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UVF searches: Six arrests in ‘significant’ operation

[ad_1] Image copyright PSNI Twitter Six people have been arrested in a major operation into the criminal activities of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in east Belfast. Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force have carried out searches in six locations. The operation is ongoing. The raids started early on Friday morning.The UVF is a loyalist paramilitary group which was responsible for hundreds of murders during the Troubles in Northern
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‘Upbeat’ refugee tale wins children’s book prize

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow a new children's novel is bringing the refugee crisis to the classroomA debut novel about a refugee whose new classmates embark on a quest to find their friend's parents has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.Onjali Q Raúf's The Boy At The Back Of The Class, won the £5,000 prize, which was inspired by people she met while working in
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Next’s store sales and profits keep falling

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Next's annual sales and profits at its High Street stores have continued their fall of recent years, while its online business continues to grow. Sales in Next's stores fell nearly 8% last year to £1.95bn, while online sales rose by 14.7% to £1.92bn.It said online was a "long-term threat" to its High Street business, but a "larger opportunity" for the group.The retailer also said it could
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PM tells Brexit-weary public ‘I’m on your side’

[ad_1] Theresa May has appealed to the public over Brexit, telling them she understood they had had enough, and adding: "I am on your side."Speaking from Downing Street, the prime minister criticised the actions of MPs, saying it is "high time" politicians made a decision on the next steps.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You
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Cookstown hotel disco crush: Hotel owner one of two men arrested

[ad_1] Image copyright Euphoria Allstar Cheerleading/Family/Edendork GAC Image caption Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie, died after the incident The owner of the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Michael McElhatton, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, following the deaths of three teenagers outside a disco at the premises.The 52-year-old and a second man aged 40 are being questioned after Sunday's incident.Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17,
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Seven arrested for hate crimes after New Zealand mosque shootings

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A tribute to victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks Seven people have been arrested for hates crimes in Greater Manchester over the Christchurch mosque shootings as one man called the gunman a "hero".Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has received 11 reports of offensive behaviour related to the attack, with nine of them online.Two of the arrests were for a racially-aggravated public order offence involving
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Colchester mosque: Man charged over threatening call

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Essex police said they were called by Colchester Jamiah Masjid Mosque on Priory Street at about 14:45 on Saturday, 16 March A man has been charged with malicious communications after a threatening phone call was made to a mosque.Essex police said John Thursting, 18, was arrested after a call was made to Colchester Jamiah Masjid Mosque, at about 14:45 GMT on Saturday.Bashir Goni, chairman
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Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack ‘could happen in UK too’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, was one of two to be targeted It is "perfectly possible" that a far-right attack like that seen in New Zealand could happen in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace says.He told the Commons the UK was seeing a "growing threat" from the far right. He added the attack must be a "wake up call"
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St Patrick’s Day: Three dead at Cookstown hotel event

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Police, fire crews and the NI Ambulance Service attended the scene of the incident Three teenagers have died at a St Patrick's Day party at a hotel in Cookstown, County Tyrone.A 17-year-old girl and two boys aged 16 and 17 died following reports of a crush outside the Greenvale Hotel on Sunday night.A number of other teenagers have also been treated in hospital.The police
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Terror investigation in Surrey after man stabbed

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Counter terrorism units were called to Viola Avenue Counter terror police are investigating a suspected far-right inspired attack in which a 19-year-old man was stabbed.The attack happened in Stanwell, Surrey, on Saturday night where a man carrying a baseball bat and knife was seen shouting racist comments.The victim suffered non-fatal injuries and was taken to hospital.A 50-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted