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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 October 2006, 10:49 GMT 11:49 UK
Two appear on explosives charges
A former British National Party (BNP) candidate and a dentist have appeared in court on explosives charges.

Robert Cottage, 49, from Colne, Lancashire and David Jackson, 62, from Nelson, Lancs, attended a pre-trial hearing at Preston Crown Court.

The two men, who are accused of possession of explosive material, spoke only to confirm their names.

Recorder Anthony Russell QC set a trial date for the 12 February 2007 at Manchester Crown Court.

No application for bail was made.


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