News in brief: St Patrick’s return

THE Big White Tent returns to Fargate next Thursday for St Patrick’s Day, remaining until the following Sunday.

Copious supplies of beer will be accompanied by live music, a barbecue and Irish and Continental food stalls. There will also be a screen to show live Six Nations rugby and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

The marquee was in Barkers Pool last year because the Fargate spot was taken by the Big Wheel.

Boy sleeps during raid

A BURGLAR climbed through a three-year-old boy’s bedroom window in the middle of the night to break into a house in Milnrow Road, Parson Cross.

Oliver Hattersley was sleeping as the intruder crept downstairs to steal a flat-screen TV. A phone in his parents’ bedroom was also taken.

Dad Daniel Hattersley, aged 26, said: “The police think he either had a ladder or climbed on to the conservatory below to reach the window.

“I can’t believe people would break into a child’s bedroom while they were sleeping.”

Owls’ abseil record

A CHANCE to abseil 100 feet from the south stand at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium attracted 78 intrepid volunteers and raised a record £19,500 for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

Noemie Salvaudon of the charity said: “We had a fantastic response and the support from all the families and friends was amazing.”

The event was backed by the international financial services organisation, Foresters.

Yellow lines petition

A PETITION asking for the removal of double yellow lines in the Crimicar Lane area of Fulwood is due to be discussed by the council’s South West Community Assembly on March 31.