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Man named in Catcliffe murder investigation

Man named in Catcliffe murder investigation

Fri 22 Oct 2021

A MAN whose death in Catcliffe sparked a murder investigation has been named as Kevin David Caster.

  • More talks over Millers stadium site

    More talks over Millers stadium site

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    NEGOTIATIONS to secure land for Rotherham United's proposed new stadium will resume in the new year.Chairman Tony Stewart has submitted a bid for a 12-acre site not far from Millmoor and hoped to make a positive announcement before Christmas. But after a m

  • Thieves steal Rotherham veteran's war medals

    Thieves steal Rotherham veteran's war medals

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    A 90-year-old war veteran has had his medals stolen in a burglary after a gang stole his safe.Among items taken from the pensioner's home in Greasbrough was his proud collection of medals, including the Burma Star for service in the Far East during the Sec

  • Poppy Day flasher escapes jail

    Poppy Day flasher escapes jail

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    A MAN who sparked disgust on Remembrance Day by exposing himself at a window as the parade passed by has escaped a jail sentence.Ricky Lee Robey (20), of Muglet Lane, Maltby, left Rotherham Magistrates' Court sentenced with a ten-week suspended sentence, 2

  • Walk it off at Roche Abbey

    Walk it off at Roche Abbey

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    MULLED wine and music will be the order of the day at Roche Abbey just after Christmas.The festive fun, which features Christmas walks and a carol service, takes place on Monday, December 28, which is a bank holiday.Heritage Inspired, South Yorkshire's fai

  • Dan aims to be the man

    Dan aims to be the man

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    RACER ‘Speedy’ Dan Clarke is aiming to live up to his nickname in 2010—having set his sights on racing in the Formula Two series.The Swinton-born driver admits he’s had a “quiet” two seasons after scoring two podiums in

  • Mark makes his mark in Santa Special

    Mark makes his mark in Santa Special

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    ROTHERHAM Harrier Mark Ruddleston overcame the bitter conditions to win the 13th Santa’s Special race, organised by Kimberworth Striders.A record field of 100 runners took part on the two-lap course through Droppingwell woods and fields, with some ch

  • Millers on ice over Boxing Day clash

    Millers on ice over Boxing Day clash

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    SUB-ZERO temperatures have put the Millers' Boxing Day match against Darlington in doubt, with manager Ronnie Moore admitting: "we'll be very lucky if we get it on."After Saturday's home date against Dagenham was frozen off, Rotherham now face th

  • Government's U-turn on planning applications

    Government's U-turn on planning applications

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    Controversial changes to rules forcing councils to advertise contentious planning applications in newspapers have been scrapped after sparking protests.The Government held a nationwide consultation throughout the autumn on its proposals to allow local auth

  • Council's crackdown on dodgy Rotherham cabs

    Council's crackdown on dodgy Rotherham cabs

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    Illegal and poorly-maintained taxis were driven off Rotherham's roads in the run-up to Christmas to protect revellers and ensure that people get home safely. Rotherham Borough Council licences and regularly inspect taxis and private hire vehicles to e

  • Criminals frozen out by Arctic weather say police

    Criminals frozen out by Arctic weather say police

    By on Thu 24 Dec 2009

    THE bitter cold has brought a freeze on crime in Rotherham in the run up to Christmas, a top cop claimed this week.Insp Abdul Aziz said that there had been significantly fewer crimes reported than normal in the past week because people were staying at home

  • Warning after bogus officials strike

    Warning after bogus officials strike

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    ELDERLY householders are being urged to be on their guard against bogus callers after hundreds of pounds in cash and jewellery were stolen in Wath and Brampton. On both occasions the offenders posed as water board officials.On Thursday December 17, a 93-ye

  • Court date for accused in Canklow death crash

    Court date for accused in Canklow death crash

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A MAN is due to appear at Crown Court this morning charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in which his passenger died.Richard Balog, aged 24, was arrested after a smash on the A630 Rotherway in Canklow in which his 29-year-o

  • Conisbrough machete attacker fails in bid to sue jail

    Conisbrough machete attacker fails in bid to sue jail

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A VIOLENT prisoner locked up 25 years ago for frenzied machete attack has tried to sue a jail for not calling him 'Mr'.But Bernard Pennington, who is serving a life sentence for the attack on his estranged wife in Conisbrough, had his case thrown out of co

  • Brave Alex hands over £3,500 cheque

    Brave Alex hands over £3,500 cheque

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    A BRAVE student who defied doctors' orders to finish his education despite battling cancer has presented a £3,500 cheque to The Teenage Cancer Trust.The beneficiaries of Wickersley School's annual sponsored walk were picked by friends of straight A p

  • Hospice volunteers honoured

    Hospice volunteers honoured

    By on Wed 23 Dec 2009

    VOLUNTEERS from  Rotherham Hospice held a party to celebrate their win at the Community Achievement Awards.Joanne Huckett, chief officer of the Rotherham Hospice Trust, said: "Our volunteers are often resistant to accepting praise. "Receivin