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Who really wears the trousers? Hoddinott perhaps?

A ‘macho bullying culture’. Anyone who has taken any interest in the politics of Rotherham over the past few years will remember this witheringly accurate allegation levelled by Professor Jay in 2014. It’s true that Chris Read has gone to … Continue reading

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Artwork to replace Tinsley Towers

New artworks that celebrate Rotherham and Sheffield’s shared industrial heritage are being proposed for the area close to where the iconic Tinsley cooling towers once stood. Proposals from commissioned artist, Alex Chinneck include a family of four sculptural, red brick … Continue reading

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Tram train officially launched

Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP witnessed the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield. The innovative vehicles will eventually run as tram trains between Sheffield city centre and Parkgate via Meadowhall … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire devolution deal scrapped amid acrimony

COUNCIL leaders today effectively scrapped the Sheffield City Region devolution deal. The decision led to acrimony as today’s meeting broke up with the leaders of Barnsley and Sheffield councils in what appeared to be a heated exchange. Sheffield Council leader … Continue reading

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Dan Jarvis: How One Yorkshire devolution deal can put county in pole position

DESPITE the best efforts of council leaders in South Yorkshire, we now know that the Sheffield City Region deal is not going to happen. This does not mean we should give up on devolving power to our region altogether. Instead, … Continue reading

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UKIP ask council if anything has changed in approach to CSE in Rotherham

A UKIP councillor challenged Rotherham Borough Council over its progress in tackling child sexual exploitation after it was revealed the council dealt with 45 cases in just three months. Cllr Allen Cowles questioned how much had changed since the scandal … Continue reading

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Rotherham Council passes external audit

External auditors have concluded that Rotherham Council has made proper arrangements to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in its use of resources for the first time since Government-appointed commissioners were brought in. The authority was deemed “not fit for purpose” … Continue reading

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