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Issue 128 November 2018

Well, we finally did it - the all-new Now Then app should be live in Apple and Android stores as you read this. It’s free to download and brings together the previous features of our Now Then Discounts app with all your favourite magazine content and artwork. Read more about it in the Shout Outs section - or just download it and have a go yourself. Big thanks to our developers, Pipe & Piper.

Also on the horizon is the Now Then 10th birthday gig at Abbeydale Picture House on Friday 30 November, featuring music from local overlords Renegade Brass Band, electronic act Anchorsong with a string quartet, alt-folk act The Breath and Now Then DJs. Tickets are available via ticketsforgood.co.uk.

Our featured artist this month is Jim Spendlove, who did the art for Citizen, our collaborative beer with Abbeydale Brewery. Recommended reads go to Andy’s piece about Universal Credit and Philippa’s account of volunteering as a doctor at Moria refugee camp in Greece - but, you know, it’s all worth reading.

See you next month.

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This month's articles

Localcheck Brown Bin Boogie

By October, most Sheffielders found new brown wheelie bins arriving outside their home. Changes are needed because UK household waste recycl…

It's Our City: A People's Petition

How does Sheffield City Council make decisions?That question usually gets you a range of answers: lots of different people talking in office…

Making Space: Squatting & Trespass

The history of squatting and trespass is a history of contesting property. But despite its reputation, the aim has never been to take over p…

Ways to Give

Much of the joy of food comes from sharing, whether that is cooking for others or making a difference in your community by giving a little b…

Recipe Squash Bread & Butter Pudding

We intercept a massive amount of bread every day, and the cafes and catering team are always looking for new and creative ways to create del…

Sad Facts Fanged Facts Like Barbed Wire

Aunty Agatha's Understanding ZoneDear Aunt Agatha, I found your advice column in the paper yesterday and when I saw you were taking submissi…

SAVTE: Changing Lives, an Hour a Week

'...so after I got to the hospital, I thought, 'This is my only chance.' I got out of the bed and went and hid in a cupboard. I think I was …

Bismillah: A Play About ISIS

27 September Theatre Deli Plays like this are often described as black comedy. If that is the case, Bismillah is nestled somewhere in the da…

Otis Mensah: Sheffield's Poet Laureate

Otis Mensah is one of the most exciting and talented artists to emerge from Sheffield in recent years. Describing his sound as alternative h…