Monthly Archives: July 2017

Labour Councillor Invokes ‘Wrath of God’ in Gay Row

A Labour councillor last night warned the wrath of God would be unleashed on her critics after she appeared to compare gay pride marchers to peadophiles. Chika Amadi, who represents Edgware on Harrow Council, is also a pastor at Goodnews … Continue reading

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Rotherham charity’s new place of peace

A unique partnership between Rotherham Council and construction companies, Fortem and Mears, has played a key role in creating a new home for homelessness charity, Shiloh. An official opening ceremony recently took place at the old Weighbridge building on Station … Continue reading

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Lenient sentences toughened up in record numbers

A record number of criminals had their sentences for crimes such as rape and attempted murder increased in the past year, figures show. Statistics released yesterday show that Jeremy Wright, QC, the attorney-general, won increases in 141 cases — nearly … Continue reading

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Call for transparency over Yorkshire councils’ £13bn PFI contracts

A senior councillor has called for contracts signed under the controversial Private Finance Initiative to be subject to the same transparency rules as the public sector after the cost of Yorkshire’s ‘buy now, pay later’ deals was revealed. The Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Ministers accused of ‘lukewarm’ commitment on use of British steel in HS2

The Government has been accused of failing to show support for the UK steel industry following its “lukewarm” commitment to using British suppliers for its flagship high speed rail project. Responding to the recent announcement of the first wave of … Continue reading

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New order to set a standard for Rotherham town centre

A proposed new order, enforced with on-the-spot fines, is set to address the concerns of businesses about the perceived level of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Rotherham town centre. Consultation is underway around a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for Rotherham … Continue reading

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Chambers press case for devolution deal

Business leaders in Rotherham are urging South Yorkshire’s politicians to seal the £900m Sheffield city region devolution deal with the Government. As part of a deal with central government, a Mayoral Combined Authority is set to be created, building on … Continue reading

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