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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.

  • 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

  • Rotherham remembers the fallen

    Rotherham remembers the fallen

    By on Mon 09 Nov 2009

    UMBRELLAS were the order of the day as hundreds of people of all ages braved the wet weather in Rotherham to pay their respects to the war dead on Remembrance Sunday.Events took place across the borough as those in Rotherham, along with people up and down

  • Carers invited to Rotherham Health Network meeting

    Carers invited to Rotherham Health Network meeting

    By on Mon 09 Nov 2009

    PEOPLE with an interest in social care are invited to attend the Rotherham Health Network's up and coming AGM.The network helps to pass information between health care services and the community, as well as helping groups share information about health mat

  • SAFE@last up for top award

    SAFE@last up for top award

    By on Mon 09 Nov 2009

    A CHARITY'S work to help children and young people stay safe has been recognised with a national award nomination.SAFE@Last has been short-listed for a Social Change Award and the children's charity will go head to head with two other finalists to win the

  • Millers triumph over hoodoo

    Millers triumph over hoodoo

    By on Mon 09 Nov 2009

    THE Millers dug deep to beat non-league Wealdstone on Saturday and end a seven-year FA Cup hoodoo.The 3-2 win in north London was Rotherham's first victory in the competition in 12 attempts dating back to 2002, when Southampton were beaten at Millmoor.Goal

  • A musical send-off for Mary

    A musical send-off for Mary

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    MUSIC loving Mary Garrett was laid to rest to the strains of her favourite song, Danny Boy, after dementia charity Lost Chord fulfilled one final musical request.When officials of Lost Chord heard that one of its keenest supporters had died, its musicians

  • History in the House

    History in the House

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    TWO YOUNG people from Rotherham made history when they were among the first in the country to take part in a debate in the House of Commons.The United Kingdom Youth Parliament  took over the House for a debate on issues for their manifesto, the first

  • Obesity Institute opens its doors

    Obesity Institute opens its doors

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    A UNIQUE centre set up to manage obesity in Rotherham opened its doors to the public today.Rotherham Institute for Obesity (RIO), based at Clifton Medical Centre, will provide specialist support for overweight and obese people who have been referred by hea

  • Youngsters help preserve Iron Age fort

    Youngsters help preserve Iron Age fort

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    YOUNG volunteers from Rotherham have been carrying out vital work to help preserve an ancient monument.Nine youngsters have been removing young trees from Caesar's Camp, the Iron Age fort set in the centre of Scholes Coppice, an award-winning ancient woodl

  • Brinsworth dad becomes son's apprentice

    Brinsworth dad becomes son's apprentice

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    IT’S A time honoured tradition for sons to follow their fathers into the family business, but granddad Wayne Lightfoot has just turned that on its head.He is about to become an apprentice barber to his\ son Steve, who has been in the hair dressing tr

  • Rotherham remembers war dead

    Rotherham remembers war dead

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    PEOPLE in Rotherham along with millions across the country will be paying their respects to the war dead on Sunday as well as on Armistice Day.Among the many events taking place in the borough will be the Remembrance Sunday Parade, including the civic part

  • Dragon Den's Rachel slams 'dismal' Rotherham service. VOTE

    Dragon Den's Rachel slams 'dismal' Rotherham service. VOTE

    By on Fri 06 Nov 2009

    FORMER Dragon’s Den star Rachel Elnaugh has launched a tirade worthy of her fire-breathing TV alter ego after an unhappy trip to a Rotherham “greasy spoon.”The entrepreneur, who appeared as one of the notoriously hard-to-please business &