News in Brief: Night to remember

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PARENTS of twins on their first night out in 14 months had a memorable end to the evening when they fell asleep with the grill on and a fire started.

The man, aged 24, and woman, 22, slept on at their home in Kyle Crescent, Southey Green, despite the fire alarm sounding in the early hours of Sunday. A neighbour raised the alarm. The property was smoke damaged.

A fire service spokesman said: “They said it was their first night out since having babies. They were very shaken and apologetic. Fortunately the tiwns were staying with their grandparents.”

Wellbeing invitation

THE Sheffield Wellbeing Festival is being staged tomorrow (Friday) in Fargate. Stalls and activities will highlight the range of services in the city to help people experiencing mental health issues and their carers, and the steps that can be taken to promote mental health and wellbeing.

The event, organised by health organisations and the council, starts at 10am and will include taster sessions for dance, zumba and boxercise and music and poetry.

Sheffield Mental Health week begins on October 10 with World Mental Health Day.

Homes plan approval

PLANNING permission was granted on Monday for 12 houses as an extension to the cul-de-sac of Cross Hill Close, High Greave, despite 12 objections about the scale of the development, the traffic implications and the effect on views of the green belt. City councillors followed the advice of their officers, who said it was a good quality scheme and in keeping with the area.

Knockout for hospice

SHEFFIELD companies raised almost £9,000 with an ‘It’s A Knockout’ in aid of St Luke’s Hospice. Ten teams signed up for the contest at HSBC Sports Ground in Dore, wearing outrageous costumes and getting a good soaking. Winners were Alpha Rooms.