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Print Your World

What started out as an ultra-expensive development tool can now be bought as a desktop gadget for a couple of hundred pounds. But what is a 3D printer and why might you want to buy one? When you make an item, usually you start with the material e.g. a big block of...

Meet the New Mayor of Rotherham

I was pleased to chat recently to the new Mayor of Rotherham, Eve Keenan, who served as Deputy Mayor last year. Originating from Rainham in Kent, Eve went to college in Leeds and worked for a youth project which inspired her to join the clergy. She recalls how she met...

Ever Wondered About Wine?

There are around 60 species of vine but only one bears the fruit which when fermented produces wine. Evidence of grape pips at Palaeolithic sites indicates humans were eating grapes from around 7000 BC. The first vineyard dates from 3200 BC when the Egyptians and...

Why Not Try Bowling?

My wife and I have been retired a few years now and at first there was plenty to do such as the house and garden, visiting places we’d never got round to seeing, holidays etc. Recently, though, we’ve felt the need for a new interest and the chance to meet new people....

Waterproofs, Brollies, Ice cream and Sunglasses!

We can’t have been the only Morris dancing team anxiously looking at the weather forecast for the previous couple of days. Perhaps Skye would have a more positive one than the BBC? On the morning of 1st May, drawing back the curtains and peering out of the window, it...

Office Chic in the Heat

One of the biggest style dilemmas many of us will come across during the summer will be dressing appropriately for work when the temperatures soar. With more and more workplaces adopting a smart/casual dress code, it is important to dress for the weather whilst still...

Food For Thought this Summer

As we age, we tend to fantasise less about all the wonderful things we’d like to eat and become preoccupied instead with the effect certain foods might have on our bowels! Impaired immune systems and foods which carry a naturally higher risk of food poisoning do not...

Chesterfield Canal Trust Receives Queen’s Award

The Chesterfield Canal Trust has been selected as a recipient of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. It was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. Trust Chair Robin...

Injured Owl Treated at Butterfly House

The Tropical Butterfly House has had an unusual guest recently. A little owl was brought in by visitor Paul Tredgett of Killamarsh, who found the owl in the middle of Marsh Lane at Eckington. The owl did not move when approached and upon closer inspection appeared to...

Why We Need Stories at Bedtime

I loved bedtime stories as a child and now I’m enjoying them again with my own children. Bedtime stories are calming, fun and snugly time and those are good enough reasons on their own for indulging. But bedtime stories have other benefits too. Communication Reading...

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