Six men jailed for 101 years for sexually abusing girls as young as 13 in Rotherham

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Six men jailed for 101 years for sexually abusing girls as young as 13 in Rotherham Six men have been jailed for 101 years after being convicted of raping and sexually assaulting young girls in Rotherham between 1998 and 2005. … Continue reading

Abuse scandals prompt rogue cabbie crackdown

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A purge on rogue minicab drivers will be launched after the child exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham. The Times understands that new legislation will create national standards to improve passenger safety. The Department for Transport (DfT) … 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

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

Survivor welcomes plans to introduce CCTV in taxis across the UK

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CAMPAIGNER Sammy Woodhouse has welcomed Government recommendations to install audio recording and CCTV equipment in all taxis across the country. Sammy said it was a “good step forward” and would keep passengers and drivers safer. MP Sarah Champion has also … Continue reading

Review urges tougher rules for minicabs after grooming scandals

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Tough new restrictions should be placed on minicab drivers to address failings highlighted by child sexual exploitation scandals in towns such as Rochdale and Rotherham, according to a government review. A report published today said that minicab and taxi drivers … Continue reading

Child abuse trial: ‘We needed help,’ says aunt of pregnant teenage sisters

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TWO sisters were both made pregnant as schoolgirls after becoming involved with older Asian youths and men, a court has heard. The sisters’ aunt told a jury she scoured the streets looking for her nieces — but knew there would … Continue reading

Girl: “By age of 16, I’d slept with 100 Asian men”, court told

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A GIRL was trafficked around the country and had sex with “100 Asian men” by the time she was 16, a court heard. The alleged victim, now aged 32, said she had been taken to locations such as Birmingham, Manchester … Continue reading

Girl given cannabis and sexually abused in factory, jury told

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A SCHOOLGIRL was given cannabis and made to perform sexual acts on a man in an abandoned factory, a court has heard. The alleged victim, who was aged between 13 and 15 at the time, said in a police interview … Continue reading