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Contracts signed for town centre hotel

Contracts signed for town centre hotel

Thu 11 Aug 2022

TRAVELODGE has exchanged contracts for its 69-room hotel on Forge Island — part of its £160 million expansion programme.

  • Whitehead back at fly half

    Whitehead back at fly half

    By on Thu 26 Nov 2009

    TITANS will switch Mike Whitehead to fly half as they chase more British and Irish Cup points at Ayr tomorrow.Whitehead reverts from full back, where Ben Couldbeck keeps his place following last week's 52-10 win over Birmingham and Solihull. Rotherham know

  • Alf''s brought down to earth

    Alf''s brought down to earth

    By on Thu 26 Nov 2009

    NEW boy Adam Rundle has revealed the dressing room banter which brought star man Adam Le Fondre down to earth after Tuesday's spectacular performance against Lincoln.Le Fondre hit two of the best goals seen at Don Valley but missed out on a first-ever seni

  • Drivers warned over drink and drugs

    Drivers warned over drink and drugs

    By on Wed 25 Nov 2009

    NATIONAL Road Safety Week is underway with a message that drink and drugs drive up the number of casualties and road deaths. Road safety charity Brake is urging individuals to steer well clear of their cars if they are under the influence—whethe

  • Fake fire officials flee after challenge

    Fake fire officials flee after challenge

    By on Wed 25 Nov 2009

    HOUSEHOLDERS have been warned about bogus callers who may be posing as fire service officials.Two men tried to gain access to the home of a Thurcroft woman after claiming that they were making a follow-up visit.They called around an hour after a genuine vi

  • More help for patients

    More help for patients

    By on Wed 25 Nov 2009

    HEALTH experts have launched a campaign to help people to get the best treatment during the winter months.NHS Rotherham's Choose Well initiative is aimed at helping patients to select the right treatment and the best place to go with their illnesses a

  • Boost for hospice patients

    Boost for hospice patients

    By on Wed 25 Nov 2009

    HOSPICE patients will be sitting pretty on new furniture thanks to donations from two Rotherham organisations.The Rotherham Hospice received the welcome boost from The Rotherham and District Football Charity Cup Competition and South Yorkshire Caravan Club

  • Car accident victim (73) fights for life

    Car accident victim (73) fights for life

    By on Wed 25 Nov 2009

    AN ELDERLY woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a road accident in Moorgate.The 73-year-old pensioner was detained in Rotherham General Hospital after the incident at 6.30am yesterday in Heather Close at its junction with Moorgate Road.A s

  • Moore praises Le Fondre double whammy

    Moore praises Le Fondre double whammy

    By on Wed 25 Nov 2009

    RONNIE Moore was quick to praise hit-man Adam Le Fondre after Rotherham United climbed into the automatic promotion rankings with Tuesday's 2-0 win over Lincoln City.Le Fondre scored two stunners, one in each half, to light up an awful night at Don Valley

  • Rotherham man in court over shooting

    Rotherham man in court over shooting

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    A ROTHERHAM man has appeared at court in connection with an attempted murder at Wombwell at the weekend. Nathan Brittle (22), of Herringthorpe, was arrested after a 41-year-old man was shot in the head on Sunday night. Brittle appeared at Barnsley Magistra

  • Town unites for Christmas appeal

    Town unites for Christmas appeal

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    BIG-hearted people across the town are joining forces to help bring Christmas cheer to Rotherham’s needy children and families.For the fourth year running, Rotherham Children and Young People's Services and Rother FM are launching an appeal to provid

  • Rotherham scouting stalwart Tony Hawkins dies

    Rotherham scouting stalwart Tony Hawkins dies

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    SCOUTING chief Anthony (Tony) Hawkins who went along to his son's cub group to give a first aid lesson, but ended up staying with the scout movement for 35 years, has died aged 65. Tony reached the rank of Assistant District Commissioner and received

  • Chloe wins Advertiser's Yorkshire's Got Talent final

    Chloe wins Advertiser's Yorkshire's Got Talent final

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    SIXTEEN stage struck hopefuls wowed a packed audience in the finals of the Advertiser’s Yorkshire’s Got Talent last night. They sang their way into the hearts of a cheering 200-strong crowd who were left in no doubt that Yorkshire was burs

  • Judge warns Poppy Day flasher

    Judge warns Poppy Day flasher

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

     A MAN who sparked outrage on Remembrance Day by flashing from a window as the parade passed by has been warned he could face jail.Ricky Lee Robey (20), of Morrell Street, Maltby, pleaded guilty to outraging public decency when he appeared at Rotherha

  • Horror smash victim still fighting for life

    Horror smash victim still fighting for life

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    A 22-year-old car passenger is still fighting for his life after a crash in Treeton on Sunday afternoon in which ten people were injured.The man, who was travelling in a Corsa which collided with a Nissan Terrano carrying six children and two adults, is in

  • OFSTED praises 'outstanding' Thurcroft primary school

    OFSTED praises 'outstanding' Thurcroft primary school

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    INSPECTORS who found a primary school to be "outstanding" have described its recent improvements as "nothing short of remarkable."The Willows School, Thurcroft, was given Ofsted's top rating during its latest inspection by Ofsted