News in Brief:

Hotel prices on rise

HOTEL prices in Sheffield increased 2% to £63 in the first half of this year – part of a trend in Yorkshire thought to be a result of budget-conscious Britons choosing to take breaks closer to home.

Matt Walls, vice president of, said: “Yorkshire has so much to offer, whether it is the culture, nightlife and sport in Leeds and Sheffield, the history and architecture of York, the coast at Scarborough or the beauty of the Dales and Moors.

Vintage market booms

MORE than 1,000 people went to a Vintage Market at St Mary’s Church in Bramall Lane on Saturday which featured 34 stallholders. “There was a great atmosphere and the traders were very happy,” said a spokesperson, The next is on November 12 from 10am to 4pm.

‘Love Wincobank’ drive

A ‘LOVE Wincobank’ logo has been designed by Sheffield Telegraph cartoonist Gary Jenkinson-Graham to promote features such as its woodland and ancient hill fort.

Student’s Peak rescue

MOUNTAIN rescue teams helped a college student, aged 16, from Rotherham who broke his ankle on an outdoor education field trip near Millstone Edge in the Peak District last Friday.

Bishops speak in city

THE Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, and the Bishop of Whitby, Martin Warner, will be keynote speakers when clergy and laity meet for the annual Development Day at the Philadelphia campus in Sheffield on Saturday. The theme is A Time to Grow.

Cannabis discovery

FIREFIGHTERS discovered a cannabis factory when they broke into an empty flat in Mansfield Road, Intake. Police were called.