Sheffield Labour MP ‘to face vote of no confidence’

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Labour Party members in a Sheffield constituency are to hold a vote of no-confidence in their MP. According to the BBC, Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith will face the vote tonight at a meeting of her Constituency Labour Party … Continue reading

Rotherham grooming scandal: £2m lawyers’ costs outstrip pay-outs to victims

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Rotherham Council and South Yorkshire Police have so far paid more than £2m to solicitors defending compensation claims from victims of the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal – significantly more than the amount paid for settled claims to date. The … Continue reading

New Advertiser campaign calls for more mental health help in our schools

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New Advertiser campaign calls for more mental health help in our schools THE Advertiser is today launching a “Class Action” against failing mental health in schools – demanding more help for students and teachers. Our campaign comes after a survey … Continue reading

Ex-PCC Shaun Wright will not be investigated by police over ‘CSE perjury’

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THE police watchdog’s investigation into whether former police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs has found he did not commit a criminal offence. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) will not make a referral to the Director … Continue reading

Rotherham’s MPs clock up £20,000 worth of overseas trips

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ROTHERHAM’S jet-setting MPs clocked up overseas trips worth more than £20,000 last year. The expeditions, which were paid for by their hosts and linked to parliamentary business, involved flying out to such far-flung places as Borneo, Taiwan and Germany. Parliamentary … Continue reading

Yorkshire Post on Inhumanity of grooming gang.

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The Yorkshire Post says: Inhumanity of grooming gang. Abuse victims as young as 11 – what lessons should be learned? OUR first thoughts today are with the young victims of the Huddersfield grooming gang who were subjected to a level … Continue reading

HS2 coming to town again – consultation events planned over Rotherham route

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HS2 IS launching another charm offensive with a wave of consultation events in Rotherham after unveiling fresh plans which have enraged protesters. The high-speed link team will be in Aston, Hellaby and Mexborough at the end of this month and … Continue reading

Sheffield gangs “grooming 10-year-olds”, police say

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A police unit has been set up to stop children as young as 10 being recruited by organised crime gangs. South Yorkshire Police said the team would work with partners in housing, education and justice to identify those at risk … Continue reading