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Get set for Mega Active Fun in the holidays

Published on Thursday, 25th May 2017 in Todwick news

Keep boredom well and truly at bay in the forthcoming school holidays – by getting Mega Active!

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Rotherham's Vintage Hop returns for a day of nostalgia

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Town Centre news

It’s time to dust down your glad rags and practise your dance moves, as the Vintage Hop returns to Rotherham.

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Landlords urged to make sure they are signed up to scheme

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Kimberworth news

A landlord is facing fines and costs of over £5,000 for not having a licence for his Rotherham properties.

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INEOS confirms plans to undertake shale gas survey in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Woodsetts news

Rotherham Council has received formal notification from energy company INEOS that it intends to undertake a 3D seismic survey across part of the borough for six months, starting in early June.

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Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017 in Leisure and culture news

The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here. Visitors can explore Rotherham’s rich history or discover a perfect book at various museums and libraries around the borough.

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Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to victims of Manchester attack

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Rotherham Council is lowering its flags to half-mast today in tribute to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

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Social work recruitment setting new highs

Published on Monday, 22nd May 2017 in Work jobs training and advice news

Rotherham is to host its fourth job fayre to recruit more social care staff – as numbers show that the Council is turning the tide in its bid for permanent staff.

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New Mayor of Rotherham sworn in

Published on Monday, 22nd May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Cllr Eve Rose Keenan will be the new Mayor of Rotherham for 2017/18.

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Public views sought on plans for Rotherham Interchange

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Public transport news

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is seeking customer views on proposals to improve Rotherham Interchange, following extensive damage caused by a vehicle fire in May last year.

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Drive for Life project wins another award

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Road safety news

Drive for Life partnership project scoops prestigious award.

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Public Health information about the impact of fires on health

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Health advice news

The fire at the Universal Recycling company site at Kilnhurst is no longer burning. This is some general public health information about the impact of fires on health.

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Crafty kids activities this May

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Children can keep boredom at bay in the forthcoming half term holiday with craft activities at Boston Castle and Clifton Park Museum.

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Rotherham CSE investigation concludes with 21st conviction

Published on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 in Child sexual exploitation news

Rotherham Council leaders have welcomed the sentencing of the 21st person to be convicted of historic child sexual exploitation crimes.

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Rotherham voters urged to make sure they are registered to have their say

Published on Monday, 15th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

With a week left to register to vote in the general election, Rotherham Council is urging residents to make sure they don’t miss the deadline.

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NHS cyber attack - update for customers

Published on Sunday, 14th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

NHS services across England and Scotland have been hit by a global cyber-attack.

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Election candidates confirmed

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017 in Council and democracy news

Candidates who will stand for local seats in next month's General Election have been confirmed.

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Mental Health Awareness week – Surviving or Thriving?

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017 in Health and wellbeing news

This week is Mental Health awareness week so the Council is urging people to think about how they could improve their emotional wellbeing.

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Council reaches out for Dementia Awareness Week

Published on Thursday, 11th May 2017 in Mental health news

Rotherham Council is getting out and about to the community to spread awareness of dementia, one of the fastest growing mental health conditions in the world.

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Kilnhurst residents thanked following Wharf Road blaze

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in People and communities news

Local residents are thanked for their patience following a large fire at a waste recycling site on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst.

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Discover more with new university taster course

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Adult and community education news

Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum has joined forces with the University of Sheffield to offer a free taster course for adults thinking of returning to education.

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Put on your walking shoes it’s National Walking Month!

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham folk are being urged to put on their walking shoes and enjoy their local surroundings during National Walking Month.

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Love Food Hate Waste

Published on Wednesday, 10th May 2017 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Residents in South Yorkshire will be encouraged make the most of food and save money as part of a national campaign to cut down on food waste.

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Enhancements to child concessionary travel approved

Published on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 in Public transport news

Discounted public transport fares are to be offered to more young people in South Yorkshire.

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Don’t let thieves steal the spring in your step

Published on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 in Crime prevention news

Summer is just around the corner – and with the weather warming up, Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police have teamed up to warn residents of burglary dangers.

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Confused Brits don’t know where to find their bus stop to get to work

Published on Thursday, 4th May 2017 in Public transport news

A new poll* by First South Yorkshire has found that nearly half of Brits surveyed don’t know where their nearest bus stop is located to take them to work. The research follows the recent news that UK

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Drive to recruit more social workers for children in care

Published on Thursday, 4th May 2017 in Work jobs training and advice news

Being a child or young person can be hard - but being in care brings a whole new dimension to having it tough,

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Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed

Published on Friday, 28th April 2017 in People and communities news

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee is being invited to consider whether concessionary travel arrangements for young people in South Yorkshire will be enhanced.

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Extra wardens tackle littering and dog fouling

Published on Thursday, 27th April 2017 in Dog and animal fouling news

Extra Council wardens will be on the streets of Rotherham from this week – with people facing fines for dropping litter and dog fouling.

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Lithuanian Government visit to South Yorkshire

Published on Monday, 24th April 2017 in People and communities news

South Yorkshire will play host this week to a high-level delegation from the Lithuanian Government who are looking at public private partnership projects in the county.

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Childhood memories wanted

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017 in Exhibitions news

Clifton Park Museum is appealing for childhood memorabilia and stories to be included in a forthcoming exhibition – Childhood through the Ages.

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More children get preferred primary school

Published on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Schools and education news

Figures out today show the vast majority of children have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.

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Traders and performers wanted for Rotherham town centre’s first Teenage Market

Published on Thursday, 13th April 2017 in Town Centre news

Young people are invited to participate in Rotherham Town Centre’s very first Teenage Market along Effingham Street on Saturday 27 May, 2017.

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Get your green fingers ready for the Garden Lovers Fayre

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Town Centre news

Rotherham town centre will host an inspirational and informative gardening experience this spring.

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Clifton Park water splash area opens for 2017

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham children can cool-off during the school holidays at Rotherham’s award-winning Clifton Park.

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Demolition under way as Forge Island regeneration progresses

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 in Environment and planning news

Demolition is already well under way on the former Tesco building in Rotherham Town Centre – as the regeneration of Forge Island takes another step forward.

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UK’s pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

Published on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Public transport news

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.

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Annual competition launches to inspire tenants and leaseholders to show off their gardens

Published on Friday, 7th April 2017 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council has launched its annual gardening competition in the run up to National Gardening Week, inviting council tenants and leaseholders to enter the popular contest.

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Art exhibition starts summer season at Boston Castle

Published on Thursday, 6th April 2017 in Arts and entertainment news

Rotherham’s hidden gem Boston Castle has re-opened for the summer season and has launched a brand new art exhibition.

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Ruth Lockwood to headline penultimate Mayoral charity evening

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in Mayor - general information news

Local singer and former ITV talent show contestant, Ruth Lockwood, will be performing musical classics at the Mayor of Rotherham’s penultimate official charity evening.

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From unemployed to employee of the month

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in People and communities news

A young man who was given support from the council to get in to work, has gone from being unemployed to employee of the month in just a few short months.


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