NEWS IN BRIEF: Medical talk in aid of city’s hospice

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DR Helen Bryant, a lecturer in cancer genetics and chairwoman of a research group DNA replication and repair, will be taking centre stage for the second Pints of View session at The Greystones pub in Sheffield on November 6.

Dr Bryant will be talking about ‘Personalised medicine… How do we manage a science fiction reality?’.

The evening begins at 7pm and tickets, available in advance from the pub, cost £2. Proceeds to St Luke’s Hospice.

Guitar concert

MUSIC for the guitar and flute will be showcased at a Sheffield church. Guitarist Nick Fletcher and flautist John Hackett will be performing music by Bach, Debussy, Mozart, Handel and more at Carterknowle Methodist Church, Edgedale Road, on Saturday, November 17, at 7.30pm. For tickets, priced £10, or £5 concessions, visit www.johnhackett.com

Meet the police

Shoppers in Chesterfield have the chance to meet police officers and chat about any concerns they may have.

PC Steve O’Callaghan and PCSO Karl Marsh, of the Chesterfield safer neighbourhood policing team, are hosting a drop-in surgery at The Café in Debenhams on Monday, November 5, from 10am to noon.

Specialist books

NICHE publishers of poetry, fiction, short stories, fine art and photography will have their books on offer at a forthcoming sale in Sheffield. The independent publishers’ book fair takes place on Saturday, November 3, from 10am, at Bank Street Arts, Bank Street, Sheffield city centre. Admission is free.