Harley’s Cynthia Shaw receives MBE

Harley’s Cynthia Shaw receives MBE

It was the crowning glory to a wonderful year for Harley’s Cynthia Shaw as she was formally presented with her MBE from King Charles III at an investiture in December. After being told she had been awarded an MBE for services to the community in Rotherham as part of last...

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Free first aid course to help you save a life

Free first aid course to help you save a life

Would you know how to help someone having a medical emergency? Someone has a heart attack every five minutes. One in five of us will witness someone needing CPR after collapsing. But most people don’t act on it. Only 30 percent of people receive bystander CPR. That hesitancy is often...

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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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Thorpe Hesley Brass Band receive High Sheriff award

Thorpe Hesley Brass Band receive High Sheriff award

They’re not the type to blow their own trumpet. But Thorpe Hesley Brass Band have been presented with an award from the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire, Lt Col Mac McPherson, for their services to music.  The High Sheriff Award was formally presented to the band on Saturday 25th February...

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Man v Fat: Showing excess weight the red card

Man v Fat: Showing excess weight the red card

By Sean Webster  MANvFAT football is an innovative and popular approach for encouraging overweight men to improve their health and well-being, where it’s not just scoring on the pitch that gets results.   It’s open to men aged 18 or over who have a BMI of 27.5 or higher and are...

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Celebrating 20 years of RSPB Old Moor

Celebrating 20 years of RSPB Old Moor

As part of South Yorkshire’s biggest nature hotspot, RSPB Old Moor has been attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year for the last two decades.  Avid birdwatchers flock in their droves to see some of the most rare and elusive birds that have made RSPB Old Moor their home....

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Rotherham pensioner says tanks for the memories

Rotherham pensioner says tanks for the memories

Bold age adventurer, Peter Foster, has ticked another item off his bucket list. And he’d love to see other mature people embrace the freedom that old age brings to try new things. With previous exploits doing a wing walk, taking on the world’s longest zip wire, and riding a penny...

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Weston Park Cancer Charity goes the extra mile for Barnsley cancer patients

Weston Park Cancer Charity goes the extra mile for Barnsley cancer patients

A free twice-daily travel service has been launched by Weston Park Cancer Charity to transport people from Barnsley’s Oakwell Stadium to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. 

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Learn, laugh, live with u3a

Learn, laugh, live with u3a

The dawning of a new year offers an exciting opportunity to make changes to your life and a chance to develop a new fulfilling hobby for 2022. Spending time engaged in an enjoyable activity is great for your mental health and starting a new hobby could even help you reach...

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Saving the Mill of the Black Monks

Saving the Mill of the Black Monks

We look back at the history of one of Barnsley’s oldest in-use buildings, the Mill of the Black Monks and the future plans of its owner Malcolm Lister.

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