NEWS IN BRIEF: Ban for shop caught selling alcohol to child

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A SHOP has been banned from selling alcohol for a month for serving underage customers.

Hollingwood Stores in Hollingwood, Chesterfield, has had its licence to sell alcohol suspended and extra conditions imposed following a licence review hearing by councillors.

The store twice sold alcohol to an underage volunteer during a trading standards operation in July this year.

On the first occasion, employee David Perkins sold cans of lager to a volunteer agreed 16 years and 11 months.

Later the same volunteer was sold four cans of lager by Nicola Dixon, the licence holder and designated premise supervisor. Perkins was issued with an £80 penalty notice and Nicola Dixon received a criminal caution.

Chesterfield councillors agreed to suspend the licence.

CADETS helped raise a record-breaking £57,285 for the recent Poppy Appeal in the south of Sheffield - more than £3,000 above last year’s total.

The Royal British Legion said it was a ‘great result’, as the organisation needs every penny it can raise for its work with service personnel and their families.

Hon Poppy Appeal Organiser Peggie Robinson said: “Army and Air Cadets from Manor Top and Low Edges barracks were tremendous in helping to raise this money.

“Each weekend they were out collecting at most supermarkets in the south of the city, contributing considerable amounts. Two cadets raised more than £500 each.”

Peggy added: “We are extremely grateful to all our volunteers, cadets and staff of the supermarkets, and the generosity of the customers.”