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MP Sarah Champion's fight for Sam's Law in memory of tragic Rotherham teenager Sam Haycock

MP Sarah Champion's fight for Sam's Law in memory of tragic Rotherham teenager Sam Haycock

Wed 20 Oct 2021

MP SARAH Champion is leading the fight in memory of tragic teenager Sam Haycock to create a new law with stiffer sentences for vandals who damage life-saving equipment.

  • Rotherham man battles for compensation

    Rotherham man battles for compensation

    By on Fri 04 Dec 2009

    A RETIRED miner battling for compensation is appealing for pitmen with wrist injuries to come forward to help him fight for justice.Howard Douglas (58), is campaigning for osteoarthritis of the wrist to be recognised as an industrial injury after being tol

  • Mexborough care worker 'gambled away clients' cash'

    Mexborough care worker 'gambled away clients' cash'

    By on Fri 04 Dec 2009

    A CARER could face jail after plundering the bank accounts of elderly clients to blow thousands of pounds on gambling.Tracy Karen Grimshaw (45), pleaded guilty to theft and obtaining by deception and sentence was adjourned for a psychiatric report.Grimshaw

  • Rotherham Social Services top ratings

    Rotherham Social Services top ratings

    By on Fri 04 Dec 2009

    ROTHERHAM'S jubilant social services chiefs were celebrating this week after landing a top rating from inspectors.In the latest report from the Care Quality Commission, Rotherham Borough Council's adult social care department was upgraded from good to exce

  • Titans coach apologises to fans

    Titans coach apologises to fans

    By on Fri 04 Dec 2009

    COACH Craig West has apologised to the hard band of Titans fans who made the marathon trip to Ayr on Friday night, saying: “They deserved better than that.” Rotherham took over 50 fans to the West Scotland outpost and they watched in frust

  • Hockey men come a cropper

    Hockey men come a cropper

    By on Fri 04 Dec 2009

    RELEGATION-threatened Rotherham Hockey Club are six points adrift at the bottom of North One after suffering their worst defeat of the season.They crashed 13-0 at home to mid-table City of York to remain without a win in ten games.What do you think? Click

  • Our Ian would be good for Millers, says Ronnie

    Our Ian would be good for Millers, says Ronnie

    By on Fri 04 Dec 2009

    MANAGER Ronnie Moore insists his son Ian can do a job for Rotherham United and that his arrival would not disrupt the dressing room. Moore jnr scored to earn Tranmere Rovers a point at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, just days after being linked with a

  • Be patient with Ryan - Ronnie

    Be patient with Ryan - Ronnie

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    RONNIE Moore is asking supporters to show more patience towards out-of-sorts striker Ryan Taylor.The home-grown player has turned 21 but is struggling to come of age as a footballer and was dropped for the midweek match at Shrewsbury after failing to take

  • Rotherham syndicate celebrates Kilkenny All Star's debut win

    Rotherham syndicate celebrates Kilkenny All Star's debut win

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    FOUR members of a Rotherham racing syndicate are celebrating another big win after backing a second rising star of the track. The star in question is Kilkenny All Star, which romped home for its first win last week in a two-mile chase at Wetherby&mdas

  • Rotherham syndicate celebrates Kilkenny All Star's debut win

    Rotherham syndicate celebrates Kilkenny All Star's debut win

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    FOUR members of a Rotherham racing syndicate are celebrating another big win after backing a second rising star of the track. The star in question is Kilkenny All Star, which romped home for its first win last week in a two-mile chase at Wetherby&mdas

  • Maltby mum says her poppy flasher son's no scumbag

    Maltby mum says her poppy flasher son's no scumbag

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    My son's no scumbag says poppy flasher's mumTHE MUM of shamed Remembrance Day parade flasher Ricky Robey has insisted: “My son is not a scumbag.”Michelle Robey personally apologised for the actions of her son in a letter to the Advertiser this

  • Rotherham teacher gets invite to Downing Street

    Rotherham teacher gets invite to Downing Street

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    ENTERPRISING teaching and learning in Rotherham schools has attracted the attention of the Prime Minister.Jennifer Logan, of Meadow View Primary School in Kimberworth, was invited to meet Gordon Brown after winning a National Teaching Award in the enterpri

  • Death knell sounded for Doncaster cinema

    Death knell sounded for Doncaster cinema

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    Dearne Valley film lovers have been dealt a blow after a group which campaigned for a cinema to be classified as a listed building has lost its battle with the bulldozers.The Friends of Doncaster ODEON (FODO) group had hoped that the building on Hallg

  • Rotherham amnesty group to attend central library

    Rotherham amnesty group to attend central library

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    THE Rotherham group of Amnesty will be in the central library on Saturday, when people have the chance to sign greeting cards for prisoners of conscience and the victims of injustice and political suppression.Amnesty is encouraging people in the borough to

  • Rotherham artists work gets exhibited

    Rotherham artists work gets exhibited

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    FOR one night only the work of a Rotherham artist will be featured in an exhibition. The art of Leslie Beckett will be on show from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Monday, December 14, at Thomas Rotherham College. Mr Beckett (96), is the former deputy head teacher of

  • Swinton man wins top photography prize

    Swinton man wins top photography prize

    By on Thu 03 Dec 2009

    A FORMER car sprayer who was forced to change his career after being badly hurt a motorcycle accident has scooped a top photography prize. Peter Farthing (46), from Swinton, used to paint cars until a horrendous accident forced him out of work and led