This Brixton riots situation is just sad people are so stupid why can you just not stay in your house why cause a fuss and scene
So the 80s Brixton riots were caused by Maggie Thatcher's cuts, so how do the people of Brixton pay tribute? A RIOT
In Brixton, demonstrators have gathered to 'celebrate' Baroness Thatcher's death and the lettering of the Ritzy Cinema has been rearranged to say "Margret Thatchers dead".
The south London district was the scene of fierce rioting during the Thatcher years blamed on deep social divisions, racial tensions and unemployment.
In the aftermath of the 1981 Brixton riots, the prime minister was criticised for what some saw as a lack of understanding or denial of the causes of the disturbance, after comments such as:
"Nothing, but nothing, justifies what happened.
"Money cannot buy either trust or racial harmony."
Normal services have resumed on East Coast trains between Doncaster and Kings Cross and Hull and Kings Cross, following the earlier overhead line problems on Tuesday evening. First Capital Conect continue to be affected.
Rail users are being warned to expect further delays today. It's after a major fault on the East Coast main line down to London caused problems for thousands of passengers yesterday.
Thousands of rail travellers have faced lengthy delays today after a major fault on the East Coast main line. A kilometre of overhead wiring was brought down by an engine last night.
It left two hundred Yorkshire bound passengers stranded overnight at Kings Cross station and delays for passengers which will reach into tomorrow.
- Information and advice from National Rail Enquiries
Rail passengers endured more morning misery today when an overhead line problem led to major disruption to key services.Read the full story ›
Thousands of rail commuters leaving Yorkshire for London are facing much-delayed journeys due to an electrical supply problem.
Centred on north London, the problem was last night causing hold-ups of up to 90 minutes on some journeys between London's King's Cross and Moorgate stations and Stevenage in Hertfordshire. Passengers travelling with - East Coast, First Hull and Grand Central trains - are also affected.
The pilot who died today after the helicopter he was flying crashed in London was named by sources as Pete Barnes, reports the Press Association.