News stories about Rotherham, the Dearne Valley and the Don Valley

Latest news

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.

All posts matching tag: Motoring

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Kia SOUL Burner

    MOTORS REVIEW: Kia SOUL Burner

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    WHAT exactly do you expect from a car called the Soul Burner?

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Mercedes SLK 280

    MOTORS REVIEW: Mercedes SLK 280

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    It's more than ten years since the diminutive convertible hit the roads with its vario-roof folding hard top—a concept that would soon become a staple among convertibles in all classes.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: SEAT Exeo SE TDI

    MOTORS REVIEW: SEAT Exeo SE TDI

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    EAST 17, All Saints, Michael Jackson at the O2, they’re all proof that a comeback doesn’t always work out...or remotely live up to expectation for that matter.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Toyota Avensis T4 D4D 150

    MOTORS REVIEW: Toyota Avensis T4 D4D 150

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    IT WAS a cruel twist of fate for the Toyota Avensis that my loan period extended over a weekend where I would be visiting the British Touring Car Championships.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Volkswagen Golf GT TDI

    MOTORS REVIEW: Volkswagen Golf GT TDI

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    DRIVE to Volkswagen's Wolfsburg headquarters and there is a chance that near-constant transition between 30 different road surfaces will be taking place beneath your wheels.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Skoda Octavia Estate 4x4 TDI

    MOTORS REVIEW: Skoda Octavia Estate 4x4 TDI

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    SLIPPING from the Honda Accord Tourer featured last week into the Skoda Octavia Estate was a bit like ditching Kate Moss in favour of Kate Humble.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi Exclusive

    MOTORS REVIEW: Citroen C3 Picasso 1.6 HDi Exclusive

    By Tom Sharpe on Tue 03 Oct 2017

    BOXED UP AND READY TO GO...Citroen’s new Spacebox

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Peugeot 308 GT 150 THP

    MOTORS REVIEW: Peugeot 308 GT 150 THP

    By Tom Sharpe on Thu 28 Sep 2017

    THANKS to some fairly experimental engineering back in the 1930s Peugeot can quite comfortably claim to be the inventors of the folding hard-top.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: Mazda MX-5 Power Shift

    MOTORS REVIEW: Mazda MX-5 Power Shift

    By Tom Sharpe on Wed 27 Sep 2017

    I CANNOT think of a single car out there which is able to dominate a market sector like Mazda's MX-5 dominates that of the small, affordable sports car.

  • MOTORS REVIEW: SEAT Leon FR TDI

    MOTORS REVIEW: SEAT Leon FR TDI

    By Tom Sharpe on Sun 03 Sep 2017

    HAVE you ever considered how two brothers might go on if they were on a night out and really fancied a shot at the same girl?

  • Roads officer’s “be prepared” plea to holiday drivers

    Roads officer’s “be prepared” plea to holiday drivers

    By Michael Upton on Tue 01 Aug 2017

    A HIGHWAYS officer is out to help people avoid a holiday crisis with some summer motoring tips.

  • Driving test changes “don’t go far enough”

    Driving test changes “don’t go far enough”

    By Michael Upton on Mon 10 Jul 2017

    CHANGES to the driving test do not go far enough to cut safety risks, according to a third of motorists questioned over the shake-up.

  • Sarah completes her bike ride challenge

    Sarah completes her bike ride challenge

    By Antony Clay on Thu 06 Jul 2017

    A WOMAN with a brain tumour has succeeded in her 215-mile bike ride to raise cash for the clinic that has given her hope.

  • Summer Driving Safety Tips from IN’n’OUT Rotherham

    Summer Driving Safety Tips from IN’n’OUT Rotherham

    By Admin on Thu 08 Jun 2017

    Driving in hot weather conditions can prove tricky at times, with added health and safety risks for you and your passengers. That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide to keep you cool and safe while you’re cruising in your car this summer, whether you’re off on your summer holidays or taking a cheeky day trip to break up a busy week.

  • M1 delays as incident requires air ambulance

    M1 delays as incident requires air ambulance

    By Dave Doyle on Tue 02 May 2017

    TRAFFIC is being diverted after an accident on the M1, which is causing delays.