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The police are to be given powers to shut down protests before they cause any disruption, under government plans announced this morning. The amendment to the Public Order Bill is designed to help officers counter the “guerrilla tactics” of groups such as Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain. Italy’s most-wanted mafia boss has been arrested in Sicily. Nicknamed U Siccu (“the skinny one”), 60-year-old Matteo Messina Denaro had been sentenced in absentia to life in prison for his involvement in dozens of murders. Young people are ditching God and turning to Satan, says the Daily Star. Some 5,054 respondents said they were followers of Beelzebub in the 2021 census, compared to just 1,893 in 2011. London-based Satanist Chaplain Leopold says only a minority actually worship the Prince of Darkness – they just “like rituals”.