Pubs will not close

Two Sheffield city centre pubs have been saved from closure after a national chain stepped in to rescue them from administrators.

Stonegate Pub Company is taking over the Bessemer, on Leopold Street, and The Graduate, on Surrey Street, securing 50 jobs.

Stonegate has taken over 78 pubs from the administrators of Bramwell Pub Company. Toby Smith, company chief, said: “They are fantastic sites with great potential.”