Wed 10 Aug 2022
A CANNABIS farmer whose lawyer said he had become involved in producing drugs out of “naivety and immaturity” has been jailed for more than two years.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 15 Nov 2021
KENNETH Perkin had no previous military ambition but — when war broke out — he was among thousands who immediately knew their duty and rushed to do it.
By Gareth Dennison on Thu 28 Oct 2021
IMAGINE starting a new life almost 4,000 miles away and having no way of knowing what to expect... what would be in your suitcase?
By Gareth Dennison on Thu 21 Oct 2021
SCAFFOLDING rose to Rotherham Minster’s stunning west window this week after a £319,000 restoration grant was confirmed.
By Phil Turner on Wed 20 Oct 2021
AN ANTI-racism group is teaming up with an arts collective to organise an online event next week for Black History Month.
By Gareth Dennison on Wed 20 Oct 2021
DIG for victory became such a successful campaign in Rotherham that an exhibition of vegetables could be held in the thick of 1940s wartime rationing.
PROLIFIC poacher Enoch Swift was a protagonist of Victorian Rotherham’s “game wars” — appearing in court dozens of times.
By Gareth Dennison on Thu 14 Oct 2021
A RARELY-heard tape of broadcasting legend Harry Carpenter commentating on the finest hour of Mexborough’s national boxing champion will be dissected at a public meeting by the man who brought the two icons together.
By Michael Upton on Fri 24 Sep 2021
A NATURE reserve claimed born out of the impact of heavy industry will look back at its mining past with a special event this weekend.
By Phil Turner on Fri 24 Sep 2021
THE remarkable untold story of a pioneering black coal miner has been unearthed in a new social history of Scottish mining families in Rotherham.
A TRIP down memory lane struck a chord with a reader who is appealing for help in finding out more about an unusual family heirloom.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 13 Sep 2021
RAISE a glass to our oldest charity — formed 693 years ago, still going strong and now honoured with a blue plaque at the Bluecoat pub.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 06 Sep 2021
ROTHERHAM'S Charter of Incorporation arrived in a large Morocco leather case, inside which were four large skins of beautiful parchment with the elaborate royal wax seal appended.
By Antony Clay on Mon 06 Sep 2021
OPERA tenor Walter Midgley would probably have liked to be best remembered for his powerful singing voice or his long-running Radio 2 series.
ROTHERHAM borough’s centenary was marked with a roaring celebration — with T.Rex playing Clifton Park.
By Adele Forrest on Fri 27 Aug 2021
A NEW Covid-19 testing site opened in Dinnington two days after the last one closed.