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  • Call for Rotherham parents to join cuts campaign

    Call for Rotherham parents to join cuts campaign

    By Donna Heaton on Mon 07 Feb 2011

    Sir—I’m the local editor for the Netmums website in Rotherham and would like to urge your readers to take part in our Netmums Real Parenting Save Our Children’s Centre Campaign launched this week.

  • Former clerk sets record straight

    Former clerk sets record straight

    By DJ Morton on Mon 07 Feb 2011

    I write to set the record straight about the letter from Chris Olsan (Advertiser, February 4, ) which criticises Cllr John Kirk, of Maltby Town Council, for his actions towards me.

  • Call for council leader to spell out council costs

    Call for council leader to spell out council costs

    By Pat Collins on Mon 07 Feb 2011

    Sir, I read with great interest the open letter from Roger Stone. He sounded sincere and yet it did make me wonder if the practical reality of protecting frontline services was actually true.

  • Open letter from Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone

    Open letter from Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone

    By Roger Stone on Fri 04 Feb 2011

    In this open letter to readers, Cllr Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Borough Council, spells out how the authority is tackling funding cuts and its aims for the coming months.

  • Time for an English parliament

    Time for an English parliament

    By David Miller on Fri 04 Feb 2011

    Sir— I feel I must respond to Norman Duff’s comments regarding an English parliament, (See Advertiser 4th February).

  • Councillors should stand up and be counted

    Councillors should stand up and be counted

    By Jeff Sheard on Wed 02 Feb 2011

    WHERE have our councillors gone? When they've chance to shine and make a name for themselves they are standing out loud and proud with their absence.

  • Response to councillor

    Response to councillor

    By S Thornton on Wed 02 Feb 2011

    Sir-- Once again I must respond to the inaccurate statements made by Anston parish councillors, in particular Cllr Jo Burton (Advertiser 28th January 2011).

  • Time for change at Maltby Town Council

    Time for change at Maltby Town Council

    By Keith Duckmanton on Wed 02 Feb 2011

    THERE have been two councillors on Maltby Town Council who resigned or were voted off through non attendance at meetings over the last SIX months.

  • Save our libraries!

    Save our libraries!

    By Peter Smith on Tue 01 Feb 2011

    Sir, this Saturday (5th February) sees a national Save Our Libraries day of action. Events in neighbouring authorities have shown how passionate people are about their library service, in the face of swingeing cuts.

  • Council inaccuracies

    Council inaccuracies

    By Valerie Sheldon-Ennis on Mon 31 Jan 2011

    Sir-- I respond to Cllr Jepson's diatribe, see Advertiser 28 January. Cllr Jepson attempts to say that Cllr Thornton's letter contains a number of inaccuracies in regard to the parish precept. Cllr Jepson has attended the majority of council meetings. I su

  • Looking for Patrick Kilgallen.

    Looking for Patrick Kilgallen.

    By David Challoner on Mon 31 Jan 2011

    Sir--I''m sure you get lots of letters from people trying to trace relatives,well here is another. I have just been on Facebook looking for Patrick Kilgallen.It came up with BBC Archives from WW2. Patrick Anthony Kilgallen.

  • Disappointed at teachers' strike

    Disappointed at teachers' strike

    By James Smith on Mon 31 Jan 2011

    Sir, With regard to the teacher’s strikes at Rawmarsh Community School,l I am starting to wonder if any of those teachers on strike really do care for the education of their own students.

  • Fears for future of Rawmarsh's Carnegie library

    Fears for future of Rawmarsh's Carnegie library

    By Joan Pritchard on Sun 30 Jan 2011

    THE closure of Rawmarsh swimming pool was a deliberate decision taken by Rotherham MBC as there were too many pools in the Rotherham area for any funding to be obtained to build new ones.

  • Horror at racing pigeon slaughter

    Horror at racing pigeon slaughter

    By David Miller on Fri 28 Jan 2011

    Sir--Can I first of all say how horrified I am at the fact someone could destroy a loft full of thoroughbred racing pigeons.

  • Petrol prices: it's the ordinary people who end up paying

    Petrol prices: it's the ordinary people who end up paying

    By Liam Bradshaw on Fri 28 Jan 2011

    Sir--The rise in fuel prices is not going to cut fuel consumption at all.

  • Why Rawmarsh teachers are on strike

    Why Rawmarsh teachers are on strike

    By Admin on Wed 26 Jan 2011

    Sir--I am a teacher at Rawmarsh community school and a member of the NUT and would like to point out that we are striking for the following reasons.