Winter in the Garden

Winter in the Garden

Add extra sparkle to your gardening this winter with Sally Cunis garden designer As the end of the year fast approaches, gardens and fields erupt in a final riot of colour. The leaves of Acer Griseum, Parthenocissus henryana and Vitis coignetiae appear to catch fire as their leaves flame red...

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Not last orders just yet for Clubland

Not last orders just yet for Clubland

Stitched into the fabric of community life, in their heydays, working men’s clubs were at the centre of working class culture as families flocked in search of reprieve from the throes of everyday life. Hundreds queued out onto the street, eager to sign in at the door and snap up...

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Rotherham and Dearne Valley Walking Festival

Rotherham and Dearne Valley Walking Festival

Following many years since avid walkers last trod the routes of Rotherham’s popular walking festival, two local rambling groups have forged an allegiance to bring it back to life. This October, Rotherham Metro and Dearne Valley Ramblers present the Rotherham and Dearne Walking Festival with free walks for everyone to...

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Capturing the characters of Wentworth

Capturing the characters of Wentworth

For generations, the people of Wentworth have been the epitome of its charm and character. From preachers to plumbers, butchers to builders, village life was stitched together with the folk who lived and breathed it, many still lingering in the memories of today’s residents. Last year, committee members of the...

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Pets Boredom Breakers

Pets Boredom Breakers

With Dan Pearson of the Animal Training Academy   With the school holidays looming, we sometimes worry about how we are going to entertain the kids, never mind our pets, during the summer break. Boredom is one of the main reasons our pets start developing bad habitats, so be prepared...

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Raising a glass to Fitzwilliam Wine Club

Raising a glass to Fitzwilliam Wine Club

Wine is sunlight held together by water – Galileo, the father of modern science once quirked. A part of life and culture since time began, wine has evolved and matured over time, with an endless array of varieties now at our disposal. While we savour what’s in the glass, many...

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Pets Myth Busters

Pets Myth Busters

With Dan Pearson of The Animal Training Academy Over the years many common pet myths have been mistaken for fact. This can be troublesome when dealing with pets, especially dogs. Some myths are worryingly inaccurate and this means there are owners who still adhere to these false truths. Here are...

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Rotherham’s Food and Drink Show

Rotherham’s Food and Drink Show

This May, get together with your foodie friends and family as Rotherham dishes up its first food and drink show on 20th and 21st May. Bringing together tastes of the world from suppliers across the country, the free event showcases a pot of passionate producers and home-grown cooks plus culinary...

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Penistone Armed Forces Day Show

Penistone Armed Forces Day Show

When you think about it, the majority of South Yorkshire folk have a link to the armed forces in one way or another. There will be those whose relatives served in years long gone; some may be veterans themselves from the Falklands or other conflicts; and others may have children...

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Winthrop Gardens: Cultivating a community effort

Winthrop Gardens: Cultivating a community effort

Some say life began in a garden. Yet for most, a garden continues to teach us throughout life about patience, care and most importantly the belief in what tomorrow will bring. At Winthrop Park in Wickersley, their therapeutic  garden space has acted as a sanctuary of support for many people...

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