NEWS IN BRIEF: Help to hack back the undergrowth

THE long, wet summer has sent vegetation growing rapidly - and volunteers are needed to work with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife

Trust to help hack the undergrowth back. Tasks include woodland management, pulling up invasive plants, raking meadows, clearing ponds and litter picking. Visit

Maypole dancing

AN AGE-OLD tradition will be brought back to life at a special event. Maypole Dancing takes place at Upper Wincobank Chapel, Wincobank Avenue, Sheffield, from 2pm until 3pm on Sunday, August 12. Admission is £1. Children must be accompanied.

Make a scrapbook

CREATIVE souls can make their own scrapbooks and greetings cards at a summer craft workshop. Busy Bees Craft Club meets at the Busy Bees shop in Market Square, Woodhouse Village on Saturday August 11. For more information, or to book, email or call 01708 768 580.

Marry Mr Darcy

A NEW website has been launched for couples planning to marry in the Peak District during the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice next year. The Jane Austen novel has both historic and contemporary links with the area. Visit

Jaipur’s just great

Jaipur IPA, brewed by Bakewell based Thornbridge, has been named one of the Top 50 Foods and Drinks within the UK.