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The wonder of Wilkinsons: Riot-hit Woolwich store returns

Good news after last night’s confusion. Just eleven days after its entrance was attacked during the Woolwich riot, Greenwich mayor Jim Gillman reopened the Wilkinsons store this morning. If you’ve a sweet tooth, hurry down because they’re giving out free sweets and £1 gift cards. I spent mine on a dustpan and brush, which you’ll […]

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Government minister sees Woolwich’s riot clean-up

Government minister Bob Neill visited Woolwich this afternoon to see clean-up efforts for himself, and to thank emergency services as the area battles back to normality after Monday’s riot. The communities minister was joined by Greenwich Council leader Chris Roberts and chief executive Mary Ney as they toured the battered town centre, where most businesses […]

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The night the looters stole from us all

[youtube “It’s just a bunch of bored children who saw the riot in Tottenham, saw there were no police, and decided to see what free stuff they could get from JD Sports.” – a caller on LBC just now. [youtube I was in Greenwich on Monday night, starting in a west Greenwich pub […]