Insurance companies are being blamed for holding back the recovery after last year's riots.
A new report says more should have been done to speed up compensation payments. Ruth Banks reports.
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Police have launched a murder investigation after a 35-year-old man was stabbed to death in north London.
A man in his 40s was shot dead shortly before midnight by police in Enfield.
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