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Hundreds gather for Rotherham 'peace' protest

Around three hundred people gather for Rotherham peace protest Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Around three hundred people have joined the British Muslim Youth to stage a 'peace' protest in Rotherham calling for the community to unite .

It comes after unrest in the town following the child sex abuse scandal.

The demonstration took place outside Rotherham Town Hall.

Pardew under pressure ahead of Hull clash

Organisers from a campaign group called 'Sack Pardew' have staged a large-scale protest in and around St James's Park ahead of their match with Hull City.

Under pressure: Alan Pardew could be replaced by Hull Manager Steve Bruce if he is sacked by Newcastle. Credit: Press Association

The group say they will be distributing 30,000 leaflets and 100 banners from 10 pubs in Newcastle city centre. Tigers Manager Steve Bruce is one of the favourites to replace Pardew if he is sacked. It is the first time the two side's have met since Pardew head-butted Hull City's David Meyler last season.


Sheffield homes evacuated after car fire

Families were evacuated from their homes and part of a road sealed off in north Sheffield as firefighters dealt with a car blaze, which ruptured a gas main.

The damaged remains the car which was on fire in Parson Cross Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The fire severely damaged the car and part of a neighbouring building was also damaged on Dugdale Avenue in Parson Cross. Homes were evacuated while the gas supply was made safe. No one was injured in the incident.

"We can't have a broken community," say The British Muslim Youth

The British Muslim Youth are to hold a 'peaceful' demonstration outside Rotherham Town Hall today calling for a united community.

An open invite has been issued for residents, community and business leaders to take part in the event following unrest in the town over the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal.

A spokesman for the group said: "We need to take a collective stance on this issue we can't have a broken community we can't let hate into our community."

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