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Now police face legal action over Sheffield tree-felling arrests

CAMPAIGNERS who were arrested as they protested at tree-felling by Sheffield Council say they plan to take South Yorkshire Police to court. Fourteen people will contest the legality of their arrests, charges and time spent in detention and on bail … Continue reading

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More powers returning to Rotherham Council – reaction and full details

DEPARTING commissioner Sir Derek Myers praised “sustained improvements” at the council after the Government confirmed it will return more powers. Adult social care, town centre management and street cleaning are among the responsibilities back under local control. And the Government-appointed … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Five people found guilty of child prostitution offences in Sheffield

Four men and a woman involved in a Sheffield child prostitution ring that saw young girls pimped out to as many as 50 men have been found guilty of a string of offences. Following a six week trial at Sheffield … Continue reading

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Child abuse victim attacks officials who failed to help

A woman who was abused by the leader of a child grooming gang in Rotherham and had his son has waived her right to anonymity to highlight the failings of the authorities. Sammy Woodhouse first talked about her experience to … Continue reading

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Two sexually abused women urge parents to talk to children

Two women who were sexually abused at primary school by the same teacher are urging parents to talk to their own children about protecting themselves. Kerrie Ann Jones and Kate Taylor have waived their right to anonymity because they want … Continue reading

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Police team dealing with crimes against MPs probing more than 50 complaints after Jo Cox’s murder

A SPECIALIST police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has probed more than 50 complaints in the six months after the murder of Jo Cox. Cases of hate-filled messages, harassment and criminal damage were reported to the Met’s … Continue reading

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Commissioner changeover as more powers are returned to Rotherham Council

COUNCIL commissioner Mary Ney — who led Rotherham’s taxi reforms — will step into the lead role when Sir Derek Myers quits. The changeover comes as more powers are returned to Rotherham Borough Council from the Government. Adult social care, … Continue reading

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