Tesco roads package

A PROPOSED package of road change to accommodate extra traffic generated by a Tesco Express superstore at the corner of Spital Hill, the Wicker and Savile Street is due for council approval today (Thursday).

It includes the closure of Carlisle Street to through traffic, a revised junction, changes to traffic signals and signs and new bus shelters. Work is starting on a development that will also include offices, a petrol station and 879 car parking spaces.

City hotels recover

OCCUPANCY of Sheffield hotels went up last year by 13%, according to the latest figures, helping to boost revenue by 7%.

They managed the greatest growth in revenue per room, while hotels in Leeds and York showed only minor falls year on year, said the Leeds office of business advisory firm Deloitte.

Although the outlook for 2011 is “more challenging” across the UK, hospitality partner Martin Jenkins said: “It is good to see all three Yorkshire cities performing well with Leeds and York retaining their positions and Sheffield continuing its recovery.”

Sex attack charge

A MAN has been charged in connection with a sex attack on a 22-year-old woman in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield.

Michael David Chiswick, aged 32, of Hemmingway Close, Treeton, Rotherham, was arrested and charged with sexual assault following an attack on the woman in Alma Street in the early hours of December 4. He appeared before Sheffield magistrates on Monday.

Airmen remembered

A WREATH-laying ceremony in memory of the ten American airmen who died when their B17 bomber crashed in Endcliffe Park in February 1944, narrowly missing playing children, will be held in the park on Sunday, February 20, at 1.15pm.

It will be followed by a service at St Augustine’s Church, Brocco Bank, attended by civic dignitaries and forces’ representatives, which will also honour the thousands of American airmen who died in the Second World War.

Planner’s top accolade

SARAH Foster, aged 33, a planning manager with the Peak District National Park Authority, has been voted national Young Planner of the Year by her fellow professionals in the Royal Town Planning Institute.