News in Brief:

Dental nurse struck off

A SHEFFIELD dental nurse has been kicked out of the profession – after helping to run a cannabis farm.

Sarah Haynes, who had already been sacked from Waterthorpe Dental Surgery, was struck off by a panel of the General Dental Council in London after admitting aiding and abetting drug cultivation while registered as a dental practitioner.

Haynes, who indicated by phone she had “no intention” of continuing to work in dentistry, had been given a community sentence at court for helping run the cannabis factory.

She had seven criminal convictions dating from September 2008 when she burgled a house in Killamarsh.

Pub licence surrender

A SHEFFIELD pub under fire from residents and police for drunkenness, fighting, noise and drug use has closed after the landlord surrendered his licence.

Councillors were due to review the licence of the Blue Bell in Main Street, Hackenthorpe, on Monday in the light of complaints but the move meant the meeting did not take place.

Meanwhile, councillors granted a licence for a karaoke bar on Attercliffe Road after it was agreed to restrict the hours to close at midnight Sundays to Thursdays and 2am Fridays and Saturdays, instead of 2.30am and 4am.

Several conditions have been imposed.

Rope swing accident

PEAK District rescuers were called to three incidents in 19 hours, including one in the Rivelin Valley in which a male suffered a suspected fractured ankle in falling off a rope swing.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team worked alongside an ambulance crew on Saturday afternoon and it carried a man to an ambulance who had collapsed at a campsite in the Burbage Valley in the early hours of Sunday. His condition was stabilised before he was put on a stretcher.

On Sunday lunchtime, a mountain biker who hurt her ankle and wrist in a fall on the southern side of Ladybower Reservoir was carried to an ambulance.

Arsonists target WMC

ARSONISTS set fire to a former Sheffield working men’s club twice in 24 hours last weekend.

On the first occasion, firefighters were occupied for five-and-a-half hours at the old Foundry WMC in Beaumont Road North, Manor. The following day it was set alight again, diverting crews away from other incidents for another 90 minutes.

Arson attacks in South Yorkshire have doubled over the summer, with fire service managers believing an unusually dry spell is partly to blame for blazes involving grass, rubbish, trees and fencing.

Environment debate

THE impact of environmental changes, including flooding and extreme weather, on historic industrial sites will be discussed at a conference at Grenoside Community Centre on Saturday, October 1 from 10am to 4.30pm.

The debate will include speakers from national and local groups and, in the afternoon, there will also be a guided walk to industrial heritage sites in the area.

The event is free but tickets should be booked.

Contact Tegwen Roberts via tegwen@epip.org.uk or by calling 01226 767365.