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Could these 90ft chimneys be Yorkshire’s answer to the Angel of the North?

His previous works have included a upside down electric pylon, a building which appears to float in mid-air and a house made out of 7,500 wax bricks. So when Alex Chinneck was given the task of designing Yorkshire’s biggest ever public work of art to replace the iconic Tinsley Towers he was never going to opt for the obvious

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A Northern train.

Trains not running between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central due to overrun engineering work

Delays could hit commuters this morning as over-running engineering works has meant that trains are unable to run between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central stations.

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Stefan Zaitschenko, who is part of the British Steel pensions campaign group

Former British Steel workers call for MPs to intervene over pension changes hitting thousands

Former steelworkers in Yorkshire are calling on MPs to intervene on changes to pensions expected to hit tens of thousands of ex-British Steel employees next year.
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Adele Gladman warned police and council staff about sexual exploitation crimes in Rotherham in 2001 and 2002. Picture: Scott Merrylees

Whistleblower: Rotherham scandal 'was no cock-up'

More than 15 years ago, former solicitor Adele Gladman detailed with “breathtaking clarity” how young girls in the Yorkshire town of Rotherham were being targeted outside schools, the bus station, children’s homes and homeless projects by predatory abusers who would go on to traffic them to different parts of the country and sell them for sex.

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Were the reports into the Rotherham abuse scandal a cover-up?

YP Letters: Disgraceful decision not to bring charges over Rotherham abuse scandal

From: Ged Dempsey, Denman Road, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham.

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Survivor Sammy Woodhouse arrives at a council meeting in Rotherham town hall  where reports were published that reveal how senior managers' failures contributed to the town's child abuse scandal. Picture Scott Merrylees.

The missed chances to stop Rotherham’s child abusers

Families of children who were sexually abused by four brothers in Rotherham repeatedly told the police what was happening – but evidence went missing and they were not brought to justice for more than a decade.

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Rotherham United

Rotherham United 3 Bury 2: Towell celebrates debut with winner

A DRAMATIC 89TH-minute strike from home debutant Richie Towell helped Rotherham United secure back-to-back league wins for the last time in 17 months in an eventful victory over Bury.

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The findings were included in the six investigation reports.

Warning on Rotherham abuse brothers ‘ignored by police’

Police failed to act for more than a decade after being given detailed warnings about four brothers at the centre of sickening child sexual exploitation crimes in Rotherham by a Home Office researcher.

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Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain

Police failed to act on warnings about Rotherham abuse brothers for over a decade

Police failed to act for more than a decade after being given detailed warnings about four brothers at the centre of sickening child sexual exploitation crimes in Rotherham by a Home Office researcher.

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The EDL march through Rotherham

Rotherham Council leader: 'The town has come a long way since abuse scandal'

THE last few weeks have been another reminder about how difficult it is to talk about child abuse and child protection, and how important that conversation still is three years on from the publication of the Jay Report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, writes Chris Read, Rotherham Council leader.

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Outrage at 'miserable silence' of Rotherham abuse scandal bosses

Outrage at 'miserable silence' of Rotherham abuse scandal bosses

Former senior managers and councillors at Rotherham Council in charge when the town’s child abuse scandal unfolded have been criticised for their “miserable silence” after refusing or ignoring requests to participate in £440,000 inquiries into how the authority failed 1,400 victims.

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Professor Alexis Jay.

Alexis Jay: We want to listen to the victims of sexual abuse

From: Professor Alexis Jay, Chair, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Ged Fitzgerald

Rotherham managers 'missed opportunities to change outcomes'

Former Rotherham Council chief executive Ged Fitzgerald and ex-head of children and families Jacqueline Wilson “missed opportunities to have changed the outcomes”, a report found.
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Rotherham Town Hall

Rotherham Council failed to tackle link between taxi drivers and abuse cases

Effective action to tackle the link between taxi drivers and child sexual exploitation offences was “never taken” by Rotherham Council despite strong evidence of what was happening.

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Councillors in Rotherham were told details of the shocking case.

Abuse of Rotherham girl, 12, 'most shocking case ever examined' by social care expert

The case of a 12-year-old girl who became a victim of sexual exploitation while being looked after in a local children’s unit has been described as the “most shocking I have ever come across” by a senior social work expert.
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Louise Casey raised concerns about the theft of the laptops

'Understandable' cover-up claims over Rotherham Council laptop thefts

Rotherham Council’s handling of the theft of 21 laptops belonging to children’s services staff made it “understandable that others have formed a view that the council has covered up the facts”, investigators have ruled.

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South Yorkshire Police discovered missing records relating to the Rotherham scandal.

Missing Rotherham records found by chance by police

Years of missing minutes of child protection conferences have been “found by chance” by South Yorkshire Police.

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The findings were included in the six investigation reports.

'No culprits' over Rotherham child abuse files stolen from council office

Files relating to a Home Office researcher’s attempts to investigate street grooming of children in the town by gangs of paedophiles were stolen from a locked council office – but no culprits can be identified, investigators have concluded.

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Sammy Woodhouse said she was angry at the lack of accountability.

Rotherham victims 'left without answers' as staff and councillors stay silent

Abuse victims have said they will continue to fight for professionals to be held to account over the Rotherham child abuse scandal after being left with unanswered questions by a series of council reports that failed to bring disciplinary action against any former worker.
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Sarah Champion is the Rotherham MP.

YP Letters: Why won’t more MPs speak out over grooming of children?

From: Ged Dempsey, Wentworth & Dearne Constituency Labour Party.

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