Lewisham Council chief executive steps down as authority ‘takes new direction’

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Lewisham Council has announced chief executive Ian Thomas is stepping down at the end of the year, after only six months in the post. This came after Lewisham Council decided to “take a new direction,” a council spokesperson said. “Ian … Continue reading

Exclusive: Ex-South Yorkshire police tsar could face new perjury inquiry

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Confirmed: Watchdog mulls criminal case against ousted Yorkshire police tsar A POLICE watchdog has confirmed it has now begun a fresh consideration of whether there could be a criminal case against former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright … Continue reading

Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner

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Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to reconsider whether there is a criminal case against South Yorkshire’s former police and crime commissioner. It comes after the IPCC admitted … Continue reading

Mahroof turns up!

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A postal contributor spotted Moofy, in Oldham! ‘Duck and dive’, indeed! Can anyone elaborate?

A bad workman blames his tools?

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New Rotherham children’s chief slams schools over continuing failure to tackle CSE Rotherham’s director of children’s services has condemned an “astonishing” lack of engagement by schools to tackle child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the borough while urging a greater focus … Continue reading

The effect can be shattering!

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Sent this amongst my emails I am only just catching up on, thought readers might like to see it too: The Rotherham Common Purpose Effect By blurring the boundaries between people, professions, public and private sectors, responsibility and accountability, Common … Continue reading

Day Twenty Nine – Questions for Thacker?

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Andrew Norfolk continues exposure: Doubts over evidence of Joyce Thacker, former childcare chief at Rotherham Behind the paywall, I’m afraid. . . . . . . . . . An interesting FOI: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/continued_cover_up_of_child_abus_3 Newspapers: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/police-investigating-18-suspects-over-abuse-of-almost-300-rotherham-children-1-6854232 http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/disgust-in-rotherham-over-anti-islam-comments-on-police-facebook-page-1-6854870 This facebook account, has … Continue reading

Day Twenty Eight – News with a Common Purpose

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A selection of News, first up a couple of references to Common Purpose: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/400867/Rotherham-Council-spent-30K-training-staff-in-secretive-society http://yournewswire.com/rotherham-scandal-council-spent-30k-on-training-for-staff-in-secretive-society/ An old post that is now suddenly being read again: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/common-purpose-benign-or-dangerous/ Now  a couple of Twitter links: https://twitter.com/Emma_Hoddinott/statuses/513421791759708160 https://twitter.com/SarahChampionMP/status/511245136236666880 An interesting Daily Mail piece: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2763987/Educational-video-warning-Asian-grooming-gangs-schools-seven-years-ago-hardly-used-amid-fears-appearing-racist.htmlContinue reading

Party punish failed Councillors by removing right to banger perks

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Who said Sarah Champion MP was ineffectual? Rapid action is her mark in trade. Actually it had to be pointed out to her that lots Labour Councillors lounging around quaffing wine and munching on bangers might not look, er good. … Continue reading

More smoke and mirrors

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This piece published in yesterday’s Star moves the story on: Not bad spinning when you think Akhtar was never accused of any criminality by anyone!