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Suspended sentence for South Yorkshire man found in possession of child pornography

A 44-year-old South Yorkshire man, who admitted to possessing more than 140 images of child pornography, has been a suspended sentence.

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A protest against the HS2 'M18 route' in South Yorkshire

Changing tracks on HS2: How David Higgins hopes economic case will change opposition in Yorkshire

HS2’s chairman believes new research claiming high-speed rail will help tackle Yorkshire’s productivity crisis can change minds about the divisive scheme. Chris Burn reports.
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David Higgins, chairman of HS2, says local leaders must decide location of a planned parkway station

HS2 boss: South Yorkshire politicians must decide 'M18 route' parkway station location

The man in charge of HS2 has said a new parkway station on Yorkshire’s high-speed rail route “should happen” – but has warned it is down to local leaders to agree its location following a bitter row over the location of Sheffield’s site.
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There were delays on the M1.

Delays after collision on M1 near Rotherham

Lanes are back open on the M1 in Yorkshire after a collision this morning.
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Officers have been policing protests in Kirby Misperton on an almost daily basis.

Latest figures reveal £230,000 spent in one month on policing Yorkshire fracking site protests

Policing ongoing protests at the region’s first fracking site cost North Yorkshire Police almost £250,000 last month, it was revealed today.

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During a sentencing hearing at Sheffield Crown Court today Judge Michael Slater sentenced Diana Clegg to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, for two counts of fraud.

Callous carer who stole over £11k from elderly South Yorkshire woman given suspended sentence

A callous carer, who stole more than £11,000 from the vulnerable South Yorkshire woman she was employed to care for has been given a suspended prison sentence - and has been told she will not have to repay her elderly victim anything.
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During a sentencing hearing at Sheffield Crown Court today Judge Michael Slater sentenced Diana Clegg to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years, for two counts of fraud.

Callous carer who stole over £11k from elderly South Yorkshire woman given suspended sentence

A callous carer, who stole more than £11,000 from the vulnerable South Yorkshire woman she was employed to care for has been given a suspended prison sentence - and has been told she will not have to repay her elderly victim anything.

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The M1 southbound has been closed all morning after a serious accident. Picture: Highways England.

Yorkshire motorway set to re-open after morning crash causes traffic chaos

Highways officials have confirmed that the M1 is due to re-open after being closed for much of the day following an accident.
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Traffic chaos in South Yorkshire as two main routes are closed following serious collisions

Emergency services are attending two major incidents on major routes in the south of Yorkshire - leading to long delays for many drivers.

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YP Letters: Give Europe a taste of life without trade deal and boycott goods

YP Letters: Give Europe a taste of life without trade deal and boycott goods

From: Mike Smethurst, Cavendish Close, Rotherham.

Opinion
Richard Wood.

Rochdale 0 Rotherham United 1: Warne delighted at ‘ugly’ win

A 57TH-MINUTE header from Richard Wood saw Rotherham United secure a deserved away league success - just their second since April 2016 - in a sweet Roses triumph at Spotland.

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Adele Gladman: Rotherham scandal reports left victims with lack of answers

Adele Gladman: Rotherham scandal reports left victims with lack of answers

Three years after Professor Alexis Jay revealed how at least 1,400 children had been victims of appalling sexual abuse in Rotherham, last month saw the publication of six reports examining different aspects of the scandal and the conduct of the local council.

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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.

Opinion
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 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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