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

HS2 -Working Draft Environmental Statement

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Councillors’ anger as HS2 demolition toll rises in Mexborough EVEN more Mexborough homes are in line for demolition under HS2 than previously planned, according to new documents which have outraged the town’s councillors. Earlier plans showed 19 houses near the … Continue reading

Grooming gangs ‘are abusing girls across the country’, victims and investigators warn

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Call for action comes as Bradford records 62 per cent rise in the number of referrals to its specialist child sexual exploitation service Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims and … Continue reading

Ruthlessly Silenced

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By lying to ourselves, more vulnerable girls are put at risk BRITISH author Frances Hardinge once wrote: “Truth is dangerous. It topples palaces and kills kings…And yet there is one thing that is more dangerous than Truth. Those who would … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk’s Perspective

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A disturbing pattern is repeated again, and more cases to come The Northumbria prosecution means that Newcastle upon Tyne has joined a growing list of towns and cities in which groups of south Asian men have stood trial for street-grooming … Continue reading

‘We need to change the law’ – Over 700 Sheffield taxi drivers licensed by councils hundreds of miles away

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‘We need to change the law’ – Over 700 Sheffield taxi drivers licensed by councils hundreds of miles away More than 700 Sheffield taxi drivers have licences issued to them by councils hundreds of miles away sparking concerns over safety … Continue reading