South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

Written by Shannon Hopwood Back in the day, Barnsley and Rotherham were known for their booming industries. This area may no longer be the prodigious producer that it once was, but there was a time when the pits were thriving, the iron was hot, and glassblowing was ever expanding. While...

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Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival 2018

Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival 2018

It’s party time down at Magna this March as the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival celebrates its silver anniversary with baa’s, bands and a big birthday bash. From Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd March, thousands of revellers will be flocking down to mighty Magna to join festival mascot Baa’sil...

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Aroundtown Meets Roger Walton

Aroundtown Meets Roger Walton

There’s no business like show business, and there’s no business about show business in Barnsley that Roger Walton doesn’t know. For over 60 years, Roger has dedicated his life to amateur and professional theatre in his hometown, playing every role in his enduring monologue from actor to set builder, producer...

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Maples Cancer Care

Maples Cancer Care

When facing a difficult stage in our lives, we all have different coping mechanisms to help us over the hurdle.  However, a life threatening cancer diagnosis can throw even the most calm and level-headed of us into a state of shock, confusion and anxiety as to what happens next. While...

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You and Your Health: The changing face of a pharmacist

You and Your Health: The changing face of a pharmacist

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Parkgate As we reach another year and get set for what lies ahead, I wanted to take you on a nostalgic journey looking back at the pharmacy world and the vast changes that have occurred over the past 50 years. My family have worked...

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Moor to Marsden than meets the eye

Moor to Marsden than meets the eye

Written by Rosemary Crampton Photography: Michael Podger Sitting in the shadow of the Pennine moors, the historic West Yorkshire village of Marsden is the peak of the Colne Valley, where bleakly beautiful landscapes entwine with a rich woollen making heritage to makes for a great place to discover this winter....

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BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar takes us on a trip to the Alps with a snowy-themed collectables idea. It’s that time of year again where, to escape the post-Christmas lull, we flock in search of holidays and city breaks to have something to look forward to in 2018. While...

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Rotherham Rotary Club: Service above self

Rotherham Rotary Club: Service above self

For a hundred years, Rotarians across the world have been changing the lives of millions of people through humanitarian projects. Starting with a $26.50 donation in 1917, the Rotary Foundation has since spent $3 billion on sustainable, life-saving projects over the last 100 years.  From resolving conflict and fighting diseases...

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Gardening: Whatever the weather

Gardening: Whatever the weather

Garden designer Sally Cunis gives us hints and tips on how to stay active in the garden this winter, whatever the weather. On the whole, gardeners are optimistic and regard the New Year as a wonderful opportunity to make their gardens more spectacular than ever! If turning over a new...

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