News In Brief: Wildfowling fans win rights to site

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SOUTH Yorkshire Wildfowlers’ Association successfully applied for a new sporting rights lease on 59 acres of Crown Estate foreshore on the River Aire in West Yorkshire.

Anyone interested in wildfowling in the area can email

Pen a local poem

CREATIVE South Yorkshire folk are invited to pen a poem about the area they live. Visit or call 0844 800 9177. The best poem - which must be no more than 25 lines and 160 words - will win £1,000.

Resolve to help

ROTHERHAM Hospice has made a fundraising plea as people consider New Year’s resolutions. Call 01709 308917 or email for information about supporting the hospice.

MP visits event

WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey will be attending an ‘Action For Us’ charity event at Rotherham’s Old Market on Saturday.

Carers and people they look after will take part in singing, dancing and poetry, an arts and crafts workshop, a raffle, tombola and refreshments.