Adrian Well, the owner of Bamforths greengrocer, sent this message of thanks to local residents: “Many of you know my shop was broken into and burgled last week. Whilst it was a thoroughly unpleasant experience, the kindness and support I received from the whole community was really cheering.
“All of your kind words were really appreciated, offers to help clear up were amazing, bottles of wine (and any other alcoholic gift) are always most welcome!
“Many of you will know that taking on the shop is a big change in my life. The reasons for taking this on are many. The hours and pay are certainly not two of them. But, the support I received has helped me appreciate how much local shops are a bedrock of a community. You’ve made me proud to live and work among you. Thanks again.”
If you see anything suspicious, don’t hesitate to contact the police by ringing 101.
A fire at a house on Cardoness Road was reported around 6.40pm last night and subsequently dealt with by the fire service.
There was one minor casualty, with a woman in her 50s treated for minor smoke inhalation but she did not need to attend hospital.
The fire, which involved a motorbike, started in a garage then spread into the kitchen of an adjoining house. The garage and kitchen suffered extensive damaged, and the rest of the house was heavily smoke logged.
Early indications are that the fire started accidentally, involving electrics in the garage.
The road was cordoned off, with three fire engines and police remaining on the scene until around 8.50pm.
South Yorkshire Police have issued a statement regarding events in Crosspool last weekend.
They confirm that the body of a missing 63-year-old woman was found behind property in Crosspool at around midday on Saturday, 9 February. The woman was reported missing from her home on Cardoness Road at 5.45pm on Friday 8 February.
There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances and police are not seeking anyone in connection with her death.
Work has started on changes to the pavements and crossing areas at the top of Lydgate Lane.
The road is being narrowed outside Lydgate Infant School ready for the installation of a zebra crossing.
Improvements to the Lydgate Lane end of Marsh Lane and Headland Drive are also underway, with markings on the pavements that hint at the dropping of the curbstones with tapered pavements at crossing points.
Dropped Kerbs were recently installed on the Watt Lane end of Cardoness Road to make crossing easier for pedestrians.