Uber drivers’ ‘sex attacks’ across Britain


Uber drivers have been accused of more than a dozen sex attacks, including at least two rapes, outside London. Alleged sexual assaults were reported to six police forces outside the capital, according to data released under freedom of information laws, … Continue reading

60 children in Rotherham at risk of being groomed and sexually abused!

The BBC Radio Sheffield breakfast show, last week, ran a series of articles on the crime of child sexual exploitation. Using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the information the programme makers say that last year alone 200 children in South Yorkshire were considered to be at risk of being abused, 60 of those children are from Rotherham.

Anyone seen anything on the RMBC website on how to protect your children?



Ronald Broxted for PCC?

It has been reported that an independent Ronald Broxted, is interested in trying for PCC in South Yorkshire or North Wales but he can’t make his mind up!

Who is Ronald Broxted anyway? Rothpol advises North Wales as his indecisiveness would only make him the subject of ridicule in South Yorkshire.

The real Ronald Broxted, might like to introduce himself to us?


Pin the red rosette to the donkey?

Those avid twitterers will have seen the result of labour’s selection of their candidate in Novembers’ Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Shaun Wright has been selected to carry labour’s red rosette!

More on this later.

Previously on Rotherham Politics:

Conduct Unbecoming?

Shaun Wright for Police and Crime Commissioner? You must be joking!

Has April 1st come early?

Parking problem for wanabee SY Police Commissioner?

Shaun Wright – Mayor of Rotherham, Parking Outrage – The questions begin

Superfast Broadband Chaos?

This interesting story of much woe in the roll out of the super fast broadband network that has promised much but delivered little, can be brought to Rotherham Politics readers due to the observant “A regular reader” to whom we are most grateful:

The story starts with this BBC post, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-16910835

Also here:  http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5020-ripwire-a-wireless-and-digital-region-reseller-ceases-trading.html

and here:  http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?p=8549632

Good stuff on the background can be found here:

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/4972-yorkshire-post-highlights-losses-for-digital-region.html includes link to a very good Yorkshire Post article.

No fun for those affected, but one could see something like this coming.

“A regular reader”

Tony Devoy – Independent Candidate, Barnsley Central By-Election – Speaks His Mind!

The Barnsley Chronicle has an interesting video on their website. Click here to view.

Tony Devoy, an Independent candidate at the Barnsley Central by-election spoke for all those frustrated by the greed and worse, embedded in local government, in Yorkshire and he spoke for us all when he expressed his frustrations and his desire to do something about it!

He also did very well in terms of his vote share, saving his deposit! No mean feat in itself! Knocking the Liberals into a cocked hat forcing them in to 6th place and losing theirs’ was a pure bonus! Well done!