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Police say they are "fully prepared" for an English Defence League (EDL) march in Newcastle, just days after the murder of a soldier in Woolwich.
Hundreds of EDL supporters are expected in the city on Saturday, for the event which was planned several months ago.
Northumbria Police said it expected the event to pass off peacefully, while admitting the Woolwich murder may have "heightened community concerns".Add a comment
Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 16:45
Written by Ross Lydall
Written by The Northern Echo
THE English Defence League is to hold a demonstration on the streets of the North-east at the weekend.
Although few details have yet been announced, the EDL confirmed it plans to hold a national protest in Newcastle on Saturday (may 25) over proposals to open an Islamic school in the city.
Newcastle City Council has approved a planning application for a new faith school to be opened at Bishop’s Palace in the Benwell area of the city, previously used as the set for the BBC children’s series Byker Grove.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 20:18
Written by Ben Quinn and Conal Urquhart
Scores of supporters of the
About 100 men, including some wearing balaclavas printed with "EDL", engaged in running battles with police for less than an hour.
A police commander said officers cited section 60 of the Public Order Act, which allowed them to stop and search individuals within a specific area without evidence of aAdd a comment
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:33
Written by William Tomaney
THE Stourport UKIP councillor at the centre of a “racist” facebook comments storm has resigned from the role, his party has announced.
UKIP spokesman Gawain Towler tonight said: “We believe Eric Kitson is an honest man who has made, by his own admission, some serious mistakes by posting or reposting offensive material on his facebook which he should never have associated himself with.
“He regrets this enormously and rightly so. His decision to resign is, under the circumstances, the right one.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 10:16