Opinion Piece; Why oh why, Jayne Senior?

Opinion Piece; Why oh why, Jayne Senior? On deciding to become a Councillor Jayne seriously limited her ability to help Rotherham CSE victims, not enhanced it. She is manacled, and vulnerable. I’m a big fan of Jayne’s commitment to exposing … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – Last Weeks Top Ten 3rd December 2016

Last Weeks Top Ten 3rd December 2016: Akhtar and Roddison: Old Chums Andrew Roddison – first signs Councillor quits after being sentenced for groping colleague Cllr Andrew Roddison case Labour MP seeks debate on listing Britain First as terrorist organisation … Continue reading

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Peter Edwards: Plotting against Hilary Benn will undermine Labour

I AM “a Benn, not a Bennite”, Hilary Benn famously declared when he fought the Leeds Central by-election that brought him to the Commons in 1999. He is, and he isn’t, as we soon learnt, with the son of Tony … Continue reading

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Rotherham pervert who abused seven teens is jailed for nine years

A PERVERT who carried out a string of “prolific and incredibly shocking” sex crimes in Rotherham has been jailed for nine years. Corie Adams, 18, admitted abusing seven teenage girls between January 2015 and early 2016. Police were alerted after … Continue reading

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Child abuse gang launch appeals

SEVEN out of eight members of a child sex abuse gang jailed last month have already launched appeals. Only ring-leader Sageer Hussain, who was found guilty of four rapes, has failed to challenge his sentence, conviction or both. Cousins Asif … Continue reading

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Police criticise council for ‘reputational damage’ over controversial tree felling in Sheffield

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South Yorkshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner has hit out at Sheffield Council for causing ‘reputational damage to the force’ over contriversial tree felling.

Responding to a letter sent by Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg, Dr Alan Billings said that the force was aware of Amey’s plans to move in at 5am and cut down trees on Rustlings Road a month before despite residents never being notified.

The crime boss added all decisions to cut down the trees, including the time the operation started, whether to close the road and to ask people to move their cars were all all matters for the council contractors.

The police & crime commissioner stated that the council and Amey ‘gave SYP appropriate re-assurances that all necessary legal processes had been followed’.

Three women were arrested at the scene on November 17.

Dr Billings said: “Although this was a council operation it has caused some…

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Councillor quits after being sentenced for groping colleague

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CONVICTED Andrew Roddison has quit as a councillor, it emerged today, as he was sentenced for squeezing another elected member’s bottom. The ex-Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward member (41) was given a community order with a night-time curfew by a judge … Continue reading

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