Monthly Archives: February 2017

Is funding HS2 more important than care for the elderly asks Wakefield Council leader

A YORKSHIRE council leader has criticised ministers for spending millions on the HS2 rail line when local authorities are struggling to meet the rising cost of caring for the elderly. Coun Peter Box said the Government needs to “rethink its … Continue reading

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MEP to oppose ruling she pay damages to Rotherham’s MPs

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UKIP MEP Jane Collins is expected to launch an appeal against a High Court ruling demanding she pay hundreds of thousands of pounds in libel damages to Rotherham’s three MPs. Ms Collins was ordered to pay Kevin Barron, John Healey … Continue reading

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Rush-hour traffic delays expected as Sheffield taxi drivers plan “slow drive” protest

Rush-hour traffic is expected to grind to a halt this evening as taxi drivers take part in a “slow drive” across Sheffield. Taxi drivers will stage the “slow drive” this afternoon in protest of new Government licensing legislation. The protest … Continue reading

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Multi-academy trusts: seven concerns raised by MPs

Key concerns over the growth of multi-academy trusts highlighted in today’s Commons Education Select Committee report, which calls for ‘tighter restrictions’ A report by the Commons Education Select Committee has said there is “not yet evidence” to support large-scale expansion of multi-academy … Continue reading

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Care risk rises in severely deprived areas

Children in the poorest areas of the country are ten times more likely to be taken into care than those in the most affluent areas, a study has found. Researchers say there are “strong social gradients” in child protection, meaning … Continue reading

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Sheffield man accused of child prostitution offences cries himself to sleep over false allegations, court told

A Sheffield man accused of prostituting young girls for his own gain, cries himself to sleep at night over the allegations, a court heard. It is alleged that Shane Whiteley of Weakland Crescent, Hackenthorpe forced Girl A to prostitute herself, … Continue reading

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Council’s £1 court deal

Rotherham Council is finalising another strategic acquisition to support the regeneration of Rotherham town centre by taking on the former Magistrates’ Court building. Home of the Magistrates’ Court, County Court and Family Court, the building was vacated in September 2016 … Continue reading

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