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Meet Santa himself at hospice grotto

ROTHERHAM Hospice hosts its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 17.

Stalls will sell Christmas gifts, there will be festive family games, and children can visit Santa’s grotto.

Rotherham Town Brass Band and Wickersley Community Choir will perform. The fair runs from 11am to 2pm.

Rhododendron day

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers are being sought for a special clean-up, clearing rhododendron from the Longshaw Estate next Wednesday, November 14, from 10am to 3pm. Meet at the Longshaw cafe in waterproof clothing and stout boots.

Rubbish set ablaze

A PILE of rubbish went up in flames on North Street, at Whaley Thorns near Bolsover, just before 6pm on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, at just before midday, a fire crew from Staveley put out a burning van on Gypsy Hill Lane in Whitwell.

Townswomen talk

Chapeltown and Ecclesfield Townswomen’s Guild meets next Tuesday at Chapeltown Methodist Church at 2pm for a talk about Nepal. Visitors and new members welcome. Call 0114 2458837.