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Bramley man jailed for 20 years for kidnap, burglary and GBH after 'terrifying' raid at family home

Bramley man jailed for 20 years for kidnap, burglary and GBH after 'terrifying' raid at family home

Fri 23 Apr 2021

A MASKED raider who took part in the "terrifying and traumatic" robbery of a family in their home has been jailed for 20 years.

  • Thief targets Good Samaritan couple

    Thief targets Good Samaritan couple

    By on Thu 05 Nov 2009

    GOOD Samaritans John and Joyce Mason paid a heavy price for helping an old lady in distress–an opportunist thief walked off with their holdall containing £150 worth of property.The Swinton couple were about to drive off on a four day caravan br

  • Players can compete at top level: Maggs

    Players can compete at top level: Maggs

    By on Thu 05 Nov 2009

    NEW player-coach Kevin Maggs says Rotherham Titans have players who can compete at Premiership level.The 35-year-old signed in at Clifton Lane this week and trained with the squad ahead of Saturday's prickly trip to Moseley.Maggs wasn't at last week's trem

  • Crash closes road

    Crash closes road

    By on Thu 05 Nov 2009

    BOTH lanes of a dual carriageway have been closed due to a collision which has left a motorist trapped inside a vehicle.Firefighters from Rotherham Fire Station were working this morning to free the stricken driver who was trapped in the heavily

  • Fire strikes called off

    Fire strikes called off

    By on Wed 04 Nov 2009

    FIREFIGHTERS have called off a raft of strikes announced earlier this week after reaching an agreement over changing shift times.The Fire Brigades Union had previously been locked in a dispute with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue over a proposed move from

  • Chimney plunge rescue: VIDEO

    Chimney plunge rescue: VIDEO

    By on Wed 04 Nov 2009

    A TOP firefighter has told how crews battled for two-hour s to free a man who had become trapped after falling down a chimney.Incident Commander Neil Hessell was part of the rescue team called to St John's Avenue, Masborough, at around 8.20pm on

  • Road closed after smash

    Road closed after smash

    By on Wed 04 Nov 2009

    POLICE closed one of the main routes into the town following a collision involving a car and a skip lorry.The collision happened at around 8.30am this morning on Warren Vale Road, Rawmarsh, between the Kilnhurst roundabout and the road's junction with

  • New fire brigade strikes condemned

    New fire brigade strikes condemned

    By on Wed 04 Nov 2009

    FIREFIGHTERS have announced another raft of strike dates in protest against shift changes and a threat to sack 744 crew members—but there will be no walkout on Bonfire Night.The new dates, which start at midnight on November 10 (next Tuesday), were a

  • Ronnie looks to cup to boost Millers

    Ronnie looks to cup to boost Millers

    By on Wed 04 Nov 2009

    ROTHERHAM United manager Ronnie Moore seeks an FA Cup tonic for his team's faltering league form when they take on non-league Wealdstone on Sunday.The Millers were booed off by disgruntled supporters at Don Valley Stadium at the weekend after playing out a

  • MoD plea over parcels for soldiers

    MoD plea over parcels for soldiers

    By on Wed 04 Nov 2009

    CHRISTMAS gifts and goodwill parcels for frontline soldiers should be sent via two nominated charities says the Ministry of Defence.The public’s generosity at Christmas has threatened to swamp the system and delay  mail from family and friends o

  • Firefighters douse plan blaze

    Firefighters douse plan blaze

    By on Tue 03 Nov 2009

    FIREFIGHTERS were called to clear a hostel of smoke after a pan fire broke out early last night Residents were evacuated at around 8.50pm after fire broke out in a kitchen and the building, on Queen Street, East Dene, became severely smoke-logged. A team o

  • Maggs signs in at Lane

    Maggs signs in at Lane

    By on Tue 03 Nov 2009

    FORMER International Kevin Maggs has kicked off his coaching career at Rotherham Titans - but head coach Craig West says he won't drop straight into playing action.Maggs, who spent an influential two months at Titans last season, has returned to the club -

  • Witness plea over fatal M1 accident

    Witness plea over fatal M1 accident

    By on Tue 03 Nov 2009

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 65-year-old man died in an accident on the M1 motorway.The pensioner's Skoda Fabia hatchback had come to a halt in the inside lane of the southbound carriageway, half a mile after junction 33, when it was struck b

  • Chris named Rotherham's Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Chris named Rotherham's Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    By on Mon 02 Nov 2009

    YOUNG businessman Chris Wright has been named Rotherham’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009.Chris (22) launched his own company, IT Desk, in 2006 after becoming interested in information technology while studying for his GCSEs.His company offers sm

  • Railway walk invitation

    Railway walk invitation

    By on Mon 02 Nov 2009

    PARTICIPANTS in a special railway walk taking place this weekend are promised extensive views across the Don Valley along the route.People have the chance to put their best foot forward on the walk on November 7, which will start from the Chapel on the Bri

  • Free classes to improve workers' fitness

    Free classes to improve workers' fitness

    By on Mon 02 Nov 2009

    EMPLOYEES in the Dearne Valley are being offered free fitness classes to promote a healthy lifestlye.The 25-week course is being run by Dearne Valley Sports, in conjunction with Rotherham Primary Care Trust and is available to people of all ages and abilit