Rotherham Show The Rotherham Show will be returning to Clifton Park this September for another 48 hours of fun and entertainment. For nearly four decades, the annual festival, which retains
Sexual exploitation offences A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a string of non-recent sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham. Basharat Hussain was arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers
Tent fire in Doncaster A man and a woman are being treated for extensive burns following what police believe was a deliberate fire in Doncaster last night (Monday 18 August).
Councillor Opportunity A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change has been launched in Rotherham. The ‘Be
Cinderella in Rotherham
The Rotherham Civic Theatre is proud to announce the classic rags-to-riches story of Cinderella as the town’s pantomime for the 2015 Christmas season.
Following last year’s production, Aladdin, which welcomed over 25,000 people to the council-owned Civic Theatre, tickets for Cinderella are now on sale.
Rotherham Theatres Manager, Mark Scott, said: “Panto time is always special at the Civic Theatre and we’re hoping that the » Read more..
Two further arrests in Rotherham
Two further men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault on an 81-year-old man in Rotherham.
Detective Chief Inspector Zaf Ali, from South Yorkshire Police’s Crime Unit, said: “Officers arrested a 29-year-old man yesterday (Tuesday 18 August) from the Dalton area. A further arrest also took place in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19 August) when a 24-year-old man was arrested from Thrybergh.
“Both men remain in police custody on » Read more..
The Rotherham Show will be returning to Clifton Park this September for another 48 hours of fun and entertainment.
For nearly four decades, the annual festival, which retains its crown as the largest free land show in the north of England, has been a Rotherham tradition, entertaining tens of thousands of visitors of all ages.
Taking place on September 12 and 13 in the beautiful town centre park, the show, which this year is » Read more..
Mobility Scooter Safety Talk
A meeting will be held at Montgomery Hall this coming Friday 21st August 2015 to deliver a mobility scooter safety talk. Local PCSO’s will be on hand and crime prevention advice will be provided covering fraud/scams/doorstep crime and rogue traders.
The event starts at 12.00pm until » Read more..
Sexual exploitation offences
A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a string of non-recent sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham.
Basharat Hussain was arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers at Manchester airport today (Wednesday 19 August) on suspicion of 15 charges, which are alleged to have occurred between 1996 and 2001.
Hussain, of no fixed address, was » Read more..
Tent fire in Doncaster
A man and a woman are being treated for extensive burns following what police believe was a deliberate fire in Doncaster last night (Monday 18 August).
The 42-year-old woman and 32-year-old man suffered serious burns after the tent they were in caught on fire shortly after 11.45pm.
They were both also reportedly assaulted by a man, or men, when they got out of the tent.
Both are being treated at a burns unit and » Read more..
A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change has been launched in Rotherham.
The ‘Be a Councillor’ campaign, led by the Local Government Association in partnership with Rotherham Council, is calling for local people who are enthusiastic about improving their community to stand to be a councillor in the next round of elections in May 2016.
Rotherham is due to have all-out elections next year, and the campaign aims to ensure that » Read more..
Titans open at Herringthorpe
Rotherham Rugby Club’s first game of the season is to be played on the town’s Herringthorpe playing fields.
Rotherham Council has agreed that the Titans, one of the top 16 professional rugby clubs in the country, can use the Rotherham Phoenix Rugby Club site for the season’s opening game on Sunday 6 September.
The Titans, who usually play at the Clifton Lane Sports Ground, requested permission from » Read more..
ENERGISE BARNSLEY LAUNCH EVENT
People are invited to an event at the Town Hall on Thursday 27 August, from 9.30am to 3pm, to find out more about how they can get involved in the new solar panel installation scheme ‘Energise Barnsley’.
The scheme, which will see solar panels installed onto approximately 5,000 council houses and council-owned buildings, is part of an exciting new community energy partnership between Barnsley Council, Berneslai Homes, British Gas Solar and Generation Community. The initiative will see the council work with social enterprises and a blue chip installer to feed the surplus income generated by the scheme back into Barnsley communities.
The capital costs of the project are likely to » Read more..
Send Your Name to Mars
Mars enthusiasts around the world can participate in NASA’s journey to Mars by adding their names to a silicon microchip headed to the Red Planet aboard NASA’s InSight Mars lander, scheduled to launch next year.
“Our next step in the journey to Mars is another fantastic mission to the surface,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “By participating in this opportunity to send your name aboard InSight to the Red Planet, you’re showing that you’re part of that journey and the future of space exploration.”
Submissions will be accepted until Sept. 8. To send your name to Mars aboard InSight, go to:
The fly-your-name opportunity comes with “frequent flier” points to reflect an individual’s personal participation in NASA’s journey to Mars, which will span multiple missions and multiple decades. The InSight mission offers the second such opportunity for space exploration fans to collect points by flying their names aboard a NASA mission, with more opportunities to follow.
Last December, the names of 1.38 million people flew on a chip aboard the first flight of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts to deep space destinations including Mars and an asteroid. After InSight, the next opportunity to earn frequent flier points will be NASA’s Exploration Mission-1, the first planned test flight bringing together the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule in preparation for human missions to Mars and beyond.
InSight will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in March 2016 and land on Mars Sept. 28, 2016. The mission is the first dedicated to the investigation of the deep interior of the planet. It will place the first seismometer directly on the surface of Mars to measure Martian quakes and use seismic waves to learn about the planet’s interior. It also will deploy a self-hammering heat probe that will burrow deeper into the ground than any previous device on the Red Planet. These and other InSight investigations will improve our understanding about the formation and evolution of all rocky planets, including Earth.
Unexplained deaths in infancy.
249 unexplained infant deaths occurred in England and Wales in 2013, a rate of 0.36 deaths per 1,000 live births. This is the first rise in unexplained infant deaths since 2008. Before 2013, the rate had fallen steadily from 0.41 in 2008 to 0.32 in 2012.
Almost two thirds (65%) of these deaths were recorded as sudden infant deaths, and 35% were recorded as unascertained (where no other cause of death is recorded).
Unexplained infant deaths accounted for » Read more..
Downton Abbey at Cannon Hall
All the glitz and glamour of Edwardian times can be seen at Cannon Hall Museum from Saturday 11 July to Sunday 6 September.
“Downton! From evening gowns to aprons”, celebrates the wonderful style and fashion of the award winning programme.
Fans of the series or the era itself will not be disappointed by the original exhibition of exquisite designs. They will be able to » Read more..
Heart attack deaths
Heart attack deaths could be cut if hospitals stuck to guidelines
Fewer heart attack patients die after treatment in Swedish hospitals than in UK ones, and that could be down to differences in how patients are treated, MRC research suggests.
The researchers looked at data on » Read more..
Rotherham A-Level results
Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results.
Overall results have shown an increase in the national pass rate to 98.1%. However, Rotherham’s overall pass rate is 99.4%, an increase of 0.8%, meaning the borough remains 1.3% above the national average.
There were some significant performances among Rotherham schools including Maltby Academy and » Read more..
Police have arrested two men in connection to a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Sheffield at the weekend.
A 21-year-old man and a 22-year-old man attended a police station today, Tuesday 18 August, where they were arrested for failing to stop at the scene of the collision.
At around 9.20pm on Sunday 16 August, it was » Read more..
A Level results in Barnsley
Barnsley Sixth Form College is celebrating an excellent set of A Level results with a 1% increase in the pass rate and students achieving more than 300 high grades – a 7% increase on last year.
The overall pass rate at the Sixth Form College is 98%, with a 100% pass rate in 18 subjects, including Chemistry, Physics, ICT, English Language, Business Studies, French and Geography.
A Level students saw high » Read more..
Covered market in Barnsley
A design for the three-year temporary market has been submitted by IBI Group to Barnsley Council for planning approval.
One of the early stages of the Better Barnsley town centre development is the demolition of the existing multi-storey car park that sits above the semi-covered market. This requires the relocation of the market while the demolition works and subsequent construction and refurbishment works are completed.
It will be built over the existing » Read more..
Retail opportunities are set to grow in Rotherham Town Centre, thanks to the addition of two new pop-up shops.
Located at the top of the historic High Street and in the Grade II listed Imperial Buildings, the two shops offer dedicated retail space for budding entrepreneurs considering starting a new retail venture, with flexible lease terms available for 12 months as well as free and subsidised rent periods. Financial assistance to fit-out the premises and FREE business advice and training from retail experts is also included.
The two new stores will be the latest in a » Read more..
Firearms incident in Sheffield
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and possession of a firearm with intent following an incident in Burngreave last week where a man was shot.
On Thursday, 13 August, at around 11.15am, a 22-year-old man sustained a none life-threatening gunshot injury on Spital Lane and was taken to hospital.
Police are investigating and the » Read more..
Cool off at Clifton park
Looking for somewhere to cool-off during the school holidays – then why not try Rotherham’s award-winning Clifton Park?
The park now boasts three different water features thanks to the running water in the newly-restored Rock Garden.
For the first time in over 40 years the waterfalls in the garden are up and running, meaning that visitors to the park have yet another ‘watery’ option to choose from.
The working waterfalls are a great addition to the park, particularly on a hot day, and add to the other water features such as the fountain in the Memorial Garden and all the fun of the Watersplash.
The Rock Garden was a key element of the multi-million pound restoration of Clifton Park that was made possible thanks to a £4.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.
Originally built as a memorial to the Second World War, the waterfalls of the Rock Garden appear to have worked until the early 1960’s, when they fell into disrepair.
The waterfalls were all set to flow again with the lottery-funded restoration and the work was nearly finished when the contractor went into administration, leaving the rock garden with a stream that would not flow.
Now the water is back on and together with some exotic and interesting planting with plants such as Giant Rhubarb and lilies by the Clifton Park team, the Rock Garden makes for a cool and peaceful spot to spend some time.
Councillor David Roche, Advisory Cabinet Member for Leisure Services for Rotherham Council, said: “The working Rock Garden adds yet another element to the variety on offer at Clifton Park making it even a better day out.
“Clifton Park and Museum is a great day out for everyone, particularly families – who can while away the summer holidays by enjoying not only the water features but also the attractions such as the Play Park and the Fun Park.”
The Clifton Park team would love to hear from anyone who can remember the Rock Garden when it was originally installed – or even better, if they have any old photos.
Award for Longley Park
Longley Park Sixth Form College, Sheffield, has been awarded second place in a national award recognising their commitment to preparing their students for the world of work.
The award, sponsored by Santander, comes from Career Academies UK, a national charity that aims to make young people work ready through a programme of mentoring, masterclasses, internships and workplace visits.
The award is presented to schools or colleges that have best demonstrated excellence in employer engagement and » Read more..
Vaccination advice for meningitis
Teenagers that have recently left school year 13 are being urged to take up a new vaccine which offers protection against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicaemia (blood poisoning).
The MenACWY vaccine will be offered from August 2015, starting with teenagers of school year 13 (date of birth 01/09/1996 – 31/08/1997). Eligible teenagers will be contacted by their GP and are urged to take up the vaccine before leaving home for university. The vaccine is for all young people and not limited to those continuing in further education.
The vaccine is being introduced in response to a rise in cases nationally of MenW which have » Read more..