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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.

  • Miracle recovery for Rotherham stroke driver

    Miracle recovery for Rotherham stroke driver

    By on Fri 13 Nov 2009

    A RACE against time led to a "miracle" recovery for a stroke victim who had revolutionary clot-busting treatment.Anthony Pike (56), was driving his car when he began feeling the symptoms of a stroke and was rushed to Rotherham General Hospit

  • Rotherham aces on sports shortlist

    Rotherham aces on sports shortlist

    By on Fri 13 Nov 2009

    SUPER sports from Rotherham have another chance to pick up awards on Wednesday night.After the success of the recent Rotherham event, several locals are in contention for honours at South Yorkshire Sports Awards at the English Institute of Sport.Sailo

  • Ronnie's loan offer falls flat

    Ronnie's loan offer falls flat

    By on Fri 13 Nov 2009

    RONNIE Moore's invitation to clubs to take his players on loan has so far drawn a blank.The new boss wants to move players out so be can bring in better quality replacements to reinforce Rotherham United's promotion push.While delighted at the size of the

  • Harris eye Superbikes spot

    Harris eye Superbikes spot

    By on Fri 13 Nov 2009

    RACER Karl Harris is a strong bet to be back in British Superbikes next season, despite one of the worst seasons of his career.The Aston rider has been in talks with several teams and says he’s “amost certain” to be back in BSB in 2010 de

  • Chivers warning to Doncaster Knights

    Chivers warning to Doncaster Knights

    By on Fri 13 Nov 2009

    LIVEWIRE scrum half Neil Chivers has fired a warning to arch rivals Doncaster, as the Knights head for Clifton Lane.Titans have lost their last seven games against the Castle Park club. The only time Rotherham have beaten them in league combat was a 25-19

  • Batty blow for Titans

    Batty blow for Titans

    By on Fri 13 Nov 2009

    TITANS will be without influential hooker Ross Batty for tomorrow’s crunch home derby with Doncaster Knights.The former Newcastle Falcon, who has been one of Rotherham’s key men this year, suffered ankle ligament damage in Saturday’s 31-2

  • Tom Sharpe's Motorcycle Diaries (Part 1)

    Tom Sharpe's Motorcycle Diaries (Part 1)

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    Togged up to the nines in armour-plated endurance motor-cycle kit I feel like a baby wearing one of those cosy-looking jump suites...it's the same sensation you get when you wrap your head up in the duvet at night. Safe, insulated.The fact that I'm stood o

  • Tom Sharpe's Motorcycle Diaries (Part 1)

    Tom Sharpe's Motorcycle Diaries (Part 1)

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    Togged up to the nines in armour-plated endurance motor-cycle kit I feel like a baby wearing one of those cosy-looking jump suites...it's the same sensation you get when you wrap your head up in the duvet at night. Safe, insulated.The fact that I'm stood o

  • Publican's last-ing efforts

    Publican's last-ing efforts

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    A publican has been serving up the fund-raising spirit with a calendar and a fashion show to boost the coffers of a charity which helps runaway children.Phil Rogers, who bought the Black Lion, Firbeck, three weeks ago, has wasted no time in making his

  • Murder probe: Man in court

    Murder probe: Man in court

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    A man is due to appear at court today charged with the murder of young mum Kerry Hellen Sneddon, who died at Rotherham General Hospital in the early hours of Monday. Jason Neil O'Malley (39), of Whybourne Grove, Rotherham, is to appear at Sheffield Magistr

  • Hospice prepares for charity fair

    Hospice prepares for charity fair

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    A feast of festive fun is being served up by a Rotherham charity as the team prepares for its Christmas fair.This year's Rotherham Hospice Christmas Fair will take place at the Broom Road Hospice from 11am until 3pm on November 21.Visitors will be able to

  • Charity photo event in Wath

    Charity photo event in Wath

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    Hug-loving residents will be able to have a good squeeze and do some good for charity at an event with a difference today (Thurs 12).Visitors to Tesco in Wath will be invited by washing powder makers Bold to have their picture taken hugging friends and fam

  • MP spreads spring cheer

    MP spreads spring cheer

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    Rotherham MP Denis MacShane joined councillors and residents at housing complexes and public gardens across the borough to plant the seeds of spring cheer.As part of part of 'Make a Difference Day', Dr MacShane joined a teams of local councillors in p

  • More mileage in disused tyre dump

    More mileage in disused tyre dump

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    A DISUSED Mexborough tyre dump is set for a new lease of life, but first an eyesore used tyre mountain must be removed.New owners of the dump aim to have the site safe, secure and fully functioning again by next spring.David Blanshard and Roan Leadbeater,

  • Biking to nowhere is a fund raiser

    Biking to nowhere is a fund raiser

    By on Thu 12 Nov 2009

    A ROTHERHAM fitness fanatic is off on a 36 hour bike ride to nowhere to raise cash for Children in Need.Dominic Hurley will climb on a static bike at Asda in Rotherham at 11am today (13) and cycle until the store closes tomorrow (14) at 10pm–and he's