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Leicester City Council is reminding people to check their electoral register details and make sure whether the information that appears on the electoral register for people living at their address is correct.

The exercise is part of Leicester City Council’s annual voter registration canvass.

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The council says households will be receiving a form to make sure the electoral register is up-to-date. It also says that it will mean people not yet registered to vote will be able to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections taking place in May 2016.

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Summary: Key plans to help combat extremism

David Cameron has outlined plans to combat home-grown extremism which he said is "the struggle of our generation".

They include:

  • A new Extremism Bill which will contain "narrowly-targeted" powers to target extremist "facilitators and cult leaders" whose aim is to "groom young people and brainwash their minds.
  • The introduction of a scheme to enable parents to apply to have their children's passports removed if they suspect them of planning to travel abroad to join a radical group.
  • Tackling sectarian and communal segregation in schools
  • A new review to look into ways to boost opportunity and integration for minority groups.

The prime minister also called on Ofcom to clamp down on cable TV channels broadcasting extremist messages.

Universities should be ready to challenge extremist speakers on campus and broadcasters should use a wider range of speakers from Muslim communities, rather than repeatedly putting extreme voices on screen, he added.


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Parents can apply to cancel passports over extremism fears

David Cameron has said that parents worried their children have been influenced by extremism ideology and may travel to Syria or Iraq to join IS, can apply directly to get their passport cancelled to prevent travel.

Announcing the scheme in Birmingham as he outlined plans to combat extremism, the prime minister said: "Together in partnership let us protect our young people."

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PM: Poison of extremism must be confronted and defeated

David Cameron sets out plans to combat home-grown extremism.

David Cameron is outlining plans to combat extremism and build a "stronger more cohesive society".

Speaking in Birmingham, he said: "I know what a profound contribution Muslims from all backgrounds and denominations are making in every sphere of our society. Proud to be both British and Muslim without conflict or contradiction."

"I know how much you hate the extremists seeking to divide our communities ... as Prime Minister I want to work with you to confront and defeat this poison", he added.


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UK ground troops 'may be needed' to fight Islamic State

Lord Richards, the former head of the armed forces, says the UK and its allies may eventually have to deploy ground troops to defeat the so-called Islamic State.

"Air power alone will not defeat Isis," he told ITV News.

Asked what whether ground troops were needed, he replied: "It could include boots on the ground."

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