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Heated debate on immigration blamed for increase in children reporting abuse

1,000 people expected in marches

More than 1,000 protesters are expected to take part in marches by two opposing campaign groups today.

EDL to spread its far-right creed to new target towns

The English Defence League will target at least two new areas this year as it attempts to broaden its reach. The far-right group has announced its first six planned demonstrations, with the first taking place tomorrow.

Tycoons back new far-right grouping

A property tycoon and a former investment fund manager have been named as the driving forces behind a plan to create a new force on the far-right of British politics.

Jeremy Clarkson row dogs strike talks

BBC presenter Jeremy Clarkson remained at the centre of a storm of protest tonight despite apologising for saying striking public sector workers "should be shot".

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon aka Tommy Robinson is arrested at an EDL counter-demonstration in London

English Defence League prepares to storm local elections

English Defence League to enter electoral politics after signing pact with British Freedom Party

Funds raised from the sale of poppies help the members of the armed forces with financial difficulties

English Defence League target Fifa over poppy ban

Fifa were targeted today by protesters angry that they have banned England from wearing embroidered poppies on their team shirts on Saturday.

EDL leader arrested for bail breach

The leader of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) has been arrested for breaching his bail.

60 arrested in EDL protest clashes

Sixty people were arrested after far-right demonstrators clashed with police at protests in the capital.

EDL to stage 'static' protest in Tower Hamlets

Far right activists will protest in the capital today after ignoring moves by police and the Home Secretary to stop them.

EDL planning 'static' London protest

The English Defence League is still planning to demonstrate in the capital this weekend despite the 30-day ban against marching.

Theresa May extends London marches ban

The Home Secretary today extended her ban against marches in the capital after a request from police chiefs.

Home Secretary bans EDL march

The English Defence League's plan to march through the capital next month was blocked by the Home Secretary today.

Bill for tough riot sentencing runs into millions

With an average cost of £2,245 per offender for short sentences, the pressure on an already stretched prison system is becoming untenable

EDL member vandalised mosque

A member of the English Defence League has admitted spraying graffiti on a mosque in Hartlepool.

EDL member admits mosque attack

A member of the English Defence League has admitted taking part in a spray paint attack on a mosque.

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