Saving the ocean’s b...

By Olivia Morris When you hear the word pageant, many of us may be guilty of jumping to the conclusion of uber-gorgeous girls showing off their beauty to the awaiting audience. And whilst natural beauty may be a factor into a pageant winner’s success, Miss Scuba UK 2016 finalist, Hannah...

A Tribute to Mr Clif...

By Cheryl Collinson Despite the great sadness and loss surrounding the passing of Mr Clifford Newbold back in April, I was honoured to be invited to a service at Wentworth Woodhouse to commemorate the extraordinary life of such a fine gentleman. An intimate, personal service, it was humbling...

When I Were A Lad Jul22

When I Were A Lad

Memories by David ‘Jumbo’ Stainrod It was great to be a kid in Fifties. We’d get up to allsorts in those summer holidays we’d waited longingly all year for. Some days we’d go up Clough to War Path and play Cowboys and Indians for hours on end. Here’s me (the one with...

A Not So Fossilised Film Series Jul02

A Not So Fossilised ...

By Amy Fenwick After three very successful movies, made over two decades ago, Universal has revived the legendary series of Jurassic Park with a fourth instalment reflecting on the first ever film. In Jurassic World, a new, extremely modern theme park is built on Isla Nublar, the same island...

A Walk Around Firbeck Village

This is an easy walk round pleasant farmland and villages to the east of Rotherham. It takes in the ancient Dyscarr Wood, wildlife on Langold Lake, and Letwell Dovecote before returning through Firbeck to the famous Black Lion pub. With thanks to John Wadsworth of Rotherham Rotary Club for the walk and photographs. From the Black Lion public house, take the Public Bridleway south-east past the Village Hall crossing a brook. You pass woods on your left, and then as you come into open country the track starts climbing gently up Salt Hill. In half a mile, come out on to Lamb Lane which is quite a busy road. In the woods opposite you see two...

Aroundtown MeetsR...

By Amber Stainrod Our story begins in a Hamburg harbour, with the dust and despair of the Second World War settling around the waters’ edge. A then 22-year-old Ursula Sherratt was on her way to catch a ferry to work one summers’ day in ’46 when, little did she know, she was to be dealt...

Now You See It, Now You Dont – Rotherham Apr29

Now You See It, Now You Dont – Rotherham

Having not surfaced this earth until the early Nineties, it is somewhat intriguing and often mind-boggling to see my hometown in days gone by. Although we might now live in the modern world, I find it such a shame to see some of the truly beautiful buildings that have since been demolished from our towns. Join us as we take a walk down memory lane to relive the sights of old. Can you remember any of these wonderful buildings, now just a long-lost memory?   Rotherham Prince of Wales Power Station, Rawmarsh Road   When you think of cooling towers, many will depict the strong stance held by the Tinsley site- often a realisation that...

Spring Into Fashion Mar25

Spring Into Fashion

After months of being wrapped up in faux fur coats, thick knitted jumpers and knee high boots; its finally time to face fashion’s most promising season – spring. We’ve uncovered some of this season’s biggest (and brightest) trends to show you how to take these looks from...

Your Baby Is Bloomin...

With expert pharmacist, Andrew Watson of Good Measure Pharmacy Deciding to have a baby can feel like a frightening decision, but it can also be an enjoyable and exciting time. Try not to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information there is for women who are trying to get pregnant. Our...

Aroundtown MeetsR...

By Amber Stainrod The making of our extraordinary story begins right here in Barnsley. One sunny afternoon in the summer of 1952, a shy and quiet 11-year-old girl anxiously waits at the starting line of her school sports day sprint race. Although her mind was on the finish line, little did...