News in brief: Hang glider tragedy

A HANG glider pilot who died when he crashed on Mam Tor in the Peak has been named as Terry Rice, aged 52, of Upton, Wirral.

He died last Thursday, despite the efforts of medics and mountain rescue team volunteers.

An investigation is being carried out by the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association on behalf of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch of the Department of Transport.

Wedding changes

A REVAMP of some of the facilities at Sheffield register office at the town hall was in line for council approval yesterday (Wednesday).

Couples will be able to choose between the current basic civil marriage ceremony, with the statutory fee remaining at £40, and an upgraded service costing £110 during the week and £130 at weekends.

Ceremonies will be conducted on Saturday afternoon.

Hillsborough crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 53-year-old woman from Parson Cross was seriously injured when she was hit by a blue Vauxhall Corsa as she crossed Parkside Road near Penistone Road, Hillsborough, last Thursday at 3.15pm.

She was taken to the Northern General Hospital with a fractured pelvis, a fractured leg and head and shoulder injuries.

The driver of the car, a 38-year-old woman from Middlewood, was not hurt.

Schools feel the heat

THE refurbished All Saints Catholic High School and Seven Hills Special School in Granville Road are to be heated by waste burnt at the Energy Recovery Facility in Bernard Road from September.

Headteacher Bob Sawyer said: “We are very excited about the redevelopment of our school and the new heating system is an excellent initiative designed to reduce our carbon footprint and to keep running costs down.”

PTAs’ Spring Ball

NETHER Green Infant School Parent Teacher Association and Nether Green Junior School PTA hold their third annual Spring Ball tomorrow (Friday) at Baldwin’s Omega at Brincliffe Edge. It will raise money for educational resources and equipment.

Blaze contained

FIREFIGHTERS prevented a blaze in a cardboard recycling bin spreading to the Simpkins Sweets factory in Hillsborough. Arson is being blamed.