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Sparkler Safety

Fireworks in the garden can be great fun, as long as they are used safely. Each year, over half of all firework injuries are suffered by children. Did you know that sparklers get five times hotter than cooking oil? Sparklers are not toys and should never be given to a...

First Aid

It can take just a few minutes to save someone’s life Your daughter has a nosebleed. Your father chokes on a piece of meat. Your toddler swallows some floor cleaner. Would you know what to do? First aid is the care given before the emergency services arrive. A blocked...

How to Make Slime

During the long summer break it’s good to have a trick or two up your sleeve to entertain the kids on a rainy day. One of my...erm sorry their favourites is making slime! It’s fun and teaches them a bit of chemistry too. What you need White glue Sodium tetraborate...

Amazing Animals at the Tropical Butterfly House

This Summer, the Tropical Butterfly House is bringing back their superheroes event, Amazing Animals! Visitors will get the chance to discover the superhero skills of lemurs, meerkats, owls, snakes and more in close up animal encounters every day of the school...

Unlocking Confidence on Ethel

The Ethel is a registered community charity barge based in Sheffield, which looks to unlock the confidence of children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. Based in winter at Victoria Quays and at Thorne Marina in summer we take our visitors on day...

Paths in the Park

When Greenlands Tenants and Residents Association was launched in 2006 we asked what would improve our area of benefit, which includes Greenlands Park. At the top of the list were more footpaths in the park. We knew it would be costly and we set about obtaining...

Print Your World

What started out as an ultra-expensive development tool can now be bought as a desktop gadget for a couple of hundred pounds. But what is a 3D printer and why might you want to buy one? When you make an item, usually you start with the material e.g. a big block of...

Meet the New Mayor of Rotherham

I was pleased to chat recently to the new Mayor of Rotherham, Eve Keenan, who served as Deputy Mayor last year. Originating from Rainham in Kent, Eve went to college in Leeds and worked for a youth project which inspired her to join the clergy. She recalls how she met...

Ever Wondered About Wine?

There are around 60 species of vine but only one bears the fruit which when fermented produces wine. Evidence of grape pips at Palaeolithic sites indicates humans were eating grapes from around 7000 BC. The first vineyard dates from 3200 BC when the Egyptians and...

Why Not Try Bowling?

My wife and I have been retired a few years now and at first there was plenty to do such as the house and garden, visiting places we’d never got round to seeing, holidays etc. Recently, though, we’ve felt the need for a new interest and the chance to meet new people....

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