Is it divisive to write about a city divided? Answers on a postcard please. We’ll add them to the pages of letters printed this week. The opinions expressed in them are so opposing they won’t give anyone involved the satisfaction they seek. That pretty much sums up where this city is at right now when it comes to trees. Your Telegraph team continues to try to give everyone their say. In this job very little surprises me.
There is serious food for thought in the park figures we bring you today. The ‘city of two halves’ accusation is not one of my favourites. It is often used - but I haven’t heard it applied to parks before. Look at the finances on Pages 6 and 7 though and it clearly is true. Few would dispute the wonders that parks can bring to people, in everything from fitness and mental wellbeing to simple joy. So let me play devil’s advocate.
Sheffield was hit by news of the deaths of two popular people this week. Bill Michie and Bobby Knutt were perhaps as different as you could get in terms of personality, but they were both extremely loved in their home city. The politician was well known for his strong views and such a fighter for this city. The comedian and entertainer was adored for his cheesy jokes and pantomime puns at Sheffield theatres. I still ask myself, why does a brown cow give white milk when it only eats green grass?
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