Business and investment

New taxi camera rules come into effect

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Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

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Publication date: 13 April 2016


Broadband speeds set to rocket at South Yorkshire business parks and Enterprise Zones

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Firms based on key business parks and Enterprise Zones throughout South Yorkshire will soon experience first-hand why faster broadband is good for business.

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Publication date: 8 April 2016


Cameron is streets ahead

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A Rotherham apprentice is streets ahead of his peers after scooping 'Construction Apprentice of the Year' at special ceremony.

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Publication date: 5 April 2016


First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

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A Rotherham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to operating a rented house without a licence.

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Publication date: 23 March 2016


Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

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New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

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Publication date: 17 March 2016


Rotherham Chief Executive Welcomes Apprentices

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Chief Executive Sharon Kemp takes a young apprentice under her wing to show them the ropes as part of National Apprentice Week.

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Publication date: 11 March 2016


Hat trick for town centre shops

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Rotherham town centre has scored a hat track after being recognised for its diverse mix of independent shops.

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Publication date: 11 March 2016


Changes to town centre parking fees

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Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.

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Publication date: 10 March 2016


Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

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Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."

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Publication date: 9 March 2016


Rotherham Council ratifies economic devolution proposal for the borough

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Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement.

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Publication date: 3 March 2016


Kickstart fund will help boost start-up businesses in Rotherham

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UK Steel Enterprise has announced the launch of a new fund that will help boost dozens of start-up businesses in Rotherham over the next 12 months.

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Publication date: 17 February 2016


New Thai shop launches in Rotherham

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A new shop on High Street is bringing the taste of Thailand to Rotherham.

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Publication date: 17 February 2016


Dawn's Ink is on the move

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Following a move at the beginning of January from the previous shop on Howard Street, Dawn's Ink is now open at 68 Effingham Street.

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Publication date: 10 February 2016


National award for Tuesday street market

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Rotherham’s Tuesday Street Market is celebrating after winning a national award.

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Publication date: 29 January 2016


Council Leader welcomes Government steel support

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Rotherham Council's Leader has welcomed the news that Government funding will be made available to support those affected by Tata Steel restructuring and job losses.

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Publication date: 6 January 2016


LEP Chairman asks business leaders to have their say on devolution

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Business leaders are being urged to support the proposed Devolution Deal for Sheffield City Region.

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Publication date: 31 December 2015


Steel communities support package

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Rotherham Council is backing a support package for the steel industry which is being put together by Sheffield City Region partners.

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Publication date: 15 December 2015


Mentor Martyn nets top award for supporting local businesses

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A business advisor with the Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been named as Enterprise Coach and Mentor of the Year.

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Publication date: 15 December 2015


Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

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Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 14 December 2015


Budding business owners take advantage of free advice

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Aspiring business owners took advantage of free drop-in sessions during last week’s Small Business Saturday (5 December).

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Publication date: 11 December 2015


Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

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More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

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Publication date: 11 December 2015


Residents and businesses asked for views on Devolution Deal

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Residents and businesses are invite to have their say and get involved in the debate on the in-principle Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal with the Government.

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Publication date: 2 December 2015


Rotherham’s High Street is the best in Britain – official!

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Rotherham town centre is celebrating today after beating off stiff competition to win the best town category in the Great British High Street competition.

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Publication date: 30 November 2015


Magna and Rotherham Council look to the future

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The Leader of Rotherham Council, in response to recent media speculation, has today confirmed that the Council will be looking to restructure the debt currently owed by Magna.

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Publication date: 24 November 2015


South Korean Start-ups Primed for Success

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The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.

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Publication date: 19 November 2015


Craft Corner on the move!

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Another popular town centre business has moved to new premises.

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Publication date: 17 November 2015


Rotherham’s regeneration team nominated for three awards

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The Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been short-listed for three national awards recognising its commitment to supporting local businesses.

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Publication date: 6 November 2015


Local Rotherham companies give a warm welcome to South Korean businesses

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An innovative programme to attract new business start-ups from South Korea has been championed by local Rotherham firms.

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Publication date: 4 November 2015


US Mayor visits Rotherham and Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park

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The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA visited the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, Rotherham on Wednesday 21 October.

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Publication date: 23 October 2015


Exclusive Mirrors celebrates Superfast Broadband connection

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One of the UK's largest online mirrors stores will be one of the first companies in South Yorkshire to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband deployed by Superfast South Yorkshire.

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Publication date: 14 September 2015


Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

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The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

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Publication date: 14 September 2015


Rotherham entrepreneurs offered free training and support

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Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups can now take advantage of free training and support in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 10 September 2015


Land sale agreed for family theme park

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A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

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Publication date: 9 September 2015


Health store relaunches

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A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!

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Publication date: 7 September 2015


Popular butchers is on the move!

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Popular Rotherham butchers, Andrew’s, is on the move to pastures new!

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Publication date: 2 September 2015


New Korean investment in Rotherham

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Five South Korean companies are launching into the UK as an immediate result of a business delegation to Yorkshire.

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Publication date: 10 August 2015


New generation help Rotherham company thrive

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Three company directors who attended high schools across Rotherham are now passing on their skills and experience to the next generation of school leavers.

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Publication date: 3 August 2015


Sit back and enjoy the show

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The many thousands of people who enjoy performances at Rotherham's Civic Theatre can expect a fresh experience when new seating is gradually installed over the coming weeks.

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Publication date: 31 July 2015


New retail concept continues to Pop-Up in Rotherham

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Retail opportunities are set to grow in Rotherham Town Centre, thanks to the addition of two new pop-up shops.

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Publication date: 31 July 2015


Superfast South Yorkshire gives people even more reason to celebrate Yorkshire Day!

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Dinnington is the first location in the borough to benefit from the multi million pound Superfast South Yorkshire programme as high-speed fibre broadband arrived five months ahead of schedule.

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Publication date: 30 July 2015


Greencore achieves the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

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Greencore Prepared Meals is the first business in Rotherham to achieve the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard that demonstrates employers’ commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.

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Publication date: 22 July 2015


New taxi licensing policy agreed

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Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

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Publication date: 8 July 2015


Rotherham's Tuesday street market just gets bigger

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The Mayor of Rotherham took a shopping trip this week to see for herself the town's bigger and better popular Tuesday street market.

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Publication date: 3 July 2015


Landmark agreement on the road to devolution

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Leaders from the public and private sectors have taken a vital step on the road to devolution.

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Publication date: 22 June 2015


Rotherham High Street celebrates

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One of Rotherham's most impressive restoration projects got the official seal of approval this week.

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Publication date: 9 June 2015


Rotherham metal fabrication business set for expansion

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Custom Metal Products, based at Masborough in Rotherham, is celebrating its fifth year in business by embarking on exciting plans to break into European markets.

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Publication date: 26 May 2015


Hi-tech Yorkshire wins South Korea-UK 'first'

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For the first time, a business delegation led by a representative of the South Korean government is to visit a British region outside London.

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Publication date: 19 May 2015


Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

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A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.

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Publication date: 15 May 2015


Parking boost for Town Centre

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The Council is installing a "Pay on Exit" barrier system in its multi-storey car park located on Wellgate.

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Publication date: 14 May 2015


Mesmerize celebrates 20 years in Rotherham

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It’s a 'Mesmerizing' time for one Rotherham shop celebrating a special milestone birthday.

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Publication date: 6 May 2015


Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

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Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.

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Publication date: 1 May 2015


Rotherham butchers is on the move

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Shopping in Rotherham next week? Then why not take a 'butchers' at the new premises of one of the town centre's oldest traders?

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Publication date: 2 April 2015


Taxi licences revoked

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The Council has revoked the licences of two taxi drivers after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls.

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Publication date: 2 April 2015


Sheffield and Rotherham dubbed the “Mayfair” of advanced manufacturing

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Bruce Katz publishes findings following his visit to Sheffield and Rotherham.

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Publication date: 26 March 2015


Bank of England Governor visits Rotherham

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was in Rotherham on 12 March, visiting the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

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Publication date: 12 March 2015


Free parking in Forge Island extended

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Free parking in one of Rotherham's car parks has been extended!

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Publication date: 9 March 2015


Business Minister opens most advanced turbine blade casting facility in the world

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Rolls-Royce has marked the official opening of its new £110m Advanced Blade Casting Facility (ABCF) with a ceremony conducted by Business Minister Matthew Hancock.

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Publication date: 4 March 2015


Rotherham councillors to consider future support for Magna

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Councillors in Rotherham will consider further financial support for Magna to safeguard local jobs – but only if an urgent independent review of the trust’s future business viability is carried out.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


Rotherham street market to expand

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Rotherham's hugely popular Tuesday street market is set to expand later this year to meet trader demand.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


Sheffield and Rotherham reveal plan to create Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

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Sheffield and Rotherham have today unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.

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Publication date: 16 January 2015


Leading Incentive, Motivation and Technology company drives forward in Rotherham

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Europe’s leading Incentive and Motivation company is expanding their Rotherham-based location to help meet growing demand.

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Publication date: 16 January 2015


Multi-national manufacturer chooses Rotherham

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South Korean multinational KD Navien has its sights set on the European market and has chosen Rotherham for its UK HQ.

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Publication date: 13 January 2015


Licensing scheme for private rented sector

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Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.

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Publication date: 18 December 2014


Businesses pledge to stand together

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Town centre businesses have become the latest organisations to commit to looking out for the signs of child sexual exploitation by signing up to the Rotherham Standing Together campaign.

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Publication date: 18 December 2014


Small is beautiful in Rotherham

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Good things come in small packages - and none more so than in Rotherham Town Centre last Saturday.

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Publication date: 11 December 2014


Launch of Rotherham Standing Together Against Child Sexual Exploitation: A Community Pledge

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Organisations across the borough are pledging to stand together to keep Rotherham’s children safe.

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Publication date: 24 November 2014


Town centre welcomes free parking bays

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The town centre has received an early Christmas present in the form of 220 new car parking spaces.

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Publication date: 20 November 2014


Bra-vo for Rotherham's High Street

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There’s a bloomer-ing marvellous addition heading to the town centre as the latest “Pop-up Shop” says knickers to shopping anywhere else, Rotherham is the place to be!

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Publication date: 18 November 2014


Rotherham taxi consultation to begin

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The public consultation on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry has begun.

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Publication date: 4 November 2014


Help for local start-up businesses

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Start-up businesses in Rotherham can get a head start thanks to the Rotherham Investment and Development Office - RiDO.

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Publication date: 23 October 2014


New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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Rotherham's taxi companies could face more stringent standards in the future.

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Publication date: 22 October 2014


Shop Local is on the buses!

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Rotherham town centre's popular shopping reward scheme is set to hit the road, thanks to an innovative partnership with First South Yorkshire.

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Publication date: 22 October 2014


Rotherham’s independent shop of the year named

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After a month of frenzied voting, Rotherham’s favourite independent shop has been crowned.

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Publication date: 15 August 2014


Tony gets his freedom

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The Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team will gain the Freedom of the Borough this week.

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Publication date: 13 August 2014


Rotherham celebrates innovative economic investment

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The newly appointed Cabinet Member for Business Growth and Regeneration for Rotherham has been witnessing first-hand the important work the town is doing to promote business in the borough.

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Publication date: 6 August 2014


Rotherham's Ministry of Food prepares to reopen

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Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.

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Publication date: 4 August 2014


Council Tax collection

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Rotherham is once again one of the top-performing authorities for its Council Tax collection rate despite the huge changes imposed by the Government.

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Publication date: 1 August 2014


Rotherham students at the ready!

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A successful partnership between Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham Ready and Wingfield Academy is once again helping local young people to take their first steps onto the career ladder.

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Publication date: 23 July 2014


Millers Tony gets his freedom

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Tony Stewart, Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team, was given the green light to be made a Freeman of the Borough on Wednesday 2 July.

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Publication date: 2 July 2014


Rotherham celebrates its independent shops

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On Friday July 4, Rotherham is getting set to celebrate its many varied independent retailers.

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Publication date: 1 July 2014


Rotherham blessed by international business convention

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Rotherham is proudly placing yet another feather in its business cap after successfully hosting the Yorkshire International Business Convention.

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Publication date: 22 May 2014


Rotherham resident wins big with Your Account

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One local resident has won big, and simplified her life, thanks to a new online feature offered by the Council.

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Publication date: 13 May 2014


Town centre celebrates another small business success

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A business that began life as a “little acorn” market stall is now celebrating ten years of successful trading in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 6 May 2014


Mary Portas "makers" a famous return to Rotherham

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Rotherham has received the Portas seal of approval after the retail guru returned to witness the continuing transformation of the town centre.

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Publication date: 16 April 2014


Mary Portas returns to Rotherham

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Two high profile guests will review the transformation of Rotherham Town Centre in a planned visit next week.

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Publication date: 11 April 2014


Local businesses show their hearts

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Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.

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Publication date: 10 April 2014


Save Time, Do it Online - the Council launches Your Account with a chance to win an iPad

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The Council has taken a significant leap forward in the way key services are delivered by introducing an exciting new online service.

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Publication date: 12 March 2014


R-evolution marks next stage of AMP development

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The next phase of development at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) has been confirmed with the purchase of the first part of the "R-evolution At The AMP" scheme by the Council.

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Publication date: 11 March 2014


Women leaders in spotlight as Athena approaches

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The countdown has begun to this year’s Rotherham Athena Awards – a celebration of women from all walks of life, in leadership roles around the borough.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


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Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


Tribute to Arthur Wharton launched

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A tribute project to to the world's first black professional footballer has been launched in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


Chamber pledges to help Armed Forces

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The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

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Publication date: 10 February 2014

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