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Smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge

Published on Thursday, 22nd September 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to try and quit for 28 days, as this year's Stoptober campaign launches.

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Messy fun at the Museum

Published on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 in Museums and galleries news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum next month.

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Blue Badge prosecution for Rawmarsh man

Published on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 in Parking news

100th prosecution for Blue Badge abuse in Rotherham.

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Cash appeal for looked after children's trip of a lifetime

Published on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 in Fostering, adopting and looked after children news

The Looked After Children's Council fundraise for their trip to Poland.

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Council targets persistent evaders

Published on Monday, 19th September 2016 in Parking news

People who are persistently evading parking fines with unregistered vehicles could see their vehicles towed away in a new crackdown.

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Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

Published on Friday, 16th September 2016 in Training and development news

Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

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Council plea for Rotherham residents to be gas safe

Published on Friday, 16th September 2016 in Improvements and repairs news

Rotherham Council will show their support for Gas Safety Week – 19 to 25 September - with a stall to promote gas safety awareness at the Effingham Street market on Tuesday 20 September.

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Clifton Park needs your vote for the UK’s People’s Choice Awards

Published on Friday, 16th September 2016 in Parks and open spaces news

Clifton Park was awarded a prestigious Green Flag for the fifth time in July and now you can vote for it as one of the best parks in the UK in the People’s Choice award.

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Rotherham Tobacco Alliance relaunches to support smokers to quit

Published on Thursday, 15th September 2016 in Health and wellbeing news

The Rotherham Tobacco Alliance has re-launched to welcome new members and re-visit its priorities with the aim to achieve the national vision of creating a 'Smokefree generation by 2025'.

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Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school

Published on Thursday, 15th September 2016 in People and communities news

Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

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Annual garden competition winners announced

Published on Thursday, 15th September 2016 in Aston news

Rotherham Council tenants and leaseholders were rewarded for their glorious gardens at the annual Garden Competition awards ceremony on Thursday 8 September.

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Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

Published on Wednesday, 14th September 2016 in Young people's organised activities news

Shoppers in Rotherham did a double take when the stars of this year’s panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, mingled with the crowds at the Tuesday street market.

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Winter opening hours for recycling centres

Published on Tuesday, 13th September 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Rotherham residents are reminded that their local waste sites will revert to winter opening hours next month.

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Inspired by the Olympics? Time to get on your bike.

Published on Monday, 12th September 2016 in Town Centre news

Been inspired by Wiggins, Froome or Trott’s successes? Here is a unique opportunity to test your skills in Rotherham’s very own town centre cycle time trial!

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Recycling Week 2016

Published on Friday, 9th September 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Recycling Week 2016 takes place between Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September.

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Plaque unveiled on award winning High Street

Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016 in Leisure and culture news

The restoration of Rotherham's "historic core" was given the official seal of approval today.

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Time for action as increased fines for flytipping to be introduced by Council

Published on Thursday, 8th September 2016 in Bins, rubbish and recycling news

Rotherham Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tippers in the borough, by bringing in new powers and higher fines.

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Rotherham’s foster children get tuned into classical music

Published on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 in Music and singing news

Foster children are getting the chance to experience a live orchestra at Rotherham’s first ever Proms in the Park this weekend after a kind hearted business man and woman donated 100 tickets.

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Local cricketer bowled over by free bike scheme

Published on Tuesday, 6th September 2016 in Sports, clubs and centres news

A local cricketer is discovering the benefits of cycling with the help of a free bike loan scheme.

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£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

Published on Friday, 2nd September 2016 in Public transport news

Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield will benefit from a new high quality 'X1 Steel Link' service, following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.

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Destination Poland for Rotherham's Looked After Children

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

Mo Farah's double Olympic joy at Rio has inspired Council leaders to put their running shoes on and raise money to help send some of the borough's most vulnerable children on a trip of a lifetime.

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Buzz not the hush for Rotherham's libraries

Published on Thursday, 1st September 2016 in People and communities news

Libraries in Rotherham will be more efficient and effective under plans proposed by the Council, which are focussed on making them more in tune with what the public wants.

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Family based placements for children in care

Published on Tuesday, 30th August 2016 in Children and family care news

Plans for Rotherham's children in care to be placed with in-house foster carers instead of children's homes.

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Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in Children and family care news

Thousands of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

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Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in People and communities news

Inspections carried out by a team of young volunteers have started to show benefits and improvements at Rotherham Council.

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Warning over slug pellets in Rotherham Park

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in Pest control news

Rotherham Council is warning dog owners to be on their guard following an incident where slug pellets were scattered in a local park.

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Rotherham panto star is a Pop Idol

Published on Wednesday, 24th August 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham panto fans are in for a real treat when Pop Idol and West End singing sensation Zoe Birkett stars in the 2016 pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Do you love where you live?

Published on Friday, 19th August 2016 in People and communities news

Big hearted Dinnington residents took part in a community clear up, collecting 12 bags of rubbish and a large television over one-and-a-half hours in the Doe Quarry Lane area recently.

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Response to Government interventions: the use of Commissioners in Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Published on Friday, 19th August 2016 in Commissioners news

Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

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Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 18th August 2016 in Schools and education news

Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A level results – as schools top last year’s performances.

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Clifton Park celebrates Green Flag Award

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Clifton news

Rotherham’s beautiful Clifton Park is celebrating after once more achieving a prestigious Green Flag award.

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Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Parks and open spaces news

Visitors to Ulley Country Park are being challenged to take part in a new activity – finding all the “Green Men” in a new sculpture trail.

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Stay safe by water

Published on Tuesday, 16th August 2016 in Leisure and culture news

Rotherham residents – particularly children, young people and parents – are being urged to be vigilant about the dangers of swimming in open water.

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Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham

Published on Friday, 29th July 2016 in Libraries news

Since Pokémon Go launched this summer, various creatures have been appearing in Clifton Park and Museum - and visitors have been trying to catch 'em all!

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Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016 in Leisure and culture news

If you've ever wanted to find out more about Rotherham’s historic Boston Castle and Park, now is your chance!

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Starter Homes register opens for young first time buyers finding a new build home

Published on Thursday, 28th July 2016 in Homes and property news

Rotherham Council is backing a new Government programme which will help under 40s get on the housing ladder, and local people are being urged to find out more.

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Anti-hate crime message at heart of exhibition

Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 in Community safety news

Anti-hate crime messages are at the forefront of an art exhibition being hosted by the “Love is Louder” campaign in Rotherham.

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New cameras for civil enforcement officers

Published on Tuesday, 26th July 2016 in Street parking - enforcement and fines news

Drivers in Rotherham are usually polite and considerate. However, sadly, a small minority of drivers react aggressively in the event that a parking ticket is issued.

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Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

Published on Friday, 22nd July 2016 in People and communities news

Rotherham Council has today launched the first phase of a suicide prevention campaign in an attempt to encourage men to speak out about suicide.

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Bright new look at Rotherham Markets

Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016 in Town Centre news

Visitors to Rotherham Markets will be greeted by an eye catching new entrance area when they call in to do their shopping.


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