09 August 2011

How to help riot victims

We've received loads of messages from Londoners asking how they can help. Several groups have started organising local volunteers. To get involved, please visit these sites or join the discussion on Twitter by following hashtag #riotcleanup.

For all the information on clean up locations, contact details and what to bring if you're able to help, visit:



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Categories: Get Involved, London | Tags: Clean up london, Get involved, Riots

09 August 2011

London will come back from all this

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has written in today's Evening Standard that London can and will come back from the riots.

I was watching the TV news in the Canadian town of Calgary last night as I waited to catch a plane, and as the images of a blazing London filled the screen I felt a series of emotions...

I felt ashamed - ashamed at the actions of a small but significant minority of our fellow Londoners, and the damage they are doing to their own economic prospects and the reputation of London around the planet.

In less than 12 months we will welcome the world to a great summer Games in the greatest city on earth - and by then we must all hope that we will look back on these events as a bad dream.

It can be done. But it will be hard, and we will have our work cut out.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Riots