Taiba, questions?

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Last week Times journalist Andrew Norfolk wrote about a group called Just Yorkshire and their report “A Health Check.” The report is a vitriolic attack on Sarah Champion MP dressed up as a pseudo academic study. It’s a nasty little … Continue reading

Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting (Mon, 9th Jul 2018 – 10:00 am)

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Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting (Mon, 9th Jul 2018 – 10:00 am) Papers for meeting: Minutes Public Pack, 21/05/2018 Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting Minutes Public Pack, 11/06/2018 Cabinet and Commissioners’ Decision Making Meeting Financial Outturn 2017-18 Financial … Continue reading

Protestors pack Council meeting but Learning Disability centre closures are nodded through

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Service users, carers and supporters held a lively protest outside the Town Hall before the Council meeting on 27 June and they packed out the visitors galleries with some sitting in the Council chamber and others having to be accommodated … Continue reading

Read gets out the begging bowl

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Council leader’s cuts plea to Government COUNCIL leader Chris Read has urged the Government not to make Rotherham’s cuts worse by bowing to pressure from other authorities. Changes to the allocation formula meant some county councils — mostly Tory-led — … Continue reading

Why did you do it Chris?

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Why did Chris Read, Labour Group Leader sign us up to the hashed up devolution called the Sheffield City Region?Something dreamed up by a Tory government that has previously opposed and resisted every form of devolution unless forced into it? … Continue reading

Best Editorial of 2015 – A Heinous Crime – Star Editors Opinion

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By far the best Editorial of 2015, from the Star Editor: A Heinous Crime – Star Opinion Star Opinion 5th February 2015. These hard hitting words, sum up the heinous nature of these crimes. One person dead and at least 1400 … Continue reading

Jahangir Akhtar: kingpin who ‘had influence over police’

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This little gem from the Andrew Norfolk Archive, points the way to the ‘nub of the issue’. Readers may also wish to read this for some more background: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/akhtara-spider-at-the-centre-of-the-taxi-trade-web/ Organised Crime, Azad Kashmir* & Child Sexual Exploitation https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/organised-crime-azad-kashmir-child-sexual-exploitation/ and: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/rotherham-a-scary-place-where-the-police-can-no-longer-be-trusted/Continue reading