Breaking – Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC probe expands

Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC probe expands The police watchdog has said it is investigating complaints against 42 South Yorkshire Police officers over the handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it was looking … Continue reading

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2015 Election Campaign Starts In Earnest!

The election starting pistol is about to be fired simultaneously, for the General Election, Local Borough Council and parish/town council elections. Three Constituency MPs, twenty one Ward Elections and an enormous number of town/parish council seats all up for grabs, … Continue reading

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News Review Thursday 26 March 2015 inc LibDem Quits!

The Star: Town Halls want new powers in wake of Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal Town halls have called for new powers to help them intervene to prevent children being groomed for sex – in the wake of the Rotherham … Continue reading

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Consultation – Extending powers of the Local Government Ombudsman

Spotted by Regular Reader who thought readers would be interested: Extending the remit of the Local Government Ombudsman to larger parish and town councils  

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Some mixed polling evidence

Tories and Labour neck and neck as Ukip support slips: Parties level on 35% as backing for Farage falls to lowest level since 2013 on just 10% Conservatives and Labour neck and neck with 35 per cent each in the … Continue reading

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Ukip Candidate Quits!

UKIP candidate quits party over Scottish MEP’s ‘Abu Hamza’ remark Tim Wilson has decided not to stand in South Northamptonshire after David Coburn MEP compared Humza Yousaf to convicted terrorist Abu Hamza. Fresh blow for Farage as Ukip candidate … Continue reading

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Press Release – Jane Collins

Just been sent this Press Release: “Jane Collins wholeheartedly refutes any wrongdoing over the use of her European Parliament allowances and expenses. The office sharing arrangement that Jane current has with her fellow Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire MEP, Mike Hookem, … Continue reading

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