Recall the Midwife

Recall the Midwife

Common Threads: Characters that framed the villages Women whose calming presence, words of encouragement and even the simple offer of tea and toast will be remembered long after the pain has been forgotten by the exhausted new mothers they helped to make. To tie in with her Common Threads project,...

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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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We Meet the LimbBo Foundation

We Meet the LimbBo Foundation

Whether it’s the first time or fourth time, one of the most exciting parts of any pregnancy is seeing those fuzzy black and white images of your tiny human wriggling about on the screen at your routine antenatal ultrasound appointments. Along with giving expectant parents a first peep at the...

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Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

Thornberry Animal Sanctuary

For the neglected they continue to care… Litters of unwanted kittens, puppies and rabbits dumped in cardboard boxes at the gate by greedy breeders. Sad, scrawny and sorry-looking dogs tied up to fence posts wondering when their owners will be back to take them home. Desperate pleas from the struggling...

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South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

Written by Shannon Hopwood Back in the day, Barnsley and Rotherham were known for their booming industries. This area may no longer be the prodigious producer that it once was, but there was a time when the pits were thriving, the iron was hot, and glassblowing was ever expanding. While...

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Big Milestones for Dearne Valley Ramblers

Big Milestones for Dearne Valley Ramblers

Treading the path of life with curiosity, endurance and an eye for nature, the Dearne Valley Ramblers have been discovering what lies around our glorious region for over 20 years.

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