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Compare and contrast: London riots one year on
Channel 4 News revisits four of the worst-hit parts of London to see how they have recovered since last year’s riots. See the before/after photos here. Roll your mouse over the images.
FactCheck: The Met’s bombshell bill for the London riots
After the funeral of Mark Duggan today, whose death sparked the riots a month ago, it is understood that police forces from Cornwall to Northumbria will finally leave the capital – ending four weeks of unprecedented extra support for the Metropolitan Police. Will the government pay up, or will the police foot the bill? FactCheck investigates.
Police release more images after London riots
The Metropolitan Police has released a further 39 images of people it would like to speak with in connection to the London riots.
Cameron recalls Parliament as London riots spread
David Cameron vows to do “everything necessary to restore order to Britain’s streets as he recalls Parliament and trebles police presence in London. There will be 16,000 officers on patrol tonight.
London riots in ‘unprecedented’ year for Met Police
In the run-up to the Olympics the Met Police are dealing with chaotic scenes of violence on London streets. Channel 4 News asks a former senior officer if plans for London 2012 will be affected.
London riots out of control says Mark Duggan’s partner
Exclusive: Mark Duggan’s partner tells Channel 4 News the London riots are “out of control”. Semone Wilson says she is “100 per cent sure” that Mark did not fire at police before he was killed.
Riots and stone throwing, but it’s London not Jerusalem
How is the world viewing Britain after the scenes of street violence? From east Jerusalem to east London, an Israeli journalist working in the UK writes for Channel 4 News on the chaos he witnessed.
LIVE BLOG: UK riots from Manchester to London
After the riots across the UK, the clean-up and condemnation as David Cameron and Ed Miliband return to Westminster to address what went wrong. Follow updates as they happened.
Riots cast ‘dark shadow’ on London Olympics
Coverage of riots in cities around the UK has made headlines across the globe, with interest in the story intensified by London’s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Cameron returns to UK as fire and riots grip London
David Cameron flies home to deal with a massive escalation of unrest in London as rioters loot shops and set buildings on fire. The trouble has spread to Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol.
Risk of riots ‘higher than ever’ in UK, say Labour
A report on the violence, which began in London following the shooting of Mark Duggan by police, made a number of recommendations and today Labour has said they were not listened to. They say that 10 years on, the risk of those scenes being repeated is “higher than ever”.
Cosmetic chain Lush accused of ‘insulting’ Londoners
The high street shop Lush, has been accused of ‘insulting’ residents in London after releasing a new fragrance called Lavender Hill Mob ‘inspired by’ the 2011 London riots.
How We Used to Live – can you spot the London you know?
Cranes on the skyline, MP scandals, a post-work pint. London in the 1960s? Or 2014? Channel 4 News gets confused by Paul Kelly’s latest film, How We Used to Live.
Broadwater Farm riots murder trial opens
Nearly three decades after the killing of PC Keith Blakelock during the Broadwater Farm riots in north London, a man goes on trial at the Old Bailey charged with murder.