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Police warned protesters that "robust" action would be taken against anyone planning to disrupt the royal wedding, with more activists expected to be arrested ahead of Friday's ceremony.

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English Defence League to hold talks this week on electoral plans

Multicultural society row splits Clegg and Cameron

Nick Clegg yesterday moved to highlight his disagreements with David Cameron over multiculturalism and how to tackle Islamic extremism in Britain. In a speech designed to appeal to his party's base ahead of next week's spring conference, and to differentiate the Liberal Democrats from their Conservative partners, Mr Clegg said he believed that multiculturalism should be the hallmark of "an open, confident, society".

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