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An interview with a homeless person in Manchester, UK Special

Manchester - We walk past at least one homeless person everyday, often with indifference, sometimes with contempt. Yet not all the homeless people on the streets are the same and there is more to them than meets the eye.

UK Rioters Allegedly Suffering Prison Abuse

As the UK prison population continues to grow after reaching a record high, there is some concern that those convicted of rioting are finding being victimised by other prisoners.

Social networks oppose UK gov't call for ban during civil unrest

In the wake of the recent UK riots, calls have been made to regulate social networks during times of civil unrest. Representatives from Twitter, Facebook and Research in Motion meet home secretary Theresa May today to warn against this move.

BRC figures reveal 7,599 trading hours lost during UK riots

Courtesy of the British Retail Consortium (BRC), shocking figures have been released regarding the impact the UK riots had on trading.

Tony Blair rejects claims UK riots are symptom of moral decline

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has rejected government’s claim that the recent riots showed that British society is in "moral decline."

Op-Ed: UK Rioters — Cells Are Not The Answer

Those currently being convicted of rioting in the UK are receiving abnormally long prison sentences. Is there a better alternative?

Two men jailed for four years for using Facebook to promote riots

Chester - Following their arrests last week, two men from Cheshire have been jailed after pleading guilty to encouraging looting through Facebook.

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.

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.

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