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News in Brief: 6.11.14

News from around Britain

Scotland: The racist Scottish Defence League were banned by Glasgow council yesterday from disrupting St Andrew's day celebrations by parading through the city.

The Scottish TUC has organised a unity march with the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights.

STUC general secretary Grahame Smith said the racist group's attempt to organise "confirms the need to redouble our efforts and oppose their message of hate."

 

Remembrance: A war veteran who will march at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Festival of Remembrance has said that television presenters who refuse to wear poppies should lose their jobs.

Chelsea Pensioner Harry Puttick made the comments yesterday after ITV newsreader Charlene White blogged about her decision not to wear a poppy on air, saying: "I feel uncomfortable supporting just one charity above all others."

 

Bonfire night: An effigy of former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso will be burned at the stake during bonfire night celebrations.

The Edenbridge Bonfire Society has been poking fun at the famous for nearly 20 years by building and exploding a 10 metre tall effigy.

This year's "celebrity guy" was unveiled ahead of the society's bonfire celebration.

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