News in Brief:

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Hit-and-run appeal

POLICE this week made a fresh appeal for information to trace the driver of a car who failed to stop after hitting a three-year-old girl in Fir Vale.

Faiza Hussain is recovering from a broken leg as a result of the incident near the junction of Crabtree Close and Hampton Road on Friday, April 29 at about 11.20pm .

Her father, Ansar Hussain, aged 31, of Crabtree Crescent, said: “Accidents happen – there’s little the driver could have done to stop the collision – but the fact the person responsible just drove off and left her for dead is unforgivable.”

Back to Bee Hive

BAR S1 in West Street is undergoing a refurbishment costing more than £100,000 and will revert to the original name of the Bee Hive, becoming a more traditional pub with more cask ales. Over the past 20 years, it has also been called the Foundry and Firkin and O’Neills.

Plea over traffic

COUNCIL highways officers are drawing up a report in response to a 105-name petition raising concerns over the volume of traffic through Ecclesfield using Church Street, St Mary’s Lane, Wheel Lane and Stocks Hill.

Peak District rescue

MEMBERS of Edale and Buxton mountain rescue teams helped to rescue a 64-year-old Rotherham man who suffered leg and head injuries in a two-metre fall on Kinder Scout in the Peak District on Saturday afternoon. The walker was carried to a helicopter that took him to the Northern General Hospital.

Farm’s £6,800 boost

WHIRLOW Hall Farm’s annual ball at Baldwin’s Omega, Brincliffe Edge, raised £6,800 for the charity during an evening attended by 260 guests. The event was sponsored by the Jury’s Inn hotel, which has won an award for green tourism.