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Today panel: What are the lessons from the riots?

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After a week of rioting in English cities, the Today Programme is being broadcast from Tottenham with a panel of local voices reflecting on events, causes and what should happen next.

Taking part:

David Allen, Tottenham resident and member of the local Conservative party.

Katharine Birbalsingh, who has been a teacher at inner-city schools for over a decade and is setting up a free-school in south London.

Councillor Claire Kober, Labour Leader of Haringey Council.

Moaz Nanjuwany, chairman of the Tottenham Traders' Partnership and an optometrist who runs Hammond's Eye Practice.

Clasford Stirling, Community Developer and Youth Sport Development Officer for London Borough of Haringey and a Tottenham resident.

Sheldon Thomas, an ex-gang member now mentoring gangs and families, debate the cause of the rioting.


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