Government considered scrapping Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train scheme

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Government considered scrapping Sheffield-Rotherham tram-train scheme A group of MPs has heard the government considered scrapping the Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme because of spiralling costs. The UK’s first tram-train scheme would enable trams to run on existing train tracks … Continue reading

PICTURE: Sheffield masked tree protesters sat inside exclusion zones are ‘breaking the law’

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Two masked tree protesters have been captured on camera flouting a High Court order in Sheffield. The long-running Sheffield felling saga took another twist this week after two people with covered faces entered ‘exclusion zones’ around trees set for 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