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Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education

Published on Monday, 8th February 2016 in Children and family care news

More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.

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Hard hitting campaign highlights 16 cancers linked to smoking

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.

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Remember to register to vote

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Elections - voting news

Rotherham Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of the National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.

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Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, the fourth appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team in 2016.

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Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in People and communities news

People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

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Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre has proved successful.

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Monkeys, Muggles, and Wizards in half term fun for families

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Libraries news

Monkeys, muggles and wizards will be the theme in a series of events planned to entertain the kids this half term.

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Rotherham Music half term courses

Published on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 in Schools and education news

This coming half term, 8 to 11 February, Rotherham Music are organising a series of one day courses for string, wind, brass and percussion players.

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Young people’s chance to have their say!

Published on Tuesday, 2nd February 2016 in Young people's organised activities news

Young people in Rotherham will be able to get involved in local democracy this month when elections take place for the Youth Parliament.

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Love is in the air on Valentine’s Day in Rotherham

Published on Monday, 1st February 2016 in Leisure and culture news

For a truly romantic treat, Rotherham residents can bring along a special someone for a Valentine’s Day show at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

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National award for Tuesday street market

Published on Friday, 29th January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

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

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Young people in South Yorkshire get creative in a bid to make smoking history for future generations

Published on Friday, 29th January 2016 in Schools and education news

Young people from across South Yorkshire have come together to form a campaigning group, which will be known as Youthlight.

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Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

Published on Friday, 29th January 2016 in Health and social care news

A new service which will support children and young people in Rotherham who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited has been officially launched by Barnardo’s this week.

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Safety first for Flanderwell residents

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in People and communities news

Residents in Flanderwell were given advice and assistance to help keep themselves and their homes safe at an event this week.

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The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Schools and education news

Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.

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Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Schools and education news

A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.

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Young ambassadors ready for Anne Frank exhibition!

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016 in Schools and colleges news

Young people from schools across Rotherham are getting behind a major new exhibition on the life of Anne Frank.

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Town Hall Open Day

Published on Tuesday, 26th January 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham’s Town Hall will be throwing open its doors to the public for a fun-filled open day!

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Making homes for nature!

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016 in Health and social care news

People with learning disabilities from Rotherham have been looking forward to spring by making nest-boxes to donate to a local wetland centre.

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Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.

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Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 21st January 2016 in Council and democracy news

The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).

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Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, 21st January 2016 in Schools and education news

Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 in Libraries news

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.

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Cinderella is one of the best attended pantomimes ever

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

People who flocked to this year’s pantomime are being thanked for making the show at Rotherham Civic Theatre one of the highest ever selling!

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New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire

Published on Tuesday, 19th January 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.

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Childhood memories on display!

Published on Monday, 18th January 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Reminisce about your childhood with Clifton Park Museum’s Toy exhibition in the new Childhood Gallery.

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People of Rotherham to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

Published on Friday, 15th January 2016 in People and communities news

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park.

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Don't Stand By

Published on Wednesday, 13th January 2016 in People and communities news

Rotherham residents and businesses are being invited to join together to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January.

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Council Leader welcomes Government steel support

Published on Wednesday, 6th January 2016 in People and communities news

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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LEP Chairman asks business leaders to have their say on devolution

Published on Thursday, 31st December 2015 in Business and investment news

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

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Start your new year with a magical panto treat

Published on Tuesday, 29th December 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Just because the magic of Christmas has come and gone, it doesn't mean that the fun has to stop!

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Festive recycling – let’s make it a green New Year!

Published on Tuesday, 29th December 2015 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Householders are being encouraged to recycle following the Christmas and New Year festivities.

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Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

Published on Wednesday, 23rd December 2015 in Health and wellbeing news

Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.

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Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

Published on Thursday, 17th December 2015 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.

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New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2015 in Council and democracy news

A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.

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Code Club sessions to launch

Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2015 in Leisure and culture news

Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?

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Steel communities support package

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015 in Business and investment news

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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Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015 in Health and social care news

The Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, visited Rotherham to meet with council staff, service users and carers and share views on the future of adult social work.

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New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015 in Environmental health news

Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

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Mentor Martyn nets top award for supporting local businesses

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015 in Business and investment news

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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