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Police officer sanctioned over “inappropriate” WhatsApp messages with 'under investigation' colleagues

Police officer sanctioned over “inappropriate” WhatsApp messages with 'under investigation' colleagues

Thu 21 Nov 2019

A SOUTH Yorkshire Police officer who made “inappropriate” comments on a WhatsApp group chat with his colleagues has been sanctioned — and other officers are being investigated.

  • Council's weather response under microscope

    Council's weather response under microscope

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    LABOUR councillors have vowed to review the town’s response to the on-going extreme weather conditions, tackling school closures, care of the vulnerable and road repairs.The group met on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve the way that Rotherham deals

  • Water warning for charity

    Water warning for charity

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    CHARITY workers have been told not to turn on the taps or use the toilets at their base after bacteria linked to Legionnaire’s Disease was found in the water supply.Rotherham Talking Newspaper volunteers have been told by landlords Rotherham Borough

  • Tributes to golfing legend

    Tributes to golfing legend

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    TRIBUTES have been paid to a well-known sports enthusiast who was responsible for setting up South Yorkshire Schools' Golf Association.John Moss, who was married to wife Pat for 51 years, died at the age of 78 after a year of ill health.A keen golfer and r

  • Company helps pensioners

    Company helps pensioners

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    A BUS company which upset a frail pensioner by refusing to pick her up from the same spot she has climbed aboard for 13 years has performed a U-turn.Veolia Transport left Grace Thompson distraught when they took over her regular bus route from Powells and

  • Strictly for kids

    Strictly for kids

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    SEQUINS and smooth moves will be the theme of the night this evening as supporters of a children’s charity take to the floor for their very own dance-off.Ten couples have been training for three months for the Not So Strictly Come Dancing competition

  • Titans' plea to fans

    Titans' plea to fans

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    TITANS are rallying supporters to clear the snow off the pitch as they desperately try to get Saturday's game with Exeter on.An army of fans, players and officials will meet at Clifton Lane tonight at 5pm, armed with shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows to try

  • Wickersley sex beast's appeal bid fails

    Wickersley sex beast's appeal bid fails

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    AN AGING sex predator jailed for raping two schoolgirls more than 30 years ago has had his 18-year sentence upheld—despite pleas for mercy due to his failing health. Norman Battersby (64) was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court after he was convicted of

  • Rotherham schools top South Yorkshire league

    Rotherham schools top South Yorkshire league

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    ROTHERHAM is top of the South Yorkshire class when it comes to GCSEs, according to the latest Government league tables.But despite Year 11 students clocking up record results last summer, the borough is still lagging behind the national average.The proport

  • Millers chairman speaks tonight

    Millers chairman speaks tonight

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    MILLERS chairman Tony Stewart is the guest speaker at tonight's meeting of Rotherham United Nostalgia Society at the Green Dragon, Kimberworth.The event starts at 8.30pm and everyone is welcome.

  • Rotherham Minster hosts Songs of Praise

    Rotherham Minster hosts Songs of Praise

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    A SPECIAL Songs of Praise service is to take place in Rotherham Minster this weekend.The service will be broadcast live by Radio Nightingale—Rotherham General Hospital radio—to the patients and staff at the hospital.This is the latest in a seri

  • Speed camera locations

    Speed camera locations

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    MOBILE speed cameras will be patrolling nine of the borough's busiest routes as part of an ongoing campaign to combat speeding drivers.Officers from the South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership will be taking to the streets to carry out the patrols for tw

  • Police hunt snow-shovel burglary suspect

    Police hunt snow-shovel burglary suspect

    By on Thu 14 Jan 2010

    POLICE are on the trail of a suspect wielding a snow shovel after a spate of sneak-in burglaries.Officers want to trace the man after properties on Arlington Avenue, Clumber Rise and Windsor Rise, Aston, were raided on Saturday and Monday.On Saturday footp

  • Rotherham's binmen battle backlog

    Rotherham's binmen battle backlog

    By on Wed 13 Jan 2010

    ROTHERHAM’S dustmen are back on the roads this week after being hampered by the wintry weather.Rotherham Borough Council said today that it was now attempting to provide a full collection of black bins again.The emptying of green bins has been suspen

  • Builders move in to Maltby library

    Builders move in to Maltby library

    By on Wed 13 Jan 2010

    ESSENTIAL and long-awaited building work will see Maltby Community Library shut for a fortnight from Monday.Glass panels at the front of the building will be replaced to make it more modern and welcoming.The work has been undertaken by Rotherham Borough Co

  • 'Hitman' killed love rival - claim

    'Hitman' killed love rival - claim

    By on Wed 13 Jan 2010

    A HIRED hitman killed a doctor who was having an affair with a nurse, it was claimed today .Former GP Colin Shawcross (58), was battered with a pickaxe handle and his body stuffed into the boot of his own S-type Jaguar before it was buried in woods.Telecom