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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.

  • Mexborough abuse case nurse spared jail

    Mexborough abuse case nurse spared jail

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    A DETECTIVE has spoken out about the abusive care home manager who was spared prison after being found guilty of six charges of neglect.Acting Det Insp Natalie Shaw said that Jane Harris, of Priory Close, Conisbrough, “mistreated the very people she

  • Community groups invited to funding workshop

    Community groups invited to funding workshop

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    SOCIAL enterprises, charities, community and volunteer groups in Rotherham  seeking financial support for their projects are being encouraged to attend a unique workshop with many of the region's leading public funding bodies.  The Unidentified F

  • Salvation Army in Christmas gift plea

    Salvation Army in Christmas gift plea

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    THE Salvation Army is launching its annual Christmas Present Appeal with a call to action for members of the general public to help give a gift and light up the lives of those in need. From this Sunday until Friday, December 18, the appeal invites members

  • School filmmakers win place in Yorkshire Film Archive. VIDEO

    School filmmakers win place in Yorkshire Film Archive. VIDEO

    By Admin on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    BRIGHT young film makers from a Rotherham school are to have their work frozen in time as a lasting record of life in Yorkshire. Pupils at Newman School, Whiston, have been celebrating after more than a dozen of their films were selected to be preserv

  • Denis MacShane ordered to pay back £1,300 expenses. VOTE

    Denis MacShane ordered to pay back £1,300 expenses. VOTE

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    ROTHERHAM MP Denis MacShane has been asked to repay £1,300 by the Parliamentary expenses watchdog. The move follows the audit and review of MPs’ accommodation allowances in the wake of public outcry over expenses.Sir Thomas Legg, the man i

  • School campaign targets cyber bullies

    School campaign targets cyber bullies

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    HIGH-tech tormentors who use cyberspace to bully their victims are the target of a new anti-bullying drive in Rotherham schools.School pupils across the town have joined forces this week to stop the bullies, particularly those who are using new technology

  • Work starts on Rotherham's civic showpiece

    Work starts on Rotherham's civic showpiece

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    WORK started this week on the council’s new showpiece Civic Offices–one of the key buildings in the re-shaping of the town centre. On Monday investigation work started on the former Guest and Chrimes site that fronts Main Street and Don St

  • Freedom of Information comes at a price . . .

    Freedom of Information comes at a price . . .

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    ACTIVIST Don Buxton got more information than he bargained for when he fired off a Freedom of Information Request to the council.In addition to details he had requested about a “free” Rotherham Beacon Open Day hosted by Rotherham Partnership at

  • Top level meeting called to tackle the yobs

    Top level meeting called to tackle the yobs

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    A TOP level meeting of politicians and police chiefs has been called in a bid to halt the creeping scourge of yob culture.Anti social behaviour is blighting the lives of families in Sunnyside and Woodlaithes and now one young mum of two sleeps with a baseb

  • Thieves steal old folks' Christmas party cash

    Thieves steal old folks' Christmas party cash

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    LOWLIFE thieves could have robbed a group of vulnerable and disabled old folk of their Christmas joy.They broke into their sheltered housing complex and stole the cash which the pensioners had been saving for their Christmas party.This week a 61-year-old w

  • Reprieve for 165 Corus jobs

    Reprieve for 165 Corus jobs

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    UNDER-threat Corus workers in South Yorkshire have had a surprise Christmas present–there will be 165 fewer redundancies than originally thought.It follows a better than anticipated demand for steel products and marks a modest but welcome recovery fo

  • Glimpse behind scenes at Ulley Reservoir repair work: SLIDESHOW.

    Glimpse behind scenes at Ulley Reservoir repair work: SLIDESHOW.

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    ROTHERHAM’S Ulley Country Park is on the road to recovery after devastating flood damage left its future in doubt. Today council chiefs allowed the Advertiser to see the ongoing £3.8 million repair work to the dam wall and the construction

  • Mexborough yobs forced to pay back community

    Mexborough yobs forced to pay back community

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    IT’S payback time for a group of young hellraisers who were caught on CCTV ripping out bedding plants and causing a town centre disturbance. The group of youngsters from Mexborough have been made to repay the community for their yobbish behaviour.CCT

  • More bus strikes planned

    More bus strikes planned

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    AN ONGOING row over pay between union members and Stagecoach has resulted in three further days of strike action in the town. The first, on Monday will affect services running in Rawmarsh, Mexborough, Swinton and Dearne Valley. There will be further a

  • Fire crews fight nursing home blaze

    Fire crews fight nursing home blaze

    By on Thu 19 Nov 2009

    CREWS from four fire stations were called to a blaze at a derelict nursing home yesterday evening. Six fire engines from Rotherham, Darnall, Mexborough and Elm Lane stations rushed to the building on Erskine Road, Eastwood, at around 5.30pm.Firefighte