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Bad news becomes hysteria in crowds, new research shows 

7 Jun 18

News stories about terrorism, disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and other potential threats become increasingly negative, inaccurate and hysterical when passed from person to person, according to new research by the University of Warwick.


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Birmingham Council to join MI5 and police in fight against terrorism 

4 Jun 18

A new anti-terrorism partnership involving local councils, MI5 and police will be created in the West Midlands, says Home Secretary Sajid Javid…


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British Transport Police launch counter terrorism unit in Birmingham with more armed patrols at New Street Station 

24 May 18

The team has firearms cops, support dogs and behavioural detection officers…


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Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to attend dedication ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum 

4 May 18

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend a ceremony to dedicate a new memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism in Alrewas.


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Mosque hit and run which left two injured a ‘targeted attack’: police 

28 Apr 18

Police have ruled out terrorism for the Aston mosque incident…


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Birmingham teen set up terror channel while on bail 

28 Mar 18

The 16-year-old boy has admitted further terrorism offences, after trying to join an extremist group.


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Would-be teen terrorist posted video of Lee Rigby’s killer on messaging app 

28 Mar 18

Sutton Coldfield 16-year-old admitted four more terror charges…


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View from the House – 23rd March 2018 

23 Mar 18

ONE year ago on Thursday, PC Keith Palmer was tragically killed in a terrorist incident whilst he undertook his duty of guarding our Houses of Parliament.


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Birmingham man arrested on suspicion of preparing for terrorist act 

22 Mar 18

The 21-year-old was one of two men arrested and currently being questioned at a West Midlands police station…


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Staffordshire’s PCC urges residents to play their part in defeating terrorism 

21 Mar 18

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, is urging people across the county to understand even more about the part everyone can play in defeating terrorism.


Local news
ACT Now – You Can Help Defeat Terrorism 

20 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are backing a national campaign that launched today, to encourage communities to help defeat terrorism.


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Nuneaton ‘terrorist training camp’ arrest man released 

17 Mar 18

A 25-year-old man is released pending investigation, Warwickshire Police say.


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‘Terrorist training camp’ arrest in Nuneaton 

15 Mar 18

A 25-year-old man is arrested after allegedly attending a terrorist training camp.


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Assistant chief constable facing sack for secret papers gaffe 

15 Feb 18

A SENIOR counter terrorism officer with West Midlands Police is facing dismissal for leaving top secret papers in the boot of his car.


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Brits are officially now more worried about NHS than terrorism 

9 Feb 18

The figure was also higher than those who expressed concern over the country’s economic future following Brexit (27…


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This is what Birmingham’s police chief said about the city’s terrorism threat 

8 Feb 18

Chief Constable Dave Thompson urged residents not to be ‘complacent’ over escaping terror attacks…


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Donald Trump and Theresa May dodge row over NHS in talks 

6 Feb 18

The two leaders talked about a new US law allowing American authorities to access data held overseas in order to tackle crime and terrorism…


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Teen arrested on suspicion of a further terrorist offence 

6 Feb 18

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of a further terrorism offence.


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Teen ‘terrorist’ from Sutton Coldfield remanded after alleged breach of bail conditions 

5 Feb 18

The 16-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of distributing terrorist publications…


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Protecting the Public – Building on success, becoming games ready 

1 Feb 18

Protecting the public ranges from terrorism and organised crime to the approaches we take to managing everyday calls.


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Sandeep Samra, 18, jailed for Syria terrorist acts bid 

26 Jan 18

A judge says Sandeep Samra, 18, was effectively “training” herself to watch extreme content.


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Coventry teenager who wanted to join ISIS is jailed for terrorism offences 

26 Jan 18

Sandeep Samra, 18, from Alderman’s Green, wanted to travel to Syria and support ISIS…


Events
The 15:17 to Paris 

25 Jan 18

In the early evening of Aug 21,2015, three young Americans travelling through Europe thwarted a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris, saving the lives of the more than 500 passengers on board.


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Six to face trial in Birmingham over National Action membership 

19 Jan 18

All six were charged after an inquiry involving the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit…


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Dedication ceremony planned for new memorial in Alrewas to British victims of terrorism overseas 

19 Jan 18

A dedication ceremony for a new memorial to British victims of overseas terrorism will be held on May 17, it has been confirmed.