Toby Foster interviews Paul Lakin and PCC candidate Alan Billings

Toby Foster interviews Paul Lakin and PCC candidate Alan Billings. It’s a very fragmented interview with Lakin.  No idea why they choose to break it up into separate parts. Fast forward is your friend. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p028759s rothperson

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Next Council Meeting Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014 2.00 p.m.

A reminder to readers: Next Council Meeting Wednesday, 22nd October, 2014 2.00 p.m. Expecting a good turn-out in the public gallery. Reports and reflections most welcome.

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Anti Fascist Network Demo

Soap Dodgers On Parade ! Leeds Anti-Fascist Network will be staging a demonstration in Rotherham on Saturday 25th October. Allegedly, against child abuse and the far-right’s response to it. Unlikely to be anything like the scale of the recent EDL, … Continue reading

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Home Affairs Committee to meet over child sexual exploitation – Live at 14:45

Click this link at or after 14:45 to watch live. Home Affairs Committee to meet over child sexual exploitation The Home Affairs Committee has called for “greater transparency” after finding “compelling evidence” numerous complaints of abuse of children in Rotherham … Continue reading

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Press – and what’s on the tele.

The Star – New Fiona Woolf child abuse inquiry ‘may examine stolen Rotherham abuse files issue’ http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/new-fiona-woolf-child-abuse-inquiry-may-examine-stolen-rotherham-abuse-files-issue-1-6906380 The Article says: “The Home Office has said the terms of reference for the independent inquiry chaired by lawyer and Lord Mayor of London … Continue reading

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More questions for Mahroof

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Mahroof Hussain has so far avoided answering any of the questions put to him by readers, by adopting the ‘Ostrich position’. There are many questions that flow from the pages of Denis MacShane’s latest book that Mahroof will be forced … Continue reading

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Press 20 Oct 2014

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Wednesday evening the Star will be webcasting a PCC hustings – they invite your questions – BY NOON TODAY http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/noon-deadline-your-chance-to-grill-south-yorkshire-pcc-hopefuls-in-live-debate-1-6898751 The Star updates it’s reporting – but as ever leaves out the links to the source of the information. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/police-dismissed-rotherham-abuse-suspects-dossier-as-unhelpful-claim-1-6904485

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