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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 12th March 2013

The Guardian: Boy admits possessing explosive substances and bomb-making books. ‘A 16-year-old boy has admitted possessing explosive chemicals and bomb-making books and diagrams. The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two terror charges and another offence at a hearing at Birmingham magistrates’ court on Monday. He admitted possessing explosive substances [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 7th March 2013

The Guardian: Derry mortar van contained bomb to destroy evidence, court told. ‘A republican dissident gang was so well prepared for a mortar attack on a Derry police station that it also had a blast incendiary device in a van to destroy all evidence at the weapons’ firing point, a court has been told. Evidence of a carefully [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 5th March 2013

The Guardian: Northern Ireland police hail ‘major coup’ after foiled IRA mortar plot. ‘The Police Service of Northern Ireland has dealt a huge blow to the new IRA with the capture of five primed mortar rockets that were to be fired within minutes at a Derry police station. Security sources told the Guardian on Monday that two of the [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 28th February 2013

BBC News: Rocket launcher and warhead seized. ‘Police have recovered a rocket launcher and what they have described as a warhead in west Belfast. They said the search was carried out as part of an investigation into dissident republican terrorism. The weapons were found at the property in Hawthorn Street on Monday evening. A PSNI [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 26th February 2013

The Guardian: Court bans protests near home of Abu Qatada. ‘A high court judge has banned protests by groups such as the English Defence League being held within 500 metres of the home of the radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada. Mr Justice Silber said the injunction issued on Monday was necessary because the protests, which have been held [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 21st February 2013

Politics.co.uk: BNP ‘back on track’ after bequests boost far-right warchest. ‘A series of bequests helped the far-right British National party (BNP)’s reported donations jump by 730% in 2012, new figures out today show. Statistics released by the Electoral Commission revealed the BNP received £265,987 in donations in 2012, compared to just £32,000 in 2011.’ Business [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 19th February

Daily Echo: Former Lib Dem to stand for English Democrats at Eastleigh by-election. ‘A former Liberal Democrat will be representing the English Democrats at the upcoming by-election. Michael Walters has been announced as its candidate for the contest on February 28. A committed Anglican and Royal British Legion member, Mr Walters is the English Democrats’ current [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 14th February 2013

The Hillingdon Times: Sikhs Against EDL to join Cambridge protest. ‘The ‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ have announced they will be joining an anti-racism protest to be held in Cambridge. They will join with members of the Cambridge Unite Against Fascism (CUAF) as English Defence League (EDL) hold a protest in Cambridge on Saturday 23 February. [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 12th February 2013

BBC News: Control measure terror suspect missing since December. ‘The hunt for a terror suspect who went missing on Boxing Day is “still ongoing”, Home Office minister James Brokenshire has told MPs. Ibrahim Magag was subject to a TPim control measure when he went missing in north London. His disappearance is not believed to be [...]

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News from the United Kingdom, Thursday 7th February 2013

Cambridge News: EDL city demo ‘not expecting huge numbers’. ‘English Defence League leaders are meeting police to “reduce disruption” during a demonstration in Cambridge. The right-wing group, which disputes claims from supporters of Cambridge Unite Against Fascism that it was forced to call off a march, told the News the group had decided to hold [...]

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