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Staff attacked in attempted robbery on Far Lane

Staff attacked in attempted robbery on Far Lane

Mon 27 Sep 2021

TWO staff members were assaulted during an attempted robbery on a post office.

  • Young meet old at Blenheim Court

    Young meet old at Blenheim Court

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    IT was a generation game with a difference when elderly residents joined forces with primary school pupils to celebrate Older Peoples Day.Youngsters from Flanderwell Primary School paid a visit to Blenheim Court residential complex where they performed a h

  • Flanderwell woman celebrates 100th birthday

    Flanderwell woman celebrates 100th birthday

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    FISH and chips and enjoying the things you like are just two of the tricks that have helped Jennie Oliver reach the grand old age of 100.Jennie celebrated with two parties and two cakes—the first, a family day out to her birthplace of York, where she

  • Better late than never, Jim!

    Better late than never, Jim!

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    MILLERS no. 2 Jimmy Mullen says he's delighted to be working with Ronnie Moore—even though it's come three months late and at a different club!Mullen was sat in the office at Tranmere Rovers' Prenton Park ground this summer waiting to sign to become

  • Cricket pitch's future in doubt

    Cricket pitch's future in doubt

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    ONE of the best cricket grounds in Rotherham is set to close unless teams come forward to use it.The future of the pitch at the Roundwood complex at Parkgate has been thrown into doubt after Parkgate Cricket Club folded last week.Parkgate Recreational Serv

  • We can upset the odds: Batty

    We can upset the odds: Batty

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    TALENTED hooker Ross Batty reckons Rotherham can go to Meadow Lane tonight and upset the odds.The green and whites, currently hard on Exeter’s heels at the top of the Championship, have won four of the five games so far and will start as hot favourit

  • No place for new boy Craig

    No place for new boy Craig

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    NEW prop Craig Voisey won’t be in the squad for tonight’s toughie in Nottingham despite Titans’ being forced to ring the changes.The front-rower signed last week from cash-wracked Birmingham and Solihull, having played in 30 of the Bees&r

  • Best of Rotherham business shortlist unveiled

    Best of Rotherham business shortlist unveiled

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    MORE than 20 of the top companies in the region are preparing to vie for glory at the 2009 Rotherham Business Awards later this month.The list of shortlisted businesses had been revealed and those firms will compete for honours at the prestigious ceremony,

  • Hunt for gang in street attack

    Hunt for gang in street attack

    By on Thu 08 Oct 2009

    A GANG of youths pounced on two brothers, stabbing one in the leg and leaving them both injured during an unprovoked street attack.The brothers, who have not been named, were with two other family members when they were approached by a group of four men on

  • Man breaks pelvis in crash

    Man breaks pelvis in crash

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    A MAN suffered from a fractured pelvis after he was involved in a two-car collision last night.The 29-year-old Rotherham man was driving a blue BMW 318 from Maltby towards Tickhill, on Tickhill Road, when the car slid sideways and collided with a gold Rove

  • Rotherh Valley Tory slams new planning body

    Rotherh Valley Tory slams new planning body

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    A NEW unelected planning quango will fuel public disillusionment with politics and put democracy on the scrapheap, Cllr Lynda Donaldson Parliamentary Candidate for Rother Valley has warned.It will cost country £10 million a year run and the chairman

  • Caretaker held in school theft probe

    Caretaker held in school theft probe

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    A 32-year-old man working as a part-time school caretaker has been arrested by police on suspicion of theft.The Bolton-on-Dearne man, was arrested after money and electrical equipment was stolen from Heather Garth School, Billingley View, Bolton-upon-Dearn

  • Brinsworth family flees blaze

    Brinsworth family flees blaze

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    A FAMILY escaped unharmed after a fire broke out in their living room in the early hours of this morning.Fire crews from Rotherham and Darnall Stations were alerted to the blaze at 2.30am after the owner of the house, in Hackness Lane, Brinsworth, returned

  • Titans away date switched

    Titans away date switched

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    TITANS' game against Nottingham has been brought forward to this Friday - after the Meadow Lane club were forced off their regular Sunday date.With Notts County having been selected for a Sky TV game against Torquay United, the rugby date had to be changed

  • Help for stressed out Rotherham workers

    Help for stressed out Rotherham workers

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    ROTHERHAM employers are being encouraged to sign-up to a scheme aimed at improving mental health in the work place.More than 40 of the town's businesses are already taking part in the Mind Your Own Business initiative, which targets employers and individua

  • Independents target Rotherham's 'junket culture'

    Independents target Rotherham's 'junket culture'

    By on Wed 07 Oct 2009

    THE INDEPENDENT movement is gathering pace across Rotherham and is threatening to sweep out the “expenses and junket culture” in the town’s politics, according to independent councillor Peter Thirlwall.