Commissioners announced!

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Latest spotted by RR: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/directions-to-rotherham-metropolitan-borough-council-and-related-documents Some easily available info on the Commissioners: Sir Derek Myers http://centreforlondon.org/person/derek-myers/ Stella Manzie CBE http://www.legalservicesboard.org.uk/about_us/office_for_legal_complaints/olc_board/Stella_Manzie.htm Malcolm Newsam http://www.communitycare.co.uk/2014/10/08/troubleshooter-sent-oversee-improvements-childrens-services-rotherham/ Mary Ney http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11360340.Greenwich_Council_chief_executive_to_retire___leaving___185_000_job_up_for_grabs/ Julie Kenny https://www.gov.uk/government/people/julie-kenny Wonder if any of these has anything to hide? New #Rotherham … Continue reading

News Thursday 26 Feb 2015

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Hundreds attend special service for victims of Rotherham abuse scandal http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/hundreds-attend-special-service-for-victims-of-rotherham-abuse-scandal-1-7126427 Trio arrested for child abuse http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/trio-arrested-for-child-abuse-1-7126404 South Yorkshire Police officers sacked for criminal damage and lying on a statement http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/crime/south-yorkshire-police-officers-sacked-for-criminal-damage-and-lying-on-a-statement-1-7126217

Bradford – Labour’s selection woes

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Labour seems to be having a problem with the Biraderists  in Bradford, a selection spotted by RR: http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/25/labour-candidate-chosen-to-face-galloway-resigns-after-three-days http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/full-coverage/labour-high-command-to-choose-bradford-candidate-1-7126795 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/25/galloway-amina-ali-bradfo_n_6749798.html And the Times:

News for the late crew

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A variety, for those who turn up later than most to read first for a change, a number of sources for these, thanks to all. News of George Galloway’s Labour opponent: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/full-coverage/shock-as-new-labour-candidate-quits-in-george-galloway-s-bradford-seat-1-7124947 Labour candidate in bnp row: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Leicester-Labour-council-candidate-Teresa-Aldred/story-26077381-detail/story.html News of … Continue reading

Ed Miliband’s Twitter Travails

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Have a guess which subject Ed Miliband is most criticised for on Twitter ? “Take the two thousand or so ‘boos’ sent to Ed Miliband over the last fortnight. Yes, there are three hundred references to ‘Beaker’. But there is … Continue reading

Breaking news Wednesday 25 February 2015

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-2968931/Sir-Cliff-police-probe-expanding.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11435266/Sir-Cliff-Richard-sex-abuse-investigation-involves-more-than-one-allegation.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31630793 The tizer is quick in the act on another SYpolice press release: http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/97811/three-arrested-in-child-sex-abuse-probe.aspx http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/breaking-three-men-arrested-for-child-sexual-exploitation-offences-in-sheffield-and-rotherham-1-7126112 RR

More of today’s news – Wednesday 25 February 2015

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Two Ukip Euro MPs now in Rotherham race  http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/two-ukip-euro-mps-now-in-rotherham-race-1-7125059 is @ukip_rotherham an official account ? RR poses a simple question, whoever they are they must be  desperate to re-tweet the wit and wisdom of  English National News ?

Pickles to name Rotherham commissioners this week

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Pickles to name Rotherham commissioners this week http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/election-politics/full-coverage/pickles-to-name-rotherham-commissioners-this-week-1-7124008 As it happened: DCLG minsters face questions over department’s performance “16:25 Mr Pickles said he “never thought” he would have had to intervene in three councils. He said Doncaster MBC was now … Continue reading

Sarah Champion makes Progress

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Britain needs Labour’s child abuse reforms by Sarah Champion MP http://www.progressonline.org.uk/2015/02/25/britain-needs-labours-child-abuse-reforms/  http://www.lep.co.uk/news/regional/mps-reject-abortion-law-amendment-1-7122992 “Sarah Champion, the Labour MP for Rotherham, failed in a bid to amend the Bill on child abduction warning notices. Her amendment was defeated 305 to 212, majority … Continue reading

‘Misguided’ Rotherham police awards

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‘Misguided’ Rotherham police awards publicity criticised http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/misguided-rotherham-police-awards-publicity-criticised-1-7124138 and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2968250/Rotherham-police-congratulate-going-16-days-report-sexual-exploitation.html and https://www.facebook.com/southyorkshirepolice/photos/a.468321323096.245483.25941498096/10152699396428097/?type=1&theater and http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/awards-praise-rotherham-police-for-going-beyond-the-call-of-duty-1-7124988 and http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/opinion-credit-the-good-cops-1-7124623 All spotted by RR