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 students from Monday. Although cases are declining, everyone needs to play their part to keep the virus under control while keeping children...

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Concerns over COVID-19 rate rises in Rotherham’s...

In light of the announcement about the road map of the National Lockdown easing, Rotherham Council and its health partners are calling for residents to keep vigilant. They are also encouraging residents to get tested if they have any of the extended symptoms of COVID-19.

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 Thrybergh Country Park in March. The memorial has been designed in consultation with communities from across the borough as a tribute not...

New Herringthorpe test site is now open

The coronavirus test site at Forge Island has moved to a new home at Herringthorpe. Rotherham Council and the site operators, Deloitte, have decided to make use of the current temporary closure of the site to move the test centre to a new home....

Turn your pyjamas into pounds for NHS...

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is encouraging youngsters to wear their pyjamas with pride this February. Lockdown life means we are all wearing our joggers, dressing gowns and onesie’s more than usual. We now need children throughout Rotherham to don their super sleepwear...

£1.4m to improve shelf life at Rotherham...

The latest phase in a £1.4m improvement package for libraries across Rotherham is continuing to move forward. Work has now been completed at Mowbary Gardens, Kimberworth and Kiveton Park and improvements have started at Greasbrough.Work started at Thorpe Hesley on 9th February, at Wickersley...

Council to help Rotherham residents cut fuel...

A new Council scheme will help people switch to a better tariff, improve their home’s energy efficiency and claim grants to reduce fuel use and costs. Through the Community Energy Support Scheme, a family with average usage could save up to £150 per year...

£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. The fund, which was supported by Rotherham Council’s Cabinet as part of its 2021/22 capital budget last week, will be used to brighten up...

COVID vaccination update

Over 70,000 people in the Rotherham have received a COVID vaccination from the local NHS as those aged 65 to 69 begin to get their invite. GP Practices are working as part of a unified approach taken in the borough, starting with the first...

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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...

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...

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...

Virtual comedy event this weekend

With a Government roadmap setting out when theatres and venues might be able to reopen, operators continue to bring live entertainment to...

UEFA Women’s EURO – countdown to kick off restarts

The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Rotherham that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022.

February’s Rotherham Together programme

This month sees the start of Chinese New Year and people across Rotherham are being encouraged to get involved with virtual celebrations...

Wentworth’s snowdrops

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

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...

Joe’s roots in Rotherham

Captain Joe Root is set to make his 100th Test appearance for England this week in Chennai against India but did you...

Talk about a decent game!

If a 3-3 thriller wasn't enough for fans tuning in to watch the midweek match at New York Stadium, the home commentary...

Rotherham’s new superintendent

A message from the new Rotherham command team member, Superintendent Lynne Knox, who talks about her background, her aspirations for the district...

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.

Further financial support for those who need to self-isolate in Rotherham

Rotherham Council will provide more financial support to residents who lose income if they are instructed to self-isolate because they test positive...
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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...

Scheme trials social solutions to low level mental health issues in Rotherham

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is working with Rotherham’s voluntary sector to pilot a non-medical way of helping vulnerable local people overcome loneliness and other emotional worries that are impacting on their mental health. The Rotherham Social Prescribing Link Worker Scheme...

Rotherham schools set innovation challenge

A new Innovation Challenge for 2021 offered exclusively to Rotherham Secondary Schools will see students design a new healthy eating App. The Work-wise Foundation has brought together the worlds of Technology (CityFibre), Health and Fitness (Rotherham Titans RUFC), design and innovation (AND Digital) and...
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Get up to Speed with STEM: The Virtual Experience

Get Up to Speed with STEM, Yorkshire’s largest annual employer-inspired science, technology, engineering, manufacturing (STEM) and construction careers spectacular is encouraging schools...

The Arc Cinema signs up at Rotherham’s Forge Island

The Arc Cinema has exchanged a long-term lease with national urban regenerator, Muse Developments, to become the leisure anchor at Rotherham’s Forge...

Gulliver’s hosts free family-friendly online quiz

Families in South Yorkshire can win a bundle of exciting prizes when taking part in Gulliver’s Theme Park Resorts live Online Quiz next month.

New youth & employment hub launched at Rotherham stadium

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has launched a brand new Youth, Community & Employability Hub at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Rotherham College and University Centre Rotherham Provide Hundreds of Free Laptops to Support Students’ Online Learning

Student engagement with digital learning at Rotherham College and University Centre Rotherham (UCR) (part of RNN Group alongside North Notts College and Dearne Valley College) has been...

MD provides additional laptops for Rotherham school children

The boss of a Rotherham-based manufacturer has stepped in to support a campaign to help children who don’t have access to the...

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...

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...

Close Brothers funding 15 new AMRC Training Centre apprentices

The Close Brothers SME apprenticeship programme has funded a further 15 apprentices who will join the programme in 2021, marking the fifth...

Rotherham United Esports to open up Esports School

Rotherham United Esports has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Awards For All charity initiative to open an ‘Esports School’. The initiative is aimed at tackling physical and mental-health problems caused by COVID-19 through the use of esports and gaming.

Police support local lad raising money for Rotherham Hospice

Roads Policing Officers have given a local boy from Rotherham a VIP escort on his final kilometres after raising over £1,300 for Rotherham Hospice. Flashing lights and sirens from traffic cars and police motorbikes gave 12-year-old Jack Reeder his final encouragement to cross the...

Schmidt selected in 2021 Walker Cup squad

Ben Schmidt from Rotherham Golf Club has been named in the initial Great Britain and Ireland squad ahead of this year’s Walker Cup against the United States of America. And Ben has also retained his place in the England Golf Men’s Squad for 2021.

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!

£12.6m for Rotherham town centre

£12.6m of Government funding has been allocated to help Rotherham transform its high street into a vibrant hub for future generations and...

£5m upgrade for Harthill Reservoir

Harthill Reservoir in Rotherham is to be given a £5m upgrade, the Canal Trust has confirmed. The reservoir was...

Wentworth Woodhouse through the pandemic

Wentworth Woodhouse has survived much during its 250-year history. But its future looked bleak when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK.

Rotherham students cook essential meals for locals in need

Rotherham College Catering and Hospitality students with a passion for community spirit have been busy cooking up hot meals and preparing food...

Brearley & Co welcome four new apprentices

Top Rotherham accountancy firm, Brearley & Co, has welcomed four new apprentices to their growing team. Florence Davidson, Alex...

Waverley Junior Academy sprints towards active travel excellence

Just weeks after opening, the new Waverley Junior Academy celebrates a Bronze Modeshift STARS award with over 84% of pupils choosing to...

Rotherham literacy charity receives Capital Kickstart grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

Grimm & Co are overjoyed to announce that they have been awarded a £500k Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s...