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# Limerick
Man who wrote graffiti saying "Pakis out now" believed Muslims "wanted to take over and kill everyone"
Mark Hobbs, a 50-year-old English man living in Kilmallock, Co Limerick, escaped a jail sentence having pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage.
# whipping up hatred
Far-right group Britain First won't stop using the image of murdered soldier Lee Rigby
His family have asked before that his image be used to promote peace.
# London
Teenager who planned to behead soldiers jailed for 22 years
Brusthom Ziamani was found with a 12-inch knife and hammer.
# Fusilier
Facebook named as host of chat which described horrific murder plan for a soldier
After the solider’s death, an online discussion about killing a solider between one of the men and someone overseas was uncovered.
# lee rigby
UK spies can't handle all of the data they collect
This was disclosed by GCHQ during an inquiry into the investigation of Lee Rigby’s murder.
# lee rigby
Man who hacked British soldier to death sentenced to life in prison
Michael Adebolajo and his accomplice Michael Adebowale – also sentenced today – were dragged from the dock after screaming at the judge during sentencing.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…
# lee rigby
Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale convicted of Lee Rigby murder
Rigby’s family said justice had been done, but “no amount of justice will bring Lee back”.
# lee rigby
Man accused of Lee Rigby murder “loves” Al Qaeda: “They’re my brothers”
Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are accused of murdering 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby with knives and a machete.
# News Fix
Here’s what happened today: Friday
Get up to speed on the scrums at Ireland’s tax offices today, the renewed strike threat by doctors and the landmark report on climate change…
# lee rigby
Men accused of killing Lee Rigby in Woolwich plead 'not guilty'
Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo appeared in court, by videolink, today.
# far right extremism
EDL leader arrested after breaking police ban on Woolwich march
Scotland Yard had told the EDL not to go ahead with a planned rally at the barracks in Woolwich in London where soldier Lee Rigby was hacked to death.
# hate group
Large numbers of second generation Irish in far-right group, leader claims
The head of the EDL said his group would only target Irish in Britain if they use ‘IRA slogans’ or sing rebel songs.
# Woolwich
Woolwich accused disrupts court hearings, shouting: ‘I’m a soldier’
Michael Adebolajo asked to be referred to as Mujaahid Abu Hamza, and accused the trial judge of trying to ‘stifle the truth’.
# lee rigby
Second man charged with murder of Lee Rigby
Michael Adebolajo has also been charged with attempted murder of two police officers.
# Woolwich
Woolwich attack: Suspect discharged from hospital as post-mortem results released
Post-mortem results show Lee Rigby died of “multiple incised wounds”, as Michael Adebowale is released from hospital,
# Terrorism
Three men in Lee Rigby murder investigation bailed
The two suspected killers remain in hospital.
# Said and done
Knitting on the Late Late Show and Shatter's apology: The week in quotes
“I was told there would be at least one nun sitting in the Late Late Show audience, knitting. And sure enough, there she was”.
# London
Sixth man arrested in connection to Lee Rigby murder
A 22-year-old man has been arrested by officers investigating the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby in London last week.
# France
French soldier stabbed in neck outside Paris
Comparisons have been drawn between the attack and the killing of a British soldier earlier this week.
# Terrorism
London police arrest three more over drummer's murder
Scotland Yard said the men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# Woolwich
Murder of London soldier raises fears of 'lone wolf' attacks
“The problem with amateurs is they just do something – and that’s what makes them dangerous,” said one expert.
# Woolwich
Police unsure if decapitated British soldier was targeted or not
It has been revealed that the two men suspected of killing the 25-year-old had been part of previous investigations.
# Woolwich
Two more people arrested as police continue investigation into Woolwich attack
A man and a woman have been arrested, while the two chief suspects remain under arrest in separate hospitals.
# London
Woolwich victim named by UK Ministry of Defence
The soldier killed in a machete attack on a London street has been named as Drummer Lee Rigby.