NEWS IN BRIEF: Elderly man dies in house blaze

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AN ELDERLY man has died in a house fire.

The 79-year-old was found dead inside the property on Park Avenue, Shirebrook, near Chesterfield.

Fire crews had been called to the house after neighbours spotted smoke at about 5.20pm on Monday.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Inquiries continue to establish the cause of the death but at this time it is not believed to be suspicious.”

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Injuries in collision

A PERSON and a car were involved in a road smash last night.

Orphanage Road in Pitsmoor, Sheffield, was closed from 4.30pm until just before 6pm after the collision.

The person was believed to have sustained only ‘minor’ injuries, police said.

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Overturned vehicle

A CAR was found overturned and on its side on Sandybridge Lane, Shafton, Barnsley, at about 7.50pm on Monday.

All passengers were out by the time fire crews arrived.