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The fight against extremists in Derby is being stepped-up with the creation of a new specialist role.

Derby City Council has been given up to £70,000 by the Home Office to counter extremist ideology and help those deemed at risk of radicalisation.

In a report the council said one of the reasons the role is needed is because the Muslim community has not been "fully engaged" by the Government's Prevent programme, which is aimed at stopping people becoming or supporting terrorism.

The new role will also work to fight extreme right-wing political activity and hate crime, which the authority said has increased since Britain voted to leave the European Union.


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