News in Brief:

New college chief

EDUCATION consultant David Waxman has been appointed chair of governors for Sheffield College, replacing Barbara Harvey.

Mr Waxman, the former deputy chair, began his career as a secondary school teacher then became an education officer with the city council, helping to establish the six tertiary colleges which preceded Sheffield College. He has been a governor for six years.

Ex-Owls star charged

FORMER Sheffield Wednesday defender Phil King, aged 43, who runs a pub in Swindon, has been charged with handling stolen goods. He and three other men have pleaded not guilty and will stand trial at Oxford Crown Court in November.

Armed raid on Co-op

POLICE are appealing for information after masked robbers brandishing a machete escaped with cash and cigarettes from the Co-op in High Street, Ecclesfield. A member of staff who was outside was taken into the store, sustaining a minor leg injury. No customers were on the premises, at around 6.15am on September 16.

Jesus Centre launch

SHEFFIELD Jesus Centre – the fourth to be run by the Jesus Army Charitable Trust – has opened to the public in the former Hanover Methodist Church off Hanover Way, Broomhall, initially from 10am to 2.30pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. A gala day will be held on Sunday, October 30 at 3pm.

Zumba for charity

A ZUMBATHON party – based on fitness workouts to Latin rhythms – will be held at Sheffield City Hall ballroom on Sunday, October 16 from 10am to 2pm in aid of the Neurocare Appeal and Cavendish Cancer Care.

The event will be hosted by Siobhan and Sarina Ratcliffe. Tickets cost £10. Tel 0791 3575902.