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A stately welcome back – Wentworth Woodhouse throws open its gardens

There’s blooming great news for fans of Wentworth Woodhouse. The Rotherham stately home is throwing open its gardens to welcome visitors from July 4. The mansion and its grounds has been closed since Covid-19 lockdown began on March 23 and income has ground to a halt. But now that government advice allows people to enjoy…

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Approval for Forge Island proposals

A new cinema, hotel and restaurants in the centre of Rotherham are edging closer as plans for Forge Island were approved by Councillors this week. The new mixed-use development will also include a greater choice of food and drink outlets. Negotiations continue on the commercial units available for food and drink outlets. Rotherham Council’s cabinet…

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Wentworth festival lockdown special

Organisers of the Wentworth Festival should be opening the doors to revellers at the magnificent setting of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham… In its fourth year, the festival was due to have over 40 acts performing in one amazing day across four stages, all held in the grounds of the largest stately home in Europe. With…

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Gulliver’s own ‘star of the show!’

A member of Gulliver’s Valley management team has gone over and above to keep work going on the new resort during the coronavirus lockdown. Ross Partridge, the park’s guest experience and entertainment manager, has been living full time on the theme park site, carrying out a range of tasks including gardening and general maintenance and…

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Wentworth Woodhouse lit up for VE Day

Wentworth Woodhouse, the Grade I listed stately home in Rotherham, went red, white and blue for VE Day. Last month, its iconic facade, which is longer than Buckingham Palace, went NHS blue to back the nationwide “Clap For Our Carers” campaign – with a huge health service logo centre-stage. On the 75th anniversary of VE…

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Gulliver’s Valley honours Rotherham legends, the Chuckle Brothers!

Gulliver’s Valley, the new Rotherham theme park, has announced a richly deserved tribute to local legends and TV stars the Chuckle Brothers. The lives and careers of Paul, and his late brother Barry, will now be forever remembered in South Yorkshire history with the unveiling of some special plans at the new multi-million pound development.…

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Oscar winning stars help Grimm & Co to present Here Not There

Gary Oldman and Olivia Colman are set to be part of a virtual gala showcasing young stars of the future from Yorkshire. The Oscar winning actors are among a host of stars taking part in Here Not There, a digital showcase of children’s writing that will premiere online at 2pm on Saturday 2nd May 2020. Here…

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UEFA Women’s EURO to take centre stage in summer 2022

Rotherham still has a shot at being part of the biggest Women’s EUROs to date which organisers have confirmed will now kick off in 2022. The UEFA Executive Committee this week confirmed that the postponed UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 will be played in England in 2022 and it is planned to use the same venues…

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