News in Brief: Chair man rescued

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A SHEFFIELD man called firefighters after being trapped by an armchair as he moved it downstairs and slipped.

Wedged against a wall and pinned down by his ankle, he called for help on his mobile phone from a house in Halifax Road just after midnight on Sunday.

A fire service spokesman said: “He wasn’t badly injured. He was more embarrassed than anything else and very apologetic.”

Coffee shop plan

COSTA Coffee is preparing to move into Broomhill shopping centre. Planning permission is being sought to convert the ground floor of 215 Fulwood Road, at the junction with Crookes.

Local radio plea

SHEFFIELD Council leader Julie Dore has written to BBC chairman Chris Patten urging the corporation not to make further cuts to local radio.

She said: “I think it is important that we make it clear how strongly local people feel about maintaining a local station.”

Dentists’ accolade

MICHAEL and Margaret Naylor and Associates at High Green Dental Practice have been named among the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the country at the National Apprenticeship Awards.

Date with Duke

EIGHT members of Sheffield’s Riva Club, who all have physical or learning disabilities, went to Holyrood Palace to receive gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards from Prince Philip.

Expeditions over six years have included camping in the Peak District, sailing in Nottinghamshire and cycling to York.

Sheffield Futures worker Pat Kinsey, who supported the group, said: “They never moaned or complained, they just got on with it and did whatever it took to get their award.”

Manor Lodge event

THE Friends of Sheffield Manor Lodge hold an open day off Manor Lane on Sunday, August 7 from 11am to 4pm which will include a display by the Escafeld Re-enactment Society, a performance by Sheffield Pipe Band and fairground rides. Admission is £3 for adults and 50p for children 50p. Family tickets cost £5.

Winter Garden on song

AWARD-winning Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir, which has sung all over the world, makes its debut in Sheffield Winter Garden on Saturday in three 20-minute spots at 1pm, 2pm and 2.45pm. Chairman Roger Pont said: “It is a fantastic venue and it will be a privilege to sing there for the first time.”