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The Troublemaker - Number of people going to hospital for hunger triples

The Troublemaker - Number of people going to hospital for hunger triples The number of people who are so malnourished they have to go to hospital has more than tripled in the last ten years.

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse

New book shows how police failings helped cover up Rotherham abuse Sammy Woodhouse was key to exposing a child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham – and the failures of the police and other authorities to act on abuse.

‘A terrible ordeal because of police’—last Rotherham 12 defendants speak out

‘A terrible ordeal because of police’—last Rotherham 12 defendants speak out Haseeb Alam and Mahroof Sultan walked free last week after an ordeal lasting well over two years.

Victory after case thrown out of court for final two Rotherham 12 defendants

Victory after case thrown out of court for final two Rotherham 12 defendants The last two defendants in the Rotherham 12 case walked free on Tuesday—after a police chief was unfit to give evidence.

New report into Rotherham child abuse excuses top council officials and police

New report into Rotherham child abuse excuses top council officials and police A new report says senior officials at Rotherham council knew of problems with child sexual exploitation—but none should be charged over failures.

Rotherham abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse leads fight for new law

Rotherham abuse survivor Sammy Woodhouse leads fight for new law A survivor of the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, is demanding the government does more to help victims.

Cops have ‘no case to answer’ over Rotherham abuse—just ‘failings’

14 March 2017
Police officers have “no case to answer” regarding their handling of child sexual abuse in Rotherham, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has decided.

Rotherham unites against the racist EDL

28 February 2017
Also: anti-fascist protests in Telford, Hackney and Alloa

Reports round-up: sacked porter reinstated as workers bite back

21 February 2017
Also: New DHL Arcadia warehouse walkout | UCU election | Unison women's conference | Fascist EDL returns to Rotherham | Tube strike over jobs displacement | Teaching unions ballot on merger | Protest premieres in Leicester Square | Dpac defends care packages in Southampton

Reports round-up: Nazi hardcore drowned out by Bolton anti-fascists

29 November 2016
Over 200 anti-fascists outnumbered up to 80 Nazis from National Action and English Defence League splinter groups in Bolton last Saturday.

'Self defence is no offence'—Victory to the Rotherham 12

22 November 2016
Not guilty verdicts in the Rotherham 12 case represent a landmark victory that has implications for anti-racists across Britain. A group of Asian men in Rotherham has shown that if you fight against injustice, you can win, writes Phil Turner

Calls for inquiry into South Yorkshire Police following Rotherham 12 not guilty verdicts

17 November 2016
An independent inquiry into policing has been demanded after a landmark victory in the Rotherham 12 case.

Rotherham 12 jury delivers not guilty verdicts for all Asian men on trial

16 November 2016
The jury in the trial of the Rotherham 12 has today, Wednesday, delivered not guilty verdicts for all men who stood trial.

Police spotter failed to report Nazi hooligans, Rotherham 12 trial hears

31 October 2016
A police “spotter” failed to report seeing Nazi troublemakers on the day of a big anti-fascist protest, a court has heard.

Nazis targeted town to stir up racism and violence, Rotherham 12 trial hears

24 October 2016
The ‘Yorkshire’s Finest’ group has links to fascist organisations such as the National Front, reports Phil Turner

Eight men guilty of child sexual abuse - over a decade after police received complaints

19 October 2016
Eight men have been found guilty of 19 charges relating to sexual abuse of three girls – over a decade after one reported the abuse to police.

Rotherham 12 - prosecution witness seen with men giving Nazi salutes, court hears

18 October 2016
A prosecution witness in the Rotherham 12 trial was pictured alongside a group of men giving Nazi salutes.

Far right got 'more than they bargained for', Rotherham 12 trial hears

12 October 2016
A Nazi ringleader led a drunken street attack on Asian men after an anti-fascist demonstration in Rotherham marking the racist murder of a grandfather, a jury has heard.

Woman had 'impressive' details about defendants in Rotherham abuse case, court hears

11 October 2016
A complainant in an abuse trial gave “pretty impressive” detail about defendants who claim they never met her, a court has heard.

Police ‘lost clothes’ after rape allegation, court told

27 September 2016
Police apologised in 2003 for questioning a man accused of repeatedly raping a 13 year old girl, a court has heard. Sageer Hussain is one of eight men on trial for child sexual exploitation offences at Sheffield Crown Court.

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