News archive from 20 October 2014, page 12

Police dismissed Rotherham abuse suspects dossier as ‘unhelpful’ - claim

Police dismissed Rotherham abuse suspects dossier as ‘unhelpful’ - claim

A researcher who tried to expose Rotherham's child sexual exploitation problems has claimed she gave police the names of suspected abusers more than a decade ago - but the information was dismissed as "unhelpful'. The Rotherham Council worker had...

 
Sheffield businesswoman’s tears after roadworks cut her firm off

Sheffield businesswoman’s tears after roadworks cut her firm off

A businesswoman broke down in tears as she spoke of roadworks which are strangling her firm - preventing customers from reaching her. Mum Abbie Armitage, who has run The Barber Shop on Leppings Lane, Hillsborough for a year, said she had sometimes...

 

Major fire at Didcot power station

Officials are confident a major fire at a gas fuelled power station will not dent electricity supplies. More than 25 fire appliances raced to the Didcot B power station last night as flames ripped through a cooling tower. Such was the scale of the...

 
Police dismissed Rotherham abuse suspects dossier as ‘unhelpful’ - claim

Police dismissed Rotherham abuse suspects dossier as ‘unhelpful’ - claim

A researcher who tried to expose Rotherham's child sexual exploitation problems has claimed she gave police the names of suspected abusers more than a decade ago - but the information was dismissed as "unhelpful'. The Rotherham Council worker had...

 
Police dismissed Rotherham abuse suspects dossier as ‘unhelpful’ - claim

Police dismissed Rotherham abuse suspects dossier as ‘unhelpful’ - claim

A researcher who tried to expose Rotherham's child sexual exploitation problems has claimed she gave police the names of suspected abusers more than a decade ago - but the information was dismissed as "unhelpful'. The Rotherham Council worker had...

 
Sunderland man downed vodka before flashing knife in black eye rant

Sunderland man downed vodka before flashing knife in black eye rant

A MAN has been jailed after taking an eight-inch kitchen knife into the shop where his girlfriend worked. Neil Bater had been in a relationship with Wendy Armstrong for four-and-a-half months when he arrived at her workplace and committed the offence,...

 
MP tells Parliament of Sunderland workers’ plight as D-Day approaches on London-style bus plans

MP tells Parliament of Sunderland workers’ plight as D-Day approaches on London-style bus plans

A CITY MP has urged council bosses to vote to take control of bus services for the sake of Sunderland's workers. Houghton and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson also attacked profit-making bus companies in her parliamentary speech ahead of...

 
‘We must do more’ – Sunderland among most at risk from alcohol problems

‘We must do more’ – Sunderland among most at risk from alcohol problems

NEW figures due today will underline the health risks of alcohol in the North East. According to Public Health England, the region has the second-highest rate of alcohol-specific hospital admissions, and the second-highest rate of hospital admissions...

 

Maternity mental health cost fears

The cost of mental health problems among women in pregnancy and shortly after birth runs into billions, a new report has warned. Treatment for new mothers and those more than halfway through pregnancy is described as "patchy" by the study,...

 

Leicester project The Carbon Tree aims to help businesses become greener

How easy is it for businesses to become greener? Isobel Frodsham decided to find out The UK's Climate Change Act was the first of its kind when it was passed in 2008. The law made it a legal requirement for the UK to cut carbon emissions by 80 per...

 
Switching sites hiding best energy deals, claims rival

Switching sites hiding best energy deals, claims rival

Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites have been accused of "hiding" the best energy deals. The Big Deal website, which also helps consumers find cheaper energy, said the five were behaving unethically. It said they ask consumers...

BBC, 06:39 in Business
 

PARKING OUTRAGE: Derby woman fined even though car was stuck behind police cordon

A ROLLS-ROYCE engineer was handed a parking ticket despite her vehicle being stuck behind a police cordon during a chemical leak in Derby. Gina Coventry had just left choir practice with the Sitwell Singers at St John's Church when she saw the cordon...

 

£21,000 QUESTION: Why have Derbyshire local area meetings when even councillors don't show up?

THEY are the meetings that were meant to reconnect the public with councillors. But residents don't seem bothered - and many of their local politicians are not showing up either. Out of 35 "Local Area Committee" meetings across Derbyshire,...

 

Major fire at Didcot power station

Officials are confident a major fire at a gas fuelled power station will not dent electricity supplies. More than 25 fire appliances raced to the Didcot B power station last night as flames ripped through a cooling tower. Such was the scale of the...

 
Families urged to find Peak science answers

Families urged to find Peak science answers

Discover what makes the Peak District National Park a special place at two fun science events this autumn. Science in the Park will give young people the chance to find answers by following clues and talking to scientists who have studied the area in...

 


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