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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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Stockport nurse poisoned patients 'at random' - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. A nurse at Stockport's Stepping hill hospital is accused of murdering three patients and poisoning 18 others. Prosecutors said Victorino Chua contaminated saline drips with insulin "at random".

The Islamic State teen who refused to detonate bomb device — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. A teenager sent to carry out a suicide bombing by Islamic State is being paraded by Iraqi officials after he refused to detonate the device.

Indian food exec behind prominent pro-ISIS Twitter account — LONDON - For agents of the Islamic State, the front lines have long been drawn: There is combat in the Middle East and there is the battlefield of Twitter. One of the most influential operators have been the person behind the widely-followed Twitter account @ShamiWitness.

Trial collapses after immigration officials 'lie under oath' — The Home Office has revealed to Channel 4 News that three immigration officers have been suspended and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been called in to carry out an investigation. The Crown Prosecution Service is to conduct a full review into the handling of the case and accepts it fell below acceptable standards.

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.
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Jan 23, 2015

600% rise in Syria related terrorism arrests in UK last year - from 25 in 2013 to 165 in 2014, according to Scotland Yard

Jan 23, 2015

Jury discharged in trial of stepping hill hospital nurse accused of poisoning 21 patients and tampering with prescription charts

Jan 22, 2015

RT @francescrook: 82 men and women took their own lives in prison last year, an indication of the chaos in the system & misery inside http:…

Jan 20, 2015

Trial opens of Filipino nurse who denies murdering 3 patients, attempting to poison 8 and trying to harm 19 at Stepping Hills hospital

Jan 18, 2015

RT @MarkJGledhill: @BBCNews I'm yet 2 C a single question posed 2 Mrs May of how she plans to protect people when SHE & her party have cut …

Jan 16, 2015

CT chief mark Rowley- "“We are considering what further measures we might put in place to enhance the security of police officers"

Jan 16, 2015

Threat level raised for Jewish communities and police officers in the UK

Jan 16, 2015

CPS ha abandoned the case a year after accusing GMP of failing to ensure that unnecessary risk to the suspects was avoided in the operation

Jan 16, 2015

Charges against GMP chief constable Sir Peter Fahy over the police shooting of Anthony Grainger have been dropped

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