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Two arrested in Wickersley kidnap and attempted Stag bank raid investigation

Two arrested in Wickersley kidnap and attempted Stag bank raid investigation

Thu 23 Nov 2017

DETECTIVES investigating a kidnap and attempted robbery of a bank by a fake police officer and a gang of masked men have made two arrests.

  • Thieves hit BMX champion Dominic's Olympic hopes

    Thieves hit BMX champion Dominic's Olympic hopes

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    MEAN thieves could have stolen a teenage cyclist's Olympic dream after snatching his bike just days before a make-or-break trial.BMX ace Dominic Skidmore (15), has spent the last 12 months training in the wind and rain to prepare for an all-important trial

  • Thieves hit BMX champion Dominic's Olympic hopes

    Thieves hit BMX champion Dominic's Olympic hopes

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    MEAN thieves could have stolen a teenage cyclist's Olympic dream after snatching his bike just days before a make-or-break trial.BMX ace Dominic Skidmore (15), has spent the last 12 months training in the wind and rain to prepare for an all-important trial

  • RSPCA hunt Sitwell rabbit killers

    RSPCA hunt Sitwell rabbit killers

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    Horrified Chris Walker was left "sick to the stomach" when she made a gruesome discovery on her daily walk—a bag full of dead rabbits.Mrs Walker was walking her dog with a friend on the fringes of Sitwell Golf Course on Tuesday morning

  • Go-ahead for Rotherham hydro plant

    Go-ahead for Rotherham hydro plant

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    It's all systems go for plans to build a new eco-friendly water power plant on the banks of the River Don after they were backed by councillors.As reported in last week's Advertiser, the Oxfordshire-based Small Hydro Company wants to install a hydro-electr

  • Fallen lamppost leaves motorist with £1,000 bill

    Fallen lamppost leaves motorist with £1,000 bill

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    SHOCKED driver Nick Gore didn’t see the light as he drove home along a country lane....and ran slap bang into a concrete lamp post sprawled across the road.It left him with a £1,000 damage bill to his black Mazda car, so Nick, with only third p

  • Rotherham ex-miner qualifies as space shuttle pilot

    Rotherham ex-miner qualifies as space shuttle pilot

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    FROM the bowels of the earth to reaching for the stars....that’s the amazing journey of former miner Phil Reeder who has just undergone training as a NASA space shuttle pilot.His remarkable journey into space began in 2004 when he applied to train wi

  • Rotherham mum's life-support anguish

    Rotherham mum's life-support anguish

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    A GRIEVING mum has spoken of her anguish at making the heartbreaking decision to turn off her baby daughter’s ventilator just a week after she was born.Natasha Houghton (21), gave birth to Grace Louise Houghton at Rotherham General Hospital on Septem

  • Use your extra hour to exercise, urge health chiefs

    Use your extra hour to exercise, urge health chiefs

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    AS the clocks go back this weekend health experts are urging families to spend their extra hour doing some form of exercise.NHS Rotherham staff are encouraging families to use the time to get active as part of the national healthy lifestyle campaign Change

  • Schoolchildren celebrate reading

    Schoolchildren celebrate reading

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    BOOK worms at a Rotherham school have enjoyed a week-long programme of activities to celebrate reading.Parents, staff and pupils at Rudston School took part in competitions, poetry workshops, a fancy dress day and watched a Punch and Judy show as part of t

  • Spooky activities at Rotherham libraries

    Spooky activities at Rotherham libraries

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM libraries are set to host a variety of free activities next week to keep kids entertained throughout half-term.And with Hallowe'en around the corner, there will a spooky theme at some of the sessions.Children's champion David Hague will be tellin

  • Operation Christmas Child deadline looms

    Operation Christmas Child deadline looms

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    THERE are just weeks left for people in Rotherham to deliver their gifts to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.Operation Christmas Child, which has been running for more than 19 years, sends gift-wrapped shoeboxes packed full goodies to children in Af

  • Youngsters in road safety drive

    Youngsters in road safety drive

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    YOUNGSTERS from a Rotherham nursery took part in safety campaign in a bid to reduce the number of children killed on the roads.Youngsters from Mommas Day Nursery sang road safety songs, baked traffic light biscuits and created posters as part of the nation

  • Soldiers send message of thanks

    Soldiers send message of thanks

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    FRONT-LINE soldiers stationed in Afghanistan have written messages of thanks to the kind-hearted Rotherham folk who have sent them Christmas parcels.The moving letters and e-mails were sent to Tracy Mounsey, who co-ordinates the Rotherham branch of the nat

  • Rotherham post staff set to strike

    Rotherham post staff set to strike

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    SOUTH Yorkshire was braced for a wave of strikes today, with post bus and fire workers set to walk out.Thousands of postal workers started the first of two one-day national stoppages today with mail centre staff, including the regional base

  • Duke of Kent sees the future in Rotherham

    Duke of Kent sees the future in Rotherham

    By on Thu 22 Oct 2009

    A ROYAL visitor came to Rotherham this week to get a glimpse of the future.HRH The Duke of Kent, visited the town’s Advanced Manufacturing Park’s Technology Centre and he told Mayor Cllr Shaukat Ali after seeing a range of world-beating compani