Pair in hospital after car smash

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A MAN and two women were rushed to hospital after a two-vehicle smash in Sheffield.

The women had to be cut from the wreckage when a Peugeot and a VW collided near The Cross Scythes pub on Scarsdale Road, Woodseats.

Fire crews used a carbon dioxide extinguisher to put out the flames and police sealed off part of Scarsdale Road until the damaged vehicles were recovered just before 6.30pm on Thursday.

A WOMAN in her 40s needed medical treatment for breathing in smoke after a chip pan sparked a blaze on the ninth floor of a block of flats on Exeter Drive, Broomhall, Sheffield, at 9.25pm on Thursday.

In Killamarsh an overheated dishwasher sparked a kitchen fire at a house in Cherry Tree Drive. Firefighters from Aston Park and Staveley stations tackled the blaze at 11.30am on Thursday.

A MAN in his 40s was taken to hospital suffering smoke inhalation after discarded smoking materials set fire to his bed. Firefighters from Elm Lane and Darnall stations dealt with the slow-burning blaze at a flat in Earl Marshal Road, Grimesthorpe, Sheffield. Paramedics treated a man in Clowne, Derbyshire, for smoke inhalation after a fire at a garage in Station Road. Crews used a hose reel to put out the flames at 2.30pm on Thursday.

A FURTHER demonstration is taking place in Sheffield today against the £2.44 million bonus given to Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive, Stephen Hester. Members of UK Uncut - who want higher taxes on bankers’ bonuses and a clampdown on tax avoidance - are protesting outside RBS, on Church Street, and NatWest, on High Street, from 11am.

SOUTH Yorkshire UKIP Euro MP Godfrey Bloom is demanding the Government opts out of an EU directive banning all herbal medicines manufactured by unlicensed practitioners. The directive is due to come into force on May 1 in the UK, unless the Government sets up its own statutory regulation on alternative and complementary medicine.

A POST box was set alight on Eastmoor Road, Brimington, Chesterfield.