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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

Well done, Dan and team. Glad you exist. Looking forward to the next two-and-a-bit years.

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Thank you for all the brilliant investigations and explorations of Sheffield–as a relative newcomer it's been a huge gift to me to be able to learn about the city in this way. Thank you for dealing with real issues and not patronising your readers! I'm so glad and grateful for all of it. Best of best wishes for the coming year.

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Dec 31, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

To Dan & the entire team, firstly i’d like to thank you for being brave enough to launch The Tribune.. I would have liked to meet you guys at the first members meeting to say that to you directly, but the date clashed with a family event! Secondly, I want to share with you my joy at reading the articles you guys create with professionalism, style and substance! I look forward to reading these newsletters… and Finally…..the prospect of your Podcast /App is very exciting!

Have a well earned break on NYE, enjoy Hootenanny and I wish you prosperity and more success in 2024. See you next year!

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Happy New Year

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

As another relative newcomer (with my family) to Sheffield, and also as someone who works from home, being a Tribune subscriber and reading so many fascinating and eclectic stories about the city has helped me to feel more connected, and less isolated sometimes, too. So thank you from me, and a very happy New year. May 2024 bring good things for the Tribune.

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

I've learnt so much about Sheffield since becoming a subscriber. Thank you - especially for going for a business model that doesn't depend on advertising and clickbait. (Of course, I may never, now, find out why I've been doing everything 'all wrong' my whole life!). Best wishes to you all for 2024.

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Dan Hayes

As a paid subscriber, just wanted to say how much I appreciate the quality of your content & the improved connection I feel with my city as a result :)

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I read your optimistic October 22 article on Heart of the City first time around. Your reprise alerted me to the mixed bag of thoughtful comments. Just four from me. First, not only has the Council managed to provide a great public realm (with shops on the way) by harnessing the best of private developers (e.g. Henry Boot) but also managed to curtail property speculators (e.g. Tandem Properties who own the decrepit citadel on Cross Burgess Street).

Second, Marta complains about the lack of affordable accommodation. A percentage is a requirement for new projects, but developers seek to circumvent it on cost grounds having paid too much for the land. The new local plan should bring more discipline.

Third, the big winge. Those choosing not to use public transport complain bitterly about lack of access. Yet the Wellington Street Multistory (1 minute away) provides 449 spaces and Atkinsons 430, cheaper than Leeds. Plenty available spaces when I visited.

Finally, do visit the city centre and especially Rosa's Brazilian cafe in Pounds Park. Most Tribune readers probably do already. But to those hunkered down in the Western suburbs, please give it a try.

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Carry on the good works guys; some great thought provoking articles last year and you’ve set a high bar!!!!

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