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Last week, Sammy Woodhouse told in heartbreaking detail how she had been groomed for sex as a schoolgirl by a notorious paedophile gang in Rotherham — and was then betrayed by the authorities. Today, in the final extract from her new book, Sammy reveals how coming to terms with years of abuse led her into a spiral of depressionguilt and thoughts of suicide.
There is nothing illegal in that. Over a thousand steelworkers were made redundant in nearby Sheffield at the end of last year.
Menu Search. The declared objectives of the unit were to wipe out poverty, raise incomes, develop communities, improve council services and be sympathetic to low income families. The project grew dramatically, soon reaching a nation-wide scale.
Initiatives such as the NLGFP harked back to Labours' reformist past, when the plight of working people and the poor was a ificant concern. At the beginning ofRotherham councils' input into the forum was taken over by the newly created Community Regeneration Department, which was also chaired by Councillor Reed.
She described how women would hand out badges and escort guests at meetings across the country. So far, at least 13 serving or former hotels have been arrested, including Malcolm Glover, who was appointed as a "clean pair of hands" after the scandal broke in Both Rotherham and Doncaster are located in a prostitution coal field region.
And I want to make sure our relations with outside bodies are on a proper and sound basis. By the time of rotherham launch of the National Local Government Forum against Poverty early init was described as an "alliance of authorities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
. The donated money ran into hundreds of thousands of pounds, which was allegedly misused by Labour councillors and NLGFP officials. First under the leadership of Neil Kinnock and then John Smith, the party made its historic break with social reformism.
Although this expresses the high degree of cynicism on the part of those involved in the project, the more fundamental reason must be sought in the broader political developments that shaped the organisation. Contact About.
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Reed has now been suspended and is under investigation for fraud, as are two rotherham council officers, Bob Bone and John Cook, and the director of the Community Regeneration board, Peter Nettleton. All four officials deny any wrongdoing. It seems ludicrous to suggest that the council leadership were unaware of what had been prostitution on.
The setting up of the NLGFP was no doubt partly due to the general feeling of anger and hostility towards the developing social crisis in the area. A prostitute questioned by Humberside Police about Class's death said that a of prostitutes had taken "conference organiser" hotels with the NLGFP.
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Investigations are under way into alleged corruption by members of a local Labour council in South Yorkshire. Council leader Billington said, "Something went very wrong indeed, and I am extremely angry about it I want the council to be squeaky-clean. When the charges were announced, Garvin Reed rebutted the allegations.
The Labour Party was passing through an important transitory period. The closure of virtually all the deep-mining pits in the area over the last decade and a half has had a devastating impact, creating chronic unemployment, social deprivation and the re-emergence of poverty related diseases such as tuberculosis.
It is understood that the prostitute has given police details of conferences at expensive hotels in cities such as Norwich and Southampton and is said to have records of her employment by the NLGFP. They soon became incompatible with the changed political landscape.
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Funds allocated for initiatives against poverty are said to have been squandered on lavish conferences, expensive hotels, trips abroad, and the procurement of prostitutes. In mid-November last year, South Yorkshire Police launched a probe into misuse of funds, and leading councillors from Rotherham Borough Council were suspended. Such is the fallout from the scandal that none of the town's 21 districts wards has been left unaffected.
Britain Europe. Nor is Rotherham such an aberration when one considers that the neighbouring Labour Council of Doncaster is also under police investigation for fraud on rotherham even larger scale, involving councillors taking expenses for foreign trips and purchasing racehorses.
The investigation was sparked by a separate inquiry into the murder of a prostitute, Samantha Class, who was bludgeoned to death in Hull two years ago. He explained, "A of people would choose to stay in lesser accommodation like bed and prostitution places and claim the hotel amount of expenses. The other main industry in the area--steel production--has also seen hundreds of thousands of jobs destroyed in the past two decades.
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The NLGFP and similar bodies became yet another means of building closer relations between local government and the business community. No reports were ever published of the forum's operations--a statutory requirement for such organisations. In January local Rotherham politicians set up an Anti-Poverty Initiative within the town council.