Pickles to consider governance changes at Rotherham – Local Government Lawyer

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Skywalker brought this to my attention, thanks. I am sure some readers would appreciate reading this article for themselves, it is on the Local Government Lawyer, website Pickles to consider governance changes at Rotherham as commissioners named The commissioners sent … Continue reading

Sandwell – More problems for Labour

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Breaking news: Under-fire Sandwell Council deputy leader resigns UNDER-FIRE deputy leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Mahboob Hussain has resigned his cabinet position. After months of withstanding pressure the Oldbury councillor, who has been the subject of a police investigation since … Continue reading

Ukip’s getting very excited!

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Ukip’s getting very excited about a poll result. That might be a mistake… It’s not very hard to get a pollster to tell you what you want to hear http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/ukip/11440174/Ukips-getting-very-excited-about-a-poll-result.-That-might-be-a-mistake….html this isn’t bad either No major party has a plausible … Continue reading

News Saturday 28 February

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Rotherham councillor’s retirement ‘not linked’ to critical child sex report http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/rotherham-councillor-s-retirement-not-linked-to-critical-child-sex-report-1-7130010 Webcast of RMBC Commissars meeting yesterday up soon here http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcasts Yorkshire rail passengers promised better trains – after civil servant tries to block them http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/politics-and-election-news/yorkshire-rail-passengers-promised-better-trains-after-civil-servant-tries-to-block-them-1-7129190 Sarah Champion On becoming … Continue reading

Questions for Jahangir Akhtar

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Following up on the report in this weeks Advertiser regarding Jahangir Akhtar’s taxi licence suspension, we have a number of direct questions for Jahangir: What did you know about the uses of taxis for CSE in the late 90’s and … Continue reading

In the land of UKIP

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live coverage of the UKIP spring conference http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog/live/2015/feb/27/nigel-farage-speaks-at-ukips-spring-conference-politics-live-blog Nigel Farage Requests Police Bodyguards For Ukip General Election Campaign http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/26/nigel-farage-ukip-police-protection_n_6763532.html?utm_hp_ref=uk Ukip’s Nigel Farage Delivers Barnstorming Speech In Washington… To An Empty Room http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/26/nigel-farage-delivers-barnstorming-speech-in-america-to-a-half-empty-room_n_6765316.html?utm_hp_ref=ukip Nigel Farage travels to Washington to address a … Continue reading