Tenant goes to jail

A SHEFFIELD council tenant who breached an injunction to stop his anti-social behaviour 10 times in three months at the end of last year has been sent to prison for three months.

Ivan Walker, aged 44, of Lowedges Crescent, made an unprovoked threat to a neighbour, was verbally abusive and played very loud music. It was the second time he has gone to prison for breaching the injunction and he now faces eviction.

“This tenant didn’t learn his lesson the first time, so hopefully a second spell in prison will help him see the error of his ways,” said council cabinet member Penny Baker.

Walker was ordered to pay the council’s costs of £1,726.

Crosby & Nash city date

MUSIC legends David Crosby and Graham Nash are to perform with a band at Sheffield City Hall on October 11. It is hoped that tickets, costing £55 and £45, will go on sale this weekend.

Country superstar Dolly Parton returns to Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena on September 12. Tickets, priced £67.50, £60 and £50 (excluding booking fee), go on sale tomorrow (Friday).

Order! Order! at Hallam

THE controversial Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, will call an audience at Sheffield Hallam University to order on April 7 at 7.15pm.

One of a series of guest lecturers, he will talk about his life and career and give an insight into the world of Parliament and politics in the Pennine Lecture Theatre on the City Campus.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance – tel 225 4526.

Car showroom changes

PLANNING permission was granted this week for a redevelopment of the Peter Brooks Honda car showroom and workshops in Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, despite residents’ concerns over parking on surrounding roads.

The council said there would be no worsening of the existing situation.

Sheffield’s lucky number

SHEFFIELD is one of Britain’s luckiest cities, having scooped more than £102m in prize money since 2006, according to online bingo site galabingo.com. Only customers in Birmingham have a better record.

Taxi waiting room

INDEPENDENT family-run taxi firm Mercury Taxis is opening an office in Charter Square in Sheffield city centre – near night clubs and bars – to provide customers with a safe, warm and convenient location to wait for a taxi.