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Home Affairs Correspondent — Channel 4 News
As seen in:  Channel 4 News, Mashable

Grumpy, ageing hack addicted to fighting injustice

London teenagers 'wanted to go to Syria to help' — The parents of the schoolboys raised the alarm with an early-morning call to Brent Council leader Mohammed Butt, who rushed to their home. Councillor Butt said the parents were scared that their children had gone. "I could see the panic in their faces," he told Channel 4 News.

Protester loses legal battle to get off 'extremism' database — The Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a ruling in favour of 91-year-old campaigner John Catt whose peaceful activities at demonstrations were logged and stored in police records on domestic extremists. Mr Catt, who has no criminal record, discovered his presence at various human rights protests had been recorded 66 times in a four year period, mostly about his clothes and his sketches of demonstrations.

'Could have been saved': failing the mentally ill in prison — The Equality and Human Rights Commission's study of 367 'non-natural' prison deaths between 2010 and 2013 says many could have been prevented and recommends imposing a legal duty on institutions to improve care and treatment when recommended. EHRC only looked at adult cases but nowhere is this more damning than when it comes to children.

London teenager Ziamani guilty of plot to behead soldier — Brustholm Ziamani, 19, was arrested in east London last August carrying a knife, hammer and Islamic state flag inside his rucksack. An Old Bailey jury was told how he had proclaimed online support for the killers of Fusilier Lee Rigby and told his former girlfriend he wanted to die a martyr.

Could there be more security at UK Jewish schools? - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Channel 4 News learns that the education secretary is considering stepping up security around Jewish schools in the UK. Simon Israel reports on the threat Jewish communities face in the country.

Inquiry set up into collapse of police corruption trial — Mrs May is to appoint a QC to look into why the prosecution abandoned the case against a dozen former South Wales police officers charged with perverting the course of justice in the Lynette White murder investigation 27 years ago.

12 years for UK jihadist who faked his own death — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. A British jihadist who travelled to Syria, then faked his own death to try to return to the UK, is jailed for 12 years - a sentence that could be extended to 17 if he shows no sign of reform.

Anti-semitism in the UK 'reaches 30-year high' — The Jewish security charity, Community Security Trust (CST) recorded close to 1,200 incidents last year, more than double the number in 2013. They include assaults, threats to kill, desecration of synagogues and cemeteries, and abuse. There were also 60 incidents recorded of what the CST term 'potential hostile reconnaissance' of Jewish buildings.

Frontline officers face axe under new measures - video — Figures exclusively released to Channel 4 News by the police federation shows that in the last four years, the equivalent of seven entire forces have been cut.

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".
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Mar 26, 2015

Incoming + outgoing deputy chief constables in Northamptonshire under IPCC investigation for alleged gross misconduct

Mar 26, 2015

RT @refugeecouncil: Bad news: asylum support rates to be cut This move will push vulnerable families even further into poverty. Shameful

Mar 25, 2015

Our Fatima Manji wins the Muslim News Award for excellence in media

Mar 25, 2015

Police chiefs agree to share hate crime details with Jewish and Muslim communities in the face of growing threats

Mar 22, 2015

@golgonda1 it was good to meet you. Am always fascinated about who watches the programme.

Mar 20, 2015

High Ct judge ordered confiscation of girls passports + other family members who had 'not been frank' with Tower Hamlets social services

Mar 20, 2015

Five teenage girls have been made wards of court to prevent them travelling to Syria to join ISIS.

Mar 20, 2015

19 year old Brusthom Ziamani jailed for 22 years for planning a 'woolwich' style attack on an army cadet

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