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Consultation launched on learning disability and autism offer

Published on Thursday, 8th December 2016 in Help for adults news

Rotherham Council has launched a formal consultation this week on what the borough's autism and learning disability offer could look like in the future.

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Make sure your dog is legal this Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 7th December 2016 in Animal health and welfare news

The Council and the Dogs Trust have joined forces to offer another free micro chipping session this month.

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New Rotherham Bazaar to launch at late night shopping event

Published on Tuesday, 6th December 2016 in Markets news

Rotherham’s newest outdoor market attraction is to be launched in time for Christmas at the town centre’s late night shopping event this week.

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New life-saving scheme launched

Published on Tuesday, 6th December 2016 in People and communities news

Rotherham Libraries to loan out life-saving equipment and training at the heart of your communities.

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Study set to boost AMID connectivity

Published on Monday, 5th December 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

A major study that aims to improve the road network up to the rapidly-growing Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) is being driven forward.

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Rotherham careers event brings employment opportunities

Published on Friday, 2nd December 2016 in Work jobs training and advice news

Rotherham Council, Mears and Jobcentre Plus brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities at the annual Local Employment Advisory Forum (LEAF) event in Rotherham.

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Tell us your views on town centre housing

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Consultations news

The Council is seeking views from people across the region about what type of homes they would like to see in Rotherham town centre.

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New accommodation to help people stay independent for longer

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council is pleased to announce the formal opening of four adapted, self-contained apartments in Shaftesbury House.

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Council children's home gets Outstanding rating

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham's last remaining children’s home has been rated as "outstanding" in a first for the town.

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Motorists warned of delays at Parkgate

Published on Thursday, 1st December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Motorists are being warned of severe delays in the Parkgate area following a burst water main.

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 in Council and democracy news

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £13 million from its budget over the next financial year.

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Rotherham marks World Aids Day

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 in People and communities news

Rotherham will mark World Aids Day this week with a gathering in the town centre.

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Celebrating a year of success for the Active for Health programme

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Local residents with long term health conditions have joined in celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the trailblazing Active For Health research programme.

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Junior school overturns failing judgement

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Schools and education news

A once failing junior school is now one of Rotherham's best performing schools following a recent Government inspection.

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Rotherham’s spectacular pantomime is here

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The Christmas celebrations are about to start, which means panto time is here!

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Christmas family fun in Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Town Centre news

Rotherham residents are in for a treat with lots of family fun during the festive season at various Christmas themed events taking place around the borough.

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Young Inspectors scoop national award

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Schools and education news

A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

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Dinnington Together at the Resource Centre

Published on Friday, 25th November 2016 in Benefits and support news

A free festive community information and advice event will take place at Dinnington Resource Centre, Laughton Road on Monday 5 December.

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Christmas around the World at Rotherham Archives

Published on Friday, 25th November 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Christmas cards and postcards from all over the world form the latest display at Rotherham Archives and Local Studies.

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Rotherham’s geared up for winter

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Winter weather news

With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks, over 5,000 tonnes of rock salt is currently stockpiled in the purpose-built salt barn at the Council's Hellaby depot.

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Mayor’s Cadets are recognised

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

Three young people have received formal recognition after being selected to carry out special duties of “Mayor’s Cadets.”

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All Saints Square gains lifesaving milestone

Published on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Town Centre has helped a local charity reach an important milestone as it hosts a life-saving device.

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New bar helps to deliver Rotherham’s future and its past

Published on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 in Business and investment news

Rotherham’s historic sorting office is being brought back to life as one of Rotherham's finest eateries and wine establishments - with a special nod to its heritage.

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Inspectors' report on Looked After Children's services in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 21st November 2016 in Children and family care news

Rotherham is continuing to improve standards for children in care, although more still needs to be done, a new report shows.

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Global urban design company chosen for new Town Centre Masterplan

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016 in Business and investment news

A global urban design company has been picked to develop a masterplan for Rotherham town centre.

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Commissioners recommend the return of further powers to Rotherham Council

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016 in Commissioners news

Further decision-making powers might be returned to Rotherham councillors under new recommendations to Government – a move which would bring the majority of services back under the Council’s control.

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Leader says 'It Starts With Me'

Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Council's Leader has been tested for HIV in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out.

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Positive action taken as community comes together in Eastwood

Published on Wednesday, 16th November 2016 in Eastwood news

Residents and agencies have joined forces over the last few months to make a positive impact in Eastwood as part of the initiative entitled “the Eastwood Deal.”

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Joining forces to Love Where You Live

Published on Wednesday, 16th November 2016 in Swinton news

Residents and council staff from across the borough joined forces to give their neighbourhoods a clean-up last week as the Council’s Love Where You Live campaign gains momentum.

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Free Saturday parking is unwrapped for the festive season

Published on Wednesday, 16th November 2016 in Town Centre news

Rotherham shoppers can once again benefit from FREE parking on Saturdays and Sundays in all council-run on-street bays and off-street car parks in the run up to Christmas.

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Town Centre development moves another step closer

Published on Tuesday, 15th November 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

Rotherham Council has moved one step closer to its plans to regenerate Forge Island by agreeing to buy out the remaining long leases on the units on one of the key routes into the site.

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Rotherham Lights Switch-on starts the festive season

Published on Wednesday, 9th November 2016 in People and communities news

The festive season will officially begin in Rotherham town centre with an evening of entertainment, culminating in the annual switch-on of the Christmas Lights!

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Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in People and communities news

Community projects urged to bid for funding.

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New heritage trail links Heart to Man of Steel

Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in Town Centre news

Visitors to the new “Making the Man of Steel” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum can now take in some of Rotherham’s heritage thanks to a new trail.

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Festive Fun for all

Published on Tuesday, 8th November 2016 in Moorgate news

There will be festive fun for young and old when Clifton Park Museum starts to get into the Christmas spirit!

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Eight sentenced for child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 4th November 2016 in Council and democracy news

Council leaders in Rotherham have welcomed the tough jail sentences handed out to a gang of eight men who carried out horrific multiple crimes of child sexual exploitation

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Eastwood riding into Rotherham

Published on Friday, 4th November 2016 in Eastwood news

Say hello to South Yorkshire Police's new chestnut gelding Eastwood!

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Tasty tucker for school children

Published on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 in Schools and education news

School children and Council leaders tucked into tasty dishes at a Rotherham primary this week to showcase the many meal choices now available.

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Happy tenants say hello to new homes

Published on Tuesday, 1st November 2016 in Children and family care news

Two new build Council bungalows have opened their doors to two local families with disabled children.

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Chance to find out more about “Man of Steel”

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016 in Clifton park and museum news

Find out more about the iconic “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project at a new exhibition being hosted at Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum.


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