Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs

Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs Hundreds of girls and young women victims of sex grooming gangs were blamed for their own abuse by the authorities who failed to tackle the problem, a report … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – Last Weeks Top Ten 24th February 2018

Last Weeks Top Ten 24th February 2018 Gearing up for a General Election? South Yorkshire mayoral election: Delay to Labour ballots amid row over shortlisting Rotherham child sex abuse scandal “may have more than 1,500 victims” Murdered MP’s widower Brendan … Continue reading

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Union’s call to protest against adult day centre closures

UNISON has secured a council debate on the future of two adult day centres after collecting 6,569 names on a petition. It is the first time the 2,000-signature threshold has been reached since RMBC lowered the number last summer from … Continue reading

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Saira Khan: “I still feel like I am bringing shame on my family but it might stop just one other girl from being abused”

Saira Khan: “I still feel like I am bringing shame on my family but it might stop just one other girl from being abused” Sammy Woodhouse – who was groomed by a man when she was 14 – former Rochdale … Continue reading

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Suspended Liverpool council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald re-bailed again

Suspended Liverpool council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald re-bailed again Mr Fitzgerald and three others were re-bailed this week The chief executive of Liverpool Council – who is under investigation by Lancashire Police – has been re-bailed once again. Ged Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Hillsborough families slam sudden end to ‘crucial’ family liaison group

Home Secretary Amber Rudd met a selection of relatives at Liverpool Town Hall in surprise gathering  Campaigners said the sudden government break-up of a specially established Hillsborough family liaison group was “disappointing.” A selection of families of the 96 Liverpool … Continue reading

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MP sorry for tweet alleging Corbyn worked for Czech spy

A Conservative MP has apologised for posting a tweet in which he said Jeremy Corbyn had passed British secrets to a spy from communist Czechoslovakia. Ben Bradley also donated an undisclosed sum to a charity supported by the Labour leader … Continue reading

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Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued late on Friday, Mr McNicol said he … Continue reading

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Tropical Butterfly House to host fracking awareness session

A FRACKING awareness session will be hosted next week by an animal centre about a mile from a proposed drilling site. The Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston will welcome members of Woodsetts Against Fracking on Thursday, March 1, from … Continue reading

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