News in brief:

Lorry driver tribute

THE funeral cortege on Tuesday for long-distance lorry driver Tony Butler, who died from lung cancer aged 51, was led by the distinctive truck he had driven all over the country and across Europe. It was decorated with images from the Little Britain TV show and decked out in the colours of his employers, Intake Transport.

Tony’s partner, Joyce Burgin, said it was the obvious vehicle to lead the procession from his home in Torksey Road, Firth Park, to Shiregreen Cemetery – with his son Adam, aged 22, riding up front. He was also father to Amy, 18.

Blaze man named

A MAN who died in the Northern General Hospital after a flat fire in Skelton Way, Woodhouse, in the early hours of Monday has been named by police as James Edward Hayball, 45. Police are not looking for anybody else in connection with the blaze in the three-storey block. An inquest will be held.

School traffic schemes

TRAFFIC safety measures around two Sheffield secondary schools are due for council approval today (Thursday) after consultation with parents and residents.

Proposed changes near All Saints and Seven Hills Schools, being rebuilt off Granville Road, include making Norfolk Park Road one-way from Norfolk Park Drive to Heritage Park School and Claywood Road between Fitzwalter Road and Granville Road.

The idea of making Pot House Lane around Stocksbridge School one-way is likely to be dropped.

Garden ‘triangle’ opens

NINE gardens in an ‘Endcliffe Edge Triangle’ will be open to the public on Saturday from 5pm to 7pm as part of the Broomhill Festival – 367 and 371 Fulwood Road, 66 and 89 Endcliffe Vale Road, 8 Woodvale Road, 6, 7 and 8 Endcliffe Edge and Croft Cottage, Endcliffe Edge.