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Autistic woman was dragged along floor by care home manager, witness tells court

Autistic woman was dragged along floor by care home manager, witness tells court

Tue 24 Nov 2020

A CARE home manager who says she witnessed her predecessor assaulting an autistic woman told a court she was unable to tell the victim’s family about the abuse.

  • Crimebusting Maltby councillors to meet Gordon Brown

    Crimebusting Maltby councillors to meet Gordon Brown

    By on Wed 28 Oct 2009

    TWO councillors who have helped to fight crime in their community have been invited to meet the Prime Minister for a special reception at number ten.Maltby Town Council’s Cllr Keith Stringer and his wife, Carol, will meet Gordon Brown at a two-hour r

  • Spireites clash: kick-off brought forward

    Spireites clash: kick-off brought forward

    By on Wed 28 Oct 2009

    THE Millers' festive derby clash at Chesterfield on Monday, December 28, has been brought forward to a 1pm kick-off at Chesterfield's request.

  • Meet the Millers at Fairs Fayre

    Meet the Millers at Fairs Fayre

    By on Wed 28 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM United's entire first team squad will be at Magna to day for the Fairs Fayre Event.The players will be there between 12pm-1pm to lend their support to the event, which is run to showcase services and opportunities for people with disabilities and

  • Blaze at Kimberworth bowling alley

    Blaze at Kimberworth bowling alley

    By on Wed 28 Oct 2009

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a bowling alley blaze this morning after the boiler caught fire.Crews wearing breathing apparatus put out the fire at the Superbowl in Kimberworth after being called out by cleaning staff at about 6.30am.A fire service sp

  • Man seriously hurt in Mexborough smash

    Man seriously hurt in Mexborough smash

    By on Wed 28 Oct 2009

    POLICE have launched an appeal for witnesses after an accident in which a 20-year-old man was seriously hurt.The crash happened at 8.45pm last night on Wath Road in Mexborough, and involved a black Renault Megane being driven by a 24-year-old man and a whi

  • John Prescott hosts delegation's Rotherham fact-finding tour

    John Prescott hosts delegation's Rotherham fact-finding tour

    By on Tue 27 Oct 2009

    VISITORS from China and Mongolia were taken on a tour of Rotherham's specialist breathing centre by the man who opened its doors in 2007–MP John Prescott.The former Deputy Prime Minister was at BreathingSpace today to show the Chongqing visitors the

  • Homes blacked out by garden blaze

    Homes blacked out by garden blaze

    By on Tue 27 Oct 2009

    A FAMILY had a unwelcome moving-in present when fire swept up the outside of their new home.The family had moved into the house in Braithwell Road, Maltby, just three days before sparks from a back garden fire set fire to cardboard boxes and other rubbish

  • Children in Need fundraiser

    Children in Need fundraiser

    By on Tue 27 Oct 2009

    A FUND-RAISING event for the whole family will take place next week to drum up funds for Children In Need.The event, from 11am until 3pm, on November 8, at Silverwood Miners' Welfare, will feature a disco, bouncy castle, face painting and a pony party.Entr

  • Hallowe'een walk to mark obesity week

    Hallowe'een walk to mark obesity week

    By on Tue 27 Oct 2009

    FAMILIES from a Rotherham weight management club will take part in a fancy dress fun walk this Hallowe'en to raise awareness of National Obesity Week.Children from the Carnegie Club will be dressing up in spooky outfits to complete the two mile challenge a

  • NHS Rotherham acts to tackle workplace stress

    NHS Rotherham acts to tackle workplace stress

    By on Tue 27 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM businesses are being given the chance to apply for funding to help support the mental health of their staff.Stress and mental health problems are on the rise as more people struggle to deal with the effects of the economic crisis. And in a bid to

  • Pressure increases on Titans

    Pressure increases on Titans

    By on Tue 27 Oct 2009

    TITANS tackle Cornish Pirates this weekend badly in need of a win boost in their quest to climb out of the lower reaches of the Championship.A 43-10 reverse at leaders Exeter Chiefs on Saturday meant a sixth loss from the first eight games for Craig West's

  • Motown stalwarts head for South Yorkshire

    Motown stalwarts head for South Yorkshire

    By on Mon 26 Oct 2009

    DANCE floor divas are coming to Doncaster next month as part of the 50th anniversary of  Motown.Doncaster Dome has been chosen as the only venue outside of London to host some of Motown's best known divas for a one-off concert Divas of Motown.Supporte

  • Thomas Rotherham students' Christmas treat

    Thomas Rotherham students' Christmas treat

    By on Mon 26 Oct 2009

    STUDENTS at a Rotherham college are gearing up to deliver their version of a festive favourite.Ten teenagers, from Thomas Rotherham College, will perform Charles Dickens' timeless classic A Christmas Carol inspired by Neil Bartlett's adaptation.Performance

  • Police say a big thank-you to schoolchildren

    Police say a big thank-you to schoolchildren

    By on Mon 26 Oct 2009

    South Yorkshire Police's mounted officers went back to school this week to say thanks to pupils from Wales High School. PCs Julie Bradshaw and Tracy Brown, as well as police horses Fenwick and new recruit Royston, visited the school to say thank you as the

  • Pretty in pink...Lexus' LF-A supercar

    Pretty in pink...Lexus' LF-A supercar

    By on Mon 26 Oct 2009

    IT MAY boast a lightweight carbonfibre body, a manic 552bhp V10 engine and a 202mph top speed but Lexus’ long-awaited LF-A supercar can be disarmed with a click of your computer’s mouse thanks to a new on-line configurator. No less than 28 shad