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Security services deal with '100 terror threats per week' — The head of counter-terrorism in the UK says there has been a step change in Syria-related activity, with a growing problem of young, impressionable individuals being radicalised online. Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley says the security services are now dealing with 100 potential terror offences per week, with more than half involving referrals into de-radicalisation programmes.

Controls on undercover policing 'ineffective' — A highly critical report on undercover policing has revealed 1,229 officers are on active duty in hundreds of operations around the country. But inspectors have expressed grave concern about the accuracy of numbers, deployment, support, organisation and coordination in this area of policing.

Bahrain prince risks UK arrest over torture claims — Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Kalifia, who is a regular visitor to the UK, now faces the risk of arrest. Scotland Yard's war crimes unit is to be asked to launch an investigation into allegations the prince was involved in the torture of political prisoners in Bahrain during the human rights demonstrations in 2011.

Met pays damages over assault amid racism claims — The Metropolitan police has agreed to a £120,000 payout in a case where seven officers were accused of unlawful arrest, malicious prosecution, assault and racism. It has also apologised to 34-year-old Nordell Edmondson and offered its regrets for the significant distress caused to him and his family, but has refused to carry out a disciplinary inquiry into the conduct of the officers.

Vicar 'ran sham marriage conveyor belt' — A jury at inner London crown court heard that the CofE church of St Jude and St Aiden in Croydon went from having six weddings a year to six a day, with over 200 in 2010. Prosecutor Edward Lucas said over six years there were 494 sham marriages, and since the arrest of the vicar, Reverend Nathan Ntege, there been only one in 2014.

Met fined for discrimination against Games 'poster girl' — An employment tribunal found that 35-year-old PC Carol Howard, who became Olympic Games "poster girl" for the Met, had been bullied, harassed and victimised while serving as one of only two black officers in the 700-strong Diplomatic Protection Group. The tribunal had previously ruled the force operated a policy of deleting findings of sex and race discrimination from internal grievance documents.

Pro-Islamic State Brit challenged on beheadings - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Last week, we spoke Abu Rumauysah about British citizens who have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State. During the interview, we challenged him on the use of beheading videos by IS.

Glen Parva prison 'unsafe' for young offenders — An unannounced visit by the chief inspector of prisons to Glen Parva jail in Leicestershire also saw evidence of, in effect, protection rackets, where prisoners were charging "rent" for cells and threatening violence if this wasn't paid.

Is anti-Semitism on the rise in Britain? — Protester holds banner during an anti-Israel demonstration in London. Credit: CST On first impressions there is a shocking headline figure on UK anti-Semitism. This month of July has seen the second highest reported number of incidents in 30 years - four a day, a total of 130.

This is the room where police shot my mum, Cherry Groce — Her death in 1985 at the hands of the Metropolitan Police sparked several nights of rioting in Brixton. Dorothy "Cherry" Groce was shot in her bed by police with apparently no warning while they were looking for one of her sons in connection with a robbery.
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Oct 20, 2014

Peter Neumann tells Westminster audience IS + ISIS responsible for 'greatest mobilisation of foreign fighters that's ever taken place'

Oct 17, 2014

RT @MrCliveC: .@Keith_VazMP Could I ask what is happening re the Annual Paul Mckeever Lecture that you kindly initiated ? 3rd time I have tweeted u & N/R)

Oct 17, 2014

sorry that should four charged, the fifth is accused of supplying the handgun

Oct 17, 2014

The five are also accused of conducting hostile reconnaissance around West London, arranging to buy a handgun,silencer + ammunition,

Oct 17, 2014

Five men have been charged under the terrorism Act with taking an oath of allegiance to the Islamic State

Oct 15, 2014

Another arrest in London terror inquiry.., 19 year of woman suspected of supplying guns. 7 now held over alleged ISIS plot to attack UK.

Oct 15, 2014

Unprecedented £100,000 compensation to trafficked rape victim, enslaved for 10 years, kept in cellar and used to claim benefits.

Oct 14, 2014

That's it,can't report anything more til end of this case. Erol Incedal's trial now carries on behind closed doors.

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