Yesterday evening marked the official re-branding of Hillsborough with an event held at the Hillsborough Hotel.
In an initiative driven mainly by the Hillsborough Forum, David Blunkett MP, local author Ron Clayton and a host of others celebrated the unique community that is Hillsborough as its new logo, designed by artist Emma Metcalfe, was unveiled.
Around 100 attendees, many from the local business sector, were treated to Hillsborough Pale Ale – brewed by Crown Brewery on the Hotel’s premises – served in champagne flutes. Also present were local Councillors, Hillsborough residents, and representatives from the voluntary and community sectors.
The new logo is available for local businesses to use in order to mark the outstanding contribution that Hillsborough makes to the City of Sheffield in terms of its character and its businesses.
Wendy Wells M.B.E. spoke on behalf of organisers Hillsborough Forum to NW Sheffield News.
Hillsborough is a strong local shopping district and there was a general consensus that it needed to come together under one banner. The re-branding will be increasingly visible as businesses, many already supportive of the idea, take up the new image, and it will also feature at gateway sites and on local signs. Businesses providing a product or service can apply to Hillsborough Forum for a free licence to use the logo.
David Blunkett MP thought the logo “a great branding idea that should lift morale and get people shopping” before hinting at the date of the General Election when he added that he “looks forward to doing more in Hillsborough, if possible, from May onwards”.
Wendy Wells M.B.E. and David Blunkett MP last night
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David O’Dea lives in Stannington and is a 17 year old sixth form student at Notre Dame. He cites his main talents as “art and music – or so I’m told!”.
What do you most like about being a student?
Like most 17 year olds, I don’t particularly like going to school, but it’s always good to see friends.
Worst day is probably Wednesday because I have 3 hours of physics. The best days are at weekend, simply because there is no school.
Who is or was the most important influence on your life?
It is my parents and friends who influence me more than anything at the minute.
Even though it’s not really a gadget, has got to be my computer because I don’t know what I would do without it.
Must be music because it is my life. Being in brass bands since I was eight, I have grown up with music.
Current or most recent film you’d like to see?
I would love to see Avatar because it looks amazing.
What music are you listening to right now?
Strangely enough I am not listening to music at the moment.
What makes you smile?
Having a laugh with my mates always makes me smile. As well as women 😉
What would you most like to put right in this world?
The thing that I would most like to put right in the world is poverty.
How do you see yourself in 10 years?
A good brass player; in a job that I enjoy; and maybe even having a wife!
Computer getting a bit past it? Thinking of spending a few hundred quid on a new one?
Linux operating system (a free alternative to those of Apple and Microsoft) has long been regarded as a complicated piece of software requiring a geeky knowledge of inputting complex code. However, Linux has developed considerably over the past couple of years – to the point it is as easy to install as Windows or Apple OSX. It can regularly be found on Linux magazine cover CDs/DVDs or downloaded online.
Linux is “open source” and so there is no licence fee to pay – though voluntary donations are always welcome. It will run on PC or Mac and there should be no need to install (and get slowed down by) antivirus or other malware programs. There are many hundreds of superb software programs written for Linux by people from all across the globe – office programs, graphics, games – available free of charge. Continue reading
This is the first in a series of fortnightly “profiles” of people living in North West Sheffield. Although NWS News Online has a couple of people already lined up for future pieces, we thought it unfair not to put “one of our own” on the spot first.
So … My name is Russell Cavanagh, and I’m publisher and editor of NWS News Online. A youthful 48 years old (just!!), I live near Stannington.
What do you like most about your job?
I love finding out what’s happening around the area, speaking to people and sharing information that’s useful or interesting. Pot of fresh black coffee on in the morning with laptop, phone and notepad all warming up and (hopefully) ready for the unexpected. Being a self-publishing journalist and photographer is a real joy.
Best day was last week when I went to the Digital Economy Bill unconference at the Showroom. So many people were already aware of NWS News and had kind comments. Everyone was passionate about digital and social media – one of whom assured me that I’m now a bona-fide geek! – and this enthusiasm has rubbed off on me seriously.
Too early to have had a worst day. NWS only started at the beginning of January. Pleased that we’re due to have had over 3,000 page views in our first month – and this is our 100th post! – without any concerted “marketing” of the site. Continue reading