Covid vaccination target hit

All adults over 50, the clinically vulnerable and health and social care workers have now been offered a life-saving Covid-19 jab, the Government has said. The target was reached ahead of schedule, with the government having pledged to offer a first dose to priority...

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Update on second dose of COVID vaccine

The dedicated NHS teams delivering Coronavirus vaccines in Rotherham are now well underway with second dose vaccinations. The NHS in England has vaccinated more than 25 million people against COVID-19, with the number of people receiving their second dose reaching a new weekly high.

A fourth Purple Butterfly room for Rotherham...

Women who sadly experience an early pregnancy loss can now be cared for in the privacy and comfort of a new Purple Butterfly room on ward B11 at Rotherham Hospital. Thanks to the public fundraising for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal and...

100,000 adults in Rotherham receive COVID vaccine

More than 100,000 Rotherham residents have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine - a major milestone in the battle against the virus. GP Practices are working as part of a unified approach taken in the borough, starting with the first targeted...

Governor Elections – your chance to get...

Are you passionate about your local community and about the services that The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust provides to you, your family and friends? If you live in Wentworth North, Rother Valley South, Rother Valley West or Rotherham North, you could do something to...

Free weekend parking extended

Rotherham Council has extended free weekend parking across the town centre to support residents and businesses as COVID-19 restrictions ease. As businesses including salons, pubs, cafes and non-essential retailers re-open for the first time in months, the Council has permanently removed Saturday charges at...

Helping budding writers put pen to paper

To celebrate the BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World programme, Rotherham Libraries has joined forces with local writer, Ray Hearne to encourage residents to try their hand at creative writing. Novels That Shaped Our World is a national initiative, led by Libraries Connected and...

COVID memorial at Hope Fields to have...

A living memorial at Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham, to honour both the victims of COVID-19 and those who fought the virus, is to be unveiled online this week, on Saturday 27 March 2021. Hope Fields, which overlooks the lake at Thrybergh Country Park,...

Cycling consultation seeks change for good

Rotherham Council wants to improve provision for cyclists, so that everyone in the borough can enjoy the health, environmental and economic benefits that cycling offers. The Council has already committed resources in its budget to improve the borough’s existing 90 miles of cycle infrastructure,...

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Rotherham Minster to receive up to £25,000 Culture Recovery Grant

Rotherham Minster has received a grant of up to £25,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation...

Rotherham beauty therapist is the right fit for Sewing Bee

There "seams" to be a pattern emerging with talented Rotherham-based creatives taking part in some of Britain's best-loved TV programmes.

Mature Millers receive extra funding in aim to combat social isolation

The Mature Millers Walking Football Association are delighted to have received £5,000 from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to allow them to...

CityFibre extends reach

CityFibre has identified 216 additional towns and villages that are to benefit from a Full Fibre rollout, completing the list of locations...

Search for next generation of television writers in Rotherham

Rotherham has been included in a new project that has been created to help diversify the pool of television writers in the UK....

Drive thru cinema returns to Gulliver’s Valley

After the huge success of their sold-out Drive Thru Cinema experiences last summer and at Christmas, The Village Screen are continuing to run their Drive...

Plans for Wentworth’s Camellia House

Memories and images of the derelict Camellia House in the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham are being sought by specialists now...

Turning back the hands of time at Wentworth Woodhouse

Earlier this month, specialist conservators started the next phase of work at Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham - essential repairs to the North...

Apprentices climb the ladder at Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham is proudly supporting National Apprentice Week 2021’s Build The Future campaign. The annual event showcases...

Wentworth’s snowdrops

The gardens at Wentworth Woodhouse will still be re-opening this weekend as planned. The Snowdrop Mantra is chanted every...

Toseland helps keep hospital fundraising on track

Rotherham motorcycling champion James Toseland continues to lead a fundraising drive for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, despite the annual "Egg Run" being unable to be...

Julie Kenny made Honorary Freewoman of Rotherham

Dame Julie Kenny DBE has been made a Honorary Freewoman of the Borough of Rotherham. Whilst a virtual ceremony...

Rotherham Town Hall turns purple to mark 2021 Census

Rotherham Town Hall, South Yorkshire joined more than a hundred buildings and landmarks across England and Wales by lighting up purple to...
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Rahul proves that chocolate is best recipe to inspire engineers of the future

Dr Rahul Mandal is best known for bringing home the trophies at the 2019 Great British Bake Off and the 2021 Great New Year Bake Off, but in everyday life he’s a technical lead and STEM ambassador at the Nuclear AMRC in Rotherham. Rahul...

The Beat the Street activity game is coming to Rotherham

A popular physical activity game that has been played by more than 1.2m people is coming to Rotherham. Beat the Street Rotherham is set to take place from Wednesday, 14th April for six weeks, concluding on Wednesday, 26th May. Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people...

World renowned sports brand chooses Rotherham for expansion

The local economy is set for a big lift after SBD Apparel, a world-renowned brand for premium supports for strength sports, confirmed plans for a brand new 100,000 sq ft premises on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.The manufacturer has been awarded a £1.5m Business Investment...
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Search to find the next generation of Gulliver’s talent

Gulliver’s Valley, the theme park in South Yorkshire, is looking to the future as it begins the search for its next generation...

Latest drama at Wentworth Woodhouse

Long-abandoned servants’ quarters at Wentworth Woodhouse are about to be streamed into the living rooms of crime drama fans in over 190...

Recreating the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival at home

Organisers of the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival are hoping to still raise much needed money for charity this year by...

10,000 supermarket vouchers to support Rotherham families

Around 10,000 local families with children who are entitled to free school meals are set to receive supermarket vouchers to be spent...

80p fares for everyone aged 21 and under

Mayor Dan Jarvis and local authority leaders will cut bus and tram travel costs for young people – extending concessionary fares to...

Laptops for Kids and councils join forces to buy 7,000 devices for South Yorkshire families

Laptops for Kids has joined forces with local authorities, including Rotherham Council, to buy nearly 7,000 devices for South Yorkshire – enough...

COVID-19 test kits for Rotherham businesses

Workplaces in Rotherham with 50 or more employees will have until 31 March 2021 to register their interest in workplace testing for...

EFL recognise contribution of Millers commercial director

Rotherham United Commercial Director Steve Coakley has been recognised by the English Football League (EFL) with an award to celebrate him approaching...

AESSEAL goes virtual to promote engineering to students during pandemic

Rotherham manufacturer, AESSEAL, has taken its award-winning student outreach work online to ensure it continues to help bridge the engineering skills gap...

Schmidt confirmed for 2021 Walker Cup squad

Ben Schmidt from Rotherham Golf Club has been named in the Great Britain and Ireland squad for this year’s Walker Cup against the United States of America. At 18, Schmidt is the youngest of the ten man squad for what is often called the "pinnacle...

A loan brings Kirk back together with family

Rotherham's NHL prospect Liam Kirk is back in the familiar surroundings of South Yorkshire as he searches for game time. The Maltby skater is the only English born and trained player to be drafted to the NHL, he was a seventh round pick of...

CityFibre kicks off Rotherham’s digital transformation as they join Millers portfolio of business partners

Rotherham United has welcomed CityFibre to its ever-growing portfolio of business partners following the digital infrastructure providers signing a deal with the commercial team at AESSEAL New York Stadium. Rotherham is one of the latest locations to benefit from a town-wide full fibre network...

Back to school COVID tests for Rotherham children and families

The first step in the easing of national lockdown restrictions begins next week with schools and colleges re-opening to all pupils and...

£1.4m to improve shelf life at Rotherham libraries

The latest phase in a £1.4m improvement package for libraries across Rotherham is continuing to move forward. Work has...

£4m funding to reinvigorate Rotherham’s town centres

A new £4million Towns and Villages Improvement Fund aims to help reinvigorate town and village centres across the Rotherham borough.

Council commit £5.8m to accelerate flood defence schemes

Rotherham Council is attempting to accelerate plans for major flood alleviation projects to protect hundreds of homes, businesses and infrastructure in the...

COVID-19 memorial to open in Rotherham

Hope Fields, a living memorial to honour both the victims of COVID-19 and those who fought the virus, is to open at...

JBM Metal Recycling go the extra mile to raise over £4,000 for Bluebell Wood

A community-spirited Rotherham business has pulled out all the stops to raise over £4,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice through its football...

Shiloh receive a new Lottery grant

A Rotherham charity will soon be delivering an increased range of services thanks to new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Rotherham’s New Year’s baby

Little Albie was waiting until the new year had truly begun before making his entrance on New Year’s day!