NEWS IN BRIEF: Accessories treat for brides

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BRIDES-TO-BE searching for the perfect accessories are invited to a designer event at one of Sheffield’s top wedding boutiques on Friday.

The White Room on Norfolk Row in Sheffield city centre, is hosting a special event to showcase the work of Sheffield-based bridal designer Debbie Carlisle.

Debbie makes vintage and vintage-inspired bridal headpieces and cuffs with a twist as well as everlasting wedding bouquets made up entirely of vintage jewellery, buttons pearls and crystals.

She will be bringing her whole collection – which includes accessories for brides and their maids – to the White Room on Friday from 3pm to 8pm. There will be a 10 per cent discount on all headpieces and cuffs bought or ordered on the day.

Creepy crawly half term fun

SLITHERING snakes and other creepy crawlies will star in fun-filled children’s activities for half term.

Meet a Creature lets youngsters handle animals at Wentworth Castle near Barnsley on February 16, 17 and 18.

The castle is also hosting a free garden trail, cookie icing workshops and a chance to meet firefighters.

Pancake tossing and other themed activities will top off the week on Sunday, February 19.

Visit www.wentworthcastle.org for more details and to book.

MP call to back library day

BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis is urging ministers to act to protect the country’s libraries – ahead of National Libraries Day this Saturday.

The Shadow Culture Minister said that the event would give the country the chance to demonstrate how important local libraries were to them.

He said: “This will give the whole of Britain the opportunity to demonstrate how important local libraries are to our communities.

“This Tory-led government have reneged, countless times, on their full responsibilities.

“Cuts to local library services are extremely short-sighted.

“There are also over four million children that don’t even own a book and six million adults that cannot read job application forms.

“It is irresponsible and economically naive, for any government to allow 600 libraries to potentially close.”

Free burritos up for grabs

SHEFFIELD eaterie the Street Food Chef is giving away free lunch for a month to four lucky customers.

From today, everyone who buys a breakfast burrito will receive a ticket and every Friday in February, a winning ticket will be drawn. The winners get a burrito each day for a month.