Vaccine roll-out to be extended in Rotherham

The NHS has started delivering COVID booster jabs to people in eligible groups and have also rolled out COVID-19 jabs to children aged 12 to 15. The NHS vaccination programme is inviting eligible people, who had their second COVID jab at least six months...

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Rotherham health services under pressure

Dr Richard Jenkins, Interim Chief Executive, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, has written an open letter asking the people of Rotherham to only use under pressure health services if they really need too. The letter reads: "Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the...

Skydivers show there’s no limit to their...

Daredevil sisters Amanda Haynes and Callie Drabble took a huge leap of faith when they completed a 14,000ft skydive to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. Amanda, a Health Care Support Worker at the Urgent and Emergency Care Centre, was joined...

Vaccine bus on Rotherham route as rates...

Rotherham NHS Clinical Commissioning Group continue to host Walk-In vaccination sessions. A "vaccine bus" has been making stops in the borough and will be at Rotherham Show this weekend. It arrives as the Covid infection rate in Rotherham is remaining stubbornly high, meaning it...

Cancer survivor celebrates by thanking NHS staff

A cancer patient has provided a lasting legacy to the hospital which cared for him by donating £2,000 to the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. Anthony Felvus, 67, of Kimberworth, donated the funds to say thank you to caring colleagues on Ward A6 at...

Partnership working delivers ten brand new bungalows...

Arches Housing and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council celebrate partnership working as more homes are delivered in the borough. In this case ten bungalows spread across four sites: Chestnut Close, Craig Walk, Greenwood Close, Hornbeam Road; with all homes having been let through Rotherham Key Choices.

Relocated Dinnington test site opens

Rotherham Council has moved quickly to secure a replacement Covid testing site in Dinnington. The new site, which will also be operated by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), will be based at the Constable Lane car park, near to the bus...

What to expect at the return of...

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the increasing numbers of vaccinations, the biggest cultural event in the borough's calendar – the Rotherham Show - is back at Clifton Park from September 3 to 5 2021. Rotherham Show is the North’s largest free event,...

Dinnington Covid testing site closes

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) Coronavirus testing site at Dinnington Resource Centre has closed with effect from yesterday (24th August). The Council has been in discussions with DHSC for several weeks about securing an alternative site for a testing centre in...

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Grimm & Co secures further funding

Rotherham-based charity, Grimm & Co, are celebrating today after being awarded over £280,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with...

Gully Town Tots sleepovers launch at Gulliver’s Valley

Gulliver's Valley is inviting tots and their families to play and stay at the South Yorkshire theme park this Autumn.  

Game on at Wentworth Woodhouse

Two cutting-edge Sheffield digital agencies are helping Rotherham’s Georgian country house Wentworth Woodhouse go 21st century to engage with young visitors.

Community foundation launches new fund

Community groups in South Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000 from a new grants programme launched...

Countdown to Wentworth Festival

In just over a week, thousands will "Never Be Lonely" when they get together for a "Fine Time" at the "Beautiful Neighbourhood"...

Learn more about Rotherham sporting pioneer

A free event is being held in Rotherham this week highlighting the town's links to a true national and international sporting pioneer...

Paul Burling set to make an impression in Aladdin this Christmas

With the reopening of Rotherham Civic Theatre comes the welcome return of panto to the stage this Christmas with Aladdin, the show...

Wentworth Woodhouse gets a helping hand from clock repairer Andrew

Time is no longer standing still at Rotherham’s 18th century stately home Wentworth Woodhouse. Crucial repairs have been made...

If Walls Could Talk – History comes to life in new storytelling experience at Wentworth Woodhouse

If These Walls Could Talk, a fascinating sound and vision experience, will take families back in time to hear the inside story...

Wentworth Woodhouse Screenwriting Award

Mini movie masterpieces are being developed, inspired by the Rotherham stately home, Wentworth Woodhouse. The winner of a unique screenwriting...

Swift selected for World Championships

Rotherham pro cyclist, Ben Swift has been called up to represent The Great Britain Cycling Team as they return to international competition...

Rotherham paralympian on “fairytale” gold

Rotherham paralympian Gavin Walker described his team's gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as a fairytale. Gavin is...

Rotherham athlete co-captains GB wheelchair rugby team in Tokyo

Rotherham paralympian Gavin Walker is on a quest for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Gavin is the...
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Deal exchanged to bring 69-room Travelodge to Forge Island

Muse Developments - the UK's leading town and city centre regenerator and Rotherham Council have exchanged a deal with major hotel brand, Travelodge, to become the latest anchor occupier at Rotherham’s Forge Island, which will see a new 69-room hotel delivered in the heart of Rotherham town...

Rotherham theatre prepares for reopening night

There has been a change of scenery at Rotherham Civic Theatre as a £200,000 revamp enters its final act. Rotherham Civic Theatre has not traded since March 2020 due to Covid restrictions and is set to reopen in September. Operators, Rotherham...

Almost three and a half miles of extra wildflowers planted across Rotherham

The sight of wildflowers at Rotherham’s roadsides has been commonplace for the past eight years but even more areas are benefitting from the scheme this year. Almost three and a half miles of wildflower verges have been planted in 12 trial areas across the...
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Chuckle Brothers tribute unveiled at Gulliver’s Valley

Local legend Paul Elliott, one half of the iconic Chuckle Brothers, has visited Gulliver's Valley in Rotherham to unveil a unique tribute...

New themed accommodation adds the wow factor at Gulliver’s Valley

Families visiting Gulliver’s Valley are enjoying sleeping in some amazing new accommodation options this summer as the resort continues with its exciting expansion plans.

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022: pre-sale ticket targets smashed

More than 140,000 tickets have already been sold for UEFA Women's EURO 2022, which takes place in England next summer, with next...

Rotherham student receives generous bursary

Representatives from The Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club visited Thomas Rotherham College (TRC) recently to present former student, Caitlin Cooper, with a certificate...

Schools and community groups invited to Gulliver’s Valley

Gulliver’s Valley is putting out a final call inviting local schools or youth groups to attend a special event being held at the Rotherham theme park.

Major schools science event returns to Rotherham

Rotherham is set to host the North Star Science School with Professor Brian Cox CBE on 24th November at Gulliver’s Valley Theme...

AES Engineering Group achieves RoSPA Gold Award

Rotherham manufacturer, AESSEAL has been recognised as a world leader in health and safety with its eighth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award.

Gulliver’s interns make a lasting impression

Gulliver’s Valley has linked up with a leading transition to employment charity to give young people with learning disabilities and autism vital work experience.

25% off bus and tram tickets this summer

The Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, has announced plans to cut up to 25% off the price of bus and tram...

Rotherham vaccine incentive is just the ticket

Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust (RUCST) is offering a free ticket to the club's Sky Bet League One opener against Plymouth Argyle to supporters who join them in the GoalZone this Saturday to receive their Covid-19 vaccination. The Millers’ community wing have enlisted the...

RUCST release their Annual Impact Report for 2020

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) has released its Annual Impact Report 2020.  As the official charity of the club, RUCST uses the influence of Rotherham United FC to engage, inspire and develop the communities of Rotherham for a long-lasting impact on future generations.

Kirk’s dream NHL contract confirmed

Rotherham's Liam Kirk became the first English-born and trained player to sign an NHL contract when he officially signed with the Arizona Coyotes this week. The announcement comes two months after Kirk, who grew up in Maltby, helped Great Britain to its first top...

Rotherham Show returns!

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the increasing numbers of vaccinations, Rotherham Show will return this September. Rotherham Show...

WE Wonder Festival returns to Wentworth Woodhouse

The wait is almost over… The Wonder is coming back to Wentworth Woodhouse this summer. The WE Wonder Festival,...

Rotherham-based golfers embark on debut Open challenge

Dreams have come true for two Rotherham golf professionals who tee off at The Open today. Jonathan Thomson from...

Aston Academy awarded trophy for innovative app design

As part of this year's Get up to Speed with STEM event, secondary schools were invited to take part in an app design challenge...

Rotherham bids for Levelling Up Fund

Rotherham Council has put together a bid of almost £60 million for money from the Levelling Up Fund for projects across the...

New exhibitions unveiled in Rotherham

Two new temporary exhibitions opened at Clifton Park Museum this week after the local landmark reopened its doors. The...

Later… with Self Esteem

Rebecca Taylor makes her debut on Later... with Jools Holland tonight - a dream come true for the former Wales High School pupil.

New specialists taking Wentworth Woodhouse forward after pandemic

Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse has re-opened to visitors with four new specialists at the helm. “We were closed...