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A failing school closely linked to the "Trojan Horse" plot is being investigated amid fears that public money may have been used to fund extremism.

In June, the entire governing body was barred from the premises of Al-Hijrah School in Bordesley Green, ­Birmingham, after it was revealed that it was facing a £900,000 deficit.

Now Birmingham City Council has confirmed it is carrying out an investigation into "financial irregularities" surrounding the school's finances.


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