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It's official - Rotherham Squadron is Best in Britain

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Town Centre news

Air Cadets of 218 Squadron attended a special presentation evening at Rotherham Town Hall held to celebrate becoming the best drill foot team in the country.

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Theme Park Plans great boost for Borough’s Growth

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Planning applications - business news

One of Rotherham’s leading projects is due to take a step forward after planning permission was approved for a theme park and resort at Rother Valley this week (Thursday).

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Community events result in large numbers of dogs microchipped

Published on Thursday, 16th February 2017 in Dogs - registration news

Hundreds of dogs across the borough have been microchipped thanks to a series of dog micro-chipping events held last year.

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Final push for Destination Poland

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Looked after children - educational support news

A group of intrepid teenagers are urging the public to get behind them for one final push to help them reach their dream destination.

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Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

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

Competitors and families are invited to get on their bike for a charity fundraising event at Rother Valley County Park this month.

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Roadworks start in “growth corridor”

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 in Kiveton Park news

Residents in the Wales and Aston areas are being reminded that work has started on improvement to the area’s road network as part of the “Growth Corridor” scheme.

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Let your heart beat healthier

Published on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

This Valentine’s Day Rotherham Council is urging local smokers to quit and receive the perfect Valentine’s gift; a healthier heart.

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Building work set to begin at village school

Published on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 in Schools and colleges news

Building work at a popular Rotherham school is set to begin next month in order to increase capacity.

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Council purchases former Tesco site in key regeneration deal

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Work on a key site in the heart of Rotherham town centre could start as early as next year after it was bought by Rotherham Council this week.

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First Maltby Triathlon announced

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in People and communities news

Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the first Maltby Triathlon which has been announced to take place in May 2017.

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Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in People and communities news

Partnership with Places for People Leisure raises thousands for the British Heart Foundation.

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Funding secured for Rotherham higher education centre

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017 in Planning and regeneration news

Plans for a university centre in Rotherham are taking a step forward after a £3.5m funding injection from the Sheffield City Region.

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New restaurant brings boost to Rotherham town centre

Published on Friday, 10th February 2017 in Town centre management news

Diners in Rotherham have a reason to celebrate with the opening of a brand new restaurant.

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Look before you book this Valentine’s Day

Published on Friday, 10th February 2017 in Food news

If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date Rotherham Council would like to remind you to ‘look before you book.’

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February half-term fun

Published on Friday, 10th February 2017 in Town Centre news

Free boredom-busting activities will be running in Rotherham town centre this February half-term.

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‘Meet the Buyer’ – with Rotherham Council and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Events news

Local businesses are invited to make face-to-face contacts and gain an idea of what they can do to help their businesses grow at the next ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.

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McLaren Automotive investment to supercharge the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Business and investment news

Rotherham Council welcomes McLaren to Rotherham's world-class Advanced Manufacturing Park.

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Secretary of State plans return of more powers to Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the proposed return of more powers by the Government - a move which would bring the majority of services back under the council’s democratic control.

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Ian McMillan's "poetry in motion" at Rotherham school

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Schools and education news

The benefits of walking or cycling short distances, rather than driving, have been emphasised by local poet Ian McMillan to Rotherham school children.

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Crackdown on persistent evaders brings results

Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

A Council crackdown on rogue motorists who persistently evade parking fines with unregistered vehicles has been hailed a success.

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South Yorkshire Police help school children stay safe on the internet

Published on Tuesday, 7th February 2017 in School - information and advice news

Officers from South Yorkshire Police will be backing international Safer Internet Day today by spreading an awareness message at local schools & sharing co-ordinated messages across Facebook & Twitter

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Making the Steel Man – Coal and Heritage talks

Published on Monday, 6th February 2017 in Exhibitions news

Clifton Park Museum provides the perfect venue for the next Coal and Steel Heritage Talk.

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Do you Love Where You Live

Published on Monday, 6th February 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Love is in the air – and on the ground - ahead of Valentine’s Day with a new campaign to encourage residents to get involved in making Rotherham a cleaner, happier place to live.

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Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Published on Friday, 3rd February 2017 in Health and social care news

A range of events including a women only comedy night are being held in Rotherham next week by a local charity to spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and violence is unacceptable.

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Rotherham Council – by-election result

Published on Friday, 3rd February 2017 in Elections - results news

New councillors have been elected to Rotherham Council following by-elections in two of the borough’s wards.

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Over 80 years in jail for child sexual exploitation gang

Published on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Six men have been sentenced to 81-and-a-half years in prison for their roles in the sexual exploitation of two girls in Rotherham nearly 20 years ago.

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Road improvements given go ahead as grant approved

Published on Thursday, 2nd February 2017 in Roads, parking and transport news

Key road improvements have been given the green light as a funding bid by Rotherham Council was approved by Sheffield City Region this week.

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Children choose better lifestyle choices

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Children and family care news

Children are putting the breaks on bad lifestyle choices - like smoking and drinking sugary drinks - a new school survey has found.

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Youngsters getting good deal in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Schools and education news

Rotherham is bucking the trend as a new report reveals hundreds of teenagers are in education or training for work in the borough.

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Parents set to benefit from more free child care

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Childcare news

Hard working parents and carers in Rotherham are being thrown a much needed lifeline with free child care set to increase to 30 hours a week later this year.

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Rotherham’s wildlife database set to continue

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Sustainability news

A plan has been agreed to secure the future of an important ecological database following a period of uncertainty caused by budget savings.

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Council lends support for sports firm

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 in Business and investment news

Two more companies have joined the Evolution development at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP).

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Rotherham stands together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 in Town Centre news

Hundreds of people of all ages and from all walks of life gathered in Rotherham to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Funds secured for key Rotherham project

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham Council has successfully secured funds to purchase Forge Island.

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Guilty verdicts returned in CSE case at Sheffield Crown Court

Published on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Leader of the Council, Cllr Chris Read, and Strategic Director of Children and Young People's Services, Ian Thomas respond to today's guilty verdicts in the CSE case at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Take a tour of the Manvers waste facility

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 in People and communities news

Would you like to take a look behind the scenes at the award-winning facility which is revolutionising the way we deal with leftover household waste in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham?

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First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 in Public transport news

From 23 January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their child’s phone, for use on First South Yorkshire services.

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League table success for Rotherham schools

Published on Thursday, 19th January 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.

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Stand together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Mayor - general information news

Rotherham residents and businesses are being invited to join together to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on Friday 27 January.

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Rotherham breaks recruitment barriers

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Adoption news

A recruitment drive to get more social workers into Rotherham has been heralded a success – despite the odds being stacked against it.


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