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Aditu
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Icon 1 posted August 12, 2011 07:56      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Looking at the riot news. Is everyone safe and sound?
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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted August 12, 2011 21:24      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm OK. I know someone offered some "loot" in Croydon and couldn't get home due to the buses not running, but that's the extent of disturbance to me. Shops near me shut early and some boarded themselves up, but I only found that out trying to find out how close it got. (3 or 4 miles)
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Ugh, MightyClub
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Icon 1 posted August 15, 2011 04:44      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Glad to hear you came out mostly unscathed!

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Aditu
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Icon 1 posted August 16, 2011 05:59      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Glad you and your friend are safe!
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Stibbons
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Icon 1 posted August 22, 2011 03:22      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've just got back from two weeks away to discover all this. I feel like a monumental moment in UK history has passed me by.

First we headed up to the Peak District for a "honeymoon", where we had no internet (even mobile) and no TV. The riots had kicked off in London the night before we left (early in the morning) and although we did wonder what was going on, driving around Birmingham surrounded by riot vans, thought no more of it. Caught snippets on newspapers etc, but then got back for the weekend and found that half the UK seemed to have gone rioting.

Then off to Peterborough for a week placement, locked in a ward with no internet access (everything useful is blocked, and it's a mobile deadspot), and when not there in a dingy dorm with no internet either. At least I was able to read a bit on my phone, but mostly I've just been too damned busy. So this weekend I got to discover that half the UK seems to have been arrested for rioting.

I wonder what I'll find when I get home next weekend (he says while on GC instead of packing).

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