Rotherham abuse scandal whistleblower: True number of victims likely to be 2,000

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Rotherham abuse scandal whistleblower: True number of victims likely to be 2,000 A whistleblower who helped expose the Rotherham scandal believes the true number of child sexual exploitation victims in the town is likely to be around 2,000 people. Jayne … Continue reading

South Yorkshire MP calls on ministers to ‘step up’ and help steel industry after Tata blow

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South Yorkshire MP calls on ministers to ‘step up’ and help steel industry after Tata blow South Yorkshire MPs have urged Government ministers to ‘step up’ or face losing the region’s steel industry. The calls come a day after Tata … Continue reading

May 5 date confirmed for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election

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May 5 date confirmed for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough by-election The Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough parliamentary by-election will take place on May 5, it has been confirmed. The election, brought about by the death of Labour MP Harry Harpham earlier … Continue reading

Cameras to be installed in all Rotherham taxis by July

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Cameras to be installed in all Rotherham taxis by July CCTV cameras will be installed in all taxis in Rotherham by early July, it has been announced. Rotherham Council commissioner Mary Ney said a deadline of July 6 has been … Continue reading

Labour’s better plan for the future

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Over the last couple of months, I’ve been working with council colleagues on the most comprehensive election manifesto we’ve ever set out in Rotherham, our Better Plan for the Future. Today, you can read it in full online at http://www.rotherhamlabour.org/planContinue reading

Personal Observations – Rotherham 26 March 2016

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Among the shops . . . . It was noted that Rotherham central shopping centre has changed drastically over the past couple of years. Shops are closed for the day, with many closed down altogether, and properties are empty and … Continue reading

Life in Rotherham after child abuse revelations

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Life in Rotherham after child abuse revelations When revelations of large-scale child abuse in Rotherham were reported in 2014, the perception of the town changed for many. What has it been like for those living locally? “We’ve had lots of … Continue reading