Aroundtown Meets Tala Lee-Turton

Aroundtown Meets Tala Lee-Turton

There’s an admirable fearlessness about Tala Lee-Turton. Her whole life has been spent meticulously moving her body beyond its limits as a classically trained dancer. But now she’s pushing the boundaries of ballet, exercising her creativity to produce performances that defy the customary conventions and boxed in views of the...

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Aroundtown Meets Alan Hydes

Aroundtown Meets Alan Hydes

We meet former table tennis champion Alan Hydes to hear how a 50p bat bought from Barnsley Co-op would enable him to travel the world with the England team.

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Aroundtown Meets Professor Dame Hilary Chapman DBE, Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

Aroundtown Meets Professor Dame Hilary Chapman DBE, Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

She’s a professor, a dame, a Doctor of Medicine, and is now Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire. But when we meet her at her new office in Barnsley town hall, she introduces herself simply as Hilary. We’re in the presence of an extraordinary woman whose outstanding commitment to nursing...

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Aroundtown Meets Jean Pursglove

Aroundtown Meets Jean Pursglove

Swinton’s Jean Pursglove is the only person who was at the opening day of Rotherham Civic Theatre in 1960 that is still involved today.

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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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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 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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