Sheffield Labour MP ‘to face vote of no confidence’

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Labour Party members in a Sheffield constituency are to hold a vote of no-confidence in their MP. According to the BBC, Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith will face the vote tonight at a meeting of her Constituency Labour Party … Continue reading

Six men jailed for 101 years for sexually abusing girls as young as 13 in Rotherham

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Six men jailed for 101 years for sexually abusing girls as young as 13 in Rotherham Six men have been jailed for 101 years after being convicted of raping and sexually assaulting young girls in Rotherham between 1998 and 2005. … Continue reading

Potholes funding is not enough, says councillor

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EXTRA cash announced by the Government to patch up roads in the borough falls well short of what is needed, a councillor has said. The Department for Transport announced on Monday that Rotherham will receive an extra £1.65m in funding … Continue reading

Rotherham grooming scandal: £2m lawyers’ costs outstrip pay-outs to victims

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Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police have so far paid more than £2m to solicitors defending compensation claims from victims of the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal – significantly more than the amount paid for settled claims to date. The … Continue reading

How John Bercow keeps Keith Vaz’s secrets

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In the 17th century, England had a problem with laws on sedition. MPs could not speak freely about the king’s policies for fear of judges. To solve that problem, we adopted a special guard against tyranny: “parliamentary privilege”. Now, John … Continue reading

Court issues FGM orders to safeguard two girls in Rotherham

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TWO girls have been safeguarded from female genital mutilation (FGM) following a court order. The interim FGM protection orders were granted by Sheffield Family Court to safeguard two girls from Rotherham following an application by South Yorkshire Police and its … Continue reading

WM Police senior officer to council leader: no more using police resources against blogger

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Last month, the SKWAWKBOX reported on the fiasco when a legal case against the West Midlands blogger known as the Sandwell Skidder was postponed on its first day in court because the court had lost a letter from the Crown Prosecution … Continue reading

Teaching ban for two salaries Perry Beeches head

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A head teacher who paid himself two salaries totalling £280,000 has been banned from teaching. Liam Nolan was executive head teacher, CEO and accounting officer at Perry Beeches The Academy Trust in Birmingham until he resigned in May 2016. Nolan, … Continue reading

News from Woodsetts Against Fracking

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Government urged to ditch ‘bonkers’ fracking plan Fracking is controversial, this much we know. But the government has ratcheted-up tensions with plans that could see shale gas projects fast-tracked in future. Those tensions were particularly apparent this week at a … Continue reading

Squealing Eling and West Mids Police!

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Squealing Eling and West Mids Police! Time and time again this blog has criticised the incestuous relationship between bent West Midlands Police and corrupt Labour Sandwell Council so that the former fail to do their job and investigate the latter. … Continue reading

Lewisham Council chief executive steps down as authority ‘takes new direction’

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Lewisham Council has announced chief executive Ian Thomas is stepping down at the end of the year, after only six months in the post. This came after Lewisham Council decided to “take a new direction,” a council spokesperson said. “Ian … Continue reading

‘A time bomb’: how social tensions are rising in a corner of northern England Roma and British Pakistani communities are increasingly divided over problems of crime, litter and antisocial behaviour

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It was an unusually heavy response to a fight in a school canteen: a police helicopter, police dog and 15 police vehicles all rushed to Fir Vale Academy in Page Hall, Sheffield, one Tuesday in late September. The drama, inevitably, … Continue reading

New Advertiser campaign calls for more mental health help in our schools

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New Advertiser campaign calls for more mental health help in our schools THE Advertiser is today launching a “Class Action” against failing mental health in schools – demanding more help for students and teachers. Our campaign comes after a survey … Continue reading

Ex-PCC Shaun Wright will not be investigated by police over ‘CSE perjury’

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THE police watchdog’s investigation into whether former police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs has found he did not commit a criminal offence. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will not make a referral to the Director … Continue reading

Rotherham MP calls for national support service for sex abuse victims

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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion praised the courage of those who came forward to secure Monday’s convictions and called for a national support system for survivors of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms Champion called for the introduction of a statutory … Continue reading

Unconditional support on offer for victims of child sexual abuse

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ALL victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have access to a support service which is independent of the National Crime Agency and South Yorkshire Police. Tanya Wills and her team at the Independent Sexual Violence Advisory have supported victims … Continue reading

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Hundreds more under investigation after seven found guilty

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Andrew Norfolk More than 420 suspected offenders are under investigation in a £100 million criminal inquiry triggered by the Rotherham sex grooming scandal, it has been revealed. The figure was released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as seven men … Continue reading

Former South Yorkshire Police officers hired by NCA to investigate child abuse scandal

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FORMER South Yorkshire Police officers are working on the operation to investigate historic child abuse in Rotherham — after a U-turn by the National Crime Agency. A number of former SYP officers have been hired by the NCA to work … Continue reading

Evil gang of seven men found guilty of 24 CSE offences

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SEVEN men have been found guilty of child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences against five girls — and an eighth man has been cleared of all charges. Six men from Rotherham, and one from Sheffield, were found guilty of 24 offences … Continue reading

Taxi licences issued to convicted criminals in private

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Taxi licences are being issued behind closed doors to drivers convicted of offences including child sex crimes and reckless driving, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has revealed. The findings follow a government report that claims current taxi and private hire … Continue reading

Grooming gangs disgrace our Pakistani heritage, says Javid

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Sajid Javid has said Pakistani members of grooming gangs have “disgraced our heritage” and that there “must be some cultural connection” to their crimes. The home secretary was criticised for his reaction to the jailing of 20 men in Huddersfield … Continue reading

Rotherham’s MPs clock up £20,000 worth of overseas trips

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ROTHERHAM’S jet-setting MPs clocked up overseas trips worth more than £20,000 last year. The expeditions, which were paid for by their hosts and linked to parliamentary business, involved flying out to such far-flung places as Borneo, Taiwan and Germany. Parliamentary … Continue reading

Jury out in trial of eight men accused of 27 CSE offences

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A JURY has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of eight men accused of child sexual exploitation offences against five girls. Seven men from Rotherham, and one from Sheffield, are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of … Continue reading

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones: ‘Government need to get on Yorkshire devolution now we have hard economic case’

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Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones has said the economic case for a wider Yorkshire devolution deal gives the scheme ‘a real case for success’. The monetary report, provided by Manchester-based consultants Steer Economic Development, shows a wider county deal could generate … Continue reading

Zareer Masani – The Left is degrading the subject of history with its anti-Western political correctness

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History is serious scholarship, not some race equality project A pity that the Royal Historical Society has fallen into the trap of confusing historical diversity with the narrow political correctness of a vociferous loony left lobby in our universities.  It’s … Continue reading

Judge summing up evidence in child sex abuse trial

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A JUDGE is summing up in the trial of eight men accused of child sexual exploitation offences against five girls. The men are standing trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of 27 counts of child sexual exploitation offences committed between … Continue reading

Who gave these evil gangs licence to rape?

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By Laura Perrins October 22, 2018 Sixteen men have been jailed over the grooming and sexual abuse of Huddersfield children, it can now be reported. The abuse of the vulnerable, isolated and underage girls – the youngest of whom were … Continue reading

Sajid Javid was right to call out Asian grooming gangs

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Jasvinder Sanghera Growing up in an Indian Sikh family in Derby, I remember how relatives and friends reinforced prejudice about British women to perpetuate a “them and us” culture. We don’t behave like them, I was told — white girls … Continue reading

UK ditched death penalty opposition under David Blunkett

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Britain secretly abandoned its opposition to the death penalty to hand over information linked to the prosecution of a 9/11 suspect when Lord Blunkett was home secretary, The Times has learnt. Despite public criticism of capital punishment, Britain offered “mutual … Continue reading

Abuse scandals prompt rogue cabbie crackdown

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A purge on rogue minicab drivers will be launched after the child exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham. The Times understands that new legislation will create national standards to improve passenger safety. The Department for Transport (DfT) … Continue reading

Diane Abbott – Dogma defeats reality

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Saturday’s Guardian had this story concerning Sajid Javid’s observation on the perpetrators of these abominable crimes committed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Sajid Javid lambasted for ‘Asian paedophiles’ tweet Home secretary criticised for noting the ethnicity of the grooming gang in … Continue reading

HS2 have blatantly lied to us: Anger as demolition numbers for newly-built housing estate treble

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The Shimmer Estate in Mexborough has become emblematic of the controversy surrounding HS2, with the newly-built estate directly in its path. Some residents have already moved on but others are determined to stay put – despite the estimated number of … Continue reading

Yorkshire Post on Inhumanity of grooming gang.

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The Yorkshire Post says: Inhumanity of grooming gang. Abuse victims as young as 11 – what lessons should be learned? OUR first thoughts today are with the young victims of the Huddersfield grooming gang who were subjected to a level … Continue reading

Case for One Yorkshire ‘very compelling’ – CBI boss

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The case for a Yorkshire-wide devolution settlement has been described as “very compelling” by one of the UK’s top business leaders. Josh Hardie, deputy director general of the CBI, told The Yorkshire Post that a recent study outlining how the … Continue reading

Huddersfield Examiner – Grooming gang coverage

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Meet Huddersfield’s ‘Girl A’ – groomed, raped, beaten and only discarded by gang when she fell pregnant Groomed in year nine of school, she was sexually abused countless times until she was pregnant and deemed ‘too old’ Vulnerable from being … Continue reading

Huddersfield grooming: Twenty guilty of campaign of rape and abuse

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Twenty men have been found guilty of being part of a grooming gang that raped and abused girls as young as 11 in Huddersfield. The men were convicted of more than 120 offences against 15 girls. Victims were plied with … Continue reading

Abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse in line for national anti-violence award

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CHILD abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse said she was “chuffed” to be nominated for an award that recognises women who work against male violence. Sammy (pictured) – now a child sexual exploitation campaigner – is one of nine women on the … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk – Care scandal

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Care scandal: MPs demand investigation into autistic woman’s care Labour last night demanded an “urgent investigation” after The Times revealed that a court allowed a woman with severe learning disabilities to have sex with numerous men she barely knew. The … Continue reading

HS2 coming to town again – consultation events planned over Rotherham route

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HS2 IS launching another charm offensive with a wave of consultation events in Rotherham after unveiling fresh plans which have enraged protesters. The high-speed link team will be in Aston, Hellaby and Mexborough at the end of this month and … Continue reading

Child sex abuse trial: Defendant claims alleged victim “lied then and is lying now”

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A MAN accused of abducting a girl and sexually abusing her in a country park 16 years ago has told a jury the complainant “was lying then and is lying now”. The defendant — who cannot be named for legal … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk – Times investigation

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Autism charity calls for ‘urgent lessons’ over care scandal Britain’s leading autism charity called today for “urgent lessens to be learned” after The Times revealed that a court allowed a vulnerable young woman with severe learning disabilities to have sex … Continue reading