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ARMED forces members past and present in Rotherham will receive more support after Rotherham Council became the latest South Yorkshire authority to sign a Community Covenant.

The covenant is a ‘voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community’, meaning former soldiers, sailors and airmen will be offered more help to re-integrate with civilian life and welfare needs.

It also allows projects in the town which aim to help armed forces members to bid for funding from a £30 million Government scheme.

Rotherham’s signature of a community covenant follows Sheffield, which made the move last year.

Coun Mahroof Hussain said: “I am proud to be involved in this because our armed forces do an amazing job.”