News in brief

UP to 30 new jobs could be on the way to Parkgate, if a new Frankie and Benny’s restaurant gets the go-ahead.

British Land, the owners of Parkgate’s retail centre, have submitted plans to Rotherham Council for an outlet to replace what is currently a management and toilet block.

Frankie and Benny’s base their theme on fifties Italian/American style diners, and have over 189 British restaurants to date.

The applicants promise a “high quality modern building” and “significant” investment in the town.