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Croydon risked handing back £20m unspent riot recovery cash

A community activist, Bushra Ahmed, herself one of the victims of the 2011 Croydon riots, has discovered that after three years, Croydon’s Conservative-run council had managed to spend less than £4 million of the £23 million Riot Recovery Fund promised … Continue reading

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Innovative youth group forced to close for lack of volunteers

Tabula Rasa, the South Norwood youth project created by a group of young friends out of the ashes of the 2011 riots, has had to close, in many ways a victim of its own success. The project managers reluctantly took … Continue reading

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Memories of Malcolm Wicks, MP who gave people a real voice

My Life, the autobiography of the late Croydon North MP, Malcolm Wicks, is published today. Exclusively here, ALISON BUTLER, who managed his constituency office for more than 20 years, writes of how his memory still brings a fond smile Although … Continue reading

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MP Reed condemns “disgraceful” failures over riot pay-outs

More than two years after the 2011 riots, and there’s still 133 people who claimed official compensation who are yet to receive a penny to help them re-build their homes and businesses. Those are the findings of Steve Reed OBE, … Continue reading

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Aunt of Mark Duggan to speak at riots film Croydon screening

The aunt of Mark Duggan will be one of the guest speakers at a screening of a film about the 2011 riots to be staged at the Fairfield Halls next month. Duggan’s death in north London in August 2011 sparked … Continue reading

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