News There has been a 69 per cent year-on-year increase in children contacting ChildLine for counselling about racist bullying

Heated debate on immigration blamed for increase in children reporting abuse

Outcry over role of English Defence League

Supporters of the English Defence League have blamed the Norwegian government’s immigration policies for the attacks that killed at least 93 people, provoking outcry from anti-fascist campaigners who are calling for the EDL to be classified as an extremist group.

Norway terror death toll rises to 93

The death toll from Norway's bomb attack and mass shooting rose to 93 today as reports emerged of the attacker's links to the British far right.

John McTernan: Norway has the strength to survive this

Peaceable in its outlook, the country has long struggled against a handful of people who find perpetual tolerance unforgivable

A nation's enemy within: The far-right loner who wiped out nearly 100 souls

Anders Behring Breivik 'wants to explain himself', say police. Neightbours describe him as 'just an ordinary guy '

The nation has to face up to its extremist threat

Wealth and political stability have not protected this model of social democracy from tensions over immigration

Far-right plans weekend of protests

The English Defence League (EDL) is to march against against Islam today in four towns and cities.

Miliband issues challenge to unions' power

Ed Miliband raised the prospect of dramatically watering down the power union barons wield over Labour as he outlined plans yesterday to overhaul the way the party is run. Speaking in Wrexham, the Labour leader hinted that he may try to bypass the heads of Unite, Unison and the GMB, saying he wanted to "reach out" directly to three million nurses, call-centre workers, engineers and shop workers who are affiliated union members.

Inside the secret world of the geeks with the power to unleash anarchy

Jerome Taylor tracked down one of Britain's most feared hackers to find out what motivates this new criminal underworld

EDL founder assault case dropped

Prosecutors have dropped a common assault case against the founder of the English Defence League (EDL), a court official said today.

Simon Carr: Advice to Ed: just say what you mean

For some reason when Labour politicians go out to ‘listen to people’ they only hear what they want to hear

Pamela Geller: American patriot or extremist firebrand?

Robert Chalmers meets the right-wing blogger to find out

Bin Laden supporters clash with EDL

Hundreds of Osama bin Laden supporters clashed with English Defence League extremists today as a "funeral service" for the assassinated terror leader sparked fury outside London's US Embassy.

Police accused over 'royal wedding' squat raids

Twenty squatters were being questioned by police today after a string of raids on the eve of the royal wedding.

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