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Church falls prey to vandals

| Tuesday, 30 August 2005

RACIST graffiti was sprayed over the walls of a Rickmansworth church last week, in the latest attack by vandals, who left more than 250 of damage in their wake.The culprits are believed to have broken in through a window they smashed at Our Lady Help of Christians church in Park more...


‘Revenge’ bomb hoaxer is jailed

| Tuesday, 30 August 2005

A man who planted a hoax bomb to "strike fear into the hearts of the Asian community" was jailed for two-and-a-half years on Tuesday. Bolton Crown Court heard London-born Graeme Maynard, 39, was so outraged by the July bombings he left the hoax device near an Asian restaurant. Maynard planted more...


Racist football hooligan jailed

| Saturday, 27 August 2005

A Neo Nazi thug who orchestrated a pitched battle between rival Aston Villa and Chelsea football hooligans was jailed for 18 months by a judge who branded him a "dangerous man." Gareth Howells was part of a gang of 'Villa Youth' that descended on London for a match against Charlton Athletic more...


Stop the National Front in Kent this Saturday

| Friday, 26 August 2005

The National Front plans to hold a static demonstration in Chatham on Saturday 27 August and Kent anti-fascists intend to mount peaceful opposition. Terry Blackham, the NF leader, has said that his supporters will meet in Strood before making their way to Chatham, where they intend to arrive at the more...


Medway United press release

| Friday, 26 August 2005

MEDWAY UNITEDPromoting the Cultural Diversity of MedwayPress ReleaseIn agreement with the leading community organisations such as Medway Racial Equality Council (MREC), Ethnic Minority Forum (EMF), Medway Against Racial Attacks (MARA) and The Interfaith.Medway United welcomes the decision of the Home Office to ban the march of the small more...


Jailed for race jibe daubings

| Thursday, 25 August 2005

A RACIST who daubed British National Party slogans on an Asian man's home has been jailed. Philip Wigley, 57, left his victim terrified after throwing paint on the man's walls and door. He wrote BNP in red paint on one wall and made references to the victim's Pakistani origin. Wigley more...


Hotel boss is horrified by BNP's secret party

| Thursday, 25 August 2005

HOTEL owner Geoff Lijka is horrified that his premises were used for a charity evening organised by the British National Party. The right-wing organisation, which believes in repatriation and stringent immigration control, kept its identity secret when making the booking for a Patriots' Evening at The Angel Hotel in Chippenham. more...


Editor in BNP web slur

| Thursday, 18 August 2005

The editor of the Dewsbury & District Press Danny Lockwood has contacted lawyers after being wrongly described as a British National Party press officer on the Hold the Front Page website.It is believed the erroneous information was added to an accurate CV of Lockwood which was posted on the website. more...


Serco challenge on BNP sacking

Rob Waugh | Thursday, 18 August 2005

ONE of the country's major public sector employers is to fight a legal decision to force a fresh employment tribunal after it sacked a worker for being a British National Party activist.Serco, which runs Education Bradford among a series of pubic sector contracts in the UK, said it was taking more...


Police officer quits but denies BNP link

Rob Waugh | Wednesday, 17 August 2005

A POLICE community support officer linked to the British National Party has resigned, the Yorkshire Post has learned.Andrew Matthews took the decision to leave West Yorkshire Police after being given the option at the end of a 90-minute disciplinary hearing in front of Assistant Chief Constable Steve Smith.However, it is more...


BNP anti-mosque campaign

| Wednesday, 17 August 2005

Community leaders and residents have spoken out against a BNP campaign to stop plans for a 1.5 million purpose-built mosque in Stoke-on-Trent. The British National Party yesterday began distributing 20,000 leaflets which claim the mosque, to be built in Regent Road, Hanley, will be an eyesore, with prayers heard throughout more...


BNP pulls candidate out of by-election

| Wednesday, 17 August 2005

THE BRITISH National Party has withdrawn its bid to gain power in Burton Town Hall for the first time. The party, widely criticised for its policies and views on immigration and wanting a white-only Britain, had put forward Alan Hewitt as a candidate for the forthcoming Stapenhill by-election.However, he has now more...


Assault councillor backed by the BNP

| Tuesday, 16 August 2005

A BRITISH National Party councillor is set to be sentenced for attacking his wife and a police officer but will keep his job.Burnley magistrates on Friday told Brian Turner that he will escape a custodial sentence, but he will receive the community order after pleading guilty to assaulting his more...


Assault councillor backed by the BNP

| Tuesday, 16 August 2005

A BRITISH National Party councillor is set to be sentenced for attacking his wife and a police officer but will keep his job.Burnley magistrates on Friday told Brian Turner that he will escape a custodial sentence, but he will receive the community order after pleading guilty to assaulting his more...


BNP man accused of posing as Recorder reporter

| Thursday, 11 August 2005

A FAILED parliamentary candidate for the BNP has been accused of masquerading as a Barking and Dagenham Recorder reporter to try and get information from a London council.Hackney Council contacted the newsdesk on Tuesday to tell us that Lawrence Rustem, who was the British National Party's Dagenham candidate in the more...