Star – Rotherham honour killing Serious Case Review ‘mixed up’ details about victim and her sister – claim

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Rotherham honour killing Serious Case Review ‘mixed up’ details about victim and her sister – claim A Rotherham grooming victim has said she believes details about her abuse were wrongly used in a review of her sister’s murder. Sarah Wilson … Continue reading

Spin over substance – the abuse of statistics

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This week some information of a statistical nature, was given to the local press, Star and Advertiser, who swallowed the spin, hook line and sinker. Chris Burn of the Star, has admitted to me, he has not been able to … Continue reading

CSE – Explosive! Miliband accuses own elected representatives

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This explosive piece has just been published online by the Star: Ed Miliband admits Rotherham child abuse victims were ‘terribly let down’ by Labour representatives Opposition leader Ed Miliband has admitted Rotherham abuse victims were ‘terribly let down’ by Labour … Continue reading

The Star – Criticism for police and council chiefs over response to sexual exploitation of children

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Criticism for police and council chiefs over response to sexual exploitation of children Police and council chiefs in Rotherham have been criticised by MPs over their response to tackling the sexual exploitation of children – with agencies described as ‘inexcusably … Continue reading

When there’s a democratic deficit?

From the Star’s website:

South Yorkshire clerk used council cash to buy porn

Published on Tuesday 12 June 2012 06:00

A TOWN clerk downloaded pornography and used a council credit card to pay for it, a court heard.

Roy Hunt, aged 70, of Alexandra Road, Swallownest, Rotherham, used a card belonging to Dronfield Town Council to pay for porn, petrol and electrical equipment and falsified the accounts.

The former clerk was found guilty of 11 charges, included purchasing two laptops and petrol with council money.

His crimes were discovered when he went on holiday and colleagues discovered a credit card statement. Read on……..

Thanks go to several readers who spotted this piece and wondered the same question as me?

Update on sentencing from The Star:

Sheffield clerk who bought porn walks free

Published on Thursday 14 June 2012 06:00

A TOWN clerk who used a council credit card to view a gay porn website has been handed a suspended jail sentence. Read on…..