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Man (41) pleads guilty to murdering wife who worked at Rotherham Hospital

Man (41) pleads guilty to murdering wife who worked at Rotherham Hospital

Mon 21 Sep 2020

A 41-YEAR-old man has admitted to stabbing his estranged wife, who worked at Rotherham Hospital, to death with a machete at their home earlier this year.

  • Covid infection rate plummets

    Covid infection rate plummets

    By Chloe West on Thu 27 Aug 2020

    COVID-19 infection rates in Rotherham have dropped dramatically in the last week, according to latest figures. 

  • Sprotbrough man arrested over garage arson attacks

    Sprotbrough man arrested over garage arson attacks

    By David Parker on Thu 27 Aug 2020

    A MAN has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of two arson attacks which caused more than £13,000 of damage.

  • Woman rescued from Parkgate blaze

    Woman rescued from Parkgate blaze

    By David Parker on Thu 27 Aug 2020

    FIREFIGHTERS rescued a woman from a building in Parkgate in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

  • Anger over 90-stall market axe

    Anger over 90-stall market axe

    By David Parker on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    AN EVENTS organiser has spoken of her anger after Rotherham Council banned her outdoor summer market — organised to help traders get back on their feet — with days to spare.

  • Fury as Olde Hall demolished

    Fury as Olde Hall demolished

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    ANOTHER slice of Rotherham’s heritage meets its end — as the mid-17th century Olde Hall in Bramley is razed for housing.

  • Bench for friendship is unveiled

    Bench for friendship is unveiled

    By David Parker on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    A BENCH designed to encourage people of all ages to meet and connect with nature has been officially opened.

  • Foodbank provides ‘lifeline’ for ex-offenders

    Foodbank provides ‘lifeline’ for ex-offenders

    By Admin on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    POLICE working with ex-offenders thanked a foodbank for helping prevent desperate people from turning back to crime during Covid-19.

  • A new lifeline for the vulnerable young

    A new lifeline for the vulnerable young

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    A NEW service aims to be a lifeline for vulnerable young people missing out on support because of the pandemic.

  • Princess the parrot dumped at bus stop

    Princess the parrot dumped at bus stop

    By David Parker on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    A PARROT which was left dumped at a bus stop is being nursed back to health by an animal rescue charity.

  • Early action keeps care village Covid-free

    Early action keeps care village Covid-free

    By Chloe West on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    A CARE village has bucked the trend and kept its three homes coronavirus free throughout the pandemic, with staff going the extra mile to keep residents entertained throughout lockdown.

  • Ride-on mower stolen in Firbeck farm building burglary

    Ride-on mower stolen in Firbeck farm building burglary

    By David Parker on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    BURGLARS stole large tools and equipment from a farm building in Firbeck last night (Tuesday).

  • Two arrests over abuse of four Rotherham girls

    Two arrests over abuse of four Rotherham girls

    By Adele Forrest on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    TWO arrests have been made as part of an investigation into the abuse of four girls in Rotherham, alleged to have taken place around 20 years ago.

  • ‘High-achiever’ glassed woman in nightclub

    ‘High-achiever’ glassed woman in nightclub

    By David Parker on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    A NIGHTCLUB-goer who glassed a woman and tore hair extensions out of another has been spared a jail sentence. 

  • New faces join Bluebell Wood

    New faces join Bluebell Wood

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 26 Aug 2020

    A FORMER engineer taking over as chairman of Bluebell Wood says there can be no greater motivation than helping children nearing the end of their lives.

  • Another bank to be lost from Rotherham town centre

    Another bank to be lost from Rotherham town centre

    By Gareth Dennison on Tue 25 Aug 2020

    ROTHERHAM town centre was dealt another blow as the Co-op announced plans to shut its bank on Bridgegate.