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People in Leicester face 'highest risk' of radicalisation

As the government set out its plans to tackle homegrown extremism, police in Leicester say people in the city are among the most at risk of radicalisation outside of London.

It comes just a day after the Prime Minister was in Birmingham saying more needs to done to defeat those who promote violence and hate.

Rajiv Popat has been speaking to those who are working hard to tackle extremism.


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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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PM: Britain is committed to 'destroying' Islamic State

David Cameron has said the UK is committed to working with the US to "destroy" the so-called Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The Prime Minister told NBC that he wanted the UK to take more action but that he would need to "take Parliament with him".

"Look, we know that we have to defeat Isil, we have to destroy this caliphate, whether it is in Iraq or in Syria," Mr Cameron said.

"That is a key part of defeating this terrorist scourge that we face.

"I want Britain to do more. I'll always have to take my parliament with me. We're talking and discussing at the moment, including with the opposition parties in Britain, what more we can do.

"Be in no doubt, we're committed to working with you [the US] to destroy the caliphate in both countries."

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Tunisian politicians set to pay respects to victims' families

Tunisian politicians are due to visit the UK tomorrow to pay their respects to the families of the 30 Britons killed in last month's terror attack on a beach resort in Sousse.

Thirty Britons died in the terror attack in Sousse last month Credit: .

The country's transport minister, Mahmoud Ben Romdhan, will be part of the visiting delegation.

He said: "The purpose of our stay in London is, first, to present our condolences to the families of the victims.

"Secondly, to convince the British authorities that the decision they have taken regarding Tunisia should no longer stay because it is a very painful decision for Tunisia and it is in line with the hopes of the terrorists."


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Carly Lovett's funeral cortege arrives at church

The funeral service of Carly Lovett, held at All Saints' Parish Church in Gainsborough, has just begun.

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Carly's family and fiancé pay an emotional farewell to Carly.

Carly's family have requested that mourners give blood or make a donation to the Red Cross in memory of Carly.

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Carly Lovett's fiance: 'After it happened she told me she loved me'

Carly Lovett's fiance told the congregation at her funeral that the couple were on their first holiday together when she was killed in the Tunisia beach attack

Liam Moore also described the 24-year-old as an idol, an inspiration and a hero.

Liam Moore and Carly Lovett were on their first holiday together when she was killed.

He went on to describe the couple's final moments together.

After it happened she told me that she loved me, I told her that I loved her, I hope she took comfort in knowing that I was there with her. I would never have left her as I know she would never have left me.

– Liam Moore, Carly Lovett's fiancé
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Former Birmingham City footballers attend funeral of Tunisian shooting victims Denis and Elaine Thwaites

The funeral's taking place for a couple from Blackpool who were killed in the Tunisia beach attacks.

Former footballer Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine were gunned down died along with 37 others in Sousse last month.

Family and friends paid their respects to the couple at the service at Fairhaven United Reformed Church in Lytham.

Former Birmingham City footballer Alan Campbell described Denis as "a fun person to be with."

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