News in brief: Car boot launch

THE Sheffield Motorpoint Arena hosts its first car boot sale on Sunday.

Yorkshire Car Boot Sales, which already runs large events next to Leeds Bradford Airport and in York, has become the first private operator to take advantage of the council’s relaxation of restrictions on private markets.

The Arena car park will be used every Sunday (except April 10 and May 8) until September.

Gates open from 6am and admission is 70p for adults, 40p for pensioners and free for under-16s.

Cat mauled to death

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD girl’s pet cat was mauled to death by two whippets in a field at Stannington as the dogs’ owner stood by.

Kirsty Allen, aged 27, of Stannington, said Isabella was heartbroken at the loss of her pet, Paris.

She said her sister saw the whippets’ owner not make any attempt to stop them.

“I want to warn people in the area that these dogs are dangerous.”

She added: “My plea is for anyone with any information to report this man to the RSPCA.”

20 years in valley

RIVELIN Valley Conservation Group is celebrating 20 years with a pie and pea supper on Tuesday, which will be attended by the Lord Mayor, Coun Alan Law, deputy council leader David Baker and the retiring chair of the Peak Park Authority, Narenda Bajaria.

The event at Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Crosspool, will follow the conservation group’s annual meeting.