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Cameron: Terror threat still 'as real as it is deadly'

The wreckage of a bomb attack on the number 30 bus in Tavistock Square on 7 July 2005. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire

David Cameron has warned that the threat from terrorism remains "as real as it is deadly", as the UK marks ten years since bomb attacks killed 52 people in London.

In a statement, the Prime Minister - who will attend services across the capital later - called the attacks "one of the deadliest terrorist atrocities on mainland Britain".

He added that the recent murder of 30 "innocent Britons" in Tunisia was a "brutal reminder" of the threat still faced, adding: "But we will never be cowed by terrorism."

We will keep on doing all that we can to keep the British public safe, protecting vulnerable young minds from others’ extremist beliefs and promoting the shared values of tolerance, love and respect that make Britain so great.

– David Cameron

Leeds faith leader joins 7/7 survivors for memorial walk

The Imam of Leeds' largest mosque has joined survivors of the 7/7 London terror attacks, plus leaders from the main faiths, to honour the 52 people killed almost ten years ago.

Imam Qari Asim walked with Christian and Jewish leaders toTavistock Square, where a bomb destroyed a bus in 2005.

Four suicide bombers from West Yorkshire exploded their devices on the transport system, bringing carnage to the capital.

Imam Asim said it was important to send out a message of solidarity with the victims of 7/7.


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7/7 survivor visits attack sites ahead of anniversary

A woman who lost both her legs in the 7/7 London bombings will be joined by faith leaders today to retrace where the devastating bombings took place nearly 10 years ago.

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Imam Qari Asim, 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks and reverend Bertrand Olivier Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Gill Hicks is walking from King's Cross to Tavistock Square alongside the religious leaders in a "moment of quiet remembrance" to pay tribute to the 52 people who died.

She will carry a floral tribute reading "Together" along with Imam Qari Asim, of Leeds' largest mosque Makkah Masjid, the Rev Bertrand Olivier, vicar of All-Hallows-by-the-Tower in the City of London, and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, from Movement for Reform Judaism.

My life and those around me changed forever on July 7 2005. I believe in the power and brilliance of humanity - my life was saved by strangers, people who never gave up, people who risked their own lives to save mine.

To them, I was a precious human life - my rescue wasn't dependent on my faith, my colour, my gender or wealth.

– Gill Hicks

Bisexual man facing deportation awaits decision on judicial review

A bisexual man from Jamaica will hear today whether his application to stay in England will get a judicial review.

Orashia Edwards, left Credit: Orashia Edwards

Orashia Edwards, who started his campaign to stay in Leeds last year, fears that he could be persecuted because of his sexual orientation if he returns to Jamaica.

He will travel from his home in Leeds to London today for the hearing.

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Galloway released from hospital after attack

Controversial MP George Galloway has been released from hospital after he was battered and bruised in a street attack, police have said.

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The pro-Palestine MP suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib as well as facial bruising when a man leapt at him and punched him after shouting about the Holocaust, his spokesman said.

A 39-year-old man arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm remained in police custody, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

Bradford MP attacked in street

Controversial Bradford West MP George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked in the street.

Bradford West MP George Galloway on his way to hospital last night Credit: Respect Party

The Respect MP, who also suffered a suspected broken rib and severe bruising to his face and head, was posing for pictures with people in Golborne Road, Notting Hill, west London, last night, when a man shouted a comment about the Holocaust and allegedly attacked him. Police were quickly on the scene and made an arrest.

Mr Galloway was taken to St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, where he remained overnight.

His spokesman said: "George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him.

"It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust."

Mr Galloway was interviewed earlier this month by West Yorkshire Police following a speech in Leeds in which he claimed Bradford was an Israeli-free area.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at approximately 1940 hours to Golborne Road, W10, after a man was assaulted in the street.

"Officers attended. The suspect was found a short time later and stopped. He was arrested on suspicion of ABH (actual bodily harm) and taken to the south London police station where he remains."

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