Tag Archives: Riot

The riots in London: lecture offers historical perspective

The impact of a single night’s rioting in Croydon is still deeply felt, more than 18 months on from 8/8. The impact of week of rioting on the streets of the capital in 1780 would impact British society profoundly for … Continue reading

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Croydon riot compensation still proving to be a cop out

8/8 ONE YEAR ON: ANDREW PELLING discovers some businesses in South Croydon have yet to receive any of their promised compensation after their livelihoods were trashed for lack of police protection For some businesses, the experience of last August’s riots … Continue reading

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“Cameron was full of promises but we’ve heard nothing since”

8/8 One Year On: We find another riot-hit business that received grand promises a year ago, from no less than Prime Minister David Cameron, but has received next to no help since One London Road trader has been forced to … Continue reading

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Struggling to understand why you’d burn out your neighbours

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we will be publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and hopes for the future. One year on, local political figure SHASHA … Continue reading

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Remembering 8/8 risks provoking copycat troublemakers

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we will be publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and hopes for the future. Some, though, including one regular reader from … Continue reading

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Wisdom, tolerance and the riot lessons of Mr Reeves

Last night’s Mr Reeves and the Riots on BBC1 would have been a recommended watch, even were we not a Croydon-themed website.

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Council says it applied for riot aid, but refuses to say when

Stirred by Inside Croydon‘s report yesterday that our council (which claims “Efficiency is in our DNA”) had not yet got round to filing an application for £10 million in government funding for riot-affected areas, the council’s press office swung into … Continue reading

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Minister complains as council fails to claim £10m riot grant

Croydon’s recovery from the devastating 8/8 riots has been held back by Croydon Council failing to apply for millions of pounds in government grants. That is the shocking revelation given by the Reeves family at the national inquiry into the … Continue reading

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“Don’t mention the riots”: Croydon’s Fawlty tendency

The powers that be at the Town Hall look like they are making serious efforts to stifle open discussion of Croydon issues, with politically naive legal threats being bandied about in some quarters, and senior councillors from the ruling Conservative … Continue reading

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London Road stories: Homeless and helpless

The latest tale of woe in the treatment of some of the victims of the 8/8 riots involves a family who lost their home. They have asked not to be named, but their story has been verified and is just … Continue reading

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Absent MP Ottaway doesn’t know what day it is

Croydon South‘s MP is not just absent in body, it seems, but absent minded, too. All the clues about when the rioting and civil disorder took place, with repeated references to “Croydon 8/8”, and which anyone who lives in the … Continue reading

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