The Linen of Barnsley & Rotherham

The Linen of Barnsley & Rotherham

By historian Joshua Daniels It’s well-known that the coal, iron, steel and glass industries dominated the economies of Rotherham and Barnsley. There was, however, another very prominent industry: linen. Whilst textiles are more associated with what is now West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire was also a leading contributor to the industry....

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Barnsley’s Alexandria wants to make dyslexia crystal clear

Barnsley’s Alexandria wants to make dyslexia crystal clear

A teenage beauty pageant contestant from Barnsley is using her platform to raise awareness of dyslexia – and hopes to bring the Miss World crown back to England for the first time in 40 years. Fifteen-year-old Alexandria Crystal is the youngest ever Miss England contestant after being picked as the...

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Lottery funding a Pivotal step towards improving health and wellbeing

Lottery funding a Pivotal step towards improving health and wellbeing

Rotherham’s Pivotal Health and Wellbeing CIC are offering free health and wellbeing sessions across the town after securing over £150,000 in lottery funding. The Eastwood-based organisation was awarded a grant of £153,788 from The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. This will fund a three-year project to deliver new sessions to...

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Rotherham’s Crossroads Care calling for more volunteers

Rotherham’s Crossroads Care calling for more volunteers

If you find you’ve got more time on your hands in 2024, could you use it to support Rotherham’s unpaid carers? For the last 35 years, Rotherham based Crossroads Care have been providing a range of services to give unpaid carers a break from their caring responsibilities. One in five...

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Barnsley Scout group fundraising for new home

Barnsley Scout group fundraising for new home

Could you help The 16th Barnsley (Royston) scout group fund a permanent place to call home? The group has seen a massive boost to its membership over the last couple of years which means they’ve outgrown their current ‘on loan’ home. For the last ten years, they’ve held their weekly...

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Free art and design sessions for Rotherham teenagers

Free art and design sessions for Rotherham teenagers

Teenagers in Rotherham are invited to take part in free weekly art and design sessions at Rotherham College as part of the National Saturday Club. This is a great opportunity for young people aged between 13 and 16 to develop new skills, make new friends, achieve a Bronze Art Award...

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You and Your Health: Joint Pain

You and Your Health: Joint Pain

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Rotherham The older we get, the more we notice that our bodies creak like old wooden floorboards. It’s common to have aches and pains in your joints from time to time. But if your pain or discomfort doesn’t go away in a few days,...

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Legal Talk: Leaving money to family in a will

Legal Talk: Leaving money to family in a will

With Elmhirst Parker Solicitors, Barnsley The realm of financial planning, wills and inheritance tax can be a confusing subject. People are often unsure of the best way to pass on their wealth. Should they wait until after they die to leave the monetary bequeaths in a will? Or is it...

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