News in brief: Teacher’s cycle tribute

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JIM Taylor, head of humanities at Firth Park Community Arts College, cycled 145 miles in 11 hours to every member of his department’s house to raise more than £900 for The Sick Children’s Trust.

It followed his colleague, Antony Hirst, staying at the trust’s accommodation, Treetop House, while son Noah received treatment for a bowel condition at Sheffield Children’s Hospital last May. Pupils and staff are planning other fundraising events.

Woman escapes blaze

A WOMAN in her 50s suffered smoke inhalation when a house in Osberton Road, between Hunters Bar and Nether Edge, was badly damaged by fire. The cause of the blaze was not initially known.

Hotel evacuated

THE Leopold Hotel in Sheffield city centre was evacuated in the middle of Saturday night when a guest’s cigarette triggered the fire alarm. Around 150 people, many in pyjamas, gathered on Leopold Street.

Yes to students home

PLANNING permission was granted this week for the floors above a restaurant and bar in Forge House in Arundel Gate, near Castle Square, to be turned into accommodation for up to 36 students. The premises have been used for offices.

Man hurt in attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 23-year-old man was punched unconscious and suffered a fractured cheekbone and eye socket on Matilda Street in Sheffield city centre. The incident was on Friday, March 11 at 2.15am.

Mayor’s photo date

Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Alan Law visited a photographic exhibition of Madgascar by John Scholey at the Gardeners Rest pub in Neepsend Lane on Monday.