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Yorkshire councils facing child services funding crisis with £34m overspend forecast

Financially-stretched councils across Yorkshire are collectively set to overspend by more than £34m on services for vulnerable and at-risk children this year, new analysis has revealed.
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Breaking news.

BREAKING NEWS: South Yorkshire teenager to appear in court charged with terrorism related offence

A teenager from South Yorkshire will appear this morning at court in London charged with a terrorism related offence.
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Oxfam continues to be engulfed by scandal.

The Yorkshire Post says: William Hague’s defence of overseas aid. Fallout from the Oxfam scandal

AS the Foreign Secretary who committed the Tories to spending 0.7 per cent of GDP on overseas aid, William Hague is, understandably, deeply saddened by the scandal engulfing Oxfam and other charities working in the developing world 
as new revelations come 
to light.

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Plans to conduct shale gas exploration work in Marsh Lane will be examined at a public inquiry - but have been opposed by local councillors.

Campaigners hail rejection of fracking exploration plan outside Sheffield as victory for local democracy

Anti-fracking campaigners have hailed a council’s decision to reject shale gas exploration plans for a village on the outskirts of Sheffield as a victory for local democracy.

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Sammy Woodhouse now campaigns on behalf of abuse victims.

Sammy Woodhouse: I endured sexual abuse, now I fight to protect others

AS one of the survivors of the Rotherham sexual exploitation scandal in which at least 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013, I have, in the past few years, seen my home town and the country as a whole come a long way to tackle some of the factors that contributed to what happened.

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Protest groups against fracking have been set up across Yorkshire and in North-East Derbyshire.

Fracking safety fears for former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire taken to Government regulator

Concerns about the safety of conducting fracking in former coal-mining areas of Yorkshire have been taken to the Government’s regulator in charge of overseeing the development of the shale gas industry.
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Justine Greening, speaking to The Yorkshire Post in Sheffield's Winter Gardens.

Tom Richmond: If only there were more politicians like Justine Greening

JUSTINE Greening was typically ebullient as she returned to her South Yorkshire roots to give her first newspaper interview since being sacked as Education Secretary – the only difference is she didn’t have the Ministerial entourage, and red box, that accompanied her when she visited her former school in Rotherham last year.

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Many local residents are opposed to the fracking plans

Landmark fracking inquiries for Rotherham and outskirts of Sheffield to begin preliminary hearings within weeks

Lawyers for petrochemical firm Ineos are preparing for two landmark public inquiries as the company looks to kick-start shale gas exploration work in the south of the region as soon as possible. Chris Burn reports.
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Rotherham is one of the few local education authorities to collate data about knife crime in schools

Rotherham pupil took knife to school for months ‘for protection’

A pupil in a Yorkshire town brought a knife to school for months to “protect himself from other students”, an investigation by The Yorkshire Post has revealed.

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Rotherham was plunged into darkness and scandal after the sexual abuse cases were exposed by Professor Alexis Jay.

Emerging from the darkness: Rotherham's children's services 'transformed' after sexual exploitation scandal

Rotherham Council's children's services have "transformed" since the local authority was rocked by a child sexual exploitation scandal, according to Ofsted.
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What do you think of your local Morrisons store?

YP Letters: Morrisons rewards haven’t won my loyalty

From: Fiona Lemmon, Clifton, Maltby, Rotherham.

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Fly-tipping.

Vehicles seized in fly-tipping operation

A joint operation between two Yorkshire councils and a police force has resulted in the largest seizure of vehicles since new legislation over fly-tipping was introduced.

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This is what happens when a community loses all of its bank branches

With growing numbers of bank branches due to close across Yorkshire in the next few months, Chris Burn finds out about the devastating impact on one community that has already said goodbye to its services.

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South Yorkshire Police is facing compensation claims over its handling of the Hillsborough disaster, as well as the Rotherham abuse scandal.

Hillsborough disaster and Rotherham scandal compensation costs leave South Yorkshire Police facing 'very serious situation'

Ongoing compensation claims against South Yorkshire Police over the Hillsborough disaster and the Rotherham abuse scandal mean the force is facing a "very serious" financial situation unless the Government steps in, police commissioner Alan Billings has warned.

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Justine Greening during a return to visit to Rotherham's Oakwood school where she was taught.

Tom Richmond: Britain needs a coalition ready to back education

DO coalitions work in politics? History will certainly be kinder to the Tory and Liberal Democrat government of 2010-15 that came together at a time of national financial crisis.

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Clubs like Rotherham Town have had to reduce the number of sides they put out in recent years.

Taking guard to protect Yorkshire club cricket from close of play

Grassroots cricket in Yorkshire may not be struggling as much as England are in Australia, but those at the local level believe change is needed to give it a viable future. Chris Burn reports.

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Fracking firm accused of ‘bypassing local democracy’ by requesting planning inquiries

A GLOBAL chemicals giant has been accused of bypassing local democracy and using “bully-boy tactics” to push through controversial fracking applications in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

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Jon Rosling

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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