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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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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!

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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!

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 8 November 2016


Chance to find out more about “Man of Steel”

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Find out more about the iconic “Yorkshire Man of Steel” project at a new exhibition being hosted at Rotherham’s Clifton Park Museum.

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Publication date: 28 October 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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!

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Publication date: 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!

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 22 March 2016


Rotherham United support Visit Rotherham initiative

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

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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!

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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!

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Publication date: 29 December 2015


Code Club sessions to launch

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

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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?

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 7 April 2014


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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 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.

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Publication date: 2 January 2014

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