News In Brief: Fire museum opening again

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SHEFFIELD’S Fire and Police Museum is back in business and throwing open its doors again from tomorrow.

The West Bar attraction was closed during June because of the number of outside events volunteers had to attend, but opening hours will return to the usual 11am to 5pm this weekend.


A TELEPHONE number for The Samaritans, provided by the Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust, was incorrect in yesterday’s Star. The correct phone number for The Samaritans in Sheffield is 0114 276 7277.

Gala event

A GALA day is to be held at Beighton Welfare Club and Recreation Ground in Beighton, Sheffield, today. The event begins with a parade through the village starting at noon, with a funfair and stalls.

National prize

AN EDUCATIONAL programme run in Barnsley has won a national excellence prize. The Sex, Drugs and Alcohol steering group at Barnsley Council has scooped the Pamela Sheridan Award, handed out each year by the Family Planning Association to recognise excellence in sex and relationships education.

Charity boost

A CITY solicitors’ firm has handed over a cheque for almost £10,000 to one of Sheffield’s best-loved charities following six successful months of fundraising. Taylor and Emmet has already raised £9,640 for St Luke’s Hospice at the halfway point of its year-long partnership with the charity.

Free eating

TUCK into a free community barbecue today until 1.30pm at Manor Oaks Farm Shop, Manor Lane. Visitors can make their own healthy burgers, sow and take home herb and vegetable window boxes, and pick up a recipe bag with produce from the farm.