News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Times Higher EducationCampus extremism tackled by new website. ‘A new website has been launched to help universities tackle violent extremism and radicalisation on campus. Run by Universities UK, the new site provides information to help staff and students address issues such as protocols for vetting external speakers, how to engage with the community and police and how to promote inter-faith relations on campus.’

Dewsbury ReporterEDL terror plot affects town centre trade. ‘A terrorist bomb plot which hit the headlines last month has affected trade in the town, according to Dewsbury Chamber of Trade. President of the Chamber, Trish Makepeace, said at their meeting last night (Monday) that since the news broke, retailers had noticed that the town centre seemed quieter. Six men pleaded guilty to planning a terror attack on an English Defence League (EDL) rally in the town at the end of last month.’

BBC NewsAbu Qatada: Cleric refused bail. ‘Radical cleric Abu Qatada has been refused bail by an immigration tribunal in his latest bid for freedom. His lawyer said he should be freed from prison so he could spend time with his family before leaving the UK for Jordan – which he had agreed to do once the countries ratified a fair trial treaty.’

The TelegraphThousands of British police sent to Northern Ireland amid fear of terror attack at G8 summit. ‘More than 3,500 UK police officers are being deployed to Northern Ireland for next month’s G8 conference amid fears that dissident Republicans are plotting a terrorist outrage.’

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