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Huge congrats on the first 3 year milestone, Dan (and all). Feels great to be part of the Tribune community / dare I say "movement"?!

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Long Live The Tribune!

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You're a great boon to the city, and despite a self-congratulatory article being really not very Sheffield, you've earned it. I can't comment on marmalade and sausages (although I cannot see anything remarkable about combining oranges and pork), but I still have trouble persuading non-Northern acquaintances that fruitcake with Wensleydale cheese is not a wind-up; until they try it, and wonder where this combination has been all their lives. Anyway, here's to another 3, or 30, or 300 years of stories that are sometimes sweet, sometimes savoury, occasionally a little tart, but definitely more than an acquired taste.

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Robin, if anyone else gets funny with you about Christmas cake and Wensleydale, refer them to the work of the late great cookery writer Jane Grigson. You don't need to cite an authority, but it can help. When I had to cope with mum, husband, Health Visitor, etc., telling me how to raise my baby, I had the whole range of baby books and would peruse them until I found an author who agreed with me ☺️

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your comment re sausage and marmalade sandwich -well the Star sent chubby faced Harry Harrison [no offence Harry -you are one of the few faces at the Star -apart from David Walsh- that I can associate with- there's another one -hmmm] was actually sent to Dan Baker/Barkers cafe to sample a bacon and egg sandwich. Well Mr Hayes you missed out two other achievements -the constant high quality of the Tribunes imagery and adding to the quality of the Sheffield Forum.I mustn't knock the dear old Star however-at the moment I'm having a run in their sadly depleted letters col-and that's the point about all the high minded talk about a free press-letting folk speak their mind.

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Hi Ron, sorry I'm missing your letters in The Star, but I've stopped taking it. I've not been left penniless by Mike's death, but as my career was curtailed by ill health, I'm not rolling in ££. I have to consider if any item I buy is worth what I have to pay for it. Mike was the big newsprint-freak, and I read the papers because they were there. The paper bill was, I observed, coming in at about £2k pa., so I've cancelled them all. There's plenty of material online, starting of course with The Tribune for local news. My Googlefeed - free - tells me at what else I should be looking. I do pick up a paper when I'm out. Be well!

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already commented but it ain't gone through.

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Happy birthday, Dan, and congratulations! I was indeed one of the first, and proud of it.

Very flattered to have been mentioned in this article! And just for having s flappy mouth πŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈπŸ—£οΈ

For folks going to the Seshfest [sessions festival]: if you see and hear a fat gobsh*te who's a brilliant musician, you will have identified Manny the Lastborn. Don't buy him a pint: he will already have sunk quite enough 🍺

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What a delightful retrospective. Thank you. And happy birthday!

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Dan, you were absolutely right to stand firm on the threatened Kommune lawsuit. The answer to anyone threatening you with a writ or any other procedure (unless it's a clear-cut case, like if you're refusing to pay a debt which you know you owe) is always "OK, let's see it then!" If and when it turns up, which will be very rarely, *then* you can consult a lawyer!

Btw, you might have noticed from my reply to Ron that I've cancelled The Star. It wasn't worth what was being asked for it. The Tribune *is* worth the money. Like I've always said, it's the future and you're making it work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Tut tut Dan -you actually supported the Fargate Container Farce? I don't know about egg on your face- more like a bloody omelette.There again there were one or two misconceptions about that particular project.Ever wonder about the fate of said containers?

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