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  • Around 3,500 suspected terrorists in UK - but powers to monitor used LESS than in 2015

    05/22/2017 9:28:50 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 6 replies
    Express ^ | 05/22/2017 | Jon Austin
    THE number of potential terrorists being watched in the UK has swelled to nearly 3,500 - but our security services are using powers to monitor them LESS than they did a year ago, can reveal. The around 3,000 potential terrorists monitored since 2015 has grown after the return of UK-born people who left to fight with ISIS. Around 400 ISIS-trained fighters are believed to have returned from war zones in Syria and Iraq. Despite being on red alert for more attacks on home soil like today's carnage in Westminster, new statistics show the number of arrests, stop and searches,...
  • 'Number of Confirmed Fatalities’ After Reports of ‘Explosions’ At UK Ariana Grande Concert

    05/22/2017 4:40:56 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 96 replies ^ | 22 May 2017 | Breitbart London
    UK Police have confirmed a number of fatalities in central Manchester in the North of England after reports of one or more “explosions” during an Ariana Grande concert on Monday evening. Greater Manchester Police said there have been a “number of fatalities and others injured” at the Manchester Arena, where Grammy-nominated pop singer Ariana Grande was performing.
  • At Least 20 Killed After Possible Explosions at Manchester Arena Concert Featuring Ariana Grande

    05/22/2017 4:47:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 22, 2017 | Andrew Blankstein, Tom Winter, Alex Johnson and E.D. Cauchi
    At least 20 people were killed and possibly "hundreds" of others were injures after one or more loud bangs were heard Monday night at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, multiple law enforcement told NBC News. Law enforcement sources in both Britain and the United States told NBC News there were possibly two explosions. There was no immediate information on what kind of explosions occurred, and the sources stressed that the information was preliminary and subject to change....
  • LIVE: Fatalities after Manchester 'explosion'

    05/22/2017 3:54:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 348 replies
    Sky News ^ | 22 May 2017
    Police warn people to stay away from the Manchester Arena area following reports of an explosion. Here's what we know: :: Police have confirmed a number of fatalities after reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena :: The arena was hosting an Ariana Grande concert and the "loud bangs" were heard just after the concert ended :: The cause of the bangs has not yet been confirmed Greater Manchester Police have confirmed a number of confirmed fatalities
  • Several people killed and many injured after two explosions in Manchester Arena (UK concert)

    05/22/2017 3:51:32 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 78 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 22nd May 2017 | Thomas Burrows
    Several people were killed after two explosions at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande gig tonight. Video footage showed people fleeing in tears from the venue after reports of bangs immediately after the concert finished. Bloodied concertgoers were pictured being helped by emergency services outside the gig and armed police were seen patrolling the arena. Evie Brewster, who attended the concert, told MailOnline: 'Ariana Grange had just finished her last song and left the stage when a huge explosion sounded. 'Suddenly everybody started screaming and running for the exit.
  • Rattled UK PM May forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halves

    05/22/2017 8:40:41 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | May 22, 2017 | Kylie MacLellan and Kate Holton
    British Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to publicly backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday after plans to force elderly people to pay more for their social care halved her party's opinion poll lead in just a few days. In what amounts to her biggest misstep of the campaign to date, May set out plans on Thursday to make some elderly people pay a greater share of their care costs, before hastily announcing on Monday there would actually be a limit. Questioned at an election event, she grew increasingly irritated at suggestions she was backing...
  • Report: Brit Special Forces sniper takes out ISIS sniper 1.5 miles away(.408)

    05/22/2017 5:41:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | thomas lifeson
    Imagine firing a gun and taking out a sniper so far away that the bullet takes 3 seconds to arrive, traveling at supersonic speed. With one shot! But an unnamed British SAS Special Forces sniper is reported to have done just that. The UK Daily Star has the story: The long-range shot took place almost two weeks ago as part of a counter-sniper operation during the battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul. The SAS soldier, a sergeant who was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, hit the Iraqi in the throat as he left a burned-out...
  • Pippa Middleton marries in almost-royal wedding

    05/20/2017 7:22:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 75 replies
    The Press Herald ^ | May 20, 2017 | Associated Press
    ENGLEFIELD, England — Pippa Middleton, radiant in a custom-made wedding gown, married a wealthy financier Saturday as two likely future British kings and other members of the royal family, including her sister, looked on. In what was seen by many as the society wedding of the year, Middleton and hedge fund manager James Matthews said their vows in a ceremony at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, west of London. Before the wedding, a crowd of well-wishers and reporters gathered outside the church grounds, hoping for a glimpse.
  • Church bans yoga from premises because it’s ‘non-Christian’

    05/20/2017 9:29:05 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 231 replies
    Metro UK ^ | May 10th 2017 | Rob Waugh
    Villagers say they’ll boycott St David’s Church, in Blaenporth, Ceredigion, Wales, in protest. Church bosses say pilates is OK, but not yoga, which ‘might be seen to be in conflict with Christian values and belief’.
  • Prince Harry 'has already asked the Queen for permission to marry Meghan Markle'

    05/19/2017 8:05:43 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    The Mirror ^ | May 17, 2017 | Kat Romero
    Prince Harry’s romance with Suits actress Meghan Markle has been going from strength to strength since the pair started dating last year. But royal insiders claim the prince is now keen to pop the question and has reportedly asked the Queen for permission.
  • Sweden Drops Investigation of Wikileaks’ Assange, But UK Police Will Still Arrest If He Leaves...

    05/19/2017 5:30:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 19, 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Swedish Police officially dropped their seven-year long investigation into rape accusations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but a British arrest warrant still hangs over his head. Assange, 45, was the subject of an arrest warrant from Sweden during the height of Wikileaks’ prominence in 2010, over accusations he had raped a woman in the country. Fearing an arrest by Sweden would lead to his extradition to the United States where he is wanted for espionage, Assange went to ground in 2012 by taking refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has lived ever since. While the arrest warrant...
  • Top Private School Brings in Skirts for Boys Amidst ‘Surge’ in ‘Trans Children’

    05/15/2017 5:45:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2017 | Virginia Hale
    One of Britain’s top private schools is bringing in ‘gender-neutral’ uniforms that would allow boys to wear skirts, as teachers report growing numbers of children ‘questioning their gender identity’.
  • London man with meat cleaver threatens Jews, is arrested

    05/13/2017 9:06:06 AM PDT · by Lera · 43 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 9, 2017
    Suspect, armed with knives, reportedly confronts young girls, saying, ‘You Jews run away from here before I kill you’ An assailant armed with a meat cleaver threatened Jews in the London neighborhood of Stamford Hill on Tuesday before he was arrested, according to a local Jewish neighborhood patrol The Shomrim of North East London wrote on Twitter that the attacker — who also held another knife — was detained by police after confronting young Jewish girls, brandishing the weapons and yelling that he would kill them. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The man tried to enter a kosher...
  • UK's Johnson says EU may have to pay Brexit divorce bill

    05/13/2017 8:56:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2017 10:25 AM EDT
    Britain’s foreign secretary says Brussels may have to pay Britain for its exit from the European Union, rather than the other way around. Boris Johnson says Britain’s share of EU assets is so valuable that the EU may have to end up paying Britain when it leaves the bloc. He spoke to The Telegraph newspaper. […] The outspoken politician called Brussels “ruthless in its negotiating techniques” and said “they are going to play dirty.” …
  • Brexit will harm EU cohesion policy, regions warn

    05/12/2017 8:19:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 05/12/2017 6:28 (updated: 8:13) | Aria Koutra
    EU cohesion policy will “suffer heavily” during Brexit given the anticipated halting of payments for certain projects until 2020, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) warned. EurActiv Greece reports.Speaking with journalists in Brussels, CPMR’s secretary general, Eleni Marianou, focused on the impact of Brexit, stressing that there are two bills to be paid, one now and one post-2020. “The first bill is the one the UK needs to pay before leaving the EU, which is €60 billion, and I don’t know if Theresa May is going to pay that,” she argued. She added that the “cohesion policy will suffer...
  • People are being ‘Winstoned’ by new £5 notes after snorting coke

    05/11/2017 9:01:16 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 11 replies ^ | May 11, 2017 | Adam Smith
    The new polymer bank notes appear to have had an unintended effect in stopping people snorting cocaine. The plastic notes have been leaving people with cut noses after they use them to sniff the drug.
  • Perfect Mirror: Struggle of EDL's Tommy Robinson Shows Disturbing American Parallels

    05/10/2017 3:50:08 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    YouTube, Rebel Media Channel ^ | May 10th, 2017 | me
    After Luton, UK native Tommy Robinson saw muslim hoardes spitting on parading British veterans and their families, he could stand it no more. Robinson had never been an activist or troublemaker but he organized a patriotic march to protest what the shocking scene that unfolded in his hometown. His life quickly changed as the British Police repeatedly brought him in for questioning at the exact times he'd scheduled his marches. They arrested his wife, then six month pregnant, and subjected her to eight hours of questioning, telling her she could go away for 5-8 years in prison on trumped up...
  • Tommy Robinson: Justice For Chelsey — SIGN the PETITION

    05/10/2017 5:38:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/04/17 | Rebel Media via Youtube
    PLEASE SIGN the PETITION at Tommy Robinson of says: Chelsey Wright is a mother of three who was drugged and raped last September. Police arrested six "refugees" then released them and dropped the case.   PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION:   Chelsey and her community have organized marches, and meetings with police and councillors, but none of this has worked. We demand that Independent Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird DBE QC personally intervene to ensure that justice is done. SIGN THE PETITION  
  • UK man held near May's office appears in court on terrorism charge

    05/10/2017 4:12:07 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed May 10, 2017 | Reporting by Emily Roe, writing by Stephen Addison, editing by Estelle Shirbon
    A man arrested near Prime Minister Theresa May's office in London last month appeared in court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody after being charged with terrorism and explosives offences. Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, 27, of north London, was detained by counter-terrorism officers on Parliament Street, near the parliament building and May's Downing Street office on April 27.
  • Watch: Jeremy Corbyn Dodges Brexit Question Seven Times

    05/09/2017 9:29:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 5/9 | Steerpike
    Jeremy Corbyn said this morning that Brexit was ‘settled’. Now, it seems, he isn’t quite so sure. The Labour leader was quizzed repeatedly on whether the UK would definitely leave the EU behind if he becomes Prime Minister on June 9th. Seven times, Corbyn refused to answer. Instead, Corbyn insisted that he would ‘get a good deal from Europe’ – but wouldn’t say what would happen if he didn’t. Here’s what he told the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg: LK: …My question is if you’re prime minister we will leave come hell or high water whatever is on the table at the...