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News ID: 560
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Early closure of Riverside Library and Cafe

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Members of the public are being advised that Riverside House Library and Café will be closing at the earlier time of 12 noon this Saturday (5 September).

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Publication date: 4 September 2015


News ID: 559
Categories: Disabled people - parking permits - blue badge
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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: 557
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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 next weekend (September 12 and 13).

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Publication date: 2 September 2015


News ID: 556
Categories: People and communities
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: 555
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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 next week.

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Publication date: 1 September 2015


News ID: 553
Categories: Websites
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, Children and family care
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: Cycling
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: Yes
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, Children and family care
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.

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Publication date: 19 August 2015


News ID: 548
Categories: Leisure and culture, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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, Children and family care
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, Children and family care
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: Libraries - children's services, 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.

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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.

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Publication date: 10 August 2015


News ID: 541
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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: Adult and community education
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.

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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.

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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: Yes
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.

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Publication date: 4 August 2015


News ID: 533
Categories: Training and development
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.

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Publication date: 3 August 2015


News ID: 534
Categories: Safeguarding children, Children and family care
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.

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Publication date: 3 August 2015


News ID: 532
Categories: Arts and entertainment
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!

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Publication date: 30 July 2015


News ID: 529
Categories: Business and investment
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: Cycling
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
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: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ray Globe
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: Parking
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.

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Publication date: 23 July 2015


News ID: 524
Categories: Schools and colleges
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: Yes
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.

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Publication date: 23 July 2015


News ID: 522
Categories: Libraries, Children and family care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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: Local history and heritage
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
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.

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Publication date: 22 July 2015


News ID: 518
Categories: Consultations
Topstory: Yes
Live: Yes
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.

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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 social 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.

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Publication date: 13 July 2015


News ID: 514
Categories: Leisure and culture
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
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.

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Publication date: 8 July 2015


News ID: 511
Categories: Taxis and minicabs
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
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
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.

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Publication date: 6 July 2015


News ID: 508
Categories: Markets
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
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.

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Publication date: 1 July 2015


News ID: 506
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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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.*

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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.

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Publication date: 26 June 2015


News ID: 501
Categories: Arts and entertainment
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: Fostering, adopting and looked after children
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.

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Publication date: 22 June 2015


News ID: 497
Categories: Arts and entertainment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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: Safeguarding children
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: Yes
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.'

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 8 June 2015


News ID: 484
Categories: Fostering
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 3 June 2015


News ID: 481
Categories: Schools and education
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.

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Publication date: 3 June 2015


News ID: 480
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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!

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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.

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Publication date: 2 June 2015


News ID: 478
Categories: Health and social care
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.

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Publication date: 1 June 2015


News ID: 477
Categories: Homes and property
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
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 28 May 2015


News ID: 473
Categories: Cycling
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 27 May 2015


News ID: 470
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 26 May 2015


News ID: 468
Categories: Mayor - general information
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.

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Publication date: 20 May 2015


News ID: 467
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 18 May 2015


News ID: 463
Categories: Private landlords
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.

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Publication date: 15 May 2015


News ID: 462
Categories: Parking
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 12 May 2015


News ID: 459
Categories: Public 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 5 May 2015


News ID: 455
Categories: Taxis and minicabs
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 27 April 2015


News ID: 453
Categories: Council and democracy
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 22 April 2015


News ID: 451
Categories: Crime prevention
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).

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Publication date: 22 April 2015


News ID: 450
Categories: Countryside
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.

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Publication date: 22 April 2015


News ID: 449
Categories: Health and social care
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.

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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!

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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.

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Publication date: 17 April 2015


News ID: 445
Categories: Leisure and culture
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 9 April 2015


News ID: 440
Categories: Council news
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.

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Publication date: 7 April 2015


News ID: 439
Categories: Parental support
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: Animal welfare
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.

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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?

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Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 436
Categories: Taxis and minicabs
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.

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Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 435
Categories: Schools and education
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?

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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.

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Publication date: 2 April 2015


News ID: 434
Categories: People and communities
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 27 March 2015


News ID: 432
Categories: Leisure and culture
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.

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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!

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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!

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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: Yes
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 25 March 2015


News ID: 426
Categories: Homes and property
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 20 March 2015


News ID: 424
Categories: Young people - information and advice
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 17 March 2015


News ID: 418
Categories: Health and social care
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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).

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 13 March 2015


News ID: 414
Categories: Crime prevention
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 12 March 2015


News ID: 411
Categories: Schools and education, 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.

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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.

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Publication date: 10 March 2015


News ID: 409
Categories: Business and investment
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!

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Publication date: 9 March 2015


News ID: 408
Categories: People and communities
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 6 March 2015


News ID: 405
Categories: Municipal waste strategy
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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Publication date: 4 March 2015


News ID: 400
Categories: Health and social care
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 2 March 2015


News ID: 398
Categories: Public 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.

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Publication date: 27 February 2015


News ID: 397
Categories: Fostering
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 26 February 2015


News ID: 395
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Early closure of Riverside Library - Saturday 28 February

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Customers are being advised that Riverside House - including the Library and Cafe - will close at the earlier time of 12 noon on Saturday.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 25 February 2015


News ID: 391
Categories: Leisure and culture
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 20 February 2015


News ID: 389
Categories: Council and democracy
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 19 February 2015


News ID: 387
Categories: Bins, rubbish and recycling
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 11 February 2015


News ID: 386
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection
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.

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Publication date: 9 February 2015


News ID: 385
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection
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.

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Publication date: 5 February 2015


News ID: 384
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection
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.

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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:

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Publication date: 4 February 2015


News ID: 382
Categories: Council and democracy, Corporate governance inspection
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, Corporate governance inspection
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, Child protection
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
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: Markets
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
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: Public 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
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
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
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: Young people - information and advice
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
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
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: Social care and support
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
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: Domestic violence
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
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 news
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: Exhibitions
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
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
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
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
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!

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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
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: 304
Categories: Libraries
Topstory: No
Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Early closure of Riverside Library and Café – Saturday 8 November

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Members of the public are advised that Riverside Library and Café will be closing at the earlier time of 1.00 pm tomorrow (Saturday 8 November).

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Publication date: 7 November 2014


News ID: 303
Categories: Council departments
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: Jobs
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: Taxis and minicabs
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: Elections - results
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 24 October 2014


News ID: 293
Categories: Childcare
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 23 October 2014


News ID: 291
Categories: Taxis and minicabs
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 22 October 2014


News ID: 288
Categories: Business and investment
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.

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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.

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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!

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Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 285
Categories: Health and social 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.

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Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 284
Categories: People and communities
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 20 October 2014


News ID: 283
Categories: Sustainability
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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Publication date: 14 October 2014


News ID: 274
Categories: Public 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.

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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.

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Publication date: 13 October 2014


News ID: 272
Categories: Advice and benefits
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 9 October 2014


News ID: 268
Categories: Council news
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.

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Publication date: 7 October 2014


News ID: 267
Categories: Environment and planning
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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Publication date: 7 October 2014


News ID: 265
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 2 October 2014


News ID: 263
Categories: Charities
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 1 October 2014


News ID: 261
Categories: Health and wellbeing
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.

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Publication date: 30 September 2014


News ID: 260
Categories: Council and democracy
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.

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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".

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Publication date: 25 September 2014


News ID: 258
Categories: Roads - road-works
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 23 September 2014


News ID: 254
Categories: Council and democracy
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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 12 September 2014


News ID: 247
Categories: Council and democracy
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.

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Publication date: 12 September 2014


News ID: 246
Categories: Council and democracy
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:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 3 September 2014


News ID: 239
Categories: Council and democracy
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

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Publication date: 28 August 2014


News ID: 240
Categories: Council and democracy
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

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Publication date: 28 August 2014


News ID: 238
Categories: Council and democracy
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:

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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.

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Publication date: 26 August 2014


News ID: 236
Categories: 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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 21 August 2014


News ID: 233
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, A630 Roadworks
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 20 August 2014


News ID: 232
Categories: Advice and benefits
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.

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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.

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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).

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Publication date: 18 August 2014


News ID: 230
Categories: Business support and advice
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.

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Publication date: 15 August 2014


News ID: 229
Categories: Schools and colleges
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.

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Publication date: 14 August 2014


News ID: 228
Categories: Parks and open spaces
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 13 August 2014


News ID: 225
Categories: Councillors, democracy and elections
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name:
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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.

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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,

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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.

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Publication date: 11 August 2014


News ID: 222
Categories: Children and family care
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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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.

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Publication date: 5 August 2014


News ID: 215
Categories: Libraries
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.

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Publication date: 5 August 2014


News ID: 214
Categories: Food and drink
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 4 August 2014


News ID: 213
Categories: Council tax
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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
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.

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Publication date: 29 July 2014


News ID: 205
Categories: Environment and planning
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 23 July 2014


News ID: 198
Categories: Schools and education
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.

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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.

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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: Adult and community education
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: Sustainability
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: Planning and regeneration
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.

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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: Pre-schools
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: Parental support, Youth support, Adult and community education
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
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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: Doctors, GPs and hospitals
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
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
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.

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Publication date: 3 July 2014


News ID: 175
Categories: Council and democracy
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.

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Publication date: 3 July 2014


News ID: 173
Categories: People and communities
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: Schools and colleges
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
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: Arts and entertainment
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: Hate crime, Partnerships
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: Local history and heritage
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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Publication date: 23 June 2014


News ID: 163
Categories: Council and democracy
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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!

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Publication date: 18 June 2014


News ID: 160
Categories: Schools and education
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
Link to CMS

Premier 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 - road-works
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
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
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
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: Trading standards
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: Yes
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.

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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?

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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: Road safety
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
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: Sports and exercise
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: Public 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: Yes
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: Heritage
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.

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Publication date: 13 May 2014


News ID: 123
Categories: Websites
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.

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Publication date: 13 May 2014


News ID: 121
Categories: Schools and colleges
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 12 May 2014


News ID: 117
Categories: People and communities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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: Yes
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: Fitness
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.

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Publication date: 1 May 2014


News ID: 104
Categories: Consultations
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).

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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: Transport policy
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 30 April 2014


News ID: 100
Categories: Road safety
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.

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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: Household waste - disposal sites
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.

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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: Yes
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
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.

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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.

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Publication date: 17 April 2014


News ID: 90
Categories: Business and investment
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.

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Publication date: 14 April 2014


News ID: 87
Categories: Roads, parking and transport, A630 Roadworks
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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: Jobs
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
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.

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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
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.

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Publication date: 10 April 2014


News ID: 82
Categories: Supported and sheltered housing
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.

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Publication date: 10 April 2014


News ID: 81
Categories: People and communities
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.

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Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 77
Categories: Council housing
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.

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Publication date: 9 April 2014


News ID: 76
Categories: Animal welfare
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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: Yes
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
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.

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Publication date: 8 April 2014


News ID: 74
Categories: Sports and exercise
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!

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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!

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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.

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Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 69
Categories: Fitness
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.

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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.

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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).

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Publication date: 1 April 2014


News ID: 64
Categories: People and communities
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 28 March 2014


News ID: 60
Categories: Schools and education
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.

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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
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.

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Publication date: 25 March 2014


News ID: 57
Categories: Health and social care
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.

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Publication date: 21 March 2014


News ID: 56
Categories: Business and investment
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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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!

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Publication date: 18 March 2014


News ID: 51
Categories: Council housing
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.

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Publication date: 18 March 2014


News ID: 50
Categories: Websites
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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 7 March 2014


News ID: 45
Categories: Pre-schools
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Publication date: 5 March 2014


News ID: 41
Categories: Business and investment
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.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 40
Categories: Websites
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.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 39
Categories: Planning and regeneration
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


News ID: 38
Categories: Museum events and exhibitions
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.

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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
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
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Live: No
Admin name: Ceri Davis
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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
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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
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
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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
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Ceri Davis
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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: Sports, clubs and centres
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
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
Admin name: Nicholas Fisher
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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 support and advice
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
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: Yes
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: Planning and regeneration
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: Yes
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: Yes
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: Extra-curricular activities
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
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: Disabilities
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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: Crime prevention
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: Yes
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 news
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: Ray Globe
Link to CMS

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Publication date: 10 January 2014


News ID: 10
Categories: Schools and colleges
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: Walking
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: Private housing
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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, highways and pavements
Topstory: No
Live: Yes
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: Safeguarding children
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: Council housing
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: Road markings and signage
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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