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...

Free School Meals holiday vouchers set to...

Rotherham Council's Cabinet have agreed that eligible children will continue to receive free school meals until at least next Easter. Since the start of the pandemic, the number of children eligible for free school meals in the borough has risen by 25% to more...

New free digital mental health service for...

Rotherham Council, in partnership with NHS Rotherham CCG, is launching a new free digital counselling and support service for children and young people. The partnership has commissioned Kooth to provide safe and confidential support to children and young people aged between 11 and 25...

Charity challenges Santa’s helpers to raise cash...

Festive fundraisers are being encouraged to walk, jog, run or cycle 5K to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity this Christmas.  The charity is looking for individuals, schools, community groups and work colleagues to don their Santa hats and trainers to...

Fourth Rotherham Park receives prestigious award

Four of Rotherham’s green spaces have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being one of the very best in the UK. Rother Valley Country Park collected its first Green Flag Award alongside Clifton, Greasbrough and Ulley parks that last week received...

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Hannah digs deep to launch eco-friendly floristry business

A Rotherham-based entrepreneur is hoping to bring a new meaning to the phrase “say it with flowers” after sowing the seeds of...

Wentworth Woodhouse secures a further £542,500 for more repairs

Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham is among 142 historic sites across England set to receive grants totalling £35 million through the government’s Culture...

Black Diamonds is Wentworth’s gin-speration!

Curl up to read Catherine Bailey’s best-seller Black Diamonds with the perfect tipple… The book which took the story...

Excitement continues to build as Women’s EURO fixtures in Rotherham are confirmed

The summer’s biggest international tournament is coming to England next summer and Rotherham will be right at the heart of all the...

Window works begin thanks to the Culture Recovery Fund

Rotherham Minster is one of 142 historic sites across England that will receive grants worth £35 million through the National Lottery Heritage...

Rotherham remembers

Rotherham will come together to remember its fallen servicemen and women from past and recent conflicts on 14 November for Remembrance Sunday.

Thor the Thurcroft Troll

A guardian troll called Thor has been officially welcomed to the village of Thurcroft in Rotherham. ROAR (Rotherham Open Arts...

Wentworth Woodhouse features in new report highlighting UK heritage bodies’ pioneering response to climate change

The restoration, renovation and repair of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham is featured in Heritage Responds, a new report released to coincide with...

Keppel’s Column restoration work gets underway

Work has now started to restore Rotherham’s Keppel’s Column and reopen it to the public. Repair works to the...

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.

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...

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...

Rotherham Council champions real living wage for all

Rotherham Council has been formally accredited as a real living wage employer, Council Leader, Councillor Chris Read announced at a recent Full...
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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...

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 taken on the property, The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust (WWPT) launched a £150m masterplan for the Rotherham stately home in 2018 which aims to bring...

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...
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Gulliver’s Valley all set for a magical Christmas to remember

Gulliver's Valley will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland in the lead up to Christmas with festive rides, snowy surprises and even a special Santa send-off event held on Christmas Eve.

Gulliver’s Valley set to sparkle with fantastic fireworks show

Gulliver’s Valley is gearing up for an incredible night of fireworks and fun this November!

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...

Council steps in to provide free school meal vouchers during half-term

The families of more than 11,000 local children entitled to free school meals will again receive help in the form supermarket food...

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...

Arts Council England announces commitment to Rotherham as one of 54 priority places nationally

Arts Council England has announced that Rotherham will be one of 15 priority places in the North where they want to develop...

Work begins on new town centre flood defence

Works to install a new multimillion-pound canal barrier at Forge Island are now underway as part of a key milestone in the...

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...

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...

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

Rotherham United has recently hosted its first ever ‘official’ Millers Memory Club meeting - supported by the PFA and championed by club legend John Breckin -  as part of the continued efforts to support those who have encountered degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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...

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...

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...

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"...

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,...

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...