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Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

Published on Monday, 24th April 2017 in People and communities news

South Yorkshire will play host this week to a high-level delegation from the Lithuanian Government who are looking at public private partnership projects in the county.

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Childhood memories wanted

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017 in Exhibitions news

Clifton Park Museum is appealing for childhood memorabilia and stories to be included in a forthcoming exhibition – Childhood through the Ages.

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More children get preferred primary school

Published on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Schools and education news

Figures out today show the vast majority of children have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.

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Traders and performers wanted for Rotherham town centre’s first Teenage Market

Published on Thursday, 13th April 2017 in Town Centre news

Young people are invited to participate in Rotherham Town Centre’s very first Teenage Market along Effingham Street on Saturday 27 May, 2017.

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Get your green fingers ready for the Garden Lovers Fayre

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham town centre will host an inspirational and informative gardening experience this spring.

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Clifton Park water splash area opens for 2017

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham children can cool-off during the school holidays at Rotherham’s award-winning Clifton Park.

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Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Environment and planning news

Demolition is already well under way on the former Tesco building in Rotherham Town Centre – as the regeneration of Forge Island takes another step forward.

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UK’s pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

Published on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Public transport news

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.

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Annual competition launches to inspire tenants and leaseholders to show off their gardens

Published on Friday, 7th April 2017 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in the run up to National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants and leaseholders to enter the popular contest.

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Art exhibition starts summer season at Boston Castle

Published on Thursday, 6th April 2017 in Arts and entertainment news

Rotherham’s hidden gem Boston Castle has re-opened for the summer season and has launched a brand new art exhibition.

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Easter Bank Holiday weekend opening times

Published on Wednesday, 5th April 2017 in Museums and galleries news

The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is almost here – and there are plenty of ways to make the most of the extended weekend.

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Ruth Lockwood to headline penultimate Mayoral charity evening

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in Mayor - general information news

Local singer and former ITV talent show contestant, Ruth Lockwood, will be performing musical classics at the Mayor of Rotherham’s penultimate official charity evening.

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From unemployed to employee of the month

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in People and communities news

A young man who was given support from the council to get in to work, has gone from being unemployed to employee of the month in just a few short months.

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Rotherham schools setting the national standard with exam results

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools in Rotherham are blazing a trail after four were named as being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for excellent results.

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Rotherham Council buys Law Courts

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Regeneration news

Rotherham Council has officially taken ownership of the former Rotherham Magistrates Court building - bringing the Council another step closer in its plans to regenerate the town centre.

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Changes to The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Integrated Sexual Health Services

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

From 1 April 2017, all Rotherham sexual health advice, testing, treatment and contraceptive services will operate from one central point at Rotherham Hospital and at outreach services in the community

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Metalysis opens Materials Discovery Centre at the Advanced Manufacturing Park

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017 in Regeneration news

Pioneering metals and novel alloys company Metalysis today announced its arrival at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

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Egg-citing Easter activities at Museum

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

There’s an egg-citing programme of Easter activities for youngsters coming up at Clifton Park Museum and Boston Castle.

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Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Learn about Darwin’s discoveries, medical advances and the strangely named substances our chemists sold in days gone by, at a new Victorian Science Exhibition being hosted at Clifton Park Museum.

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Giant smiles as Gulliver’s Valley Resort planning permission is confirmed

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Gulliver’s family theme park resort’s 'most ambitious plans yet' will come to fruition now that the Secretary of State has agreed with Rotherham Council that development can go ahead.

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South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Council raise awareness of hate

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017 in Community advice news

South Yorkshire Police officers and Council members have been engaging with the public to raise awareness of hate and community justice today, Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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You can now recycle your old bikes and small appliances!

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017 in Recycling - sites news

People can now donate old bicycles or small domestic electrical appliances to be used again in a new scheme being offered by Rotherham Council.

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Council and partners make Shiloh’s dream a reality

Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 in Homes and property news

The new premises for Shiloh, a local charity supporting homeless and vulnerable people, is moving a step closer to opening thanks to the Council and their contract partners Fortem and Mears.

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Bid to recruit more childminders

Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 in Schools and education news

Falling numbers of childminders has prompted council leaders to start a recruitment campaign.

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Tenants celebrate as they move into new homes at Swinton

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017 in Council housing news

A development of 12 new affordable homes for council tenants has been completed in Swinton.

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New furnishing scheme launches that helps rebuild tenants’ lives

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017 in People and communities news

A new furniture scheme has launched in Rotherham to help tenants make their houses into homes when they move on from homelessness.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to victims of Houses of Parliament attack

Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017 in Council - news and information releases news

Rotherham Council has lowered its flags to half-mast today in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack at the Houses of Parliament.

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It's Destination Poland for the Looked After Children's Council

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Looked after children - educational support news

Rotherham's looked after children will be flying to Poland for the trip of a lifetime after meeting their target of £9,000 to achieve their dream.

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Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Schools and education news

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well they helped put Rotherham on the map, among other things, with early Roman and Iron Age settlements having been discovered in the district.

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Are you intending to surprise your mum on 26 March 2017

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Food news

If you’re planning to show your appreciation to your mother on Mothering Sunday, Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

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Secretary of State confirms return of further powers to Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has welcomed today’s (21 March 2017) confirmation, by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, of further return of powers by the Government.

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Mayor's open invitation to tour Town Hall

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017 in Mayoral invitations news

The Mayor of Rotherham will be hosting an open day at Town Hall for members of the public to showcase the history and heritage of Rotherham’s democratic hub.

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A57 essential road maintenance set to begin

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017 in Woodsetts news

Motorists are being warned to expect some night time disruption as repair work takes place on one of Rotherham’s busiest routes.

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Spring into better mental health

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017 in Active living news

The Council is urging people to spring into better mental health this March by getting help and support if they feel low in mood, depressed or are having suicidal thoughts.

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Double awards delight for housing services

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017 in Affordable housing news

Not just one but two of Rotherham Council’s housing teams are celebrating success following recognition for making a difference to the services they deliver.

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South Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth to receive funding of £1.2 million

Published on Thursday, 16th March 2017 in Heritage news

A Partnership created by Barnsley Council and Rotherham Council, has been successful in winning a grant of £1.2 million, to deliver activities focused on the rich heritage stories of the south Yorkshi

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The town centre’s first ever comedy festival

Published on Wednesday, 15th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham town centre will host its first ever comedy festival from Wednesday 29 March until Sunday 2 April.

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Law Court acquired for town centre regeneration

Published on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 in Regeneration news

Rotherham Council has agreed to acquire the former Rotherham Magistrates Court in the latest move to regenerate the town centre.

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Secure your place at the 2017 tenants’ conference

Published on Tuesday, 14th March 2017 in Affordable housing news

The Council is urging tenants to be early birds and get the date for the annual Tenants Housing Conference into their diaries.

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Pledge to halt school exclusion rates

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017 in School - exclusion of pupils news

Plans to build specialist therapeutic units at schools across Rotherham in a bid to slow down exclusion rates have been given the go ahead at a meeting today.


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