NEWS IN BRIEF: THE M1 was closed when a lorry and car collided just before junction 31 at Aston.

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Drivers rang 999 after spotting smoke coming from the lorry. The lorry is thought to have lost its trailer, which was hit by a silver Ford Mondeo, at 2.15pm on Monday. The motorway re-opened at 4pm.

The A634 in Maltby was closed yesterday morning after a Ford Fiesta overturned and landed on its roof. Police were alerted at 6.55am and closed the road until 8.15am. The driver was unhurt.

A CYCLIST killed in a collision with a car on the outskirts of Barnsley last week has been named as Maria Micklethwaite, aged 36, from Carlton, Barnsley. She was involved in a collision with a Ford Focus in South Hiendley, near Wakefield, at 3.25pm on Friday.

TWO men have been quizzed by police on suspicion of the theft of parts earlier this month from a lorry parked up on Smithy Wood Road, Woodseats, Sheffield.

A TELEVISION was stolen from a classroom at Norton College, Sheffield, in a break-in last Wednesday night. Police are investigating.

FIVE cars parked outside The Hilton hotel, Meadowhead, Sheffield, were broken into overnight on Sunday into Monday.