News in Brief: Shopping accolade

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Shopping accolade

MEADOWHALL is the fourth best shopping centre in the country, behind the Westfield in London, Metro in Gateshead and Bluewater in Dartford, according to a survey that assessed numbers of visitors, size and the number and type of shops.

Bishop’s open garden

THE Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft, and his wife, Ann, open the gardens of their home at Bishopscroft in Sheffield to the public on Sunday from 2pm to 5pm, with proceeds going to the Cathedral Archer Project and the Mothers’ Union. Admission is £2 for adults, free for children.

School milestone

ART students from King Edward VII School have helped in the design of two banners on the Glossop Road façade that celebrate the completion of the first phase of the school’s redevelopment.

Parts of the old school are being rebuilt by Vinci Construction and there will be a new sports hall and a building for science, technology, engineering and maths.

Church homes plan

PLANNING permission is being sought from Sheffield City Council to convert the vacant Stocksbridge Methodist Church in Manchester Road into six apartments. The church dates back to 1868.

Cannabis raids

TWO arrests were made after police raided a house in Rolleston Road, Firth Park, and found six cannabis plants. A woman was arrested after cannabis was found growing at a property in Deer Park Road, Stannington.

Waterside offices

GROUND floors of warehouses at Victoria Quays, the old canal basin, can be used for offices, councillors decided. They had been marketed for years for a restaurant or bar but there was no interest.