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So what’s the American election got to do with us in the UK?

Quite a lot if you’re a regular at the New Barrack Tavern, Castle Rock’s pub in hillsborough, Sheffield, as the Penistone Road hostelry was re-christened the New Barack Obama to celebrate the Democrat candidate’s success in the race for the White House.

Bemused customers discovered the new signage as they popped into their local shortly after the US results were announced.

The story was featured in the local paper, the Sheffield Star, and Sheffield’s Hallam FM picked up on the article as topic for its ‘Headline Game’, the winning suggestion being ‘Hillsborough pub sets a president’.

The name change was the handiwork of hosts Steph and Kev Woods and their staff.