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I was already born before the last London Olympics but was too young to remember anything about them.  My first Games memories are of Helsinki where the fact but not the form of some kind of anthem or fanfare are still in my mind in that funny sense that you know something that you nevertheless […]

The sound of London’s Notting Hill Carnival reaches us at our flat from some 3 kilometers away. Last year it was the boom of crowds and the occasional snatches of music. This year it was police helicopters.

This last weekend looting and burning developed amongst groups of predominantly young people in London and then spread throughout other UK cities, before massive police presence on the streets led to an uneasy peace. The ability of the looters to stay ahead of the police during the disturbances has been attributed to their use of […]