Rochdale

Child Grooming 'Now Normal,' Report Says

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK

Sexual exploitation of children has become "normal" on some streets and estates in Greater Manchester, according to a new report described as "alarmin...

Taxi Firm 'Offering White Drivers' After Grooming Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK

A taxi firm is offering customers white drivers to those who request them after it was embroiled in an infamous child grooming scandal that involved A...

Grooming Gangs: Tackle the Crime Not the Community

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK
Sara Yasmin Anwar

All those that participated stressed that those who commit sexual offences on the Pakistani community are a very small minority of people. Therefore, it's grossly unfair for the media to portray sexual grooming as being a feature of the Pakistani community.

'Briton Killed In Gaza' Claims Investigated By Foreign Office

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

The Foreign Office is urgently investigating reports that a British national has been killed in Gaza. The man, said to be from Rochdale, apparently...

MPs Wife Posts Possibly Her Most Gratuitous And Ill-Timed Selfie Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK

Her husband is fighting the biggest political battle of his life. But, that hasn't stopped the wife of a rising Labour MP from trying to steal some of...

90-Year-Old Dragged From The Street And Raped

PA | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

A 90-year-old woman has been dragged off the street and raped. The attack happened in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, as the pensioner walked to the ...

Labour MP's Wife Posts Revealing Selfies On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

The wife of a Labour MP has seen an uplift in her Twitter following after posting a series of saucy selfies to the micro-blogging site. Labour cou...

'Serious Questions' About Cyril Smith Sex Abuse Allegations

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats need to answer "serious questions" about who knew that former MP Sir Cyril Smith faced allegations of sex abuse, the party's pre...

Public Warned About Convicted Killer

PA | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

Police have warned the public to "be on their guard" as they hunt a convicted killer on the run from jail. Paul Maxwell, 49, disappeared while visi...

Rochdale Woman Dies In Fall From Roof After Man Accused Of Raping Her Aquitted

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

A woman has died following a fall from the roof of a car park after a man accused of raping her was acquitted following a trial. Police were called to...

In One Speech, Ed Miliband Has Done More for Small Business Than This Government Has in Three Years

Simon Danczuk | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

Labour understands that the people who go out and work long, hard hours to build up a business and create wealth and value to communities are not simply Treasury cash cows. They need help and support. The Tories have long forgotten this.

Child Sexual Exploitation - The Momentum for Change Must Be Maintained

Jon Brown | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Jon Brown

The catalogue of horror and professional failings has unfolded before us over the last two years; Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Telford to name just a few. This widespread abuse cannot and must not be allowed to continue.

It Is Time To Start Taking Child Abuse Victims Seriously

Javed Khan | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The DPP's plan to re-assess the reliability and credibility tests for young and vulnerable victims is much needed and will help to address the issue of taking child victims seriously. There will be less focus on the victims' credibility and more on the suspect and their pattern of behaviour.

Pickles Needs to Stop Treating Businesses With Contempt

Simon Danczuk | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Danczuk

From day one of this parliament, Pickles and Lewis have treated small businesses with contempt - and it doesn't stop there. To huge consternation in the business community they've cancelled a revaluation of business rates this year to make sure properties are tied to a 2008 rating close to the peak of the property boom.

Allegations Over Bribery And Obscene Publications Made Against Cyril Smith

PA | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK

Separate historic allegations over obscene publications and bribery surrounding late politician Sir Cyril Smith were passed to prosecutors, the Crown ...

'Overwhelming Evidence MP Abused Young Boys'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

There is "overwhelming" evidence Sir Cyril Smith sexually abused young boys and authorities missed the chance to prosecute the late Liberal Democrat M...

Council Workers' Failures 'Allowed Rochdale Child Sex Ring To Continue'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

Rochdale council staff who failed to protect youngsters from a child sex ring have been identified and could be sacked once an internal investigation ...

Rochdale Takeaway Shut Down Amid Child Sex Investigation

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

A takeaway has been temporarily shut down amid a police investigation into alleged child sexual exploitation. Magistrates imposed a three-month clo...

The Office of the Children's Commissioners CSE Report: A Missed Opportunity?

Helen Brayley | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Politics
Helen Brayley

In their reasonable desire to prove that CSE is more than kebab shops and shisha pipes, the OCC has grouped so many forms of exploitation together that the nuances of the phenomenon have been lost.

Police To Investigate Sir Cyril Smith Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Abuse claims surrounding the late MP Sir Cyril Smith will be investigated by Greater Manchester Police, the force confirmed on Wednesday morning. T...

Lib Dem Sir Cyril Smith Skewered On New Child Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

'Larger-than-life' Lib Dem MP Sir Cyril Smith is the latest public figure to be accused of routinely molesting young boys, with Rochdale MP Simon Danc...

Nine Charged With Child Sex Offences In Rochdale

PA | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Nine men have been charged following an investigation into child sexual exploitation, police said. The charges relate to offences committed separat...

Rochdale Report Vindicates Vilified Children's Homes.

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

It is right that attention has been drawn to things that need fixing in children's homes. There is no complacency in the sector. However, it is quite another thing to say we should have concerns about all children's homes everywhere, or even about their existence at all.

Don't Suffer, Together We're Tougher: Rochdale Teenager Has a Message for Victims of Bullying

Clare Sarson | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Clare Sarson

It's been a summer of role models and positive images of young people. August 2012, in contrast to the riots of last year, has given us plenty to look forward to, to celebrate and to shout about.

'Campaign Of Rape' Sex Gang Leader Jailed

PA | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

The ringleader of a gang of Asian men who groomed young white girls for sex has been jailed for 22 years for a "campaign of rape" against a young Asia...