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BBC docudrama on 2011 London riots banned from the air

London - No one can actually tell you why it was banned, but the BBC's docudrama, which recreates witness and police statements during the 2011 London riots, cannot be aired.

House of Reeves riot arsonist gets 11 and half years in jail

London - A judge at the Old Bailey in London has sentenced a man to 11 and a half years for arson after he set fire to a furniture store during the riots last summer.

Harry Potter star to be punished for rioting in London

London - British actor, Jamie Waylett, who starred in 6 Harry Potter movies will have to get used to a brand new set. He is charged with aiding in the recent London riots.

Japanese return $78 million in cash found in earthquake rubble

Tokyo - The people of Japan may have lost their homes, family members, and their livehood to the earthquake and tsusnami but they haven't lost their integrity, according to reports that say over $78 million in cash and valuables has been turned in to authorities.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg launches clean-up initiative

According to UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, a clean-up initiative has been launched for convicted looters who took part in last week's riots but aren't sent to jail.

Web users encouraged to use stores looted in London riots

A website has been set up listing all the small and independent stores that suffered damage and looting in the recent London riots. It specifically encourages web users to help them get back on their feet by using those stores online.

Police dog on mend from skull fracture received in London riots

Tottenham - A Met police dog is recovering from a skull fracture received after being struck in the head with a brick thrown during the rioting in Tottenham. The 3-year-old German shepherd, one of 40 deployed during the riots, continued to work despite his injury.

Op-Ed: 17 days buried alive

Last year, a group of miners in Chile were trapped underground for 69 days before being rescued; they spent the first 17 alone feared dead, and fearing they would never see daylight again.

Police arrest more than 1,000 people in wake of London riots

London - Police in London have arrested a total of 1,051 individuals in connection with the London riots, while 591 people have been charged.

London police using facial-recognition software to track rioters

Police in London say they are using new facial recognition software to identify those suspected of being involved in the riots described as the worst in Britain's living memory.

Man violently assaulted in Ealing riots on Monday night has died

London - The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that a 68-year old man injured during the riots in Ealing on Monday night has died in hospital.

Op-Ed: Twitter will not be silencing London rioters

London - Twitter is standing firm in allowing anyone with a #140 character voice to be able to access its website, even those who are committing crimes on the streets of London.

UK considers banning suspected rioters‎ from social media

London - Critics and hacker groups are lashing out at the UK government and at BlackBerry maker RIM after British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested the UK could block social media services and get user data from mobile phones to shut down further riots.

PM Cameron authorises use of water cannons against rioters

London - Following a fourth night of rioting and looting across many English cities the British Prime Minister authorised the use of water cannons against those rioting.

Op-Ed: Playtime is over, now there is blood on Birmingham's streets

Birmingham - Today, three young men were murdered by suspected looters in Birmingham. We should consider ourselves lucky the death toll is not considerably higher.

Cameron vows hard crack-down on London riots

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday vowed police will crack down hard on riots, violence and looting taking place across London.

Police use Flickr to identify London riot suspects

London - Metropolitan Police have turned to Flickr to help identify suspects involved in the riots that resulted in the arrest of 563 people who participated in the widespread looting, fires and destruction of businesses in the UK over the past three days.

Op-Ed: Sky News reporter Mark Stone confronts cowardly thugs in Clapham

Clapham - After last night's continued riots in London, fear was struck into many civilised residents who saw their communities crumble, however, Mark Stone - a brave reporter for Sky News - was on a mission to confront these senseless thugs.

Police cells in London full, PM pledges more robust police action

Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from its summer break for this Thursday. All police leave has been cancelled after a third night of violence spread across the UK.

Soccer: Five games cancelled due to London Riots

London - Due to the large number of riots that have occurred in London over the past few days, several soccer matches which were due to take place this week have now been cancelled.

UK violence spreads to Birmingham city centre

Birmingham - Following the current riots throughout London, they have now spread to Birmingham city centre as several shop windows have been smashed.

More violence hits London

London witnessed a second night of violence that saw shops looted and officers attacked in a disorder that has left nine police injured. The violence has been described as the worst in the British capital for years.

Op-Ed: Mindless criminality – the verdict on the London riots

As rioting spread from Tottenham to Enfield, and to Brixton in South London, those on the frontline of social unrest condemned it as mindless criminality.
 

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Riot police on Walworth Road  Elephant and Castle  London
Riot police on Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London
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Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road  London after youths protested against the killing of a man by...
Buildings burn on Tottenham High Road, London after youths protested against the killing of a man by armed police in an attempted arrest, August 6, 2011 in London, England. Twenty-nine-year-old father-of-four Mark Duggan died August 4 after being shot by police in Tottenham, north London.
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Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man during the violent disorder in Ealing on the n...
Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man during the violent disorder in Ealing on the night of Monday the 8th of August, have released a CCTV still of a suspect. This CCTV still shows a man suspected of carrying out the assault. He is described as a black man with a big build wearing a white t-shirt with writing on the front and dark coloured jumper over his shoulders. This clip is close to the scene and after the attack. In this clip his jumper is over his shoulders and his t-shi
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CCTV images of suspects wanted by the Met Police for their involvement in the recent London riots.
CCTV images of suspects wanted by the Met Police for their involvement in the recent London riots.
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A solicitors office and a florist shop are ablaze after riots in Tottenham High Road
A solicitors office and a florist shop are ablaze after riots in Tottenham High Road
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Riots broke out in Vancouver after their hockey team  the Canucks  lost the Stanley Cup in June of 2...
Riots broke out in Vancouver after their hockey team, the Canucks, lost the Stanley Cup in June of 2011.
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A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
Photo by Ben Tilley
Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man during the violent disorder in Ealing on the n...
Detectives investigating the serious assault of a man during the violent disorder in Ealing on the night of Monday the 8th of August, have released a CCTV still of a suspect. This CCTV still shows a man suspected of carrying out the assault. He is described as a black man with a big build wearing a white t-shirt with writing on the front and dark coloured jumper over his shoulders. This clip is close to the scene and after the attack.
Metropolitan Police
Reeves Corner  and the ruins of the Reeves family furniture business.
Reeves Corner, and the ruins of the Reeves family furniture business.
Peter Trimming
CCTV images of suspects wanted by the Metropolitan Police for questioning for their involvement in t...
CCTV images of suspects wanted by the Metropolitan Police for questioning for their involvement in the London riots.
Metropolitan Police Department
Photographs of suspects wanted for questioning in the recent riots that hit the London and surroundi...
Photographs of suspects wanted for questioning in the recent riots that hit the London and surrounding areas.
Metropolitan Police Department
Clapham Riots
Clapham Riots
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A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
A window smashed out in London after rioters and looters caused extensive damage throughout the city
Photo by Erik Hartberg
London riots 2011: Many residents awoke on Sunday morning to burnt out cars and even buses were torc...
London riots 2011: Many residents awoke on Sunday morning to burnt out cars and even buses were torched.
Flickr Beacon Radio
A man uses a parasol as a weapon against the thin blue line of watching riot police officers in Tott...
A man uses a parasol as a weapon against the thin blue line of watching riot police officers in Tottenham, London
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Scenes of violence after looters ransack parts of North London. Burning out cars and stealing from s...
Scenes of violence after looters ransack parts of North London. Burning out cars and stealing from shops.
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