Ex-Met terror chief: ‘Extreme right infiltrating politics’

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Ex-Met terror chief: ‘Extreme right infiltrating politics’ The Metropolitan Police’s former head of counter terrorism, Mark Rowley, has warned that “aggressive intolerance” is finding its way into mainstream political debate. Talking to BBC Newsnight he said it was important to … Continue reading

Kirklees detectives charge 31 people over historic child sex abuse in Huddersfield

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Detectives in Kirklees have charged 31 people with numerous offences including rape and trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation. The charges relate to historic sexual offences which took place between 2005 and 2012. Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/crime/kirklees-detectives-charge-31-people-over-historic-child-sex-abuse-in-huddersfield-1-9301780 31 … Continue reading

MPs face sack for taking prostitutes to parliament

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MPs who bring prostitutes into parliament will face the sack under Westminster’s first code of conduct which lays down rules for politicians to follow. The behaviour guidelines, introduced after a sex harassment scandal in parliament, ban MPs from paying for … Continue reading

Protesters call on sexting MP Andrew Griffiths to resign

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Scores of protestors pressing for an MP to leave his post in the wake of a sexting scandal have demonstrated in his constituency. Andrew Griffiths resigned as small business minister after a newspaper published lewd text messages sent to two … Continue reading

South Yorkshire Police leads national problem solving programme after £6.35m Police Transformation Fund award

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South Yorkshire Police is leading on a national problem solving and demand reduction partnership working initiative after being awarded £6.35 million of funding from the Home Office over three years. The sum, awarded to South Yorkshire Police from the Police … Continue reading

Rochdale grooming trio to lose British citizenship

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Three members of a notorious grooming gang will be stripped of their British citizenship following a court ruling. Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf were among nine men jailed for offences including the rape and trafficking of girls … Continue reading

Police forces ‘failing’ to record thousands of crimes

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Three police forces failed to record thousands of crimes a year, the police watchdog has said. South Yorkshire Police “requires improvement” four years after criticism about the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services … Continue reading

Anti-Semitism: Labour drops Hodge probe despite refusal to apologise

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Labour has dropped its inquiry into Dame Margaret Hodge despite her refusal to apologise over a confrontation with Jeremy Corbyn about anti-Semitism. Dame Margaret tweeted she was pleased the party had scrapped any action but added neither side had apologised. … Continue reading

Ukip members suspended after raid on socialist bookshop

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Ukip has suspended three party members after a group of protesters raided Britain’s biggest socialist bookshop on Saturday. Police were called to the Bookmarks store in Bloomsbury, central London after up to a dozen people entered the shop chanting, threatening … Continue reading

Bishop to chair talks to resolve Sheffield’s street tree stand-off

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Talks are set to take place to discuss the future of Sheffield’s street trees, to be chaired by the Bishop of Sheffield. Sheffield Tree Action Group (STAG) has announced the talks, set to take place between activists, Sheffield City Council … Continue reading

Rotherham landlords in court for breaching licensing rules

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A LANDLORD who failed to carry out gas and fire safety checks has been fined more than £2,000 as part of Rotherham’s selective licensing programme – which regulates the standard of private rented homes. Mohammed Hanif Khan, of Broom Lane, … Continue reading

How Virgin became one of the UK’s leading healthcare providers

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Virgin’s rapid expansion into healthcare has seen it winning contracts for services from immunisation to sexual health In early 2000, the Labour government realised it had a problem with the NHS. Alan Milburn, the then health secretary, wanted fresh ideas … Continue reading

Labour risks ‘eternal shame’ over anti-Semitism, says Tom Watson

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Labour’s deputy leader warns his party may “disappear into a vortex of eternal shame” and render itself unfit to lead if it does not tackle anti-Semitism. Tom Watson told the Observer that Jeremy Corbyn should adopt all the examples in … Continue reading

Post of the week Taiba: Am I really being unreasonable to ask for answers?

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A report by a group called Just Yorkshire has seriously criticised Sarah Champion MP, essentially calling her a callous racist. To many it appears to be highly political, not least because it asks that the…

The Yorkshire Post says: The MP now in fear of her life. Death threats undermine politics

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EVEN though there have always been occasions when politicians, and other public figures, have had to take additional security and safety steps, the current abuse being meted out to MPs, as well as their families and staff, marks a depressing … Continue reading

Former green belt sites to be developed for housing in Rotherham

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Two areas of former green belt land, including one which straddles a village conservation area, have been approved for housing by Rotherham Council after they were made available for development as part of the authority’s recently adopted local plan. The … Continue reading

Sheffield City Region: ‘Frustration and disappointment’ after Government industry cash snub

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Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has said a Government cash snub has been met with ‘frustration and disappointment’ The region, which includes Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, has not been chosen in the second wave of cash funding to … Continue reading

Taiba: Am I being unreasonable to ask for answers?

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A report by a group called Just Yorkshire has seriously criticised Sarah Champion MP, essentially calling her a callous racist. To many it appears to be highly political, not least because it asks that the Labour Party take actions to … Continue reading

Cross party group of Northern politicians urge £100bn transport cash boost in Budget

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A cross party group of politicians, including senior Tory party grandees, have today taken the unprecedented step of coming together to urge the Chancellor Philip Hammond to commit £100 billion to transform the north’s rail and road network to prevent … Continue reading