Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

When landscape architect, Richard Woods, stood on Cannon Hall’s south front terrace in the 1760s proudly admiring the fruits of his labour, he would have no doubt marvelled at the encompassing sloping lawns, the floral embellished pleasure grounds and the ornate kitchen gardens that he had masterfully created for John...

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Aroundtown Meets Dr Steve Burns

Aroundtown Meets Dr Steve Burns

They say laughter is the best medicine, but for Dr Steve Burns a good dose of ‘glass half full’ attitude has been the secret to his continued concern for the people of Rotherham. One of the main questions a doctor asks you at a health check up is how many...

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Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

By Olivia Morris South Yorkshire’s biggest folk music and dance event returns this May with Wath Festival; a weekend full of fun, uniting the community through the village’s proud heritage. Established in 1972 by Wath’s very own Morris team, the festival has become a highly anticipated tradition in the community to...

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The Structure of Sheffield

The Structure of Sheffield

While it’s said to be the greenest city in England, set amongst a hilly amphitheatre that is flowing with several rivers, Sheffield’s skyline is also brimming with a mix of architecture that gives it its unique and majestic identity. In his new book, ‘Sheffield in 50 Buildings’, Professor Ian D....

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BBR Auctions: On yer bike

BBR Auctions: On yer bike

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions takes us on a tour de bicycle history and looks at what gets bike collectors in a spin. Sporting events on the scale of the Tour de Yorkshire are akin to Wimbledon and the Winter Olympics; inspiring all to take out their tennis rackets, book...

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One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

We met the Rawmarsh and Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces to find out more about their clean up mission. When you live in an urban town such as ours, it is refreshing to see green open spaces that brighten up the bustling environment. Then your heart sinks at the sight...

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You and Your Health: How to achieve healthy sleep

You and Your Health: How to achieve healthy sleep

Pharmacist, Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure in Parkgate looks at how to get a better night’s sleep once the clocks go forward. Most people happily anticipate the clocks going forward in March to herald the spring and give us a precious extra hour of daylight in the evening. However, because we...

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Getting to grips with garden design

Getting to grips with garden design

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at where to start when it comes to designing a garden. Spring heralds a new gardening season and with it the ideal time to reassess the layout of your garden. If you are planning a redesign of your plot, it may be helpful to have...

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