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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.

  • Hospice gears up for Christmas fundraiser

    Hospice gears up for Christmas fundraiser

    By on Wed 11 Nov 2009

    A FEAST of festive fun is being served up by a Rotherham charity as it 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 enjoy

  • Mexborough man faces grievious bodily harm charge

    Mexborough man faces grievious bodily harm charge

    By on Wed 11 Nov 2009

    A 31-year-old man appeared  at Doncaster Magistrates' Court this morning charged with grievous bodily harm with intent after an assault in Mexborough that left a local man with serious injuries.Stephen Millns, who had been living in the Mexborough are

  • Warne's relief at Wealdstone win

    Warne's relief at Wealdstone win

    By on Wed 11 Nov 2009

    MILLERS striker Paul Warne says the Millers’ FA Cup win at Wealdstone should not be underestimated. The Ryman League minnows twice came from two goals down to push Ronnie Moore's side all the way as Sunday's first-round tie match ended 3-2.Warne

  • Man arrested after car overturns

    Man arrested after car overturns

    By on Wed 11 Nov 2009

    A MAN was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs after his car overturned near the Asda roundabout on Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham.The man, aged in his early 20s, crashed his Renault Clio shortly after 7pm on Saturday. There were

  • Bluebell Wood Christmas fundraisers

    Bluebell Wood Christmas fundraisers

    By on Wed 11 Nov 2009

    THE countdown to Christmas is on and children’s charity is hoping to raise extra funds during the festive season.Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is holding a Celebrate Christmas Concert at Herringthorpe United Reformed Church on December 4 at

  • Murder probe after woman found dead

    Murder probe after woman found dead

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    POLICE have launched a murder hunt after an incident at a home in Rotherham town centre. A 36-year-old woman, named today as Kerry Sneddon, was found at the property on Whybourne Grove shortly after 11.30pm on Sunday and died at Rotherham General Hosp

  • Bluebell Wood aims for Christmas boost

    Bluebell Wood aims for Christmas boost

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    THE Christmas countdown is on and one children's charity is hoping to raise extra funds this festive season.Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice has two dates for the diary: the first a Celebrate Christmas Concert, at Herringthorpe United Reformed Church, on D

  • Top South Yorkshire policemen hit the heights

    Top South Yorkshire policemen hit the heights

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    SOME of South Yorkshire Police's top brass stepped up to the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge to complete an epic charity walk. Officers from Rotherham, including the District Commander, Chief Supt Matt Jukes, took part in an annual Yorkshi

  • Car destroyed in blaze

    Car destroyed in blaze

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    FIREFIGHTERS were called out to deal with a blazing car in a suspected arson attack in Treeton on Monday night.The car, a Volvo 940, was badly destroyed in the fire in Spawell Crescent at around 8 pm. Aston Park firefighters brought the blaze under control

  • Wales High School wins international applause

    Wales High School wins international applause

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    A ROTHERHAM school which brings the wider world into the classroom has been rewarded for its work.Wales High School has been awarded the Government's prestigious International School Award which celebrates outstanding practice in teaching and learning in t

  • Stolen church treasure found in Tickhill field

    Stolen church treasure found in Tickhill field

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    A VALUABLE Victorian artefact stolen by burglars was this week back in pride of place at a 900-year-old church.The bowl which had been taken from the font at St Mary's Church at Tickhill is back in place after it was found abandoned and coated in mud in a

  • 1,000 South Yorkshire sex offenders tracked

    1,000 South Yorkshire sex offenders tracked

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    TEAM set up to manage serious offenders in the community is helping to make South Yorkshire a safer place, according to a new report.MAPPA (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement) teams in England and Wales were established eight years ago to provide m

  • Yorkshire's first-time home buyers struggling

    Yorkshire's first-time home buyers struggling

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    DEMAND from first time home buyers in the Yorkshire and Humberside region has dipped as mortgage funding remains tight.That’s the finding from the surveyors’ professional body RICS, which says on a national level, new buyer inquiries as a whole

  • Get it right, says West

    Get it right, says West

    By on Tue 10 Nov 2009

    TITANS coach Craig West says Rotherham have got to find a killer instinct as they prepare for Saturday’s derby against arch rivals Doncaster.West was left frustrated after watching his side blow a 20-6 lead to lose 31-27 at Moseley on Saturday.It was

  • Bonfire night fires down

    Bonfire night fires down

    By on Mon 09 Nov 2009

    A BONFIRE night wash-out dampened firefighters’ fears of a busy night.Fire crews across South Yorkshire were called out to 55 deliberately started fires on November 5—a fifteen per cent reduction on last year.In Rotherham, a bonfire lit by yout