Council steps in to provide support for free school meals

Rotherham Council will support families across the borough by funding free school meals during next week’s half-term holiday. The Council has informed schools of the decision today and is finalising details on how the scheme will be rolled out in the next few days....

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Rotherham to enter “Tier 3” this weekend

With cases continuing to rise in Rotherham, South Yorkshire is to move into the "Very High" COVID alert level from midnight on Friday. Moving up from "High," the highest tier sees restrictions that mean you must not meet socially with friends and family indoors...

Rotherham set to be named as a...

Rother Valley MP, Alexander Stafford has announced where South Yorkshire is set to be placed within the Government's new three-tier system for Covid lockdown and restrictions in geographic areas. Rotherham is set to be named in the middle tier with new restrictions due to...

Rotherham back as an “area of concern”

Rotherham has been named as “an area of concern” and back on the Government’s COVID watchlist. As infection rates climb to more than 80 cases per 100,000 people in the borough and the hospital reports 25 patients admitted with the disease.

Rotherham residents urged to protect each other...

The number of people with COVID-19 being admitted to hospital in Rotherham has risen to 17 including four patients in critical care. Five weeks ago there were no COVID patients at the hospital. Meeting last week, Rotherham’s Local Outbreak Engagement Board discussed the recent rise and...

Council Leader responds to Tier 3 announcement

The Leader of Rotherham Council, Councillor Chris Read has responded to the announcement that South Yorkshire would be moved into the “Very High” COVID alert level. He said: "Over the last few weeks, we have seen alarming increases in the rates of coronavirus infections in...

Police create dedicated response to Covid incidents

South Yorkshire Police has launched a dedicated Covid-19 response, which will attend reports of breaches of the emergency regulations. As cases of the virus continue to rise and hospital admissions increase across the county, we are listening to requests from the public to take...

Financial support for those self-isolating

Eligible residents who have been told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service can now apply for the Government’s Test and Trace Support Payment scheme. Those wanting to apply can use the online form on the Rotherham Council website. A £500 lump...

Council leader on restrictions in Rotherham

Cllr. Chris Read, the leader of Rotherham Council has issued a statement about the new ‘high’ COVID alert level in South Yorkshire. The Government has confirmed that Rotherham and other areas in South Yorkshire will be placed in the High alert (middle) tier.

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Grimm & Co’s young people feature in international writing magazine

Grimm & Co, local literacy charity, shared some good news this week, with a feature in an international children’s writing magazine.

What is #MovingRotherham?

No, the borough isn't being moved to the middle of the Mediterranean. #MovingRotherham is about promoting physical activity. #MovingRotherham...

Rotherham’s Women of Hope

Rotherham Council has come together with WOW - Women of the World, supported by Rotherham’s Creative People and Places programme, Flux, to...

Top parks! Trio of Rotherham parks celebrate Green Flag Award

Three of Rotherham’s green spaces have this week been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as being one of the very...

Heritage funding lifeline for Rotherham attractions

Rotherham-based attractions are set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the government thanks to the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to...

Cultural Recovery Fund to help children’s literary charity

Grimm & Co, the Yorkshire children’s writing charity based in Rotherham, has secured £86,000 from the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund to secure...

Catch The Flock at Wentworth Woodhouse

A flock of 10,000 birds carrying people’s memories of the Covid-19 spring lockdown has taken over the lawns of the stately home...

Wentworth Woodhouse to reopen its doors

The doors of Wentworth Woodhouse’s mansion are opening again this weekend. While the gardens have been open, the house...

New report highlights impact of culture, arts and heritage

A report into the value of culture, arts and heritage in South Yorkshire has concluded the sector has an important role to...

Breck goes into the book

Never short of a tale or two, Rotherham United legend, John Breckin, has signed a book deal with sales helping to raise...

New role for Ronnie

Maltby Academy have recruited ex-Rotherham United Football Club Manager, Ronnie Moore to join their Football Scholarship Coaching Team. The programme,...

Rotherham manager encourages supporters to reach out on the subject of mental health

Rotherham United first team manager, Paul Warne is using World Mental Health Day to further reiterate the importance of opening up in...

Latest COVID message from Chief Constable Watson

South Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable, Stephen Watson QPM, provides an update following on from the government announcing new measures to suppress the...
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Millers unite in support of mental health initiative

The importance of a person’s mental health cannot be underestimated and Rotherham United are keen to reiterate the importance of that message ahead of World Mental Health Day, which takes place on Saturday 10th October 2020. Together with the EFL and charity partners, Mind,...

Levelling the playing field in Rotherham

Organisations in Sheffield and Rotherham will be part of a national project investigating how physical activity and sport can reduce over-representation of minority and ethnic groups in youth justice. Ten organisations from across Sheffield and Rotherham will be supported by Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF)...

Aquatics expert scales start up

With a lifelong love of tropical fish, Rotherham-based Carl Goodman is setting his sights on scaling his ethical aquatics business after calling on help from the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad programme.Carl's love of all things aquatic began in childhood. One of his earliest memories was leaving...
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Prepare for a frightfully fantastic Halloween spook safari at Gulliver’s Valley

Thrill seekers can prepare to be scared at Gulliver’s Valley this Halloween thanks to a frightfully fun ‘Spook Safari’.

Work stepped up at Forge Island

Without the flood alleviation scheme in Rotherham town centre, the new cinema and hotel developments would literally not get off the ground.

Hidden gem to host running event

Roche Abbey in Rotherham has been lined as a unique location for an organised run - from 10K to ultra marathon.

Grimm & Co recruitment

As work continues on magical new premises in Rotherham, Grimm & Co are planning ways in which they can continue to provide...

Health bus back in business

An NHS ‘Health Bus’ is back on the road after undergoing major surgery. Following the refurbishment, Rotherham Doncaster and...

Putting Rotherham’s voluntary and community sector in the spotlight

Shouting about the positive difference they make to people’s lives and communities is something that voluntary organisations often shy away from.

CityFibre jobs boost in Rotherham

Having recently broken ground on a full fibre network that will reach almost every home and business in Rotherham, recruitment is ramping...

More council housing for Rotherham

More new Council homes for local residents are set to be created across the borough thanks to the Council's housing growth programme.Cabinet...

Work starts on Rotherham town centre open spaces

Work is getting underway to improve the look and feel of Rotherham town centre's open spaces.The designs for Phase One of the...

“Have a coffee. Have a chat. Please keep raising money. It’s crucial to all...

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Funding for football

Rotherham United Women FC are celebrating after receiving funding from the Premier League to help them prepare for the restart of football and safe return of supporters to their stadium. The Matchday Support Fund grant will help RUWFC put in place measures that will...

Praise for award-winner Val

Long-serving Rotherham United Women’s stalwart Val Hoyle was rightfully bursting with pride after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for services to the grassroots game, admitting she was speechless after receiving the good news. Now in her 52nd season with the Millers, Val learned of the...

Sky-House aiming for back-to-back success at Waverley

The first phase of the acclaimed Sky-House development at the Waverley regeneration site in Rotherham is now completely sold - plans for...

Joe Scarborough to star at stately home event

Famed Sheffield artists Joe Scarborough will be talking about his life at a special event in the Rotherham stately home which stars in his...

Council and College combine to promote COVID safety to Rotherham students

Rotherham Council will be working with Rotherham College to promote COVID safety with young people throughout September. An Information...

Rotherham’s Heritage Open Days

Inquisitive visitors are being given the change to go behind closed doors at Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham this weekend, without leaving their...

Apprentice raises £6,000 for Coronavirus response

A big-hearted University Centre Rotherham (UCR) apprentice who has combined her busy NHS management role with studying towards a Level 5 Healthcare...

Clifton Park Museum reopens

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Rotherham farm shop hailed as “Lockdown Legends”

A farm business in Rotherham has been praised at the Lockdown Legends Awards. Created by membership group, Deliciouslyorkshire, the...

Rotherham’s Clifton Park continues to be a hit with TripAdvisor reviewers

Clifton Park on the edge of Rotherham town centre has received hundreds of rave reviews on TripAdvisor, so many in fact that...