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  1. The World

    October 28, 2013

    In pictures: England suffers storm damage

    After days of severe weather warnings and anticipation, England suffered transport chaos and widespread power cuts this...

  2. May 23, 2013

    Woolwich attack: lessons learnt help calm community tensions

    Her hands shaking as she gave a witness account of a savage murder on the streets of Woolwich, Tina Nimmo denounced the...

  1. August 2, 2012

    Insurers deny blame for riot payouts

    Insurers have disclosed they are on track to pay out about £200m to victims of last summer’s riots as they step up attempts...

  2. May 25, 2012

    An education on social mobility by degrees

    ‘Social mobility is about creating a truly level playing field and a fair race. That is why, for example, the Coalition...

  3. May 13, 2012

    MP to challenge over riot compensation

    David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, is challenging the government to take action over the “outrage” that small businesses in the...

  4. February 29, 2012

    Police apologise to Duggan family over death

    Scotland Yard has apologised to the family of Mark Duggan, the man whose death sparked widespread riots last summer, after...

  5. December 9, 2011

    Summer of discontent

     Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots, by David Lammy, Guardian Books, RRP£9.99, 272 pages Instant books by politicians...

  6. November 30, 2011

    CEOs need to join the 20 times club now

    David Lammy grew up in Tottenham, the north London neighbourhood where last summer’s riots began. He now represents the area...

  7. September 8, 2011

    May to hold summit on gang culture

    Theresa May, home secretary, is to host an international summit on how the country should deal with gangs, as part of the...

  8. August 11, 2011

    UK premier grapples with anti-riot measures

    British police could be given powers to shut down communication networks, impose curfews and force people to remove face...

  9. August 8, 2011

    UK government looks to regain initiative

    The UK’s coalition government attempted to tackle riots spreading through London on Monday as Theresa May, home secretary,...

  10. August 7, 2011

    Tottenham ties with police are put to test

    Tottenham residents struggling to cope with the aftermath of Saturday night’s riots are understandably afraid. The north...

  11. August 7, 2011

    Police launch probe into Tottenham riot

    The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation into the devastating riots in north London on Saturday night in which...

  12. Westminster Blog

    September 29, 2010

    The list of 49 candidates for the shadow cabinet

    As I revealed earlier Rosie Winterton is set to be the new chief whip; she is the only person standing for the job....

  13. Westminster Blog

    September 26, 2010

    And the career enhancement award goes to....

    As Jim just pointed out, there were not many turncoats among MPs. Most voted the way they said they would. But some MPs...

  14. August 19, 2010

    A-level pass rise adds pressure on students

    The A-level pass rate has risen for the 28th successive year, results released on Thursday showed, intensifying pressure on...

  15. Westminster Blog

    July 5, 2010

    Stampede for places in Labour's shadow cabinet

    You may think it’s still months away. But the manoeuvrings have already begun. Up to 40 Labour MPs are likely to put...

  16. Westminster Blog

    June 3, 2010

    Jon Cruddas to nominate Diane Abbott

    Earlier in the week I wrote that it would be interesting to see who Jon Cruddas came out in support for during the...

  17. Westminster Blog

    May 28, 2010

    Ed Balls home and dry for Labour leadership contest

    Ed Balls is still one nomination short of the requisite 33 nominations needed to enter the contest. But – if the worst...

  18. Westminster Blog

    April 21, 2010

    Are the Lib Dems as ethnically diverse as they suggest?

    This photograph on the Lib Dem website implies that the party’s Parliamentary candidates are from a very wide ethnic...

  19. March 19, 2010

    Ministers face fire over student loans

    Ministerial embarrassment over last year's student loans fiasco deepens today as the spending watchdog for central...

  20. March 19, 2010

    Ministers face fire over student loans

    Ministerial embarrassment over last year’s student loans fiasco deepens on Friday as the spending watchdog for central...

  21. March 12, 2010

    Lammy tells universities to tap US research funding

    The higher education minister has told universities to compensate for a future dearth of government funding by bidding...

  22. March 11, 2010

    Minister urges universities to seek US cash

    The higher education minister has told universities to compensate for a future dearth of government funding by bidding...

  23. March 10, 2010

    Patents reform plan foresees big savings

    Reform of international patents would save the world economy up to £23bn a year, according to a British...

  24. March 9, 2010

    Patents reform plan foresees big savings

    Reform of international patents would save the world economy up to £23bn a year, according to a British...

  25. December 9, 2009

    'Failures' found in student loans unit

    The government agency in charge of channelling financial support to students has been lambasted by an independent report....

  26. December 9, 2009

    ‘Failures’ found in student loans unit

    The government agency in charge of channelling financial support to students has been lambasted by an independent report....

  27. December 4, 2009

    EU patent overhaul moves closer

    Industry ministers are on Friday expected to take a significant step toward reforming Europe’s cumbersome and costly patent...

  28. October 29, 2009

    Plan to simplify copyright rules

    The anti-piracy proposals will be accompanied by a review of copyright in the UK, which aims to simplify European content...

  29. October 15, 2009

    Review into grant delays toughened

    The government has strengthened a planned review into this autumn's delays of loans and grants to thousands of university...

  30. September 11, 2009

    Lammy warns on university funding

    Britain's universities need to find more money from the private sector by charging businesses for "bespoke training" and...

  31. September 10, 2009

    Minister warns on university funding

    Britain’s universities need to find more money from the private sector by charging businesses for “bespoke training” and...

  32. Westminster Blog

    August 10, 2009

    Further Reading

    David Lammy for next Labour London mayor? Lord Mandelson tells Decca Aitkenhead in an interview that hs is now a “kindly...

  33. Westminster Blog

    June 8, 2009

    Gordon Brown at the PLP

    It’s packed in the Lloyd George room, where Gordon Brown has gone to face backbench MPs; so crowded, in fact, that even a...

  34. Westminster Blog

    June 8, 2009

    The reshuffle is (almost) completed

    Most of the ministerial changes have been made. Here is the list, courtesy of PA. Some initial observations: Lord Drayson is...

  35. February 26, 2009

    Universities slow to widen social mix

    Progress in bringing poorer people into universities has been slow in spite of almost £400m ($570m) of government funding in...

  36. February 26, 2009

    Universities slow to widen social mix

    Progress in bringing poorer people into universities has been slow in spite of almost £400m of government funding in five...

  37. Westminster Blog

    September 16, 2008

    What will it take to dislodge Gordon Brown?

    Since last night’s BBC broadcast about an imminent rebellion from a minister of state there has been a frenzied race to name...

  38. July 14, 2008

    Taskforce to boost apprenticeships

    A "very shocking" lack of apprenticeships in the capital has prompted ministers to set up a special taskforce to solve the...

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