News in brief

TATA Steel has openings for new apprentices.

The group (formerly Corus) is searching for 16 engineering apprentices to work at its speciality sites at Aldwarke, Brinsworth and Stocksbridge.

Those appointed will begin work in September and study for recognised qualifications at Rotherham College while also learning ‘on the job’ beside the company’s engineering experts.

Mick Hood, HR Manager at Tata Steel Speciality, said: “We are looking for passionate, bright and dedicated people to join our programme in September.

“As a global company we offer many opportunities for apprentices. There are many areas of work they can enter into throughout the company.”

The fortunes of Tata have changed over the past two years. A restructure saw 1000 job losses locally, then in November last year Tata Steel Europe boosted confidence and safeguarded jobs at Rotherham by investing £6.5m in high-tech equipment at the Stocksbridge plant.

CHECK your handbags and pockets!

A £68,244.80 Euromillions lottery prize is still unclaimed, and the ticket was bought from the Rotherham area.

The lucky ticket is from the November 26 draw last year, with winning numbers 9, 28, 36, 41, 49, and Lucky Stars five and seven.

If no one stakes their claim before May 25 then the prize money will go to Good Causes.

Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.

MARIE Curie Cancer Care is appealing for people to help them paint Rotherham yellow as part of their Great Daffodil Appeal this spring.

The charity is desperate for volunteers to offer their help at collections. Dates are: Morrisons Parkgate, March 4 to 6, Rotherham United March 12, Parkgate Shopping Centre March 19, Asda Rotherham, March 25 to 26.

If you can give two hours of your time, contact Liz Howlett on 0114 279 3010 or