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News ID: 951
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham's leaders to host neighbourhood sessions

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Some of Rotherham’s most senior leaders and managers are set to host meetings across the town to talk about the borough's future.

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Publication date: 27 September 2016


News ID: 950
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Smokers urged to take the 28 day Stoptober challenge

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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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Publication date: 22 September 2016


News ID: 949
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Messy fun at the Museum

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

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Publication date: 21 September 2016


News ID: 948
Categories: Parking, Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge, Rawmarsh
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge prosecution for Rawmarsh man

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100th prosecution for Blue Badge abuse in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 20 September 2016


News ID: 947
Categories: Children and family care, Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

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

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

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Publication date: 20 September 2016


News ID: 945
Categories: Parking, Street parking - enforcement and fines
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council targets persistent evaders

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

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Publication date: 19 September 2016


News ID: 944
Categories: Schools and education, Youth support, School mentors, Training and development
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

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Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 16 September 2016


News ID: 941
Categories: Homes and property, Private housing, Council housing, Improvements and repairs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Council plea for Rotherham residents to be gas safe

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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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Publication date: 16 September 2016


News ID: 943
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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

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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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Publication date: 16 September 2016


News ID: 946
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Tobacco Alliance relaunches to support smokers to quit

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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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Publication date: 15 September 2016


News ID: 942
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school

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Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

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Publication date: 15 September 2016


News ID: 940
Categories: Homes and property, Garden maintenance, Mayor - general information, Aston
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Annual garden competition winners announced

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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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Publication date: 15 September 2016


News ID: 938
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Theatres, Young people's organised activities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

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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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Publication date: 14 September 2016


News ID: 939
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Recycling - sites
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Winter opening hours for recycling centres

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

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Publication date: 13 September 2016


News ID: 937
Categories: Leisure and culture, Fitness, Cycling, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

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

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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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Publication date: 12 September 2016


News ID: 935
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Recycling Week 2016

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

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Publication date: 9 September 2016


News ID: 936
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Plaque unveiled on award winning High Street

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

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Publication date: 8 September 2016


News ID: 934
Categories: Leisure and culture, Sports, clubs and centres, Families, Thrybergh
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Family sports day by the lake

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Get ready, get set, go! Rotherham families are invited to attend a family sports day in the beautiful setting of Thrybergh Country Park and lake for an action packed day filled with fun outdoor games.

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Publication date: 8 September 2016


News ID: 933
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Final chance to have your say on the future of public health services

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Rotherham Council is urging people across the borough not to miss the opportunity to take part in its public health consultation.

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Publication date: 8 September 2016


News ID: 932
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

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

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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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Publication date: 8 September 2016


News ID: 931
Categories: Fostering, Fostering, adopting and looked after children, Music and singing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s foster children get tuned into classical music

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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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Publication date: 7 September 2016


News ID: 930
Categories: Children and family care, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

All the fun of the fair comes to Clifton Park this weekend

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Come and sponsor Rotherham's looked after children to help them go on a trip of a lifetime at this year's Rotherham Show.

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Publication date: 7 September 2016


News ID: 929
Categories: Leisure and culture, Sports, clubs and centres
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Local cricketer bowled over by free bike scheme

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

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Publication date: 6 September 2016


News ID: 883
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Moorgate
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Reach for the skies at Boston Castle

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Find out more about the wonders of outer space this month as Rotherham’s Boston Castle holds an astronomical open day.

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Publication date: 6 September 2016


News ID: 928
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

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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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Publication date: 2 September 2016


News ID: 927
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Clifton, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

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

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Publication date: 2 September 2016


News ID: 926
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Destination Poland for Rotherham's Looked After Children

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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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Publication date: 1 September 2016


News ID: 924
Categories: Libraries, Consultations, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Buzz not the hush for Rotherham's libraries

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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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Publication date: 1 September 2016


News ID: 923
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Family based placements for children in care

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

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Publication date: 30 August 2016


News ID: 922
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

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

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Publication date: 25 August 2016


News ID: 921
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

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

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Publication date: 25 August 2016


News ID: 920
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

August Bank Holiday weekend opening times

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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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Publication date: 25 August 2016


News ID: 919
Categories: Moorgate, Health advice, Parks and open spaces, Wildlife, Pest control
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Warning over slug pellets in Rotherham Park

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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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Publication date: 25 August 2016


News ID: 918
Categories: Private housing, Private tenants - advice and support, Private landlords, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Company handed £15,000 bill for failing to license property in Rotherham

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Rotherham Council received a boost to its efforts to drive up standards of private rented housing in the borough, with another successful prosecution last Thursday (August 18).

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Publication date: 25 August 2016


News ID: 917
Categories: Parking, Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue

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Two Rotherham men who used disabled parking blue badges belonging to deceased people have been fined by Rotherham Magistrates.

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Publication date: 25 August 2016


News ID: 916
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham panto star is a Pop Idol

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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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Publication date: 24 August 2016


News ID: 915
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Clifton park and museum, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Oh we do like to be beside the Clifton seaside

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Buckets and spades at the ready as the seaside comes to Clifton Park this week!

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Publication date: 19 August 2016


News ID: 914
Categories: People and communities, Voluntary organisations, Volunteering - information and advice, Street care and cleaning, Refuse - litter - removal, Dinnington, Dalton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Do you love where you live?

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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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Publication date: 19 August 2016


News ID: 913
Categories: Leisure and culture, Events, Clifton, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Show returns for its 37th year

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Rotherham’s biggest and most anticipated event in the calendar returns to Clifton Park for its 37th year on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September.

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Publication date: 19 August 2016


News ID: 912
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: Yes
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

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Cllr Read, Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council:

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Publication date: 19 August 2016


News ID: 911
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham

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

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Publication date: 18 August 2016


News ID: 910
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Parks and open spaces - outdoor facilities, Clifton park and museum, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Clifton Park celebrates Green Flag Award

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

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Publication date: 17 August 2016


News ID: 909
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge

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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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Publication date: 17 August 2016


News ID: 908
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Stay safe by water

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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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Publication date: 16 August 2016


News ID: 907
Categories: Environment and planning, Commercial waste and recycling, Refuse - flytipping, Wath
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Dearne fly-tipper given suspended sentence

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A man who dumped large amounts of construction waste in the Dearne Valley has been given a suspended prison sentence by a District Judge at Barnsley Magistrates Court.

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Publication date: 16 August 2016


News ID: 906
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

A community cleans up at Dalton

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On Monday 22 August Rotherham Council will be working with Don Catchment Rivers Trust on a community clean up.

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Publication date: 15 August 2016


News ID: 904
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Motorists warned of road closure at Canklow Bridge

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Motorists are being warned to expect delays when work takes place on the A631 Bawtry Road at Brinsworth from 13 August.

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Publication date: 8 August 2016


News ID: 903
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Libraries, Clifton, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham

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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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Publication date: 29 July 2016


News ID: 902
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads - road-works, Roads - closures and diversions, Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Thorpe Hesley
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Motorists warned of possible delays at Kimberworth

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Motorists travelling through Kimberworth are being warned of potential delays as roadworks will be taking place from Monday (1 August).

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Publication date: 29 July 2016


News ID: 901
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Moorgate
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

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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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Publication date: 28 July 2016


News ID: 899
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

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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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Publication date: 28 July 2016


News ID: 900
Categories: People and communities, Equality and diversity, Harassment - advice and support, Crime prevention, Community safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Anti-hate crime message at heart of exhibition

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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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Publication date: 27 July 2016


News ID: 898
Categories: Leisure and culture, Events, Museums and galleries, Clifton, Clifton park and museum, Moorgate
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Family fun in Rotherham this summer

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Don’t be stuck for something to do in Rotherham this summer holiday, there’s plenty going on!

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Publication date: 27 July 2016


News ID: 897
Categories: Parking, Street parking - enforcement and fines
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New cameras for civil enforcement officers

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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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Publication date: 26 July 2016


News ID: 896
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Still time to have your say on waste

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For the first time, all four South Yorkshire Councils are joining forces to plan how to manage waste across the county.

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Publication date: 22 July 2016


News ID: 894
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Campaign launched to break the silence on suicide

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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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Publication date: 22 July 2016


News ID: 890
Categories: Business and investment, Markets, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bright new look at Rotherham Markets

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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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Publication date: 21 July 2016


News ID: 895
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue

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Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre has proved successful.

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Publication date: 21 July 2016


News ID: 891
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Planning - local plans, Planning policy, Dinnington
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Dinnington given the go-ahead for Neighbourhood Plan

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Dinnington is set to become the first area in Rotherham to start developing its own Neighbourhood Plan.

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Publication date: 21 July 2016


News ID: 893
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Books and reading, Pre-schoolers, 5 - 12 years, Families
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Sign up now for the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge

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Libraries across Rotherham launched the ‘Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday 16 July and there’s still time for children to join in.

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Publication date: 20 July 2016


News ID: 892
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

High Speed Two (HS2) – find out more at public meetings in Rotherham

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Alternative recommendations for HS2’s route and station proposals in South Yorkshire have been published by the Government.

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Publication date: 20 July 2016


News ID: 889
Categories: Leisure and culture, Events, Museum events and exhibitions, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Families invited to March back in Time

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Families are invited to find out more about the First World War at a free event at Clifton Park and Museum.

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Publication date: 20 July 2016


News ID: 888
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham's chance to have a say on new devolution powers

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Rotherham residents get the chance to have their say this week on how new powers to be given to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) should be used.

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Publication date: 19 July 2016


News ID: 887
Categories: Business and investment, Regeneration, Town centre management
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s High Street welcomes two new retailers

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Rotherham’s High Street has welcomed two new retailers – Maia Interiors and the Sweet Escape Dessert & Ice Cream Parlour.

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Publication date: 19 July 2016


News ID: 886
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Adults, Older people, Parents, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Journey back in time to the Rock ‘n’ Roll era with The Revolvers

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Rotherham residents can journey back in time to the 1950s and 1960s Rock ‘n’ Roll era in Let’s Do It Again with The Revolvers at Rotherham Civic Theatre on Friday 29 July.

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Publication date: 19 July 2016


News ID: 885
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Catch Moody Blues musicians in brand new concert show

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Six legendary musicians, singers and songwriters perform the music of the Moody Blues in the brand-new stage show coming to Rotherham Theatres this week.

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Publication date: 19 July 2016


News ID: 884
Categories: Consultations, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Have your say on the future of Rotherham public health services

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Rotherham Council is consulting on the future of public health services and wants to hear your views on what is important to you over the next five years.

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Publication date: 18 July 2016


News ID: 882
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - road-works, Thurcroft
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Motorists advised of Green Arbour Road closure

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Thurcroft residents are being reminded that a major road through the village will be temporarily closed from next week.

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Publication date: 15 July 2016


News ID: 869
Categories: Credit unions, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Laser Credit Union latest position

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Rotherham Council is continuing to provide temporary accommodation and facilities to enable Laser Credit Union to offer limited services to its customers from Riverside House.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 July 2016


News ID: 881
Categories: Fostering, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Improvements for foster carers

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Foster carers are set to benefit from a raft of changes in a bid to help the borough increase the number of carers in town.

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Publication date: 15 July 2016


News ID: 880
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Council is given green light to negotiate the purchase of eyesore empty properties

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Rotherham Council has announced plans to buy 24 long-term derelict properties to refurbish and let as Council homes.

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Publication date: 13 July 2016


News ID: 879
Categories: People and communities, Equality and diversity
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Love is louder across Rotherham as Artbomb Project is launched

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Crafty people across the borough have their hands full this week as they continue preparations for the launch of the Love Is Louder artbomb project next Monday July 18.

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Publication date: 13 July 2016


News ID: 878
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Summer fun comes to Rotherham

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Rotherham Town Centre and Clifton Park will be buzzing this summer with some great free activities during July and August as 'A Slice of Summer Fun' returns for its second year.

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Publication date: 13 July 2016


News ID: 877
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Top award for waste partnership

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A partnership which is revolutionising the treatment of household waste has scooped a prestigious national award in the same week the waste treatment facility at Manvers celebrated its first birthday.

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Publication date: 12 July 2016


News ID: 876
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Council moves forward with town centre plans

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Rotherham Council is proposing to develop a Masterplan which will provide further details on how the Town Centre will be developed in the next five to ten years.

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Publication date: 7 July 2016


News ID: 875
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New taxi rules set gold standard

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In the week which sees cameras installed in most Rotherham taxis Rotherham Council talks about the changes being made and how to report concerns if you think the regulations are not being met.

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Publication date: 6 July 2016


News ID: 874
Categories: Help for adults, Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Future of Netherfield Court care home considered as part of adult care transformation

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People who need intermediate health and social care in Rotherham will have access to more beds under plans being considered by Rotherham Council next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 July 2016


News ID: 872
Categories: Refuse - flytipping, Wath, Swinton
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Swinton fly-tipper prosecuted

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Local councillors in Wath say they are “delighted” following a successful prosecution for fly-tipping.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 July 2016


News ID: 873
Categories: Children and family care, Job vacancies, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

More social workers needed to lighten the load

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Lower caseloads, better management, more supervision and learning and development opportunities are all on the cards for social workers who want to come and work in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 July 2016


News ID: 871
Categories: Leisure and culture, Records and archives, Museum events and exhibitions, Clifton park and museum, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Somme centenary focuses on local hero Captain Simpson

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First World War hero Captain Vivian Sumner Simpson is the focus of a talk, exhibition and family event taking place in Rotherham this summer.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 July 2016


News ID: 868
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Transforming child sexual exploitation services In Rotherham

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Rotherham is transforming the way it deals with child sexual exploitation (CSE) and now it is delivering a ground-breaking service to tackle it.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 July 2016


News ID: 867
Categories: Council and democracy, Consultations, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Have your say on powers for region

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A major consultation drive is being launched across the Sheffield City Region this week to ask all residents and businesses how the new powers the area will get under devolution should be used.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 July 2016


News ID: 870
Categories: Schools and education, Schools and colleges, Secondary school admissions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Increase to secondary school places

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Hundreds of places are expected to be added to secondary schools across Rotherham in the next few years as part of £7 million growth plans.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 June 2016


News ID: 866
Categories: Children and family care, Residential care for children
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Long Term Future of Habershon House

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Habershon House's future to be discussed.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 June 2016


News ID: 865
Categories: Social care and support
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Improvement is being made in Rotherham

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Rotherham Council's children's social care services are improving.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 June 2016


News ID: 864
Categories: Schools and education, Treeton, Catcliffe, Aston, Brinsworth, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

New primary school for Rotherham

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A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 June 2016


News ID: 863
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Thurcroft, Roads - closures and diversions, Roads - road-works
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Road scheme revised following local concerns

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Thurcroft residents are being advised of traffic disruption when a major road through the village is reconstructed from the end of June.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 June 2016


News ID: 862
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Cycling, Cycling - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

‘Supercharged’ cycling hits Rotherham

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Local businesses and residents are being encouraged to re-discover the joy and convenience of cycling following the arrival of a fleet of electric bikes in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 June 2016


News ID: 861
Categories: Leisure and culture, Exhibitions, Museums and galleries, Clifton, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham remembers the Somme

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Rotherham Council’s Heritage Services will hold a series of events and exhibitions throughout June and July to mark the centenary of the battle of the Somme.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 June 2016


News ID: 860
Categories: Leisure and culture, Thrybergh
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Super Sunday at Thrybergh Country Park

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Beautiful Thrybergh Country Park will be transformed into a superhero training centre this Sunday, 26 June.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 June 2016


News ID: 905
Categories: Children and family care, Council and democracy, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

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Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given a slice of £322,496 to help victims of child sexual exploitation.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 June 2016


News ID: 859
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: John Kelly
Link to CMS

Flags lowered to half-mast in tribute to Jo Cox MP

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Rotherham Council has lowered its flags to half-mast in tribute to West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, who died after being attacked on Thursday (16 June).

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 June 2016


News ID: 858
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Register for the Summer Tenants’ Conference

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Rotherham Council is encouraging council tenants to attend their annual conference for all the latest news and views on local housing services.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 June 2016


News ID: 857
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Mayor joins local celebrations for Queen’s 90th birthday

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Residents celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday in true street party style at The Potteries Court extra care housing scheme.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 June 2016


News ID: 856
Categories: People and communities, Safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

First volunteers in new scheme to tackle anti-social behaviour

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Volunteers have been presented with training certificates at the launch of a new scheme in Rotherham aimed at resolving anti-social behaviour and low level crime in communities.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 June 2016


News ID: 854
Categories: People and communities, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Young students use their artistic skills to fly the flag for Armed Forces Day

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Two Kimberworth schoolchildren have put their creative skills to good use to promote Rotherham's celebration of this year's Armed Forces Day.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 June 2016


News ID: 855
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Council part of Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

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A survivor of child sexual exploitation is to tell her story on a national platform later this month to help agencies work together to tackle the crime.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 June 2016


News ID: 853
Categories: Environment and planning, Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - verge maintenance
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

River of flowers gets some TLC

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The eight mile stretch of verges along Rotherham’s main central reservation is to be cut over the next two Sundays to maximise the late summer wildflower display and improve visibility for motorists.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 June 2016


News ID: 852
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Customer services
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Still Time to Comment on Library Consultation

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Rotherham Council is planning to make changes to its Libraries and Customer Services and would welcome your comments.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 June 2016


News ID: 851
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have your say on waste

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For the first time, all four South Yorkshire Councils are joining forces to plan how to manage waste across the county.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 June 2016


News ID: 848
Categories: Adult carers, Health and social care, Carers
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Carers and Council join forces to celebrate Carers' Week

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Rotherham Council is marking national Carers Week 2016 by supporting a series of events to celebrate carers in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 June 2016


News ID: 850
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Hop into Rotherham for a right Royal vintage celebration

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Get your glad rags ready, comb your quiffs and practise your dance moves…it’s time for A Right Royal Vintage Hop!

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 June 2016


News ID: 849
Categories: Environment and planning, Regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Theme Park plans a step closer

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Plans to open a family theme park adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park are another step closer after Rotherham Council formally agreed the sale of land to Gulliver’s Family Theme Parks.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 June 2016


News ID: 847
Categories: Environment and planning, Dinnington
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Dinnington sets out to develop a Neighbourhood Plan

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Dinnington could become the first area in Rotherham to have a Neighbourhood Plan.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 June 2016


News ID: 846
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council plans for children at the heart of everything it does

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Rotherham is putting its past behind it with plans to ensure children are at the heart of everything it does.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 May 2016


News ID: 845
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Review of children's homes

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The move to put more children in care with foster families is part of Rotherham Council's ambitious plans to overhaul its children's services.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 May 2016


News ID: 842
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Aston, Families
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Flora is our lucky winner!

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Aston schoolgirl Flora Walker is the lucky winner of Clifton Park Museum’s “Nelson” colouring competition.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 May 2016


News ID: 844
Categories: Council and democracy, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Proposal to reshape local enabling service gets the go ahead

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A proposal recommending changes to the way that the Council's Enabling Service is run has been agreed today (26 May) at Rotherham Council's Cabinet/Commissioners' Decision making meeting.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 May 2016


News ID: 841
Categories: Animal welfare, People and communities, Kiveton Park
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free dog micro-chipping session

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Dog owners in the south of the borough can get their pets micro chipped for free at Kiveton Park in June.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 May 2016


News ID: 843
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Metalysis to Move into UK's Premier Manufacturing Park

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Rotherham Council and Property consultancy Commercial Property Partners LLP have announced the letting of the Advanced Manufacturing Park's Unit 4 to specialist manufacturing company Metalysis.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 May 2016


News ID: 799
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chance to meet award-winning author Anna Jacobs

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Award winning novelist Anna Jacobs will be visiting Riverside Library as part of a tour to celebrate her 75th birthday – and 75th book.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 May 2016


News ID: 840
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Road safety
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership supports "Edward" initiative

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South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will support a brand new initiative aimed at cutting death and injury on Europe’s roads.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 May 2016


News ID: 839
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Pantomime is announced

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 May 2016


News ID: 838
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Spring Bank Holiday weekend opening times

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The Spring Bank Holiday weekend is almost here.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 May 2016


News ID: 837
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Praise for quick thinking Housing Officer

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2016


News ID: 836
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council Leader announces new Cabinet

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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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2016


News ID: 835
Categories: Council and democracy, Mayor - general information
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Mayor of Rotherham takes office

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2016


News ID: 834
Categories: Leisure and culture, Events, Mega Active, Families, Thrybergh, Todwick
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get Mega Active this Spring Bank Holiday

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2016


News ID: 833
Categories: Leisure and culture, Families, Parks and open spaces, Kimberworth Park
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Children celebrate re-opening of Barkers Park play area

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2016


News ID: 832
Categories: Crime prevention, People and communities, Community advice, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Safety, Harassment - advice and support
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New hate crime initiative launched in Rotherham

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2016


News ID: 831
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Mayor shows support for dementia work in Rotherham

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 May 2016


News ID: 830
Categories: Leisure and culture, Families, Sports - development
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Half term fun in Rotherham

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 May 2016


News ID: 829
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Future of Copeland Lodge building under consideration

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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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 May 2016


News ID: 828
Categories: Council and democracy, Mayor - general information
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mayor Maggi bows out

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 May 2016


News ID: 827
Categories: Leisure and culture, Families
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Half term fun with Chris and Pui

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CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town!

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 May 2016


News ID: 826
Categories: Environment and planning, Recycling - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Fly tipper prosecuted

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 May 2016


News ID: 825
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Let's get Rotherham more active

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 May 2016


News ID: 824
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Public transport, Transport - service disruption information, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Passengers may experience disruption at Rotherham Interchange

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 May 2016


News ID: 823
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Play your part in Dementia Awareness Week

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Rotherham Council is encouraging the public to support Dementia Awareness week by taking part in free ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 May 2016


News ID: 822
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museum events and exhibitions, Clifton park and museum, Families, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Nelson is the mane attraction

Image

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 May 2016


News ID: 821
Categories: Council and democracy, Work jobs training and advice, Jobs, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Funding provides support to Tata steel staff

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 May 2016


News ID: 820
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Memories of Westgate Talk

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 May 2016


News ID: 819
Categories: Commissioners, Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New Commissioner for Rotherham

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 May 2016


News ID: 818
Categories: Council and democracy, Building control, Planning applications - business, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New charges for pre-planning application advice

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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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 May 2016


News ID: 817
Categories: Council and democracy, Elections - results, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Labour retain control over Rotherham Council

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2016


News ID: 816
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Museum events and exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Forgotten potteries of South Yorkshire

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2016


News ID: 815
Categories: Environment and planning, Planning and regeneration, Planning - local plans, Council and democracy, Consultations - Open
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Residents invited to comment on town centre plans

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Rotherham Council has published plans for a series of initiatives that could transform Rotherham town centre and is inviting people to comment.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2016


News ID: 814
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Customer services, Consultations - Open, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Consultation on Libraries and Customer Services

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2016


News ID: 813
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

VIP guest wanted to join us for a right royal celebration

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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!

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 May 2016


News ID: 812
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Volunteers help get Rotherham ship-shape

Image

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 May 2016


News ID: 811
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chipping leads to a happy reunion for Rotherham dog owner

Image

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 May 2016


News ID: 810
Categories: Council and democracy, Help for adults, Commissioners, Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

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

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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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 May 2016


News ID: 809
Categories: Schools and education, Careers advice, Templeborough, Exhibitions, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

Image

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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 April 2016


News ID: 808
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Household waste - rubbish collections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get your bins out bright and early

Image

Rotherham householders are being reminded to ensure that their bins are always at the roadside at 7.00 am.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 April 2016


News ID: 785
Categories: Cycling, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Take to the saddle with free bike hire

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With Tour de Yorkshire fever gripping the region, there’s never been a better time to celebrate cycling in the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 April 2016


News ID: 807
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Roadworks - Stubbin Road

Image

Emergency repairs are taking place following a gas escape on the B6089 Stubbin Road between Greasbrough and West Melton.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 April 2016


News ID: 806
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Glittering accolade for primary school

Image

A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 April 2016


News ID: 805
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Keep an eye out for your postal vote

Image

Rotherham residents who have chosen to vote by post in this year’s local and Police and Crime Commissioner elections are reminded to be on the lookout for their postal ballot pack.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 April 2016


News ID: 804
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Moorgate, Herringthorpe
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Edwardian postcards feature historical gem Boston Castle

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Visitors can discover more about the Edwardian era in a heritage talk to be held at Rotherham’s unique historical gem Boston Castle, on Thursday 28 April at 7pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 April 2016


News ID: 803
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Join author Mari Hannah for the Big Read

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Avid readers are being invited to join top crime author Mari Hannah for the 2016 Big Read with a free event at Riverside Library.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 April 2016


News ID: 802
Categories: Leisure and culture, Arts and entertainment, Clifton
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Second Curtain Call for Sweeney Todd at Rotherham Civic Theatre

Image

Following the temporary closure of Rotherham Civic Theatre last month, Sweeney Todd is once again returning to the stage.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 April 2016


News ID: 801
Categories: Private housing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham landlord fined

Image

A Rotherham landlord who failed to carry out repairs at his properties has been ordered to pay more than £2,000 by magistrates.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 April 2016


News ID: 800
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Libraries, Customer services, Clifton park and museum
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

May Day Bank Holiday Weekend Opening Times

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The May Day 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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 April 2016


News ID: 786
Categories: People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Let's get Rotherham clean!

Image

Residents and businesses are being urged to get on board with a clean-up event to help spruce up Rotherham Town Centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 April 2016


News ID: 796
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Stunning images on display at Boston Castle

Image

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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 April 2016


News ID: 798
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Public urged to report child abuse and neglect

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Residents are being urged to have the confidence to report child abuse to help protect children in the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 April 2016


News ID: 797
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Thousands get preferred primary schools

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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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 April 2016


News ID: 794
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Helping Rotherham blossom

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Rotherham Council is launching its annual Garden Competition for tenants and leaseholders during National Gardening Week 2016 which runs to 17 April.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2016


News ID: 793
Categories: People and communities, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham gets ready to party!

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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.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2016


News ID: 792
Categories: Business and investment, Taxis and minicabs, Children and family care, People and communities, Commissioners, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

New taxi camera rules come into effect

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Customers will soon start to see security cameras installed in all Rotherham taxis.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2016


News ID: 791
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Treasures from the archives

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A new display case has given Rotherham Archives and Local Studies four times more space to display the borough’s unique historical documents - and the latest displays won't fail to disappoint!

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2016


News ID: 790
Categories: Commissioners, Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Commissioner at Rotherham Council moves on

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The man brought in by the Government to oversee Rotherham Council's children's services is set to move on after doing 18 months in the post.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2016


News ID: 789
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Please recycle responsibly this spring

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Garden waste collections have restarted for the growing season, but do you know what can and can't go in your green bin?

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2016


News ID: 788
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Wartime activities at Boston Castle

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Families can find out more about life on the home front at our free 1940s event this weekend.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 April 2016


News ID: 787
Categories: Animal welfare, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Don't delay – get your dog chipped!

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Dog owners can get their pets micro chipped for free on Monday April 18.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 April 2016


News ID: 784
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Broadband speeds set to rocket at South Yorkshire business parks and Enterprise Zones

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Firms based on key business parks and Enterprise Zones throughout South Yorkshire will soon experience first-hand why faster broadband is good for business.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 April 2016


News ID: 782
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Candidates in Rotherham Council elections announced

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Candidates standing in next month’s local elections in Rotherham have now been announced.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 April 2016


News ID: 783
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Waste facility up for top awards

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The new waste treatment facility at Manvers which is revolutionising how waste is managed in South Yorkshire has been shortlisted for three prestigious national awards.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 April 2016


News ID: 781
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Ten babies needing forever homes in Rotherham

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Babies do not come up for adoption often these days, but in Rotherham there are unusually 10 looking for a loving home.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 April 2016


News ID: 778
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Green Bin Collections To Start

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Springtime is here! The new season signals the start of the green bin collection for Rotherham householders.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 April 2016


News ID: 780
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Boston Castle reopens for new season

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Boston Castle re-opened its doors for the new season on Saturday 2 April.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 April 2016


News ID: 779
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Cameron is streets ahead

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A Rotherham apprentice is streets ahead of his peers after scooping 'Construction Apprentice of the Year' at special ceremony.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 April 2016


News ID: 777
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Lighter nights - more recycling

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Lighter nights and longer opening hours start at the beginning of April - giving us all more time to recycle.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2016


News ID: 775
Categories: Schools and education, Parks and open spaces, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Families light up local area with lantern walk

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Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 March 2016


News ID: 776
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Community events bring children, young people and families together

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Communities in Rotherham came together over Easter to celebrate what makes their community great in a series of ‘Community Cafe’ style social events.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 March 2016


News ID: 774
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Mel Meggs appointed as new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services

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Rotherham Council has appointed its new Deputy Strategic Director in Children and Young People’s Services, the latest appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 March 2016


News ID: 773
Categories: Homes and property, Environmental health, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham residents fined for eyesore properties

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Rotherham Council used new powers to fine two residents after they ignored requests to tidy up their gardens.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 March 2016


News ID: 772
Categories: Council housing, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Carr Mews housing development officially opens its doors

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A brand new Council Housing development at Barbers Avenue Rawmarsh was officially opened yesterday by the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Maggi Clark.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 March 2016


News ID: 771
Categories: Leisure and culture, Town Centre, Families
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Easter treats in store at Rotherham town centre

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This Easter, visitors to Rotherham town centre can experience a day filled with fun activities and egg-cellent entertainment.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 March 2016


News ID: 770
Categories: Private landlords - registration, Homes and property, Business and investment, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

First landlord prosecuted under Rotherham Council’s selective licensing scheme

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A Rotherham landlord has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to operating a rented house without a licence.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 March 2016


News ID: 769
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council to remember victims of Brussels attacks

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Rotherham Council is to hold a minute’s silence today, Wednesday 24 March at 11am, in remembrance of those who were killed and injured in the terrorist attacks in Brussels yesterday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 March 2016


News ID: 768
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

First new Rotherham allotments in 30 years officially opened

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The first community allotments to be created in Rotherham in 30 years have officially opened.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 March 2016


News ID: 767
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Make a splash this Easter

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Visitors to Clifton Park are invited to make a splash this Easter as the water park opens for the new season on Friday 25 March 2016.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 March 2016


News ID: 766
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Spot the signs of bladder and kidney cancers

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Rotherham Council is raising awareness locally of a national campaign which aims to flag up a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers - blood in pee.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 March 2016


News ID: 765
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Big youth conversation at half way point

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Young people are having their say on their youth services this March as part of the Big Youth Service Conversation.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 March 2016


News ID: 763
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

It's My Mind mental health conference

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Teenagers will be the key to helping other youngsters overcome mental health issues, as Rotherham gears up to host another mental health awareness event next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 March 2016


News ID: 764
Categories: Children and family care, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham standing together for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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People in Rotherham are being encouraged to show their support for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (18 March).

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 March 2016


News ID: 762
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment, People and communities, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Elliot Morgan
Link to CMS

Launch of new Rotherham Together Partnership Action Plan

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New partnership plan focuses on positively changing Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 March 2016


News ID: 761
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

An afternoon with Iby Knill

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Holocaust survivor Iby Knill will speak at a special event at Wickersley School on Wednesday March 30.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 March 2016


News ID: 760
Categories: People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham gets behind clean-up campaign

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People from across Rotherham have come together to hold a series of clean up events across the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 March 2016


News ID: 759
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing, Consultations - Open
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Have your say on children’s surgery and stroke services

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The local NHS is asking for your views on what matters to you when accessing care and treatment for children’s surgery and stroke service.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 March 2016


News ID: 758
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Easter Eggs-citement at Boston Castle

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Come along to Boston Castle this Easter for some eggs-citing activities!

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 March 2016


News ID: 757
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Commissioners 12 month progress report to Government published

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Government appointed Commissioners, led by Sir Derek Myers, have today published a 12 month review of progress since the Government Directions to Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 March 2016


News ID: 756
Categories: Schools and education, Youth support, Schools and colleges, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Rotherham children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

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Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 March 2016


News ID: 755
Categories: Libraries, Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Celebrating British Science Week

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It’s British Science Week from Monday 14 March and Rotherham Libraries is celebrating with activities themed around “Rotherham and Steel.”

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 March 2016


News ID: 754
Categories: Schools and colleges, Council and democracy, Work jobs training and advice, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Rotherham Chief Executive Welcomes Apprentices

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Chief Executive Sharon Kemp takes a young apprentice under her wing to show them the ropes as part of National Apprentice Week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2016


News ID: 753
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Hat Trick for Town Centre Shops

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Rotherham town centre has scored a hat track after being recognised for its diverse mix of independent shops.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2016


News ID: 752
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Hat trick for town centre shops

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Rotherham town centre has scored a hat track after being recognised for its diverse mix of independent shops.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2016


News ID: 751
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Changes to town centre parking fees

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Rotherham shoppers will be able to park longer for less when they visit the town centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 March 2016


News ID: 749
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

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Rotherham United has become the latest organisation to back "Visit Rotherham."

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 March 2016


News ID: 750
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries, Libraries - news and events, Arts and entertainment, Town Centre
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Leading Pianist Performs In Concert At Riverside Library

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Music lovers can enjoy an evening of quality music on the fine Steinway piano when Riverside Library hosts a recital concert with Tim Horton, on Monday 14 March at 7.30 pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 March 2016


News ID: 748
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, Customer services, Benefits and support
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Key Choices property shop is on the move

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Rotherham Council’s Key Choices Service, which provides advice to customers on all housing options as well as support to prevent customers becoming homeless, is moving to Riverside House on 18 March.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 March 2016


News ID: 747
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Alka Walton
Link to CMS

Make One You, change you

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This week marks the launch of ‘One You’, a ground-breaking new campaign from Public Health England.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 March 2016


News ID: 746
Categories: Children and family care, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Rotherham man admits child sex offences

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Rotherham man pleads guilty to two counts of inciting sexual activity with a child, attempted witness intimidation and possession of cannabis.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2016


News ID: 743
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council ratifies economic devolution proposal

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Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 March 2016


News ID: 742
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council ratifies economic devolution proposal for the borough

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Rotherham Council has formally ratified the proposal for the Sheffield City Region economic devolution agreement.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 March 2016


News ID: 745
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice

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Once again thousands of pupils across Rotherham are set to go to their preferred secondary school in September with 99 percent getting a school they want.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 March 2016


News ID: 736
Categories: People and communities, Environmental health, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham backs clean up campaign!

Image

The Council is backing a national clean-up campaign with a series of borough-wide community events and a Town Centre spruce up.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 March 2016


News ID: 741
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Launch of project set to see more local people participate in exercise

Image

Rotherham Council has officially launched their 'Active for Health' research project.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 March 2016


News ID: 740
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Big art for little artists!

Image

Little Picassos and Michaelangelos can come along to Clifton Park Museum this spring for some artistic fun.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 March 2016


News ID: 744
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Bus Partnership sees £7m investment to improve public transport in Rotherham

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A £7m investment in Rotherham’s bus network means there’s never been a better time to visit the town by public transport.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 March 2016


News ID: 739
Categories: Customer services
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Rosie Sobieraj
Link to CMS

Jadu test

Image

Rotherham Council tests Jadu w

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 February 2016


News ID: 737
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Operation Clover verdict - statement from Rotherham Council

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Rotherham Council reacts to today's verdict in the Operation Clover trial.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 February 2016


News ID: 735
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Still time to sign up for the Sport Relief Mile!

Image

There's still time to sign up for this year's Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile!

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 February 2016


News ID: 727
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Show you love your pet and stub out passive smoking

Image

Animal lovers are urged to be aware of the passive smoking risk to pets on Love Your Pet Day.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 February 2016


News ID: 734
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Budget for protecting frontline services 2016

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Rotherham Council has published its budget recommendations for 2016/17.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 February 2016


News ID: 733
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum!

Image

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 February 2016


News ID: 732
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham short breaks facility celebrates good Ofsted report

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Rotherham’s Liberty House, a short breaks facility for children with disabilities and behavioural issues, has received a rating of ‘good’ following an Ofsted inspection last month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 February 2016


News ID: 730
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Kickstart fund will help boost start-up businesses in Rotherham

Image

UK Steel Enterprise has announced the launch of a new fund that will help boost dozens of start-up businesses in Rotherham over the next 12 months.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 February 2016


News ID: 729
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New Thai shop launches in Rotherham

Image

A new shop on High Street is bringing the taste of Thailand to Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 February 2016


News ID: 728
Categories: Schools and education, Libraries, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Anne Frank and You exhibition open to the public

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A thought-provoking exhibition about Anne Frank’s life and times will be open to the public and schools at Rotherham Council’s Riverside Library Gallery from Wednesday 17 February.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 February 2016


News ID: 725
Categories: Leisure and culture, Local history and heritage, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Joanne Ellis
Link to CMS

Heritage Talk To Take Place At Unique Historical Gem

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Visitors can hear more about the unique historical gem Boston Castle and the history of its residents at a specially arranged heritage talk, on Sunday 21 February from 2pm to 3pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 February 2016


News ID: 726
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Fostering team hits the road in Rotherham

Image

Rotherham Council’s Fostering Team and current foster carers will be travelling around the region throughout February, providing information to residents about becoming a foster parent or family.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 February 2016


News ID: 724
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Employment support for armed forces veterans

Image

Rotherham Town Hall will be hosting a free course next month to support Armed Forces veterans in finding a job they want.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 February 2016


News ID: 723
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council welcomes return of some powers

Image

Rotherham Council has today welcomed the return of some of its powers.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 February 2016


News ID: 722
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Contract opportunities for supply chain businesses

Image

Supply chain businesses can find out what contract opportunities are available in the Sheffield City Region at a Yorkshire business event on Thursday 18 February 2016.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 February 2016


News ID: 721
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Dawn's Ink is on the move

Image

Following a move at the beginning of January from the previous shop on Howard Street, Dawn's Ink is now open at 68 Effingham Street.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 February 2016


News ID: 719
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education

Image

More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 February 2016


News ID: 717
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Hard hitting campaign highlights 16 cancers linked to smoking

Image

Rotherham Council is raising awareness of the link between smoking and cancer as part of a regional campaign.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2016


News ID: 716
Categories: Elections - voting
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Remember to register to vote

Image

Rotherham Council is encouraging anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of the National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2016


News ID: 715
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Damien Wilson is new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment

Image

Rotherham Council has appointed its new Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment, the fourth appointment of the authority’s new permanent senior leadership team in 2016.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2016


News ID: 714
Categories: People and communities, Schools and education, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Image

People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2016


News ID: 713
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Help for adults, Children and family care, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue

Image

Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre has proved successful.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2016


News ID: 698
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Monkeys, Muggles, and Wizards in half term fun for families

Image

Monkeys, muggles and wizards will be the theme in a series of events planned to entertain the kids this half term.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2016


News ID: 712
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Music half term courses

Image

This coming half term, 8 to 11 February, Rotherham Music are organising a series of one day courses for string, wind, brass and percussion players.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 February 2016


News ID: 711
Categories: Council and democracy, Young people's organised activities, People and communities, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young people’s chance to have their say!

Image

Young people in Rotherham will be able to get involved in local democracy this month when elections take place for the Youth Parliament.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 February 2016


News ID: 710
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Fly-tipper prosecuted

Image

A man who was found to have dumped waste on the road outside a Rotherham recycling centre has been ordered to pay £190 in fines and court costs.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 February 2016


News ID: 709
Categories: Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Early closure of Maltby Joint Service Centre

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Maltby Customer Service Centre has closed early today following a burst pipe.

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Publication date: 1 February 2016


News ID: 708
Categories: Libraries, Leisure and culture, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Join the search for the Secret Library Book

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Libraries across Rotherham will be celebrating National Libraries Day by enticing people to search for the secret library book on Saturday 6 February.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 February 2016


News ID: 707
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Love is in the air on Valentine’s Day in Rotherham

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For a truly romantic treat, Rotherham residents can bring along a special someone for a Valentine’s Day show at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 February 2016


News ID: 706
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

National award for Tuesday street market

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Rotherham’s Tuesday Street Market is celebrating after winning a national award.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 January 2016


News ID: 704
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Young people in South Yorkshire get creative in a bid to make smoking history for future generations

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Young people from across South Yorkshire have come together to form a campaigning group, which will be known as Youthlight.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 January 2016


News ID: 718
Categories: Health and social care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Launch of ‘ReachOut’ service to tackle child sexual exploitation

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A new service which will support children and young people in Rotherham who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited has been officially launched by Barnardo’s this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 January 2016


News ID: 703
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Safety first for Flanderwell residents

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Residents in Flanderwell were given advice and assistance to help keep themselves and their homes safe at an event this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 January 2016


News ID: 702
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

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Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 January 2016


News ID: 701
Categories: Environmental health, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip Your Dog for Free in Dinnington

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Dog owners can get their dogs chipped free of charge on Monday 8 February.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 January 2016


News ID: 700
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

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A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 January 2016


News ID: 699
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young ambassadors ready for Anne Frank exhibition!

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Young people from schools across Rotherham are getting behind a major new exhibition on the life of Anne Frank.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 January 2016


News ID: 697
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Spell-binding activities in Rotherham Libraries to celebrate Harry Potter Night!

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Some wizard events will be taking place in Rotherham libraries next week to celebrate this year’s Harry Potter Book Night.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 January 2016


News ID: 696
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Town Hall Open Day

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Rotherham’s Town Hall will be throwing open its doors to the public for a fun-filled open day!

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 January 2016


News ID: 695
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Making homes for nature!

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People with learning disabilities from Rotherham have been looking forward to spring by making nest-boxes to donate to a local wetland centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 January 2016


News ID: 694
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Leisure and culture, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

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Rotherham shoppers can continue to benefit from free parking at the Forge Island car park when they visit the Town Centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 January 2016


News ID: 693
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get star struck this weekend!

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Come along to Boston Castle this Saturday 23 January for an evening of star gazing.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 January 2016


News ID: 692
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Secretary of State plans return of some council powers in Rotherham

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The return of some decision-making powers to Rotherham Council moved a step closer today (January 21).

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 January 2016


News ID: 691
Categories: Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

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Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 January 2016


News ID: 690
Categories: Council and democracy, Consultations, Help for adults, Roads, parking and transport, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

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People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save almost £21m from its budget over the next financial year.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 January 2016


News ID: 689
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Cinderella is one of the best attended pantomimes ever

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People who flocked to this year’s pantomime are being thanked for making the show at Rotherham Civic Theatre one of the highest ever selling!

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 January 2016


News ID: 688
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New buses unveiled by First South Yorkshire

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A total of 22 new vehicles have been unveiled in Rotherham following a £5m investment by First South Yorkshire.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 January 2016


News ID: 687
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Childhood memories on display!

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Reminisce about your childhood with Clifton Park Museum’s Toy exhibition in the new Childhood Gallery.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 January 2016


News ID: 686
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

People of Rotherham to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

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The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Rotherham’s Clifton Park.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 January 2016


News ID: 685
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment, Consultations - Open, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Top local leaders make final call for consultation responses

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Sheffield City Region’s top political and business figures are calling on residents and businesses to have their say on a proposed deal which will mean greater power and funding for the local area.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 January 2016


News ID: 684
Categories: Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Holocaust Memorial Day - Don't Stand By

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Rotherham residents and businesses are being invited to join together to commemorate International Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 January 2016


News ID: 683
Categories: Business and investment, Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Chance to "meet the buyer"

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A "meet the buyer" event is being hosted by Rotherham Council on Tuesday 2 February.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 January 2016


News ID: 682
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Over indulged at New Year?

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This New Year, take a month off drinking and see the benefits to your waistline, wallet and general health.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 January 2016


News ID: 681
Categories: Business and investment, Work jobs training and advice, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council Leader welcomes Government steel support

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Rotherham Council's Leader has welcomed the news that Government funding will be made available to support those affected by Tata Steel restructuring and job losses.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 January 2016


News ID: 680
Categories: Consultations, Business and investment, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

LEP Chairman asks business leaders to have their say on devolution

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Business leaders are being urged to support the proposed Devolution Deal for Sheffield City Region.

Full story ...

Publication date: 31 December 2015


News ID: 679
Categories: Environmental health, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your dog for free in Rotherham

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Dog owners can get their pets chipped free of charge on Monday 11 January.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 December 2015


News ID: 678
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Start your new year with a magical panto treat

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Just because the magic of Christmas has come and gone, it doesn't mean that the fun has to stop!

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 December 2015


News ID: 668
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Festive recycling – let’s make it a green New Year!

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Householders are being encouraged to recycle following the Christmas and New Year festivities.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 December 2015


News ID: 677
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Help to quit for Rotherham smokers

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Smokers in Rotherham who are planning to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking are being offered free support to help them achieve a smokefree start to 2016.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 December 2015


News ID: 676
Categories: Refuse - flytipping
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mexborough couple fined for fly tipping

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A Mexborough couple admitted dumping household waste, including two microwave ovens, when they appeared before Rotherham Magistrates Court on Wednesday 16 December.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 December 2015


News ID: 675
Categories: Council and democracy, Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Your chance to get involved!

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Young people aged between 11 and 18 years are being invited to stand for Rotherham in the UK Youth Parliament.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 December 2015


News ID: 674
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Some powers set to return to Rotherham Council

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Rotherham councillors are set to take back some decision-making powers from Commissioners.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 December 2015


News ID: 673
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Christmas at Clifton Park Museum

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Clifton Park Museum has Christmas all wrapped up with craft activities and a wide range of gifts.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 December 2015


News ID: 672
Categories: Homes and property, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Up to £20,000 to help you buy a home

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Up to £20,000 is being offered to Rotherham Council tenants who want to buy their own home under a new Government-backed scheme.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 December 2015


News ID: 671
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Assistant Chief Executive appointed at Rotherham Council

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A new Assistant Chief Executive has been appointed by a Member-led panel at Rotherham Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 December 2015


News ID: 670
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Code Club sessions to launch

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Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 December 2015


News ID: 669
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Steel communities support package

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Rotherham Council is backing a support package for the steel industry which is being put together by Sheffield City Region partners.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 December 2015


News ID: 667
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chief Social Worker for Adults meets Rotherham Council staff

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The Chief Social Worker for Adults, Lyn Romeo, visited Rotherham to meet with council staff, service users and carers and share views on the future of adult social work.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 December 2015


News ID: 666
Categories: Homes and property, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Environmental health, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Selective Licensing scheme targets rogue landlords

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Tenants are starting to see improvements to their homes as Rotherham Council moves forward with its Selective Licensing scheme.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 December 2015


News ID: 665
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mentor Martyn nets top award for supporting local businesses

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A business advisor with the Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been named as Enterprise Coach and Mentor of the Year.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 December 2015


News ID: 664
Categories: Business and investment, Schools and education, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

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Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 December 2015


News ID: 663
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New look Advisory Cabinet announced

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A new-look Advisory Cabinet has been announced by Rotherham Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 December 2015


News ID: 662
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Budding business owners take advantage of free advice

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Aspiring business owners took advantage of free drop-in sessions during last week’s Small Business Saturday (5 December).

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 December 2015


News ID: 661
Categories: Children and family care, Help for adults, Business and investment, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Long-term support services to help victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation

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More support services for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation are being commissioned over the next three years, as part of longer-term plans which have been agreed by Rotherham Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 December 2015


News ID: 660
Categories: Leisure and culture, Children and family care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Relaxed and signed performances of Cinderella

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A ‘signed and relaxed’ performance of ‘Cinderella’ will be staged at the Civic Theatre at 11am on Tuesday 22 December with an additional ‘signed’ performance on Saturday 2 January 2016 at 6.30pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 December 2015


News ID: 659
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in South Yorkshire

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The UK’S first Tram Train will be unveiled by Transport Minister Andrew Jones together with the Tram Train project team at an official event in Sheffield today (Thursday 10 December).

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 December 2015


News ID: 658
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young Musicians Raise Funds

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Young musicians from across Rotherham rounded off the autumn term at the Rotherham Music Service's annual Christmas Concert at the Rotherham Minster.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 December 2015


News ID: 657
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation

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Two powerful theatre in education productions on the theme of child sexual exploitation are touring secondary schools across Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 December 2015


News ID: 635
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Christmas Music at Riverside

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Musically-talented youngsters from across Rotherham will be rounding off the school year with two performances this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 December 2015


News ID: 656
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Panto cast says ‘Happy Christmas’

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The stars of Rotherham’s pantomime are spreading festive magic by wishing everyone a Happy Christmas.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 December 2015


News ID: 641
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Christmas family fun!

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Christmas is coming to Clifton Park Museum, with snowman themed activities for youngsters.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 December 2015


News ID: 655
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Dickensian Christmas event, Saturday 5 December – programme update

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People are advised that some elements of today’s Dickensian Christmas event in Rotherham have unfortunately had to be cancelled for safety reasons, due to strong winds.

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Publication date: 5 December 2015


News ID: 654
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Warning of strong winds

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A warning of strong winds has been issued for the weekend.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 December 2015


News ID: 653
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Big hearted support for the Food for People in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2015

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Food for People in Crisis, FareShare Yorkshire and volunteers have sorted nearly half a tonne of food and toiletry donations thanks to the people of Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 December 2015


News ID: 652
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Residents and businesses asked for views on Devolution Deal

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Residents and businesses are invite to have their say and get involved in the debate on the in-principle Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal with the Government.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 December 2015


News ID: 651
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Real Reindeer return to Rotherham for a magical family treat

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Rotherham Town Centre once again hosts this family favourite, giving young and old a chance to see some real reindeer and - of course - Santa!

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 December 2015


News ID: 650
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Christmas and New Year changes to waste collection days

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You've ordered the turkey and started on your Christmas shopping, but don’t forget to make a note of changes to your bin collections over the festive season!

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 December 2015


News ID: 649
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and social care, Children and family care, Help for adults, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue

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Another five prosecutions by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre have proved successful.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 December 2015


News ID: 648
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have you had your flu jab?

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People who are eligible for a free flu vaccination are being urged not to delay – but to contact their GP surgery as soon as possible.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 December 2015


News ID: 647
Categories: Schools and education, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time

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Schoolchildren from Rotherham put their communication skills to good use last week when they visited the Town Hall for a question and answer session in the Council Chamber.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 December 2015


News ID: 646
Categories: Children and family care, Consultations, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Proposed consultation on the future of Rotherham children’s home

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A consultation about the future of a Rotherham children’s home could begin next month, as part of the council’s ongoing review of children’s residential care services.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 December 2015


News ID: 645
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New appointment at Rotherham Council

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A Member-led panel at Rotherham Council has appointed a new Assistant Director of Legal Services.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 December 2015


News ID: 644
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s High Street is the best in Britain – official!

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Rotherham town centre is celebrating today after beating off stiff competition to win the best town category in the Great British High Street competition.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 November 2015


News ID: 643
Categories: People and communities, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Appeal for more snow wardens

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Rotherham Council is stepping up its appeal for more volunteer snow wardens.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 November 2015


News ID: 642
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Kick start Christmas with a Santa cycle ride in Clifton Park

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On Sunday 6 December, Rotherham’s Clifton Park will be full of cycling Santas and riding reindeers taking part in a family friendly Sky Ride Local around the park.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 November 2015


News ID: 640
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Come to Wath for the big switch on!

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There will be fun for all the family at Wath-upon-Dearne’s big Christmas lights switch on on Thursday December 3 from 4 pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 November 2015


News ID: 639
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

What the Dickens! Rotherham travels back in time this December

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Rotherham Town Centre will take a step back in time over the festive period with a day of Dickensian merriment for the whole family.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 November 2015


News ID: 638
Categories: Leisure and culture, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

History of ceramics brought to life by Yorkshire artist

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Yorkshire artist Adele Howitt will be visiting Swinton Library in Rotherham to share her unique skills in a hands-on workshop on 3 December between 11 am-1 pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 November 2015


News ID: 637
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Thinking of Starting a Business? Don’t know where to start? Why Not Take Advantage of Small Business Saturday?

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Aspiring business owners and existing entrepreneurs can benefit from free drop-in sessions next month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 November 2015


News ID: 636
Categories: Business and investment, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Magna and Rotherham Council look to the future

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The Leader of Rotherham Council, in response to recent media speculation, has today confirmed that the Council will be looking to restructure the debt currently owed by Magna.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 November 2015


News ID: 634
Categories: Business and investment, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

South Korean Start-ups Primed for Success

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The first teams of entrepreneurs have completed the Y-Accelerator programme in the Sheffield City Region.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 November 2015


News ID: 633
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham tunes up for ‘A Magical Musical Christmas’

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Rotherham town centre comes alive with sound of music this month with lots of great entertainment and family fun too!

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 November 2015


News ID: 632
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bear faced bassoonery!

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The UK’s leading bassoon soloist will play two free concerts in Rotherham on Thursday 19 November.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 November 2015


News ID: 631
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Let’s celebrate local government together! Rotherham Council is taking part in #OurDay

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Rotherham Council will be supporting the national #OurDay tweetathon on Wednesday 18 November.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 November 2015


News ID: 630
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Craft Corner on the move!

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Another popular town centre business has moved to new premises.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 November 2015


News ID: 629
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Launch of Christmas Toy Appeal 2015

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Rotherham Council is aiming to bring some Christmas cheer to the borough with the launch of its annual Christmas Toy Appeal, to provide toys for Rotherham families in need.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 November 2015


News ID: 628
Categories: Roads, highways and pavements, Roads - flooding - drains and gullies, Emergencies - severe weather warnings
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Weather Warning

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The Council's drainage teams will be on standby following a "yellow warning" of heavy rain for the weekend.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 November 2015


News ID: 627
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Countdown to panto time in Rotherham!

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Rotherham residents are being invited to get in the festive spirit and book their panto place, as the stars of this year’s show prepare to take centre stage!

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Publication date: 13 November 2015


News ID: 626
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham announces preferred candidate for Chief Exec role

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A selection panel at Rotherham Council has announced the preferred candidate for the role of the organisation’s new Chief Executive.

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Publication date: 12 November 2015


News ID: 611
Categories: Safety
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Women walk to "reclaim the night"

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Women in Rotherham are being invited to walk through the town centre this Saturday to “Reclaim the Night” and “Reclaim the Streets.”

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Publication date: 12 November 2015


News ID: 625
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free parking is back for the festive season!

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Rotherham shoppers can once again benefit from FREE parking on Saturdays and Sundays in all council-run on-street bays and off-street car parks in the run up to Christmas.

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Publication date: 12 November 2015


News ID: 624
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Could you be a hero?

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A new campaign to encourage more Rotherham residents to ‘Be A Hero’ by becoming foster carers has been launched.

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Publication date: 11 November 2015


News ID: 623
Categories: Environment and planning, Roads, parking and transport, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham man prosecuted for fly tipping offence

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A man was fined £750 and ordered to pay £634.86 in costs after pleading guilty to a fly tipping offence when he appeared at Rotherham Magistrates Court on Wednesday 4 November.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 November 2015


News ID: 622
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Road scheme completed ahead of time

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A complex and technically challenging scheme of engineering work to Old Flatts Bridge which carries the A630 Sheffield Parkway has been completed four weeks ahead of time and well within budget.

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Publication date: 11 November 2015


News ID: 621
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Help for adults, Benefits and support, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Invitation to carers’ workshop

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Rotherham Council and partner organisations are celebrating Carers Rights Day by holding a special Carers’ Workshop on Friday 20 November from 10.30 am until 1.30 pm.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 November 2015


News ID: 620
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s regeneration team nominated for three awards

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The Rotherham Investment and Development Office (RiDO) has been short-listed for three national awards recognising its commitment to supporting local businesses.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 November 2015


News ID: 619
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

First tenants move into newly built council homes

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The first tenants have moved into four new Council homes built in Bramley.

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Publication date: 6 November 2015


News ID: 618
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Woodman Christmas lights switch-on

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Visitors travelling into Swinton may be lucky enough to see the Woodman roundabout’s Christmas tree and lights switch-on next week.

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Publication date: 6 November 2015


News ID: 617
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Chair for Rotherham Safeguarding Children Board

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A former national adviser on children’s services has been appointed as the new Chair of the Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

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Publication date: 5 November 2015


News ID: 616
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

High Sheriff to visit Rotherham’s “Base” locations

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South Yorkshire’s High Sheriff, John Holt, is to visit two of Rotherham’s support centres for victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

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Publication date: 4 November 2015


News ID: 615
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries, Schools and education, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Major Anne Frank exhibition coming to Riverside House

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An interactive exhibition on the life of Anne Frank is coming to Riverside House this week.

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Publication date: 4 November 2015


News ID: 614
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New waste collection calendars are on their way

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New waste calendars showing when Rotherham Council’s bin and recycling collections will take place over the next 12 months are to be sent to all households this month.

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Publication date: 4 November 2015


News ID: 613
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Local Rotherham companies give a warm welcome to South Korean businesses

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An innovative programme to attract new business start-ups from South Korea has been championed by local Rotherham firms.

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Publication date: 4 November 2015


News ID: 612
Categories: Museums and galleries, Libraries, People and communities, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

What will you discover during Explore Your Archive Week?

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Rotherham residents are invited to explore the fascinating views of local people who lived through wars from Napoleonic times through to the Second World War.

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Publication date: 4 November 2015


News ID: 610
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Remembrance Day parade and service

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Rotherham will remember its fallen this weekend with the annual service and wreath-laying ceremony in the town centre.

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Publication date: 3 November 2015


News ID: 609
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Messy play for little ones at Boston Castle

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Toddlers can come and get their hands dirty at a fun event being held at Boston Castle next week.

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Publication date: 3 November 2015


News ID: 608
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New ‘50s themed ice-cream parlour and children’s soft play centre

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Visitors to Thrybergh County Park are invited to step back in time and swing by its newly-opened ‘50s themed ice-cream parlour and children’s soft play centre.

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Publication date: 2 November 2015


News ID: 607
Categories: Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire councils launch campaign to tackle illegal tobacco

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Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster councils have joined forces to launch a campaign to stop children and young people accessing cheap and illegal cigarettes on the black market.

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Publication date: 29 October 2015


News ID: 606
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.

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Publication date: 29 October 2015


News ID: 605
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Aston Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading quality scheme

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Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, managed by Places for People Leisure in partnership with Rotherham Council, has been recognised for its excellent services.

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Publication date: 28 October 2015


News ID: 604
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nichola Simpson
Link to CMS

Rotherham Lights up for the Festive Season

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Rotherham town centre will be given a touch of the X Factor for its annual Christmas Lights Switch-on event.

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Publication date: 23 October 2015


News ID: 603
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nichola Simpson
Link to CMS

US Mayor visits Rotherham and Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park

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The Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, USA visited the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Catcliffe, Rotherham on Wednesday 21 October.

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Publication date: 23 October 2015


News ID: 602
Categories: Council and democracy, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Child Mayor takes on official duties

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Now in its 25th year, Rotherham’s unique tradition of having a ‘Little Mayor for the Day’ returns at the end of the month.

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Publication date: 22 October 2015


News ID: 601
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Please help those in need this Christmas

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Rotherham Council is backing an appeal to help people in crisis this Christmas.

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Publication date: 21 October 2015


News ID: 600
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Advice and benefits, Help for adults, Children and family care, Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue

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Another two prosecutions by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre have proved successful.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 October 2015


News ID: 599
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

What’s on at Boston Castle and Clifton Park Museum

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There’s something for all ages at Rotherham’s Boston Castle and Clifton Park Museum over the coming weeks.

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Publication date: 20 October 2015


News ID: 598
Categories: Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

National Shared Lives week

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Rotherham Council’s Adult Social Care Services has launched a new video as it joins in National Shared Lives Week, which started on Saturday 17 October.

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Publication date: 19 October 2015


News ID: 597
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

It’s National Adoption Week

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Rotherham Council is fully supporting National Adoption Week and has organised three events to provide potential parents with the information they need.

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Publication date: 19 October 2015


News ID: 596
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Consultations, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Thank you, says Council Leader as Views From Rotherham report is published

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Rotherham Council Leader Cllr Chris Read has extended a ‘big thank you’ to over 1,800 residents and workers who gave their time to take part in this summer’s Views from Rotherham consultation.

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Publication date: 16 October 2015


News ID: 595
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Codebreakers - the story of Enigma

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One of the most fascinating stories of World War Two is the subject of an illustrated talk at Rotherham’s Civic Theatre on Tuesday.

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Publication date: 16 October 2015


News ID: 594
Categories: Environmental health, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your dog for free at Maltby

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Dog owners can get their pets chipped free of charge this week.

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Publication date: 15 October 2015


News ID: 593
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rare chance to potter around the kiln!

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Local people are being given a rare chance to step inside the historic Waterloo Kiln at Swinton on Saturday 24 October.

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Publication date: 13 October 2015


News ID: 592
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Simpson collection arrives at York and Lancaster Museum

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Medals and memorabilia belonging to a significant First World War soldier will go on display at the York and Lancaster Regimental Museum next year.

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Publication date: 13 October 2015


News ID: 591
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Spooky fun at Ulley Country Park!

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Saturday October 31 sees the return of the much loved and anticipated Hallowe’en event at “terrifying” Ulley Country Park.

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Publication date: 12 October 2015


News ID: 590
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Green light for £5m investment in Rotherham’s roads

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A £5million capital investment by Rotherham Council to repair the borough’s roads and potholes over the next two years is well underway, with over half of the identified sites already completed.

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Publication date: 9 October 2015


News ID: 589
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Advice and benefits, Libraries, Customer services, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham is Making Life Easier with Get Online Week!

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The internet can make life easier in ways both big and small - and it can be much simpler than you think!

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Publication date: 9 October 2015


News ID: 588
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Special treatment for Rotherham’s wild flower meadows

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The eight mile stretch of verges along Rotherham’s main central reservation is to be cut over the next two weeks in preparation for next year’s wildflower display.

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Publication date: 9 October 2015


News ID: 587
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Winter suspension of green waste collections

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Rotherham householders are being reminded that the kerbside collection of garden waste will be suspended for the winter period from the end of the month.

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Publication date: 7 October 2015


News ID: 586
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Open Week celebrates talented young musicians

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Young musicians from across Rotherham will be showcasing their musical abilities during the Rotherham Music Services Open Week starting Monday October 12.

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Publication date: 6 October 2015


News ID: 585
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture, People and communities, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham needs your vote as local high streets battle to be Britain’s best

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Rotherham has been named as one of the country’s best high streets by being shortlisted in the annual Great British High Street competition.

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Publication date: 2 October 2015


News ID: 584
Categories: Council and democracy, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Devolution passes new milestone in Rotherham

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Council leaders from the Sheffield City Region met with Chancellor George Osborne at Rotherham's Advanced Manufacturing Park today to announce a proposed agreement on the way forward for devolution.

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Publication date: 2 October 2015


News ID: 583
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Roads, parking and transport, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Eastwood couple arrested and convicted for fly tipping offences

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An Eastwood couple face penalties totalling over £600 after Rotherham Council referred the case to Rotherham Magistrates Court on 15 September.

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Publication date: 1 October 2015


News ID: 582
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Time to care for yourself – get the jab!

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Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter.

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Publication date: 1 October 2015


News ID: 581
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Top Rotherham exporters reveal secrets of their success

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Three of Rotherham’s leading exporters are set to share their export journey, offer their insights and reveal their top tips for local businesses looking to break into international trade this month.

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Publication date: 30 September 2015


News ID: 580
Categories: Leisure and culture, Work jobs training and advice, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham joins the cycling revolution

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Rotherham is getting ready to entice more people into cycling after securing funding to provide a fleet of 70 new electric bikes in a Government competition.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 September 2015


News ID: 579
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Stoptober and smoking ban backed throughout South Yorkshire

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Smokers across South Yorkshire are being encouraged to quit the habit, as Stoptober launches and new legislation comes into force.

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Publication date: 25 September 2015


News ID: 578
Categories: People and communities, Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Garden Competition a blooming success!

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This year’s Rotherham Garden Competition has been hailed a blooming success with new categories attracting more entries.

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Publication date: 24 September 2015


News ID: 577
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your dog for free at Mowbray Gardens

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Dog owners can get their pets chipped free of charge next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 September 2015


News ID: 576
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Heart of Steel lighting ceremony

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To celebrate World Heart Day on Tuesday 29 September, Rotherham will light up, for the very first time, the Rotherham Heart of Steel sculpture.

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Publication date: 23 September 2015


News ID: 564
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New exhibition commemorates Gallipoli

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A new exhibition at Clifton Park Museum is marking 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

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Publication date: 18 September 2015


News ID: 575
Categories: People and communities, Consultations, Community advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have your say on Maltby

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Residents are being invited to put forward questions to a panel of leading decision makers and influencers at a ‘Maltby Question Time’ event.

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Publication date: 16 September 2015


News ID: 574
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New school opens its doors to pupils

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Rotherham’s first primary school to be built in 30 years has welcomed its first 70 pupils through its doors.

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Publication date: 16 September 2015


News ID: 573
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Winter opening hours for Household Waste Recycling Centres

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

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Publication date: 16 September 2015


News ID: 572
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Exclusive Mirrors celebrates Superfast Broadband connection

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One of the UK's largest online mirrors stores will be one of the first companies in South Yorkshire to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband deployed by Superfast South Yorkshire.

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Publication date: 14 September 2015


News ID: 571
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Business Leaders – Rotherham Needs You

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Local business leaders who have helped to grow Rotherham’s economy are being sought to join a new team that will take Rotherham forward with its plans for a strong, vibrant and successful local economy.

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Publication date: 14 September 2015


News ID: 570
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Caught on camera – flytippers prosecuted

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Surveillance equipment used by Rotherham Council has helped secure three successful fly-tipping prosecutions.

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Publication date: 14 September 2015


News ID: 569
Categories: Environment and planning, Homes and property, Business and investment, Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Earmarked sites listed in Rotherham's local plan

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The sites earmarked for new homes, industrial and retail space in Rotherham will be put forward for council approval for consultation at the next Council meeting (16 September).

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Publication date: 14 September 2015


News ID: 568
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Responding to the statement issued by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner in relation to protests

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The Leader of the Council and Commissioner Mary Ney have issued statements relating to those issued by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday.

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Publication date: 11 September 2015


News ID: 557
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Countdown to the big event!

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Fun and entertainment for all the family will be on offer when the Rotherham Show returns to Clifton Park this weekend (September 12 and 13).

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Publication date: 10 September 2015


News ID: 567
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham entrepreneurs offered free training and support

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Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups can now take advantage of free training and support in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 10 September 2015


News ID: 566
Categories: People and communities, Homes and property, Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Residents urged to be gas safe

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Rotherham Council and Willmott Dixon will be hitting the streets to promote gas safety as part of Gas Safety Week (14 to 20 September).

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Publication date: 10 September 2015


News ID: 565
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Family sports day by the lake

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Families from across the borough are being invited to get ready, get set and go at a family sports day on Saturday 19 September between 11 am - 3 pm.

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Publication date: 10 September 2015


News ID: 563
Categories: Business and investment, Planning and regeneration, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Land sale agreed for family theme park

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A well-known family theme park is on track to open, adjacent to Rother Valley Country Park.

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Publication date: 9 September 2015


News ID: 562
Categories: People and communities, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham pays tribute to the casualties of WW2

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A new war memorial in Rotherham has been officially dedicated at an open, public service on Wednesday 16 September.

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Publication date: 7 September 2015


News ID: 555
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Shopping with a Continental Flavour

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From Italian olives to Spanish churros, there’s a chance to taste a flavour of abroad when the popular Continental Market returns to Rotherham Town Centre.

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Publication date: 7 September 2015


News ID: 561
Categories: Business and investment, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Health store relaunches

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A Rotherham health store that launched with support from the Council is re-branding with a promise to offer shoppers even better value!

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Publication date: 7 September 2015


News ID: 559
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge Abuse Prosecutions Continue

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Another three prosecutions by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre have proved successful.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 September 2015


News ID: 558
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Popular butchers is on the move!

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Popular Rotherham butchers, Andrew’s, is on the move to pastures new!

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Publication date: 2 September 2015


News ID: 556
Categories: People and communities, Work jobs training and advice, Children and family care, Help for adults, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Daisy Chain project aims to forge community links

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People with learning disabilities are taking part in an innovative new project to gain valuable employment skills as well as giving back to the local community and supporting families.

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Publication date: 2 September 2015


News ID: 553
Categories: Council and democracy, Customer services
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New-look website

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Visitors to the Council's website will see a new refreshed look – and an easier way to access news and information in one place – following a revamp of the site.

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Publication date: 28 August 2015


News ID: 554
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bank Holiday Waste Collections

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Bin and recycling collections will operate as normal on Monday 31 August 2015, in line with the previous Bank Holidays.

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Publication date: 28 August 2015


News ID: 552
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham GCSE results

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Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).

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Publication date: 20 August 2015


News ID: 551
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Meet your Ride Leader!

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Sky Ride Local rides are guided bike rides offering opportunities to anyone who would like to cycle with a group along scenic planned routes.

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Publication date: 19 August 2015


News ID: 550
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Horticultural and automotive fun at the Rotherham Show

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The Rotherham Show returns in September with a colourful array of arts and crafts, automotive dreams, beauty, passion, excitement and creativity.

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Publication date: 19 August 2015


News ID: 549
Categories: Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Smoking in cars containing children to become illegal

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South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative is urging motorists in the region to keep their vehicles smokefree, ahead of the introduction of the new Smokefree Cars law.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 August 2015


News ID: 548
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham's Panto launches!

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Rotherham’s pantomime for the 2015 festive season is set to officially launch at a local beauty spot.

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Publication date: 19 August 2015


News ID: 547
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham A-Level results

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Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.

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Publication date: 13 August 2015


News ID: 546
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Cool-off with even more water at Clifton Park!

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Looking for somewhere to cool-off during the school holidays - then why not try Rotherham's award-winning Clifton Park?

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Publication date: 12 August 2015


News ID: 545
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture, Libraries, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s Imagination Library to finish February 2016

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Following on from an announcement earlier this year, Rotherham Council has agreed to end its Imagination Library book-gifting service which costs up to £400k a year to run.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 August 2015


News ID: 544
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge abuse prosecutions continue in Rotherham

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Three more people have been prosecuted for 'blue badge misuse' in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 11 August 2015


News ID: 543
Categories: Crime prevention
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Help shape the future of policing in South Yorkshire

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Applications are being sought for a new member of the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel.

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Publication date: 11 August 2015


News ID: 542
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Korean investment in Rotherham

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Five South Korean companies are launching into the UK as an immediate result of a business delegation to Yorkshire.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 August 2015


News ID: 541
Categories: Leisure and culture, Business and investment, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham getting excited for the big show!

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The Rotherham Show will be returning to Clifton Park this September for another 48 hours of fun and entertainment.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 August 2015


News ID: 540
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your dog for free at Wath

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Dog owners can get their dogs chipped free of charge this week.

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Publication date: 10 August 2015


News ID: 539
Categories: Schools and education, Help for adults, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Top of the league for adult learners

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Over a hundred adult learners and their families attended an annual awards and celebration event at Rotherham Civic Theatre, with special guest presenter Howard Webb, MBE.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 August 2015


News ID: 538
Categories: Regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New Korean investment in Rotherham

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Five South Korean companies are launching into the UK as an immediate result of a business delegation to Yorkshire.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 August 2015


News ID: 537
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Table tennis fun in All Saints' Square

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The ever-popular sport of table tennis is set to bring a 'Slice of Summer Fun' to Rotherham town centre later this month.

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Publication date: 6 August 2015


News ID: 536
Categories: Sports, clubs and centres
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Titans open at Herringthorpe

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Rotherham Rugby Club's first game of the season is to be played on the town's Herringthorpe playing fields.

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Publication date: 6 August 2015


News ID: 535
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Watch your waste - dispose of it correctly!

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Rotherham residents are being warned to be careful in how they dispose of their waste after a man was ordered to pay over £4,000 after being prosecuted for running an illegal waste business.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 August 2015


News ID: 533
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New generation help Rotherham company thrive

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Three company directors who attended high schools across Rotherham are now passing on their skills and experience to the next generation of school leavers.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 August 2015


News ID: 534
Categories: Children and family care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

£3.1 million to help victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

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Children and young people in South Yorkshire who have been or who are at risk of being sexually exploited will be getting more support, thanks to a £3.1 million injection of partnership funding.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 August 2015


News ID: 532
Categories: Leisure and culture, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Sit back and enjoy the show

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The many thousands of people who enjoy performances at Rotherham's Civic Theatre can expect a fresh experience when new seating is gradually installed over the coming weeks.

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Publication date: 31 July 2015


News ID: 531
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New retail concept continues to Pop-Up in Rotherham

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Retail opportunities are set to grow in Rotherham Town Centre, thanks to the addition of two new pop-up shops.

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Publication date: 31 July 2015


News ID: 530
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

There’s still time to sign up for the Record Breakers Summer Reading Challenge

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Over 1,000 children across Rotherham are taking on the challenge!

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 July 2015


News ID: 529
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Superfast South Yorkshire gives people even more reason to celebrate Yorkshire Day!

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Dinnington is the first location in the borough to benefit from the multi million pound Superfast South Yorkshire programme as high-speed fibre broadband arrived five months ahead of schedule.

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Publication date: 30 July 2015


News ID: 528
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Sky Rides are back for 2015!

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Rotherham’s new world record breaker Richard Nutt has jumped on his bike to launch a series of guided bike rides across the borough.

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Publication date: 29 July 2015


News ID: 527
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Councillors, democracy and elections, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New campaign seeks a new generation of councillors in Rotherham

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A campaign to find a new generation of councillors with a commitment to represent local residents and a passion for change has been launched in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 28 July 2015


News ID: 526
Categories: Leisure and culture, Environment and planning, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Clifton Park named as one of the best in Britain

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The beautiful Clifton Park in Rotherham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official.

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Publication date: 24 July 2015


News ID: 525
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and social care, Advice and benefits, Children and family care, Help for adults, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Blue badge abuse prosecutions continue

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Another prosecution by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham town centre has proved successful.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 July 2015


News ID: 524
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham on top of school places

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Good news for parents across Rotherham - long term planning by the local authority to provide future school places is paying off.

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Publication date: 23 July 2015


News ID: 523
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

The Global Big Latch On

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Mums across Rotherham will once again be blowing the trumpet for breastfeeding next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 July 2015


News ID: 522
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham libraries aim to break records this summer!

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Young people across Rotherham are being reminded that this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is now open.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 July 2015


News ID: 521
Categories: Events, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Slices of summer fun come to Rotherham

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Fun-packed days of summer entertainment for all the family are set to hit Rotherham over the coming weeks.

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Publication date: 22 July 2015


News ID: 520
Categories: Museums and galleries, People and communities, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s glass history comes into focus

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Visitors can discover the history of glass making in Rotherham and the Dearne Valley thanks to a new exhibition.

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Publication date: 22 July 2015


News ID: 519
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Greencore achieves the Workplace Wellbeing Charter

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Greencore Prepared Meals is the first business in Rotherham to achieve the Workplace Wellbeing Charter, a national standard that demonstrates employers’ commitment to workplace health and wellbeing.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 July 2015


News ID: 518
Categories: Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Have your say on the future of Rotherham

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More local people are being encouraged to put forward their views about Rotherham – what’s good, bad and what needs to change – in an extensive consultation which will shape the future of the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 July 2015


News ID: 517
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Celebrate all things cycling at Clifton Park

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Oil your curiosity about all things cycling at Clifton Park this week with a fun family bike day on Saturday July 18.

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Publication date: 15 July 2015


News ID: 516
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New website launched to help mental health issues

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A new website has been launched which will help young people deal with emotional health and wellbeing issues.

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Publication date: 13 July 2015


News ID: 515
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham town centre road improvement scheme official opening

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The road improvement scheme for the A630 in Rotherham town centre has reached completion.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 July 2015


News ID: 514
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Triumphant win for Rotherham Schools' brass band

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The Rotherham Schools’ Youth Brass Band (RSYBB) topped the charts with a double-whammy win at this year’s Whiston Festival of Brass.

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Publication date: 10 July 2015


News ID: 503
Categories: Advice and benefits, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Service disruption at Riverside House

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A full licensing service is again available at Riverside House following the recent water leak.

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Publication date: 10 July 2015


News ID: 513
Categories: Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New farm opens at Rother Valley Country Park

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If you go down to Rother Valley Country Park today - you will be in for a big surprise as you discover a family of four-legged friends settling into their new homes.

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Publication date: 10 July 2015


News ID: 512
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Roadworks at Aughton - delays expected

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Motorists travelling via Aston/Aughton/Swallownest are being warned that emergency electricity works are taking place at the A618 Main Street, Aughton, close to the junction with Treeton Lane.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 July 2015


News ID: 511
Categories: People and communities, Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New taxi licensing policy agreed

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Commissioner Mary Ney, who has responsibility for the Council’s licensing function, has agreed a new taxi licensing Policy.

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Publication date: 8 July 2015


News ID: 510
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Maltby Leisure Centre wins Leisure Centre of the Year Award

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Rotherham Council’s leisure facility Maltby Leisure Centre has been named ‘Leisure Centre of the Year’ in the prestigious UK Active Flame fitness industry awards.

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Publication date: 7 July 2015


News ID: 509
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

‘Carnson House’ offers crucial lifeline for Rotherham residents

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A new centre that aims to make a significant contribution to the long term recovery of people from alcohol and drug addiction has opened in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 July 2015


News ID: 508
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham's Tuesday street market just gets bigger

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The Mayor of Rotherham took a shopping trip this week to see for herself the town's bigger and better popular Tuesday street market.

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Publication date: 3 July 2015


News ID: 507
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Roads, parking and transport, Environment and planning, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Fly tipper brought to justice

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A Rotherham Council tenant has been prosecuted and fined £1,000 for failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 July 2015


News ID: 506
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bluetree branches out

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A long-standing Rotherham printing business, which has recently branched out into larger premises, is now on the search for more staff.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 June 2015


News ID: 505
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

In it Together in Rotherham

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Special education needs and disabilities (SEND) will be at the core of a special anniversary in Rotherham this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 June 2015


News ID: 504
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Heatwave is on the way

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Rotherham residents are being told to prepare for a heatwave over the coming days, according to Met Office forecasts.*

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 June 2015


News ID: 502
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Your views on Rotherham's roads

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The public’s views on Rotherham's highways and transport services are once again being sought as part of a national survey.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 June 2015


News ID: 501
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

"Heart of Steel" sculpture unveiled in Rotherham town centre

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As the ambitious “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project edges ever closer, a big piece of the project is set to bring a lot of heart to Rotherham town centre.

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Publication date: 25 June 2015


News ID: 500
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Flying the flag for Rotherham's community superheroes!

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Rotherham’s very own superheroes have flown in to celebrate and promote the role of fostering in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 23 June 2015


News ID: 499
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Landmark agreement on the road to devolution

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Leaders from the public and private sectors have taken a vital step on the road to devolution.

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Publication date: 22 June 2015


News ID: 498
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Considering a career in care?

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For those interested in finding out about working in the adult social care sector, a dedicated Jobs Fair will be held in Rotherham on Tuesday 30 June.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 June 2015


News ID: 497
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Art work winner unveiled in Rotherham

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A young Rotherham artist is to have their work hung in Westminster.

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Publication date: 19 June 2015


News ID: 496
Categories: Social care and support
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Deafblind Awareness Week

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The difficulties of being both deaf and blind will be highlighted in Rotherham next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 June 2015


News ID: 495
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Summer Prom concert in Rotherham

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Musically-talented youngsters across Rotherham are rounding off the school year with a Summer Prom concert.

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Publication date: 19 June 2015


News ID: 494
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham becomes a "Base" to tackle CSE

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Clifton Learning Partnership’s premises at Eastwood Village Community Centre is now one of a number of "Base" locations in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 18 June 2015


News ID: 493
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

The Vintage Hop rocks back into Rotherham

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After the huge success of last November's Vintage Hop the town will rock again on Saturday 11 July as nostalgia hits the streets for a 40s and 50s themed day of music, dance, shopping and attractions.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 June 2015


News ID: 492
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Dads urged to be positive role models this Father's Day

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Dads in Rotherham are being urged to give a gift of their own this Father’s Day, following new research by public health experts.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 June 2015


News ID: 491
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Armed Forces Day returns to Rotherham

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Rotherham is set to honour the Armed Forces with a very special parade.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 June 2015


News ID: 490
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rhythm of the Dance steps into Rotherham

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Rotherham audiences will get the chance to see one of the most amazing and breathtaking Irish dancing shows next month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 June 2015


News ID: 489
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Panto star set to get Rotherham in the mood for dancing!

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Rotherham Theatres are proud to announce the star of the 2015 pantomime, Cinderella.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 June 2015


News ID: 488
Categories: Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Music equipment forfeited

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A former Rotherham man has permanently lost his audio and television equipment after the Council successfully applied to the magistrates court for a 'forfeiture order.'

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 June 2015


News ID: 487
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

More Blue Badge prosecutions in Rotherham

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Two more motorists have been prosecuted by Rotherham Council for blue badge misuse in Rotherham Town Centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 June 2015


News ID: 486
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham High Street celebrates

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One of Rotherham's most impressive restoration projects got the official seal of approval this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 June 2015


News ID: 485
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Themed summer treats in store for Rotherham

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A whole host of themed events will take place in Rotherham town centre this summer.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 June 2015


News ID: 484
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

£1.65 million investment to help extend fostering service in Rotherham

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Rotherham Council has approved a £1.65 million investment for the homes of foster carers and adopters.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 June 2015


News ID: 483
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Grin and Tonic Comedy Club returns to Rotherham

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Looking for a laugh? Then be aware that the Grin and Tonic Comedy Club returns to Rotherham on Friday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 June 2015


News ID: 482
Categories: Fostering
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

All aboard for Foster Care Fortnight

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Potential foster carers are being invited to find out more about becoming a foster carer as Foster Care Fortnight comes to Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 June 2015


News ID: 481
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Abbey on the up!

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A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 June 2015


News ID: 480
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get your youngsters into the swing of reading at Rotherham libraries

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Get your youngsters into the reading habit this summer by attending one of the special jungle-themed Rhymetime sessions at Rotherham's Libraries!

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 June 2015


News ID: 479
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Apply for places at new Eastwood Village Primary School

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Building work is well under way on Rotherham's new primary school and parents are being reminded that applications for places can now be made.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 June 2015


News ID: 478
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham receives boost to encourage more people to get moving

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Hundreds of people in Rotherham are set to transform their lives thanks to a £500k* investment from National Lottery delivered by Sport England.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 June 2015


News ID: 477
Categories: Homes and property, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire and Humber Building Excellence Awards

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Several new buildings across Rotherham, including houses and a school, have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

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Publication date: 1 June 2015


News ID: 476
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham uses new powers on anti-social behaviour

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New powers geared to tackling noise and disorder were used in Rotherham for the first time last month when council and police officers were called to a local flat.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 June 2015


News ID: 475
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

'Be entertained' at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

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Hollyoaks star Tom Vaughan will be bringing the music and showmanship of Robbie Williams to the Rotherham Civic Theatre next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 June 2015


News ID: 474
Categories: Consultations - Open
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have your say on Rotherham - online consultation launched

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People who live and work in Rotherham are being asked for their views about the town – what’s good, bad and what needs to change – as part of an online consultation launched this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 May 2015


News ID: 473
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New mobile cycle hub for Rotherham

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A leading Rotherham councillor will be taking to two wheels next week when she visits a new 'one-stop' mobile cycle hub.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 May 2015


News ID: 472
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham backs World No Tobacco Day call to tackle illicit tobacco trade

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Rotherham Council has shown its support for World No Tobacco Day (Sunday 31 May) by announcing plans to tackle the illicit tobacco trade in the area.

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Publication date: 28 May 2015


News ID: 471
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Is your dog feeling woof?

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Canine health care comes under the spotlight in Rotherham next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 May 2015


News ID: 470
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham people urged to help shape services around child sexual exploitation

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Rotherham Council is determined that all future services for victims and survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation are shaped by their views and experiences.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 May 2015


News ID: 469
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham metal fabrication business set for expansion

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Custom Metal Products, based at Masborough in Rotherham, is celebrating its fifth year in business by embarking on exciting plans to break into European markets.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 May 2015


News ID: 468
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Mayor for Rotherham

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Councillor Maggi Clark becomes the new Mayor of Rotherham at a civic ceremony to be held in the Town Hall on Friday May 22.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2015


News ID: 467
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The future of Rotherham – tell us what you think!

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Local people are to be asked for their views about Rotherham – what’s good, bad and what needs to change – as part of a consultation which will shape future services in the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 May 2015


News ID: 466
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Hi-tech Yorkshire wins South Korea-UK 'first'

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For the first time, a business delegation led by a representative of the South Korean government is to visit a British region outside London.

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Publication date: 19 May 2015


News ID: 465
Categories: Libraries - news and events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young library volunteers needed!

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Are you aged from 13 to 24 living in Rotherham with some spare time on your hands over the summer break?

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Publication date: 19 May 2015


News ID: 464
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Irish musical legends to perform in Rotherham

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Legendary Irish folk band - The Fureys - are promising a memorable evening when they perform live in concert at Rotherham Civic Theatre this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 May 2015


News ID: 463
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment, People and communities, Environmental health, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Selective licensing scheme launched in Rotherham

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A new licensing scheme, geared to driving up the standards of privately rented accommodation in Rotherham, is going ahead after a judge dismissed a legal challenge.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 May 2015


News ID: 462
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Parking boost for Town Centre

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The Council is installing a "Pay on Exit" barrier system in its multi-storey car park located on Wellgate.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 May 2015


News ID: 461
Categories: Consultations - Open
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Imagination Library - Public Consultation

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Rotherham residents are being asked to give their views on a proposal to close the Imagination Library book-gifting programme, as part of Rotherham Council’s budget savings.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 May 2015


News ID: 460
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your dog for free at Swinton

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Dog owners are being reminded that they can get their dogs chipped free of charge next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 May 2015


News ID: 459
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Further Bus Improvements Planned in Rotherham

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South Yorkshire transport bosses, local authorities, bus operators and highway agencies are working together under a new agreement to improve bus punctuality and reliability in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2015


News ID: 458
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mesmerize celebrates 20 years in Rotherham

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It’s a 'Mesmerizing' time for one Rotherham shop celebrating a special milestone birthday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2015


News ID: 457
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Music Service Senior Summer Prom Concert

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Talented young people are rounding off the school year by taking part in the annual Rotherham Music Service Senior Summer Prom Concert.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 May 2015


News ID: 456
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Feel Good Comedy to Clean-up at Rotherham

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Following last year’s sellout UK tour, the hilarious theatrical production, Dirty Dusting, returns to Rotherham Civic Theatre this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 May 2015


News ID: 455
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Business and investment, People and communities, Environmental health, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Tighter taxi regulations in Rotherham

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Residents in Rotherham are once again being asked for their views on tighter regulations being recommended for the borough's taxi trade.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 May 2015


News ID: 454
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Loads of laughs expected from Yorkshire's "funny guy"

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Comedy legend, Billy Pearce, is bringing his unique blend of adult humour to Rotherham’s Civic Theatre in May with his ‘funny guy’ tour.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 April 2015


News ID: 448
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your dog for free at Thrybergh

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Dog owners are being reminded that they can get their dogs chipped free of charge this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 April 2015


News ID: 453
Categories: Council and democracy, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New decision-making arrangements agreed

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Details of how decisions will be made by the Government-appointed Commissioners overseeing the Council – and how local people can get involved – have now been agreed.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 April 2015


News ID: 452
Categories: Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Bus Service Changes

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Changes have taken place to some bus services in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 April 2015


News ID: 451
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Help for adults, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults targeted in Rotherham scheme

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Offenders who prey on vulnerable adults in Rotherham will be subject to the ‘wrath’ of South Yorkshire Police, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Vulnerable Persons Unit (VPU).

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 April 2015


News ID: 450
Categories: Leisure and culture, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Last stile removed in Wales

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The final obstacle to easy access to walkers in one corner of the Rotherham borough has been removed.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 April 2015


News ID: 449
Categories: Health and social care, Advice and benefits, Health and wellbeing, Children and family care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Weigh Up offers free weight management support in Rotherham

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A number of free services are now on offer across Rotherham to help those struggling to reach and maintain a healthier weight.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 April 2015


News ID: 447
Categories: Roads - gritting
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Gritters on trial

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Rotherham's gritting fleet will be seen on the borough's roads this week - but the public are advised not to worry about the weather!

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 April 2015


News ID: 446
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Top acts wanted for Rotherham's Got Talent

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If your passion is dancing or you have the voice of an angel or maybe you can wow an audience with your magic tricks, then the ‘Rotherham’s Got Talent’ competition is your chance to shine.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 April 2015


News ID: 445
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Panto announced

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The Rotherham Civic Theatre is proud to announce the classic rags-to-riches story of Cinderella as the town’s pantomime for the 2015 Christmas season.

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Publication date: 16 April 2015


News ID: 444
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

More parents get their primary preference

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More Rotherham parents than ever are getting their children into primary schools of their choice this year.

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Publication date: 16 April 2015


News ID: 443
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

First birthday celebrations on the High Street!

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Help celebrate The Makers Emporium's first birthday from Wednesday 15 until Saturday 18 April with free cupcakes and drinks in-store plus a special prize giveaway.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 April 2015


News ID: 442
Categories: Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Blue badge fines

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Two more people have been fined for using disabled blue badges illegally in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 9 April 2015


News ID: 441
Categories: Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Rotherham goes all continental

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Shoppers will be spoilt for choice when the popular Continental Market makes a welcome return to Rotherham Town Centre next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 April 2015


News ID: 440
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

First pledges its support to children's campaign

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Staff from First buses have sent a strong message to those who target children by pledging its support to a Rotherham campaign.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 April 2015


News ID: 439
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Rotherham foster carers do it again

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Rotherham’s Foster Carers have joined their fostering families and social workers for an ‘Eggstravaganza’ Spring celebration.

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Publication date: 7 April 2015


News ID: 438
Categories: People and communities, Environment and planning, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New horse act welcomed

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New laws to clamp down on people illegally abandoning horses have been welcomed by the Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 437
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham butchers is on the move

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Shopping in Rotherham next week? Then why not take a 'butchers' at the new premises of one of the town centre's oldest traders?

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 436
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities, Roads, parking and transport, Children and family care, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Taxi licences revoked

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The Council has revoked the licences of two taxi drivers after they were arrested on suspicion of historic sexual offences against underage girls.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 435
Categories: Schools and education, Children and family care, Advice and benefits
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free early learning for two year olds - is your child eligible?

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Over 1,200 two-year-olds in Rotherham are benefiting from a free childcare place! Could your child also have a free place?

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 416
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Easter animal magic hops into town!

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Hop on down to Rotherham town centre this weekend for some Easter animal magic, on Saturday 4 April.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 434
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Greasbrough honours the fallen of WWI

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Innovative partnership working between young and old in a Rotherham village has resulted in a new Memorial Garden honouring local men who lost their lives in the First World War.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 March 2015


News ID: 433
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Back in time for Jurassic Adventures in Rotherham

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Families are in for a prehistoric treat when the ‘Jurassic Adventures’ show comes to Rotherham’s Civic Theatre in April.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 March 2015


News ID: 432
Categories: Leisure and culture, Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Summer is coming - time to get into the countryside again

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Winter might continue to bite, but dedicated groups of volunteers are already preparing the Rotherham countryside in preparation for better weather.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 March 2015


News ID: 431
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Easter fun for families

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Families are in for an egg-citing time with a very special Easter event this week!

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 March 2015


News ID: 430
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Holiday fun for active kids!

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There's family fun for children of all ages at Rotherham's leisure centres this Easter!

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 March 2015


News ID: 429
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Sheffield and Rotherham dubbed the “Mayfair” of advanced manufacturing

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Bruce Katz publishes findings following his visit to Sheffield and Rotherham.

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Publication date: 26 March 2015


News ID: 428
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Green waste collections to start again

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Keen gardeners across Rotherham are reminded that the Council's green waste collection service starts next month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 March 2015


News ID: 427
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Easter entertainment at Rotherham Civic Theatre

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There are lots of egg-citing shows at Rotherham Civic Theatre this Easter as The Basil Brush Show, Red Riding Hood and Jurassic Adventures roll into town.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 March 2015


News ID: 426
Categories: Homes and property, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Specialist homes for Rotherham families

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Two new specialist homes are going to be built to help families with a disabled child.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 March 2015


News ID: 425
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Standardised cigarette packaging welcomed in South Yorkshire

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South Yorkshire Tobacco Control Collaborative has welcomed plans to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 March 2015


News ID: 424
Categories: Young people - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young people to stage Youth Conference for a stronger and better Rotherham

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Young people from across Rotherham are coming together to share their aspirations and vision for the town during a one-day interactive conference.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 March 2015


News ID: 423
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Help shape the future of policing in South Yorkshire

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Applications are being sought for an exceptional individual with leadership, drive and enthusiasm to join the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 March 2015


News ID: 422
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Barron Knights back by popular demand

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The Barron Knights, hailed as the world's biggest seller of comedy records, are back on tour.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 March 2015


News ID: 421
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Grin and Tonic Comedy Club returns to Rotherham

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Following the success of their first show, the Grin and Tonic Comedy Club is back, returning with an evening of entertaining stand-up comedy.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 March 2015


News ID: 420
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge prosecutions

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Two private hire drivers have been prosecuted for illegally using Blue Badges for the disabled.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 March 2015


News ID: 419
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free dog chipping event

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Dog owners in the south of Rotherham are invited to get their pets chipped for free later this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 March 2015


News ID: 418
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham standing together for national Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day

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People in Rotherham are being encouraged to show their support for National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (18 March).

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 March 2015


News ID: 417
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

An evening of song at Rotherham Minster

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Musically- talented performers from across Rotherham will be performing "An Evening of Song' at the Rotherham Minster next weekend.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 March 2015


News ID: 415
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham landlord fined over flats

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A Rotherham landlord has been fined over £13,000 for failing to maintain a house containing several flats.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 March 2015


News ID: 414
Categories: People and communities, Help for adults, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Telephone scams warning

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Rotherham residents, particularly the elderly, are being warned about the increase in 'cold callers' running telephone scams.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 March 2015


News ID: 413
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bank of England Governor visits Rotherham

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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney was in Rotherham on 12 March, visiting the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 March 2015


News ID: 412
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

South Yorkshire Easter Entertainment - Fantastic for Families

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South Yorkshire arts organisations have joined forces to let you know about the brilliant family activities available across the region.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 March 2015


News ID: 411
Categories: Schools and education, Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New era for Rotherham children's centres

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A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2015


News ID: 410
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Dinnington tenant prosecuted for rubbish

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A former Dinnington tenant has been fined £400 after failing to clear a large amount of rubbish in his garden.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 March 2015


News ID: 409
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free parking in Forge Island extended

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Free parking in one of Rotherham's car parks has been extended!

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 March 2015


News ID: 408
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from the Council regarding potential protest

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Statement from the Council's Commissioners and Leader regarding potential protest in Rotherham on March 7.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 March 2015


News ID: 407
Categories: Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

National Apprenticeship Week

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week from Monday 9 March when the Council will be celebrating the apprentices that have been recruited and trained over the past year.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 March 2015


News ID: 406
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Secret Love - A Sentimental Journey through the Life and Music of Doris Day

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A celebration of the life and music of screen legend Doris Day comes to Rotherham this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 March 2015


News ID: 405
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Major milestone for new waste facility

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The new waste treatment facility at Manvers in Rotherham has taken delivery of its first waste.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 March 2015


News ID: 404
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get fit for free!

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Not done sport or physical activity for a while? Do you fancy trying something new for free?

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 March 2015


News ID: 403
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The Women's Front launched in Rotherham

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The Women's Front comes to the fore in Rotherham this month with the launch of a new DVD featuring the changing role of women during the miner's strike.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2015


News ID: 402
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Business Minister opens most advanced turbine blade casting facility in the world

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Rolls-Royce has marked the official opening of its new £110m Advanced Blade Casting Facility (ABCF) with a ceremony conducted by Business Minister Matthew Hancock.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2015


News ID: 401
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Musical magic for Mothers Day

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A spectacular evening of West End musical theatre comes to Rotherham on Mothers' Day (15 March).

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2015


News ID: 400
Categories: Health and social care, Roads, parking and transport, Children and family care, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Campaign welcomes ban on smoking in cars carrying children

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Directors of Public Health (DoPH) at three South Yorkshire local authorities have welcomed the announcement of new legislation to protect children in cars from tobacco smoke.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2015


News ID: 399
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue Badge fine

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A Wath woman was ordered to pay over £500 in fines and court costs last week after pleading guilty to fraudulently using a blue badge.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 March 2015


News ID: 398
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bus Partnership helps local workers jump on board

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Rotherham Bus Partnership is helping local workers discover better ways to commute through employer roadshows at some of the town’s most popular organisations.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 February 2015


News ID: 397
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Foster Carers rewarded for long service

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Rotherham foster carers have been celebrated and awarded for their long service and invaluable support they have given hundreds of children over the years.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 February 2015


News ID: 396
Categories: Leisure and culture, Mayor - general information
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Steinway recital for the Mayor's charity

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Rotherham's beautiful Steinway piano will be put through its paces by an award-winning pianist this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 February 2015


News ID: 394
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Cornish comedy legend comes to Rotherham

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Jethro, billed as the world’s funniest Cornishman, will be bringing his unique brand of irrepressible and irresistible West Country wit to Rotherham Civic Theatre on Thursday (5 March).

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 February 2015


News ID: 393
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Shackleton's Cat prowls around Riverside

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'Shackleton’s Cat' will be on the prowl at Riverside Library this month as part of a visit by the English Touring Opera.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 February 2015


News ID: 392
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rhythm and Blues spectacular takes to the stage at Rotherham

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Following their massively successful international ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ tour, the Chicago Blues Brothers are returning to the UK.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 February 2015


News ID: 391
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and social care, Schools and education, Health and wellbeing, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Athletics stadium on track to stay open

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Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 February 2015


News ID: 390
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Change of date for Cabinet meeting

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Members of the public are reminded that the Council's Cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed until later in the week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 February 2015


News ID: 389
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Facing the cuts, delivering Rotherham's priorities - Rotherham Council budget proposals released

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Rotherham Council is pledging to do more to protect children and young people in the town and to preserve the council services people value most in their upcoming budget.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 February 2015


News ID: 388
Categories: Training and development
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham people challenged to get online!

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People across Rotherham are being challenged to get online this Spring and try doing everyday things the digital way as part of a national Be Online campaign.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 February 2015


News ID: 387
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

No change to bin collections

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In the absence of new waste calendars, residents are being reminded that there will be no change to their current bin collection schedules.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 February 2015


News ID: 378
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The sounds of Nashville come to Rotherham

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A whole host of country classics will be performed by some of the finest country musicians at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 February 2015


News ID: 379
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham - prepare to rock!

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The rafters are set to be raised at Rotherham Civic Theatre as one of the UK’s top rock shows comes to visit this February.

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Publication date: 11 February 2015


News ID: 380
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Family fun days to celebrate Chinese New Year

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Families are invited to come along and celebrate Chinese New Year - the Year of the Sheep/Goat - at two special events in Rotherham on February 17 and 18.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 February 2015


News ID: 386
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Licensing Board meeting cancelled

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A meeting to discuss proposed changes to Rotherham's taxi licensing regulations has been cancelled in light of the recent government report.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 February 2015


News ID: 385
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Resignations of councillors

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Two further Cabinet member resignations have been announced today.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 February 2015


News ID: 384
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive

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Statement from Jan Ormondroyd, Interim Chief Executive.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 February 2015


News ID: 383
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council response to the Louise Casey report

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The Council has issued the following statement in response to today's report:

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 February 2015


News ID: 382
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Resignation of Paul Lakin

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Cllr Paul Lakin has confirmed his resignation as Leader of Rotherham Borough Council with immediate effect. He will also stand down as local councillor for Rotherham’s Valley Ward.

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Publication date: 4 February 2015


News ID: 381
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Corporate Governance Inspection Report - Cabinet Statement

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Louise Casey’s report on her inspection in Rotherham has been published.

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Publication date: 4 February 2015


News ID: 370
Categories: Roads - gritting, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Winter weather, Roads - gritting, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Winter weather
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Weather and service update: 30 January, 3.30 pm

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Some waste collections are behind because of the weather and extra crews are working today and tomorrow catch these up.

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Publication date: 30 January 2015


News ID: 377
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Leader calls on MP to help signpost support services for CSE victims

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The Leader of Rotherham Borough Council today called on anyone who is in contact with victims of child sexual exploitation in the town to encourage them to use the services set up to support them.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


News ID: 376
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Searching for tomorrow's business stars

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It may not turn up the next Richard Branson or James Dyson - or it may! - but an event in Rotherham next week will help would-be entrepreneurs get their business ideas off the ground.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


News ID: 375
Categories: Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham councillors to consider future support for Magna

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Councillors in Rotherham will consider further financial support for Magna to safeguard local jobs – but only if an urgent independent review of the trust’s future business viability is carried out.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


News ID: 374
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham street market to expand

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Rotherham's hugely popular Tuesday street market is set to expand later this year to meet trader demand.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


News ID: 373
Categories: People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham United kick-starts personal pledge to keep children safe

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Rotherham United has kick-started the next phase of a campaign to keep Rotherham’s children safe – and all Millers fans are being urged to show their support.

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Publication date: 29 January 2015


News ID: 371
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bus usage continues to rise in Rotherham

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More people are using buses in Rotherham, with 100,000 more passengers reported since the same time last year.

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Publication date: 28 January 2015


News ID: 369
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Harry Potter flies in to Rotherham Libraries!

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Some wizard events will be taking place in Rotherham's libraries next week to celebrate the first-ever Harry Potter Book Night.

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Publication date: 28 January 2015


News ID: 367
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young people to honour Holocaust Memorial Day

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Young people from across Rotherham will use their circus and performance skills to mark the annual Holocaust Memorial Day this week.

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Publication date: 27 January 2015


News ID: 364
Categories: Winter weather, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Roads - gritting
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Weather and service update: 23 January, 3.30pm

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Most waste collections are now up to date following the recent weather disruption.

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Publication date: 23 January 2015


News ID: 359
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

An evening of Mozart masterpieces by candlelight

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Join us for a unique evening of classical music, as Magical Mozart by Candlelight comes to Rotherham Civic Theatre on Wednesday, February 4.

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Publication date: 23 January 2015


News ID: 368
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Only Fools and Boycie comes to Rotherham

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Comedy legend Boycie – star of Only Fools and Horses – is heading to Rotherham Civic Theatre, following a social media campaign by fans.

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Publication date: 23 January 2015


News ID: 366
Categories: Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have your say in our enforcement policy consultation

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Businesses and the general public across Rotherham are being asked for their views on the Council's revised enforcement regulations.

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Publication date: 22 January 2015


News ID: 365
Categories: Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chief Executive of Rush House joins team to help people affected by child sexual exploitation

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A new Child Sexual Exploitation Support Service Co-ordinator has been appointed to ensure people affected by child sexual exploitation get the right help and support.

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Publication date: 22 January 2015


News ID: 363
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Treasures from the Archives take to the stage!

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Rotherham’s theatres and cinemas of yesteryear are the focus of the latest “Treasures from the Archives” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum.

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Publication date: 21 January 2015


News ID: 362
Categories: Roads - gritting, Winter weather, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Winter Weather and Service update - 1.00pm, Wednesday 21 January

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Gritting crews have continued to treat the borough's main roads this morning.

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Publication date: 21 January 2015


News ID: 361
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Sheffield and Rotherham reveal plan to create Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

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Sheffield and Rotherham have today unveiled an ambitious plan to create the first Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District in the UK.

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Publication date: 16 January 2015


News ID: 360
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Leading Incentive, Motivation and Technology company drives forward in Rotherham

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Europe’s leading Incentive and Motivation company is expanding their Rotherham-based location to help meet growing demand.

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Publication date: 16 January 2015


News ID: 354
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Multi-national manufacturer chooses Rotherham

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South Korean multinational KD Navien has its sights set on the European market and has chosen Rotherham for its UK HQ.

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Publication date: 13 January 2015


News ID: 358
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Waste collections update - 12 January 2015

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Waste collections in Rotherham are now getting back to normal following the recent disruption to schedules.

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Publication date: 12 January 2015


News ID: 357
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New drug and alcohol recovery hub

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A new centre is to open in Rotherham that supports people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Publication date: 9 January 2015


News ID: 356
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Waste collections update - 9 January 2015

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The final backlog of waste collections in Rotherham will be cleared this weekend.

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Publication date: 9 January 2015


News ID: 344
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Last chance to catch Aladdin!

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The beloved tale of Aladdin finishes it's run at Rotherham Civic Theatre this weekend.

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Publication date: 9 January 2015


News ID: 355
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Lifestyle survey 2014

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Over 4,000 young people in Rotherham have taken part in a survey that sheds light on their views and thoughts on a wide range of subjects that affect their lives.

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Publication date: 9 January 2015


News ID: 351
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Waste collections update - 6 January 2015

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All rubbish bins that remained unemptied across Rotherham because of the adverse weather conditions should be collected by the end of the week.

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Publication date: 8 January 2015


News ID: 353
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Update on recycling collections

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Rotherham residents are reminded that recycling collections - of blue boxes and blue bags - will take place in the following areas of the borough this week.

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Publication date: 7 January 2015


News ID: 352
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get fit for 2015!

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Rotherham families are being urged to come along and find out more about a healthier lifestyle as part of Obesity Awareness Week.

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Publication date: 7 January 2015


News ID: 350
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Waste collections update - 2 January 2015

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Crews are now working to resolve the backlog of waste collections caused by the recent snow and ice.

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Publication date: 5 January 2015


News ID: 349
Categories: Roads - gritting
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Gritting update - Wednesday 31 December

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Gritters in Rotherham worked overnight to cover 300 miles of the borough's busiest main roads and bus routes.

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Publication date: 31 December 2014


News ID: 348
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bin collections - updated information

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Thick ice on side roads is still causing problems for Rotherham's bin men.

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Publication date: 31 December 2014


News ID: 347
Categories: Roads - gritting
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Gritting up-date - Tuesday 30 December

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Gritting vehicles have begun laying down salt on Rotherham's main roads in preparation for another freezing night.

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Publication date: 30 December 2014


News ID: 346
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Help and support in the New Year

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New Year can be a difficult time for some people. They may be experiencing a loss, feel lonely, low in mood or anxious and uncertain about the future.

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Publication date: 30 December 2014


News ID: 345
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bin collections during bad weather

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Waste collection crews in Rotherham are busy trying to get bin collections back in line with the Christmas and New Year schedule following the recent snowfall.

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Publication date: 29 December 2014


News ID: 343
Categories: Roads - gritting
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Gritting continues across Rotherham

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Gritting will continue to take place throughout Rotherham in an effort to keep roads free of ice.

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Publication date: 29 December 2014


News ID: 342
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Jon Ashton
Link to CMS

Adverse weather hits Rotherham

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Gritters work through the night and refuse collectors are collecting where possible.

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Publication date: 27 December 2014


News ID: 341
Categories: Parking
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

End of free weekend parking

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Shoppers are reminded that free weekend parking in Rotherham Town Centre has now ended.

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Publication date: 22 December 2014


News ID: 340
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment, Advice and benefits, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Licensing scheme for private rented sector

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Landlords who own property in certain parts of Rotherham are to be the subject of a new licensing scheme in an effort to drive up the standards of rented accommodation.

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Publication date: 18 December 2014


News ID: 339
Categories: Markets
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Festive treats at Rotherham Markets

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Shoppers are in for a festive treat at Rotherham Markets over the coming days.

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Publication date: 18 December 2014


News ID: 338
Categories: Business and investment, Health and social care, Children and family care, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Businesses pledge to stand together

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Town centre businesses have become the latest organisations to commit to looking out for the signs of child sexual exploitation by signing up to the Rotherham Standing Together campaign.

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Publication date: 18 December 2014


News ID: 337
Categories: Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Festive bus services

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Rotherham Bus Partnership is reminding passengers to check the details of Christmas and New Year services and plan ahead for their journeys over the festive period.

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Publication date: 17 December 2014


News ID: 336
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New confidential helpline launched for Rotherham victims and survivors of sexual exploitation

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Victims and survivors of sexual exploitation in Rotherham are being urged to seek support following the launch of a new confidential helpline.

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Publication date: 16 December 2014


News ID: 335
Categories: People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Stagecoach signs the pledge

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Stagecoach Yorkshire has become the latest organisation to pledge its support to keeping Rotherham’s children safe.

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Publication date: 16 December 2014


News ID: 324
Categories: Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Festive fun for crafty kids

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Children can try their hands at a range of Christmas crafts at a special festive event at Clifton Park Museum.

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Publication date: 16 December 2014


News ID: 334
Categories: Taxis and minicabs
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Taxi licensing consultation - have your say

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The public are being encouraged to have their say on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry.

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Publication date: 16 December 2014


News ID: 333
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Small is beautiful in Rotherham

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Good things come in small packages - and none more so than in Rotherham Town Centre last Saturday.

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Publication date: 11 December 2014


News ID: 332
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham gets ready for the reindeer this Saturday!

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Join Santa and his reindeer as they stop off from their busy schedule for a magical parade around Rotherham Town Centre this weekend.

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Publication date: 9 December 2014


News ID: 331
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Go small this Saturday!

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Good things come in small packages - and none more so than in Rotherham Town Centre this Saturday.

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Publication date: 3 December 2014


News ID: 330
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have a Dickens of a day in Rotherham Town Centre!

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Rotherham travels back to Victorian times this weekend as the town gets set for ‘A Dickensian Christmas’.

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Publication date: 2 December 2014


News ID: 329
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham's ready for winter, are you?

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With the weather expected to become colder over the coming weeks the Council is reassuring residents that it is as ready as possible for the winter.

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Publication date: 2 December 2014


News ID: 328
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Aladdin visits Brinsworth!

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Two Rotherham pantomime stars will be riding their magic carpet on a special trip to Brinsworth this week!

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Publication date: 1 December 2014


News ID: 327
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

It's panto time in Rotherham

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Christmas is just around the corner, the decorations are up, town is bustling with people buying gifts and a festive family favourite is set to return to the Rotherham stage.

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Publication date: 27 November 2014


News ID: 326
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Let's go to the Hop!

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The past will be coming to life in the town centre this month as an innovative event gets set to have Rotherham rocking and rolling!

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Publication date: 27 November 2014


News ID: 325
Categories: Local history and heritage
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham remembers the First World War

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Rotherham's Boston Castle is hosting a talk to mark the centenary of the First World War this week.

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Publication date: 27 November 2014


News ID: 323
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham awarded White Ribbon status

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Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contributions and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse.

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Publication date: 26 November 2014


News ID: 322
Categories: Council housing, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Changes to housing allocations policy

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The Council has changed the way it allocates Council homes to make it easier for local people who need a house to get one.

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Publication date: 25 November 2014


News ID: 321
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Health and social care, Children and family care, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Launch of Rotherham Standing Together Against Child Sexual Exploitation: A Community Pledge

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Organisations across the borough are pledging to stand together to keep Rotherham’s children safe.

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Publication date: 24 November 2014


News ID: 320
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Shop locally this Christmas!

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Independent businesses in Rotherham have come together to show residents the huge range of quality gift ideas available this Christmas in the town centre.

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Publication date: 21 November 2014


News ID: 319
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham digs deep for toy appeal

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Rotherham Council is aiming to bring some Christmas cheer to the borough with the launch of its annual toy appeal to provide toys for vulnerable Rotherham families.

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Publication date: 20 November 2014


News ID: 318
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rockingham Pottery Patterns in the spotlight

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Find out about some of the varied patterns, shapes and designs used in the famous Rockingham Pottery, at Riverside Gallery's latest exhibition.

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Publication date: 20 November 2014


News ID: 317
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Town centre welcomes free parking bays

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The town centre has received an early Christmas present in the form of 220 new car parking spaces.

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Publication date: 20 November 2014


News ID: 316
Categories: Children and family care, Health and social care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Safeguarding Board: Statement in response to Ofsted report

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Steve Ashley, Independent Chair of Rotherham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, Ofsted statement:

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Publication date: 19 November 2014


News ID: 315
Categories: Children and family care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement in response to Ofsted report into Rotherham children's services

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Ofsted report will aid improvements in culture and practice, says Rotherham Council.

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Publication date: 19 November 2014


News ID: 314
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Partner organisations sign up to customer promises

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Partner organisations in Rotherham have signed up to a single set of customer standards providing a Rotherham-wide commitment to delivering high quality services against their promises.

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Publication date: 19 November 2014


News ID: 313
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bra-vo for Rotherham's High Street

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There’s a bloomer-ing marvellous addition heading to the town centre as the latest “Pop-up Shop” says knickers to shopping anywhere else, Rotherham is the place to be!

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Publication date: 18 November 2014


News ID: 312
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Music Service Christmas concerts

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Musically- talented youngsters from across Rotherham are preparing to round off the school year with the Rotherham Music Service's annual Christmas Concerts.

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Publication date: 17 November 2014


News ID: 306
Categories: Council budgets and spending
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Delivering Rotherham's priorities - Council launches budget consultation

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Rotherham residents are being asked to give their views on how the Council's budget should be spent – and where cuts should be made.

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Publication date: 14 November 2014


News ID: 302
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Christmas comes to Rotherham

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The festive season is getting ready to kick-off in Rotherham with an evening of entertainment, culminating in the annual switch-on of the Christmas Lights!

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Publication date: 13 November 2014


News ID: 311
Categories: Youth support
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young people remember World War I

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Youngsters in Rotherham will bring the First World War alive tonight. (Thursday, November 13).

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Publication date: 13 November 2014


News ID: 310
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Lights go on at the Woodman

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It would not be Christmas without the Woodman Christmas tree and lights!

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Publication date: 12 November 2014


News ID: 309
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Win panto tickets with Your Account!

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Your wishes could come true with a chance to win a family ticket for this year’s spellbinding Panto – Aladdin!

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 November 2014


News ID: 308
Categories: Health and safety
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Play equipment company fined

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A leading global supplier of children's playground equipment has been fined £75,000 plus costs following an accident at the Magna Science Adventure Centre.

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Publication date: 11 November 2014


News ID: 307
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Armistice Day Service

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Members of the public are invited to join in an Act of Remembrance in Rotherham Town Centre today (Tuesday 11 November).

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Publication date: 11 November 2014


News ID: 305
Categories: Schools and education, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Maltby artwork on the move

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Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.

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Publication date: 10 November 2014


News ID: 303
Categories: Council and democracy, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Director of Children's Services

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Rotherham Borough Council has appointed a new Strategic Director of Children’s Services.

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Publication date: 6 November 2014


News ID: 299
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham remembers

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Rotherham remembers this weekend with the annual service and wreath-laying ceremony in the town centre.

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Publication date: 6 November 2014


News ID: 301
Categories: Work jobs training and advice, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council commits to the Living Wage

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Cleaner Ian Drewett is one of nearly 1,500 Rotherham Council employees receiving the Living Wage for the first time this year as organisations across the country celebrate Living Wage week.

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Publication date: 4 November 2014


News ID: 300
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Consultations, People and communities, Business and investment, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham taxi consultation to begin

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The public consultation on plans to tighten the standards of Rotherham's taxi industry has begun.

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Publication date: 4 November 2014


News ID: 298
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Work starts on new Rotherham primary school

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Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.

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Publication date: 4 November 2014


News ID: 297
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Make sure you attend a safe bonfire this year

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Rotherham is set to celebrate bonfire night with a handful of officially approved and safety-checked displays around the borough.

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Publication date: 31 October 2014


News ID: 296
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Police and Crime Commissioner - Election Results for Rotherham

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Rotherham's results for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election 2014 are now in.

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Publication date: 31 October 2014


News ID: 266
Categories: Recycling - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Winter suspension of green waste collection

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Household garden waste collections in Rotherham are to be suspended over the winter period.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 October 2014


News ID: 275
Categories: Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Clifton Park Museum to revert to winter opening hours

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Rotherham’s twice nominated “Museum of the Year”, Clifton Park Museum, is set to revert to winter opening hours.

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Publication date: 29 October 2014


News ID: 295
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Sid from CBeebies is back

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CBeebies star Sid Sloane is coming to a Rotherham Theatres with a magical undersea adventure for kids.

Full story ...

Publication date: 27 October 2014


News ID: 294
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Child Mayor takes over Rotherham

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Nathan Berry faces an action-packed day when he becomes Rotherham's 'Little Mayor' next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 October 2014


News ID: 293
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free childcare places for toddlers

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Parents of toddlers in Rotherham are being urged to check out whether they're eligible for free childcare.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 October 2014


News ID: 292
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Help for local start-up businesses

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Start-up businesses in Rotherham can get a head start thanks to the Rotherham Investment and Development Office - RiDO.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 October 2014


News ID: 291
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, People and communities, Council and democracy, Business and investment, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New taxi regulations for Rotherham

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Rotherham's taxi companies could face more stringent standards in the future.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 October 2014


News ID: 290
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Reducing stress event

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As part of European Health and Safety Week, Rotherham is hosting a stress in the workplace event at New York Stadium.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 October 2014


News ID: 289
Categories: Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham bus service changes

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This weekend (25, 26 and 27 October) there will be changes to some bus services in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 October 2014


News ID: 288
Categories: Business and investment, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Shop Local is on the buses!

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Rotherham town centre's popular shopping reward scheme is set to hit the road, thanks to an innovative partnership with First South Yorkshire.

Full story ...

Publication date: 22 October 2014


News ID: 287
Categories: Cycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rural bike ride promises stunning views

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Make new friends on a wonderful free rural bike ride around Tickhill and surrounding villages on Sunday 26 October.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 October 2014


News ID: 286
Categories: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Hubble, bubble, Halloween trouble!

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Halloween is getting off to a spooky start in Rotherham!

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 285
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New website helps to support Rotherham families

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A new website has officially launched which aims to make the lives of Rotherham's children and young people with special educational needs and, or, disabilities and their families a lot easier.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 284
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Community Trigger aims to tackle anti social behaviour

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Residents in South Yorkshire have new powers to tackle anti-social behaviour in their communities.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 278
Categories: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Get Halloween off to a spooky start

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Little banshees and ghouls are being invited to a howling good time at an event which is set to get Halloween off to a spooky start.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 283
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

CAMINO conference drives efficiency into Rotherham

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For two days in October, the Council hosted visitors from across the world as part of a European Union conference on Climate Change Innovation.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 282
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Jon Ashton
Link to CMS

Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council

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Response to the publication today (October 18) of the Home Affairs Committee Report

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 October 2014


News ID: 281
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Night-time lane closures on the Parkway

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Motorists are being warned that night-time lane closures on the Rotherham end of the Parkway start next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 October 2014


News ID: 280
Categories: Parking
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Town Centre offers an early Christmas present

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Shoppers are getting an early Christmas present in Rotherham this year as free parking returns each weekend from this Saturday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 October 2014


News ID: 279
Categories: Sustainability
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Big Energy Saving Week

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Rotherham householders are being urged to save themselves money - and save the planet - during Big Energy Saving Week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 October 2014


News ID: 277
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Working to help people live independently?

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Does your job involve supporting people to live independently in their own home?

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 October 2014


News ID: 276
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Bogus callers warning

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Older people and their relatives are being warned to beware of bogus callers who may be operating in the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 October 2014


News ID: 274
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham bus passenger numbers increase

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New figures show that the number of people using buses in the borough has increased since the launch of Rotherham Bus Partnership in July 2014.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 October 2014


News ID: 273
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Time to care for yourself - get the jab

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Carers are being encouraged to have the flu jab to protect themselves and their loved ones.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 October 2014


News ID: 272
Categories: Advice and benefits, Customer services, Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Advice drop in at Maltby

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Free advice and guidance sessions will be taking place at Maltby Customer Service Centre every Tuesday from October 14.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 October 2014


News ID: 271
Categories: Council departments
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Strike action cancelled

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Residents are being advised that Council services are to run as usual next week after planned strike action was cancelled.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 October 2014


News ID: 270
Categories: Council departments
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Problems with telephone lines

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Virgin Media currently have a major issue affecting most of South Yorkshire including many Council telephone lines.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 October 2014


News ID: 269
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Fair's Fayre returns

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The highly anticipated Fair’s Fayre will be returning to Magna this month for a day full of information and entertainment.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 October 2014


News ID: 268
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care, Commissioners
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Rotherham Borough Council's response to Department of Education announcement

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The government has announced it is to appoint a Children's Social Care Commissioner to oversee children's and young people's services in Rotherham, for an initial period of three months.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 October 2014


News ID: 267
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Consultation on sites gets go-ahead

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Consultation starts next week on the proposed sites that will form Rotherham's planning blueprint for the next 15 years.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 October 2014


News ID: 265
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Eastwood litter pick

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Around 40 local residents turned out to take part in Eastwood's last litter pick of the summer this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 October 2014


News ID: 264
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Proposed demonstration: Saturday 4 October

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A demonstration by the group Britain First is proposed to take place on Saturday 4 October in Rotherham town centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 October 2014


News ID: 263
Categories: Health and social care, Help for adults, Children and family care, Council and democracy, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Additional funding for Rotherham charities to help victims of child sexual exploitation

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Charities and voluntary organisations in Rotherham are to be given more funding to help victims of child sexual exploitation, as the first allocations from a £120,000 funding package are determined.

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 October 2014


News ID: 262
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Aladdin cast releases the mischief!

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A star-studded cast promised to "release the mischief" at the launch of this year's panto at Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 October 2014


News ID: 261
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Buddies spread the word at Rotherham Show!

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Mums and mums-to-be flocked to the One Town, One Community tent at Rotherham show, where the Rotherham Breast Buddies stall gave out information on breastfeeding and local groups.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 September 2014


News ID: 260
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Improvement Board membership announced

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Details of a partnership board set up to steer further improvement by the Council following the publication of the Alexis Jay report have been announced.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 September 2014


News ID: 259
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Getting Rotherham online

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Rotherham residents are being invited to a morning of talks, activities and demonstrations next month, all aimed at "Getting Rotherham Online".

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 September 2014


News ID: 258
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Motorists warned of potential delays

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Motorists are being warned of the start of long-term major roadworks on the Rotherham end of the Parkway.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 September 2014


News ID: 257
Categories: Active living
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Try Tai Chi for free

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Older people in Rotherham who will have the opportunity to try their hand at a range of activities next month as part of a special day of keeping well.

Full story ...

Publication date: 24 September 2014


News ID: 256
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Celebrate National Fitness Day in Rotherham

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It’s National Fitness Day on Friday 26 September and it promises to be the largest ever celebration of physical activity in the UK.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 September 2014


News ID: 255
Categories: Cycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Biking it around South Yorkshire's hidden gems

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Come and join the Sky team on a challenging but fun free bike ride taking in many of South Yorkshire's prettiest villages this Sunday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 September 2014


News ID: 254
Categories: Council and democracy, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement regarding Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Rotherham Borough Council regarding Joyce Thacker:

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 September 2014


News ID: 253
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Famous comedy duo bring laughs and hits to Rotherham!

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Famous comedy duo Rory McGrath and Philip Pope will be bringing their unique brand of entertainment to The Rotherham Civic theatre this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 September 2014


News ID: 252
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Official opening of innovative new school

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Rotherham is welcoming a new school this month with the opening of Lilly Hall Primary in Maltby.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 September 2014


News ID: 251
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Paul Daniels - back despite popular demand!

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Two of the UK’s favourite entertainers are returning to Rotherham this autumn with another fantastic evening of their favourite magic tricks and brand new illusions never performed in public before.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 September 2014


News ID: 250
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Fraud busting exercise to take place next month

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There will be no hiding place for benefit cheats and fraudsters in Rotherham as the council takes part in a national data-matching exercise this autumn.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 September 2014


News ID: 249
Categories: Theatre and drama
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham panto launches in classic style

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Rotherham’s panto is launching in style this year with a star-studded trip to the grand old dame of the town, the Civic Theatre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 16 September 2014


News ID: 113
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chip your doggy for free!

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Responsible dog owners in Rotherham have a further chance to get their pet chipped for free this September.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 September 2014


News ID: 248
Categories: Recycling - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Winter opening hours for household waste centres

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

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 September 2014


News ID: 245
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Library customers warned of Saturday closure

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Members of the public are being advised that Riverside House Library and Café will be closed this Saturday (13 September), along with the Eric Manns Building.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 September 2014


News ID: 247
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Cabinet Arrangements

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Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of Rotherham Borough Council has announced the Council’s new Cabinet, after it was formally dissolved at a meeting of Full Council on Wednesday 10 September 2014.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 September 2014


News ID: 246
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from Cllr Paul Lakin

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Statement delivered by Cllr Paul Lakin, Leader of the Council, at a meeting of the Council on Wednesday 10 September 2014:

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 September 2014


News ID: 244
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Members of the public invited to view live web casts

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Members of the public will be able to view the live web-casts of two meetings taking place this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 September 2014


News ID: 243
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from Martin Kimber

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Martin Kimber is to step down as Chief Executive of Rotherham Borough Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 September 2014


News ID: 242
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Show 2014 is going ahead as planned

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Director of Environment and Development Services Karl Battersby said: "The show is the biggest event in Rotherham’s annual calendar, enjoyed by tens of thousands of people every year.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 September 2014


News ID: 241
Categories: Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Rotherham Borough Council's Cabinet is to consider Independent Inquiry - residents invited to view webcast of meeting

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The findings and recommendations of the Independent Inquiry into historic child sexual exploitation are to be considered by the Council’s Cabinet today, Wednesday 3 September, at 10:30 am.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 September 2014


News ID: 239
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from Martin Kimber

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Statement from Martin Kimber, RMBC Chief Executive, regarding Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 August 2014


News ID: 240
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from Joyce Thacker

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Statement from Joyce Thacker, RMBC Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Families

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 August 2014


News ID: 238
Categories: Council and democracy, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation

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The Council's response to the Independent Inquiry from Alexis Jay:

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 August 2014


News ID: 237
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Statement from Cllr Roger Stone

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Today’s publication of Alexis Jay’s inquiry report has highlighted historic failings by Rotherham Borough Council and its partners in tackling the scourge that is child sexual exploitation.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 August 2014


News ID: 236
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Active Rotherham resident celebrates 100 years

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One active Rotherham resident is set to receive a sporty celebration from the Council’s Active Rotherham team after scoring a century.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 August 2014


News ID: 235
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Horticultural and automotive fun at Rotherham Show

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The Rotherham Show returns in September with a colourful array of arts and crafts, automotive dreams, beauty, passion, excitement and creativity.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 August 2014


News ID: 234
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham GCSE results

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Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 August 2014


News ID: 233
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, A630 Roadworks
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Major roadworks set to begin

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Motorists are being warned that a major road improvement scheme begins in Rotherham this weekend.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 August 2014


News ID: 219
Categories: Cycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free family cycling festival

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In celebration of this year’s Tour de France and the Yorkshire Grand Depart passing through our region, families can look forward to a free Family Cycling Festival in Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 August 2014


News ID: 232
Categories: Advice and benefits, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Don't get deeper into debt this autumn

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With the kids about to go back to school and Christmas on the horizon, money matters are vitally important at this time of year.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 August 2014


News ID: 231
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Clowning around at Boston Castle

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There will be a fun day of activities at the beautiful Boston Castle to see the summer out with style.

Full story ...

Publication date: 20 August 2014


News ID: 227
Categories: Council news
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham Council payment systems temporarily offline

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Due to a vital system upgrade, the systems which Rotherham Council uses to process payments will be temporarily offline later today (Tuesday 19 August).

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 August 2014


News ID: 230
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham’s independent shop of the year named

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After a month of frenzied voting, Rotherham’s favourite independent shop has been crowned.

Full story ...

Publication date: 15 August 2014


News ID: 229
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham A level results

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Students across Rotherham are celebrating their A level examination results today.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 August 2014


News ID: 228
Categories: Parks and open spaces, Leisure and culture, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Clifton Park gets the green thumbs-up!

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Rotherham's Clifton Park is one of the very best in the UK - and that’s official.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 August 2014


News ID: 226
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Rotherham getting excited for the big show!

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The Rotherham show will be taking over Clifton Park this September for its 35th anniversary spectacular.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 August 2014


News ID: 225
Categories: Council and democracy, People and communities, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Tony gets his freedom

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The Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team will gain the Freedom of the Borough this week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 August 2014


News ID: 224
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Have a sizzling but safe, barbecue

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If you are aiming to round off a sensational summer with a barbecue in the garden or park,

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 August 2014


News ID: 223
Categories: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Community clean-up at Creighton Woods

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One of Swinton's most popular woodlands is to get a spruce-up next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 August 2014


News ID: 222
Categories: Children and family care, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
Link to CMS

New Director of Safeguarding Children and Families at Rotherham Council

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A new Director of Safeguarding Children and Families has started their role at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 August 2014


News ID: 221
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, A630 Roadworks
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Work to start on Masbrough Street roundabout

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Motorists are being warned that preparation road works began to gather pace this week on a major £5 million scheme to turn a Rotherham roundabout into a signalised crossroads.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 August 2014


News ID: 220
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham celebrates innovative economic investment

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The newly appointed Cabinet Member for Business Growth and Regeneration for Rotherham has been witnessing first-hand the important work the town is doing to promote business in the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 August 2014


News ID: 218
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Creative fun at Boston Castle

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Kids can continue their creative journeys through the summer holidays this month with a pair of fantastic events guaranteed to get their imaginations flowing!

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 August 2014


News ID: 217
Categories: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Jet skiing at Rother Valley

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Rother Valley Country Park is the venue of the British Jet Ski Championships this weekend (August 9 and 10).

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 August 2014


News ID: 216
Categories: Cycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Cycling fun at Ulley

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The beautiful country park of Ulley will act as the perfect backdrop to a leisurely group bike ride on Sunday 17 August.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 August 2014


News ID: 215
Categories: Libraries, Customer services, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Libraries best in the world - official

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Rotherham Libraries have taken on the best in the world and beaten them in a unique online challenge.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 August 2014


News ID: 214
Categories: Health and wellbeing, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham's Ministry of Food prepares to reopen

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Building work is taking place at Rotherham's Ministry of Food in preparation for its re-opening in the autumn.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 August 2014


News ID: 196
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham by the Sea returns to the town

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One of Rotherham’s most anticipated events returns to the town this August, just in time to catch the best of the weather.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 August 2014


News ID: 213
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council Tax collection

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Rotherham is once again one of the top-performing authorities for its Council Tax collection rate despite the huge changes imposed by the Government.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 August 2014


News ID: 212
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Big latch on in the Park

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Rotherham mums have been banging the drum for breastfeeding this morning with a special event at the Clifton Park bandstand.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 August 2014


News ID: 201
Categories: Roads - road-works
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Road works in Maltby

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Motorists are being warned of road closures in Maltby this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 August 2014


News ID: 210
Categories: Theatre and drama
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Rotherham theatre season brings big names to Rotherham

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As one season ends at Rotherham Theatres, another one starts and the staff at the beloved Civic Theatre are bracing themselves for a very busy time this autumn.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 July 2014


News ID: 211
Categories: Theatre and drama
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Rotherham theatre season brings big names to Rotherham

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As one season ends at Rotherham Theatres, another one starts and the staff at the beloved Civic Theatre are bracing themselves for a very busy time this autumn.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 July 2014


News ID: 209
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Open Water Swimming Championships at Rother Valley

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With record numbers of entries across five age groups, this weekend's Open Water Championships in Rotherham are set to be most exciting yet!

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 July 2014


News ID: 208
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Spin your legs in Clifton Park

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Families are being invited to spin their legs with a free organised bike ride around Clifton Park on Sunday 3 August.

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Publication date: 30 July 2014


News ID: 207
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Tips for keeping cool in the heatwave

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As the summer heatwave continues, make sure the hot weather doesn't harm you or your loved ones.

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Publication date: 29 July 2014


News ID: 206
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Heart Town scores another success

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Rotherham’s fruitful Heart Town partnership has produced another success with the printing and publishing of life-saving cards.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 July 2014


News ID: 205
Categories: Environment and planning, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Masbrough Chapel site owner told to clean up

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The owners of the site of the former Masbrough Chapel have been formally served with a legal notice to “clean up” the land.

Full story ...

Publication date: 29 July 2014


News ID: 204
Categories: Health and safety
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Hot weather water warning

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Once again young people in Rotherham are risking their lives by swimming in the borough's local reservoirs.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 July 2014


News ID: 203
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

How did you travel to see the Tour?

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Yorkshire's transport authorities are interested to know how you travelled to watch the Tour de France.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 July 2014


News ID: 202
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue badge fraud prosecution

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The Council has secured two more successful prosecutions for blue badge fraud.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 July 2014


News ID: 200
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Family fun day in Swinton

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Family fun is on the cards for residents of a Rotherham estate next week.

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Publication date: 24 July 2014


News ID: 199
Categories: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Find the treasure at Rother Valley Rumble

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A real-life treasure hunt is coming to Rotherham next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 July 2014


News ID: 198
Categories: Schools and education, Business and investment, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham students at the ready!

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A successful partnership between Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham Ready and Wingfield Academy is once again helping local young people to take their first steps onto the career ladder.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 July 2014


News ID: 197
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rother Valley Country Park Family Fun Ride

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Fancy a fun way to get your friends and kids cycling?

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Publication date: 22 July 2014


News ID: 184
Categories: Roads, highways and pavements
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Road closure from 21 July - Moorgate Road

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People travelling to Rotherham Hospital are being asked to allow more time for their journey during resurfacing work to Moorgate Road.

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Publication date: 22 July 2014


News ID: 195
Categories: Local history and heritage
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Soup kitchen at Ulley

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Women who were involved in the 1984 miners' strike are being invited to tell their stories and relive their 'soup kitchen' days next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 July 2014


News ID: 194
Categories: Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Housing assessment across Rotherham

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Questionnaires are currently dropping through letterboxes across Rotherham in an effort to determine the current housing market.

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Publication date: 18 July 2014


News ID: 193
Categories: Schools and education, Help for adults, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up

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Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.

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Publication date: 18 July 2014


News ID: 192
Categories: Cycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Tickling the Pedals to Tickhill

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Tickhill and surrounding lanes and villages will act as the perfect backdrop to an organised bike ride on Sunday, 20th July.

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Publication date: 15 July 2014


News ID: 191
Categories: Public transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Excitement builds for improved bus services in Rotherham

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Excitement is building ahead of the launch of the Rotherham Bus Partnership.

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Publication date: 15 July 2014


News ID: 190
Categories: Schools and education, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

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Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.

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Publication date: 15 July 2014


News ID: 189
Categories: Sustainability
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

A Fair result for youngsters

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Talented youngsters will be celebrating Fairtrade in Rotherham this week.

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Publication date: 15 July 2014


News ID: 188
Categories: Street care and cleaning
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Third Eastwood litter pick

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The Eastwood Environmental Group has organised a third litter pick this week.

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Publication date: 15 July 2014


News ID: 187
Categories: Environment and planning, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Inspector praises local housing plan

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Rotherham's housing plan for the future has been given the green light by government inspectors - including the go-ahead to set a local housing target.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 July 2014


News ID: 186
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Successful event in Rotherham helps children and young people with additional needs and their families

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Successful event in Rotherham marks a change in law that will help make the lives of children and young people with additional needs, and the lives of their families, be a lot easier.

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Publication date: 14 July 2014


News ID: 185
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding

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Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

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Publication date: 9 July 2014


News ID: 183
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Schools and education, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Schools Go for Gold

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Children, parents and staff from schools across the borough recently took part in a Rotherham Charter Gold celebration event at the New York Stadium.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


News ID: 182
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Make new bike buddies on Ulley cycle ride

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Ulley Country Park and surrounding lanes and villages will act as the perfect backdrop to an organised bike ride on Sunday 13 July.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


News ID: 181
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Electoral registration system is changing this summer

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Over the summer, all Rotherham residents will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


News ID: 180
Categories: Health and social care, People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Report Highlights Pressures on Rotherham GP Services

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Growing pressures on the borough’s GP services has been identified in a special report by Rotherham's Health Select Commission.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


News ID: 179
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Up for trying Le Tours infamous Sheffield Jenkin Road climb?

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There’s never been a better time to make new friends by getting on your bike and starting peddling.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


News ID: 178
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Successful prosecution in animal transportation case

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Thanks to a joint operation between inspectors from the four South Yorkshire councils and the police, a successful prosecution has been made against a man transporting livestock.

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


News ID: 177
Categories: People and communities, Children and family care, Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Charity cheque presentation

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Building control officers from across South Yorkshire and the Humber swapped their inspection routines last month to raise money for one very special building!

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Publication date: 4 July 2014


News ID: 176
Categories: Libraries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Eee - we did it!

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Rotherham Libraries took part in the Overdrive Challenge in June and set its sights on increasing e-book issues by 50 per cent to win £1500 to spend on e-books.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 July 2014


News ID: 175
Categories: Council and democracy, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New Mayor elected

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Cllr John Foden was elected Mayor of Rotherham for 2014/15 at a Full Council meeting on Wednesday 2 July.

Full story ...

Publication date: 3 July 2014


News ID: 173
Categories: People and communities, Council and democracy, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Millers Tony gets his freedom

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Tony Stewart, Chairman of Rotherham's promotion-winning football team, was given the green light to be made a Freeman of the Borough on Wednesday 2 July.

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Publication date: 2 July 2014


News ID: 172
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Toyah Willcox returns to Rotherham

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Singer and Actress Toyah Willcox is to return to Rotherham to host and compère the Rotherham Children’s Festival singing celebration One Voice on Friday 11 July.

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Publication date: 2 July 2014


News ID: 171
Categories: Leisure and culture, Schools and education, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors

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Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.

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Publication date: 1 July 2014


News ID: 170
Categories: Roads, highways and pavements
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Residents prepare for Tour de France

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Residents are being advised to expect some disruption to their usual routines when one of the world’s greatest events rolls into South Yorkshire this month.

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Publication date: 1 July 2014


News ID: 169
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham celebrates its independent shops

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On Friday July 4, Rotherham is getting set to celebrate its many varied independent retailers.

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Publication date: 1 July 2014


News ID: 168
Categories: Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Local residents urged to stay safe this Ramadan

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Local residents are being urged to stay well this Ramadan, whether at home or away.

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Publication date: 26 June 2014


News ID: 167
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Volunteering at the Civic Theatre

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The Civic Theatre has a long history of welcoming volunteers to work alongside the staff team and now, on the back of National Volunteering Week, they are looking for more volunteers.

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Publication date: 25 June 2014


News ID: 166
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Enjoy creative fun at Boston Castle

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Rotherham’s beautiful Boston Castle is set to host a summer of creative events for kids.

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Publication date: 25 June 2014


News ID: 165
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nichola Simpson
Link to CMS

Prestigious nomination for Rother FM recognises partnership work

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Rother FM has been nominated for a prestigious radio industries social action award for their work on Rotherham’s hate crime radio campaign.

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Publication date: 24 June 2014


News ID: 164
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Wanted: ladies who experienced the miners' strike

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Are you a woman who experienced the 1980's miners' strike? If so, you could have a valuable story to tell as part of a special project being launched in the south of Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 23 June 2014


News ID: 163
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council to plough savings back into services

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The Council continues to tackle the ongoing financial challenges faced by local government – reporting an underspend on last year’s budget which will be ploughed back into services.

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Publication date: 19 June 2014


News ID: 162
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Rotherham Libraries - eBook challenge

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Support Rotherham's Libraries. If we increase our issues of eBooks by 50 per cent in June we'll win £1,500 to spend on eBooks.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 June 2014


News ID: 161
Categories: Theatre and drama
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham panto welcomes Beast of a star!

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The weather may be (finally) heating up, but, Rotherham Theatres are looking towards the fun of the festive period by signing a 'huge' name for this year’s panto!

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 June 2014


News ID: 160
Categories: Schools and education, Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school

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A new short film by Yorkshire school children explaining the Tour de France and its visit to Yorkshire for the 2014 Grand Départ has been premiered at St Thomas CofE Primary School, Kilnhurst.

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Publication date: 17 June 2014


News ID: 159
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Nether Haugh Improvement Works

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Safety improvements are to be carried out at Nether Haugh following a number of recent collisions.

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Publication date: 17 June 2014


News ID: 158
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Inspired by the Tour de France? Join a free guided bike ride!

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This summer is all about cycling, as the Tour de France returns to the UK for three stages, and yellow fever grips the nation.

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Publication date: 17 June 2014


News ID: 157
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Armed Forces Day

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Rotherham is set to honour the Armed Forces with a very special parade.

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Publication date: 16 June 2014


News ID: 156
Categories: Schools and education, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Spotlight on changes to SEND support for children and young people

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Important changes are happening to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are supported.

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Publication date: 16 June 2014


News ID: 155
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

A history lesson in song

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Young people from Rotherham will be "packing up their troubles" to join in the town's Armed Forces Day celebrations on June 21.

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Publication date: 13 June 2014


News ID: 154
Categories: Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

History comes to life at Boston Castle

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Two events set to take place at Rotherham’s iconic Boston Caste are promising to bring history to life for the borough’s amateur archaeologists.

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Publication date: 13 June 2014


News ID: 153
Categories: People and communities, Parks and open spaces, Schools and education, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Kids call time on foul play

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Kids from a Rotherham primary school have joined forces with local councillors to help call time on foul play in their area.

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Publication date: 13 June 2014


News ID: 152
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Park Life on show at fun day

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Thrybergh Country Park is set to be the beautiful back drop for a fun-filled day showing the best on offer within your local community.

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Publication date: 12 June 2014


News ID: 151
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Car sales warning

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Motorists are being warned to ensure they fill in the correct documentation when they sell their vehicles.

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Publication date: 11 June 2014


News ID: 150
Categories: Customer services
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Work taking place at Aston Joint Service Centre

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Users of Aston Joint Service Centre are reminded that they could face disruption this week as building work at the site has begun.

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Publication date: 11 June 2014


News ID: 149
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue badge fraud prosecution

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The Council has secured another successful prosecution in a case of blue badge fraud.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 June 2014


News ID: 148
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Deaf-blind Awareness Week

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People who are both deaf and blind across Rotherham should not feel isolated – they can get help and support from a dedicated team.

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Publication date: 6 June 2014


News ID: 147
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Local man calls on Rotherham to join the fight against heart failure

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Big-hearted Andrew Kerrison from Rotherham is calling on his town to put its heart and "sole" into fundraising for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in June.

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Publication date: 5 June 2014


News ID: 146
Categories: Roads - closures and diversions
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Burst sewer causes diversions

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Motorists travelling through Rotherham are being warned of substantial diversions as the result of a burst sewer.

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Publication date: 5 June 2014


News ID: 145
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Is competition "write" up your street?

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Do you enjoy putting pen to paper or do you have a story you are bursting to tell?

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 June 2014


News ID: 144
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Summer brings "Hay Fever" to the stage!

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Hay Fever is the summer offering from the Rotherham Rep and they serve up a frothy, light hearted romp at the weekend retreat of the ghastly self-indulgent Bliss family.

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Publication date: 4 June 2014


News ID: 143
Categories: Schools and colleges
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Children's Festival returns to Rotherham

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Whilst Rotherham continues to bask in the glory of the Millers fairytale, New York Stadium prepares to host another winning team this month - the much-loved Children’s Festival.

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Publication date: 4 June 2014


News ID: 142
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Super-heroes welcome in Rotherham libraries

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Parents and carers across Rotherham are being invited to don their super-hero masks and become the heroes of their own stories this summer!

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Publication date: 4 June 2014


News ID: 141
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Special treasure hunt marks the Grand Depart

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Families in Rotherham are being challenged to take part in an epic treasure hunt adventure with the chance to strike gold, on Saturday 14 June.

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Publication date: 2 June 2014


News ID: 140
Categories: Roads - closures and diversions
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Burst water main

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There is currently a burst water main on the A633 Rotherham Road between Parkgate and the B&Q store.

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Publication date: 30 May 2014


News ID: 139
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Schools and education, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham's Drive for Life

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One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.

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Publication date: 29 May 2014


News ID: 111
Categories: Museums and galleries, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Regimental Museum re-opens to the public

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Rotherham’s beloved York and Lancaster Regimental Museum has re-opened to the public in an exciting new home.

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Publication date: 29 May 2014


News ID: 138
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Litter picking in Eastwood

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Come rain or shine, residents in one area of Rotherham are carrying out their second community litter pick today. (Wednesday May 28)

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Publication date: 28 May 2014


News ID: 137
Categories: Elections - results
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Election results

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Results from last week's local elections and European elections are now available.

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Publication date: 27 May 2014


News ID: 136
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Aladdin - first stars announced!

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Rotherham panto fans got a sneak preview of one of this year's stars on Tuesday, when he performed in the live semi-final of Britain's Got Talent!

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Publication date: 27 May 2014


News ID: 135
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham hosts town centre welcome for triumphant Millers!

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Rotherham hosted a big 'town centre thank you' last night following Rotherham United's triumphant victory in the League One play-off final at Wembley.

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Publication date: 27 May 2014


News ID: 134
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Imagination Library art exhibition

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Rotherham’s Imagination Library is holding an art exhibition in the Gallery at Riverside House from 14 to 21 June as part of the Children’s Festival.

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Publication date: 23 May 2014


News ID: 133
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham blessed by international business convention

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Rotherham is proudly placing yet another feather in its business cap after successfully hosting the Yorkshire International Business Convention.

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Publication date: 22 May 2014


News ID: 132
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Half-term fun in Rotherham

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The school holidays are here again - but don’t worry, there’s loads of activities and events to keep the kids entertained in Rotherham!

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Publication date: 22 May 2014


News ID: 131
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham buildings recognised in awards

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Several new buildings across Rotherham have been acclaimed in a regional building excellence awards.

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Publication date: 21 May 2014


News ID: 130
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New partnership promises better network for bus passengers

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Passengers are set to benefit from improvements to the bus network in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 20 May 2014


News ID: 129
Categories: Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Appeal to find Rotherham family

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The Council and South Yorkshire Police are appealing for help from the public to trace the whereabouts of a family of five from Rotherham.

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Publication date: 20 May 2014


News ID: 128
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young people gain funding for history project

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Young people in Rotherham have won Heritage Lottery funding to investigate the miner's strike through the eyes of women.

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Publication date: 19 May 2014


News ID: 127
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Circus skills sessions to entertain the kids

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The beautiful Herringthorpe Valley Park is getting ready for clowning antics this month as it hosts a fun afternoon of circus skills.

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Publication date: 15 May 2014


News ID: 126
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Dementia Awareness Week - May 18 - 24

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The Alzheimer’s Society in Rotherham is encouraging people who have concerns about dementia to stop bottling it up this Dementia Awareness Week (18 – 24 May 2014).

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Publication date: 15 May 2014


News ID: 125
Categories: Libraries - children's services
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Young library volunteers needed

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Are you aged 13 to 24 years with some spare time on your hands over the forthcoming summer break?

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Publication date: 13 May 2014


News ID: 124
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Elvis enters the building!

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The King of Rock 'n' Roll, or, at least, the closest thing, will be bringing a night of classics to the stage of the Rotherham Civic Theatre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 May 2014


News ID: 123
Categories: Advice and benefits, Business and investment, Libraries, Customer services, Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham resident wins big with Your Account

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One local resident has won big, and simplified her life, thanks to a new online feature offered by the Council.

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Publication date: 13 May 2014


News ID: 122
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Deaf Awareness Week

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Rotherham Deaf Futures group will be hosting an event outside the Council's Riverside House offices on Friday 23 May.

Full story ...

Publication date: 13 May 2014


News ID: 121
Categories: Schools and education, Advice and benefits, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Schools prepare for free school meals

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Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 May 2014


News ID: 120
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Gardening competition is hotting up

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With the days getting warmer, now is the perfect time to give your garden a boost of colour in preparation for this year’s Council Homes Gardening Competition.

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Publication date: 12 May 2014


News ID: 119
Categories: Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Fostering Fortnight comes to Rotherham

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Rotherham's looked after children and young people need you to join the group of dedicated foster carers who provide them with the care and support they need.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 May 2014


News ID: 117
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Town centre demonstrations pass without serious incident

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Saturday's demonstrations in Rotherham town centre passed off without significant disorder according to South Yorkshire Police.

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Publication date: 10 May 2014


News ID: 118
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Event for green-fingered residents

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Keen gardeners are invited along to Rosehill Community Garden (at the back of Rosehill Medical Centre), Rawmarsh for a “big seed swap” on Wednesday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 May 2014


News ID: 116
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Road closures and parking changes on Saturday

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Motorists travelling through Rotherham Town Centre are being warned that several roads will be closed tomorrow (Saturday May 10) to allow for the English Defence League (EDL) march.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 May 2014


News ID: 115
Categories: Elections - postal votes
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Watch out for your postal vote

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If you are a postal voter, be on the lookout for your postal ballot pack for the local and European elections.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 May 2014


News ID: 114
Categories: Community safety
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Police and partners issue advice on demonstration

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The Police, Council and other partners are working together to gather information and minimise the impact of an upcoming demonstration organised by the English Defence League (EDL).

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 May 2014


News ID: 112
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Excitement builds for International Business Convention

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With just over a week to go before the big day, excitement is building as Rotherham prepares to host the Yorkshire International Business Convention (YIBC) for the first time.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 May 2014


News ID: 110
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Town centre celebrates another small business success

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A business that began life as a “little acorn” market stall is now celebrating ten years of successful trading in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 6 May 2014


News ID: 109
Categories: Libraries - news and events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Much-loved local figure gets posthumous exhibition

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Local artist and photographer, Ian Townsley, is set to receive a posthumous exhibition of his artwork in Rotherham’s town centre library.

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Publication date: 2 May 2014


News ID: 108
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free dog chipping event

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Dog owners are invited to get their pets chipped for free on Wednesday (May 7).

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 May 2014


News ID: 106
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Community networking event in Swinton

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Swinton residents are invited to a Community Networking event in Swinton Civic Hall on Friday 9 May.

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Publication date: 1 May 2014


News ID: 105
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and wellbeing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New cycle scheme aims to get residents on their bikes!

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Rotherham residents are being urged to get on their bikes with the launch of a new scheme.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 May 2014


News ID: 104
Categories: Consultations, Council and democracy, Schools and education, Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Children's centre consultation

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Consultation with local communities could lead to two more children's centres in Rotherham staying open following the 12 week consultation period that ended yesterday (Wednesday, April 30).

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 May 2014


News ID: 102
Categories: Transport policy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New future in sight for buses in Rotherham

The Council has committed to the launch of an innovative new bus partnership this summer that aims to make travel in the town easier and cheaper.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 May 2014


News ID: 103
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New future in sight for buses in Rotherham

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The Council has committed to the launch of an innovative new bus partnership this summer that aims to make travel in the town easier and cheaper.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 May 2014


News ID: 101
Categories: Elections - voting
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Don't forget to vote - election candidates announced

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With the announcement of the candidates for next month’s Local and European elections, the public are being reminded that they have until next Tuesday to apply to register to vote.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 April 2014


News ID: 100
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Ride safe, stay safe

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Smart riders in South Yorkshire can pick up a bargain and improve their riding skills to help them stay safe on the roads.

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Publication date: 30 April 2014


News ID: 99
Categories: Wildlife
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The dark night bat watch returns!

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For those excited about the titanic showdown of the recently announced film, Batman vs. Superman, there’s chance to find out more about these fascinating nocturnal creatures.

Full story ...

Publication date: 30 April 2014


News ID: 98
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The music comes to life at Rotherham Theatres

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On February 3 1959, rock-and-roll star Buddy Holly died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

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Publication date: 28 April 2014


News ID: 97
Categories: Environment and planning, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New opening times for Rotherham waste sites

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Rotherham recyclers are being reminded that from June each of the borough's four Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closed for one day each week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 April 2014


News ID: 96
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Dementia Awareness Week - May 19 - 23

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If you are worried that you, or someone close to you, may have dementia, it can be difficult to talk about it.

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Publication date: 24 April 2014


News ID: 95
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Acclaimed authors bring reading to life in Rotherham

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Rotherham’s Riverside Library is inviting literary-loving residents to become inspired by two acclaimed novelist at a very special event.

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Publication date: 22 April 2014


News ID: 94
Categories: People and communities, Homes and property, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Residents warned over shed break-ins

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Rotherham residents are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of break-ins to sheds and garages.

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Publication date: 17 April 2014


News ID: 93
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Blue badge fraud prosecutions

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The Council has secured two more successful prosecutions in cases of blue badge fraud.

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Publication date: 17 April 2014


News ID: 92
Categories: Childcare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Children's Centre consultation

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Rotherham parents are being reminded that the public consultation on the future of Children's Centres across the borough ends this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 April 2014


News ID: 91
Categories: Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Friends group helps archives look into the past

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Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Service have acquired a new record that reveals fascinating details of early 19th century education and charity in the Wath area.

Full story ...

Publication date: 17 April 2014


News ID: 90
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mary Portas "makers" a famous return to Rotherham

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Rotherham has received the Portas seal of approval after the retail guru returned to witness the continuing transformation of the town centre.

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Publication date: 16 April 2014


News ID: 89
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Successful prosecution of private landlord

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An Eastwood private housing landlord has been prosecuted and fined £3,000 after Council officers found hazardous living conditions in an Eastwood property.

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Publication date: 16 April 2014


News ID: 88
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Act now to secure your vote

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With the European Parliamentary and Rotherham Council election taking place next month, Rotherham’s Electoral Services team is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time.

Full story ...

Publication date: 14 April 2014


News ID: 87
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, A630 Roadworks
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Work begins on roundabout

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Preparation works have begun in Rotherham town centre as part of the first stage of a major £5 million road improvement scheme.

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Publication date: 14 April 2014


News ID: 86
Categories: Council and democracy, Work jobs training and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council to pay a local "living wage"

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Almost 1,500 of the Council’s lowest paid employees are set to benefit thanks to the introduction of a local living wage from October this year.

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Publication date: 11 April 2014


News ID: 85
Categories: Business and investment, Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Mary Portas returns to Rotherham

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Two high profile guests will review the transformation of Rotherham Town Centre in a planned visit next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 April 2014


News ID: 84
Categories: Roads, highways and pavements
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Emergency sewer works - Rotherham town centre

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Pedestrians in Rotherham Town Centre are being warned that emergency repair works have begun following the recent incident that saw several shops being flooded.

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Publication date: 11 April 2014


News ID: 83
Categories: Health and social care, Business and investment, Help for adults, People and communities, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Local businesses show their hearts

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Seven Rotherham businesses have been rewarded for their big hearts after being awarded certificates for their fundraising and lifesaving efforts.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 April 2014


News ID: 82
Categories: Homes and property, People and communities, Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Seven years of Potteries Court

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Residents of a specialist housing scheme in Rotherham will celebrate its seventh birthday next week.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 April 2014


News ID: 81
Categories: People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Residents come together to improve community

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Residents of a Rotherham community took to their local streets this week to pick up litter.

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Publication date: 10 April 2014


News ID: 80
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have an artistic Easter

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An "egg-citing" Easter event taking place in Rotherham town centre will allow little artists the chance to "eggs-plore" their creative side.

Full story ...

Publication date: 10 April 2014


News ID: 79
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Athena Awards 2014

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Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 78
Categories: Theatre and drama
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Night of legends at Rotherham Civic Theatre

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A musical show packed with legends, which promises to get every member of the audience on their feet and dancing, is heading to Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 77
Categories: Council housing, Homes and property, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Children show housing tenants the way

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School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 76
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free dog chipping event

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Dog owners are invited to get their pets chipped for free on Wednesday (May 7).

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 107
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Free dog chipping event

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Dog owners are invited to get their pets chipped for free on Wednesday (May 7).

Full story ...

Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 75
Categories: Council tax, Council and democracy, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Council Tax collection helps services

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The Council collected a much-needed additional £6 million in Council Tax and non-domestic rates in the last financial year - a welcome boost in the battle to provide vital front-line services.

Full story ...

Publication date: 8 April 2014


News ID: 74
Categories: Leisure and culture, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Exciting changes for leisure centres

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Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.

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Publication date: 7 April 2014


News ID: 73
Categories: Museum events and exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Tudor Day at Clifton Park Museum

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Curious kids can get the chance to sample life from the past this month and find out what life was like in Tudor times.

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Publication date: 7 April 2014


News ID: 72
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Hop along for an egg-citing Easter hunt!

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The beautiful Herringthorpe Valley Park is set to bring Easter to life with an egg-celent event for kids!

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 April 2014


News ID: 71
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Boston Castle reopens for summer with fantastic events

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Rotherham’s beloved Boston Castle is reopening its doors to the public for the summer season!

Full story ...

Publication date: 2 April 2014


News ID: 70
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham Rep offering quality theatre for less

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Local theatre company, Rotherham Rep, are giving younger people the opportunity to experience a classic play for less this month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 69
Categories: People and communities, Health and wellbeing, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Become a British Cycling ride leader

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The hunt is on for Rotherham ride leaders to help inspire more people to get on their bikes and start cycling for fun.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 68
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Have your say on artworks popping up

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Plans are afoot for a new mosaic and other artworks for the new supermarket development in Rotherham Town Centre, and everyone is invited to comment on the proposed designs.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 67
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Diplomats of the future impress at model United Nations

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Students from six Rotherham schools came together for a Model United Nations conference run by Schools Linking Network, a national charity focused on building community cohesion.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 66
Categories: Museum events and exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Chance to discover more about proud military past

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In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, history buffs will have the perfect opportunity to discover the story behind Rotherham’s proud military history.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 65
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

School extension for Aston Hall

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The Mayor of Rotherham officially opened an extension to Aston Hall School on Friday (4 April).

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 64
Categories: People and communities, Health and social care, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Launch of new service for ex-military personnel

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Friday (28 March) saw the official launch of a bespoke trailer designed to spread awareness of the services and support that is available to ex-military personnel across the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 63
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Templeborough Road Closure

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Motorists are being warned that a major route between Rotherham and the M1 motorway is to be closed overnight for nearly a fortnight.

Full story ...

Publication date: 31 March 2014


News ID: 62
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Conference to put spotlight on suicide and self-harm prevention

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Preventing suicide and ensuring support for those at risk of self-harm is the focus of a regional conference which will take place in Rotherham next month.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 March 2014


News ID: 61
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Weekend overnight closures at Lindrick Dale

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Motorists are reminded that overnight weekend closures of the A57 at Lindrick Dale are continuing.

Full story ...

Publication date: 28 March 2014


News ID: 60
Categories: Schools and education, Health and wellbeing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Pupil pedal power!

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Children in Rotherham have made over 7,000 journeys to school on bikes and scooters in just two weeks, as part of an inter-school competition which encourages children to be more active.

Full story ...

Publication date: 26 March 2014


News ID: 59
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

City Region delegation rev up for MACH 2014

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Engineering companies from across the Sheffield City Region are working together as preparations continue to take a delegation to the UK’s premier engineering and manufacturing event.

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Publication date: 25 March 2014


News ID: 58
Categories: Environment and planning, Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

River of colour commemorates First World War

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Flanders Poppies will be a feature in the Council's highly-acclaimed and innovative planting scheme along the town's main roads this year.

Full story ...

Publication date: 25 March 2014


News ID: 57
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

National Award for Child Sexual Exploitation Partnership

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Rotherham's Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Team have been successful following their recent nomination for a prestigious national award.

Full story ...

Publication date: 21 March 2014


News ID: 56
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Health food business expands into Rotherham town centre

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A Rotherham health food business is celebrating its latest expansion with the opening of a new store in Rotherham Town Centre.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 March 2014


News ID: 55
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

Fairtrade charity dinner in Rotherham

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Tickets are now on sale for Rotherham's annual Fairtrade Charity Dinner.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 March 2014


News ID: 54
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Spring into Easter!

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An “egg-citing” Easter event will be springing into Rotherham town centre to bring children and their families a day to remember.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 March 2014


News ID: 53
Categories: Museum events and exhibitions
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Discover more about Rotherham's proud military past

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In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, history buffs will have the perfect opportunity to discover the story behind Rotherham’s proud military history.

Full story ...

Publication date: 19 March 2014


News ID: 52
Categories: Events
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham panto is announced

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Despite the fact that winter is only just starting to melt away, thoughts at Rotherham Civic Theatre are turning towards the annual spectacular that is panto!

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 March 2014


News ID: 51
Categories: Homes and property, Environmental health, People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

Rogue landlords prosecuted

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A married couple have been successfully prosecuted by the Council for failing to make repairs to a tenanted property they owned in Catcliffe.

Full story ...

Publication date: 18 March 2014


News ID: 50
Categories: Council tax, Advice and benefits, Business and investment, Libraries, Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Save Time, Do it Online - the Council launches Your Account with a chance to win an iPad

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The Council has taken a significant leap forward in the way key services are delivered by introducing an exciting new online service.

Full story ...

Publication date: 12 March 2014


News ID: 49
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

New artworks popping up in Rotherham

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Plans are afoot for a new mosaic and other artworks for Rotherham, and local retailers, young and old, community and heritage and arts groups are all invited to help decide the design of the artworks

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2014


News ID: 48
Categories: Planning and regeneration, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Reece Johnson
Link to CMS

R-evolution marks next stage of AMP development

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The next phase of development at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) has been confirmed with the purchase of the first part of the "R-evolution At The AMP" scheme by the Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2014


News ID: 47
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Jon Ashton
Link to CMS

R-evolution marks next stage of AMP development

The next phase of development at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) has been confirmed with the purchase of the first part of the R-evolution at The AMP scheme by the Council.

Full story ...

Publication date: 11 March 2014


News ID: 46
Categories: Fostering, adopting and looked after children
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Find out about fostering

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People from all walks of life have the opportunity to discover about the benefits of fostering on Wednesday.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 March 2014


News ID: 45
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

"Encouraging" response to consultation

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There has been a "very encouraging" response to the call for organisations to run the Rotherham Children's Centres that are facing closure due to budget restraints.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 March 2014


News ID: 44
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Commonwealth Day marked in Rotherham

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Rotherham will be flying the flag next week - as part of a unique event to mark Commonwealth Day.

Full story ...

Publication date: 7 March 2014


News ID: 43
Categories: Fair trading
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Fairtrade football for Rotherham

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A five-a-side football tournament will bring Fairtrade Fortnight to a close in Rotherham this weekend.

Full story ...

Publication date: 6 March 2014


News ID: 42
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

The English Touring Opera comes to Rotherham!

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Borka, an award winning opera for children, is heading towards Rotherham.

Full story ...

Publication date: 5 March 2014


News ID: 41
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Women leaders in spotlight as Athena approaches

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The countdown has begun to this year’s Rotherham Athena Awards – a celebration of women from all walks of life, in leadership roles around the borough.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 40
Categories: Council and democracy, Advice and benefits, Work jobs training and advice, Environmental health, Roads, parking and transport, Libraries, Customer services, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Homes and property, Museums and galleries, Health and wellbeing, Business and investment, Schools and education, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, People and communities, Bins, rubbish and recycling, Consultations, Council housing, Help for adults, Children and family care, Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: John Kelly
Link to CMS

Stay alerted

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Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 39
Categories: Planning and regeneration, Consultations
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Consultation starts on changes to Local Plan

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Once again Rotherham residents have the chance to comment on the borough's Local Plan - this time on the changes to the Core Strategy proposed by the Planning Inspectorate.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 38
Categories: Leisure and culture, Museums and galleries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

New artefact brings history to life at Museum

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A historic object is set to bring Rotherham’s history into sharp focus this month as an important piece of our town’s past goes on display at Clifton Park Museum.

Full story ...

Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 37
Categories: Council housing
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Tenants invited to spring into action

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Council tenants are being invited to have their say on the future of council housing in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 36
Categories: Leisure and culture, People and communities, Environmental health, Roads, parking and transport, Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Ramblers tackle rights of way

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Volunteers from the Ramblers Association are starting 2014 as they mean to continue – by helping keep more of Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.

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Publication date: 27 February 2014


News ID: 35
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Meet a friendly dragon at Boston Castle

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Adventurous toddlers will be able to celebrate World Book Day in style this year in a fun day full of wonder, creativity and adventure at Boston Castle.

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Publication date: 27 February 2014


News ID: 34
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

A new era for local government as Council sets budget

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Frontline services will be protected as ‘as far as possible,’ resources will be targeted to help those most in need and communities will be encouraged to do more for themselves.

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Publication date: 27 February 2014


News ID: 33
Categories: Health and social care, Health and wellbeing, Help for adults, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Plan for more integrated working

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The Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are making sure health and social care is put in the hands of local people through delivery of the Better Care Fund.

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


News ID: 32
Categories: Schools and education, Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!

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Bright "green" sparks at two Rotherham schools have been rewarded for campaigns highlighting the importance of recycling old, unused or unloved electrical items.

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


News ID: 31
Categories: People and communities, Leisure and culture, Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Tribute to Arthur Wharton launched

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A tribute project to to the world's first black professional footballer has been launched in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


News ID: 30
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Temporary one-way system on A57

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Motorists are being warned of potential delays with a temporary one-way system due to be implemented on the A57.

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


News ID: 28
Categories: Consultations - Open, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Landlord licensing consultation sessions cancelled

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Three drop-in sessions about proposals to introduce selective licensing of private rented properties have been cancelled.

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Publication date: 10 February 2014


News ID: 29
Categories: Business and investment, People and communities, Help for adults, Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Chamber pledges to help Armed Forces

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The Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce is to become the first business to sign up to Rotherham's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

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Publication date: 10 February 2014


News ID: 27
Categories: Health and wellbeing, People and communities, Help for adults
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Hero market stall owners help launch lifesaving equipment

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Two quick-thinking stall holders, who became heroes last year when they leapt to action and saved the life of a man, are marking their achievement by helping to launch lifesaving equipment.

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Publication date: 7 February 2014


News ID: 25
Categories: Pre-schools
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Consultation on Rotherham children's centres

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Consultation is taking place on the future of Rotherham's children's centres.

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Publication date: 3 February 2014


News ID: 23
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Final hurdle for Rotherham's Local Plan

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Rotherham's Local Plan - the Council's planning blueprint for the next 15 years - has almost passed its final hurdle, providing the borough's housing target is increased.

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Publication date: 30 January 2014


News ID: 24
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Potential changes at household waste sites

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Two of Rotherham's four household waste recycling centres could be closed for two days each week in an effort to balance the Council's budget.

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Publication date: 30 January 2014


News ID: 22
Categories: Fitness
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

The race is on in Rotherham

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It’s time to dig out that running kit, Rotherham Sport Relief is returning to to help promote fitness with fun.

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Publication date: 27 January 2014


News ID: 21
Categories: Safeguarding children
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Contact details published in support of inquiry

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A confidential email address has been set-up as part of an independent inquiry into historic child sexual exploitation cases in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 24 January 2014


News ID: 20
Categories: People and communities, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated in Rotherham

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Young people from across Rotherham have been on a special 'journey' to commemorate the Holocaust.

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Publication date: 23 January 2014


News ID: 12
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Don't lose your right to vote in 2014

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Some Rotherham residents will receive final reminders for their electoral registration form this week.

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Publication date: 22 January 2014


News ID: 19
Categories: Private housing, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Drop-in sessions for landlord licensing consultation

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The Council has started its consultation on whether to introduce a selective licensing scheme for private rented housing in parts of the borough.

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Publication date: 22 January 2014


News ID: 3
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Health and social care, Help for adults, Children and family care, Advice and benefits, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Blue Badge prosecution

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The Council has secured another successful prosecution in its fight against Blue Badge fraud.

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Publication date: 16 January 2014


News ID: 5
Categories: People and communities, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Environmental health
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Council wardens get new powers to tackle antisocial behaviour

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Council wardens have teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to strengthen their powers in the the fight against anti-social behaviour.

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Publication date: 15 January 2014


News ID: 6
Categories: Business support and advice
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Local businesses to go supersonic at MACH 2014

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Engineering companies from across the Sheffield city region have the opportunity to exhibit at a reduced rate during the UK’s premier engineering and manufacturing event this spring.

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Publication date: 14 January 2014


News ID: 7
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Rotherham in line for local government award

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The Council has been shortlisted for two different partnership projects in the national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

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Publication date: 14 January 2014


News ID: 1
Categories: Homes and property
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name:
Link to CMS

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Publication date: 10 January 2014


News ID: 10
Categories: Children and family care, Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Outstanding facilities for special needs students at Rotherham College

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Youngsters with complex special needs going on to further education in Rotherham are to have a specialised service in the future.

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Publication date: 8 January 2014


News ID: 11
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Leisure and culture, Parks and open spaces, Environmental health, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

A rambling resolution for 2014

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Volunteers from The Ramblers' Association will spend 2014 helping to keep Rotherham’s rights of way and parklands in good order.

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Publication date: 2 January 2014


News ID: 14
Categories: Homes and property, Business and investment, Anti social behaviour and nuisance, Consultations, Private landlords - registration
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Landlord licensing consultation

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The Council is to consult on whether to introduce a selective licensing scheme for private rented housing across the borough.

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Publication date: 19 December 2013


News ID: 2
Categories: Roads, parking and transport
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Final stage of construction for A57

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Improvement works to the A57, from Todwick to the M1, are now in their final stages. Goosecarr Lane will again be closed at the junction of the new A57, and will remain closed until mid-February.

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Publication date: 18 December 2013


News ID: 16
Categories: Health and social care, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Child exploitation review finds commitment and good practice

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An independent review by children’s charity Barnardo’s has found that the Council and other local agencies are fully committed to addressing child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 12 December 2013


News ID: 17
Categories: Homes and property, Council housing, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Sun shines on garden competition winners

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It may be cold outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about making preparations for Rotherham’s Council homes gardening competition.

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Publication date: 3 December 2013


News ID: 18
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, Council and democracy, People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
Link to CMS

Street tribute to Fred

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A Rawmarsh street has been named after one of Rotherham's most famous characters - the late civic chauffeur Fred Edwards.

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Publication date: 28 November 2013

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