Aroundtown Meets Peter Elliott MBE

Aroundtown Meets Peter Elliott MBE

As a former world-class athlete who won a plethora of medals at three of the four major championships, middle-distance runner, Peter Elliot MBE, is Rotherham’s most successful athlete at international level.

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Rolf Heymann: a lifelong battle for freedom and peace

Rolf Heymann: a lifelong battle for freedom and peace

We meet the remarkable Rolf Heymann who fled Nazi Germany aged 10 for a safe life here in Sheffield.

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Aroundtown Meets Denise Moody

Aroundtown Meets Denise Moody

This July, Moodyhair celebrates 60 years in business. We meet the red-haired maitriarch, Denise Moody, to look back through their diamond years.

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Aroundtown Meets the Wentworth Woodhouse garden team

Aroundtown Meets the Wentworth Woodhouse garden team

We meet the Wentworth Woodhouse gardening team, a group of volunteers who give their time to nurturing the stately home’s gardens all year round.

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Aroundtown Meets Alysia Vasey

Aroundtown Meets Alysia Vasey

We meet Alysia Vasey, the wild food and botanicals expert behind Yorkshire Foragers, a Doncaster-based company which supplies Michelin-star chefs.

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Aroundtown Meets the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm

Aroundtown Meets the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm

We meet the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley to discover their 30-year journey to becoming one of Yorkshire’s best visitor attractions.

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Aroundtown Meets Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes

Aroundtown Meets Whiteknights Yorkshire Blood Bikes

With their fluorescent jackets and liveried motorbikes emblazoned with the word BLOOD, you could be forgiven for thinking that these riders are yet another part of the NHS’s frontline fleet. They work tirelessly through the night to transport urgent and emergency blood and pathology samples between hospitals and hospices, providing...

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Aroundtown Meets: Therapy Huskies

Aroundtown Meets: Therapy Huskies

Everyone is taught that angels have two feathered wings. But here in Barnsley, they have four furry paws – plus a wet nose, thick fluffy coat and piercing blue and amber eyes.  They may not be able to fly, but four Siberian Huskies glide across the floor to greet us with a powerfully calming aura much...

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Aroundtown Meets Jack Land Noble

Aroundtown Meets Jack Land Noble

They say all the world’s a stage but it is his humble hometown of Barnsley which keeps setting the scene as the most prominent backdrop in Jack Land Noble’s productions.  Billed as an actor, writer, director, producer, singer and songwriter, it’s Jack by name, but most definitely not Jack-of-all-trades by nature. At just 30-years-old, Jack has...

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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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