Timeline of Rotherham abuse scandal

Some 1,400 children are believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherham since the early 1990s.

  • Early to mid-1990s: Workers told the new report they came across examples of child sexual exploitation from this period.
  • 1997: Risky Business, a team of youth workers, is set up over concerns about young people being abused through prostitution.
  • 2005: Councillor Shaun Wright appointed cabinet member for the newly-created department of children and young people's services.
  • 2012: Reports in The Times claim that details from 200 restricted-access documents showed police and child protection agencies in the town had extensive knowledge of these activities for a decade, yet a string of offences went unprosecuted.
  • 2014: Professor Alexis Jay's report finds 1,400 children suffered sexual exploitation in a 16-year period.

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Farage: 'We are going to win seats'

If we fail next year the party will pick someone better than me but do you know what? It ain't gonna happen we are gonna win seats.

– Nigel Farage, UKIP leader

UKIP came one step closer to a Westminster seat last night as party members voted for Nigel Farage to stand as their candidate for South Thanet in Kent.

The party leader was quick to announce that he would stand down if his party failed to win a seat at next year's general election. Speaking on Good Morning Britain he said "ten years is a very long time in politics and ten years ago people did not see the UKIP message as relevant".

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– David Walliams

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