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Westminster service for Tunisia victims

Prince Harry will attend a Service of Commemoration for victims of the 2015 terrorist attacks in Tunisia later today. The service is taking place at Westminster Abbey, and will be conducted by the Dean of Westminster.

Lisa Burbidge Credit: Family Photograph

Lisa Burbidge, from Whickham in Gateshead, was one of the 38 people killed last June, when a gunman opened fire in the popular holiday resort of Sousse.


Newcastle Cathedral urges people to pray for France

Candles at Newcastle Cathedral Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Newcastle's St. Nicholas Cathedral is urging people to pray for France after the terrorist attacks on Friday night.

At least 127 people have died. Islamic State says it was responsible for the killings.

The victims are being remembered in prayers every hour at the cathedral and a sign on the wall reads, "Please remember the people of France in your prayers."

Honorary Canon Richard Hill says many people have been wanting to reflect on the events in Paris.

Newcastle man jailed for encouraging others to join Islamic State

A Newcastle man who encouraged others to join the group known as Islamic State has been jailed for three and a half years.

32-year-old Mohammed Abdal Miah was found guilty of two counts of disseminating terrorist publications. He was cleared of two other offences.

The charges follow an investigation led by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit and supported by Northumbria Police.

Man arrested in connection with terrorism offences

A 45-year-old man has been arrested in Sunderland in connection with terrorism offences relating to Northern Ireland.

Officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit, together with officers from Northumbria Police and Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), detained the man this morning under the Terrorism Act.

Officers from PSNI Serious Crime Branch, investigating an arms and explosives find in West Belfast on 18 September, assisted by Officers from North East Counter Terrorism Unit and Northumbria Police have arrested a 45 year old man, this morning, Sunday, 20 September, in Sunderland. There are no further details at this stage."

– Detective Inspector Adrian Brown, Northumbria Police
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