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Research into the cause of the riots is being carried out by the LSE and The Guardian, supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Friday, 04 November 2011

Major riots and looting took place over three nights in August 2011 starting in Tottenham, and spreading to 24 London boroughs, and 20 or so other towns and cities across the UK. The Autumn edition of our online magazine, Clearway, will be taking an in-depth look at the riots. In the meantime, read blogs posted by Urban Forum's Toby Bume as the riots were happening.

Friday, 04 November 2011

The government has appointed Alan Milburn as an independent reviewer of social mobility and child poverty, to report to Parliament in Spring 2012. Evidence needs to be submitted by the 17th October 2011.

Friday, 04 November 2011
Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, has warned that real wages have been falling sharply, at a time when the cost of living is rising; likening it to trends in the 1920s. Watch it here.
Friday, 04 November 2011
The Department for Transport has published research into different sorts of driver. The purpose of the work is to better understand how it can target messages to encourage transport use that reduces carbon emissions.
Friday, 04 November 2011
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