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Ten new names added as HMRC renews appeal on 19 suspects wanted for variety of tax offences

In the dock: the thieves who took goods on an industrial scale

Courts sit through the night to hear 2,000 cases as police raids continue to recover massive hauls

The 2011 riots: What happened? What now?

The clean-up is well under way on the damaged streets. Now, it’s time to count the cost of four days of lawlessness and destruction

The looters' legacy: Misery – and insurance claims of over £200m

Insurers, banks – even the taxman – pledge help for retailers wrecked by last week's violence, but it will be a long haul

Two arrested over Croydon shooting death

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of Trevor Ellis, the 26-year-old father-of-four who became the riots' first fatality.

Magistrates toughen up after police and MPs attack leniency sentencing

Magistrates appeared to be taking a stricter stance when sentencing rioters yesterday, following pressure from police chiefs and politicians who accused them of having been too lenient.

David Cameron: The fightback is under way

Prime Minister David Cameron declared a fightback against looters and rioters today as a community mourned the deaths of three men killed while trying to protect its shops and businesses.

Letter from the editor: Altered forever

For me, the abiding image of the 2011 riots will be the sight of Reeves furniture store in Croydon burning to the ground.

CCTV bid to identify riot suspects

CCTV images capturing hooded rioters in the act have been released by Scotland Yard.

Shot man dies after Croydon riot

A young man shot in his car during last night's "unprecedented" rioting died today.

Video: Croydon shopkeepers call for army assistance

Shopkeepers in Croydon call for the army to be called in to assist the police in combating lawlessness on the streets of the capital.

Heritage Lottery Fund: 11 views to savour, saved

Croydon, regarded by many as a concrete wasteland, is to get lottery money to protect its "spectacular scenery" as part of a programme designed to conserve the nation's best-loved views.

Man remanded over attempted murder of PC

A man appeared in court today charged with the attempted murder of a police officer.

Two men arrested over shooting of policeman

Two men have been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the shooting of an unarmed police officer in south Croydon earlier this month in what is being treated as a case of attempted murder.

Policeman shot in arm during chase

A police officer has been shot in the arm while chasing three men in South Croydon, Scotland Yard said today.

Being modern: Ikea

Ikea: it has become almost as ubiquitous as childbirth and, similarly, though the experience may cause pain, we'll always go back for more.

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