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Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn with Darwen gets £600,000 for Prevent strategy

Blackburn with Darwen Council has been given more than half a million pounds to continue its work with Prevent. “Lancashire is a priority area nationally,” said the borough’s public health and prevention head Damian Talbot. Although in 2019, the Home Office assessed that Blackburn with Darwen was no longer a priority area, the borough will still oversee the delivery of Prevent for Lancashire. Source: Blackburn with Darwen gets £600,000 for Prevent terrorism programme | Lancashire Telegraph

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: ‘Prevent is a toxic brand’, say Council meeting attendees

Prevent is a “toxic brand”, attendees heard at a heated Council meeting this week in Bradford, where councillors said more focus needed to be placed on the rising threat of right-wing terrorism in the UK. Councillors said there was a perception among many that the Prevent counter terrorism strategy was an anti-Muslim programme. This has made it difficult to have important conversations about extremism with some communities in the city. During the Bradford West Area Committee, one councillor claimed there needed to be a greater focus on far right radicalisation – pointing out that the gun that killed Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox had come from Bradford, but no one had ever been arrested over this. Read more on the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Picture: The gun used to kill MP Joe Cox was purchased in Bradford, but nobody has been arrested.