Taxi companies could face tougher licensing rules in bid to tackle sex abuse

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TAXI companies could face tougher licensing regimes in an effort to tackle child sexual exploitation in places like Rotherham, a transport minister has suggested. John Hayes said current regulations were “being gamed”, amid concerns that taxis which fail to obtain … Continue reading

Clive Betts – ‘Rotherham scandal raises questions over council scrutiny’

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THE ROTHERHAM abuse scandal has highlighted shortcomings in the way councils are held to account, according to MPs. An inquiry has been launched by MPs over whether reforms are needed to the way the actions of councils are scrutinised. The … Continue reading

Corbyn backers take control of Benn’s party in Leeds

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ONE of Yorkshire’s most senior Labour MPs is on a collision course with his local party after a “takeover” by supporters of leader Jeremy Corbyn. Political allies of Hilary Benn, the former shadow foreign secretary, have expressed concern about his … Continue reading