Ladies of the Manor

Ladies of the Manor

It’s been the domestic dwelling of many Members of Parliament, a couple of Prime Ministers and even a former Lord Mayor of Sheffield. But amidst the aristocratic wealth predominantly associated with the UK’s largest private residence, the rooms within Wentworth Woodhouse were also once the not-so-humble abode of hundreds of...

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Missing photos driving them Totty

Missing photos driving them Totty

Here’s a little bit of trivia for you: What do former footballers George Robledo, Mark Jones and Alan Sunderland all have in common? If you’d have said all playing top-flight football at one point in their careers, then you’d have been right. But did you know that all three also...

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Aroundtown Meets: Victoria Nixon

Aroundtown Meets: Victoria Nixon

At just 16, life wasn’t so sweet for Victoria Nixon. The world around her was crumbling as quickly as the chocolate bar she would one day go on to advertise. But she was not the type of girl to be consumed by the flakes of grief that were settling around...

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We Can Survive Singers

We Can Survive Singers

Joined together by an invisible chord, members of one Barnsley-based choir really are singing off the same hymn sheet. They’ve got all their life to live and all their love to give, they are the We Can Survive Singers. They’re not professional vocalists, they don’t read music, and they definitely...

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Celebrating 25 years of Rotherham U3A

Celebrating 25 years of Rotherham U3A

They say the first age of education is the journey through school, the second learning job skills or how to parent – then what becomes of the third age once children have flown the nest or retirement beckons? How about enrolling at a university with a difference where the only...

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Barnsley FC: Definitely not hiding in the shadows

Barnsley FC: Definitely not hiding in the shadows

There’s a sense of optimism in the air at Oakwell as the 2019/20 season kicks off. After gaining automatic promotion back into the Championship at the end of last season, the Reds’ fans are singing just that little bit louder in the Ponty End. And, eager to bask in the...

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Peter Foster: Riding High at 80

Peter Foster: Riding High at 80

When approaching the grand old age of 80, some people may appreciate a heartfelt message in a birthday card, a slap-up family meal, or even a new pair of slippers. But not for one outgoing octogenarian from Rotherham. When Peter Foster turned 80 this summer, he geared up to take...

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You and Your Health: Alcohol

You and Your Health: Alcohol

Think Before You Drink With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Rotherham Drinking alcohol plays a part in many people’s lives; whether to celebrate a happy event – or drown sorrows – have a glass of wine with a meal among friends, or even just a sociable chat over a pint...

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