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Labour leader Ed Miliband today linked looting and riots which swept England to the MPs' expenses scandal, banking crisis and phone hacking.

Appeal over death that sparked riot

A witness appeal has been made exactly a week after Mark Duggan was shot dead in Tottenham.

Barber whose shop was looted is cut a break with donations

A campaign for cash donations to help an 89-year-old man who had his barber shop trashed in the rioting and looting in Tottenham has raised more than £14,000.

Water cannon, round-ups and dye – MPs grapple over response to chaos

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

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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.

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