Covid infections reach record high in Rotherham

Covid-19 infection rates in Rotherham have reached their highest level since the start of the pandemic – a stark reminder that the virus remains a serious threat to public health. The infection rate reached 549.3 per 100,000 population on Thursday 22 July, with 1,458...

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“Keep doing the responsible things” – Read...

Cllr. Chris Read, leader of Rotherham Council, has given an update on Covid-19 restrictions in Rotherham. From Step 4, the Government removed things like legal limits on the numbers meeting indoors and outdoors, and there is no longer a legal requirement to wear face...

Warriors swap pain for pounds to support...

A daring team of fundraisers braved 100 tons of mud and 25 gruelling obstacles along a 12k route to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. ‘No pain no gain’ was the motto for five colleagues from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust...

Latest from Rotherham’s Director of Public Health

As the country prepares to move to Step 4 of the Roadmap, where most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 will be lifted, Rotherham's Director of Public Health, Ben Anderson, provides us with an update: "As with the rest of the UK, the rate of...

NHS walk-in vaccination sites open up in...

This weekend COVID-19 vaccine walk-in sessions are being held at two Rotherham vaccination sites with no need to book. The NHS vaccination programme recently opened for every adult in Rotherham with everyone over the age of 18 invited to book their COVID-19 vaccination through...

Work progressing on Rotherham town centre developments

Work is well under way on the demolition of Riverside Precinct and Chantry Buildings as part of a key milestone in the development of Forge Island. The rear of the buildings on Corporation Street have been taken down with hoardings now in place at...

Free school meal vouchers extended this summer...

Almost £1m worth of vouchers will be provided to 10,000 children eligible for free school meals this summer holiday. Almost £1m worth of vouchers will be provided to 10,000 children eligible for free school meals this summer holiday as the Council extends support to...

Rotherham bids for Levelling Up Fund

Rotherham Council has put together a bid of almost £60 million for money from the Levelling Up Fund for projects across the borough. If successful the money would be used to create a new Library and Community Hub in Wath with improvements to the...

Armed Forces Day marked by veterans and...

Rotherham recognises the sacrifice that our armed forces have made and the work they continue to carry out locally, nationally, internationally. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government’s guidance on social distancing, restrictions on gatherings and the decision to delay the lifting of Covid...

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Midwife Sarah completes 100k Captain Tom challenge

Marvellous midwife Sarah Neal completed a 100k walk to keep the memory of Sir Captain Tom Moore alive and to raise funds...

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,...

Children invited to Go Wild at Rotherham Libraries

Rotherham Council are joining libraries across the UK to stage the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. The theme this year...

Rebecca’s life on the farm!

A young woman from Barnsley with a passion for animals has secured her dream job at a South Yorkshire theme park.

Rave, dance, enjoy, watch – Rotherham events for July

Wth the easing of restrictions set for July 19, MyRotherham looks at some of the large scale events set to take place...

New exhibitions unveiled in Rotherham

Two new temporary exhibitions opened at Clifton Park Museum this week after the local landmark reopened its doors. The...

Later… with Self Esteem

Rebecca Taylor makes her debut on Later... with Jools Holland tonight - a dream come true for the former Wales High School pupil.

New specialists taking Wentworth Woodhouse forward after pandemic

Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse has re-opened to visitors with four new specialists at the helm. “We were closed...

Wentworth Woodhouse reopening

Wentworth Woodhouse is opening its grand doors to visitors again this week. Despite the Grade I listed country house...

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...

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...

Wall of Women to help inspire more girls to study engineering

Women engineers from the University of Sheffield are sharing their own personal stories in order to help more girls study engineering and...

Olympic selection for former Rotherham junior

A journey in competitive hockey that started at Rotherham Hockey Club is about to take Tom Sorsby to Tokyo for the Olympics.
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New Brazilian Bar and Grill opens in Rotherham

A new Brazilian Bar and Grill has finally opened its doors in Rotherham as lockdown restrictions ease. Rancheros Rodizio Bar and Grill, serves a Brazilian-inspired menu including many cuts of meats on skewers cooked above hot coals and carved tableside. The menu includes many...

£31.6 million Towns Fund win for Rotherham

Rotherham has been awarded £31.6 million to carry out ambitious regeneration projects across the town centre, Eastwood and Templeborough. Rotherham Council submitted a bid to the Towns Fund in January of this year, following a public consultation, and it has now been announced that...

Student teams respond to Innovation Challenge

Student teams from across curriculums at Dearne Valley College (DVC), including Computing and Digital, Health and Social Care and Sport, have been recognised for their fantastic efforts in a Rotherham Council-led competition. The ‘Innovation Challenge’ tasked the students with designing an app that could help promote healthy and active...
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Gulliver’s Valley celebrates first anniversary

Gulliver’s Valley Theme Park in Rotherham is celebrating its first anniversary this month.The popular family theme park, that opened in the middle...

Gulliver’s Gears revs into action at Rother Valley

A new car themed area has opened at Gulliver’s Valley theme park in Rotherham and is set to be a real pull for...

Arty creations work perfectly for Wentworth Woodhouse

ArtWorks South Yorkshire’s members are making a real impact at Wentworth Woodhouse. Their creative talents are now on display...

Aston Academy awarded trophy for innovative app design

As part of this year's Get up to Speed with STEM event, secondary schools were invited to take part in an app design challenge...

Zoom Beyond Travel Pass launched in South Yorkshire

Zoom Beyond Travel Pass lets 18-21-year-olds travel on buses and trams all over South Yorkshire for 80p a single journey.

Pupils’ artwork in the frame at Gulliver’s Valley

School children from Rotherham have been showing off their finest artwork at a special exhibition held at Gulliver’s Valley.

Team provide Sanctuary for Rotherham children’s charity

A Rotherham charity shop close to the community’s heart has been revamped following a devastating break-in, thanks to a kind-hearted local team.

Finance For Enterprise funding helps entrepreneurial chef jazz up former tearoom to create a taste of the 1920s

A young chef has shown all of his Yorkshire grit and determination to transform a former tearoom into his dream restaurant, despite...

£12.6m Rotherham regeneration funding confirmed

Rotherham has been awarded £12.6m to help the transformation of the town centre. Last year, Rotherham Council put forward...

Rotherham players and staff get vaccinated

Rotherham United’s first team players and staff are hoping to have set the example for people in the local area after they gathered at their Roundwood training base to receive doses of the covid-19 vaccination. With the help of the NHS and local vaccine...

Rotherham Golf Club member turns professional

Ben Schmidt from Rotherham Golf Club has made his decision to turn professional, and he will have Premiership footballers on hand for advice. Schmidt turned pro last month after competing in the 48th Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club, Florida, where he was the youngest...

Official opening for Parkgate Astro

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) officially launched their first community hub facility "Parkgate Astro." Parkgate Astro consists of three state of the art (5-a-side) 3G FA certified pitches, a club house which hosts a cafe and diner, and a multi-purpose classroom.

RUCST partner with Places Leisure to launch Mini Millers in Rotherham

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are working as an exclusive partner with Places Leisure to provide high quality football and sports...

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...

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...

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 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.

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...

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...

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...