Summer in the garden

Summer in the garden

With Garden Designer, Sally Cunis “Woke up it was a Chelsea morning….” was the song that my husband was singing thirty years ago this May to our baby son who had arrived earlier than expected. We should have been at the Chelsea Flower Show that morning as I had a...

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Forging a place in history

Forging a place in history

Wentworth Woodhouse, Conisbrough Castle and Monk Bretton Priory are all notable Grade I listed buildings, but have you heard of Wortley Top Forge? Right on our doorstep in our glorious county of South Yorkshire lies another hidden treasure, one that is over 350 years old. Dating back to around 1640,...

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We meet Gemma Nemer

We meet Gemma Nemer

Just like people, buttons come in all shapes and sizes. And just like people, each individual button has its own special purpose, each with a different story to tell. Big, shiny gold-rimmed ones that fastened up your grandfather’s old duster coat; dainty pearlescent domes fixing the collar of your mother’s...

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Discover ‘The Sessions’ at Meadowhall

Discover ‘The Sessions’ at Meadowhall

Have fun socialising and learning a new skill with Meadowhall’s ‘The Sessions’, an exciting new programme of tastings, masterclasses and workshops. As part of a new initiative, local independent businesses have the opportunity to host a workshop that connects the community and offer a unique visitor experience at Meadowhall. The...

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Long Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen

The ‘Queen of Villages’ will reclaim her throne when an ambitious project returns her neglected hall to its palatial former glory.

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Spring back into action

Spring back into action

Despite a few hard frosts, a chilly wind and a light dusting of snow our region has had a fairly mild start to the year enabling gardeners to get ready for the busy season ahead.

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Barnsley Born and Bread

Barnsley Born and Bread

For over 65 years, the family-run Fosters Bakery has been a staple part of village life in Mapplewell, filling the Barnsley air with the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread.

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A Grand Day Out

A Grand Day Out

Spring and summer may still be a long way away but don’t let that stop you from having some great family days out this winter.

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