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#UK Riots

# uk-riots - Monday 18 June, 2012

Column: The Young and the Angry need to take themselves to task

Lisa McInerney is a fan of The Secret Millionaire reality TV show – but it has alerted her to a section of disillusioned First World youth who won’t take any blame for their actions.

# uk-riots - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Rioter gets 11.5 year jail term for starting riots fire

Gordon Thompson, 34, stole a laptop from the House of Reeves department store before setting fire to a sofa.

# uk-riots - Friday 2 March, 2012

Two men convicted of 'Good Samaritan' robbery London Riots This post contains videos

Two men convicted of 'Good Samaritan' robbery

A Malaysian student was robbed as he sat stunned and bloodied after being punched in the London riots.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

14 game-changing moments of 2011

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

# uk-riots - Monday 26 December, 2011

#ge11, #Egypt, #tigerblood: the year in Twitter hashtags

From our own #aras11 to the devastation of the #Japan earthquake and tsunami, here’s how some of 2011’s most defining events were captured on Twitter…

# uk-riots - Monday 5 December, 2011

Study finds anger with police fuelled England's summer riots

A major study by the Guardian newspaper and the London School of Economics has shed light on the causes of the unprecedented riots in English cities in August.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Street gangs not to blame for UK riots, analysis shows

Most of those who joined the violence and looting were from Britain’s most deprived areas, suggesting that poverty could be at the root of problems.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

UK riots: Appeals of men jailed for 'encouraging disorder' rejected

Two men in their 20s who were jailed for four years each for encouraging criminal behaviour through Facebook – which never actually took place – have had their appeals rejected.

# uk-riots - Thursday 25 August, 2011

Social network chiefs meet British government, police over riots

A spokeswoman for the Home Office said there was “no suggestion” that the sites would be closed down.

# uk-riots - Thursday 18 August, 2011

More than one thousand people now charged in London riots probe

A significant milestone is hit amid concern about sentences being handed down for those who did and didn’t actually take part in the rioting and looting.

# uk-riots - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Two men get four years' jail for creating pro-riot Facebook pages

Two men who posted messages encouraging others to loot their home town are given four years’ imprisonment each.

London police used BlackBerry messages to foil attacks

Police were sent to areas at high risk of rioting and looting after detectives checked through the messages of handsets taken from people allegedly involved in the violence.

Former FBI, NASA man tracks laptop thief

Greg Martin’s MacBook Pro was stolen during the London riots last week – but tracking software helped him photograph the alleged thief as they used it.

From The Daily Edge Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight Splash Mob

Man arrested over BlackBerry messages planning... a water fight

Social networks are under scrutiny from UK police after they were used to organise looting in last week’s riots.

Teenage boy charged with murdering pensioner in London riots

Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, was attacked as he tried to put out a fire started by rioters near his home.

# uk-riots - Monday 15 August, 2011

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data

The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.

Column: Herd mentality led the UK riots – and it’s also what got us into economic trouble

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that, while it might not seem obvious at first, the psychology behind street rioters is not dissimilar to that which drove the markets, the bankers and property developers into a speculation frenzy.

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# uk-riots - Saturday 13 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

# uk-riots - Friday 12 August, 2011

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should governments be able to block social network users?

In the wake of this week’s violence in England and David Cameron’s Commons speech yesterday, we’re asking for your views on curtailing social network use.

Cameron using Irish mercenaries to fight UK riots, says Libya

A news caption on Libyan state TV claims “Cameron’s brigades” are being backed up by “mercenaries” from Ireland and Scotland.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Column: Riots show the worst in us, but also the best

As English cities struggle to recover from several nights of rioting, London councillor Mike Harris looks at the aftermath.

# uk-riots - Thursday 11 August, 2011

'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure Riots This post contains videos

'Vigilantes' protect areas of London as David Cameron feels pressure

Cities across England were relatively quiet last night, but police have warned of a possible “catastrophe” should riots break out again.

# uk-riots - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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