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Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns

Labour’s general secretary Iain McNicol resigns The general secretary of the Labour party, Iain McNicol, has stood down “to pursue new challenges” after serving for a “tumultuous seven years”. In a statement, issued late on Friday, Mr McNicol said he … Continue reading

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Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs

Operation Sanctuary: Police blamed girls for being abused by Newcastle sex gangs Hundreds of girls and young women victims of sex grooming gangs were blamed for their own abuse by the authorities who failed to tackle the problem, a report … Continue reading

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The Week That Was – Last Weeks Top Ten 24th February 2018

Last Weeks Top Ten 24th February 2018 Gearing up for a General Election? South Yorkshire mayoral election: Delay to Labour ballots amid row over shortlisting Rotherham child sex abuse scandal “may have more than 1,500 victims” Murdered MP’s widower Brendan … Continue reading

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Tropical Butterfly House to host fracking awareness session

A FRACKING awareness session will be hosted next week by an animal centre about a mile from a proposed drilling site. The Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston will welcome members of Woodsetts Against Fracking on Thursday, March 1, from … Continue reading

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Police appeared to punish victims of Newcastle grooming gangs, review finds

Operation Sanctuary review finds adult abuse ‘extensive’ Vulnerable women are most likely being “extensively” abused across the UK and ministers need to urgently review sex exploitation laws, a report says. David Spicer led a review in the wake of Operation … Continue reading

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Save the Children staff demand removal of international chairman Sir Alan Parker

Staff at Save The Children demanded the removal of its international chairman today, saying accountability for sexual misconduct by two former executives must not end with their resignations this week. A petition was launched calling for Sir Alan Parker, founder … Continue reading

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Tree felling set to start again in Sheffield

Tree felling is set to resume in Sheffield, with campaigners objecting to the scheme warned that unlawful behaviour will not be tolerated. Felling was halted last month following an escalation of incidents involving protesters objecting to the controversial scheme, which … Continue reading

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