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ELIZABETH JACKSON: The fallout from a shocking child sexual abuse scandal that's been unfolding in Britain has now spread to Australia with calls for the resignation of a senior Victorian education department official who's been implicated in the scandal.
Vicky counts herself as one of the lucky ones. Stalked from the age of 15, plied with drink and slipped drugs until she became estranged from her despairing parents; ferried at night by strangers twice her age to unknown male-only parties; on one occasion locked in a house, her only escape through a window.
Sheffield's first 'free school' will open its doors next Friday - with staff insisting it will offer a genuine educational alternative for its community's teenagers.
How did child sex abuse become rife when so many people seemed to know about it? Julian Baggini, who spent six months there researching a book, tries to provide some answers Every time the national spotlight falls on Rotherham it seems to cast only gloom.
It was intended as a key reform of Theresa May's tenure as Home Secretary, injecting much-needed democracy and transparency into the policing of England and Wales.
Revealed: How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN Report found 1,400 children abused between 1997 and 2013 in Rotherham The figure is likely to be a conservative estimate of the true scale Victims terrorised with guns and doused in petrol ... (more)
I wrote yesterday about the horrifying news from Rotherham, England: An estimated 1,400 children were victims of child sexual exploitation between 1997 and 2013, according to an independent inquiry commissioned last fall by Rotherham's Metropolitan Borough Council.
Muhbeen Hussain, founder of a British Muslim youth group in Rotherham, said the police and the town's social services "totally failed us" by not taking action against gang members.
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He fought through a world war, rose through the ranks of policing, and even survived deadly Spanish flu as a child... The great-grandfather-of-seven's extraordinary century has included brushes with death not just during World War Two - when he encountered victims of the Belsen concentration camp - but also as a little boy.
My mother remembers how in late 1944 grandpa heard a knock on the door in their apartment in Japanese occupied Manila.
South Yorkshire comic legends the Chuckle Brothers are celebrating 50 years in showbusiness - and are marking the occasion with the publication of an autobiography.
Paul Gallagher is a reporter for the Independent and Independent on Sunday having joined the group in 2012.
Imagine if more than a thousand girls, some as young as 11, were sexually exploited by members of a fundamentalist religious cult.
The report by Professor Alexis Jay into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is both appalling and yet strangely reassuring.
Updated: Sat Aug 30, 2014 01:45 am
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