England riots 2011

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‘It was a case study for what not to do’: the regeneration project that became a £100m luxury ghost town
The plan was to take old railway arches in a run-down area of east London and turn them into a high-end fashion hub. Instead, Hackney Walk ended up deserted. What went so disastrously wrong?

Simon Usborne

11, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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A rioter with a rocking horse – Max Reeves’s best photograph
‘This was taken during the 2011 riots. I remember standing around waiting to see if a burning car would blow up’

Interview by Chris Broughton

14, Sep, 2022 @3:45 PM

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The England riots, 10 years on: ‘Young people were watching their futures disappear before their eyes’
When the 2011 riots broke out, they were widely dismissed as plain criminality. A new work by artist Baff Akoto tells a different story – and shows how the civil unrest implicates us all

Jack Shenker

06, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Why did it take years to appreciate the grievances that sparked the 2011 riots? | Stephen Reicher
The media and politicians consistently blame the madness of crowds, says psychologist Stephen Reicher

Stephen Reicher

06, Aug, 2021 @10:09 AM

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A decade after the riots, so little has been learned
Letters: Keith Flett on enduring anger at a system that delivers for the few, Prof Joe Sim on punitive retribution, and Andy Stelman on lessons unlearned


03, Aug, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Courts failed people ‘caught up’ in England riots in 2011, says ex-chief prosecutor
Custodial sentences for rioters were much harsher, despite a fifth never having committed a crime before

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

01, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘The Mark Duggan case was a catalyst’: the 2011 England riots 10 years on
Key voices reflect on events that sparked civil unrest affecting a generation of young people

Aamna Mohdin and Jessica Murray

30, Jul, 2021 @1:21 PM

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A decade after Tottenham burned, social alienation means riots could happen again | David Lammy
Tory governments have ignored recommendations on family support, youth unemployment and police relations, says David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham

David Lammy

30, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn
Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on

Niamh McIntyre, Pamela Duncan and Haroon Siddique

30, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Mark Duggan’s family: police ‘lack courage’ to reopen investigation
Forensic report claims IPCC’s version of events implausible, but Met police refuse to reinvestigate 2011 shooting

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

28, May, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Good Dog review – tapestry of Tottenham life on the eve of riots
Kwaku Mills is a revelation as a boy growing up amid poverty in this touring revival of Arinzé Kene’s crackling, compelling monologue

Mark Fisher

18, Feb, 2019 @10:13 AM

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If the police step up stop-and-search tactics, trouble will follow | John Drury
Our research shows how the strategy contributed to the 2011 London riots, says John Drury, a professor of social psychology

John Drury

31, Jan, 2019 @2:26 PM

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