Go-ahead for pub extension

A Kirk Hallam pub has been given the green light to expand its business.

Councillors heaped praise on the Cat and Fiddle in Ladywood Road at a meeting last night as they voted unanimously to allow the pub to build an extension and new patio area.

Cllr Louis Booth said: “The Cat and Fiddle was a few years ago a business in decline. Thanks to the present landlady and staff they have turned it around.”

The plan also included a new smoking shelter and new flat roof.