70% of Rotherham adults receive first dose of Covid vaccine

Over 70% of the Rotherham adult registered population have now received a first dose of a Covid vaccine. GP Practices are working as part of a unified approach taken in the borough, starting with the first targeted groups back in December.

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Warriors to turn mud into money for...

A daring team of fundraisers are preparing to brave a 12K route of 25 punishing obstacles and 100 tons of mud to raise money for the Rotherham Hospital and Community. ‘No pain no gain’ will be the motto for five colleagues from The Rotherham...

Pitch perfect fundraising event in memory of...

The family of a man who passed away at Rotherham Hospital will be hosting a memorial football match in his memory to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. A host of celebrity and amateur footballers will join forces on 18 July...

Support your NHS heroes during 5K May

Fundraisers who like to walk, run, swim or roll are being sought by the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity to tackle Run for Heroes’ latest 5K May challenge.Since it began in 2020, Run for Heroes has raised more than £7 million for NHS charities thanks to its...

Mum in a million inspires NHS charity...

The family of a woman who sadly died following a battle with Covid-19 are celebrating her life by walking two million steps to raise funds for The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity.Carolyn Joy Linkens was cared for at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust before she passed away...

The Great Big Rotherham To-Do List needs...

Residents are being asked to share what’s helped them stay strong through the past year in a bid to inspire people to continue good habits – and discover new ways to keep healthy in mind and body. Many of the things people found themselves...

Fire staff to deliver vaccine as part...

Fire service staff in South Yorkshire have been trained by St John Ambulance, as part of a volunteer scheme to help deliver the NHS vaccination programme. Staff including firefighters, officers and support were trained to administer the vaccine and to support people as they...

98.5% of Rotherham children offered preferred Primary...

Nearly all Rotherham children will start the new school year at the Primary or Junior school of their parents choosing, with an increase in the percentage of children securing their first choice. The increase is despite performance already being well-above the national average.

Thousands sign up to Beat the Street...

More than 5,000 people signed up even before the launch of a fun, free game for the community of Rotherham to see how far players can walk, run or cycle around our area. Beat the Street is being delivered by Intelligent Health and is funded...

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Rotherham Foodbank on a year like no other

The Rotherham Foodbank has been looking back at its operations throughout the Covid pandemic. Based at the Hope Centre,...

Schmidt confident of Walker Cup win

Ben Schmidt from Rotherham Golf Club has been talking about his involvement in the Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) squad for this weekend's...

Draw turns out to be a big win for local hospices

A charity prize draw for Rotherham United striker Freddie Ladapo’s shirt has helped to raise an amazing total of £5,487 to split...

Three Rotherham firms win Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Three Rotherham companies are celebrating winning a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s most prestigious business awards. AESSEAL, a...

Chance to fly with the Wentworth Woodhouse Flock again… bird art goes on sale

Thousands of people ‘flew with The Flock’, Wentworth Woodhouse’s moving outdoor art installation to mark the Covid pandemic. Now...

New Goa restaurant sets course to spice up Rotherham

A new Indian restaurant has arrived in Rotherham and is ready to set tastebuds alight. Experienced entrepreneur brothers, Mamun...

“Somewhere between that Rotherham garden and the furthest reaches of your imagination”

When you think of a father and son working together in Rotherham, what do you think of? A plumbing firm? A funeral...

Pip the Rothound does a “pawsome” job for Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse found some ‘pawsome’ help in its mission to find dry rot in four derelict buildings it plans to restore.

Rotherham Minster to receive up to £25,000 Culture Recovery Grant

Rotherham Minster has received a grant of up to £25,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation...

Mature Millers receive extra funding in aim to combat social isolation

The Mature Millers Walking Football Association are delighted to have received £5,000 from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) to allow them to...

Inside the ropes with Pete Cowen

If Pete Cowen's golf academy was somewhere in America and not in Rotherham, the top coach is sure it would be a...

Rotherham heritage site lit up

The importance of major historical landmarks in Rotherham is being highlighted in a unique way as part of a heritage project.

Rotherham beauty therapist is the right fit for Sewing Bee

There "seams" to be a pattern emerging with talented Rotherham-based creatives taking part in some of Britain's best-loved TV programmes.
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Campaign launched to keep Rotherham open

A new campaign will centre around the Let’s Get Rotherham Moving message and urge residents to help and keep shops and local business open by following COVID-19 rules and being considerate. The new campaign will launch on social media and be followed by signage...

Free weekend parking extended

Rotherham Council has extended free weekend parking across the town centre to support residents and businesses as COVID-19 restrictions ease. As businesses including salons, pubs, cafes and non-essential retailers re-open for the first time in months, the Council has permanently removed Saturday charges at...

Rahul proves that chocolate is best recipe to inspire engineers of the future

Dr Rahul Mandal is best known for bringing home the trophies at the 2019 Great British Bake Off and the 2021 Great New Year Bake Off, but in everyday life he’s a technical lead and STEM ambassador at the Nuclear AMRC in Rotherham. Rahul...
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Opening hours at Gulliver’s Valley extended due to demand

South Yorkshire’s leading theme park, Gulliver’s Valley, is extending its opening hours due to the ‘incredible demand’ it has seen since it...

Drive thru cinema returns to Gulliver’s Valley

After the huge success of their sold-out Drive Thru Cinema experiences last summer and at Christmas, The Village Screen are continuing to run their Drive...

Plans for Wentworth’s Camellia House

Memories and images of the derelict Camellia House in the grounds of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham are being sought by specialists now...

Search for next generation of television writers in Rotherham

Rotherham has been included in a new project that has been created to help diversify the pool of television writers in the UK....

Helping budding writers put pen to paper

To celebrate the BBC's Novels That Shaped Our World programme, Rotherham Libraries has joined forces with local writer, Ray Hearne to encourage...

Julie Kenny made Honorary Freewoman of Rotherham

Dame Julie Kenny DBE has been made a Honorary Freewoman of the Borough of Rotherham. Whilst a virtual ceremony...

CityFibre extends reach

CityFibre has identified 216 additional towns and villages that are to benefit from a Full Fibre rollout, completing the list of locations...

COVID-19 test kits for Rotherham businesses

Workplaces in Rotherham with 50 or more employees will have until 31 March 2021 to register their interest in workplace testing for...

Turning back the hands of time at Wentworth Woodhouse

Earlier this month, specialist conservators started the next phase of work at Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham - essential repairs to the North...

Toseland helps keep hospital fundraising on track

Rotherham motorcycling champion James Toseland continues to lead a fundraising drive for Sheffield Children’s Hospital, despite the annual "Egg Run" being unable to be held again this year. Easter Sunday in Sheffield would usually see hundreds of motorbike riders’ roar across the city, ending their route...

Schmidt confirmed for 2021 Walker Cup squad

Ben Schmidt from Rotherham Golf Club has been named in the Great Britain and Ireland squad for this year’s Walker Cup against the United States of America. At 18, Schmidt is the youngest of the ten man squad for what is often called the "pinnacle...

The Beat the Street activity game is coming to Rotherham

A popular physical activity game that has been played by more than 1.2m people is coming to Rotherham. Beat the Street Rotherham is set to take place from Wednesday, 14th April for six weeks, concluding on Wednesday, 26th May. Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people...

COVID memorial at Hope Fields to have virtual unveiling

A living memorial at Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham, to honour both the victims of COVID-19 and those who fought the virus,...

World renowned sports brand chooses Rotherham for expansion

The local economy is set for a big lift after SBD Apparel, a world-renowned brand for premium supports for strength sports, confirmed...

A loan brings Kirk back together with family

Rotherham's NHL prospect Liam Kirk is back in the familiar surroundings of South Yorkshire as he searches for game time.

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...

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...

£1.4m to improve shelf life at Rotherham libraries

The latest phase in a £1.4m improvement package for libraries across Rotherham is continuing to move forward. Work has...

£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.

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...