ‘point and click’ adventure game to honour the city, which includes locations such as The Moor and Aldi on St Mary’s Gate.

Richard, who is a self-taught programmer and founder of Beardy Ramblin Games, said: “This was something I wanted to do for ages, and I tried and failed a few times to actually make a game. I’d just had my second child and it helped me through a busy time.”

Brownie’s Adventures depicts Sheffield as a war zone overrun by hooli

Britain's Andrew Tate problem and how to deal with it

A recent study has found one in five young men in the UK look favourably on self-styled misogynist Andrew Tate, whose programme to masculinise boys raked in millions of followers.

Despite facing charges of human trafficking in Romania, the controversial figure has continued to expand his audience. Tate was readmitted to X in November 2022 after Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform, and as of February 2024 he had 8.8 million followers.

Understandably, his exponential influence has become a p

£15m Mexborough orthopaedic centre on track to welcome first patients next month

A new orthopaedic hospital is on schedule to finally open its doors in the new year after nearly three years of development.

The Mexborough Elective Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence will open at the Montagu Hospital site at a cost of £14.9 million.

It is hoped that the new facility – which was constructed entirely off-site – will reduce waiting times for residents of South Yorkshire, with 2,200 procedures expected to take place within the first year of operation.

Mr Ranjit Pande, Clinical Dir

Sheffield students to make their voice heard at COP28 climate rally

Students at the University of Sheffield have been painting banners and signs as they prepare to take part in a city-wide march on climate justice tomorrow afternoon.

The COP28 Rally has been organised by the South Yorkshire Climate Alliance and will see activists march through Sheffield from the Devonshire Green to City Hall.

Welfare and Sustainability Officer for the Student Union, Jo Campling, said it’s vital that students make their voices heard: “Student voice is essential and it’s so impo

Protests continue outside city mail depot after people go three weeks with no post

A group of disgruntled Sheffielders have held the latest in a long series of protests over what they see as a failing postal service.

The group have been holding weekly protests outside the Sheffield South Delivery Office in Woodseats Road, since June.

Kate Billington, founder of Save Our Post, Save Our Posties, started the group after going nearly three weeks without any post in May.

She said: “Never have we paid more for a stamp and yet never had we received a more appalling service from Ro

Appeal to communities for help mapping Sheffield's neighbourhoods

A new project seeking to create a citizen-led picture of Sheffield’s neighbourhoods is looking for people to help map the city.

Sheffield based organisation Citizen Network Research and NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board have teamed up to create an interactive map which allows people to chart their communities and produce a defined picture of the city’s boundaries.

Local mapping expert Tom French – one of the founders of the project – believes the benefits will be wide-reaching.

New Sheffield river exhibition makes a splash

City of Rivers features contributions from artists and activists across Sheffield. Source: Thomas Burton

A new multi-media exhibition celebrating Sheffield’s rivers has opened today at Weston Park Museum.

City of Rivers explores how waterways have shaped Sheffield’s history and landscape, drawing on artwork, natural history, poetry, music and personal testimonies.

Lucy Cooper, Exhibitions Curator at Sheffield Museums, said: “Sheffield’s rivers are the heartbeat of the city, impacting everythi