Jury in Arshid Hussain sexual assault trial retires to consider verdict

THE jury in the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago has retired to consider its verdict. Arshid Hussain (42) denies forcing the woman, now 28, to perform oral sex on him in his … Continue reading

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Rotherham abuse victim tells Walsall pupils to speak out

Sammy, 32, broke the silence which led to the Rotherham grooming scandal being uncovered in 2013 by telling how Arshid Hussain had abused her from the age of 14. Her evidence sparked the police investigation that exposed the extent of … Continue reading

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A Bucket Of Whitewash

My initial intent in reviewing the report into the theft of the Risky Business files was simply to judge whether the executive summary was faithful to the body of the text. My assumption was that the text would at least … Continue reading

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Consultation to open on Rotherham bins shake-up

CONSULTATION will open on Rotherham’s bin collections after the senior councillors voted to press ahead with the proposals. The shake-up is aimed at saving £1.3 million a year and will involve an annual £40-a-year charge for garden waste. The blue … Continue reading

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The shocking scale of online extremism as 300,000 videos, pages and posts removed

A specialist anti-terror team in the UK has warned more needs to be done to tackle online extremism despite more than 300,000 videos, web pages and posts being removed after they were flagged up to internet firms. Figures released today … Continue reading

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Paul Farrelly denies fracas claims amid Labour probe

An MP has denied claims made in a newspaper he had “squared up” to a colleague in a House of Commons fracas. The Mail on Sunday reported Paul Farrelly, the MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, “launched a foul-mouthed tirade” at fellow … Continue reading

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‘There is no hiding place for people like you,’ council leader warns Rotherham child abusers following first convictions in CSE investigation

A council leader has warned Rotherham paedophiles ‘there is no hiding place for people like you,’ following the first convictions in a National Crime Agency investigation into historical child sexual exploitation in the town. Yesterday Judge David Dixon sentenced Riaz … Continue reading

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Sheffield dentistry student accused of terror offences due to stand trial next week

A Sheffield dentistry student is due to stand trial at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday, accused of three terror charges. Mohammed Abbas Idris Awan pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in conduct in preparation of a terrorist act … Continue reading

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Songs of Praise host Aled Jones apologises for ‘juvenile behaviour’

Songs of Praise host Aled Jones apologises for ‘juvenile behaviour’ but denies allegations of sexual harassment as he is axed by the BBC over ‘inappropriate messages sent to a woman more than a decade ago’ Former choirboy, 46, ‘sent inappropriate’ … Continue reading

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