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A LEADING psychiatrist from Sheffield has been appointed to a prestigious role that will help shape the future training of doctors.

Dr Peter Bowie, a consultant for Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, has been selected as the new chief examiner at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

HOLMHIRST Art Group’s Annual Exhibition is being held on Saturday, May 19.

The event is from 10am to 4pm at Woodseats Methodist Church, Holmhirst Road, Woodseats, with free admission, pictures for sale and refreshments.

LAUGHTER Yoga and Games are being held at Sharrow School performance space on Saturday, May 19, at 4pm.

PONDS Forge Sports Centre in Sheffield city centre staged a national swimming competition for people with learning disabilities.

Brightside and Hillsborough MP David Blunkett handed out the awards at the championships organised by Mencap and Special Olympics Great Britain.

FOOTBALL fans are urged to ensure their vaccinations are up to date before they travel to the European Championships this summer.

Medics are particularly concerned about an outbreak of measles in the Ukraine. The NHS Walk-In Centre on Broad Lane in Sheffield is offering the MMR vaccine for £35. Call 0114 241 2700.

MOUNTAIN rescue teams from Edale and Buxton rescued a 12-year-old boy from the steep sided Winnats Pass, near Castleton.

The youngster sustained a fracture and dislocation of his ankle when he slipped on the wet slope last Thursday.

OWLERTON Greyhound Stadium in Sheffield is launching a grand karaoke competition to find ‘the voice of Yorkshire’.

Auditions take place on May 20, with the top 10 vocalists invited back to battle it out for a £1,000 prize at the on Sunday May 27. Visit www.owlertongreyhoundstadium.co.uk to register.

BARNSLEY Hospital hosts its first Innovation Day on Tuesday May 22, showcasing breakthrough innovations in healthcare. The event takes place at the hospital’s social club from 11am until 4pm.