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Chance to meet award-winning author Anna Jacobs

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 in Libraries 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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Rotherham Pantomime is announced

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham Civic Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016 magical pantomime is the fairest of them all, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

Published on Monday, 23rd May 2016 in Libraries news

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here.

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Praise for quick thinking Housing Officer

Published on Friday, 20th May 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council Area Housing Officer, Melanie Applegate has been praised for averting a potential tragedy when visiting a tenant in Wath.

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Rotherham Council Leader announces new Cabinet

Published on Friday, 20th May 2016 in Council and democracy news

Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Chris Read, has announced his new-look Advisory Cabinet - with two new figures joining the senior political leadership of the authority.

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New Mayor of Rotherham takes office

Published on Friday, 20th May 2016 in Mayor - general information news

Rotherham's new Mayor for 2016/17 is Cllr Lynsday Pitchley.

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Get Mega Active this Spring Bank Holiday

Published on Friday, 20th May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Children can get ‘Mega Active’ and join in a variety of fun sporting and other outdoor activities during this Spring Bank Holiday.

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Children celebrate re-opening of Barkers Park play area

Published on Friday, 20th May 2016 in Kimberworth Park news

Children from Redscope Primary School are jumping for joy after officially re-opening Barkers Park play area.

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New hate crime initiative launched in Rotherham

Published on Friday, 20th May 2016 in Harassment - advice and support news

A new way of reporting hate crime in Rotherham has been launched in a bid to encourage victims to come forward.

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Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Health and social care news

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark, showed her support for Dementia Awareness Week by visiting Davies Court care home in Dinnington.

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Half term fun in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Sports - development news

Don’t let the kids bug you this half term – there’s plenty going on to keep them entertained in Rotherham!

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Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Health and social care news

Rotherham Council’s Advisory Cabinet is set to consider the closure of the Copeland Lodge building in Thurcroft, on the basis that it is not fit for purpose and is no longer needed.

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Mayor Maggi bows out

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016 in Mayor - general information news

Rotherham’s Mayor for 2015/16, Cllr Maggi Clark, reaches the end of her year in office this week.

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Half term fun with Chris and Pui

Published on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 in Families news

CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town!

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Fly tipper prosecuted

Published on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 in Recycling - information and advice news

A Rotherham man has been ordered to pay more than £1,500 by magistrates after he was caught fly tipping in a country lane.

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Let's get Rotherham more active

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Over 70 people from a range of organisations have pledged their support for getting Rotherham more active.

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Passengers may experience disruption at Rotherham Interchange

Published on Monday, 16th May 2016 in Town Centre news

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive are advising passengers that they may experience some disruption at the Rotherham Interchange following an incident on Sunday evening.

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Nelson is the mane attraction

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in Families news

Families are being invited to have a roaring good time at Clifton Park Museum this month, as Nelson the Lion celebrates his 70th birthday!

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Funding provides support to Tata steel staff

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in Jobs news

Organisations have been working together to support steel workers affected by Tata’s restructuring in Yorkshire.

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Memories of Westgate Talk

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

“Memories of Westgate” is the subject of Boston Castle’s next Heritage Talk on Thursday 26 May.

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New Commissioner for Rotherham

Published on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 in Commissioners news

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children's social care at Rotherham Council.

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New charges for pre-planning application advice

Published on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council has introduced a charging system for pre-planning advice which helps applicants decide whether planning permission is required and if it is likely permission would be granted.

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Labour retain control over Rotherham Council

Published on Friday, 6th May 2016 in Councillors, democracy and elections news

Labour retain overall control of Rotherham Council with 24 new councillors elected.

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Forgotten potteries of South Yorkshire

Published on Friday, 6th May 2016 in Museum events and exhibitions news

Find out more about the fascinating history of Rotherham’s “forgotten” potteries, with two new exhibitions.

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Consultation on Libraries and Customer Services

Published on Friday, 6th May 2016 in Council and democracy news

Do you use your local library? If not, why not?

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VIP guest wanted to join us for a right royal celebration

Published on Thursday, 5th May 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Are you in your ninetieth year or do you know someone who is? If so, Rotherham Council’s Events Team would like to hear from you!

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Volunteers help get Rotherham ship-shape

Published on Thursday, 5th May 2016 in People and communities news

Residents and members of the local business community pulled together with Rotherham Council staff to help "Clean for the Queen" in the town centre.

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Chipping leads to a happy reunion for Rotherham dog owner

Published on Thursday, 5th May 2016 in Animal welfare news

A Rotherham family have been reunited with their family pet – thanks to its micro-chip.

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New Adult Care and Housing Strategic Director sees Council senior management team complete

Published on Wednesday, 4th May 2016 in Commissioners news

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Adult Care and Housing, the final appointment to the authority's new permanent senior management team.

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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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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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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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