Council encourages families to get tested throughout half term as case numbers climb

Rotherham Council is encouraging families across Rotherham to continue to test for COVID-19, isolate, and take care to reduce the transmission of the virus during half term as infection rates reach their highest in the borough since the pandemic began. Current infection rates in...

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Working together to help keep Rotherham schools...

Rotherham's Director of Public Health, Ben Anderson, has given an update on how we can all support schools. Last month the NHS rolled out COVID-19 jabs to children aged 12 to 15. Parental, guardian or carer consent will be sought by...

Fundraisers show their steel spirit at Sheffield...

Thousands of runners turned out to celebrate the return of the iconic Run for All Sheffield Half Marathon after a two year break, including five Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity fundraisers. Amongst the runners from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust were Vanessa Caudwell, Orthopaedic...

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...

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...

Council steps in to provide free school...

The families of more than 11,000 local children entitled to free school meals will again receive help in the form supermarket food vouchers this October half term. Individual schools will manage the distribution of the vouchers, worth £15 per child, on behalf of Rotherham...

Investment to improve safety at Rotherham park

The South Yorkshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has been successful in securing £550,000 of funding to help make women and girls feel safer in public spaces. The third round of the Safer Streets Fund was launched earlier this summer, making available...

Rotherham Council champions real living wage for...

Rotherham Council has been formally accredited as a real living wage employer, Council Leader, Councillor Chris Read announced at a recent Full Council meeting. It means the Council has joined around 7,000 employers in the UK in being recognised by the Living Wage Foundation (LWF),...

Arts Council England announces commitment to Rotherham...

Arts Council England has announced that Rotherham will be one of 15 priority places in the North where they want to develop new opportunities for investment. Arts Council England’s three-year Delivery Plan sets out a detailed roadmap to implement the vision of their strategy...

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Which teams could Rotherham host at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022?

Excitement is building up for UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 with the draw taking place this week setting out the path to glory...

Wentworth Woodhouse celebrates completion of major roof work

Another rainy night in Rotherham, another 180 buckets overflowing with rainwater in the steadily decaying 18th century rooms at Wentworth Woodhouse.

Gulliver’s Valley guests donate thousands of items to local foodbank

Generous guests at Gulliver's Valley have dug deep to donate about 8,000 food items to support a local foodbank.

Swift celebrates back-to-back national titles

Rotherham pro cyclist, Ben Swift put in a tremendous attacking performance to win a second successive British national road race title in...

Tour guide’s tasty tapas evening at Wentworth Woodhouse

Tour guide Mark Barthrop has come up with a tasty fundraiser for Wentworth Woodhouse, and it has already sold out! Having...

Family friendly vision for Rotherham town centre

The masterplan for Rotherham town centre made clear that retail is not the answer as the focus shifts to other town centre...

Millers Memory Club up and running as club continues to try and tackle degenerative brain diseases

Rotherham United has recently hosted its first ever ‘official’ Millers Memory Club meeting - supported by the PFA and championed by club...

Black Diamonds author creates a gem of a tour for Wentworth Woodhouse

Catherine Bailey’s best-selling book Black Diamonds brought the plight of Wentworth Woodhouse and its fascinating story to worldwide attention.

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.

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...

Volunteer at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 in Rotherham

Applications are now open for volunteers to get involved in the UEFA Women’s Euros in Rotherham in 2022. The...

First ever Light up the Lake event hailed a huge success

Manvers Lake was the scene of a stunning spectacle over the weekend as hundreds of candle-lit lanterns were cast onto the water...

Superintendent reflects on more than three decades with South Yorkshire Police

Since the late 1980s he’s walked a beat, protected road users, and trained younger generations in the art of policing. And now,...
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Family fun, frights and fiesta at Gulliver’s Valley this Halloween

Boys, girls and ghouls are in for a treat (and a few tricks) this Halloween at a spooktacular Fright Fiesta at Gulliver's Valley. The whole family can enjoy the spookiest season of the year with a festival of fun and frights at the Rotherham theme...

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 volunteers and families across Yorkshire. Based on Ship Hill, the charity will use the cash to support and train volunteers, improving their...

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" of Wentworth in Rotherham for the Wentworth Festival. Wentworth Festival is held in the grounds of stunning Wentworth Woodhouse, the largest fronted stately...
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Gulliver’s Valley to welcome grandparents for special weekend

Grandparents will receive free entry to Gulliver's Valley for a fun-filled weekend for all the family. The Rotherham theme park...

Gulliver’s Valley set to ring in the New Year for the first time

Get ready for the party of the year – Gulliver's Valley in Rotherham is inviting fun-loving families to bid farewell to 2021 at a unique New Year's Eve celebration.

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.  

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.

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...

AESSEAL’s £29m by 2029 investment pledge

Rotherham-based AES Engineering Ltd Group has made an historic commitment to £29m of planet-friendly investment by 2029 in order to go beyond...

Partnership working delivers ten brand new bungalows in Rotherham

Arches Housing and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council celebrate partnership working as more homes are delivered in the borough. In this case ten...

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,...

Willett back to winning ways

Danny Willett celebrated his 34th birthday this weekend by winning the 20th Anniversary Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews. The Rotherham Golf Club member was last at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the final day when he won the...

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 on the road this weekend. Swift, who races for the Ineos Grenadiers pro team, will line up to represent his country at...

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 the co-captain of Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team that recently made history by beating the USA in a fantastic final. It is...

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.

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...

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...

Rotherham Show returns!

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

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...

Wentworth Woodhouse Screenwriting Award

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

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...