News in brief: Car crash rail danger

BRITISH Transport Police this week appealed for information after a burned-out vehicle was found upside down just feet from the rail line off Penrith Road, Shirecliffe.

A Volkswagen hatchback fell around 80ft from an embankment next to allotments and was only stopped from landing on the line by metal barriers.

PC Melvyn Betts said: “This was an extremely dangerous act that could have had devastating consequences.”

The incident took place on Saturday, March 19 at 6.30am.

Paintball arena plan

PLANS have been submitted to the council for part of Princess Works, a former brass works, in Scotland Street on the edge of Sheffield city centre to be turned into an indoor paintball arena. Applicants Asylum Paintball say there would be three arenas and the venue would be open seven days a week.

Folk trail Peak stop

A GROUP of Cornish folk musicians and singers is to pass through the Peak District next month as part of a walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, stopping at pubs.

A night at the Rambler Country House Hotel in Edale on Sunday, May 8 will be hosted by Rivelin Folk Club. Visit

Carnival’s silver lining

STANNINGTON Carnival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, on Saturday, July 9. Pitches and tables are available by contacting Patricia Ray on 234 7070.

Togswap returns

NEARLY new clothes for children and babies will be sold at the next Togswap run by the Link family information service at St Augustine’s church hall in Brocco Bank, Hunters Bar, on Saturday from 10.15am to noon.

Admission for adults is £1. Sellers should contact 247 2384.