‘A time bomb’: how social tensions are rising in a corner of northern England Roma and British Pakistani communities are increasingly divided over problems of crime, litter and antisocial behaviour

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It was an unusually heavy response to a fight in a school canteen: a police helicopter, police dog and 15 police vehicles all rushed to Fir Vale Academy in Page Hall, Sheffield, one Tuesday in late September. The drama, inevitably, … Continue reading

Rotherham MP calls for national support service for sex abuse victims

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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion praised the courage of those who came forward to secure Monday’s convictions and called for a national support system for survivors of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms Champion called for the introduction of a statutory … Continue reading

Rotherham’s MPs clock up £20,000 worth of overseas trips

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ROTHERHAM’S jet-setting MPs clocked up overseas trips worth more than £20,000 last year. The expeditions, which were paid for by their hosts and linked to parliamentary business, involved flying out to such far-flung places as Borneo, Taiwan and Germany. Parliamentary … Continue reading

Who gave these evil gangs licence to rape?

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By Laura Perrins October 22, 2018 Sixteen men have been jailed over the grooming and sexual abuse of Huddersfield children, it can now be reported. The abuse of the vulnerable, isolated and underage girls – the youngest of whom were … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk – Care scandal

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Care scandal: MPs demand investigation into autistic woman’s care Labour last night demanded an “urgent investigation” after The Times revealed that a court allowed a woman with severe learning disabilities to have sex with numerous men she barely knew. The … Continue reading

Andrew Norfolk – Times investigation

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Autism charity calls for ‘urgent lessons’ over care scandal Britain’s leading autism charity called today for “urgent lessens to be learned” after The Times revealed that a court allowed a vulnerable young woman with severe learning disabilities to have sex … Continue reading