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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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Take a trip down memory lane at coal mining reminiscence workshops

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 in Museums news

Rotherham residents can take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the coal mining industry at Clifton Park Museum in the forthcoming months.

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Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017 in Schools and education news

Marathon man Ray Matthews has handed over nearly £30,000 to a Rotherham special school after a six month long fundraising campaign.

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Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017 in Eastwood news

Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.

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Government gives funding for new homes

Published on Thursday, 12th January 2017 in Homes and property news

The Council has been successful in securing two different funding streams from the Government that will help hundreds more residents to get on the housing ladder.

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Rotherham Council supports smokefree January campaign

Published on Monday, 9th January 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

This New Year, Rotherham Council is supporting the new hard-hitting stop smoking campaign launched by Public Health England.

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Wales High School set to expand

Published on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 in Wales news

Over 150 new places are expected to be added to a popular Rotherham secondary school as part of wider £7 million growth plans across the borough.

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Primary school results amongst best in region

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Schools and education news

Rotherham primary school results are among the best in the region - a league table has revealed.

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Keep babies safe this Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Health advice news

Parents in Rotherham are being reminded to remember the importance of safe sleeping for babies this Christmas time.

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Rotherham is the vinyl frontier for ex-steelworkers

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Business and investment news

Two former TATA steelworkers from Kimberworth are turning the tables on redundancy after setting up their own business in Rotherham’s indoor market.

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Be safe this Christmas and New Year book a Rotherham taxi

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Have fun and stay safe - book a Rotherham taxi. That’s the message Rotherham Council is giving to party-goers over Christmas and New Year.

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Festive recycling - let’s make it a green Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

During the Christmas festivities, householders are being encouraged to recycle.

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Deadline extended as Shanks provides help to Dearne Valley through community projects

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 in People and communities news

The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 16 January.

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Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 in Public transport news

Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.

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Rotherham hosts launch of Sheffield City Region Housing Compact

Published on Thursday, 15th December 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham recently hosted the launch of the ‘Housing Compact’, a landmark agreement, between local authorities and housing providers in the Sheffield City Region to drive the economy through new house

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Youth projects kick off thanks to Safer Rotherham Partnership funding

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Community safety news

Young people in Rotherham are set to benefit from two new projects funded by the Safer Rotherham Partnership.

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Find your favourite book this Christmas

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Libraries news

The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for residents to loan a book from Rotherham Libraries.

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Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in People and communities news

Safer Rotherham Partnership launches bus ticket awareness campaign over hate crime.

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Taxi drivers lose court appeal over cameras

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

A group of taxi drivers have lost an appeal against new rules that require them to install a taxi camera in their vehicles.

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Secretary of State approves return of licensing powers to Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in Taxis and minicabs news

Rotherham Council has welcomed the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision to hand back licensing powers to the authority, with immediate effect.

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Popular school set to expand

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016 in Schools and education news

Additional classrooms are to be added to a popular Rotherham school as part of plans to help reduce the number of pupils on the waiting list in the future.

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Rotherham Council leaders welcome new report into Trans-Pennine Tunnel - which could open up the north

Published on Friday, 9th December 2016 in Roads, parking and transport news

Rotherham Council has welcomed a new Trans-Pennine Tunnel study report.

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Success in off-road bike crackdown

Published on Friday, 9th December 2016 in Kimberworth news

Joint working between Police and Rotherham Council has resulted in a number of off-road motor-cycles and quad bikes being seized.

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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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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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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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