Halifax profile: Key marginal whose political future hangs by a thread

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IN a town whose mills once clattered to the noise of a thousand looms, there is a certain irony in watching its political future hang by a thread. Elsie Whiteley knew the value of textiles to Halifax better than anyone. … Continue reading

Pam Allen ERYC Mystery Solved

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Few could understand why Pam Allen, former Director of Safeguarding at Rotherham from 2004-2009, was employed by ERYC as Head of Children and Young Support and Safeguarding Services. Read on… https://andystrangewayindependent.com/2017/05/26/pam-allen-eryc-mystery-solved/

Rise in referrals at Rotherham CSE support centre after BBC drama

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A SUPPORT centre in Rotherham for child sexual exploitation victims reported a spike in referrals following the airing of the BBC TV drama Three Girls. Swinton Lock Activity Centre had a dozen new victims get in contact after the eye-opening … Continue reading

Alexis Jay calls for Yorkshire victims to help with ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to expose nation’s child abuse evils

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The woman who brought the scale of the horrifying Rotherham scandal to light is now urging other child abuse victims in Yorkshire to come forward. Chris Burn reports. Professor Alexis Jay is not a woman to sugarcoat the truth in … Continue reading

Tory lead cut to five points as Corbyn closes in on May

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Theresa May’s poll lead has fallen to five points a fortnight before the general election — the smallest margin over Labour since she came to power. A YouGov poll for The Times puts Labour on 38 per cent of the … Continue reading