All Sheffield and South Yorkshire NHS hospitals under review to find ‘unsustainable’ services

All hospital services in Sheffield are under review as health bosses try to fill a £232 million financial blackhole. And the future operation of four district hospitals – in Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and Bassetlaw – is a key part of … Continue reading

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Neil Wilby – ‘Bad on their merits’

In April 2012, David Crompton stepped out of the shadow of Sir Norman Bettison and took up the post of chief constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP). It is a matter of record that, after being rejected at first by … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – Last Weeks Top Ten 18th February 2017

Last Weeks Top Ten 18th February 2017: Rotherham: How a council not fit for purpose is clawing its way back Rotherham men deny historic child sex offences The Rotherham Story Driver killed best friend’s uncle in Sheffield road collision – … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Councils to sell hundreds of acres of school playing field land

TES investigation reveals areas with high obesity levels are shedding huge amounts of land The amount of school playing field land earmarked for sell-off has increased dramatically to a seven-year high, a TES investigation reveals. Information from 65 local authorities shows that … Continue reading

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An important reminder – Rotherham rape victim: ‘Justice could have been done 13 years ago’

Woman calls for apology from South Yorkshire police, which failed to act when she reported sexual abuse as teenager When Sageer Hussain and seven other men from Rotherham were sentenced to prison, the woman they had raped and sexually abused … Continue reading

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HS2 campaigners could push for judicial review

A LEGAL move has been launched to block the HS2 high speed rail route set to slice through Rotherham and the Dearne Valley. Legal experts have been asked to draw up plans to push for a judicial review against the … Continue reading

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Police precept to rise by more than 3 per cent

HILLSBOROUGH inquests and the child sex scandal played a part in the police precept rising by 3.26 per cent. South Yorkshire Police fears dealing with these “legacy issues” could cost £9 million and will ask for a special Home Office … Continue reading

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Sheffield police officer under investigation for Rotherham scandal died after being hit by student’s car

An off-duty Sheffield police officer facing an IPCC investigation over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal was killed after being hit by a car driven by a university student who knew him. Hassan Ali was fatally injured as he crossed … Continue reading

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