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  • Bid to put art and soul into Rotherham town centre: VOTE

    Bid to put art and soul into Rotherham town centre: VOTE

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    AN empty shop unit has been transformed into a work of art as part of a scheme to bring art to the heart of Rotherham town centre.The Shop of Priceless Things can be found on the corner of Howard Street, the former home of Burger King, and was created by v

  • Couple's fury at 200-mile coach marathon

    Couple's fury at 200-mile coach marathon

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    LEGEND says that highwayman Dick Turpin rode the 200 miles from London to York overnight, but a fuming Rotherham couple claim their coach trip was almost as epic.They were left shattered when their round trip to the famous Minster city took a staggering 12

  • Drivers dice with death at level crossing

    Drivers dice with death at level crossing

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    FRUSTRATED motorists are taking chances trying to beat the barriers at a level crossing after often being stranded for up to an hour.The claim comes after rail bosses launched a safety campaign over the Holmes Junction crossing in Psalters Lane—one o

  • Family's anguish as manslaughter trial collapses

    Family's anguish as manslaughter trial collapses

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    THE father of a teenager who died during a late night brawl has spoken of his family’s anger and disappointment after a manslaughter trial fell apart because of a series of blunders.It happened because crucial medical evidence relating to how Kyle Gr

  • Heart attack victim saved by 'angel' passer-by

    Heart attack victim saved by 'angel' passer-by

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    HEART attack victim Charles Blockley owes his life to a May Day miracle and an angel of mercy who happened to be passing by.As Charles collapsed, his 51-year-old son Paul, a trained first aider, told his stunned mother that he thought his father was alread

  • Expert plans school in abandoned store

    Expert plans school in abandoned store

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    A DISUSED Rotherham department store could be turned into a school as part of plans to boost the struggling town centre.The project, which is being considered by Rotherham Borough Council and construction giant Balfour Beatty, has the backing of education

  • Steve's festive climb up Everest

    Steve's festive climb up Everest

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    FAMILY man Steve Loveday will not be home for Christmas—he will be climbing Everest instead.Rather than spending the holiday around the festive tree, married father-of-three Steve will be raising money for charity thousands of miles away on the world

  • MP John Healey made £88,000 on flat deal

    MP John Healey made £88,000 on flat deal

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    WENTWORTH MP and Housing Minister John Healey made a profit of £88,000 from selling his taxpayer-funded second home.Mr Healey sold his subsidised flat in south London for £198,000 in May. He is now renting a £1,250-a-month two-bedroomed f

  • Meet Mrs Rudolph-Thorpe Hesley's Christmas cracker

    Meet Mrs Rudolph-Thorpe Hesley's Christmas cracker

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    Festive favourite Linda Lilley is the lollipop lady with more Christmas spirit than most.The popular school crossing patrol has been greeting pupils from Thorpe Hesley Infant School this week dressed in reindeer antlers, a flashing red nose, a tinsel-

  • New Dreamliner carries the pride of Rotherham

    New Dreamliner carries the pride of Rotherham

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    A VITAL bit of Rotherham finally took to the skies over the USA this week as Boeing’s flagship project, the 787 Dreamliner was cleared for take off.The airliner has been dogged by delays, but it finally lifted from a runway just outside Seattle, Wash

  • Eight bailed on 'sex ring' charges

    Eight bailed on 'sex ring' charges

    By on Fri 18 Dec 2009

    EIGHT men facing sex ring charges are out on bail just days after a judge locked them up.Last Wednesday, Rotherham District Judge John Foster remanded them in custody after saying they may skip bail because the charges could attract life sentences.But two

  • Crash victim named as Rotherham man

    Crash victim named as Rotherham man

    By on Thu 17 Dec 2009

    Police have named a man killed after a car he was travelling in crashed in Canklow on Saturday night as Jozef Puzo.Mr Puzo (29), who was from Rotherham, was one of three men thrown from a red Toyota Avensis after it failed to negotiate a left-hand tur

  • Boy hurt in road fall

    Boy hurt in road fall

    By on Thu 17 Dec 2009

    AN 11-year-old boy was hurt outside two neighbouring schools in Brinsworth today when he apparently fell into the road after falling on a kerb. The child was taken to hospital but not thought to be seriously injured after the incident near Brinsworth Manor

  • Free pizza at Jamie's

    Free pizza at Jamie's

    By on Thu 17 Dec 2009

    JAMIE Oliver's Ministry of Food will be giving away free pizzas to Rotherham folk this weekend and hosting free sessions on how to make your own. The Ministry will be open to the general public between midday and 3pm on Saturday and the event will be hoste

  • Firefighters rescue child stuck in banister

    Firefighters rescue child stuck in banister

    By on Thu 17 Dec 2009

    FIRE crews were called to a house in Wombwell this morning to help a boy who got his head stuck in a banister.Firefighters from Brampton Fire Station were called to the house on Yvonne Grove at around 7.30am to rescue the 16-month old boy.He had to be