Manchester Riots

From London To Damascus Where's Best To Live?

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

Cities hit by last summer's riots have fallen down a league table of the best places in the world for living conditions, a new study has revealed. ...

Man Cleared Of Starting Clothes Shop Fire During Manchester Riots

PA | Posted 20.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man who spent nine days in custody charged with setting fire to a clothes store during rioting has been cleared of any wrongdoi...

Convicted Rioters To Launch 'Many Successful Appeals' Lawers Say

PA | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Lawyers have predicted "many other successful appeals" after a woman jailed for her role in last week's riots had her sentence re...

Riots: Woman Jailed For Accepting Stolen Shorts Is Freed

Olivia Williams | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK

A woman who accepted a pair of looted shorts from her housemate has had her sentence reduced on appeal. 24 year-old Ursula Nevin was jailed for fiv...

Clegg Denies Rift With Police

PA | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has denied rumours of a rift between the Government and police over handling of the riots in Eng...

Michael Rundle

Greater Manchester Police Apologises For 'Gloating' Tweets On Sentences | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK

How much blame social networks should take for last week's rioting is a question that has been debated across the media, including on The Huffington P...

Riots And Condemnation Without Context

John Wight | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
John Wight

Indeed, what we have seen being played out these past few nights is stark evidence, as if any more were needed, that we are living in two Britains.

The London Riots Weren't the Product of a Disaffected and Volatile New Underclass - it's Flash-looting and Mischief 2.0

Ben Secret | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK
Ben Secret

If you ever wanted to know what a real zombie outbreak would look like, you only had to tune into Sky News on Monday night.

Looters Steal Bieber and Jedward Memorabilia

Huffington Post UK | George Sandeman | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK

Thanks to the lovely and funny people at Photoshop Looter we can bring you a lighter side to the recent riots in London and other cities around the UK...

Riots, Rage and Race in London and Elsewhere

Katharine Quarmby | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK Politics
Katharine Quarmby

Politicians are happy to mouth platitudes about respect now but were keen enough, just a month or so ago, to close down the youth clubs and other services that gave these kids some boundaries and some sense of respect at least.

J.G. Ballard and the UK Riots

John Lucas | Posted 11.08.2011 | UK
John Lucas

Which author would be best placed to respond to this week's riots? My money would be on perhaps the greatest British post-war novelist of them all, an...

Rioting 2.0: Me-Generation Unrest

Kieron Hayes | Posted 11.10.2011 | UK
Kieron Hayes

I was 17 when the riots that swept Britain in 1981 broke out. Fast forward 30 years and we're dealing with a different beast in my view, the atmosphere's different, Rioters 2.0 don't seem politically motivated.

UK Riots

Alan Miller | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Politics
Alan Miller

I am someone who argues repeatedly that real change, historically, only ever comes about from ordinary people taking to the streets and demanding it. The riots we're seeing, however, are a million miles from anything like that.

The Manchester Riots: An Expat's View

Simon Heseltine | Posted 10.10.2011 | UK Politics
Simon Heseltine

Watching video feeds of the riots, I see places I know, shops I've been in, streets I've walked down... and I see gangs of youths with bandanas, baseball caps and hoods tied tight around their heads to obscure as much of their face as possible.

Michael Rundle

Riots Hit Manchester City Centre As Gangs Set Shops Ablaze | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.10.2011 | UK

Hundreds of people have rioted and looted shops in Manchester city centre as towns across the UK suffer a fourth day of violence by gangs of violent y...