News in brief

Firefighters were called to a pile of burning pallets and rubbish in Mexborough after arsonists struck on Sunday evening.

The crews spent half-an-hour extinguishing the deliberate blaze on Schofield Street after being called out at 9pm.

Arsonists have torched a van on Edderthorpe Lane in Darfield.

Firefighters were called extinguish the blazing Citroen Berlingo at 11.10pm on Sunday night.

WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey paid volunteers a visit after a cake stall raised £565 for the Rotherham and Sheffield branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society at Rotherham Hospital’s Rooftop Restaurant on Friday, May 6, and branch president John Healey called in to show his support.

DARTS players from Rawmarsh are hoping their bright new polo shirts will light up the darts board in new season matches. Stagecoach staff have been given yellow shirts, emblazoned with the Stagecoach logo and sets of darts, by their employer.

They will compete in the Pete Drury memorial match at Rotherham Transport Club, that was set up in memory of a First bus driver tragically killed in an accident in Rotherham in 2009.