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Prisoner absconds from HMP Sudbury

Darryl Anthony Jervier
Darryl Anthony Jervier Credit: Derbyshire Police

A man has absconded from a prison in the East Midlands.

Darryl Anthony Jervier was last seen at HMP Sudbury on Friday.

Last year he was sentenced at Luton Crown Court to four years’ in prison for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

He has connections in Hertfordshire, London and Middlesex.

Moazzam Begg denies terror offences in Syria

Moazzam Begg will stand trial for alleged terror offences in Syria in October.
Moazzam Begg will stand trial for alleged terror offences in Syria in October. Credit: PA

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has pleaded not guilty to seven terror offences connected with the civil war in Syria.

The 45-year-old appeared via video link from prison to deny the charges.

Begg, of Hall Green, Birmingham, is accused of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria October 2012 and April 2013 and funding terrorism by providing a generator in July last year.

He also faces five counts of possessing an article for a purpose connecting to terrorism between December 31, 2012 and February 26 this year.

Begg will stand trial at the Old Bailey on October 6

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Boko Haram mocks #BringBackOurGirls in new video

Boko Haram have released a video mocking the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, and demanding that the Nigerian government release members of their group imprisoned in Nigeria.

The video comes three months after the abductions, and leader Abubaker Shekau is seen in front on rows of tanks and fighters shouting "Bring back our army".

A Boko Haram spokesperson seen in a video released in May. Credit: Boko Haram.

Malala Yousafzai is currently in Nigeria meeting some of the girls who managed to escape Boko Haram.

Watch: Malala praises efforts of Nigerian campaigners to free girls captured by Boko Haram

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Malala: We must raise our voices for Nigeria girls

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who made a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head by the Taliban, praised efforts made by Nigerian campaigners to raise awareness around the abduction of more than 200 girls by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

Speaking during a visit to the country, Malala said: "We thank you so much for telling the world that this is happening here, not only just knowing but also to tell the world that they stand up with you".

Read: Malala to meet kidnapped girls who escaped Boko Haram

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Malala to meet kidnapped girls who escaped Boko Haram

Malala Yousafzai is in Nigeria to support women's rights.
Malala Yousafzai is in Nigeria to support women's rights. Credit: PA

Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for going to school but miraculously survived, is to meet some of the kidnapped girls who escaped from Boko Haram

The 17-year-old, who is now a women's rights campaigner, travelled to Nigeria to help draw attention to their cause.

In a statement ahead of what has been dubbed 'Malala Day,' the schoolgirl said: "This Malala Day, I have come to Nigeria to honour the stories of these brave girls who have sacrificed so much to get an education and achieve their dreams."

More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the militant Islamist group in April. Despite repeated pleas for their release many are still being held captive.

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Protest in Leicester against Israel attacks on Gaza

The protest in Leicester has been taking place this afternoon Credit: Pukaar News

A protest has been taking place in Leicester to raise awareness of the current events in Israel and Palestine.

The Federation of Muslim Organisations are campaigning to get the international community to put pressure on Israel to stop their aerial bombardment on Gaza and allow humanitarian efforts in to treat people who need help.

Campaigners are appealing to put pressure on Israel Credit: Pukaar News

Syria terror men lied they were on holiday in Turkey

Yusuf Sarwar and Nahin Ahmed of Farcroft Avenue - both aged 22 - pleaded guilty at Woolwich Crown Court today. Credit: West Midlands Police

Two young men from Birmingham who have pleaded guilty to preparing acts of terrorism while in Syria, had lied to their parents they were actually on holiday in Turkey.

Yusuf Sarwar and Nahin Ahmed, who are both 22 and from Handsworth, bought one-way tickets in May 2013 then crossed the Syrian border to train with rebel fighters.

They were arrested by officers from the West Midlands Police counter terrorism unit when they returned to Heathrow on a flight from Istanbul in January this year.

Traces of military grade explosives were found on their clothing and pictures on their camera showed them brandishing weapons.

McCann libel trial due to start for fifth time

Kate and Gerry McCann Credit: Tiago Petinga - Press Association

The libel trial of a former Portuguese police chief Goncalo Amaral is due to start today after being adjourned four times. He's being sued by Kate and Gerry McCann over claims he made in his book The Truth of the Lie.

Goncalo Amaral led the search for their daughter Madeleine after she went missing in 2007 from the Portuguese holiday resort of Praia da Luz.

Goncalo Amaral Credit: Ellen Branagh - Press Association

Kate and Gerry McCann from Rothley in Leicestershire were furious after they flew to Portugal last month to deliver personal statements to a court in Lisbon to find that Goncalo Amaral had sacked his legal team prompting another delay in the case that has now been running for 5 years.

Ismaili Muslim community donate supplies for the homeless

People at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, in Hamilton in Leicester, were donating food for the homeless during the holy month of Ramadan.

Volunteers, at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, donating food for the homeless Credit: ITV News Central

Community leader, Zuli Hassam, explained the project and said:

We are packaging essential items, both food and non-food items, all of which are going into boxes that have been donated by members of our community. Some items have been procured through donations that we have received and this is all an effort that we are engaging in for the month of Ramadan.

Children help pack boxes of food and supplies for the homeless at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre in Hamilton Credit: ITV News Central

Children were also among those volunteering to pack boxes for the homeless and one young boy said how people were working together:

It's a really good way to bring the community together and everyone's involved so its a really good way for the community to do good things for others too.

Another volunteer, a young girl, said it was great to help others less fortunate:

I thought it was a great cause to be helping others. so it's good to help others that are less fortunate than us. So as you can see everyone's working as a team together, so it's great to be able to help those that don't have stuff that we take for granted.

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