Three men to stand trial for historical sex offences in South Yorkshire involving rape and trafficking of child

Three men are due to stand trial charged with historical sex offences involving the alleged rape and trafficking of a South Yorkshire child for the purposes of sexual abuse.

Rotherham Council leader Chris Read

Rotherham Council gets back more powers

MORE powers are set to be returned to Rotherham councillors as the authority continues to make improvements.

Rother View Road, Rotherham. Picture: Google.

South Yorkshire man jailed for raping schoolgirl, 15, at knifepoint and performing sex act on himself in front of 11-year-old

A 48-year-old South Yorkshire man has been jailed for 20 years after a jury found him guilty of raping one school girl at knifepoint and performing a sex act at a bus stop in front of another one in two horrific incidents that took place five years apart.

Samina Ackerman.

Concern growing for missing South Yorkshire schoolgirl aged 15

Concern is growing for a missing 15-year-old schoolgirl in South Yorkshire.

Ben Swift (GBR - UAE Team Emirates) (Picture: Luca Bettini/BettiniPhoto)

Tour de France: Cavendish crash knocked me for six, admits Yorkshire’s Ben Swift

Rotherham’s Ben Swift is aiming to be back in the hunt for stage wins at the Tour de France this week after overcoming the injuries he suffered in the crash which ended Mark Cavendish’s race.

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Every little helps...tesco lvied up to its reputation when it came to a charity shop saga.

YP Letters: Why it’s not so easy to donate to a good cause

From: Fiona Lemmon, Clifton Byres, Clifton, Maltby, Rotherham.

Rother View Road, Canklow

South Yorkshire man goes on trial accused of raping schoolgirl at knifepoint

A South Yorkshire man has gone on trial accused of raping one schoolgirl at knifepoint and carrying out a sex act in front of another in two attacks alleged to have taken place over five years apart.
Anthony Hopkins, 58, fell to his death at the Iceland store in Sycamore Road, Rotherham on October 28, 2013

Supermarket goes on trial accused of failing to keep staff safe at South Yorkshire store where man fell to his death

A supermarket has gone on trial accused of failing to take 'adequate' steps to keep its South Yorkshire staff safe, after a 58-year-old contractor suffered fatal injuries when he fell through a suspended ceiling.
Dean Harris.

Man who sexually abused three Rotherham girls is jailed for over 15 years

A man has been jailed for 15-and-a-half years today for sexually abusing three girls from Rotherham.

The tram-train project was estimated to cost �15m when first approved in 2012.

South Yorkshire tram-train will cost five times budget at £75.1m

Modification of the rail network for the UK’s first tram-train project has run five times over budget, a public spending watchdog has found.

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A callous burglar, who raided the home of a pensioner and stole wedding rings from a couple that were seven weeks away from getting married, has been jailed.

Callous burglar jailed for raiding home of pensioners and stealing betrothed couple's wedding rings

A callous burglar, who raided the home of a pensioner and stole wedding rings from a couple that were seven weeks away from getting married, has been jailed.

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The launch of one of the new tram trains.

Watchdog report due on South Yorkshire tram train delay

A public spending watchdog will this week publish its report into a long delayed £51m scheme to improve public transport connections in South Yorkshire.

Chaotic scenes outside Kensington and Chelsea Council's meeting to discuss the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

YP Comment: Time to ‘sack’ inferno council – Insult to democracy and Grenfell victims

EVEN though Kensington and Chelsea Council’s chief executive Nicholas Holgate had already confirmed his intention to resign before council leader Nicholas Paget-Brown quit over the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government should now go even further.

Arshid Hussain (left) and Basharat Hussain, who were jailed in February last year for sexually exploiting girls in Rotherham, had appeals against their sentences rejected at the Court of Appeal in Leeds yesterday.

Rotherham child sex abuse brothers have appeals rejected

Two Rotherham brothers jailed for raping, abusing and prostituting young girls have had their request for appeals rejected by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and two High Court judges.
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Arshid Husain.

Judges reject appeal request of Rotherham child sexual exploitation pair in Leeds

Two brothers convicted of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have had their request for appeals rejected by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and two High Court judges.

Barnsley Hospital

Evening and weekend emergency children's operations to end at three hospitals over lack of NHS staff

Plans have been given the go-ahead to stop some emergency children’s operations at evenings and weekends at three regional hospitals due to a lack of staff.

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Main Street, Rotherham (Google)

Assault leaves man, 27, in hospital after night out in Rotherham

A 27-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries to his face after an alleged assault outside a Rotherham takeaway.

An eye test revealed Niamh Kane had a benign tumour. She is being tested by optometrist Misbah Jabeen

Routine eye test leads to brain tumour diagnosis for South Yorkshire schoolgirl

A South Yorkshire schoolgirl has had her life saved thanks to the sharp eye of an optometrist who identified a problem during a routine eye test, leading to a diagnosis of a brain tumour.

Judith Ducker died 50 days after suffering serious head injuries during a robbery at Wellgate News in Wellgate, Rotherham

Man accused of murdering shopkeeper was suffering from drug-induced amnesia at time of attack, court told

A heroin addict accused of robbing and murdering an elderly Rotherham shop-keeper cannot remember the day of the alleged attack due to suffering from drug-induced amnesia, a court has heard.

Grant Lowe.

Rival football hooligan gangs punished for violence in front of families at Rotherham Railway Station

Gangs of rival football hooligans - who caused mayhem at a train station in full view of young families - have been sentenced with one yob banned from attending any games for three years.
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