Council to consider changing rules on tinted glass in taxis

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Vehicle manufacturers using ever-darker privacy glass in the rear windows of new cars has caused Sheffield City Council to reconsider its policy on tinted windows in taxis and private hire vehicles. Under the council’s current taxi licensing policy, vehicles must … Continue reading

Senior Tory councillor Mike Jordan joins Yorkshire Party in protest at Government’s devolution stance

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A senior Conservative councillor has quit and joined the Yorkshire Party in protest at Ministers’ handling of the ongoing devolution saga, The Yorkshire Post can reveal. Mike Jordan, who has served on Selby District Council since 2007, and on North … Continue reading

Labour accuses PM of ‘blatantly untrue excuses’ in chief whip pairing row

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Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has accused Theresa May of making “blatantly untrue excuses” for the behaviour of her chief whip. Mr Watson said the PM’s defence of Julian Smith was “unbelievable” and public trust in politics was at stake. … Continue reading

Luton MP Kelvin Hopkins: ‘I want to clear my name’

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Suspended Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins said he wants to “clear his name” after denying claims of sexual harassment. Labour activist Ava Etemadzadeh, 27, told the BBC that Mr Hopkins had hugged her inappropriately after a student event in 2014. The … Continue reading

Reassurance for child sex crime victims as crime commissioner offers direct intervention if police fail to act

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Child sexual abuse victims who believe the police response has been inadequate in South Yorkshire have been told to take their concerns directly to the county’s police and crime commissioner after it emerged an investigation has been launched into an … Continue reading

Listen: Anti-social behaviour ‘out of control’

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People living in the Eastwood area of Rotherham say anti-social behaviour and violence is making their lives a daily misery. Residents say street drinking, noise nuisance, fly-tipping and violence are just some of the recurring problems in the area. A … Continue reading

Margaret Hodge confronts Jeremy Corbyn in antisemitism row

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A Jewish Labour MP was alleged to have called Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite and racist last night after the party approved a new definition of antisemitism. Labour’s national executive committee overrode the concerns of more than 65 senior British rabbis … Continue reading

Allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham: Wanless and Whittam QC review

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Independent report Allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham: Wanless and Whittam QC review An independent review into information passed to the Home Office in connection with allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham (1998-2005). Read on… https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/allegations-of-child-sexual-abuse-in-rotherham-wanless-and-whittam-qc-review

YP Letters: Sheffield Council talks compromise over trees while going on attack

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From: Chris Rust, Co-Chair, STAG, Sheffield Tree Action Groups. COUNCILLOR Lewis Dagnall makes some impressive claims about Sheffield City Council’s desire for ‘compromise’, but he has been saying this for some time and meanwhile SCC are throwing public money at … Continue reading

Future of Rotherham Hospital’s children’s ward under scrutiny

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THE future of Rotherham Hospital’s children’s ward could be in doubt as health bosses consider cutting the number of services across the region. A review of the provision across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire said the current six inpatient … Continue reading

Those ‘not fit for purpose’ who are still there despite Prof Jay’s damning report

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When Prof Jay issued her damning report, she identified the point in time, after which, no one could claim they did not know. A certain Seminar given to councillors in 2005! Those that remain,  must now bear their share of … Continue reading

Sammy Woodhouse: How I gave evidence against serial child abuser who made me pregnant at 15

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Sammy Woodhouse fought for years to bring the leader of a child grooming ring to justice. She is now revealing the gruelling experience of giving vital evidence against him in court in her new book. Four-and-a-half-years ago, Sammy Woodhouse set … Continue reading

Jarvis says Ministers must get ‘constructive’ on One Yorkshire devolution

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Yorkshire’s only elected Mayor Dan Jarvis has urged Ministers to hold “constructive” and “collaborative” talks about a region-wide devolution deal backed by almost all its civic leaders. The Sheffield City Region Mayor also praised the unity of those leaders for … Continue reading

‘About time’ – Rotherham child abuse survivor’s reaction to probe into former South Yorkshire Police chiefs

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Child abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse has cautiously welcomed South Yorkshire Police’s former senior command team members are to be investigated over claims they failed to prevent widespread child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. Sammy, 32, who was subjected to a decade … Continue reading

Human trafficking can be stopped says crime commissioner after police rescue two children in Halifax

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The rescue of two suspected human trafficking victims found by police in Halifax shows the “vile crime” can be stopped, a crime commissioner has said. Mark Burns-Williamson, the police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire, today said that everyone could … Continue reading

Child sexual exploitation operation: Police say staff at some Wakefield hotels failed to raise concerns

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DETECTIVES have said they will be speaking with hotels in Wakefield district about their safeguarding following a recent undercover child protection operation. Police will be approaching managers at some hotels after staff failed to raise concerns about possible child sexual … Continue reading