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Nominations open before by-election

NOMINATIONS have opened for a by-election following the resignation of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright from Rotherham Council.

Voters go to the polls to elect a replacement councillor in the Rawmarsh seat on Thursday, May 16.

The deadline for nominations is 12 noon on April 18. Email electoral.services@rotherham.gov.uk or call 01709 823590.

Market date set

CRAFTS and artisan food will be on sale when a Sheffield church hosts its sixth annual farmers’ market.

The event takes place at St James’s Church, Norton, between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 27.

There will also be a local history exhibition and entertainment from Woodhouse Prize Brass Band, the New Orleans Strollers and Sylvaine dance school.

Bookworms meet

SHEFFIELD University is holding a networking event for people in reading groups across the city. The event is on Thursday, April 25, from 6.30pm, at the Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street. Visit www.sheffield.ac.uk/english/booktalk for details.