NEWS IN BRIEF: More money for safety programme

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FUNDING of £8,000 has been approved to extend a scheme to help people with hearing impairments feel safer in their homes. Specialist door chimes with flashing lights and vibrating pagers will be paid for by Derbyshire County Council. The devices have already been installed in the homes of 400 residents - 97 per cent of whom said they felt safer as a result - at a cost of £10,000.

Revolution lecture

EGYPTIAN socialist activist and blogger Gigi Ibrahim will be speaking in Sheffield next Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of the revolution which toppled dictator Hansi Mubarak after 40 years in power. The talk takes place at the Quaker Meeting House, St James Street, city centre, from 7pm.

Time to move on

A SECOND Sheffield MP is backing plans to move the clocks forward an hour. Meg Munn, who represents Heeley, has added her support to the campaign after South East Sheffield MP Clive Betts said he was in favour of the change. Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis also wants the idea to be considered.

Join club for gents

MILLHOUSES Probus Club for retired gentlemen next meets at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Grove Road on Monday, at 10am when there will be a presentation entitled The London That Tourists Miss. Call 0114 230 8938 for more details.

New garage jobs

A NEW Halfords Autocentre in Worksop off Sandy Lane Retail Park has created five new jobs.