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NHS safeguarding 'needs review' after Savile abuse

Jimmy Savile's behaviour and sexual abuse at 41 NHS hospitals across the country, a children's home and a hospice "indicates the need for us to examine safeguarding arrangements in NHS hospitals, the raising of complaints and matters of concern and how managers and staff respond to complaints", a separate independent report found.


Ed Sheeran wins Brits best album

Ed Sheeran has won the coveted best British Album award for X at the Brits tonight.

The Hebden Bridge singer, who also won best British solo artist, was presented by Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe.

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One Direction also won the best video award.

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Firefighters in walkout over pensions row

Firefighters from across the region have taken part in a rally in Westminster.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union began a 24-hour walkout this morning as the row over changes to pensions and the retirement age continues.

The government has said the strike action is unnecessary and all fire and rescue authorities have contingency plans in place.

Matt Fothergill from the Fire Brigades Union says the firefighters want a "negotiated, reasonable settlement with the government."

Three men held in 'exploitation probe' in South Yorkshire

Three men have been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of child sexual exploitation in Sheffield and Rotherham.

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South Yorkshire Police said the men, aged 21, 23 and 28, were arrested today on suspicion of committing a number of sexual offences against underage girls between 2005 and 2009 in the South Yorkshire towns.

The 28-year-old was arrested following a warrant at a property in the Hackenthorpe area of Sheffield. The 21-year-old was arrested in Leeds and the 23-year-old man was arrested in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield, a spokesman said.

He said the men are currently in police custody and will be questioned by detectives.

Rotherham has been at the centre of huge controversy surrounding children sexual exploitation since the publication of the Jay Report last year which described how more than 1,400 children had been subjected to crimes including rape, grooming and trafficking between 1997 and 2013.

The Casey Report made further withering criticisms of the way in which Rotherham Council and the police dealt with the issue.

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