Man of Steel to guard Yorkshire gateway


A giant Man of Steel, twice the height of the Angel of the North, is planned for the side of the M1 at Rotherham. Designs for the £2.5m sculpture, which will symbolise the region's steel and coalmining heritage, have been submitted to the local council. Funded by private enterprise, the 40-metre statue is intended to act as a gateway to South Yorkshire and help attract new business. Steve Mehdi, an artist based in Derbyshire, said he was confident the work would go ahead by 2015, once it had been approved by Rotherham Council.