Walker hurt in Peak

MOUNTAIN rescuers carried a 63-year-old woman for nearly a kilometre to an ambulance after she injured her ankle while with a walking group in Millers Dale in the Peak District on Saturday afternoon.

Buxton team leader Neil Carruthers said: “The very heavy rain and strong winds were probably a contributory factor to the accident occurring in making the surface very slippery – and certainly made the stretcher carry more difficult.”

Broomhill on agenda

ISSUES including traffic, the environment and economic viability will be on the agenda at a conference on the future of the Broomhill ward on Saturday.

Residents of Crookesmoor, Broomhill, Broomhall Park, the Botanical Gardens area, Ecclesall Road and Endcliffe Corner are being invited to the meeting at Broomhill Methodist Church, Fulwood Road, from 1.30pm to 4.45pm. Booking is essential through the Central Community Assembly on 2736849.

Zebras on the way

TWO council schemes to improve road safety are due to start next week in Sheffield. Work on installing a zebra crossing on Hemsworth Road near Backmoor Crescent, Norton, is expected to take around four weeks to complete. A crossing on Archer Road, near Old Station Drive, Millhouses, is likely to take about eight weeks to complete.

Nurse’s car targeted

VANDALS set alight the interior of the car of a district nurse which was parked on Constable Road, Gleadless Valley, while she visited an elderly patient on Saturday night. The upholstery was damaged.