Rotherham residents urged to protect each other as COVID-19 hospital admissions climb

The number of people with COVID-19 being admitted to hospital in Rotherham has risen to 17 including four patients in critical care. Five weeks ago there were no COVID patients at the hospital. Meeting last week, Rotherham’s Local Outbreak Engagement Board discussed the recent rise and...

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NHS Superheroes celebrate reaching £20K milestone

From sponsored head shaves, team marathons and virtual dance-athons, the last five-and-a-half months has seen a whirlwind of fundraising for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s staff appeal. In April 2020, the charity launched the Rotherham NHS Superheroes appeal, encouraging the public to support the town’s...

Clifton Park Museum reopens

Following five months of closure, Clifton Park Museum in Rotherham reopens today, on what would have been the start of the Rotherham Show. New additions include The Museum, The Mansion & The Mine - an exhibition that looks at the stories of: Clifton Park...

Rotherham Hospital discharges remaining Covid patient

Rotherham Hospital has this week discharged the only remaining patient who had tested positive for Covid-19, meaning that, for the first time since March, there are currently no confirmed positive Covid-19 patients in Rotherham Hospital. We’ve come a long way from new Nightingale Hospitals...

Get tested in Maltby

An extra Covid-19 testing site will be in operation in Rotherham this week. In addition to the existing Covid testing centres at Midland Road and Forge Island there will be a drive-through Covid-19 Mobile Testing Unit in the car park at Maltby Leisure Centre...

Rotherham hospital staff show some love to...

A group of green-fingered grafters spent a recent afternoon picking up litter around the Trust as part of the "Love Where You Work" initiative in collaboration with Rotherham Council.   Wayne Monroe-Smith, RMBC’s Love Where You Live and Love My Streets Project Coordinator, provided the...

Health bus back in business

An NHS ‘Health Bus’ is back on the road after undergoing major surgery. Following the refurbishment, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust’s (RDaSH) single-decker now has two on-board clinical rooms plus additional seating that can be used as a couch if necessary....

More council housing for Rotherham

More new Council homes for local residents are set to be created across the borough thanks to the Council's housing growth programme.Cabinet approval has been secured for plans for new homes on Council owned sites across five parts of the borough as part of an additional £65m...

Work stepped up at Forge Island

Without the flood alleviation scheme in Rotherham town centre, the new cinema and hotel developments would literally not get off the ground. Work is now at an advanced stage on the flood defence, enabling and public realm improvements on Forge Island, where a leisure-led...

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Aquatics expert scales start up

With a lifelong love of tropical fish, Rotherham-based Carl Goodman is setting his sights on scaling his ethical aquatics business after calling...

Prepare for a frightfully fantastic Halloween spook safari at Gulliver’s Valley

Thrill seekers can prepare to be scared at Gulliver’s Valley this Halloween thanks to a frightfully fun ‘Spook Safari’.

“Have a coffee. Have a chat. Please keep raising money. It’s crucial to all our lives.”

Macmillan Cancer Support is warning its flagship Coffee Morning — one of the UK’s longest-running fundraising events — is facing a staggering...

New report highlights impact of culture, arts and heritage

A report into the value of culture, arts and heritage in South Yorkshire has concluded the sector has an important role to...

Paintings of Rotherham nurses go on display

Tech giant, Google, has highlighted the "Hospital Heroes" that have inspired 700 artworks. Dr Becca Burney, SHO at Rotherham...

Dubois relying on “AdMyras” to reach BGT final

Comedy act Myra Dubois, "Rotherham’s finest export since Paul Shane," is relying on the public vote to reach the final of Britain's Got...

Joe Scarborough to star at stately home event

Famed Sheffield artists Joe Scarborough will be talking about his life at a special event in the Rotherham stately home which stars in his...

Breck goes into the book

Never short of a tale or two, Rotherham United legend, John Breckin, has signed a book deal with sales helping to raise...

Hidden gem to host running event

Roche Abbey in Rotherham has been lined as a unique location for an organised run - from 10K to ultra marathon.

Rotherham’s Heritage Open Days

Inquisitive visitors are being given the change to go behind closed doors at Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham this weekend, without leaving their...

Putting Rotherham’s voluntary and community sector in the spotlight

Shouting about the positive difference they make to people’s lives and communities is something that voluntary organisations often shy away from.

Praise for award-winner Val

Long-serving Rotherham United Women’s stalwart Val Hoyle was rightfully bursting with pride after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the...

Rotherham farm shop hailed as “Lockdown Legends”

A farm business in Rotherham has been praised at the Lockdown Legends Awards. Created by membership group, Deliciouslyorkshire, the...
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Work starts on Rotherham town centre open spaces

Work is getting underway to improve the look and feel of Rotherham town centre's open spaces.The designs for Phase One of the works on Bridgegate will provide a much needed revamp incorporating new paving and lighting aimed at improving lines of sight and giving a brighter, more...

Glow from Home for Rotherham Hospice

Rotherham Hospice has introduced a "Glow from Home" fundraising event in place of the annual in memory sponsored night walk. Glow with the Flow 2020 was due to take place in June, and then rearranged for October, but organisers have had to cancel the...

Sky-House aiming for back-to-back success at Waverley

The first phase of the acclaimed Sky-House development at the Waverley regeneration site in Rotherham is now completely sold - plans for phase two are well underway.The project - with prices starting at about £183,567 - is based around the already hugely acclaimed back-to-back housing model created...
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Gulliver’s Valley launches new magical sleepover offering

The UK’s newest theme park, Gulliver’s Valley in Rotherham, has unveiled some exciting new sleepover packages for September and October.

South Yorkshire Theme Park Welcomes YooHoo and Friends!

Gulliver’s Valley has joined forces with a global children’s TV series to bring a host of exciting opportunities to the newly opened theme park.

Grimm & Co goes on tour to Wentworth Woodhouse

Grimm & Co took their creative offerings out and about last week when they visited the gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse. 

Council and College combine to promote COVID safety to Rotherham students

Rotherham Council will be working with Rotherham College to promote COVID safety with young people throughout September. An Information...

Apply now for school places

Children due to start primary school in September 2021 can now apply for a place at their chosen school.

Apprentice raises £6,000 for Coronavirus response

A big-hearted University Centre Rotherham (UCR) apprentice who has combined her busy NHS management role with studying towards a Level 5 Healthcare...

Rotherham-based Bluetree Group donating 20,000 face masks to local hospices

Rotherham-based Bluetree Group has donated a year’s supply of its medical grade face masks to local hospices, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Martin House...

Work starts on Rotherham transport scheme

Major improvements on one of Rotherham and Sheffield’s main thoroughfares has begun this summer to support motorists and keep pedestrians and cyclists...

More success for Rotherham trader at National Youth Market

An enterprising market trader from Rotherham has earned high praise at a national youth market competition. Lauren Charlton, who...

Funding for football

Rotherham United Women FC are celebrating after receiving funding from the Premier League to help them prepare for the restart of football and safe return of supporters to their stadium. The Matchday Support Fund grant will help RUWFC put in place measures that will...

Fit Millers scheme returns

Rotherham United has confirmed that it is once again delivering the FIT FANS scheme this year, with face-to-face sessions resuming from this week. Fit Fans is a 13 week programme for men and women aged between 35 and 65 who are looking to lose...

Rotherham leisure centres and swimming pools to reopen

Rotherham Council has confirmed that gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools at Aston-cum-Aughton, Maltby and Wath upon Dearne Leisure Centres, as well as Rotherham Leisure Complex will reopen on Monday September 14. Leisure facilities in Rotherham are operated on behalf of the Council by Places Leisure.

Rotherham’s Clifton Park continues to be a hit with TripAdvisor reviewers

Clifton Park on the edge of Rotherham town centre has received hundreds of rave reviews on TripAdvisor, so many in fact that...

Rotherham’s “Friendly Bench”

The first "The Friendly Bench" has opened in Yorkshire, and it's in Rotherham. The social enterprise works with communities to...

Storytelling with Grimm & Co at Wentworth Woodhouse

There has been a few stories told surrounding Wentworth Woodhouse over the years, now Rotherham's awesome apothecary of the magical, Grimm &...

Rotherham officers praise local food bank

Officers at Main Street police station have thanked a local food bank for continuing to help the most vulnerable people of Rotherham...

Rotherham villages included in Openreach’s largest ever “hard to reach” full fibre build

Openreach has outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable full fibre broadband available to homes and businesses in market towns and villages, including...

What’s reopened in Rotherham?

It may not be a "normal" school holidays but here's a quick reminder of some of our favourite things that are back...

Contracts signed for Rotherham housing schemes

National contractor Willmott Dixon has been appointed by Rotherham Council to deliver 171 homes with the award of a £31.5m contract.The scheme...

Social distancing measures outside Rotherham schools

Rotherham Council is teaming up with schools across the borough to put in place social distancing measures in time for the new...