Monthly Archives: August 2017

UK faces Brexit set-back as tensions flare over ‘divorce bill’

The Government’s ambition to reach an early agreement on a future trading relationship with the EU have been dealt a blow after officials gave their strongest indication yet that the process will be pushed back until next year. The third … Continue reading

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Reports on six child sex abuse scandal investigations to be presented at meeting

THE results of six separate probes into the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal will be published at a meeting next week. Law firm Gowling WLG is due to reveal the outcome of its investigation into the conduct of senior staff … Continue reading

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Counter-terror programme is “doing a fantastic job” insists Home Secretary Amber Rudd during Leeds visit

Home secretary Amber Rudd yesterday issued an unequivocal defence of the Government’s anti-radicalisation programme, after a Yorkshire civil liberties charity called for the controversial policy to be scrapped. Ms Rudd was speaking during a visit to Leeds, where she took … Continue reading

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Sheffield Council accused of failing children with autism

A council accused of failing disabled children in order to save money has admitted it has made mistakes. Campaigners said children with autism and other special educational needs (SEN) are suffering from a lack of support in the classroom. Children’s … Continue reading

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Hundreds call for Jeremy Corbyn to intervene in Sheffield tree-felling row

More than 1,600 people have signed a petition calling for Jeremy Corbyn to intervene in the Sheffield tree-felling saga. Campaigners are appealing for Mr Corbyn to “mediate” in the ongoing row over the felling of thousands of trees being carried … Continue reading

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The search for truth goes on.

From an update by the Rotherham Truth Campaign, progress at last! Will RMBC Assistant Director, David McWilliams, please explain how he received the original communication about the so-called “independent, expert guidance” that he emailed me about on 15.9.15? This question … Continue reading

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Meetings to be shorter and later as Sheffield Council aims to become more ‘accessible’

Holding shorter meetings later in the day will make local democracy more ‘accessible’ to the public, according to Sheffield Council. Starting next Wednesday, the monthly full council meetings will begin at 5pm, rather than 2pm, finishing at 8pm. Meetings can … Continue reading

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