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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
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Grumpy, ageing hack addicted to fighting injustice

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.

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.
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Nov 24, 2014

Home sec new ct bill will place statutory duty on schools, colleges, universities, prisons to prevent people being drawn into terrorism

Nov 24, 2014

Home sec "the threat we face is now more dangerous than at any time before or since 9/11"

Nov 24, 2014

Home sec says new cyber surveillance laws will have to wait until after general election

Nov 24, 2014

84 hate preachers excluded from UK, 74 organisations proscribed, 27 british citizenship revoked, 29 passports cancelled

Nov 24, 2014

Theresa May tells RUSI audience 753 arrests, 212 charged, 148 convicted, 138 now in prison under counterterrorism since May 2010

Nov 24, 2014

Home Secretary begins keynote ct speech "ISIL leaders have given energy and a renewed sense of purpose to radical leaders in Britain"

Nov 24, 2014

Head of counterterrorism mark Rowley predict current climate will carry on for several more years

Nov 23, 2014

RT @DavidRoseUK: Victor Nealon: cleared after 17 yrs in jail, refused compensation, hounded for costs by Chris Grayling. Outrageous…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @CalumSPlath: really hope something good comes out of the disappointing resignation of Emily Thornberry. Would love to see a promotion for Lisa Nandy.

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