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Mosque denies ‘military jihad’ support

Image caption Suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people Didsbury Mosque said: “The term jihad was used in its wider meaning; ‘to strive and struggle’ and in this case aid to those being oppressed. There was no call for any military Jihad (qital). “Nor was there any comment which could in anyway be construed to suggest that Britain or British people should be targeted or attacked. The focus was on the behaviour of the Syrian regime and its victims. “Didsbury Mosque does not encourage anyone to go and fight in…

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Bradley charity hits out at online trolls

But co-founder Lynn Murphy said those making such comments should be “ashamed of themselves”. ‘Worst possible pain’ She said the accounts, which will soon be published, would show that “every penny was accounted for”. In a post on the foundation’s Facebook page, she said: “Gemma is apparently living the life of luxury. Let me get one thing straight… losing a child is the worst possible pain anyone can ever go through. “No-one and I mean no-one is living a life of luxury.” The Bradley Lowery Foundation was set up last…

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Man who filmed up skirts sentenced

The lens of the camera was poking out and pointing upwards, prosecutor Trevor Green told the court, while the rest of it was zipped away in the bag. ‘Uploaded images’ He was later seen nearby attempting to film up two more women’s dresses, including one who was pushing a pram, the court heard. During sentencing, Jane Smith said Sivier uploaded images of “several victims” on to a website after filming them. When Sivier, of Warren Road, Cambridge, was arrested, he admitted to officers that he had recorded similar footage at…

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People hurt as horse breaks loose at show

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe air ambulance was called after a horse bolted at Pembrokeshire County Show Five people, including a 12-year-old boy and 83-year old man, have been taken to hospital after a horse bolted during a farming show. The horse, which was in competition at the Pembrokeshire County Show, threw its rider and broke loose into the crowd before it went “on a rampage”. Eight people were injured after being knocked to the ground at the show in Withybush, near Haverfordwest. Organisers said there…

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Westminster crash terror suspect named

A man and a woman were taken to hospital after the crash and later discharged, while another man was treated for minor injuries at the scene. The suspect is not believed to have been known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, but is understood to have been known to local police. He did not co-operate with officers after his arrest, Scotland Yard said. The investigation team’s priority “continues to be to understand the motivation behind this incident”, a spokesman added. Police have concluded searches of two properties in Birmingham and one…

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Police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST before crashing into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament. Two people were treated in hospital for their injuries but later discharged. A third…

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Used syringes found in beach litter pick

‘Unprecedented’ amount of rubbish dumped at beach Needles found on McDonald’s baby changing table He said: “It’s not just Ogmore beach – we recently found a needle at Aberthaw beach as well. “I’m just scared for the public in case the unthinkable may happen. Needles are dangerous and parents should be aware of possible dangers at the beach.” The syringes were found in a clean-up on 4 August and a council spokesman said reports of discarded needles would be treated “as the highest priority”. Related Topics Ogmore-by-Sea Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45180173

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FM denounces ‘racist’ burka comments

Muslims warn PM of Johnson ‘whitewash’ Outspoken AM voted UKIP assembly leader Defence classes over Islamophobia fears In an interview with ITV Wales on Sunday, Mr Bennett said seeing people wearing burkas in Wales made him feel uncomfortable, claiming it was an “alien culture”. He said it showed an unwillingness to integrate and called for a debate on the issue, adding: “It feels like I’m in Saudi Arabia but in Cardiff, in Canton.” Mr Bennett added: “It’s certainly not a pleasant feeling for many people in Britain, who are British…

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Teenager kidnapped and tortured by two men

The court heard how Rennie had only been released from a prison term for car-jacking a week before he carried out the attack. The victim, said to be “very shy” and a “young-looking 14-year-old”, was described as an “obvious target” for the pair. Prosecutor Jane Farquharson told the court: “It is clear their motivation was to obtain money, but in their intoxicated state greed overtook and they went so much further.” ‘Fast-moving and frightening’ The schoolboy did not give evidence during the trial. He was instead questioned by lawyers at…

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Monk abuser film ‘makes my skin crawl’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEdited extracts of the footage, showing Thaddeus Kotik at locations in Pembrokeshire A victim of child abuse by a monk on Caldey Island 50 years ago has revealed he was given home movie footage of his abuser to remember him by. The victim has shown BBC Wales the 8mm film given to him by Thaddeus Kotik in the late 1960s and said it now “makes my skin crawl”. It shows the monk – who died in 1992 – sight-seeing in Pembrokeshire. The…

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Gascoigne blames TV exit on sleeping pills

Gascoigne responded to concerns on social media which suggested he “looked out of it” during the show. Writing on Twitter, he said people were “saying I was drunk”, but went on to explain that he had “been taking sleeping tablets to try kip”. Skip Twitter post by @Paul_Gascoigne8 Ha just read some of the tweets some say I’m looking well others say it’s the best they’ve seen me and others are saying i was drunk it’s every time I’m doing well that’s ok I been taking sleeping tablets to try…

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Theresa May and the art of the curtsy

Image copyright EPA What’s the issue with Theresa May’s style? Etiquette expert Jean Broke-Smith, who’s been teaching the art of the curtsy for decades, said: “She makes it look very awkward and drops so low. “The knees should be virtually connected but hers are about 10 inches apart. How she didn’t fall over, I don’t know. I was trying it just now and I couldn’t balance.” Image copyright AFP But Ms Broke-Smith, who was principal of the Lucie Clayton finishing and modelling school for 30 years, praised the prime minister.…

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Baby firm fined over data sale to Labour

Political parties commonly buy personal information to target their campaigns, but they must obtain appropriate consent from the providers. A spokesman for Labour said: “We have neither bought nor used Emma’s Diary data since the 2017 General Election and we are in the process of reviewing our approach to acquiring data from third parties.” ‘Complex relationship’ “The relationship between data brokers, political parties and campaigns is complex,” said Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner. “Even though this company was not directly involved in political campaigning, the democratic process must be transparent.”…

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