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Controversial Rotherham Council bin changes defended amid criticism

Controversial Rotherham Council bin changes defended amid criticism

Mon 18 Dec 2017

ROTHERHAM’S waste chief has defended changes to bin collections, despite fierce criticism from some colleagues.

  • Man escapes in gas scare

    Man escapes in gas scare

    By on Mon 11 Jan 2010

    A MAN in his 60s had a lucky escape when he discovered a gas leak in his home in the early hours of the morning.Firefighters were called to Oak Close, Sunnyside, at 1.10am this morning after the man woke up feeling groggy and could smell the pote

  • Cough up for hospice, councillors urged: VOTE

    Cough up for hospice, councillors urged: VOTE

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    INDEPENDENT Peter Thirlwall has called on all borough councillors to donate the allowance increase they received last year to Rotherham Hospice.The move follows the revelation that the closure of the borough-run laundry service will cost the hospice an ext

  • Anger as old folk left shivering

    Anger as old folk left shivering

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    COUNCIL housing bosses were in hot water this week for leaving an elderly couple in the cold by failing to fix their broken central heating FIVE times.2010 Rotherham were also under fire from pensioners at sheltered accommodation at Ravenfield, who have be

  • Couple celebrate New year MBEs

    Couple celebrate New year MBEs

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    A ROTHERHAM couple are feeling blooming honoured after they were both awarded MBEs.Treeton couple Roy and June Bloom, aged 79 and 80 respectively, received their award for services to the ex-mining community after 27 years spent fundraising and organising

  • 'Death tree' felled

    'Death tree' felled

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    CAMPAIGNERS pushing for road safety measures at a notorious accident blackspot saw a "death tree" implicated in several accidents felled this week — but they claim more must be done.The tree stood on the outside of a bend on the A6135, at H

  • Paul's a snow go hero

    Paul's a snow go hero

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    SNOW hero Paul Foster rode to the rescue THREE times in one day in his 4x4 vehicle to help out motorists hit by Tuesday's Arctic conditions.At 8.40am—after dropping his son Nathan off at school and his wife Sonia at Meadowhall interchange—Paul

  • Rotherham mums facing free vitamin deficiencies

    Rotherham mums facing free vitamin deficiencies

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    ROTHERHAM’S health service has been described as “incapable and complacent” after a concerned dad struggled to access free vitamins for his wife and children.The father of two, whose wife gave birth last month, said that both his wife&rsq

  • Rotherham GPs told to review phoneline charges

    Rotherham GPs told to review phoneline charges

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    PATIENTS left feeling sick by the cost of phoning their local surgery will be boosted by the news that GPs could be forced to slash call rates.NHS Rotherham has told surgeries to review their phone packages to ensure that callers are not fleeced when they

  • Video bid to highlight Rotherham politics

    Video bid to highlight Rotherham politics

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    BOROUGH councillors are set for starring roles in a video venture aimed at stirring interest in local politics. With elections looming, DVD project A Day In The Life Of will be posted on YouTube and shown in schools to inspire young people in Rotherha

  • Plug pulled on 'telly on a stick': VOTE

    Plug pulled on 'telly on a stick': VOTE

    By on Fri 08 Jan 2010

    THE plug could soon be pulled on Rotherham's much-maligned "telly on a stick" after councillors finally joined long-standing critics in declaring it a turn-off.Four years after the Big Screen was unveiled in All Saints' Square in a link-up with t

  • Plea over football star's medal

    Plea over football star's medal

    By on Thu 07 Jan 2010

    THE heartbroken widow of a Rotherham-born football star has made an emotional appeal for the return of her late husband's prized promotion medal.Doris Haigh pleaded with the crooks to give up the Division Three North memento — saying its cash worth c

  • Dearneside vaulters hit the heights

    Dearneside vaulters hit the heights

    By on Thu 07 Jan 2010

    ATHLETES from Dearneside High Athletics Club beat the winter chill to chalk up a string of personal bests in a competition in Manchester.Five PB's were registered by the seven pole vaulters taking part in the Reebok Open at Sport England's EIS Sports City

  • Titans weathering the Arctic storm

    Titans weathering the Arctic storm

    By on Thu 07 Jan 2010

    TITANS says they don’t fear a cash-flow crisis despite a third straight call-off this weekend.Tomorrow’s game at Bedford was postponed yesterday, hard on the icy heels of the weather-hit home fixtures against Birmingham and Nottingham. The Gold

  • Weather means long lay-off for Millers

    Weather means long lay-off for Millers

    By on Thu 07 Jan 2010

    ROTHERHAM United’s gap without a game will now stretch into a second month after tomorrow’s clash with Bournemouth was called off. The club safety advisory group made the decision yesterday because the icy surrounds at Don Valley Stadium presen

  • New year could bring new start for ruined Firbeck Hall

    New year could bring new start for ruined Firbeck Hall

    By on Thu 07 Jan 2010

    AN ACTION group set up to help safeguard the future of a dilapidated stately home have made their first contact with a potential investor interested in buying the property.The Friends of Firbeck Hall (FFH) are now hopeful that 2010 could be a breakthrough