News in Brief:

Elton’s soccer date

ELTON John is to play the first ever concert at Chesterfield FC’s new B2net Stadium, on Saturday, June 9.

It will be the superstar’s first performance in Derbyshire since he performed at Chatsworth in 2000.

A Chesterfield FC spokesman said: “Elton is playing Las Vegas, Sydney and now Chesterfield.

“We’re thrilled he has agreed to include us on his world tour. The B2net is living up to its billing as a premier entertainment venue.”

Tickets costing £55 and £40 (excluding booking fee) go on sale tomorrow (Friday).

Lib Dem to retire

LONG-STANDING Sheffield Liberal Democrat councillor and former Lord Mayor Arthur Dunworth is to retire next May.

“By then I shall be 72 and I feel that 20 years public service is enough of a personal contribution to try to thank and help repay my native city for sending me to King Ted’s and then on to Nottingham University for a degree in modern languages.

“That start helped me into international marketing and travelling the world on business,” said Coun Dunworth, who represents Stannington.

Sewage works scheme

WORK is due to start on Monday on a £21.5m project to upgrade Woodhouse Mill sewage works.

Yorkshire Water is installing new treatment facilities, including several giant primary settlement tanks where the sludge is removed from the waste water.

Improvements to the works, which were built in 1930 and serve a population of 122,000 in south-east Sheffield, are part of the company’s £350m programme between 2005 and 2015 to ensure water is of the highest quality and meets new European standards.