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13 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Simon Heffer: Yes, it's old-fashioned. But a word of advice for...

Shaun Wright was responsible for children's services in Rotherham when an organised network of perverts were able to abuse 1,400 young girls Few things are as disgusting as the systematic rape and abuse of 1,400 young girls by an organised network of perverts, as happened in Rotherham.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

ABC News

Calls for resignation of Victorian education bureaucrat over role in UK child sex abuse scandal

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.

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The Age

Drugged and targeted for sex in Rotherham: they were the lucky ones

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.

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Sheffield Telegraph

Sheffield's first free school ready to open its doors

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.

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The Independent

Something rotten in the town of Rotherham

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.

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The Independent

Democracy and the police: a system in crisis

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.

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National Review Online

Ian Tuttle: Feminists' Failure on Rotherham

Not so fast: The feminist backlash against the product has been vehement. Feminists of the vocal, bathe-in-male-tears sort find proof of "rape culture" all about: in newspaper satire , in '80s movies , in the verb " to force ."

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Indymedia.ie

Rotherham pakistani men targeting white girls for sex exploitation

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)

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National Review Online

More Rotherham Horrors: Teen Raped by 250 Men over Two Years. Police Informed and Did Nothing

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.

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Religion News Service

Political correctness about Muslims may have led UK officials to ignore reports of sex abuse

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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The Independent

Rotherham abuse scandal: David Cameron calls for under-fire police...

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Sheffield Telegraph

Sheffield World War II veteran celebrates 100th birthday

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.

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Chronicle Live

Morning news headlines: Crime chief quits Labour party, A 160m boost for cancer drugs fund

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour Party, but insisted he would not leave his post.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Belmont Club

Rotherham, England

My mother remembers how in late 1944 grandpa heard a knock on the door in their apartment in Japanese occupied Manila.

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Sheffield Telegraph

Rotherham legends recall 50 years of chuckles

South Yorkshire comic legends the Chuckle Brothers are celebrating 50 years in showbusiness - and are marking the occasion with the publication of an autobiography.

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The Independent

Rotherham child abuse scandal: Anger at authorities who failed to act

Paul Gallagher is a reporter for the Independent and Independent on Sunday having joined the group in 2012.

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The Other McCain

The Rotherham Horror

Imagine if more than a thousand girls, some as young as 11, were sexually exploited by members of a fundamentalist religious cult.

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The Independent

The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards

The report by Professor Alexis Jay into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is both appalling and yet strangely reassuring.

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Get Reading

Morning news headlines: Shock as report into Rotherham sex abuse in...

Roger Stone, leader of Rotherham Council who has stepped down with "immediate effect" after accepting responsibility on behalf of the council for failings detailed in a report which found around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in the town over a 16-year period Britain's approach to tackling child abuse is under fresh scrutiny after a ... (more)

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

WNED

Report Details 16 Years Of 'Horrific Abuse' Of Children In U.K. Town

An investigation out on Tuesday documents the abuse of more than 1,400 children in Rotherham, England, and says local authorities were aware of the problem for years and did not respond.

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