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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.

  • VIP chef cooks lunch for Bluebell Wood hospice

    VIP chef cooks lunch for Bluebell Wood hospice

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    STAFF, parents and youngsters at a children's hospice were in for a treat when an extra special visitor cooked up a storm at lunch time.The Mayoress of Rotherham, Miss Wajida Naseem and two volunteers cooked  y lunch for everyone at Bluebell Wood Chil

  • Rundle poised for debut

    Rundle poised for debut

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    NEW signing Adam Rundle will go straight into Ronnie Moore's squad for tonight's League Two game against Lincoln City at Don Valley.And the Rochdale winger has revealed how best mate Adam Le Fondre helped talk him into signing the deal.The 25 year old join

  • £860,000 expansion at Rawmarsh learning centre

    £860,000 expansion at Rawmarsh learning centre

    By on Tue 24 Nov 2009

    WORK has started on an £860,000 extension at a community education centre which will be the home of a photography studio and computer suite.The new facility will be based at the Rawmarsh City Learning Centre (CLC) which provides a variety of learning

  • Strike hits Dearne Valley buses

    Strike hits Dearne Valley buses

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    BUS drivers at Stagecoach's depot in Rawmarsh are on strike today in a row over pay, with further walkouts planned for the next two Mondays.The action means a reduced service in the north Rotherham Dearne Valley area.Drivers at the Stagecoach depot in

  • Two fight for life after 10-casualty Treeton horror smash

    Two fight for life after 10-casualty Treeton horror smash

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses after two men were left fighting for their lives following a crash in Treeton on Sunday in which ten people were injured.The men, aged 21 and 22, received head injuries described as "life-threatening" when the s

  • African visitors entertain

    African visitors entertain

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    The National Autistic Society's Robert Ogden School played host to African visitors who entertained pupils with a performance and workshops.The event was part of the school's Community Week which culminated in an autumn fairfeaturing a raffle, tombola and

  • Thomas Rotherham College students focus on health

    Thomas Rotherham College students focus on health

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    HEALTHY living was high on the agenda at one Rotherham college as students took part in a week-long initiative.Last week saw young people try their hand at a variety of activities at Thomas Rotherham College, all aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle.Stud

  • Thrybergh school wins £4,000 play area grant

    Thrybergh school wins £4,000 play area grant

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    PUPILS are celebrating a grant for £4,000 to transform their play area into a "superground."Youngsters from Thrybergh Fullerton C of E Primary are planing to use the funding to add an new wildlife area which will feature picnic benches, a q

  • Skurr: I want my place back

    Skurr: I want my place back

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    COMEBACK man Jon Skurr has declared himself fit and raring to go after several weeks on the sidelines.The back rower put in a terrific first half display in Saturday's 52-10 romp against ailing Birmingham and Solihull, scoring two tries and making a third

  • Poppy picked as  Mexborough's top young chef

    Poppy picked as Mexborough's top young chef

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    PROMISING chef Poppy Dickinson cooked up a treat and walked off with the top prize at a contest to find the Gordon Ramsey or Nigella Lawson of the future.The 12-year-old kitchen whizz beat off the competition from five other finalists to win the overall ti

  • £6,500 boost for Ravenfield Church repair fund

    £6,500 boost for Ravenfield Church repair fund

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    MUCH-needed repairs to a village church ravaged by flooding and lead thieves have been given a boost by a £6,500 cheque from parish councillors.Ravenfield Parish Council stepped forward to help church officials and parishioners at the village's St Ja

  • Archbishop backs Denis Macshane over sex slaves

    Archbishop backs Denis Macshane over sex slaves

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has thrown his weight behind Rotherham MP Denis MacShane's battle to stop women being shipped to Britain to work as sex slaves.The Archbishop has written to Dr MacShane to thank him for highlighting the growing prob

  • Ronnie closes in on signing

    Ronnie closes in on signing

    By on Mon 23 Nov 2009

    MANAGER Ronnie Moore hopes to have another new signing in the bag for Rotherham United today. After seeing his side score a third straight win with victory at Torquay United on Saturday, Moore is intending to strengthen his squad in time for tomorrow'

  • Talent competition finalists

    Talent competition finalists

    By on Fri 20 Nov 2009

    These are the 16 finalists in the Advertiser's Yorkshire's Got Talent competition.They will battle it out for the top prize of a professional recording session, courtesy of a major sponsor, The Music Factory at Parkgate, plus a trophy.The final is on Monda

  • MClaren video reveals supercar test programme

    MClaren video reveals supercar test programme

    By Tom Sharpe on Fri 20 Nov 2009

    MCLAREN Automotive has continued its flow of teaser trailers prior to the launch of their MP4-12C supercar with some on-track footage and a sneaky peek behind-the-scenes at McLaren HQ.Previously, all we had got from the British Porsche and Ferrari rival, h