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Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

Published on Friday, 29th April 2016 in Exhibitions news

Two thousand visitors, 45 schools, 70 exhibitors - and a supersonic car - have helped the sixth Get Up To Speed festival to break records this year.

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Get your bins out bright and early

Published on Thursday, 28th April 2016 in Household waste - rubbish collections news

Rotherham householders are being reminded to ensure that their bins are always at the roadside at 7.00 am.

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Take to the saddle with free bike hire

Published on Wednesday, 27th April 2016 in People and communities news

With Tour de Yorkshire fever gripping the region, there’s never been a better time to celebrate cycling in the borough.

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Glittering accolade for primary school

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in Schools and education news

A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.

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Keep an eye out for your postal vote

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

Rotherham residents who have chosen to vote by post in this year’s local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections are reminded to be on the lookout for their postal ballot pack.

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Join author Mari Hannah for the Big Read

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Avid readers are being invited to join top crime author Mari Hannah for the 2016 Big Read with a free event at Riverside Library.

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Rotherham landlord fined

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in Private housing news

A Rotherham landlord who failed to carry out repairs at his properties has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 by magistrates.

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Chance to meet award-winning author Anna Jacobs

Published on Friday, 22nd April 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Award winning novelist Anna Jacobs will be visiting Riverside Library as part of a tour to celebrate her 75th birthday – and 75th book.

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Stunning images on display at Boston Castle

Published on Tuesday, 19th April 2016 in Museums and galleries news

Talented student photographers have been capturing the best of one of Rotherham’s favourite landmarks – and you can see the results in a new exhibition.

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Public urged to report child abuse and neglect

Published on Monday, 18th April 2016 in Children and family care news

Residents are being urged to have the confidence to report child abuse to help protect children in the borough.

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Thousands get preferred primary schools

Published on Saturday, 16th April 2016 in Schools and education news

Thousands of primary pupils in Rotherham will be going to their preferred school this September – as admissions results reveal over a 97 percent success rate.

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Helping Rotherham blossom

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council is launching its annual Garden Competition for tenants and leaseholders during National Gardening Week 2016 which runs to 17 April.

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Rotherham gets ready to party!

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

This summer sees the Queen’s 90th birthday, and many people will already be starting to think about celebrating by organising a neighbourhood street party.

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New taxi camera rules come into effect

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Commissioners news

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

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Treasures from the archives

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Leisure and culture news

A new display case has given Rotherham Archives and Local Studies four times more space to display the borough’s unique historical documents - and the latest displays won't fail to disappoint!

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Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Children and family care news

The man brought in by the Government to oversee Rotherham Council's children's services is set to move on after doing 18 months in the post.

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Please recycle responsibly this spring

Published on Wednesday, 13th April 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Garden waste collections have restarted for the growing season, but do you know what can and can't go in your green bin?

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

Published on Friday, 8th April 2016 in Business and investment news

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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Candidates in Rotherham Council elections announced

Published on Friday, 8th April 2016 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

Candidates standing in next month’s local elections in Rotherham have now been announced.

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Waste facility up for top awards

Published on Friday, 8th April 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

The new waste treatment facility at Manvers which is revolutionising how waste is managed in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

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Ten babies needing forever homes in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 6th April 2016 in Children and family care news

Babies do not come up for adoption often these days, but in Rotherham there are unusually 10 looking for a loving home.

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Green Bin Collections To Start

Published on Wednesday, 6th April 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Springtime is here! The new season signals the start of the green bin collection for Rotherham householders.

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Boston Castle reopens for new season

Published on Wednesday, 6th April 2016 in Museums and galleries news

Boston Castle re-opened its doors for the new season on Saturday 2 April.

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Cameron is streets ahead

Published on Tuesday, 5th April 2016 in Work jobs training and advice news

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

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Lighter nights - more recycling

Published on Friday, 1st April 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Lighter nights and longer opening hours start at the beginning of April - giving us all more time to recycle.

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Families light up local area with lantern walk

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Schools and education news

Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.

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Community events bring children, young people and families together

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Communities in Rotherham came together over Easter to celebrate what makes their community great in a series of ‘Community Cafe’ style social events.

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Mel Meggs appointed as new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services, the latest appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team.

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Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties

Published on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council used new powers to fine two residents after they ignored requests to tidy up their gardens.

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Carr Mews housing development officially opens its doors

Published on Thursday, 24th March 2016 in Council housing news

A brand new Council Housing development at Barbers Avenue Rawmarsh was officially opened yesterday by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark.

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First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

Published on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 in Environmental health news

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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Rotherham Council to remember victims of Brussels attacks

Published on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council is to hold a minute’s silence today, Wednesday 24 March at 11am, in remembrance of those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attacks in Brussels yesterday.

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First new Rotherham allotments in 30 years officially opened

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The first community allotments to be created in Rotherham in 30 years have officially opened.

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Make a splash this Easter

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 in Schools and education news

Visitors to Clifton Park are invited to make a splash this Easter as the water park opens for the new season on Friday 25 March 2016.

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Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

Published on Monday, 21st March 2016 in Help for adults news

Rotherham Council is raising awareness locally of a national campaign which aims to flag up a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers - blood in pee.

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Rotherham standing together for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

Published on Friday, 18th March 2016 in Children and family care news

People in Rotherham are being encouraged to show their support for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (18 March).

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Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

Published on Thursday, 17th March 2016 in People and communities news

New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

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Rotherham gets behind clean-up campaign

Published on Thursday, 17th March 2016 in People and communities news

People from across Rotherham have come together to hold a series of clean up events across the borough.

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Commissioners 12 month progress report to Government published

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016 in Council and democracy news

Government appointed Commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers, have today published a 12 month review of progress since the Government Directions to Rotherham.

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Rotherham children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016 in Children and family care news

Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.


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