Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

This October, take your tastebuds on a gastronomic adventure to Elsecar as the annual Flavours Food Festival returns for a third year.  And this year promises to be bigger, better and tastier than ever with a fusion of food, festival-style music and family fun for all.  On Saturday 20th and...

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Bringing the Harvest Home

Bringing the Harvest Home

By Rosanne Stinchcombe As the glorious summer melts away into the approaching autumn, we can begin to look forward to the season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ as famously penned by poet, John Keats.  A time for being thoughtful as well as thankful, autumn and the harvest season reminds us...

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March to the Arch

March to the Arch

Ahead of next season’s Steel City derbies, two football fans are setting aside their rivalries and uniting together as they tackle a 26-mile route between London stadiums to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. On Sunday 22nd July, The Wortley Arms’ owner Andy Gabbitas, a lifelong Owl, is joining Blade...

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Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Cultivated from a community effort, things just keep on blossoming down at Owd Martha’s Yard in Hoyland. Since 2015, a whole host of volunteers have gotten behind the project to transform an unloved, unused piece of land behind Belmont WMC into a community garden that the whole village can enjoy....

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Reviving Rotherham’s Ring Route

Reviving Rotherham’s Ring Route

When looking for somewhere new to go walking, many of us instantly head off into the Peaks or Derbyshire to tread the many well-walked routes amidst the stunning scenery. But now, thanks to Rotherham Metro Ramblers, you can stay a little closer to home with the revival of Rotherham’s Ring...

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Gardening: Shade

Gardening: Shade

Have you got shade covered? Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at how to introduce shade into the garden this summer Recently, taking the scenic route home from Sheffield with a couple of friends out past Loxley and through the charming villages of Low and High Bradfield, meandering along lanes edged...

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The Man Engine comes to South Yorkshire

The Man Engine comes to South Yorkshire

  Like the former mighty pithead frames that once bejewelled our region, a Very Important Visitor will be towering over the South Yorkshire skyline this June as the magnificent and monumental Man Engine drifts into Elsecar and Wentworth. A colossal feat of engineering standing proudly at a height of 11.2...

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A BEARY special adventure comes to Barnsley

A BEARY special adventure comes to Barnsley

If you go down to Cooper Gallery this summer You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to Cooper Gallery this summer You might not believe your eyes For every bear is sure to be there From Rupert to Paddington, to Pooh and Old Bear For the first...

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Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

A wise old monkey once said, ‘the past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it.’ Rotherham couple Melanie and Chris Heap are following the advice of Rafiki from Disney’s Lion King and using their personal experience and courage to raise awareness for Sudden Unexpected...

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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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