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Symphony of Metal, Fire and Water comes to the River Don

Published on Thursday, 12th October 2017 in Town Centre news

Visitors can experience amazing sights and sounds when a local river is brought alive with music, boats and visual effects to celebrate Rotherham’s steel-making past.

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Clifton Park is in nation’s top ten – again!

Published on Wednesday, 11th October 2017 in Parks and open spaces - outdoor facilities news

Rotherham’s Clifton Park has once again been voted one of the nation’s favourite green spaces by the public.

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Winter opening hours have arrived

Published on Friday, 6th October 2017 in Council news news

The weather is turning colder and the evenings are getting darker - so Rotherham residents are reminded that some Council services have now reverted to winter opening hours.

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Childhood nostalgia at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 in Clifton park and museum news

Were you a 50s babe? Or brought up in the 70s? Visit Clifton Park Museum’s new exhibition and relive your fondest childhood memories.

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Community event promises a fun chance to learn something new!

Published on Friday, 22nd September 2017 in Council news news

People from across Rotherham are being invited to learn something new and have fun as Riverside Library hosts the borough’s first ever “Fun Palace.”

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Chimneys back on the horizon for Tinsley

Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017 in Council news news

A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for Sheffield and the region.

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Rotherham’s giant of a pantomime is launched!

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham panto fans are in for a festive treat when Coronation Street’s Nigel Pivaro, better known as infamous bad boy Terry Duckworth, stars in the 2017 pantomime Jack and The Beanstalk.

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Vote for Clifton Park in the UK’s People Choice Awards 2017

Published on Friday, 1st September 2017 in Clifton park and museum news

Clifton Park was awarded a top position in last year’s newly-launched Keep Britain Tidy People’s Choice award - and you can now vote for it to become the number one park in the UK!

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New gyms promote outdoor exercise

Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017 in Greasbrough news

New facilities aimed at improving the health and well-being of older people have officially opened in Rotherham.

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Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Council news news

TV’s Charles Hanson is coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum when members of the public will be able to bring along treasured items for valuation.

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Rotherham Show returns for its 38th year

Published on Tuesday, 29th August 2017 in Council news news

Rotherham’s largest and most anticipated event returns to Clifton Park for its 38th year on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September.

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Refurbished play area opens in Wath

Published on Friday, 25th August 2017 in Council news news

Children, parents and childminders celebrated the official opening of a refurbished play area at Wath.

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Paws for the perfect frozen treat

Published on Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

The summer bank holiday is almost here and we’ve found the perfect scoop!

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August bank holiday weekend opening times

Published on Monday, 21st August 2017 in Council news news

The August 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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Rocking with history at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Monday, 31st July 2017 in Council news news

This summer two historical displays will rock Clifton Park Museum.

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Flame of Hope in Rotherham for 2017 Special Olympics Torch Run

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Special Olympics GB’s National Games are to be held in Sheffield and South Yorkshire this August.

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New service aims to preserve treasured items

Published on Friday, 28th July 2017 in Records and archives - loans, donations bequests and sales news

Members of the public – as well as organisations and businesses – can now get expert assistance in conserving their treasured items.

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Active Ability supports local athletes to success in regional finals

Published on Wednesday, 26th July 2017 in Council news news

Local athletes came away with a haul of eight medals after successfully competing in the Special Olympic Regional Athletics Finals.

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Messy fun at the Museum

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017 in Council news news

Little ones can get their hands dirty at a special “messy play” session at Clifton Park Museum on Tuesday 25 July.

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Clifton Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Published on Wednesday, 19th July 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Clifton Park has this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

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Lots of family fun during summer holidays

Published on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 in Council news news

There are lots of “roar-some” family fun activities for children during the summer holidays at Clifton Park Museum and Boston Castle.

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Show your park you love it!

Published on Monday, 10th July 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham is looking forward to celebrating its parks and the role they play in the lives of thousands of local people in ‘Love Parks Week’ which runs from 14 to 23 July 2017.

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New ways to play tennis at Clifton Park

Published on Tuesday, 27th June 2017 in Sports pitches and courts news

With Wimbledon around the corner, the tennis season is in full swing and what better time to get out on court with friends and family!

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Sign up now for the Animal Agents Summer Reading Challenge

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 in Council news news

Can you bear the excitement and crack the cases of some animal themed mysteries?

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Veterans reunite ahead of Rotherham's biggest ever Armed Forces Day

Published on Monday, 19th June 2017 in Local history and heritage news

Military veterans and families of Rotherham and South Yorkshire Armed Forces came together to share stories and reunite with old friends during an afternoon tea at Rotherham Town Hall.

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Water safety plea to parents

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Rotherham Council is urging parents to remind children of the dangers of swimming in open water as more hot weather is forecast.

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Rotherham Oktoberfest at Clifton Park

Published on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Wilkommen to the UK’s ultimate Oktoberfest! Come the penultimate weekend of October, on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st.

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Have a Superhero Sunday at Thrybergh Country Park

Published on Wednesday, 7th June 2017 in Parks and open spaces news

Kapow! Come and fly away as one of your favourite superheroes - Batman or Wonder Woman!

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Rotherham to host its biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration

Published on Tuesday, 6th June 2017 in Local history and heritage news

People from across Rotherham can show their appreciation and support for the men and women of the Armed Forces – both serving and veterans – at an action-packed community event this month.

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Young volunteers needed for libraries summer challenge

Published on Monday, 5th June 2017 in Libraries news

Calling on young people to help run the number one detective agency in libraries this summer!

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Take an exciting electric boat trip and cycle ride at Rother Valley Country Park

Published on Friday, 26th May 2017 in Aughton news

If you’re looking for an exciting day outdoors, the beautiful countryside setting of Rother Valley Country Park now has new electric family boats and electric cycles available for hire.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in Leisure and culture news

Learn about Darwin’s discoveries, medical advances and the strangely named substances our chemists sold in days gone by, at a new Victorian Science Exhibition being hosted at Clifton Park Museum.

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South Yorkshire villages of Elsecar and Wentworth to receive funding of £1.2 million

Published on Thursday, 16th March 2017 in Heritage news

A Partnership created by Barnsley Council and Rotherham Council, has been successful in winning a grant of £1.2 million, to deliver activities focused on the rich heritage stories of the south Yorkshi

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