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

Save the Children ‘failed’ to deal with women’s complaints

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Save the Children “failed” to adequately deal with allegations against its ex-chief executive Justin Forsyth, according to leaked documents. A 2015 report seen by the BBC contains evidence suggesting then chairman Sir Alan Parker’s “very close” relationship with Mr Forsyth … Continue reading

Eighty cases of alleged sex abuse uncovered after Oxfam scandal

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Overseas development charities have reported 80 new incidents of sexual misconduct or abuse involving their staff, it emerged today. The Charity Commission said that since The Times reported that seven Oxfam staff had paid for prostitutes or bullied colleagues in … Continue reading

Aid agencies ‘complicit in exploitation of most vulnerable’, says Mordaunt

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Aid agencies ‘complicit in exploitation of most vulnerable’, says Mordaunt International development secretary urges aid groups to deliver on promises, while Save the Children’s head dismisses reports he was made to step aside from a review into handling of complaints … Continue reading

Charity scandal: Tantrums and 2am texts of ‘Thick of It’ charity chiefs at Save the Children UK

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Charity scandal: Tantrums and 2am texts of ‘Thick of It’ charity chiefs at Save the Children UK Brie O’Keefe has flashbacks, when she watches The Thick Of It. The yelling, the tantrums, Malcolm Tucker. “[It] brings me totally back to … Continue reading

Save the Children staff demand removal of international chairman Sir Alan Parker

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Staff at Save The Children demanded the removal of its international chairman today, saying accountability for sexual misconduct by two former executives must not end with their resignations this week. A petition was launched calling for Sir Alan Parker, founder … Continue reading