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Crafty kids activities this May

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

19 May 2017


Discover more with new university taster course

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

10 May 2017


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

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

10 May 2017


Childhood memories wanted

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

20 April 2017


Get your green fingers ready for the Garden Lovers Fayre

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

12 April 2017


Clifton Park water splash area opens for 2017

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

12 April 2017


Art exhibition starts summer season at Boston Castle

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

6 April 2017


Victorian Science at Clifton Park Museum

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

30 March 2017


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

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

16 March 2017


The town centre’s first ever comedy festival

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Rotherham town centre will host its first ever comedy festival from Wednesday 29 March until Sunday 2 April.

15 March 2017


Get your treasures valued at Clifton Park Museum

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

8 March 2017


Discover fascinating treasures in new Archives display

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Visitors can see a significant new display of fascinating historical treasures in the Rotherham Archives and Local Studies section at Clifton Park Museum.

23 February 2017


Diamond geezer donates jewel to Mayor's ball

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They say diamonds are a girl's best friend and for the Mayor of Rotherham this is certainly true, as a special donation signs her time off with a sparkle.

20 February 2017


Get on your bike for the Rother Valley Duathlon

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Competitors and families are invited to get on their bike for a charity fundraising event at Rother Valley County Park this month.

15 February 2017


First Maltby Triathlon announced

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Hundreds of people are expected to take part in the first Maltby Triathlon which has been announced to take place in May 2017.

13 February 2017


Leisure centres power life saving heart scanner

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Partnership with Places for People Leisure raises thousands for the British Heart Foundation.

13 February 2017


Making the Steel Man – Coal and Heritage talks

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Clifton Park Museum provides the perfect venue for the next Coal and Steel Heritage Talk.

6 February 2017


Take a trip down memory lane at coal mining reminiscence workshops

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Rotherham residents can take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the coal mining industry at Clifton Park Museum in the forthcoming months.

18 January 2017


Rotherham Leisure Complex refurbishment

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Over 150 thousand pounds has been invested in Rotherham Leisure Complex in a bid to get communities active in 2017.

13 January 2017


Find your favourite book this Christmas

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The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for residents to loan a book from Rotherham Libraries.

14 December 2016


Rotherham’s spectacular pantomime is here

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The Christmas celebrations are about to start, which means panto time is here!

29 November 2016


Christmas family fun in Rotherham

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Rotherham residents are in for a treat with lots of family fun during the festive season at various Christmas themed events taking place around the borough.

29 November 2016


Rotherham Lights Switch-on starts the festive season

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The festive season will officially begin in Rotherham town centre with an evening of entertainment, culminating in the annual switch-on of the Christmas Lights!

9 November 2016


New heritage trail links Heart to Man of Steel

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Visitors to the new “Making the Man of Steel” exhibition at Clifton Park Museum can now take in some of Rotherham’s heritage thanks to a new trail.

8 November 2016


Rotherham’s first Time Trial is a hit with local cyclists

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Cyclists young and old pitted themselves against the clock in Rotherham’s first ever cycling time trial.

28 October 2016


Clifton Park celebrates People’s Choice Award

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Rotherham’s beautiful Clifton Park is officially one of the nation’s favourite green spaces following a public vote.

18 October 2016


Big Friendly Read is a gloriumptious success!

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Libraries across Rotherham had a phizz-wizzing response to this year’s summer reading challenge, a Roald Dahl themed Big Friendly Read.

11 October 2016


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

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

16 September 2016


Panto stars wow shoppers in Rotherham Town Centre

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

14 September 2016


Plaque unveiled on award winning High Street

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

8 September 2016


Local cricketer bowled over by free bike scheme

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

6 September 2016


Rotherham panto star is a Pop Idol

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

24 August 2016


Clifton Park celebrates Green Flag Award

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

17 August 2016


Ulley Country Park hosts new Green Man Challenge

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

17 August 2016


Stay safe by water

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

16 August 2016


Pokémon Go fever grips Rotherham

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

29 July 2016


Enjoy a guided tour of Boston Castle and Park

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

28 July 2016


Sign up now for the Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge

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

20 July 2016


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

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

19 July 2016


Rotherham remembers the Somme

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

21 June 2016


Flora is our lucky winner!

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

26 May 2016


Rotherham Pantomime is announced

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

24 May 2016


Children celebrate re-opening of Barkers Park play area

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

20 May 2016


Forgotten potteries of South Yorkshire

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

6 May 2016


Edwardian postcards feature historical gem Boston Castle

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

26 April 2016


Boston Castle reopens for new season

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

6 April 2016


First new Rotherham allotments in 30 years officially opened

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

22 March 2016


Make a splash this Easter

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

22 March 2016


Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

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

9 March 2016


Big art for little artists!

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

2 March 2016


National award for Tuesday street market

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

29 January 2016


Free parking set to continue at Forge Island

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

25 January 2016


Cinderella is one of the best attended pantomimes ever

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

20 January 2016


Childhood memories on display!

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

18 January 2016


Start your new year with a magical panto treat

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

29 December 2015


Code Club sessions to launch

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

16 December 2015


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

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

30 November 2015


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

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

2 November 2015


Aston Leisure Centre rated excellent by leading quality scheme

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

28 October 2015


Simpson collection arrives at York and Lancaster Museum

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

13 October 2015


Rotherham joins the cycling revolution

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

30 September 2015


New exhibition commemorates Gallipoli

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

18 September 2015


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.

19 August 2015


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?

12 August 2015


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.

12 August 2015


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.

31 July 2015


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.

29 July 2015


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.

24 July 2015


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.

22 July 2015


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.

10 July 2015


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.

10 July 2015


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.

7 July 2015


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.

3 July 2015


"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.

25 June 2015


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.

11 June 2015


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.

28 May 2015


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.

22 April 2015


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.

30 March 2015


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.

27 March 2015


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.

24 February 2015


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.

29 January 2015


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.

21 January 2015


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.

20 November 2014


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.

15 August 2014


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.

14 August 2014


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.

5 August 2014


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.

3 July 2014


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.

1 July 2014


Rotherham celebrates its independent shops

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On Friday July 4, Rotherham is getting set to celebrate its many varied independent retailers.

1 July 2014


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.

25 June 2014


Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school

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A new short film by Yorkshire school children explaining the Tour de France and its visit to Yorkshire for the 2014 Grand Départ has been premiered at St Thomas CofE Primary School, Kilnhurst.

17 June 2014


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.

29 May 2014


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.

27 May 2014


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.

16 April 2014


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.

11 April 2014


Exciting changes for leisure centres

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Rotherham's four leisure centres will see some exciting changes over the next few months.

7 April 2014


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4 March 2014


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.

4 March 2014


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.

27 February 2014


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.

24 February 2014


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.

2 January 2014

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