Unsung Hero: Darren Warner

Unsung Hero: Darren Warner

No human is limited. The only limitation is our mind. That was the message that record-breaking long-distance runner, Eliud Kipchoge, declared at the Sports Personality of the Year awards back in December. He pushed everything to the limit when he became the first person to complete a marathon in under...

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RRAMF: Sup, Sup and Away

RRAMF: Sup, Sup and Away

Following last year’s forced landing, the Rotherham Real Ale and Music Festival is getting ready to take flight once again with a salute to the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary. This February, the popular charity event returns to Magna after a year off from the annual ale calendar in 2019....

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Glorious Gardens of Japan

Glorious Gardens of Japan

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, highlights the beautiful botany from her recent visit to Japan. Arriving in Japan last autumn with my husband to explore potteries and gardens, I clutched a well-thumbed copy of the ‘Gardens of Kyoto’ – a gift from a friend – carrying in my head an image...

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Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Showcasing a snapshot of their 95-year history, Barnsley Photographic Society are proud to be hosting a special exhibition at Cooper Gallery this winter. Aptly named ‘95’, the exhibition is made up of an eclectic range 60 prints covering a whole manner of subjects, themes and styles to highlight the versatility...

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Wentworth Woodhouse’s Wishlist

Wentworth Woodhouse’s Wishlist

Here you are, minding your own business watching the TV with the heating on full blast and the tumble dryer going, when an envelope from your energy supplier drops through the letter box. The winter months have cost you dearly; next year’s bill will be going up – again… The...

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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’s fortress flourishes again

Barnsley’s fortress flourishes again

Wentworth Castle Gardens, one of our county’s greatest 18th century estates and the only grade I listed park and gardens within South Yorkshire, has officially re-opened. Originally created for the privileged few, the glorious gardens, woodland and parkland are now preserved for all to enjoy. The spectacular estate was closed...

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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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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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