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The Tottenham striker was on the verge of a move to Upton Park

Matthew Norman: Cameron's biggest test has arrived. Is he up to the job?

The Prime Minister looks desperate. Desperately slow to react, desperately short of gravitas, and desperately remote from the amalgam of pressures

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Ian Burrell explores the backgrounds of the London rioters

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The man whose death was used as a spark for rioting and looting did not fire his weapon before being killed by armed police, investigators have said.

Leading article: The police have misled once again

Once again the Metropolitan Police stands accused of misleading the public about a controversial death. A narrative (apparently relying heavily on police sources) emerged from reports on the death of the suspected gangster Mark Duggan last Thursday. It was claimed that Duggan had opened fire on officers from the Met's firearms unit when they moved in to arrest him. It was reported that the police had shot Duggan dead in response. There was even the suggestion that one officer only escaped being killed by Duggan because his radio took a bullet.

Nigel Morris: Cameron's response raises doubts over his competence

The pictures of blazing buildings in Tottenham, Hackney, Croydon and Ealing look likely to become the defining images of David Cameron's early days in Downing Street.

Christina Patterson: We can't deny that race plays a part

Too many black men have been killed by the police. This is not the cause of these riots, but it's in the mix

Leading article: The lessons to be drawn from mindless violence

Immediately and inevitably in the aftermath of a riot attention turns to what lessons can be drawn from these acts of violence and theft. The spotlight has swung, as so often, to the police.

A dead man, a crucial question: should police have shot Mark Duggan?

Cahal Milmo and Rob Hastings reconstruct the fateful events of Thursday evening that sparked three days of rioting

Cameron and Boris scramble to be first home from holiday

David Cameron cut short his holiday last night to fly back to Britain to take charge of the response to the wave of riots in London.

Diary: Can you tell where he's from yet?

The Berkshire town of Maidenhead has long lived in the shadow of its more glitzy neighbour, Windsor, home to Eton College and the Royal Family's favourite castle.

Incitement warning to Twitter users

Twitter users could face arrest for inciting violence in the wake of two nights of unrest in London, a Scotland Yard chief warned today.

Brixton community slams 'pathetic' rioters

"Opportunistic" rioters were branded pathetic and stupid by community leaders today as fears were expressed of more violence to come.

Letters: This Bill will turn our green land into an urban dystopia

What a good idea the Localism Bill sounded (Letters, 28 July). An end to centrally imposed housing quotas; the empowering of communities to plan for their own futures. But the more detail has emerged, the more the underlying agenda has become plain for all to see: a cynical and sleazy betrayal of our countryside, which must be sacrificed on the altar of short-term economic growth, irrespective of the environmental and social consequences.

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