Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Cultivated from a community effort, things just keep on blossoming down at Owd Martha’s Yard in Hoyland. Since 2015, a whole host of volunteers have gotten behind the project to transform an unloved, unused piece of land behind Belmont WMC into a community garden that the whole village can enjoy....

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Be Cancer Safe

Be Cancer Safe

What’s your first response when you get the ‘dreaded’ cancer screening letter through the post? Do you shrug and ignore it? Act like you’ve been sent junk mail and toss it in the bin? Or do you pull on your brave breeches, call to get booked in and feel relieved...

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Helping you Breathe Easy

Helping you Breathe Easy

As you read this, stop for a moment to appreciate the continuous rise and fall in your chest; an everyday movement we often take for granted. If something as second nature as breathing was to present any challenges, the emotional impact can be as shattering as the physical one. To...

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Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

A wise old monkey once said, ‘the past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it.’ Rotherham couple Melanie and Chris Heap are following the advice of Rafiki from Disney’s Lion King and using their personal experience and courage to raise awareness for Sudden Unexpected...

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Aroundtown Meets Dr Steve Burns

Aroundtown Meets Dr Steve Burns

They say laughter is the best medicine, but for Dr Steve Burns a good dose of ‘glass half full’ attitude has been the secret to his continued concern for the people of Rotherham. One of the main questions a doctor asks you at a health check up is how many...

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Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

By Olivia Morris South Yorkshire’s biggest folk music and dance event returns this May with Wath Festival; a weekend full of fun, uniting the community through the village’s proud heritage. Established in 1972 by Wath’s very own Morris team, the festival has become a highly anticipated tradition in the community to...

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One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

We met the Rawmarsh and Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces to find out more about their clean up mission. When you live in an urban town such as ours, it is refreshing to see green open spaces that brighten up the bustling environment. Then your heart sinks at the sight...

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Winthrop Gardens: Cultivating a community effort

Winthrop Gardens: Cultivating a community effort

Some say life began in a garden. Yet for most, a garden continues to teach us throughout life about patience, care and most importantly the belief in what tomorrow will bring. At Winthrop Park in Wickersley, their therapeutic  garden space has acted as a sanctuary of support for many people...

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