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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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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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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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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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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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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Hop into something new with RotherHop

Hop into something new with RotherHop

From the dancehalls in Harlem to the bright lights of Rotherham, be a part of the retro revival and get your happy feet jittering with swing dance lessons from RotherHop. Run by husband and wife, Dave Doyle and Krissy Moore, RotherHop brings the granddaddy of swing, Lindy Hop, to Rotherham...

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Jingle Balls: Fat Lads Calendar

Jingle Balls: Fat Lads Calendar

As January 1st comes around, walls up and down the country will be adorned with well-loved celebrities, with the turn of each new calendar month bringing a different seductive pose from the attractive stars. But when do you ever see a calendar full of big, hairy blokes? A tongue-in-cheek take...

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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 Hockey Club: Coming home at 90

Rotherham Hockey Club: Coming home at 90

As we push on into autumn, Rotherham Hockey Club are celebrating two momentous occasions; not only is it their 90th anniversary this October, but the club are switching the field and shuttling back into Rotherham to start the 2017/18 season back on home ‘astro’ turf. After the closure of the...

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