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Home Office decides against changing law to ban EDL marches in Rotherham

Attempts to ban repeated marches by far right groups in Rotherham have been rejected by the government.

Since 2012, 16 protests have been held in the town by groups including the EDL and Britain First, at a cost of £4m.

South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings had had been seeking special powers to stop the protests but the Home Office said it had no plans to change the law.