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South Yorkshire school put in special measures gets new sponsor

A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year. The school went into special measures following an Inadequate Ofsted rating In June. Under statutory rules from the Department for … Continue reading

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Rotherham man in court on historical sex abuse charges

A man has appeared in court charged with sexually abusing two girls in Rotherham between 2008 and 2014. Khuram Javed, 34, is charged with rape, sexual activity and arranging travel with a view to exploitation. He was charged as part … Continue reading

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Three men to stand trial for historical sex offences in South Yorkshire involving rape and trafficking of child

Three men are due to stand trial charged with historical sex offences involving the alleged rape and trafficking of a South Yorkshire child for the purposes of sexual abuse. Asghar Bostan, 47 from East Bawtry Road, Rotherham has been charged … Continue reading

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People on estate facing demolition for HS2 could struggle to find new homes

People on estate facing demolition for HS2 could struggle to find new homes Government report finds that residents of Shimmer estate may not receive adequate compensation to acquire similar properties in light of shortage The government has said that residents … Continue reading

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The rise in acid attacks highlights the need to empower and protect women

By Sarah Champion: The recent horrific attack on Resham Khan in London has shone a spotlight on the rising trend of using acid to disfigure targets of violence. London is now the acid attack capital of the UK, with hundreds … Continue reading

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Government set to return five more powers to Rotherham Council

COMMUNITIES secretary Sajid Javid has announced plans to return a further five powers to Rotherham Borough Council. It will mean that the only areas still under commissioner control are children’s services, special allowances and hiring and firing statutory officers. The … Continue reading

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Government to be pushed for extra health cash thanks to opposition councillor

AN OPPOSITION councillor’s amendment to an NHS motion from Labour won the ruling party’s support. A motion moved by Cllr Wendy Cooksey noted how the health service in Rotherham is struggling to cope. It called for scrutiny of the future … Continue reading

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