NEWS IN BRIEF: GP on the run

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SHEFFIELD GP Martin Billington is training for the Virgin London Marathon on April 17 in aid of Breast Cancer Campaign.

The doctor, who works at the Crookes Practice and lives at Hunters Bar, is showing his support for two friends who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

He aims to raise £5,000, after raising £3,500 by taking part in the 2009 Sheffield half marathon.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Martin-Billington.

Footballer attacked

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was knocked unconscious by three teenage robbers as he made his way to play football at his local park.

Mitchell Bramall, who lives on the Littledale Estate, Darnall, was taken to the Children’s Hospital after being attacked as he walking along Mather Road.

His mother Samantha, aged 38, said: “I don’t know how many times they hit him but he has bumps and bruising.”

Police say three Asian males believed to be in their late teens fled the scene empty-handed.

Casino accolade

G CASINO in Duchess Road, off Queens Road, has won Best Casino in the management awards ceremony for the Grosvenor chain, which is owned by the Rank Group.

The accolade, presented to general manager Ian Turver, recognises casinos that have achieved the best customer feedback and general overall performance throughout the year.

The Sheffield business relaunched at the end of 2009 and currently employs more than 130 people.