Independent candidate frustrated over funding

Mar 4, 2021

An independent candidate running in the upcoming local elections has described his experience as an ‘uphill battle’. Michael Sylvester will be standing for Dalton, East Herringthorpe and Thrybergh in Rotherham, on 6 May. The 52-year-old, of Garbroads Crescent,...

Rotherham COVID-19 memorial garden to open in March

Feb 18, 2021

HOPE FIELDS, a memorial garden located in Thrybergh Country Park, has been approved to open in March. The space has been created to help those in the Rotherham community support each other, specifically those who are suffering from grief and anxiety due to the effects...

Man named following fatal crash in Rotherham

Feb 27, 2020

The 74-year-old who died in a crash in Brampton-en-le-Morthern last week has been named as John Webb. The police were called to a collision at 8.30pm last Tuesday by the driver of a vehicle believing she’d hit something. Initial searches were carried out to try and...

RAF themed real ale festival commences in Rotherham

Feb 27, 2020

A real ale festival is commemorating the Battle of Britain's 80th Anniversary. The Rotherham Real Ale Festival is naming bars after famous aircrafts, providing free entry for Veterans, and displaying exhibits from the Yorkshire air museum. The festival is also...

Rotherham woman charged with assault

Mar 28, 2019

A woman has been charged after drunkenly hitting her ex sister-in-law in the face with a glass bottle. Annmarie O’Neill, 39, of South Avenue, Swinton, near Rotherham, was celebrating getting a new job when she hit Claire Whittaker in a bar she described as like “her...

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham charged with child sexual abuse.

Mar 21, 2019

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham has been charged with two counts of attempt to rape an underage girl and one count of indecent assault against an underage boy. The 61-year-old appeared in Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Tuesday with his brothers, Mohammed Tariq, 63 and...

Appleyard sets sights on English boxing title

Mar 7, 2019

A South Yorkshire boxer said he is "sure" he will take one step closer to claiming the English super lightweight boxing title with a win over his upcoming Staffordshire opponent. 31-year-old Lee Appleyard, from Rotherham, faces Kieran McLaren in a super lightweight...

Rotherham City Council rejects Chuckle Brothers name plan

Feb 14, 2019

Rotherham city councillors have rejected a proposal to name a square after the late performer Barry Chuckle. A petition signed by more than 700 people was submitted to the council following his death last year. The petition was launched by the Rotherham Advertiser as...

Rotherham to rename town square after Barry Chuckle

Feb 7, 2019

Rotherham council are set to decide whether an area of the town centre should be renamed in memory of Barry Chuckle. The council board will meet on Wednesday to consider a petition calling for the unnamed area outside Boots on Effingham Street to be renamed Chuckle...

‘Third Charlton brother’ makes England debut

May 14, 2018

The youngest brother of World Cup winners Bobby and Jack Charlton, and Rotherham Mature Milers player Tommy Charlton made his England debut yesterday at the age 72. Tommy Charlton and the England over 60s walking football team beat Italy 3-0 yesterday in their first...



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